Here's what Kai is like now:
SUPER smiley! He's a generally happy guy. Unfortunately, I have not yet been able to catch it on camera, but just trust me, he smiles a lot.
Still pretty tiny - he's 11th percentile for his weight! (11 lbs) But he is tall for that weight, and the doc says he's healthy, so we're all happy here.
He doesn't sleep well... Not as bad as Isaac was, but not nearly as good as Jon. He seems to be making some progress here, but not fast enough for an exhausted set of parents.
He has blue eyes! My genes finally won one!
He LOVES tummy time. If I put him down on his back to play, he tends to whine until I flip him over. He can roll from his tummy to his back though, and does every once in a while, but his preference is definitely to play on his tummy.
He LOVES his brothers. Sometimes, he fusses just so I'll put him on the floor to play with them.
His favorite game is "tongue game" - he sticks out his tongue in the hopes that whoever is playing will stick theirs out in response. Over and over again. He's been working on giggling while playing this game, and I'm pretty sure he'll master that trick next.
I decided I need to try to keep this in chronological order(ish), and there are a ton of pictures to post, since it's been forever. Here we go...
Kai sleeping - I think this nap may have lasted 15 minutes.
Jon loves to be in Kai's car seat. I spend a lot of time trying to keep him out of the car seat and the baby swing...
Maybe it's just because Jon loves his baby brother. At least, that's what I keep telling myself.
Malachi doesn't like the bouncy seat as much as Jon does, but I put him in there when my arm needs a break anyway.
Or sometimes, I put him in there while I clean pudding off of his big brother.
Remember that whole flooding thing that happened here? Here's the pictures of the hail storm that caused our bathroom and laundry room to take on water: (*sigh* and my old van... I'm still in mourning)
Why isn't Isaac in any of these pictures? Because he's usually in school, doing fun things like writing and drawing:
I think all 3 of my boys have a photo like this, but Malachi is the only one who has really enjoyed being swaddled.
I know it's blurry, but this is Jon with stickers over his eyes, doing a crazy man dance.
And this is the look Malachi gave Jon while he was doing said dance.
Isaac LOVES playing with Malachi. He's an awesome big brother.
Jon and I built a fort. It didn't last long, but it was a nice place to rest for a bit. (And play Plants vs. Zombies on my phone.)
The first snow of the season. Jon decided it wasn't as much fun without Isaac out there. Hopefully, they'll get more time to play in the snow together while Isaac is on break.
Lately, anything zombie related has been big in our house. Isaac decided Headless Lego Guy was close enough to being a zombie to be cool.
The three boys playing together:
Mark takes the two big boys to Home Depot's kids workshops. This month, they each built a plane, learned about fire safety, and got a free Lego firetruck model. They were pretty happy guys!
Here's Kai's 2 month photo:
Our new van! (Jon calls it our "new our car") The paperwork says it's brown... Sometimes it looks grey like this. A friend of mine decided we should just call it "chameleon". (Isaac wanted me to start picking him up from school in the carpool lane, but he realized that he doesn't recognize the car yet, so I guess we'll have to wait a little longer for that step.)
We put Malachi in the Bumbo for the first time about a week ago. He loved being able to see what the big boys were up to.
Of course, he's still pretty little for it, so it didn't last long, but he enjoyed that 2 minutes before his abs got tired!
Jon has been playing with Play-dough almost every day lately. Last week, we made monsters.
This is our Play-dough kit - it includes everything from googly eyes to bread tabs to dyed pasta, along with cookie cutters, play mats, and tools. Jon can play with this for hours.
Isaac has really been excelling at writing in school. He was pretty excited to show off those skills at church last week too.
He always illustrates his stories. This one is about dragons. I just liked the picture.
This is my favorite of his drawings though:
Some things we've done lately that I didn't manage to get pictures of:
Malachi's baby blessing - my parents drove up from Utah. We got to spend a couple days enjoying their company. Mark invited the other Sable Ward transplants to join the circle (oh yeah, I didn't even mention that our ward boundaries changed and we're in a new ward and a new stake...). Sue and Marty were able to make it for Sacrament meeting (Sue's purse got stolen while we were there, but that's a story for another post!) Kai cried the whole time, but I didn't have to take either of the other two out, so I got to hear the whole blessing this time!
Isaac's first field trip - they went to the farm. He brought home insane amounts of produce: cabbage, potatoes, carrots, onions, a pumpkin, and Indian corn. He got to ride the school bus for the first time, and said he almost "screamed his head off with happiness." His friend, Gus was in his group, and they got to ride a tractor together, which was the highlight of his trip.
A Halloween party - we invited Isaac's entire kindergarten class. I think we ended up with 14 kids, plus some younger siblings and a few parents. We did some relay races, made Jack o'lantern pizzas, and just played in the backyard. I hope the kids had a good time, because Mark and I sure did!
Ward Chili Cook-off and Trunk or Treat - We're still meeting everybody in this ward - we only knew one family previously, and there's only about 6 transplanted households - so we try to make it to every ward event. This one was super fun. Isaac loves trying the different chilis (go figure, my picky eater is the one who thinks this is the best dinner). Jon just enjoyed exploring the new cultural hall (this one has a stage with curtains). Malachi loved seeing all the people in costume (seriously, he seemed to). For the trunk or treat, Jon demanded to use his Halloween costume from last year again, but changed the name from "The Green Death" to "Toothless". Isaac was Captain America - I went the lazy route and made his costume with Duck tape, a blue t shirt, and a Frisbee. Mark and I went as ourselves - we're pretty zombie-like these days anyway.