Wednesday, December 7, 2016

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Let's do a quick recap. 
thanksgiving was uneventful, which was nice since it was full of sickness last year. Philip worked the holiday and days surrounding it, so I packed up the kids and dog and spent a few nights at my parents:) i'm sure it wore them out but it was so wonderful being there and spending time with them. As much as kids love being there, I think Jackson loves it the most. 
here are some pictures to highlight the month I failed to blog. 
Ainsley's 3 year preschool pics 
Ainsley and Jack playing dress up 
dinner with this one is never boring
this picture is all too familiar... 
I told her she got one lick, so she made it a good one
we celebrated Joy's birthday 
she helped me bake. in her soccer cleats. no pants. 
I took her to see the Trolls movie 
see the button ? it summons the waitress. said waitress asked my daughter to stop pushing it. 
passed out in his high chair after thanksgiving lunch 
Now, on to the good stuff-- Christmas!!! Again, I will highlight our seasonal adventures so far with pictures. 
helping Pop put the angel on their tree 
again, no pants.
we have one like this of Ainsley 
Martinkovic Christmas Party- the kids beating up on Jeff 
Georgetown Christmas Parade 
painting ornaments at Mad Potter 
Meeting Santa! Ainsley is pulling parkers collar backwards here 
cookie decorating 
her school craft- a christmas tree out of a sugar cone 
Tonight, we took baths early, put on our new Christmas pjs, attempted some pictures, then drove around the neighborhood looking at Christmas Lights. We made special purple hot chocolate (courtesy of Grandma Joy) and Ainsley loved seeing all of the lights. We told her people put lights out so Santa can find their house. So any house without lights, she made sure we knew Santa would not find them lol. 
Yay! it is officially Christmas Season and I could not be happier. What makes me the most happy, is how much BOTH my kids are loving it this year. Parker wants the tree on, always. and if the tree in the window isn't on when he wakes up he stands pointing and grunting at it until you turn it on. Ainsley hops out of bed each morning to open her Christmas box and put her character on her manger advent calendar. It's truly just such a JOY to experience Christmas with these two. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

15 months

Monday Parker turned 15 months! So hard to believe. He had his 15 month check up Tuesday morning, and it didn't go quite as planned... 
While I was waiting in the room for Dr Nelson, baby stripped down to diaper, I noticed parker had a rash on his feet. I attributed it to the thieves I had slathered on his feet the day before because I could tell he didn't feel good. The day before he was cranky, drooling a lot, and Philip and I assumed he was getting a new tooth. Well, I was feeding him snacks and noticed a few bumps on his hands. and I thought ' you have got to be kidding me'. and I looked at his lips and sure enough, one tiny bump next to his scar. So when Dr nelson walked in and said 'happy 15 months! how are we?' I told him apparently Parker has Hand Foot Mouth, and I just now noticed. So, shots were delayed. Apparently HFM is rampant this season with over 70 different strains going around. awesome. since he has had it before we are hoping this is a mild, quick virus that will pass quickly. as in, before thanksgiving. 
height/weight: length: 31 1/2 inches (62%)
weight: 25.3 lbs (62%)
OFC: 50cm (98%) 
they had him stand on scale for the first time at the appointment, so I am not 100% sure his weight is accurate, but I'm sure it's close. 

eating/sleeping: for the most part he is sleeping through the night. he wakes up 1-2 times a night frequently crying for his paci (or just his mommy). he goes to bed around 715-745 and sleeps until 7-730. If he's really tired he goes to his room, turns on sound machine, grabs his blanky and waves bye bye. When I take him upstairs for nap or bedtime he waves bye bye too. so cute. 
He eats any and everything. all day long. 

new things
he has 7 teeth 
he has had his first ER trip that resulted in sedation and 4 stitches (thank you Daddy) 
 he had his second hair cut 
he can sign "more" "please" "eat" 
he still just says "DaDa" , the occasional mmm
he seems to have an indiscernible word for Jackson that he repeats while pointing at him 
he points and grunts at what he wants
he goes to pantry, pulls out something he wants (usually a jar of PB) and brings it to me to eat 
he LOVES balls. he loves throwing them and is trying really hard to say "ball"--but it comes out "Da" 
he is still obsessed with color yellow. he carries around a yellow plastic otoscope, a yellow marker, a highlighter, etc 
this kid is so active and into EVERYTHING. like you put him in a room and think 'there's nothing he can get into in there' and 15 seconds later- you're taking him to the ER. 
he loves to climb, jump, and be dangerous