Monday, July 28, 2014

Water Fun

We love water. We love going to the splash pad. We love swimming at the complex. We love swimming at Tech. If there is water, we are there (except the lake, because no one wants their toddler have giardia a second time). We got Maggie a puddle jumper this year and it has really increased her confidence. Just this last weekend, he jumped into the pool all by herself. She is not a very strong jumper, so if we don't help her a bit, she would skim her bum against the sides. Sam seems to like the water. He doesn't cry, so I say that is good. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Four Months

Three Months

Four Months

This month has been great. We give Sam rice cereal for the first time. He liked it but struggle with the idea of keeping it in his mouth. He has rolled over once (woot woot! this chunk is semi-moving). He is so chilled, discovering his voice, and really ticklish. We love our Mr. Sam.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Cute videos

Best Friends. . . at least when they are older

I often ask Maggie if Sam is her best friend. Her response is usually, "yeah, when he walks" or "when I'm older." From the looks of it, I don't think it is that far in the future though. She will grab his hand and say, "I hold Sam's hand. So sweet." I never could understand why my mom wanted my sister and I to be nice to each other when we were growing up. Now that I am the parent, one of my deepest desires for my kids is for them to be best friends. I spend all day with these two kiddos, they are my best friends.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Fourth of July

We had a great Fourth of July in Lubbock. We went to our ward's patriotic breakfast in the morning, had a relaxing afternoon at home watching the World Cup, had a BBQ dinner at a friend's house (Prze's home), lit off our our fireworks in the country that night and watched the whole horizon be filled with fireworks (awesome time to be living somewhere flat with no trees), and enjoyed the city's firework show the next day. I was not loving the idea of keeping Maggie up until 11 pm two nights in a row, but she loved the fireworks so much that it was worth it. She actually did great in nursery the next day.

Brooke, Bailey, Me, and Sam enjoying the fun BBQ.

Mike showing Maggie how to work a confetti popper.

Maggie is wearing boy's basketball shorts because we didn't realize that they were going to have a kiddie pool so it was either this or butt naked-which yes she was doing for a while, not by our choosing. She is quite to get those diapers off.

Sam is past out. 

Enjoying her first solo experience with the sparkler.

The next night at the city's fireworks. They didn't even start shooting them off until 10, so these two munkins got so silly.

Sam was asleep in the carrier up until right before they started. He was so fascinated by them. I was a bit nervous that all the flashing might cause a seizure. He did fine though.

Elsa's Dress. . .not exactly

Last week, I pulled out my scrap fabric to look through because I was wanting to do a project. Maggie saw this blue fabric, wrapped it around her naked self, and exclaimed that it was her Elsa dress. There wasn't a lot of the fabric, but I thought, how cool of a mom would I be if I made her an Elsa dress tonight an surprise her with it in the morning? Way cool, of course. I didn't have all the fabric to make an actually Elsa dress, so I made a generic princess dress (which surprisingly almost identical to Cinderella's dress, didn't plan that). I stayed up until 11 pm (which for a mom of two feels like 2 am) and pulled it off in about 2 1/2 hours. Mike watched me frantically cutting, stitching, and ironing all night, he was excited to see her reaction to it also. 

Well, this was her reaction. Seriously?!?! I know the sleeves turned out big, but give a mom some credit. To tell you the truth, I missed taking out one of the pins so when she tried it on the first time, she got scratched and wanted to take it off right away. I was able to get her to wear it for about 15 minutes later on in the day. Oh well. (I have to say that the dress looks cuter in real life, maybe it is the frown that makes it look frumpy in this photo).

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Lovely Lilacs

The other day, we went to the Arboretum to take pictures with the lovely lilac flowers. I love how some of the pictures turned out. They make Maggie look like such a girl. I can't believe she has grown so fast.

I thought it would be so sweet to do sibling pictures, but obviously I didn't think it through. As you can see, a two year old is not strong enough to hold up a chunky three month old. I am looking forward to when Sam can sit up so we can get some cute photos of them together.

Sam was not enjoying this at all. Don't worry, we stopped right after this.


Here are some random photos from the month of June.

Maggie picked out a toothbrush for Sam when she went to the dentist. He is getting ready for the real deal.

The kids love taking baths together and when I said together, I mean in the itty bitty bath. Maggie tries to clean Sam, and Sam will kick and splash.

We went to story time this week with the theme of Fourth of July. She was so proud to show her hat to dad when she got home.