Sunday, June 28, 2009

Father's Day

Ok, so I'm not posting on my blog every week like I said I would. I joined this little site called facebook and it pretty much takes up all my free time. I'm sure most of you know what it is, but for those of you that don't, its a social networking website where you make a profile of yourself. You can view profiles of people you are friends with and send them messages. It is so fun seeing whats going on in the lives of old classmates and sorority sisters!

We had a very nice Father's Day last Sunday. Eli helped me make Grandma Marge's famous recipe for carrot cake and it turned out great! When Brad woke up I made him a big breakfast and Eli gave him a card he made. Then Brad opened his present which was 2 shirts he didn't like (its the thought that counts). Later we went to my Uncle Dave and Aunt Shawna's house for a yummy steak dinner. My cousin Matt brought his cute dog Ari, and Eli had a blast playing with him! Eli called the dog Dixie the whole time b/c it looks exactly like his Aunt Angie's dog.

We booked a trip to Iowa next month and we are looking forward to it! Eli can't stop talking about Papa Dave's boat, GG Jenny's rabbit and dog, and Grandpa Todd's 4-wheeler, tractors, and cows. I think he is going to have a lot of fun on this trip!
Here are some random pictures from the last few weeks:

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Reese's 1st tooth

Two BIG things have happened for Reese this week. She got her first tooth and slept through the night for the first time! One of her bottom front teeth came in and the one next to it is going to come through any day now. She was not even fussy or anything...hope this is true for all her teeth! Eli got his first tooth at 5 months so I was surprised Reese didn't cut her first tooth until now.

I am also soooo glad she slept through the night last night! I had been feeding her once during the night b/c I didn't want her to have to cry it out. Last time I went to the pediatrician and asked her if Reese still needed to be fed at night, she looked at me as if I asked her what color the sky was. The Doctor squeezed her chunky thighs and said she was certain Reese was taking in enough food during the day. So Sunday night I decided I wasn't going to feed her at night anymore. I mentally prepared myself for a night full of hysterical crying but she only cried once for 30 minutes and not at all the next night! It makes me mad I didn't do it sooner but an uninterrupted nights sleep was heaven.

Eli had a lot of fun the last two weeks. We had a playdate at my house last week and there were 6 moms and 9 kids that came over for pizza. Eli does a good job of sharing his toys and all the kids got along great! The weather has been very mild for June so we went to Tumbleweed Park as a family when Brad had a day off. Eli is so into throwing footballs around the house lately. He just chucks them as hard as he can anywhere. Yesterday he knocked over 2 glasses of water in the kitchen...needless to say there is NO more throwing balls in the kitchen or he gets a time out.

Today I took the kids and met Kim and her daughter Kendall at Peter Piper Pizza. They had policemen and fire fighters there for a special event and Eli even got to sit in the fire truck! There were lots of arcade games there so Eli was running around like a mad man. He liked taking the tickets out more than playing the games but had a blast!