Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Kai BOO at 5 months!

Kai Edward
We love this boy!! His smile makes me smile! He is so happy-go-lucky! Such a chill boy. Great for a second child. :)
PLAY: Kai is rolling over and liking tummy time more and more. He has gained some control over his hands so he is playing more with toys and his binky.
TALK: Just vowel sound babbles, but OH so cute! And cutest giggle ever!
SLEEP: Kai is sleeping usually from 7p-6a+. His naps vary, but usually last around 2 hours. At 9a & 1p. One for 30 min- hour at 4:30p. No complaints! His routine to sleep is very precise. He is swaddled, binky in, and then he has a monkey blanket he likes by/over his face. People look at me weird when I cover his face up, but he prefers it. Works like a charm!! Seriously welcomes it. Usually comfy and dozing within minutes.
EAT: Varies, but usually eats at 6a+, 10a, 1p, 4p and 7p.
DIAPERS: Messy about every 4 days or so. :)
BATH: Kai's newest thing is kicking his legs like crazy while he's in the tub. It's so cute!!

Sarah just over 2

Sarah Grace
This little princess is such a joy! ...mostly. ;) She has her share of tantrums, but is usually sweet. She's just gaining her independence. Sarah is a smarty.
TALKING: She surprises us by all the funny things she says. She is no longer just repeating things we say, but coming up with her own stuff. She loves to sing. She knows SO many church nursery songs and most all of the nursery rhymes word for word.
TOYS: Sarah's favorite toys right now are Leo/rocket from Little Einsteins. She loves her dolls and her stuffed animal bunnies. She's starting to like princesses.
TV/MOVIES: Sarah's favorite TV shows are Little Einsteins and Dora. She previously liked Blues Clues and Sesame Street. Her favorite movies are Toy Story and Annie.
EATING: Sarah is usually a great eater. She'll eat any meats, fish, most veggies, curry, you name it! Starting to love candy and chocolate milk. Breakfast: Loves raisin bran, oatmeal with peaches, eggs/toast. Lunch: Loves PB&J, lunch meat and Mac n Cheese. Dinner: Whatever we eat. Snacks: Cheese, yogurt or nuts.
SLEEPING: Is still an issue. :) Sarah has been in a big girl bed since October. We had a scare a while back when Sarah stopped napping and waking up during the night 3+ times! That was horrendous! She's now sleeping all night again. 7p-7a. Napping is more work these days. I have resorted to laying down with her for about 10 minutes to make sure she goes to sleep and doesn't play during her nap. She'll usually sleep 1 1/2- 2 hours. She has her favorite blanky and a sippy cup she likes to sleep with.
POTTY: What potty? She's NOT interested yet. :( Hopefully soon! :)

STATS at 2years:
Head: 49 cm (85%)
Length: 3'0.5" (97%)
Weight: 29lb (76%)

Vasona Lake Park Christmas Lights and Train 12/5

Well first of all Kai is now doing a little of this...
and this...
getting so big!

Saturday Night we met up with the Katz for some pizza and then met some ward friends at the Vasona Lake Park to take a choo choo and view the lights in the park. Afterwards we had hot chocolate, cookies and rode the merry-go-round.

^Sarah and one of her best friends, Sydney. :)
^Waiting in line for the train.
^Yes Kai was there too, bundled in his carseat.
^Harmans on the train. It was chilly!!
^Katz on the train!
^Sarah LOVED this!
^Daddy actually rode a horse with her.
^Kristen is one of my greatest friends!
^This little guy is most always a happy camper. Love that smile!

Tree is up

By the first weekend of December we finished our decorating by putting ornaments on the tree.
^ Auz and Nimbus

Cutting down our tree

We started out December by going to the Santa Cruz Mountains to cut down a tree for Christmas. It was our first experience cutting down our own tree, and a good one.

^ We found a good one!

I think this will be a yearly tradition!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Utah trip for Thanksgiving

For Thanksgiving this year we went to Utah. I flew with Kai to UT since I had a flight credit that was going to expire and Ed drove with Sarah.
^ Ed said Sarah was a champ the whole time. They talked, she watched some movies, slept some, met Morghan and Duke in Reno for a break, stopped at McD's playplace in Elko, and did great!

Sunday: We had dinner with the Harman Family. We HAD to get some pictures of the cute kids. :)
^ Our happy boy!
^Sister and brother
All dressed up!
Monday Kai got some quality time with his closest cousin Zoey.
Tuesday I met up with my girlfriends. Always fun to see them. Jenn & Heather had just left. :(

^ Although Kai is usually happy- long vacations and messed up schedules gave us a little bit of this.

Thursday/Turkey Day: Ed played with my brother's in their annual Turkey Bowl. He had a great time!

Aaron, Ed, Landon, Dave, Neil, Dustin & Tony
?, Kyle, Ty, Josh, ?, ?
I'm really sad to say these are the only pics I got of Thanksgiving!! No pictures of Kai for his first Thanksgiving. I feel so guilty! Thanksgiving we spent with my dad and his brothers. A bachelor Thanksgiving feast! :) I didn't take many pictures on this trip. :(

These last pics were taken on our way back to CA
^ Kai had a massive blow out, hence his nakedness. Luckily we had another outfit. He was great!
^Sarah had some outbursts, but overall it was a painless successful, pretty quick trip! Thanks for driving Ed!

Just like her dad

Sarah snoring on our way back home to CA. :) Ut wore her out!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Ed's Birthday

For Ed's birthday we went to a yummy steakhouse.
Then the next day we went car racing with the Nixons.

^We totally brought it!

^Ed was the fastest racer this time, but Paul gave him a run for his money! I started out good, but after I T-boned Rebecca (on accident) I couldn't quite catch up and took last place. :)
This racing is now a yearly tradition.

For Ed's actual birthday I made him his favorite. Well, he cooked the filets. We eat a lot of meat...

Only 34! :) Hope it's a good one! Love you babe!

^ His birthday gift. He loves it!! He picked it! :)