I found 2 cute toys in the toy box today!
Friday, December 23, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
We went back to the doctor for Easton's ear check up... turns out both ears are infected again, plus he has broncioloitis. Weird because he is about the same age to the day that Blake was when she had bronciolitis and RSV. Easton tested neg for RSV though!
I asked to have Blake checked too because she has a cough, runny nose, and had a fever for 3 days... turns out she just has a cold but is on the upside of it. Let's hope they're all better soon.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Easton is a fast little guy and can crawl and get into what he wants faster than I can react sometimes! He loves to pull up to stand, cruise furniture and other things and has tried to stand alone several times (sometimes successful for a few seconds!). Thankfully he is not walking yet, but loves to push toys, boxes, or anything that moves to walk behind. Easton loves to give slobbery kisses, and bounces up and down when he gets excited.
He still has just 6 teeth, and is currently real slobbery and chewing on fingers so maybe another one is on the way. Easton can wave bye-bye, but doesn't do it often, loves to open cabinets to play with the insides, or closets, or anything really.
He has been a little fussy for a couple days with a runny nose and husky voice, like congestion... but as soon as I got the camera out for this, he turned on the charm! Easton started bouncing, kicking out his legs, stretching his arms, laughing... it was so funny.
Like I mentioned, he loves to initiate peek-a-boo games, and a favorite place to play is the playhouse in his room. He walks around the back side and steps on the base to peek over the top and off the side. You can see in his eyes how excited he is to play this way... I start saying "where's Easton? There he is... and peek-a-boo" and his eyes light up and he keeps peeking over and over.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The gingerbread house came pre-assembled, so we just made the icing and decorated it... and by decorated it, I mean we stuck whatever candy that Blake didn't eat on the house!
Although she did complain that some candy was too hard, which is because I bought the house on clearance after last Christmas. Oops.
Blake loves ice cream. Tim laughs and says "yep, she's your daughter" because I looooove ice cream! It runs in the family, right Poppa? She was really excited when Tim and I told her that you can make ice cream from snow. She was already loving just plain snow, so I knew she would love it all sugared up.
We went with vanilla, because that's her flavor of choice right now...
but minutes into eating it, she asked if we could make chocolate, too. Sure! Can you tell she likes it???
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Well as I've been discovering already, boys are a whole different world! I can see Easton's wheels turning as he tries to figure out how to climb on things, or he will completely empty a drawer of underwear before I can even blink... busy in a whole new way than Blake was.
As of earlier today, my broken ornament count was at 5 (I keep thinking they've all been moved high enough...) but then we went to Dillard's. As I was browsing at a display table with Easton in one arm and something in my other I was looking for the price on, I tried too late to warn Tim to help me release the ornament from Easton's grasp. He grabbed a glass ornament from the tabletop Christmas tree next to us and down it went. All I could do was watch as the tree fell and the loudest crash ever filled the store. And then you heard a collective gasp from the crowd. Sooo embarrassing. I wanted to laugh but in my head I was estimating how much we would be spending on the broken glass ornaments... lucky for us, they were very gracious and were only worried about Easton's safety and declined any help towards the mess!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
The weekend before Thanksgiving we were in Frisco for Kane’s wedding. The beautiful reception was held at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, and it was fun! Loved how Kane serenaded his bride to "Don't Know Much" for their first dance!
Blake did not like all the pictures being taken but she had a ball dancing all around the place. I sure got my exercise chasing her around in my heels! She is still talking about the wedding with the airplanes, and wants to go back to it, and to the hotel we stayed in that night.
We ate well, drank a little, caught up with friends, but I left early with the kiddos because Easton was turning into a pumpkin. (it was time to go!) No, he didn't drink any, he just liked gnawing on the cold bottle! ha ha
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
So we get there, wait the short amount for our turn, and we're ready. I purposely turn to the photographer and ask "are you ready or do I need to wait?" She says she's ready whenever I am, so we sit the kids down and everybody's smiling! Blake is happy, Easton is happy, such a great picture and memory!! I was standing in front of the photographer kinda to the side to make sure they were both looking in the right direction, so I turn to look at the photographer and nothing! Then Easton turned to see who was holding him, and started screaming-crying! And the photographer starts clicking pictures. Ha! Merry Christmas.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Blake played a little.... but she mostly just wanted to eat it! I had to tell her only eat the clean snow, ha ha!
I stayed inside with Easton. He is being extra-cute these days playing peek-a-boo himself (he'll take Tim's hat and hide behind it and then lift it up, or hold his hands together covering his face and then lift them above his head like this picture for the "boo!"
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Last night we decided to join some friends downtown to watch the Christmas Parade. We bundled up, Easton slept in his stroller, and we had a ball. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was a good size parade with cute floats, free hot cocoa, fire pits, food trucks... lots of stuff. Blake and Geneva liked dancing to all the marching bands playing carols and picking up the candy being thrown. The downtown Christmas tree was going to light up at 9:00 so we obviously didn't see that, but we had fun!
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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Thanks and Merry Christmas!
Monday, November 28, 2011
We always wanted a square, counter-height table and I wanted a table big enough to seat more than just us 4. As we were walking through Sam's the other day, we found this table which is exactly what we wanted! It seats 8 with the leaf, and 6 without the leaf (which stores in the table!! love it) Merry Christmas!
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Easton went to Dr. B's this morning for his well check. He weighed in at 20 lbs 5 ounces (75th percentile) and is 29 inches long (45th percentile). He said Easton was tall and trim, but it seems more like a little guy's stats. We'll see! He was very pleased with development and his appearance, said everything was great. Easton does have an ear infection and appears to be getting over an infection in the other ear. My tough guy didn't even act bad... but I guess that explains his attachment to me and waking up more at night lately! No shots today!
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Bad mom alert... I got my days off and thought today was the 14th, so I missed posting on the 15th! Anyway, Easton's 9 month "birthday" was Tuesday, and I can't believe how fast time is flying.
Easton is so busy, so fast, and so curious. He would hardly sit in the chair for pictures. My little boy loves to stand, open things up and pull everything out, bang on things, throw things, give slobbery kisses, pull all of Blake's bows off her bow holder and otherwise terrorize his sister (ha ha.... she doesn't like him in her stuff, get used to it sister!).
He made a big step yesterday by being able to place his feet on the floor to stand up rather than pushing up from the tops of his feet. Thankfully, he still isn't standing on his own. Easton is a fast crawler! I hope he continues to crawl as long as possible.
His new thing is opening drawers, and pulling back on them over and over.
9 month appt is next week, so check back for his stats. We're off to Frisco for Kane's wedding today...
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The computer desk stayed a mess due to the fact that there was virtually no storage anywhere near it. Also, anytime I was in the middle of another crafty project, I moved my stuff from the kitchen table where I was working to the desk to be out of the way. Hated it! Besides I think the 10 years I've had that desk (from college) is long enough!
After being totally inspired by this desk I just knew I could do something similar! Big thanks to my understanding husband who lets me tackle crazy things like this, and to my dad for his power tools! So I ripped apart my husband's two closets (isn't he great!?) and condensed him to one, moving the single rods from both closets into the second closet making it a double rod closet! Still has two rods and two shelves, all his stuff is just in one closet not two.
Once my "cave" was empty, I put in two pieces of wood (paint grade shelving from Lowe's) one 16" deep for the desktop and one 12" deep for the overhead shelf. The vertical shelving on the left side was a piece of furniture from my high school days that was previously used in the kids' nursery. I popped the top and bottom off and it is the perfect way to mimic a built-in!
Some caulk, paint, and accessories from around the house... I am very happy! Now if I have lots of places to store things, but if something should be out on my desk, I'll just close the closet doors. Problem solved!
If you're wondering, my file cabinet and shredder are tucked neatly under the desk on the left, and the computer tower and printer tucked away on the right. I love everything being out of the way and out of sight!
My mom cave is not dark as it appears, thanks camera...