M - Hunter, I need your help today at the store. We need to get a little boy a present but I don't know what little boys like. Do you have any idea?
H - Yes mom! I know! All little boys love hugs & kisses! Just send him hugs & kisses!
H - One time Aunt Kim went to the doctor. They cut open her leg and looked at it. Then they sewed it up with a machine and put the skin back on it. You know, if you get hit by a car you'll get hurt. And if you get hit by a deer you'll get hurt. And if you get hit by your brother you'll get hurt. Aunt Kim just needs to learn all this stuff because there are lots of ways you can get hurt!
H - Ugh! Where is Aunt Em at?!
J - It takes her a long time to get pretty!
M - Jim, it's time to get up. Do you know what shirt you want to wear today or should I pick it out?
J - Just get me a green shirt...
Occasionally Hunter and JP will play horse together and surprisingly they fight over who gets to be the horse, as opposed to the rider. During their play it was JP's turn to be the horse and as Hunter attempted to hop on, his horse took off on him which landed his face on the floor. His horse ran off giggling saying, "Your horse was too fast for you!" leaving him behind, crying with a red welt on his forehead.
Friday, February 28, 2014
The past few weeks have brought us TONS of snow! I don't so much mind it...but it's getting a little ridiculous! Last night Missoula County Public Schools declared today to be a snow day, and the University of Montana, as well as many other schools, and offices around town followed suit earlier this morning. It's nasty out there!
You can hardly tell we have shrubs in the front yard! I won't even get started on the back yard!
We're running out of places to put all this snow now. Our piles are getting HUGE! I'm glad I pushed a few of my piles back to allow me to throw more snow on them today!
Have I said this before? I live on an AWESOME street because we have wonderful neighbors! Who needs husbands to shovel for us when we can do it ourselves?! Go Team Judy & Kerry! After lots of shoveling this afternoon, we finally cleared Kerry's driveway of snow...but with all the wind, it's not going to last long!
Hunter enjoyed his afternoon in the snow too.
He was a challenge to get to come inside! JP on the other hand was eager to go back inside. We warmed up with Monster Hot Chocolate. Yumm!
A few weeks back when we had significant enough snowfall, Perry built the boys a sledding hill in the backyard.
He even spoiled them with wooden steps to get up! Although the steps are no longer there, this pile is now massive. And because they didn't put their sleds away, they are now buried. Somewhere.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
I can't believe I forgot to post another bathroom update!
With family coming to town for JP's birthday (2 weeks ago), Perry raced against the clock to finish up the cabinet and get the tile up.
He did a lot of swearing with these drawers, but I think they turned out nicely!
We spent far too much time at Home Depot picking out hinges and handles though. I'm glad we were able to finally agree on some!
Once the cabinets were done, he set to work on getting all the tile up. I completely forgot what tile we picked out so I was a little excited to see it up and have it match the rest of the bathroom.
I'm so lucky to have married such a handy guy!
Most recently he crafted this towel holder for us. I'm not sure this is what I had envisioned but it gets the job done! Now I just have to decorate!
Monday, February 24, 2014
A quick trip to Whitefish allowed Charlotte and Stevie a little weekend playdate. They were so cute to watch!
Let me say that Charli has never really been interested in a binky. She's had one from time to time, but only uses them to chew on. Once she found her fingers at 2 months, all thoughts of giving her a binky went out the window as she would suck her fingers raw. So when she sat down to play with Stevie this weekend, it was some what odd for her to want his binky. All the time. I have the cutest video of the two of them sitting here like this, except Stevie started out with the binky. When Charlotte leaned over to take it from him, he accidentally grabbed her hair bow and snapped it back in her face. No tears were shed but they both sat there in a state of confusion for a second.
I can't believe how big my little nephew is getting! And would you just look at that little smirk of his?! Adorable!
My sister-in-law and I spent Sunday morning frosting this cake, which we all dove into that evening after singing "Happy Birthday" to the birthday girls, and blowing out the trick candles multiple times!
Let me end this post by saying OH MY GOSH CHARLI!!
This has been a huge week for her! First she popped her first tooth threw, then started crawling. By the end of the week she was waving, then clapping (sometimes missing and hitting her face instead) and now this little stinker can drink through a straw. She is simply amazing! I'm anxious to see on Wednesday how much she has grown since her last appointment 3 months ago!
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
It looks like I spoke too soon yesterday saying that Charli isn't crawling, because today she became really mobile! WooHoo! Go Charlotte! I'm not going to go as far as saying she's crawling, but she's definitely learned to move! She worked and worked on it last night and learned how to sit up on her own. She was so close to figuring out her right leg yesterday!
After she had a morning drink and a little breakfast, she practiced and practiced and I cheered and cheered and then called Aunt Kim. I was super bummed that Daddy had just left this morning on a business trip and missed it all. By the time he gets back she's going to be a rock star at crawling!
Here's where we started the morning out at:
After her afternoon nap, she was ready to try again and has begun to get into her own little groove. Hunter crawled on his hands and feet and JP used his hands and knees, and it looks like Charlotte is going to use a foot and a knee to get around!
Monday, February 17, 2014
I can't believe my little peanut is already 9 months old! And I found a little tooth coming in today! She's not quite crawling, but she's been SO close for a few weeks now. She has her arms figured out, as well as her left leg. But she's not sure what to do with her right leg so she just sits on it. Although she's not crawling, she can still get around! As soon as you take her diaper off, she will arch her back and push with her legs and in no time she's across the room, or under the crib!
We've been working on this for a couple weeks, but she finally has it down. She used to do it all the time, until I got the camera out. Now she'll do it whenever! She's getting SO BIG!
She is in LOVE with Hunter!
Or maybe he's in love with her!
I thought Hunter and JP were inseparable, but you get Hunter with Kiki and he doesn't want to let her go.
As long as they don't play hide and seek again, we'll be fine!
Friday, February 14, 2014
Let me start out by saying I don't celebrate Valentine's Day. I think it's a silly "holiday". With that said, it's now 10am and my boys have melted my heart already this morning. I'll start with my innocent little JP.
Early this morning this little character found a marker somewhere. I'm not entirely sure where it was, hidden somewhere, as all of their crayons and markers are stored on top of the cupboards in the kitchen. We've had a few too many mishaps with our furniture (and bodies) that they need to be out of reach. We missed one. Perry heard him rustling around in the basement and went down to see why he was up so early and found him looking like this.
However there was more to his doodling that what Perry had initially thought...
I'm in love with the person he drew! I insisted that we take a picture of his art work before he hopped in the tub to start scrubbing. What I realized a short while later was that he had also colored on some private parts...I hope after the face coloring was done! His bath water was tinted gray by the time he was finished scrubbing.
And then there's Hunter. He was *so* hungry for breakfast that he refused to wait for me to make it for him. As I was helping JP clean up, Hunter got out the toaster and cut an English muffin sort of in half, and popped it in the toaster. When it was done, he used tongs to pull it out and then climbed on the counter to pick out his choice of topping. He was looking for the cinnamon maple shaker but found paprika instead. I wish I could have seen his face when he took a bite of his muffin! He did eventually find what he was looking for and cover his whole muffin in a cinnamon-maple-sugary mess. But he ate the whole thing even though it still had a taste of paprika!
I'm having a hard time accepting how old and self sufficient he's getting!