Saturday, September 8, 2012

6 Months

I'm wondering how we got from this:

to this:

(he likes to eat paper)

Yep, how did 6 months go by so quickly?!  He's sitting up by himself and crawling.  I leave him for 10 seconds, and when I get back to the room, he's disappeared.  Now he's got the freedom to get to all those toys on the floor (much to Spencer's dismay).  Spencer likes to watch Jordan crawl around, so long as he doesn't touch Spencer's toys.  Yeah, "sharing" is a work in progress.

And some other random pictures- 

In the bath (Jordan loves to suck on his washcloth so then Spencer does the same)

Already best buds
At the zoo 


Brigham City Temple Open House- he loved the booties

Yep, he's got his father's climbing genes

We spend almost every morning, outside in the sandbox

Olympic Park

On the Alpine Slide, with grandpa

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Schedules... (please help!)

It seems to me that commenting on blog posts has become a thing of the past.  We're all so used to clicking "like" on facebook, that commenting takes way too much time (hello, I am so guilty of this!)  But... for all you experienced moms out there... I could use some suggestions.

I'm having a really hard time getting Jordan onto any kind of schedule.  And for someone (me!) who loves schedules and routines, it's driving me CRAZY.  Seriously.  He's 5 months (will be 6 in 2 weeks).  He's sleeping through the night, which is fabulous.  But... he never wakes up in the morning at the same time.  Therefore he doesn't have his morning nap at the same time.  He never sleeps for a consistent amount of time.  Usually he sleeps for 40-45 minutes (sometimes in the morning, it's longer). But then afternoon nap isn't at the same time.  And that nap is always 40 minutes.  He wakes up crying, rubbing his eyes and oh so ornery.  But will he go back to sleep?  Oh no...

So my dilemma is basically that he doesn't do anything at the same time, day in and day out.  Spencer was a short napper, too (40 minutes) until about 4-5 months... then he just sort of fell into his own schedule.  He got up at the same time every day.  Went down for naps at the same time every day.  Slept for exactly 1.5 hours every nap.  Oh it was wonderful.  So easy to plan stuff, since he was on such a good routine.

So... am I being unrealistic in hoping that Jordan would do the same?  I'm no so naive to believe that kids are all exactly the same... but I was hoping for some sort of schedule.  Doesn't have to be exactly like Spencer's was... just some sort of regularity.  Maybe he's just going to take his sweet time?

I dunno.  Anyone else had this experience and have some advice to share?  Please :)

Monday, July 2, 2012

Jordan 4 Months

Jordan's 4 months old today.  I can't believe how fast it's gone by.  Stop growing Jordan!  I want you to stay a baby forever :)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Love Them

I was pretty nervous about having 2 kids.  2 seemed like a lot in comparison to 1 (I know all of you with 3+ are laughing at me).  But... I think I like it.  Sure, we have moments where I want to tear out my hair since they're both screaming at me.  But then moments when Spencer hugs Jordan, or kisses Jordan or shares his toys or favorite monkey blanket with Jordan make my heart melt.  And seeing Jordan smile and babble at Spencer does the same thing.  As much as I'd like Jordan to stay a baby forever, I am looking forward to them actually being able to play with each other.  When I was pregnant with Jordan (and whining a lot) a friend told me that the best "present" you can give your child is a sibling.  (Michelle, you're so wise!)  After surviving the first 3 months (always the hardest), I'm beginning to see that she's right.  I love them both soooo much.  I'm so blessed to have these 2 boys in my life.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Da Boys & Flowers

We went out to Thanksgiving Point for the Tulip Festival.  It was a gorgeous day, with beautiful flowers.  So much fun.

And Jordan turned 2 months old.  I can't believe it's been 2 months!  He's getting more social, smiling at us and cooing.  He's just too cute.

Love all 3 boys!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Easter, Birthday and Other Stuff

Wow, having 2 kids keeps me busy :)  So without further ado... our going ons in pictures...

Jordan's favorite way to sleep.  He doesn't like to be swaddled... but he tolerates it.  He'd prefer to sleep like this.


Spencer helping with tummy time

Spencer's 2nd birthday was April 5th - he had peanut butter fingers - his favorite 

Reading stories with Dad

Dying Easter eggs

The birthday cake for his party.  He LOVES Clifford books.

2 years old!

We tried taking a family picture on Easter, but neither child was cooperating...

Hunting eggs

Yep, he chooses his clothes every morning, down to the socks.  Normally they don't match but did this day.  I love how the shorts looks like capris.