Monday, February 27, 2012

Park, Gino 7 months, Birthdays, Giadaisms, Crawling Videos

This beautiful weather called for a couple trips to the park this week!

Met up with Marla and JZ. Fun morning at the park, and nice visit with Hilda too.
Lets do it again soon!
Gino looks startled and rightfully so...Giada wanted to take him down alone....
I convinced her to have me assist!
AJ had a fun birthday party at the WOW museum. The kids enjoyed making slime!
Lab coats and all!
We celebrated Ginas birthday this weekend. Good times with the fam!

Gina won a t- shirt.
All the girls(and Gino) got together to celebrate Hilders birthday too!

He pulls himself up on everything!

We love Belle, but we still Love Sydney!

Bath time with brother is so much more fun!
So this has been going on for at least a month. He scooted where ever he wanted to go.
But now....he is really on the move!!

"Lesterday" = yesterday. She has a good idea that it is in the past, but "Lesterday" could be last week or last month. But one thing is for sure. Nothing gets by her, she remembers EVERYTHING!
- Loves pistachios and is a good eater in general, still loves broccoli, cheese, and smoothies lately too. Any fruit really she would rarely turn down.
- "Want to check out my moves??" She will say that and then start dancing all around
- Lately she has been saying "I'm really serious"
- When she falls..."I'm ok, I'm tough!"
- Now whenever we see a flag she asks" Do you want me to teach you pledge allegiance?"
- We were having salmon for dinner, Giada says "Whats that?" I say "Salmon" she says "No, that looks like fish"
- Lots of playing hide and go seek and LOTS of tea parties lately.
- Hands Gino a stuffed animal and says "Here Gino, here's an animal for you to slobber all over"
- STILL doesn't like her hair combed. I have to win the battle every few days.
- Loves counting anything and everything and looking for letters in words that she is familiar with
-Hugs Gino, Mike and I and says "mom, this is our family"
-Insists on getting herself dressed. That process takes a LONG time. I try letting her pick pants and shoes and I try to find a somewhat matching top. It's interesting ...every morning.

Gino is 7 months old!
I like how the pictures easily show what is going on at this time in his life.

- Teething! He won't remove those hands from his mouth. The bottom 2 are sticking WAY up. And the top 2 must be on their way...all the signs are there.
- Sitting up. Apparently most kids sit before crawling...not mine. He kept toppling over, but now he is pretty good at it. I love those cute chubby legs when they aren't all covered up!
- Happy boy, really only cranky when he is tried or hungry.
- Easy to smile and laugh
- Seems to enjoy eating more every day. He has tried prunes, peas, sweet potatoes, carrots. And in those mesh bags likes cantaloupe and bananas. The carrots seem to be the favorite so far.
- Loves taking baths
- Sleeping.... well he did do a 5 hr stretch last night, but that was the longest ever. It is still every couple hours....I know....I'm working on it!
-Pulls himself up on ANYTHING he can grab!
- Super ticklish - thighs, feet, neck
- Sticking out tongue

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Park, Dogs, Valentine's Day, Gino Eats...and More!

This week we did lots of running around! With this springlike weather we headed to the park with friends. One day with Wendy and Ella, and one day a picnic lunch with the Archuletas!
I'm a big boy now....eating crackers!
Took the dogs to the lake again this weekend.
They love it out there, and it tires them both out and Giada too!
We opened up a couple toys Gino wasn't ready for yet from Christmas.
Well Giada loved them and Gino just enjoyed eating the boxes!
We went to a crab feed this weekend and my mom sent my this picture of Giada reading to herself.....too cute, she is growing up quickly! I'm bummed crab feed season is coming to a close- it's soo yummy!
The kids got to play together this weekend. Super Hero Dylan, and the girls with their Fairy Wings on were enjoying some dinner. Trying to get them all to smile at the same time for the pic....impossible!
We headed over to visit with Grandma Carol and Patsy!
Giada loved sitting with their dog who just had two puppies!
Happy Valentines Day - Yummy cakepops from Chrystal's Cake Pop Shop!! Delicious!
Giada requested I take a picture in her new Valentines necklace and with her
dog here it is!
I tried to buy everything pretty case our next kid was a boy. But....a few things Gino sports in pink. He doesn't seem to mind and LOVES jumping in the Jenny Jumper!
Everyone loves Giada's chair....

Since turning 3 Giada now is in gymnastics class by herself. It is fun to just watch her, she listens so well to the teacher and seems so proud of herself, always looking over to make sure we are watching. I am also glad I no longer have to participate in the Christmas program and can enjoy it from the stands this year.

This is how I find them most friends....
3 years old!
7 months!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Bordessa Visit, Baby Ben, Valentines Day, Lake Visit

This week we took a trip to Valley Ford to visit the Bordessa's! We had been wanting to get there for the girls to play and we wanted to meet Davis. It was such a fun day we will have to do it again soon. We didn't get very good pics of the kids.. next time. Jarrid saved a kitten from a telephone pole and that is all we have heard about for days.
Thanks for lunch and the great visit Jackie!

Giada loved climbing to the top of the almond shells
Giada also loved Gianna's pet pig "Toby" who is getting big!
It was muddy the day after the rain...Giada's favorite thing to do- jump around in it. We shouldn't have let the girls take the purses outside....they got muddy too. The girls were giving us their best grumpy faces!

This week Gino decided he would pull himself up on his naturally we had to lower it. I can't believe my sweet baby is growing up so fast. He is at such a fun age right now.

He can almost sit up by himself without toppling over!!
This weekend pretty much all our plans fell apart, so we ended up with some weekend down time, which rarely happens for us. We spent a few hours at the lake on Sunday, not sure who enjoyed it more the kids, the dogs, or us watching and taking it all in. Giada, Mike and Nonnodid some fishing and caught a big one!!

Belle is getting so much bigger already!
Who was digging??? Not me??She barely ventured into the water...but did test it out.

Giada is a relatively good eater and likes her fruits and vegetables. But every once in awhile she does something funny at dinner. On this night she wanted bruschetta like us, she scooped it on her baguette, without spilling, and was so proud of herself!
Fun with pops on the swing ....even more fun with Silly String!My dear friend Jen, had her baby boy this weekend. Congratulations Jen and Garreth - I can't wait to meet this little guy soon! Benjamin Max Schweitzer. Born 2.11.12 weighing 5lbs/4oz/18in.

Happy Valentines Day!!
Thanks to BW Photography

Belle and Giada spend the day trying to wear one another out!