Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A couple of videos

Here are a couple of videos of Bo playing. Arabelle is at my parents' for the night and it's been a quiet day!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Funny kids!

We have been having a lot of fun at home lately. The kids usually play in the mornings, then Bo takes a little nap, and I'm cleaning/doing laundry/straightening up. We try to get out of the house in the late morning and either get groceries (usually on Mondays), or go to the park or library. We have lunch, rest/nap, then play in the backyard and "get wet" as Arabelle says.

There are plenty of times that I catch Bo and Arabelle doing something funny that I don't get a picture of, but here are a few that I did get.
I've shared before that Arabelle "strolls" herself in the baby doll stroller. Now she gets  Bo to push her!

Bo LOVES to carry this broom around .

Arabelle wanted Daddy to hold the "boys and girls". She slept with 6 last night!

Bo in a basket!

Every now and then, I will see Bo walking around  wearing Arabelle's  necklace. 

Sambo and Leigh-Leigh brought Bo his own cruise ship home from their trip. He  loves it!
A couple of funny things Arabelle has said: She calls McDonald's "Old McDonalds". I told her that we were going to town this morning for groceries. She got right down in Bo's face and said "Do you want to go to Old McDonalds, Bo?".

She stayed at Sambo's office while Bo and I went to Walmart. He took her out behind his office and they saw that there were no pears on the pear tree this year. Arabelle said "I'll just wait right here for the pears." ha!

And, there was a frog in the back yard this afternoon. She was trying to catch him and he kept hopping away. She was saying "here frog!, come here!!!". Then, she wanted to spray him with the water hose and I said we weren't going to do that. Her response? "Oh, he doesn't have his swim suit on?". Obviously, I had told her not to spray me because I didn't have my swim suit on. :) Yes, she finally caught the frog. Poor little thing!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Bo is 11 months old!

Another month past! I can't believe he will be one next month!

  • Bo, you are a fast boy! You walk all over the place now and are trying to run! You like to open drawers and cabinets.
  • Your favorite new toy is Arabelle's little broom. You carry it all over the place and if you can't find it, you go to the laundry room to look for it.
  • You are babbling a lot and say "mama", "dada", "ba" for ball, and "Drake". You shake your head 'no' when we say no to you. Unfortunately, you usually continue what you are doing instead of stopping. :)
  • You have 4 teeth now. 2 on the bottom and 2 on the top. 
  • You have really started eating a lot now! Some new foods you will eat now are carrots, green beans, chicken, and figs.
  • You are nursing 4 times a day and 0-1 times at night. You sleep about 11-12 hours at night and take a short nap in the mornings and a longer one (1h 20 min) in the afternoon. Bedtime is around 7, depending on naps.
  • We went to the beach this past month and you loved it! You can even make a fish face now. 
  • You have started giving us kisses, especially in the mornings. I bring you to our bed to nurse, then you roll over and start giving us both kisses. One of my favorite parts of the day!
  • I have learned to keep shorts or a onesie over your diapers. You can take any diaper off. I caught you walking around naked carrying a wet diaper yesterday!
11 months

Love this little face!

Wearing shoes to the park now! He walked all over the place. 
He is catching up!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Fernandina Vacation 2011

 We had a great time at the beach! We left last Thursday at lunch time and came home Monday.  It was cloudy every day except Sunday, but it was nice to not have to put the tent up each day and it wasn't so hot. Bo and Arabelle LOVED the beach. I could spend all day out there too, so it was perfect! Jared didn't mind staying in the condo with the kids while they napped/rested and I enjoyed some quiet time reading on the beach.
We also had some great seafood each night!

I put some shells in the bucket. This face was so funny to me!

This was by far the best vacation moment for me. I was laughing so hard!

Mama was working hard digging holes for Arabelle!

I took this picture and Arabelle asked to see it. I showed her and she said "Awwww! Mama and Arabelle!". 

Monday morning, before we left to come home, I took Arabelle on the beach for a bit. She was playing, then said "I'm ready to go home.", so we started walking back inside. Before we even got off the sand, she started to cry and said "I miss the beach!". Poor girl! She always has the best time at the beach. 

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Beach preview

We are spending a few days at the beach, but wanted to go ahead and share a few pics. I will have a big post once we get home and settled back in. As you will see, we are having fun!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Note to self:

If you're going here

don't leave home without this:

ESPECIALLY when you are taking these two with you.

It will make you feel like this:

Luckily my Father-in-law saved the day and brought me some money. Boy did I feel dumb!

*photos from google

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sweet Summertime

We have been enjoying a lot of fresh fruit this summer! The figs are ready now and we walk out there a couple of times a day to snack on the figs and eat a few of the last remaining blueberries. Today, Arabelle asked for figs about 10 minutes after she got out of bed!


Bo's favorite is blueberries

"Back to the blueberries, Mom!"

I am impressed with my Zinnias this year! I have always liked my Grandma's Zinnias and thought they would look really pretty there by the drive way. I was right! They are so easy to grow and Arabelle always likes picking one to carry around. :) This picture was about 3 weeks ago. They are already a lot bigger!