Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Update & Popping Popcorn

I guess it's been a while since I actually wrote something down regarding the four of us... so here goes:

Gweg is a busy working man. He enjoys his job, even if it includes a day here or there writing reports. He still manages to come home and help pull me out of whatever breakdown I'm about to have by helping with the dishes or dealing with another dirty pull-up. He's my personal superhero. If I'm half as good as he is, then I would consider it a success. He's current side thing is figuring out all the cool things our {new phones} can do. Seriously, they're awesome.

(Ambo) I'm doing well. I do my best to keep the house from falling apart, entertain the kiddos and then, just maybe, have some time to {craft} or have a little alone time. I'm part of the duo in charge of the {big craft day} for our ward next month. It's definitely right up my ally and I'm so excited to be part of the planning this year. Remember how I said {I'd never do a costume again}... well, I lied. I'm currently in the middle of making Annabelle's Halloween costume. I rescinded my previous statement because I had HUGE Mommy guilt for making Jared's first costume and not hers. I compromised with myself and decided to make all our kids first Halloween costumes (let's pray no future ones are due end-Sept or October). So, I'm using a baby shirt pattern to add another fan of a galaxy far far away.

Jared is all out into being a two year old. I love him to pieces, but sometimes I get sick of repeating the same sentence for the 'who knows'-teenth time that day only to be ignored again. He's really into pretend play right now. In fact, today at the park he told me the 'pirates were coming' and a couple days ago he was chasing dinosaurs in the playroom. It amazes me how much he learns and retains each day. Pretend play is so big with him, we already scored a major Christmas present deal on Craig's List--- {a play kitchen} (we paid half that amount, got more food and it's missing the phone--- oh well) . It's currently hiding in our extra room and I'm so excited to see his face when he sees it!

His potty training is like 80% there. He has this thing about letting go of everything when he's in time out. It's like he's getting us back, "I'm in time out, well this is what I think of time out!" This is basically the only time he poops. If you ask him afterwards he'll tell you exactly where it's supposed to go, but for some reason he's still not sure about it. SO FRUSTRATING! For this reason, we've gone back almost exclusively to pull-ups. I really got sick (literally) of cleaning up poopy messes after I had to discipline him. Rant over. Another thing he likes to do right now is sing. I've got a few more lined up for Friday. But, right now, check out his fast rendition of 'Popcorn Popping.' At the end, he said, "I did it faster":

Annabelle is growing so so FAST! She's 10 1/2 months old now and has FIVE teeth! The top three all came within two weeks of each other. She was pretty clingy to me those weeks. Speaking of, that's something different with her--- she's really into me. Jared really never had a 'mommy-only' phase, but Annabelle always seems to want me. She even yells 'Mama' if I walk away from her--- like going into the kitchen. Physically, she's a great stander--- emotionally, she still hasn't trusted the whole 'standing along thing.' It's been about a month now, so maybe within the next month we'll see her first steps. She loves cheerios and we're trying new table foods each week. She's even moved down to one nap the last couple of days (we'll see if it's for real or not). She really loves Jared and crawling after him. She's already figured out to watch for my reaction when he's 'rough' with her. Oh the joy of siblings...

I'll get photos up soon... most of them are on my phone...

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