Saturday, November 15, 2014

Girls/Guys Day

Today Remi got to go on his first Guy's outing with his Dad for a little dude time.

Addy and I stayed in while the boys got breakfast burritos, watched the ducks and geese and played at the play place.

Now to me, a girls day at home involves mani/pedis and crafts that we don't usually get to do with a toddler around. For Addy, it's making a tower out of stamps...

Or lining them up to make sure they all get a turn on the ink.

She's always preferred to organize her crayons or markers or whatever over actually using them to draw something. I wonder what this means about what she'll grow up to be? 

After attempting to stamp some things, she made a necklace for a friend and asked if we could mail it her. I thought that sounded like fun, so we put it on an envelope and walked down to the mail box to send it to her friend. On the way back we collected pine cones, which I thought we'd put in a bowl and use for a fun fall decoration. Addy suggested putting them in a jar, which turned out to be great idea.

Just when I was thinking she might not be the creative type, she comes up with a cute decorative idea and then paints smiley faces. You can't put these kids in a box, they'll always surprise you.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A Home Day

We spent the entire day at home yesterday and it was wonderful.

Besides painting pumpkins, I didn't have anything planned so when we saw the balloons rising over our house and Addy asked if we could go on a walk, I gladly said yes.

We saw several balloons in the air and on the ground and one landed in front of us in the middle of the street. It was like we were our own chase crew, in a stroller. 

After balloon chasing, we came home and painted pumpkins. Thankfully, I bought the washable paint because more ended up on our clothes and all over Remi's body than on the pumpkins. 

Gran stopped by for lunch and Remi pretended to read a book to her.

These two spend a lot of time playing and laughing together. Spending the day at home gives them so much more time to foster their friendship and I am so happy to see them becoming friends.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Silly Remi

Remi got his first hair cut the other day. And since it's kind of a momentous occasion, I pulled out the big camera after naps and snapped a few pictures of this handsome little man. 

It was kind of gloomy out so I had the flash on and it was making him laugh, so I just kept taking pictures. Enjoy!

When did he get so big??

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Nap time Chronicles {9.10.14}

Remi woke up from his nap almost an hour before Addy did today which meant he and I got to spend some unusual one on one time together.

We spent our time in the play room stacking blocks and assembling Mr. Potato head. I watch him play everyday but anytime I get to interact with him like this I'm always amazed at what he can do. 

He's really good at putting Mr. Potato head together and I was really impressed when he put all the put all the pieces in the tub with the lid on and placed it back on the shelf where it belonged. 

Today he also climbed to the top of the play place at chic Fil a and knows how to reach the top of Addys bunks. Uh oh!!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Adelyne is 3 and a Half Years Old!!

Sweet Addy Grace turns 3 and half years old this month, tomorrow actually. And tomorrow she will be closer to being 4 than 3. How is that even possible?!?

With this being the eve of her half birthday I thought a little addy update was appropriate.

This sweet girl - she's so great. Matt and I often find ourselves smiling at each other over something she's done, said or created. She has the sweetest little heart, loves her brother and playing pretend.

I bought her an orange broom the other day and she couldn't wait to come home and clean up after her baby. Her baby is like our third child. Addy is always giving us updates on how the baby is doing, asks us to be quiet for baby and wants to include baby in everything we do. 

Addy started drawing smiley faces this week. It's the cutest thing and it me makes so proud since the only thing she had previously drawn were scribbles. She draws a circle with eyes, a nose and a mouth and sometimes adds hair, shoes and mittens. 

This girl is always up to something. Here is a "bike trailer" she made by lining up a bunch of toys together. She's also started using dialogue in her play and often recites a part of the movie Toy Story.

"Andy Im heading out the door!
Mom I can't find my buzz! 
Get another toy

Being a big sister can be tough sometimes, especially when you're little brother is still learning to share, but Addy is doing a great job. She gets frustrated but for the most part is very sweet and loving to Remi. They recently discovered they could hold hands while running errands and Addy cries when she has to let go. So so sweet.

Today she asked me when she could start driving. 
When you're 16.
"And then I can drive up to Colorado?'

She already wants to leave.