Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Texas Trip

I really really wanted Ike to get a happy surprise for his birthday.  Ike sacrifices so much for our family.  So when I was thinking what would Ike want more than anything I decided it would probably be time away from us a guy's weekend.  So the Walker's and I planned for us to come out to Texas and Ike and Kyle could camp then hunt and fish some.  It was a great plan!  The boys were great traveling to there.  We did get detoured for a little bit because of a tornado making its way through.  I wish I had pictures of soaking wet Ike and Brant.  We hung out in Walmart and got the boys dry clothes till it passed.  
These four played great together!  And the boys came back early they missed us so much.  Great daddies!!

 Toddler issues...

These two happy as can be

One of our MANY stops on the way home.....The boys were DONE with the car ride!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Spence 10 months

  • Weight: 27 lbs 
  • Size: diaper-5 (same as Brant) and 12 month clothes
  • Still No teeth!  Still no teeth!!!  Can you believe it?!
  • After tubes he sleeps even better!  I think we are going to have to start making bedtime 7:30.  He takes a nap around 4 at school so he is not quite ready at 7.  If I wait till 7:30 he will go straight to sleep with no fight, and lately sleep through till 6-6:30.  He does better in the pack and play in a room alone than in his bed with Brant in the room.  I plan to try again with that this weekend.  
  • LOVES :
    • Brant
    • Daddy
    • Standing up
    • Eating 
    • Crackers, fruit pouches
    • Being outside
  • Same-Dislikes: getting dressed and cleaning his face... those are really the only two things that upset him!
  • He can drink from his cup pretty well.
  • He is crawling all over the place and pulling up on everything!
  • No change here....Food:  Loves to eat!  He eats any and everything.  His lack of teeth is not stopping this boy.
  • He is taking only formula now.  He didn't miss a beat with the transition.  I'm sure it's age and teething but he started being a very distracted eater.  He is the same with the bottle, but I just decided formula was fine.  
  • Spence's is still so sweet and happy.  He is determined!  If he sees something he wants he will do everything he can to get it.  I love seeing his little personality develop.  

He had to get tubes this month and was a champ.  He did not cry one single time!  Ike would want me to note that he wanted his daddy the whole time.  Where are the emoticons so I can make a frowning face!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Easter Sunday 2015

Easter bunny came...

Here is our little family on Easter! 

Nana was here for Easter.

This is the boys at the egg hunt before church.  You won't see baskets with our boys...because I forgot them.  Ike had a solo on Easter so he went to church early.  Luckily, Nana was there to help, but Sunday mornings are the hardest.  I think because we don't just get dressed and leave.  We have breakfast, AND the boys are awake while I'm getting ready.  Anyway..all that to say we forgot the baskets.  Ike was waiting for us.  His response was it's fine you are late for the egg hunt anyway in the sweetest most sincere tone.  Like that should console me. HA!  Welcome to our world. 

Spence's first Easter was great.  He loves plastic eggs just like his brother.

After lunch Spence decided that today which was Easter and Ike's Birthday (more on that later) was a great day to start crawling.  Happy birthday Daddy!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Kid fest!

We learned that our little town has an event called Kidfest every year at the park that we love so much.  I was so pumped about taking the boys.  They had a variety of activities.  I just knew Brant would love it, and we were glad Nana could go with us!  

They had a sea lion show!

Spence and Daddy!

Probably one of Brant's favorite things was the bubble pools

Or maybe the Carousel... 

Then we had nachos and funnel cake for lunch!  I love some fair food!

Such a good daddy!

Then just to be sure they were good and worn out we went over to the playground.  
Sweet brothers!

The Easter bunny was there too.  I thought Brant would freak out, but not at all!  He wanted to touch him.  Spence was just all smiles!

This was Spence on the way home.  I would say we were successful in wearing them out.  

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Show and tell

Ike and I LOVE to travel.  We spend a lot of our travels visiting family/friends.  A few years ago (I guess really like 4 years, wow time flies)  we went on a cruise just the two of us.  Other than our honeymoon we had never traveled alone.  We always traveled to see family/friends or with family/friends so this was really nice!  It was the most relaxing trip I have ever been on!  There was no agenda to follow.  We could do as much or as little as we wanted.  It was perfect!  

I am looking forward to many, many trips to come!  I can't wait to travel with the boys too!  I know we will love making memories with them.  But I will always look forward to trips when I can have this guy all to myself!

Just for fun...I was thinking I wonder what Ike would say was his favorite trip ever...I would guess hands down it was a ski trip we went on with a group of friends while we were dating.  I will have to confirm this.