Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sad face

Ethan does a really silly sad/mad face on command. It reminds me of that YouTube video of the little boy in the high chair doing the evil look, because he can't hold it for very long without laughing. Pretty funny. I couldn't get a very good picture because he'd hold it for a second and then want to see the picture of it right away.

He got shy and wouldn't do it anymore. It's pretty hysterical in person.

On another note, Chase has started sitting up really well on his own. He can hold it for about 10-15 seconds before he starts to topple over, but I bet it won't be too long before he's doing it for good! Also he's started scooting around some when he's on his tummy, he mostly rotates around in one spot but the other day I found him under the coffee table.

As you can tell he likes his fingers
Starting to fall...
And face plant!
But still one happy kid :)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Eric's Amazing Birthday Cake

Created by Eric's Amazing Wife. Isn't he one lucky man?
Happy 26th Birthday Eric!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Hiatus Rationale, and an update

So I'm blaming my lack of blogging on several things- no camera battery, wedding stuff, and Grey's Anatomy. I blame the last one on my sister who let me borrow the first season, and now Eric and I are hooked. We found a website online where you can watch full episodes, its pretty dangerous. We are already on the fourth season!

But maybe I should stop giving excuses and just give an update. Sorry, my camera is out of battery and I keep forgetting to charge it so no pictures this time.
Ethan and Chase were both weighed yesterday-- Ethan came in at 26 lbs 6 oz, which is the same as he was at his 2 year appointment 5 months ago. No surprise there, that kid never wants to eat. But Chase has gained yet another pound and a half, and now weighs 17 lbs 14 oz. When is he going to slow down?! He's going to be too big for his car seat in another couple months.
I've been having more fun with my boys the last few weeks, Chase just all of a sudden seemed able to interact and became a lot more fun. He is able to roll over onto his stomach but can't roll back, so he gets frustrated because he doesn't like being on his tummy for too long. He eats rice cereal really well, and we've just started introducing other vegetables like squash and green beans and he doesn't mind those either. I think he just likes food in general :) Its funny how much I've forgotten and had to relearn about when and what foods to introduce, when he'll start solids, its been 2 years since I've had to think about this stuff.

Ethan is becoming such a talker, that's really fun too. He's started joking around more, and thinks its funny to call me Mommy Monkey. Sometimes when he does things he will say what we would have said in that situation-- like if I ask him to go give Chase a toy, he'll walk over and put it in his hand and then say "Thank you, Ethan". He's pretty hesitant to go down stairs, so I always remind him that he can do it on his own, and once he gets down the step I usually say, "See you can do it! Good job." So now whenever he navigates stairs by himself he looks up at me and says, "See! Good." with the same inflection I would have used. When we ask him to, if he's not in a shy mood, he can make a really funny sad face. He can never hold it for too long before he starts laughing because he knows we are going to laugh too. Oh and every time I ask him where something is, like one of his toys, his automatic response is "throw it downstairs." At bedtime his favorite story to hear is about Noah's Ark, when Eric asks him what story he wants to hear he always says the animals and boat story.

The boys keep each other entertained too. It's interesting how much Chase watches Ethan. The other day in the car Ethan kept making this funny noise, and every time he did it Chase would burst out laughing. It was pretty cute.

Well tomorrow is Eric's birthday so hopefully I'll get the camera charged and ready so next post I'll have some pictures to go with it :)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Outta town

Sorry it's been a while since I posted, I was in Utah and Idaho for a few days for Jayme's wedding. Now I am back but have been catching up on other things, and I didn't take any pictures while I was there (sad!) so I don't have much to post about. BUT Jayme's Alaska reception is tomorrow night so I'll try to take pictures there and post about it this weekend. :)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

A Family Foto Frenzy

Jayme was kind enough to take an hour out of her wedding preparations to take some family pictures for us this week. Well, its not as easy as it would seem. Or maybe it doesn't seem easy to get a toddler and a baby to be good and look at the camera for an hour but I was trying to convince myself otherwise. So I think we ended up with about 3 pictures total where we are all looking, and then a bunch of cute ones that I wouldn't have printed but are fun to look at. Then just a few funny ones. Hope you enjoy them!

This is one of the only ones where we are all looking, including Chase.

Sad faces
We love Ethan!

Chase decided to smile for once! Not so good of the rest of us, but he's so cute!
Eric trying to keep Chase awake :) He was pretty tired

Towards the end Ethan would run to Jayme and then run back at us, sit still for a minute, and repeat.
Which ones do you like?