Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mostly Pictures...

Andrew is obsessed with Otter Pops. I gave him one a couple of weeks ago when he was getting some new teeth. Now whenever he sees one he cries for it.

He is a standing up boy these days. He thinks walking is a big funny game so when Landon and I try to have him walk to each other he laughs his head off, takes a couple of steps and falls forward. He walks best when he doesn't think about it and is totally on his own.

There have been some crazy storms lately so we brought the fun inside.

The storm. This is at 9:00 am. Notice the parking lot light is on. The weather is crazy here. I guess it is just new. I would probably be surprised by the weather anywhere besides Utah.

Kinnie and a box. She likes to play with a few empty boxes we have, building castles or trains or just sitting in them and watching movies.

We are still getting used to the idea of living here. We are settled but it is still an adjustment. Landon is enjoying school and learning so many new things. I pretty much go grocery shopping but I am trying to be more social. I take Kinnie and Andrew on the swings by our house a lot and we play in the wading pool a lot. We will be more adjusted in a few weeks just in time to go back to Salt Lake at the end of July. I can't wait though!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

A lot of firsts

Kinnie is sporting underwear for the first time. She went potty for me Monday morning, I told her she could start wearing underwear. She has been in underwear all week and is doing great! I knew she had it in her, she was probably ready a long time ago but I guess I wasn't.

Andrew cried himself to sleep for the first time last night. He slept a whole 8 hours, woke up, came into our steps right!?...and went back to sleep for a couple of hours. Yes, he is 11 months old, and yes it worked wonderfully (I think I will knock on wood right now). I did the whole "Ferber" method...let him cry for 5 min, and went in to reassure him, then 10 min. and then another 10 min and he was good. This is a huge first for him and me. I was not able to do it with Kinnie and obviously I had to really gear up for it with him almost being one. I just knew it was time when I was spending sooooo much time trying to get him to sleep and getting so frustrated.

Andrew has his first top teeth. Notice I said teeth. He has three new top teeth within this last week and I am sure a fourth will probably be coming in anytime. He has been one fussy boy but I think we are through the hard part.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Kinnie and Andrew

Here is how Kinnie is most of the time. Singing songs, chomping on her gum, and having fun with Andrew.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

First Warning!

First tornado warning. The rain this evening was more like a waterfall. Little streams were forming on the grass. We were invited to dinner by some neighbors, as we walked over the sky was turning black and there was a lot of lightning. We had just heard on the news about a tornado warning. I was freaking out. Two minutes after we got to the neighbors was when the rain started. It was so amazing to watch. It was great and ominous. We sat and watched it out the front window while listening to the radio broadcast. I couldn't believe how dark it was and how everything seemed to be tinted turquoise. I am glad we were with people who have lived here and knew how to "handle" the situation and calm my tornado fears. I thought for sure my reoccurring tornado nightmares were going to come true. All is well though, it rained really hard and then by the time we had to go home to get the kids in bed it had let up. There is still a lot of lightning and thunder going on. So one down, I wonder how many more of these we will experience!