Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Toothy Grin- Callie Edition

Unlike her big brothers Callie did not get her two bottom teeth at 3 1/2 months. They poked through closer to 5 months and unlike her middle brother's toothy grin post, I actually was able to capture a good shot of her little tiny teeth. Aren't they cute?

Monday, March 29, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

Interview with Gabe

I saw some friends had interviewed their kids awhile ago and thought it was a cute idea so I tried it with Gabe today.
What is your name? um Gabe
How old are you? um 4(while holding up 4 fingers)
When is your birthday? in June
Who is your mommy? you
What does mommy do? take care of me
Who is your daddy? Carl
What does daddy do? takes care of me too
Who is your brother? Ty
Who is your sister? Callie
Who are your friends? Brady, Isaiah, Dominic, Clark
What is your favorite color? I don't have a favorite color...well I think my favorite color is green.
What is your favorite food to eat? uh probably um pancakes actually I was just teasing hotdogs
What is your favorite song? I don"t know...David and Goliath
What is your favorite movie?I don't know probably....(he never answered)
What is your favorite book? I don't know...my space book
What is your favorite animal? a chicken actually a monkey
What is your favorite ice cream flavor? strawberry
What are your favorite toys to play with? mine a Star Wars guys and my space things.
Where is your favorite place to eat? McDonalds
Who is your favorite person? You(probably because I was asking the questions:)
Who is your best friend? Brady
Where did your sister come from? Pointed to my tummy
What is your favorite thing to do? go to school
What do you want to be when you grow up? astronaut
Where do you want to live when you grow up? in the International Space Station
What do Mommy and Daddy do after you go to bed? I don't know...what?
Where do we go to church? Ames Christian(that is where he goes to school)
Why do we go to church? to um learn about God

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Things they Make for Little Girls....

are so much fun. Really I could never get away with putting one of these on either of my boys(well at least not without my husband having a very large problem with it) I love the dollar section at Target!!!(She's got cute pink bunny ears too:)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Look Who

Is a big boy now!

Last week since it was Spring Break and we didn't have to go anywhere I decided that it was time to potty train Ty. He has shown signs he is ready for awhile now but I was dragging my feet as he is my.... challenging, push me to my limits, ornery but funny, silly, and totally adorable child...and I was just sure this was going to be a frustrating, horrible experience. Instead I was pleasantly surprised to find Ty was an eager and easy potty trainee. He loves his big boy underwear and he and Gabe loved helping me clean up the little potty from the basement. Since then he has graduated to the big potty but we still keep the little one around just in case. He has only had 2 accidents since the morning we started and those were the dirty sort, we still don't have that down very well but for now I am so excited he is understanding the "number 1" part. Gabe has been such a good help during our potty training. He is always the first one to give Ty a big hug and a good job when he goes potty in the toilet and makes a big deal about him staying dry and wearing big boy underwear. It has been a lot of fun watching them encourage each other. I'm sure there will be set backs now and again but I am proud of my little red head, this potty training thing is exhausting work:)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Random Photo Friday

Just a few random pictures from the last week or so.

Callie is working on sitting up on her own. We put the boppy around her and sometimes she does great and other times she falls over pretty quickly. I was able to capture a few pics of her sitting the other day.

The boys were able to go with Grandpa Tim and Daddy to watch a rocket blast off this past weekend. I think Ty was a little cold. Gabe said it went really really really fast.

Sometimes old toys that you used to play with are the best to rediscover. Sometimes you discover that toys you used to play with you are a little too big for now:) Ty was a little stuck.

This is how Callie sleeps the majority of the time, on her side with her thumb in her mouth, I am probably biased but I think it is pretty darn cute(ask me again how I feel when she's 3 and is still sucking her thumb..but for now it's cute)

On another note Ty decided to share his stickers with his sister, wasn't that nice of him!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

One of Those Nights

Occasionally you get an idea that sounds like something that would be fun but really you are thinking, this is only going to be fun if all of my children behave and no one has a melt down and no one has an accident without extra clothes, etc, etc, etc. We had one of those moments last week when we decided that all 5 of us would walk down to Hilton and attend the last Iowa State men's basketball game. Carl got free tickets from work and we decided to give it a try, at worst we would just have to leave early and walk home at best everyone would have a fun night outside of the house. We bundled up all three of the kiddos. This is how Callie rode, with a blanket around her as well and we were off. They did a great job walking the few blocks to Hilton. I actually wish I had Gabe's energy as he was off and running ahead of us once we hit the Iowa State Center. Poor little Ty did great too considering he has to practically run just to keep up with our normal walking pace. We arrived and found our seat and every one got situated. Ty immediatly spotted Cy and was up and out of his seat trying to climb past me to go see him. I convinced him we would see him later and distracted him with something else. The game started and both boys did a great job. Gabe cheered and yelled even though he had no clue what was going on and was yelling at one point when we were on defense and it really wasn't an appropriate time to yell(Carl told him shh and the lady behind us chewed him out and said we needed all the help we could get, let him yell:). Ty stood and clapped for the fight song and was interested in watching everything going on around him. Callie was mesmerized by all the people and lights and eventually fell asleep in Daddy's arms. We took one short trip around Hilton to visit Grandma and Grandpa in their seats but other then that everyone did great staying in and around their seat! I'm sure the cheese crackers and fruit snacks we brought with probably helped as well. We made it the whole game, and then the game went into overtime. We decided we weren't pressing our luck and took off for home, as our sweet baby girl was over an hour past eating time but had not made a peep as of yet. We got home with Gabe walking a little slower then before(like me having to drag him up the street slower) and decided it was one of those nights. One of the rare moments in a young families outings that went exactly as planned:)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

5 Months

Callie is 5 months old today! She is growing well and continues to amaze us with her rolling and scooting skills. She rarely stays put when we put her on the floor to play, often we find her completely off her blanket and stuck in an odd place. We are now working on sitting up with the help of the boppy but she is still pretty wobbly. She loves to put things in her mouth and loves the new (old) baby toys I brought up from the basement for her to play with. She has started interacting more with her brothers and if they get to close she grabs their hair and face, they have learned already not to mess with her too much:) Callie continues to be such a happy baby girl and lights up the room with her big grins and big blue eyes.