Monday, January 14, 2013

Lazy Sunday

Here are some pictures from our lazy Sunday, yesterday.

I couldn't help but snap a few of Feefs. He just looked so squishy and scrumptious while sleeping!

I hate that this one came out blurry! This is Scarlett being Scarlett. Wearing her brothers undies, of course!

The kids kidnapped Daddy's watch and modeled it for me. Ha.

Felix the Fun

Felix, bless his heart, is so moldable. He just let's us mess with him and he's so happy in the process. He's my happiest and most laid back baby.

He's got 2 teeth, is starting to try to pull himself up, and stands assisted for quite some time! My baby is growing up! He eats 2 meals a day of baby food and eats Mum Mums like they're going out of style. This is on top of breastfeeding....which I heard would decrease with the addition of food. Yeah right. We're still nursing every 2 hours....

I enjoy the bonding time and am actually getting anxious for when I have to ween! However, I'd be lying if I said I wouldn't want my body back, haha. Felix did have his first taste of formula around the New Year. I've just gotten sick of pumping. It's been so inconvenient that one day I only brought over 2 bags to daycare and Donna had to supplement one bottle with formula. It was a little heart breaking, since we've been exclusive and its been my first successful bout with nursing. But its lifted a bit of stress off of my shoulders. Its one less thing I'm trying to be in control of. I've realized its okay to get a formula bottle from time to time, its not the end of the world! I pump enough for George to have when I'm at school/work, but I definitely can't be hooking myself up 4-5 times a day. It's been too much with everything else in my life.

Felix is just such  joy, but I'm not prepared for him being so grown up already. It's all happened so quickly!

Scarlett, the Mommy

Oh Scarlett Magnolia.

If you come to my house, you will hear me say that often. Scar is a ton of work! Its those Terrible Twos.

Scarlett has really been developing her personality. She's started noticing all the pink in the toy aisles. We have a car seat and umbrella stroller for her Dolly. Yesterday we almost walked out of Target with a grocery cart to put Dolly in. She's been making sure Dolly is always wrapped in the blanket at home, and she sleeps in Scarlett's bed. I even have to give Dolly night night kisses. She's the second daughter I never had, hahaha.

But I'm finally seeing Scarlett in the role of nurturer on a daily basis. However, she's still hit and miss with her little brother!

In my haze that was FT graveyard training, I spent a lot of time snoozing on the couch while the kids took care of themselves. There was one day where I was kinda of in and out of consciousness and I remember looking over at Oliver and Scar. They were watching the Disney Channel, had gotten the cereal out of the cupboard, and Scarlett was feeding Oliver.

Scarlett: "Ollie, open your mouth!" "Say Ahhhhhhh"
Ollie: *opens mouth*
Scarlett: *throws in cereal* "Good job, Ollie" "Say Ahhhhhhh" *while opening her own mouth to illustrate*

I was cracking up!!

Scarlett is really coming into her own. Now that she talks in full sentences, practically, she can have her needs known. So nice for everyone! This includes potty training. We had attempted in August or September, with bad results. I'm going to say this, as hard as it is, but it was ALL my fault! She was doing great but I couldn't dedicate the time to her needs. I was constantly nursing the baby at the time and she wanted to use the big potty instead of the little one she could use herself. That meant I needed to stop everything to go hoist her up on to the toilet. Because I was in the middle of things with Felix, she ended up having accidents alot after telling me she needed to go. We ended up scrapping the whole thing and back to diapers is was.

I was very depressed about it. I was hoping to just rid myself of diapers like we had with Oliver, all at one time. But we needed to regroup, so I figured after the holidays, we'd pick up and start again.

So since January 2nd, the diapers are GONE!!!

Scarlett was just ready and Felix is so much more capable of being left alone. Good mix! She even topped Oliver and hasn't needed anything for night time. She's been waking up and crying about once a night, which means she needs to pee. Once I get up and get her to the toilet, she goes right back to sleep. She rocks!! The only thing she's not comfortable with is poop. She tells me she's scared. But she's finally got the hang of it, it was just scary the first few days.

I have to say this, but no pee pee = waaaaaaaay less mess. Haha. The common problem with Oliver was reminding him to hold his pee pee down! Otherwise pee went everywhere!

Scarlett is so feisty and I wouldn't want it any other way. She is truly a fun child, who won't smile for pictures!


No TV, Ollie

My big boy is hilarious.

I've been really cracking down on TV time now that I'm done with training for work (that was FT so I let the kids do whatever they wanted while I caught up on sleep).

Lets just say, Oliver is not happy. But he's been dealing with it pretty well after an initial freak out. I've just unplugged the cable in the playroom and I unplug it in the mornings in my room. If its not available Oliver just takes up playing with his siblings.

Wellllll, this morning....

The kids woke up and didn't want breakfast right away, so I let them play. Eventually Felix, Scarlett and I all snuggled on the couch, and after some more time, Scarlett asked me about where Ollie was.

I don't know.... However, Oliver is one of those trustworthy kids that I don't have to worry about. He knows not to do anything drastic (think markers on the wall, etc.) After about 20 minutes I decided to check on him.

I ran upstairs and saw my door closed....that usually means he's in there. I ALSO knew right away he was watching TV (he knows how to turn the channel to 41; Disney). I hadn't unplugged the cable yet.

I went to open the door and felt something in the way. That sneaky snake had put both of our comforters up against the door in anticipation of my wrath. Hahahahhaa. I just came in laughing. Oliver was very perplexed at how I had traversed his booby trap. He was so surprised I'd made it in, that he wasn't even mad about the cable getting shut off.

Have I mentioned how much I love this kid?! He has such a cool personality that not everyone sees since he's really shy.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Teethies #1 & 2

I don't know if the picture is cleat enough, but we have 2 bottom teeth!!

We spent the New Year tending to a cutting tooth, and just yesterday the other one cut. FINALLY. Teething sucks.

Sick Days

This family has been sick all week. So sad.

Here's Miss Sis watching Tangled with Dolly in a mound of blankies.

Then these two decided to hang out together and watch the movie.

Felix is not to happy. This picture makes me laugh to much not to post.

He rules the roost currently.

Oliver Turns 4!

All I can say is: I can't believe it. 4 years have gone by in a flash.

However, I also feel like I can remember every single moment beginning with that positive pregnancy test. Time has gone slower with him than with any of my other kids.

At the same time I still remember my 21st birthday so vividly, and my whole life prior to his pregnancy. I just know that my life would be so different had I never gotten pregnant and I have never had any urge to even consider what that life could have been like. What I have now it so perfect.

Here are some photos, they're all jumbled.

Getting Coldstone. Birthday boy's request.

He knows how to spend gift card $!

His friends, Hudson, Chloe, Foster, and Evie colored this!

Opening presents from Idaho!

He LOVED everything.

Monster truck he picked out.

Some friends at the bday party.

Hot Wheels theme, OF COURSE. Ugh, I'll never get away from this...

But O did need one skateboard balloon.

So many kids really liked his cake! I wish all the kids could have fit into this picture.


Always naked...

Sharing the left over cake.