Friday, March 30, 2012

Another "Woof" watcher

Monday, March 26, 2012

The ear obsession continues!

Sent from my Droid Charge on Verizon 4GLTE

Sunday, March 25, 2012


Sent from my Droid Charge on Verizon 4GLTE

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Andrew's First Easter Egg Hunt

Andrew has a lot of egg hunts coming up, so I thought it would be a good idea to do a practice hunt with him so that he would know what to do. Joey thought this idea was crazy:) Crazy or not, Andrew had so much fun hunting for eggs. I guess it is pretty fun to be the ONLY person competing in an egg hunt.
Look at the serious look on his face. Once he got the hang of it, he was VERY focused.He was not a fan of opened eggs. Since I just threw them around our backyard to "hide" them, many of them popped open. He would not put an opened egg in his basket, so Joey had to fix them first.Joey was bored with the whole thing!After the hunt, it was time for bubbles! Andrew loves bubbles and is able to say the word, too.He also really likes riding this firetruck. Thank you, Rathmell Family!Then, it was time for baths and some "Woof" watching.Our boys were worn out by the end of the day. I forgot to mention that in between the museum and the egg hunt, the boys napped and then we went to Sam's, the mall, Wagner's for some shoes for Andrew, and out to dinner. It was a long day!Will someone please put me to bed?

Children's Hands on Museum

We took the boys to the Children's Hands on Museum (CHOM) this morning. We started out in the farming exhibit.There was an activity with chicken eggs. Andrew did not do the activity, but he did take the majority of the eggs, roll them around the exhibit, and then chase them while screaming BAW (ball) at the top of his lungs!Watering the flowers:You press the button and the animal lights up while making its sound. He would moo with the cow each time.He went down the silo slide several times with the help of his dada.Another slide in a different exhibit:He liked looking at the fish.One of his favorite things was the produce truck. He sat in the bed of the truck and played with all of the produce. Andrew loves taking things out of containers/baskets and then putting them back in.Then, he drove the truck.Andrew also likes to make piles. He will take all objects that are alike and stack them in a pile. For example, I found about 20 shoes stacked in front of my bedroom door the other day. He made some stacks for the museum visitors. I am sure that the staff really appreciated this:)There was also a play ship that he walked through.We had to take a break to feed Joey.After that, we went to the room with different "BAW" activities. He was mesmerized by the flying balls.However, the absolute highlight of his day was the ball booth. You get in the booth, shut the door, and balls begin flying everywhere. It cracked him up so much.He lasted for about 2 minutes after we got back in the car.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Are you okay in there?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Classroom Blog

I have a new blog for my classroom! My students are SO excited! If you are interested, the website is or there is a link that you can click at the top of this blog.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

4 months

Just to compare:Joey is already 1/3 of the way through his first year! That is really hard to believe. Here are some things that I will want to remember about our little guy one day:
*He wears size 2 diapers.
*He wears 6 month clothes.
*His height was 25.5 inches (75th percentile). The pediatrician says that based on his growth chart, he will be about 5'11". Andrew is projected to be 6'1".
*His weight was in the 50th percentile.
*He is currently on Enfamil Gentlease formula. I have a lot of breastmilk frozen, and I have been instructed to try it with him once a month to see if he can tolerate it. This breastmilk contains no dairy, no spicy food, no citrus, etc--everything on the list of things that could bother a baby. Well, we tried some tonight, and it was a disaster. He got so upset and began crying like a baby does when he/she gets shots. I just don't get it. We will try again next month.
*He smiles all of the time, and he loves to laugh. There are a few things that he finds particularly hilarious: someone tickling his neck, acting surprised to see him when he is sitting on your lap, any silly noise.
*Our special song is "How Great is our God." That is the song that I always sing to him when we are alone. If he is really upset, I will put my nose on his nose and begin humming it. Instead of singing/humming multiple songs to my boys, they each have their own "special" song. That way, they learn it early and know it. I can also tell that the predictability and consistency is comforting to them. While I do sing other songs, I stick to their special songs during times of distress or special one on one time. Andrew's song has always been "Because He Lives." When I brought Joey home, I started singing that song because I was so used to it, and then I decided that I wanted him to have his OWN song.
*He has never slept through the night. Actually, he has never even come CLOSE to sleeping through the night. On a good night, I may get up only 2-3 times. On a bad night, I stop counting around 10 times. He rolls all over the crib and wakes himself up. I will not put a sleep positioner in his bed, so I just get up and roll him back over.
*He has not had any food yet. We are trying to wait until 6 months.
*He is a total mama's boy. He wants me all of the time. He smiles when he hears my voice, and will kill himself turning his neck to find me.
We love our little buddy, and we are so blessed to have him. It is hard to remember life without him!