Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fun times!

Happy Thursday! Boy, do I hope these "warm" temperatures continue to stick around, I am ready for spring!!

In the last two weeks we've gained a nephew, Lena has started eating cereal, and Milo is FINALLY showing an interest in writing and drawing (okay, it's been one day, but a girl/former teacher can dream, right?).

My sister, Stacy, had a baby boy, Joseph (Joey) Elliot on March 21 at a healthy 9 lbs 3 oz and 20.5 inches long. He's a sweet little thing that loves to be held, and anyone who knows my husband knows that he was a baby hog for the short time he was in Fort Wayne last weekend. :)

Here are some new pictures:

Lena wearing the bunny ears.

Milo in the bunny ears and doing his "check" face. He clicks his tongue, winks, says "check", and makes a check sign with his hand. It cracks us up and I thought our friend was going to die of laughter when he did it for her at lunch one day. Once he realized Colleen thought it was funny he kept doing it, HILARIOUS!!!

This is Milo's first full-body drawing!!! It's a picture of me, can't you tell??? Hey, it has a head, hair, arms and feet, I'll take it! You can also see the "A" that he drew right under it, that was all on his own!

After he wrote his name (not pictured), I asked him if he wanted to write "Lena" and he said yes. I suggested to him that he trace my letters but he just looked at them and wrote his own. We did go one letter at a time.

Lena and Joey! What a size difference 5.5 months makes!

Milo drew this race car first. He's NEVER drawn a car before, so Jesse and I were both very excited. The only thing he's really drawn in the past that anyone can recognize is a smiley face, although in almost all cards he draws a bunch of crazy lines that he says is a roller coaster.

Lena started on cereal a week ago and she's slowly getting the hang of it. I waited until Milo's 6 month birthday to start him on it, but with Lena I felt like she desired it more. She stares at you like a dog waiting for you to drop food and doesn't take a bottle well like Milo did when I try and go out, so hopefully this will help. This was Milo's first time helping to feed her.

We are hopefully going out Saturday morning to watch 4H launch some rockets-Milo doesn't know yet, his head might explode if we tell him too far ahead! I will try and remember the camera...

Friday, March 18, 2011

Spring is Almost Here!

I am SO excited about this weather! I went outside for a second this morning and even though it was a bit cool, the sun was shining and there were birds chirping, horray!!!

Yesterday was St. Patrick's Day so the kids and I had some green on and spent a lot of the day either gone or playing outside! Milo and I even split a Shamrock Shake, delicious!

Lena is now 5 months old, where has the time gone??? She sits up by herself (with the boppy behind her just in case she decides to flop, which does happen), loves the Johnny Jump-Up, playing in the saucer, and is FINALLY back to sleeping at least 10 hours straight at night. After she got sick back in January it took over a month for her to sleep really well again. She absolutely LOVES her big brother and grins every time she sees him. Don't worry, the feeling's mutual, Milo always tells her "sweet dreams" at nap time and asks her how her "sweet dreams" were when she wakes up.

Lena does only nap for 30-45 minutes at a time and then is only up for 1.5-2 hours before she goes back down. I can't complain since she's happy when she wakes up and is sleeping through the night! She is still eating every 2 hours, though. Ugh. We will start her on cereal on her 6 month birthday. Jesse's excited because that means he gets to help even more! What a great dad, he wants to be involved in every aspect of our children's lives!

Here are some pictures from the last month and a half:

My big, pretty girl sitting up by herself, enjoying the nice weather!

Milo's first ride on his bike this year-he actually pedaled it himself!!! He's practicing so we can ride down to the park, etc.

Riding his scooter-he was so proud of himself when he got both feet off the ground and was still moving, he even this little move/gesture when he would stop, it was so cute!!!

Lena loving the sunshine in her St. Patty's outfit.

Whose child is this? Corndog stick in one hand, cupcake in another...

Lena loving the Johnny Jump-up, she will get this awesome look of concentration and grab the straps, then jump.

For Jesse's birthday he decided that he wanted to go to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. We went on a Tuesday and Milo was in HEAVEN! This is Milo in front of the "bullet train". Our child will randomly say, "I miss my bullet train, I need to go see it." We've assured him that we will go back, we just don't know when.

We don't know where or what started this, but Milo loves to make a "big belly" and "big back". He takes stuffed animals (or in this case balls) and shoves them up his shirt. Here's he's playing with Kassidy. Every day he makes a big belly, and even calls his bedroom his "Big Belly Store". It's adorable, maybe he's trying to look like Mommy and Daddy...

The first nice day outside a few weeks ago. Milo decided to dig a hole, but couldn't tell me what was going to go in the hole.

Lena's 5 month picture, very happy little girl!

Have a great weekend!!!