Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Sunday, September 24, 2017
The weather went from summer to autumn overnight Friday into Saturday. Now it's cold and wet. We planted a couple new grape vines and moved a pear tree yesterday. I'm hoping they like the rain!
We've moved into autumn mode over here too; sick kids is the norm now. Last week, Jon threw up, so he missed church. This week, it's Kai. The Primary program is coming up, and they keep missing practices. Hopefully, we've worked with them enough that they don't feel super nervous with their parts. Isaac is singing a solo this year, and this is Kai's first program, so I'm sure there will be some butterflies no matter how much we practice. They're awesome dudes though, and I know they'll be great!
I had to post this picture of Abi because this is quintessentially her. She's got all her shiny stuff (the puppies on her shirt are glittery, in addition to the necklaces she put on, and the sequined ears on the headband), she has her favorite pink blanket, and is dipping Veggie Straws into half an avocado. (Not pictured, but she decided to really walk this week! Not sure wether to be super excited or super terrified.)
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
I feel like the last month and a half was just a blur. School started for all the boys (totally didn't get a first day of school photo of Kai, because we were almost late), Uncle Greg and a troop of 5 kids came to visit (Arwen and Caedmon were included in that 5), we went to Casper, had multiple birthdays, and all got sick. Oh, and Abi hasn't slept longer than a 3 hour stretch since we got back from Casper...
So, I missed posting some things, since I was just trying to stay as caught up as possible. Here they are:
Abi's birthday cake
Friday, August 25, 2017
So... We were too busy camping on Kai's birthday to get any pictures. We went up to Casper to see the eclipse, which just happened to be Kai's birthday weekend. AND our trip up to Wyoming overlapped our cousins' drive from Yellowstone to Mount Rushmore, so we had Aaron, Gabriella, Grandma Sue, Uncle Scott, Aunt Julie, our family, Jeeves, and a few hundred other campers to hang out with. Other campers even caught on and serenaded our little guy with "Happy Birthday." I don't think I've ever seen him smile so big!
I had made Minecraft themed cake pops to take in the cooler, and we got some freeze dried ice cream. That was enough for a birthday party. (I remembered birthday candles, but forgot matches. Luckily, hundreds of other people were camping right next to us...)
Kai is small but mighty! He still wears 2T pants, but he's incredibly bold, and will talk anyone's ear off. He loves any activity where he can run, climb, jump, swing, or dance. He's fiercely protective of his little sister, and adores his older brothers. His favorite color is green, but he's red-green colorblind, so I haven't figured out if he actually likes green or just a certain shade of brown... He passed his food challenge for fish (no more Epi-pen!), but still hates salmon. He'll eat it if bribed with mint chocolate chip ice cream though!
Kai is the only kiddo in his Primary class, which he prefers, because he gets his teacher all to himself. He's super excited to start preschool and meet new friends though. (And has requested to go by "Malachi" instead of just "Kai" while he's at school.)
We love our little angel!