Friday, August 21, 2009

Updates on the boys!

Finally I took another picture of all the boys together - I have been such a slacker when it comes to taking pictures lately - poor Liam - his life is not being documented as well as the others.

Aren't they a handsome bunch! I think so!

Hopefully we will be able to get a new family picture soon - I am going to wait until Adley gets his cast off though.

I gave the 3 oldest haircuts this week. I think I finally have the hang of it - I haven't ruined anyones hair in months. I think I might attempt Jared's soon - just another way to save money!

Aidan - 6 1/2 yrs
Starting 1st grade this year. At his school they have a 'looping' program which means that they keep the same teacher for Kindergarten and 1st grade. We love his teacher!
Adley - 4 1/2 yrs
This picture gives me a glimpse of what he will look in his teens. He is doing very well with his cast and will go back to the doctor on Monday for a check up.
Eli - 2 1/2 yrs
I love this picture!!! He is so cute with his hair spiked up and the huge grin! Common phrases from him are "oh gosh", and he often yells "Boys" (Hmm, I wonder where he got that one from?). This weeks events consisted of him breaking an egg on the kitchen floor, changing his clothes multiple times, breaking a glass on the hardwood, pouring himself juice (and the rug too), eating frozen waffles and helping me clean the table by wetting toilet paper then wringing it out on the floor.
What's not to love???

Liam - 6mos old
Liam started on solids this month. He is rolling everywhere and pivoting in a circle on the rug trying to get to things. He will be crawling before too long. No teeth yet. He can sit for 15-20 sec at a time now too. We have started getting him to nap in his crib and will hopefully make the transition to his crib for bedtime soon.

This summer we really wanted to teach Aidan how to ride his bike without training wheels. We figured he was 6 and really should know how. He kept resisting us and then this morning Jared was leaving for work and found Aidan doing this . . .
. . . riding the neighbors little bike without training wheels. Apparently the neighbor boy learned 3 weeks ago and Aidan thought he would be a better person to teach him than his parents. He isn't quit ready to try it on his big bike, but at least its a start.

Jared and I did get to go Utah for my brothers wedding. I will post pictures later - right now I have to go and make dinner! Chili and macaroni - Yum!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Free to a good home!

Isn't he the cutest!

Until you find him doing one of the following . . .

- dumping potato flakes on the carpet
- mashing play-doh in the carpet
- drawing with permanent marker on the cabinets
- quit taking naps
- can climb his gate
- can climb out of pack n play
- dump out macaroni
- coloring w crayons on the wall
- playing in the flour and sugar
- filling the toilet w toilet paper
- laying on Liam
- turning off the computer
- putting stuff in the disposal side of the sink
- pouring lotion on the floor
- putting lotion/eczema cream all over himself
- changes his clothes 5 x a day
- turning off the TV
- biting, pinching and pulling hair
- eats 3 bites of an apple and sets it on the floor
- spraying laundry cleaner on the W & D
- spraying the walls/floor with Orange Glo
- waking everyone at 6:00am
- drawing w dry erase markers on his pants

. . . and doing all of the above completely silent. He is a Ninja!

(He is really cute and fun and is smiling ALL the time, even when you don't want to smile back at him!)

**I don't think I will be able to part with him forever so if someone just wants to borrow him for a year or two I will gladly take him back then!