Sunday, January 30, 2011

Joshua's (somewhat) New Bedroom

About 4 months before Jacob was born we moved Joshua into a new room. He got new furniture and a new bed. He did really well with the transition --after I spent his first nap period putting him back into his bed over and over as he tested out the new situation. I wouldn't expect any less from my little guy.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

San Diego Trip

We went to San Diego for a week in November. The idea was to go when it was winter in Utah so that it wouldn't be very hot in San Diego. Somehow the weather ended up being in the upper 90's there! Not the best weather to be outside all day in if you are a little 5 month old or someone, like myself, who hates the heat! UGH! And here come a load of pictures...

We decided to splurge and go to a resort that had a room that walked out onto the beach.

The boys had lots of fun playing together in the room. They become bigger fans of each other every day!

I tried to teach Joshua how to build a sandcastle.

But he was more interested in throwing sand in the water and making a mess with it on the cushions.

He spent most of his time driving his cars around on a little wall they had by the beach. His obsession with cars never ends!

Our footprints in the sand. I wonder which ones belong to me.

James and Joshua went out into the bay on a boat. I tried to take Jacob out too but he screamed like a mad man when I put the life jacket on him. I ended up sitting on the beach with him instead.

We spent a day at Sea World. Jacob had lots of fun.

They had a Sesame Street area for kids to play in that had tons of different stuff in it. We could have spent the whole day there. Joshua was finally big enough to go on some sort of ride. I'm not sure if fright or enjoyment was the dominant emotion while on these rides.

Joshua got to meet Abby and Elmo. Although he loves the show, they were pretty frightening to him and it took him a couple minutes to warm up enough to go over and hold Elmos' hand for a picture.

Shamu remains a topic of excitement at our house today, especially during bath time.

We also went to the San Diego Zoo.

We show Joshua an awesome Elephant and all he wants to do is drive a car on it :)

They had an awesome petting zoo for children. Joshua fell in love with this goat and followed it everywhere.

Look at those flushed cheeks. It was so hot!! BTW, Joshua has a little monkey backpack on that has a tail that you can hold onto. Most of the time we let him walk around by himself but when he didn't stay near us or if it was really busy we held onto the tail. It worked great and Joshua loved it.

The kids got pretty worn out. Wish I could fall asleep whenever and where ever I wanted to. Kids don't know how lucky they are!

Joshua is asleep in the stroller here. I love how he has his legs folded while sleeping. He has always been a leg folder. And I love this new stroller we got a little before Jacob was born.

You can put one or two seats on it at a time and the seats change directions. It also carries a car seat or a bassinet and it's much smaller and maneuverable than most other double strollers. See, I told you. It's awesome.

Here's a picture of it as a single. I know it's a bad pictures but it's what I could find. That hump on my back is a sleeping baby :)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Jacob at 6 months

Jacob continues to be a very happy baby who laughs much of the time. I will talk more about him in a later post (maybe a 7 errr 8 month post) since I am a bit far behind right now. Below are some photos my sister Sharon took the day before he turned 6 months old.

 His face as I'm about to kiss him...
 And his face right after I kiss him.

Weight: 17 lb 7oz (53%tile)
Length: 28 in (92%tile)
Head Circumference: 18 in (93%tile)

For reference, here he is at 2 weeks and 2 months and 4 months.

Wow, I'm a little behind...HALLOWEEN FUN

This halloween we had my family over for pumpkin carving and had a lot of fun. We somehow made it through all the pumpkins without breaking a single carving knife.

Joshua, Jacob and I also went to the pumpkin patch in Santaquin with some family and friends.

They had a fun wagon that you got to ride on out to the pumpkin patch. Joshua loved it. Jacob (4 months) decided that it was a good time to take a nap.

They had lots of fun things for kids to do there including a life size maze. Joshua ran from one end of the huge pumpkin field to the other a couple times. It was fenced so I didn't have to have him stay near me and he was in heaven.

Look at those eyelashes. Obviously from James' side of the family.

Joshua found a small pumpkin early on and didn't put it down until we got back to the car. It had a chunk taken out of it but he seemed to think it was perfect. He was so proud of the pumpkin and talked about it constantly for days.

Here we all are on the way back from the pumpkin patch. The kids were all very excited to have their pumpkins although some of them chose ones that were a little too big for them to comfortable carry. But hey, if I was a kid I'd do the same thing!

And of course we went trick or treating. Or at least Joshua and James did. Joshua was so excited to go trick or treating it was hard to get him to stand still for one second while I took a photo. Then again, maybe he was just trying to get out of the pouring rain...  Holidays are so much more fun now that Joshua is old enough to understand what is going on. Watching him get excited about things makes my day!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Free, Very Cute, Downloads!

My sister Sharon is a photographer and designer. And lucky for you she makes really cute stuff on her blog sharonrowanphotodesign.blogspot that you can download for free! Here's a link to her free downloads and here are a few cute examples: