Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Friends and Fun

We have gotten to play a lot with our friends this week.  We had them at our house for the morning, then dropped all the kids off at their house for the afternoon one day.  Played at the splash pad then met up at the Y another day, then the kids went there another day so I could get some packing done.  I thought I'd be able to get everything pack and cleaned...that didn't happen but I got so much more done than I would have with 3 kids.

The kids play so well together which makes having them over easier than just having my kids on their own.  Now that is awesome. We made Fourth of July cupcakes, played with cars, played Zingo, made bead necklaces and more. 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Lowes - Turbo Racer

We were excited to have daddy home and be able to take the kids to the Lowes Build and Grow, but then he got asked to help move someone.  There are only a few young High Priests that would be physically able to help move so we thought that would be good for him to do which meant I got building and grow duty.  I headed to the Y for a moving workout class while took the kids for donuts then dropped them off at childcare.

We went straight from the Y to the building activity.  Jonathan did fine for awhile and then wanted to get and and help.  We got everything together and realized the back fin was on up-side-down but really couldn't be removed.  Oops. 

On the way out the kids were having races down the aisle and Kevin got upset that his wasn't going as fast (he didn't pull it back all the way).  He decided to run off in the parking lot and almost got hit by a car.  That combined with unbuckling in the car earned his 20 minutes of timeout when we got home.  Fun activity but it would have been nice to have ended well too.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Chick-Fil-A Day

We celebrated Chick-Fil-A day twice.  One location for lunch after working out at the Y and another for dinner with dad.  Free food never tasted so good.  I put together so cute paper masks that Jonathan ended up sucking on and the kids got to take picture with two different cows.  Plus we hit up 7-11 for free slurpees after dinner.  It was a pretty awesome day. 

Kids, YMCA and Rope

The Y is still awesome.  I workout 5+ days a week.  I have gotten in the habit of doing the workout class followed by an 10-20 minutes interval workout on the treadmill.  It works great since that way the kids are there for craft time which they love.  And who wouldn't with all the fun crafts.  Both kids have become quite the artists.  Kherington drew the picture below.  After I pick the kids up from childcare and club Y, if the back room is unlocked I let them go play on the rope and rock wall.  Kherington can get part way up which is better an I can do currently.  I more at Kevins level.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Jonathan - 6 months old

Life with Jonathan keeps getting better.  He has finally hit the 6 month mark!  He has been sleeping in the pack and play in the playroom and taking naps in the crib in the kids room.  It is amazing how much happier a quality sleep can make a baby.  He can go midnight to 6am which is improvement.  The only problem is that if he does wake up between those hours for the night feeding I just do it and put him back down instead of holding out.  I need to get better with that.  I still haven't tried to give him formula, but he takes a bottle every day of my milk while at he Y.  I started trying harder to give him solids, but I tried a mixture of oatmeal and applesauce and his bum went bright red.  I had given him oatmeal before so I figured it was the applesauce.  I waited until I thought it had cleared up and tried just oatmeal and it turned bright red again.  Well, at his doctors appointment, I learned it was actually due to a yeast infection and timing was probably just coincidental.  Even though they told me that, I still don't plan on giving him applesauce or oatmeal anytime soon.

He still rolls around a lot, but hasn't showed any desired to crawl or scoot.  He loves to be held.  He is sitting if we help him out (as in he no longer just folds in half).  I still can't tell what his hair is going to do.  When the sun catches it it looks red, but if you just look at him it looks more brown.

6 month measurements - height: 25.5" (10%), weight: 14lbs 9oz (10%), head: 16.75" (15%)
He is still a pretty proportionate, but dropped from the 20% to the 10% in most measurements.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Getting Crafty

I have been totally slacking on the crafts which is sad for many reasons but mainly because I already own all the material and the kids love doing crafts.  I have been trying to keep the TV off more and have the kids just play so we brought out the water color paints one day, the gluing/scissors stuff the next day and beads another day.  The kids also built a house (the pile of all the blankets, pills of and sheets in our house back in the corner) and learned how to take picture of themselves using the timer on the camera.  It is really fun to see what they think of when they use their imagination.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Fourth of July and Uncle Adam's Visit

Uncle Adam is selling pest control in Oklahoma so he was close enough to come join us for long Fourth of July weekend. Going from two weeks of 1 adult and 3 kids to 3 adults 3 kids was pretty awesome.

After working out at the Y, went to a local BBQ shop called Hard-Eight which was pretty awesome.  Coppell does their fireworks on the 3rd so instead of heading home we stopped and played at the splash pad next door (good thing Kherington is small enough to squeeze into Kevin's extra clothes).  As it got darker we kept waiting to see the fireworks but never did so we decided to head home.  Luckily we saw the fireworks as we were driving so we pulled over and watched.

We spent a lot of time at the pool.  Doesn't Kevin look so stylish?   Kherington is now swimming (probably still closer to doggie paddling) without her floaties. If she stands on her tippy toes and tilts her head up she can breath in the shallowest part of the pool.
On the fourth we watch the Coppell parade, played in the pool and had an All American lunch of hamburgers, corn on the cob, watermelon and layered drinks on the fourth, then watched fireworks from a lookout point up the hill from our apartment.  We could see the firework shows for 3 different cities, plus all the random ones people set off.  It was perfect. 
I totally forgot to put Jonathan in his patriotic romper (it even says USA on the back), so he wore it to church on Sunday.