The boys happily (?) spent a weekend with Dad so Mom could go visit her sis in Baltimore. We ran a 5k on Sunday to off-set the calorie consumption of the amazing food we consumed all weekend long.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
We have fallen hard core for the Home Depot Kids Project Days. Except for last time, which was a disaster. This time I made Dad come too. And, it was much, much better. And there was no painting this time. (Try to get a tantrum throwing three year old, a reluctant-to-leave older brother, two WET painted projects, two drink boxes, two cookies, two certificates and winter coats out of a major retail store by oneself. Parenting is not for the faint of heart, or the prideful heart....)
Although our plans took a nose dive when the Adams got the stomach bug, we still enjoyed having Aunt Kat here for a few days! Alex is just starting to get over stranger anxiety and actually seemed to enjoy the presence of another adult, other than his parents.
Aaron and Ryan sport their new Packer apparel from Great Grandma Weber. They were super thrilled to get an unexpected package in the mail. Great Grandma had knit them each a winter hat in Packer colors. The boys wore these hats for a few days straight, inside and outside the house! Aaron even wore his all night long!
There was never such fun to be had in the tub! Alex loves the tub and starts to get crazy excited when he hears the water running. He will crawl like mad to get to the bathroom from wherever he happens to be. So, he often ends up in there with his older brothers for a few minutes...and gets out before the going gets too rough.
Aaron reached the exciting milestone of losing his first tooth in February. I never knew how much the issue of a loose tooth dominates a child's life. We talked about it all the time. I had to wiggle said tooth on numerous occasions and remark on it's progress. Then we had to decide how much money to give for the loss of that tiny baby tooth. We settled on a dollar, but then discovered between the two of us, we only had a five and a twenty dollar bill. So, he got $5 bucks with the disclaimer that next time he doesn't get that much. It was a first tooth bonus.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Our little Alex John is 9 months old now! He is scooting quite proficiently and navigates throughout the downstairs with no difficulty. He pulls himself up to his knees anytime he can get a grip on something. His napping habits stink, but he does go down to sleep beautifully at night- guess you can't win 'em all! : ) He's got a little stranger anxiety going on and definitely prefers Mom (or Aunt Stacey....). He has a cute toothy grin with all 6 of his little teeth moving into place. He likes to grind his teeth, which drives Daddy nuts. We love this little monkey like crazy!!
Thursday, October 27, 2011
We took a family trip up to Niagara Falls this past weekend with the two older boys. Special thanks to Grama Susan for keeping our little Alex safe and sound in our absence! : ) We got a chance to stay in a fantastic fallsview suite and enjoy all that modern day hotels have to offer- namely, the pool.
We took Aaron and Ryan for a walk down to the falls during our visit. It is, after all, one of the 7 wonders of the world. They were much more estatic over the fuzzy caterpillar that they found crawling along the fence and Aaron declared the falls, "tiny". Sheesh. The excitement of the caterpillar was quickly trumped by a chance to ride an escalator.
We dined at the somewhat-overpriced-but-super-fun Rainforest Cafe for dinner. Ryan was a little out of sorts. You can imagine him saying, "I'm not getting my picture taken, never, ever." However, we did enjoy our dinner complete with thunderstorms and animatronic gorrillas.
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Aaron's first day of kindergarten was Tuesday, September 6. He has been so excited about school all summer and the big day finally came, much to Mom's surprise! The big, yellow bus came a rollin' down the street and Aaron climbed aboard without even a backward glance. Mom cried as that bus carried her little boy away, but it thankfully returned him a short three hours later. Guess half day kindergarten is okay by me! : )
We tried a little bit o' rice cereal with little Alex John a few nights ago. See, Alex hasn't been sleeping so well at night. He seems to be inclined to eat at about midnight and four every night. This schedule is rough on the mama. So, why not try some cereal? Desperate times call for... desperate measures. Alex seemed to enjoy his cereal. He ate it well and didn't gag. And so, we went to bed. And then he was up at midnight and four. Darn.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
We embarked on a family vacation last week and... had a great time! We chose Old Forge as our exciting destination, primarily because it is only three hours from Rochester. We spent two beautiful days on the beach, a day at the Enchanted Forest Water Safari, a day on the town and one day in the rain. Aaron and Ryan thought it all just grand. Mom and Dad thought it was a lot of work, much like every day life- but, with better scenery! Special thanks to Nana Ensign who managed to get all our vacation laundry done in one day- amazing.
Alex John was an adorable three month old. He's four months now, but I didn't post this one yet! He is so smily and such a sweet baby, for the most part. Mom appreciates that his hair is starting to grow back- gotta love that Ensign boy hairline! He loves his swing and loves to lay on his back on the floor. He's got quite the appetite these days which often translates to an over-tired mama.
out to the ball game. We finally made it to a Red Wings game this season! I love going to the ball games with the kids. I'm not the hugest baseball fan, but it's just kind of fun to be there. We had a great evening and the boys had a super time. Sometimes I still can't get my head around the fact that I have three boys- yikes!
Aunt Amy babysat the boys so Scott and I could go out to dinner and then to Harry Potter, in IMAX, in 3D. It was a great way to view the flick. Although, I was kinda grossed out by the reusable glasses. I wondered if the teen kid cleaning them with paper towel and a spray bottle of ? has been properly schooled on infection control. And then I saw the sign on the rest room- "Please do not take your 3-D glasses into the rest room. Turn them in and get a new pair when you come out." Because 2 out of 3 people do not wash their hands when leaving a public rest room. Scott assures me they are all men. Anyhow- the kids were all in their pj's when we dropped them off.