Emily has taken to wearing socks on all limbs. Currently she is sleeping with a green one and a red one on her hand, and three on one foot and one on the other. Here is just one example.
We went shopping, just the three of us, to get as many diapers as would fit in the bottom of the cart. Only Nathan was crying after our purchases were made so I pulled him out of his car seat and we looked at the fish at the back of the store for awhile. Emily asked lots if questions about the dead one caught in the filter which totally grossed me out but I kept my composure and didn’t let on.
Nathan hanging out after a run while I stretch and Emily plays at the playground.
We introduced Nathan to the exersaucer a few weeks ago to facilitate his love of standing. This was his first reaction.
Emily chooses how I do her hair each day. Usually her preference is either “Two ponytails” or “One pony tail like mom.” One day she figured braids would be okay!
Nathan before a bath, chewing on his hands as usual.
After more than a month of green smoothies each day our blender was starting to become a little tired so we invested and got a blendtec! We love it and use it at least twice a day, if not more. Our first use was a little too adventurous because Andrew was going through our fridge and throwing in whole things of whatever he could find; the orange was a little too much.
Nathan holding his head up! When it gets too high he rolls.
We haven’t been able to get out as much as I would like this winter, but when we do it is so much fun! Emily loves getting dressed in all her layers and stomping through the snow.
We took advantage of the $5 cup on National Yogurt day. We realized this is one of the few pictures of the four of us!
Reading books before bed.
Emily was being very careful to hold the book under her arm.
I walked into the bathroom one night after putting Emily to bed and found this. I guess she didn’t want the rest of her lettuce from dinner. She is also great and making tiny pieces of toilet paper and holding them for long periods of time without anyone realizing it until they are deposited somewhere.
Nathan chilling on the couch. This was one of the last times we could leave him like this now that he has been known to roll.
My first ever grocery shopping trip with two kids. It was only successful because of Aldi’s super wide carts that had room for two kids AND food. Nathan cried the entire time and I walked around trying to hold the pacifier in his mouth. We have gone back to dividing and conquering the grocery shopping – we each get one kid and one stays at homes and cleans and makes dinner while the other acquires food.
Nathan and Emily don’t usually sync up nap times – either Emily doesn’t take a nap at all or Nathan wakes up right before Emily goes down. Sometimes I bring him into the office with me and we work together for a little bit on projects.
I really really really like waking up to a clean kitchen.
I was trying to get Nathan ready to go on a walk and he fell asleep before I could get him and Emily out the door.
Last Saturday we made a picnic lunch and watched our home movies from 2012-2014. Well the first thirty minutes of them anyway. It was so fun to see Emily as old as Nathan is now. They look so similar it is amazing. We had so much fun watching all of our previous adventures that I’ve recommitted to recording more everyday moments so we can look back and watch them together.
Andrew left for Washington DC a day after my colonoscopy. I was feeling really dizzy and nauseous from a reaction I had to the anesthesia. A friend of ours who is in a class with Andrew and knew he was gone stopped by with a beautiful bouquet of daises. They were the perfect addition to our home to brighten our days while Andrew was at his conference. They are still on our kitchen table and bringing us so much joy.
Emily grabbed my itouch and started taking pictures while I was putting Nathan down for a nap. I have about 15 of the same shot in varying degrees of clarity.
A little smile and snuggles from Nathan.
We went outside and played together in the snow while Nathan was sleeping. We filled up her orange bucket together and chipped away at pine cones that were iced to the black bucket and put them into her bucket.
Emily wanted to take a picture all by herself.
Andrew flew in Friday evening to Indianapolis. I realized that if we drove an hour to pick him up we would see him four hours sooner than if we waited for and took a shuttle. The three nights Andrew was gone Emily and Nathan were both up a TON and by Friday we had gone passed zombie mode and moved into barely making it mode. I decided to load us up and make the drive with lots of prayers for our safety since I probably shouldn’t have been on the road. I took Emily and Nathan outside to run around for about 15 minutes before we hopped in the car and Emily took off with her friends and went wading up to her knees in ice water puddles so we had to quickly change all of her clothes before heading out. Andrew met us with a smile and we stopped off at El Rodeo for dinner before driving home. It was a really fun evening and so great to be back together!
Nathan has almost figured out he can chew on the items in the exersaucer. It will be an exciting day when he gets it!
Emily and I cleaned the microwave the morning before Andrew came home because Emily suggested it. Yesterday I was making dinner with Nathan while Andrew and Emily were grocery shopping and I thought I would try to cook the spaghetti squash in the microwave instead of the oven to make it go faster. It did go faster – except it exploded and now I need to re-clean the microwave (I ignored the mess yesterday). The squash tasted better and the exploded part was exactly like spaghetti instead of slightly mushy like when I cook it in the oven.
Early morning smiles in the mirror together. I love this kid.
Nathan had his four month doctors appointment today. It is SPRING weather so we walked over with the stroller. On the way home we took our time so Emily could walk on balance beams and jump off them, gather rocks and choose one to be her rock baby, pick up leaves to show her rock baby, and then join our friends outside near our home for some more running around.