Wednesday, August 22, 2012

16 Months!

25 pounder (50th%)
33.25 incher (90th%)
You are a Keeper!

You are really 16 1/2 months but I just took you to your 15mo checkup. Doctor said it looks like we are taking good care of you, so we have that going for us! And he didn't even mention how tan you are so I didn't get in trouble!
You are wonderful. You are a hugger and I mean a good one. You give arms around the neck squeezes and we can't get enough of them. I don't think your hair could get any blonder. You are a climber and climb up on anything. You follow your sister around constantly. You wave bye and blow kisses. You don't talk much. You pat your diaper when you poop. You love to be naked outside. You laugh when you pee outside. You love fruit and pretty much anything we give you. You shake your head no when you don't want something. You run to your room at bedtime and beat me to the rocking chair. You take one 2-2 1/2 hour nap each day. Your go to bed at 7 each night. You snuggle in bed with me each morning. You climb up for little snuggles throughout the day. You make "vroom" noises with your trucks. You love the broom. You like to help pick up the toys. You love to get tickled and you have the cutest little giggle. You instantly put your hand down my shirt and rest it between my boobs every time I am holding you - this can stop anytime please)
I could go on and on. We love you forever and ever! YOU ARE WONDERFUL!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Island Summer 2012

I was due...I have had too good of luck traveling with my kids that I was due. Our 6 hour trip to Milwaukee ended up being a 3 day ordeal. Due to thunderstorms and fires in Denver we were bumped off our flight and rescheduled a 2 day detour in Vegas. Which turned out well for us since we had a place to stay and a pool to swim in since it was 106 degrees out. Finally on our way to Milwaukee with a severely hungover person (thanks Roberto!), one kid with a fever from getting 4 molars in at once, Lily had this to say:
"Shut the front door! Are we finally going to Milwaukee?"
This was yelled as loud as can be standing in line to board our flight. It made for a definitely much needed laugh.
With a quick sleep in Milwaukee we were on our way to the Island. Our first night we left our kids with a teenager I had never met before and at this point I could have cared less, and headed out for a night to a friends wedding reception. A much NEEDED night out!

Unless you have been to the Island, you won't understand it. I love this place. I love that I can walk on the beach and ALWAYS find someone I know and can sit by. Who I can say "can you watch my kid while I take the other kid to the bathroom." and know they are perfectly ok. I love that my kids love it. I love that I can take my kids in a bar :) I love that at the end of the trip Lily was giving random people hugs just cause they said hi to her. I love that Lily was telling everyone that we were going to move there. I loved the free swimming lessons and that Lily will now go under water and swim to the raft. I love hanging out with my sister 24/7 for 3 straight weeks. I love that my brother surprised us and showed up for a quick 2 days. I love that my nephew is obsessed with Star Wars. I love that the stewardess actually suggested I pinch Brock so nobody would sit by me. I love the smile on my kids' faces when they saw their Daddy. I could go on forever...

We had a run in with Hand, Foot and Mouth disease. I could have gone without that.
Enjoy a glimpse into our Island Summer 2012