Wednesday, August 27, 2014

July randoms (part 2)

I let Remmy get sunburned....what type of mother does that?!?!!  I felt SO bad.  I had taken the kids to play group which was at the pool.  Remmy was asleep so I moved her from her car seat because it was 105+ degrees outside and put her on a towel on a lawn chair.  She was in the shade the whole time and seemed fine even when we left and got home.  But as the day went on she got more and more red.  I took this picture of her that night...sooo sad!  I felt awful.  I think the reflection from the pool got her.  We put lots of aloe vera on her and it didn't seem to bug her at all, so that made me feel a little better.  I've heard you're not supposed to put sunscreen on babies until they're 6 months, but after this happened, I do!  I bought special infant sunscreen for her and always put that on her now when we are out.

We met friends at the splash pad one morning...

Remmy is smiling a ton now - I love it!  My favorite is first thing in the morning when she wakes up.  I peek over the pack n' play and start talking to her and she immediately squeals and gives me the biggest smile. 

Swimming with friends another morning..
Remmy's first time in the water - she didn't seem to mind it.

Brooklyn and Parker

group shot - Alison, Kandas, Parker, Burkli, Brooklyn, me, Jake, Annabelle, and Janet

I signed Jake up for a gym class at the school.  It was only $10 for 5 weeks.  Brooklyn was technically too old for it, but the teacher was a girlfriend of one of John's classmates, so she let her join in too.  They played with balls, did an obstacle course, yoga, sang songs, etc. each week.

Brooklyn put her animals down for a nap

I already posted this story on instagram/FB, but for the record..I had bought marshmallows at the store and a few days later was looking for them to make Rice Krispie treats.  I couldn't find them anymore and said outloud, "where are those marshmallows, I just bought them!?"  Brooklyn was right there and said, "I don't know Mom, guess you'll just have to buy more."  Well the next morning I was making her bed and looked over and say this....the bag of marshmallows hidden behind her laundry basket, half gone.  I just started laughing - that little stink!  I never said anything to her because I didn't know quite what to say.

poor Remmy never has much alone time...the other two are usually by her side.

I took Brooklyn in for her 2nd dentist appointment.  She loves the dentist and was so excited to go (I hope she keeps that same excitement growing up because I hate the dentist).

Brooklyn had one cavity and that we had to go back and get filled.  I was a little nervous, but excited to see how she'd do with some laughing gas.  It was hilarious!  She was still awake but so loopy and happy.

Jake loves Remmy.  He pays a lot more attention to her than Brooklyn does.  She stares at Jake until he looks at her and then gets a big smile on her face.  

Sunday, August 10, 2014

July randoms (part 1)

I usually bathe Remmy in the kitchen sink, but stuck her in the tub one night with these two.  Some days I still can't believe I have 3 kids.

A few more pictures of Brooklyn's dance class.  It has ended now but I hope to start her back in it in the fall if it works with preschool.  She loved going each week and listened really good to her teacher Nicole.  She practiced at home throughout the week.

Brooklyn and Jake took swimming lessons - I didn't take ONE picture.  Why?  Probably because it was 115 degrees outside and the thought of pulling out my camera to get pictures didn't make sense.  I dropped them off and ran back to my air conditioned car instead :)  They both loved going to lessons each day and improved a ton.  Jake is a wild man in the water and LOVES it.  He will jump in, with or without floaties on, loves to be thrown in the air, and will "swim" underwater to you.  I love that he loves it, but he also scares me and I have to pay extra close attention to him.  Brooklyn improved a ton during the week and is much more confident and comfortable in the water.  She will now jump in on her own and go under water.

love these 3

sisters and matching outfits.  This was the first matching outfit I put on is a little addicting!  I love that they have each other - nothing better than my sister and best friend.

We met friends one day at Oasis open gym.  It has lots of gymnastics equipment the kids can play on.  Brooklyn was showing me her skills - I think she really misses Little Gym.  I miss it too and loved doing that with her.

worn out from swimming

Look at those tan lines!  That is SPF50, sometimes twice in one day.  I wish I had their skin.

 Brooklyn got out the markers while I was in the shower.  Jake got a hold of them and did this to our couch..

...and this all over our floor (he also got John and I's bedroom door I later discovered).

Then that afternoon during quiet time Brooklyn came to me like this while I was working....
So markers have been put away at our house for awhile :)

I watched my friend's boys while they went car shopping.  I sent this picture to her of the babies and I watching an Einstein show.

We went with friends to the Anthem outlets.  The kids played on the slide and splash area for awhile before we made them do a little shopping.  After we grabbed lunch at the food morning!

I got an eye exam from John!  It was really neat to see him in action.  He was serious and all business, but I kept joking around with him and making him laugh.  I also had to nurse Remmy during the exam :)  Probably (and hopefully) his one and only patient that ever does that!  He did a great job.  It was long, 3 hours, because every thing he did had to be checked by his preceptor.  But still, it was fun and rewarding to see him do what he's been studying for the last 2 years.