Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Thanksgiving Point Gardens

First off, Caleb now knows how to stand and smile for a picture. This is something that only started happening recently. When he does do it, it is a closed mouth smile like above and below. I think it's kind of cute. After I take a picture he asks to see it.

We started and ended or outing at the children's garden. There were fun things for the kids like a little stream that they could drop in an object and watch it float down, a sand pit with toys and these fun metal drums:
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I brought Caleb's bike and he rode around the gardens while I pushed Brynn in the stroller. I just realized I hadn't put up any videos of his new bike yet so here it is:
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We also found a grasshopper:
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And, I can't have a post without a picture of Brynn now can I?

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Brynn is Rolling

Brynn is doing a lot of baby talk these days. She was doing a lot more before I started filming but here is a little bit and some other cute moves:
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Here's her roll:
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Another note: Two things about this picture. One, when we moved here Caleb was terrified of the vacuum. Grandma has been holding Caleb while she vacuums and now he is used to it and isn't too scared of it anymore. He actually likes to walk around with the vacuum like this. Two, Caleb loves girl shoes. Here he is wearing Grandma's shoes. Once when we went into Lisa's room he asked to wear Lisa's pink shoes. I couldn't find them and he was so disappointed. He really did know exactly which ones he wanted.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Dresses and Yoga

Two outfits I made for Brynn:


A few days ago Julie, Lynne and Lisa were doing aerobics and yoga. Caleb watched them for a while. Yesterday he saw the yoga mat on the floor and starts doing what he saw them do. I asked him if he would do it again if I got the camera and he responded, "Yeah." So I got the camera and he waited until I was ready and here is what he did:
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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Kids


Yes, Brynn is a cute little chunk. We love her. She weighed in at 14 1/2 pounds for her 4 month check-up making her 74% in weight.
As for Caleb, Derrick took him on an outing yesterday to Home Depot. Caleb's present from the trip was a 47 cent paint brush. He loved painting water on the cement:
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As for an update on Caleb's newest phrase: "Do it self." He wants to ride his bike without being pushed, open doors with no help, count numbers on his own and at other random times.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Stories

-We were singing Caleb his nighttime songs. While singing "My Heavenly Father Loves Me" we let him sing the last word of every phrase (we do this a lot and he knows it well now). He did good through the first verse but then he was getting distracted by a toy tractor and not saying all the words. At the end of the song we sang, "Yes, I know Heavenly Father loves..." Caleb finished the phrase by singing the word "tractor." Yes Caleb I'm sure Heavenly Father loves tractors.
-It was Kent's birthday last week. Now whenever we pull out a desert Caleb sings, "Happy to you. Happy to you."
-I'm always asking Caleb, "Do you want to help me" and "Do you want to come with me." Now if I start to do something without asking Caleb first he says, "Help me" and "With me". He means, "I want to help you" or "Go with you."
-There was a neighborhood watch party on Tuesday night where a fire truck came. Caleb oooed and awwed over it. That night as he was falling asleep we heard him saying, "Fire twuck. Wheeoooo, wheeoooo."