Tuesday, March 28, 2017

8 Months

This girl is a grump right now! She cut two teeth, then we had two days or so of our happy Abi again, and now we're back to Crabby Abi. Hopefully those next two teeth will hurry up! Poor girl!
Abi is almost 20 pounds now (just a few ounces shy), and LOVES food. For example, tonight, she pitched a fit until I gave her a bunch of my collard greens. Then, she ate beans and rice, cornbread, and some dark chocolate. And then she started over, begging Daddy for some collards. (While I was cooking, she had also "helped" by eating some bell pepper and bacon...)
Abi isn't crawling yet, but she stands quite well with only one hand holding onto something. She's really good at scooting backwards on her stomach, and I find her mostly under the couch from time to time.
Kai is still Abi's favorite. He knows he can get her to laugh just by hopping up and down next to her. And she laughs HARD about it! I'm so glad those two are such good friends!

Friday, March 24, 2017

We Run For Fun

Hey, I bet I can run faster at the school Fun Run than you can!


No way, man! I'm totally faster than you are!


Look at me, I'm a blur!


Seriously? Is that the best you've got?


Naw, but it was pretty good, right?


Well yeah, I guess it was pretty good... But I can totally do better!


What?! I'd love to see you try!


Eh, I would, but this poor kid looks thirsty. Can't ignore a brother in need!


Right...


(Jon ran 34 laps and Isaac ran 37. They both did great!)

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Abi Got a New Dress

So we took some pictures.
Kai was too busy running around, but he was here too.


We also sang the musical number in church today. It was "Abide With Me," and Isaac did the whole first verse solo, and acapella. He sounded like an angel. Based on the compliments he got, he didn't even look nervous (which he was, but he made those butterflies fly in formation). I'm hoping we can get together a recording to post soon, but I'm sure that won't do his voice justice. 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Old Man Jon

Jon had his 100th day of first grade a couple weeks ago. His teacher had an app that age-progressed their photos, so she put that with their description of themselves at age 100. I think Jon looks like a little old lady...


Jon's essay: When I'm 100 years old I will eat cookies all day! I will have 5 kids and 30 grandkids. I will eat ice cream all day. Yoooooo! I love ice cream! (BOOM)


He also wanted to document his skills at dumping refried beans into a container without screwing up their can shape.


We got a new game that all 3 boys enjoy (woot!), called Outfoxed. Worth playing, even in pajamas.


These two are best friends now. Kai can always make Abi laugh.


I can't blame her; he's pretty fun.


Aunt Brittany spoiled Abi with a new outfit. Abi enjoys eating the skirt.


She gets into her food.


I love this guy!


Normally, I hate sippy cups, but this one is awesome! It's the Munchkin Miracle 360. Worth every penny.


These two are Kai's photography skills:


All 5 hens are laying now! I guess that means it's spring!