Tuesday, October 31, 2006

An update

A is following in his older brothers footsteps and started to crawl at 6 months old. We've always encouraged it and now I'm kicking myself in the behind; there's more to worry about now. At his 6 month appointment he weighed 15 lbs. 11 oz. He is 25th percentile for weight, 50th percentile for height, and 75th for head circumference. He's not saying any words yet but likes to babble, enjoys food, and is overall a very pleasant little fellow.

K is loving school, friends, music class, and is jeolous all his friends are turning 5 before him.
L is exploring, loves to play with friends, enjoys his new nursery leaders, still needs a nap or begs to be put to bed very early.

C started up soccer again and enjoys getting a good work out. They've yet to win a game. What can you expect when you have accountants against Latin players who've done hard labor all their lives? It's still fun. He continues to work with the youth at church and enjoys it. Work is getting very busy and he'll be traveling to Nevada, New York, and Jackson Hole all before the new year.

I've joined a gym, hurray. I'm enjoying my family, home, and friends. Last Sunday, we had a lesson on happiness, on being more grateful and less covetous. I can say I'm grateful I don't have furniture for my kids to ruin. I have open space in my home and hardly a thing to dust. My husband is handsome and wonderful and my kids are healthy and precious. I'm tired for good reason and I'm so grateful for the beauty around us.

Capturing moments in life

Frog Costume

The frog costume is 7 years old. It belonged to baby Angel, my foster brother. He was found next to a dumpster in LA as a newborn. He was 2 weeks old when they brought him to our home. I held him for the next few hours. Every night after my graveyard shift, I'd feed him and get him back to sleep. He was a grateful little guy and never cried. It's a tradition for my kids to wear his frog costume on their first Halloween. Can you guess, who is who?


We've had a busy couple weeks. The kids had a blast today. I'm tired. For L's costume I made the cape, C made the bat, we bought the mask at party city, and used the sweats from last years pirate costume. K wanted to be superman this year but I wasn't fond of the costumes on sale. I made the cape and belt. C made the perfect logo on the front of the sweat shirt. And of course the superman shoes make K run faster so he says.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

An Update

K is officially done with soccer. They lost every game except for the last one which they tied. Up to the last game, K was the only one who had scored twice. The last game they played was with a team that had kids their same age finally. That team had lost all their games as well. But, they tied 5-5. It was great!! Preschool is moving along smoothly. It's three times a week this year, hurray. K is going to be superman this year for Halloween. He's still as social as ever. Kids are constantly over here or he's over at his friend's homes. Something funny he said recently while eating a cheeseless pizza of course....."Mom, the crust is the best part. But, you have to have patience to eat the other stuff before you get to the crust." He weighs about 35 lbs.

L is 2 1/2 now and potty trainedl. Yesterday he ate 2 bananas, 2 kiwis, an apple, and about 20 oz. of milk for snack. He weighs 33 lbs. He's our bottomless pit and a cute one too. He started riding a bike with training wheels, loves Thomas the train, and curious George. L will be Batman for Halloween.

A is now 6 months. He's is more mobile now and manuevers in circles to get stuff he wants. He doesn't really sit still. He has to be touching and grabbing at everything. He especially loves paper. He eats cheerios now. He's working on the pincer grasp but once he gets the cheerio pinched he can't see it anymore and it ends up on the floor and not in his mouth. He eats baby food mixed in with oatmeal. He loves to drink out of a cup. We're still using cloth diapers on him. He's still nursing.

All three kids are sick but that's not keeping them from doing the same day to day stuff. They're as active as usual. We moved the boys room to where the guest room was and painted it. This week we have a Halloween party and a ward Fall party to attend.