Monday, September 28, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Caroline is a great sport and even while getting squished she has a huge grin on her face.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
On our way home we had THIS happen:
Maggie was much relieved to see the glass guy the next morning to fix our "broked window".
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Every morning I took the kids for a walk along the Yampa River Trail. It was really beautiful. We saw tons of fly fishing--Maggie thought that was pretty cool. (Caroline is in her car seat in the stroller.)
Fish Creek Falls. There was actually tons of hiking but only one short trail suitable for kids/strollers. It really made me miss hiking.
There were three pools on the condo property. Maggie spent all of two minutes in them. But she did really enjoy the hot springs--just like bath water.
Playground at the condo. Caroline and I watched Maggie run wild. Then Maggie came to play with Caroline's "cute toes-ies"
Bowling. Patrick bowls a lot. He's been on leagues since moving to Colorado. One thing we like to do is hit random bowling alleys as we travel. We've seen some crazy ones! Fortunately Caroline slept through it all.
Exploring the Yampa River Boardwalk. Maggie was being naughty and tried to run away. She needed her daddy's assistance is coming back (her form of passive resistance).
Lucky for us, we got an up-close view of a hot air balloon landing right as we took off for home. We sat on our balcony and watched (as did every one else in the complex).
Monday, September 14, 2009
This image is a few months old but since it's Maggie's first drawing of our family I thought we should show it:
Caroline is a great nighttime sleeper and a terrible day time sleeper. This girl (only 3.5 months!) only sleeps about 45 minutes total over the entire day. It's totally crazy but at least I get a full night of sleep in.
Caroline is also the "hold me or else" type. She whines and crys until you pick or up or at least pay her some serious attention--then she's just great. This puts a serious dent in time I have free for housework.
I think the best way to describe my baby is kicky. The girl is ALWAYS kicking at full speed. About 3 minutes of that and I'd be exhuasted. It's amazing how long she can go just kicking away!
Grammy gave us some old wooden toys. Some of the pieces were broken and I said to Patrick, "Why did my mom give us a bunch of crap?". Maggie was thrilled with the toys and while digging through them said, "Mommy, help me build this crap." (We fixed the few broken pieces. We love the toys now Grammy--thanks).
Maggie said, "Mommy, I love you. Now you know. "
Me: "Maggie if you go upstairs you have to be very quiet--Caroline is asleep". Maggie: "But mommy, my mouth is loud."
Carolines 4 month check up stats (9/8/09): Height 24"--35%, Weight 12lb 6oz--25%. Everyone keeps asking how old she is and then seems surprised that she's only 4 months, saying she's really big. How is being 35th percentile in height and 25th in weight make her big for her age?? She's UNDER the average...
"Daddy, can you make funny animal noises? "
Maggie says of Caroline: I think she says, "Oh, Maggie, what a big girl you are!"
Playing with Raggety Andy doll: "Mommy, where is the girl that loves this boy?"
Upon loading all of us into the car: "Where are we going on our family adventure?"
"Caroline is so soft..."
Maggie absently rubbing Carolines foot while watching tv and saying "goochy goo".
Daddy has Maggie on his shoulders and let go of one of her ankles: "Don't Daddy, that's dangerous. "
"Caroline is such a little coconut".
"Mommy, suction cups stick. They help us climb up mountains and castles."
"I can't breath out of my nose" (I look back to see). She has both fingers up her nose.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Patrick took the camera to Ohio with him so I have to thank Julie for taking the pictures and then kindly sharing them with me.
My sweet husband flew from Ohio into Utah and drove a very tired family back home. It's always nice to come home.