Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Quick Update

I thought it would be good for me to do a quick update/review from this past month. I don't have time to look through pictures... But I'll be sure to catch up this weekend!

1) Jefferson turned 10 months. He weighs 23 lbs so I had to switch his car seat to the bigger one. He's into absolutely everything. He knows how to unchildproof the house too. Crazy!

2) Jewell is currently being potty trained. She's doing fantastic! She's starting to go on her own too. I read this book called Toilet Training without Tantrums by John Rosemond to help. He's the type of author that believes in real parenting (you know...the old school kind). LOVE HIM!

3) I've been doing a ton of Terrible Twos training. Hence the reason why I haven't blogged. But I know that it's important to do the work now. I can give up some free time of mine to really work with my children. It will be rewarding in the end.

4) Christmas is ready! All of our presents are wrapped, and sent off to family. I'm completely done except for Matt's stocking :).

Well, that pretty much gives you a brief summary of what is going on right now. I have TONS of funny pictures of the kids! I promise to work on those this weekend!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Fall With the Kids

Playing Together

The kids are starting to have so much fun playing together. I'm certainly enjoying the privilege and challenge of this stage :). This past week was certainly a lot of fun.

Jewell thinks her brother is a horse sometimes :)


Brother and sister love :)

We made play-doh in OT and she fed the horses with it :). She had a blast. She did most of the ingredient dumping and stirring.

It's time to keep up with Jewell and play in her kitchen. This was tough for Jewell at first, but she's greatly improved in the sharing department.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Harvest Fest

Our church has a Harvest Fest each year for the kids for Halloween. We love that it's an innocent and safe place for kids to dress up and get candy. Jewell was a cow this year (Matt's Mom and sister Stephanie got it for her last year). And Jefferson was Pooh's honeycomb bee. After the activities at church, we went down our street that we live on. Jewell let everyone know that she was a cow when they opened the door. She greeted them with a cute "moo."

9 Months

Jefferson turned 9 months on the 1st. We still can't believe it! Time must fly even faster with each kid! Here are the stats/milestones.

  • Weight: 21.92 lbs. He's already tripled his birth weight.
  • Clothes: 18 month tops and body suits. Pants and bottoms are still in the 12 month range. The 18 month one piece pajamas are still too big though.
  • Shoes: He's between a 2 and a 3. He has thick feet so size 2 is too small, but size 3 fall off.
  • Moving: Jefferson pulls up on everything and even does pull ups. He can climb the stairs really fast, but can't go down them. He crawls everywhere and is trying to balance on his two feet without holding onto anything. Yikes! He also stands in his crib whenever he's ready to get up.
  • Sleeping: He still sleeps from 7 PM to 7 AM, and takes a nap from 9 to 11 and 1 to 3.
  • Talking: Jefferson is still in the babble stage. He loves to repeat babababa over and over again. Sometimes it comes out as dada or mama, but not that much.
  • Eating: Jeffers never misses a meal. He has 4 bottles a day, and then eats 2 tubs of baby food when we eat. Except, he's not that much of a breakfast person :). He would eat bananas all day if I let him. Which I pretty much do because that really helps out in the diaper department. Boys...
Jefferson is overall a very happy boy. He adores his big sister and loves to follow her around. In fact, he's taught her to climb into many things at home :). He also loves to watch the Denver Broncos play with his Daddy!

Proof that the big man does do pull ups! :)

This is a 9 month hat. As you can see, it doesn't come CLOSE to fitting.