Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Kai at 4 months!

Kai is jumping the charts. Yes, he is a substantial, sturdy boy! :) He's not even eating bacon. Just milk. :)

The numbers-
Height: 2'1" (around 50%)
Head circ: 40.5cm (around 10%)
Weight: 15.6 pds(around 65%)
Developmentally Kai is turning his head all directions, lifting his head okay with tummy time. Starting to stand and sit more sturdily, grasping things for short times, playing with hands, hands in mouth a lot, starting oo's and aww's, starting to laugh, super social and smiles a lot when we talk to him, really only cries if really hungry or tired.
Sleep wise Kai is doing great! He does a 9-10 hour stretch at night, but it starts at 6:30pm. we may try and change that soon. :)
A typical day by time for eating/sleeping:

7am- Sarah wakes, eats and watches a show
7:30- Kai wakes stays quiet and just waits for me to come get him, Kai eats
8:30-10:30- Kai naps then eats
11- We do something active- walk, park day, errands
12-2 Kai naps then eats
12:30- Sarah eats lunch then goes down for a nap (if we're lucky) ranging from 1-2 hours
3- We go out again sometimes
6- eat dinner
6:30- Kai eats and goes down for bed, Sarah bath
7- Sarah in bed
7:30- After clean up- FREEDOM for Ed and I to do whatever. :)

Kai is such an easy baby!! We think it's a combo of being 2nd time parents, a boy, and hopefully we're doing something right! :) Kai is truly a joy! Sarah does great with him. We're loving his emerging personality. WE LOVE YOU KAI!

Some nicknames we call him: Boo boo, Poo poo, Kai Boo, Buddy and Mister.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Halloween weekend

Sarah standing at our door getting ready to trick-or-treat!
Last year we didn't get one trick-or-treater. This year...our neighborhood is awesome!! We ran out of candy about 30 minutes before kids were finishing. I was happy/sad to have all the candy gone. :)
^Kai didn't quite make it to trick or treating. So he and I went to a couple houses and then stayed home to pass out candy while Ed took Sarah around the neighborhood.
^She got the concept pretty well. :)

^Sydney and Austin joined us for the trick-or-treating.
^Kai as little Toto from the Wizard of Oz.
^Cutest little pup

^Ed and I started a tradition for our family to make homemade chili every Halloween.
^ And homemade doughnuts for dessert.

^Trial number one turned out pretty good, but we'll make some changes next year.
^This is how Sarah stayed occupied while we made doughnuts. :)

Until next year...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween Party Day! 3 to be exact. :)

PARTY 1: The morning started off with a party at Kristen's with our Mother's group.
^Kristen always puts a lot of thought into her parties. Presentation of homemade chili, treats and caramel apples was great! The kids looked so cute!
Sarah was Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. Kai (waiting on a picture) was Toto.
PARTY 2: Sunnyvale Ward Party
^We went with a family theme and did our best with homemade costumes.
Me: Glinda the good witch- of course I didn't pick the ugly witch. :)
Ed: Tin Man
Sarah: Dorothy
Kai: Toto
^Our ward had a lot of fun games for the kids, doughnuts and trunk-or-treating. :)

PARTY 3: Harman's Haunted Halloween House!! (Costume Party)(I give credit to the Nash's for all of the game ideas! Thanks guys!!)

The party was pretty quick and low key. The costume part makes for such a fun party!! 4 of the girls at this party were pregnant!! :) Almost half! Way to go ladies (and gentlemen)! We'll start with costumes...
Eve & Sean: Prego cheerleader and Captain of the football team. :)
Liz & Brad: Jon & Kate+8- had to post all their pics ;)
Liz was picked best costume for the gals
^6 kids, 8 kids...we got the idea. ;)
^Jared & Tierney: Clark Kent (Superman) and Witch
^Maren & Ryan: Amelia Airheart & ?? Ryan was some biblical something?? :)
^Ben & Whitney: Pimp & Mistress- Ben won best costume for guys.
Connor & Mikila- Baker and Bun in the oven :)
Travis & Kate: Office fans...Jim Halpert & Pam Beesley Halpert with baby :)
^Brian & Lindsay: Cowboy and Pea with a pod. :)
Ed & I: Tinman and Glinda
After costume judging and mingling we played some games in 3 teams. Our first game was for each team to make the best mummy out of toilet paper.
^Team 2 won. Maren made a great mummy.
^Team 3 in 2nd. Well done Connor.
^Team 1 in 3rd. Well done Tierney.
SECOND game was a relay. First person ran down the street and back and then chugged a soda. (No pics yet) Second person had to eat 5 saltines and then blow a bubble with bubble gum.
^Liz. Yummy crackers! Team 2 won again!
^Eve. Team 1 in 3rd.
^Lindsey.Team 3 in 2nd.
^Sorry ladies! These pictures were too funny not to post. :)
^ It was hard to blow a bubble with a dry mouth!
Third part of the relay (not pictured yet) was third person having to run down the street and back with an egg on a spoon. Child games...SO FUN as adults! :)
THIRD GAME was for each team to find 5 gummyworms with teeth only in a pan of spaghetti.
^Ben representing team 1- 1st place.
^Ryan representing team 2- 2nd place.
^Brian representing team 3- 3rd place.

Last game was some Halloween trivia. These were the final numbers:
Team 1: Shafers, Kirk's & Harrison's- 3rd
Team 2: Laytons, Werner's & Baker's -1st
Team 3: Duke's, Drummond's & Harman's- 2nd

We had a lot of fun! Everyone brought a treat, Ed made some witches brew (Homemade rootbeer with dry ice), after games we watched a scary movie and called it a night. Thanks everyone for coming! We loved having you over!

Halloween week

Halloween week seemed to be a lot of stress for me! I was kind of in a funk, but somehow managed to make it through. :)
^My kids weren't really my stress for once. Aren't they cute in Kai's crib?
^ I also managed to get my cookie making on with Maren and Kristen one night and go to the temple with Ed one day. Both helped my mood. Next? Party day...