I was going through my pics to upload a new apron to my etsy site (didja like that shameless plug?) and saw this one I took of Kevin with the kids a couple of weeks ago. I got a little sad because I miss Kevin. He is studying his diligent little heart out every second he gets. This has been a pretty intense semester for him and so we haven't seen as much of him between all of his different responsibilities. But the time we do spend with him is sweet. I had to get this shot of all the kids huddling around him. They sure love their daddy. Only two more weeks of this semester and then we get him for the whole summer!
Gavin has been pulling himself up for weeks now. He follows the kids around the house and wants to play with them so bad. Cade and Myla are usually really good at involving him. This is Gavin standing at the bathtub wanting so badly to be in there with Cade and Myla. I try to get him in but bathing three kids at one time is a challenge. I usually come out soaking wet.
Gav's little feet.
Yesterday I went downstairs and he was half way up them! He about gave me a heart attack. I didn't know he could climb the stairs. I am having a hard time keeping up with him!
My sister-in-law, Jamie, and her friend, Lisa, are opening a preschool for the 2009-2010 school year. We are so excited for her (and Myla is excited to start school there)! They are offering two classes:
Preschool (3 -4 year olds) - 2 days Mon./Wed. 9:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m. $60 a month
Pre-K (4-5 year olds) - 3 days Mon./Wed./Thurs. 12:00p.m.-2:00 p.m. $80 a month
Click on the button above for more information regarding their curriculum. They are registering now, so hurry before spaces fill!
I don't know if it's just because he's my third child, so I'm not paying as much attention, but this kid is growing up so fast! I can't even keep up with him anymore. He is one speedy fella. He just started pulling himself up to the couch and the toy box and the bath tub. Anywhere Cade and Myla are he wants to be. Usually they are so sweet to include him in their play. (The only time Cade has a problem is when Gavin destroys his train tracks and eats his trains.) He is eating regular food and won't even touch the baby food. The second Kevin comes in the door Gavin scoots his little body over to him as fast as he can. It melts my heart actually. This little boy is such a blessing in our lives. Here are some pics of him that I took today. I just can't get enough of his face!
This is one of my favorite things that he does...he kneels and plays with toys. I just love watching him.
Personally, I think our toilet has had it out for Cade for awhile and it finally socked Cade a good-'un. Let me tell you the story of how the toilet beat Cade....literally. Let me warn you, this is not a terribly exciting story. But I must document, for posterity's sake, what happens when YOU DON'T LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER! Okay, ahem, now that I've got that out of my system...
One night, while taking a bath, the kids drenched the floor. Again. Like they always do. Drenched. Soaked. Wetter than the Mississippi. They do this by taking turns getting out of the bathtub, then streaking through the house naked and running back to the bathtub full force. I think they get some kind of thrill out of it. Is this indicative of future events? Oh, I hope not. Anyway, after the, oh, HUNDRETH time of telling them to stay in the bathtub (I just want them good and clean, sheesh!) I finally grab Cade on his return streaking trip and tell him we are putting jammies on now. No more bathtub. He breaks free of my grasp and goes running into the swampy bathroom, when "Crack! Thump! Squeeeeeeeeeel!"
He slipped right into the toilet and got quite the little shiner. These pics aren't the greatest and they don't do the bruise justice. It swelled right up. Anyway, of course, I didn't want Cade to get hurt. I spend most of my day trying to prevent my kids from injuring themselves or each other, both physically and emotionally. It makes my heart very sad when my kids get hurt. But I will say this, Cade hasn't gone streaking since and it's been a couple of weeks since this happened. Life is all about learning, and sometimes we have to learn the hard way.
A couple weekends ago Kevin took Cade on their first Father's and Son's campout with our ward. I sent the camera with Kevin with the firm instructions to take pics of all the fun. This was their very first one! It had to be documented. So, based on the pics that Kevin took (and from his own commentary about the weekend) this is pretty much what happened:
They drove. Both are happy and excited to go!Cade wee wee-ed on his first shrub. A momentous event for any boy I'm sure. Well, I'm not sure. Moving on...Cade slept. For like 14 hours. Kevin said he slept most of the time. He came home with a pretty bad fever. Poor kid. Cade threw rocks in the river. Knowing how this kid loves throwing rocks into water, I'm sure this was his favorite part. If he had stayed awake to roast marshmallows, that might have been his favorite part.
Kevin drove home, while Cade slept...with juice and cookie in hand. That kid is talented. (I think Kevin is pretty talented too, taking that picture while driving. )
So that concludes the first Father/Son campout. They both came home sunburnt and tired and sick. But they were glad they went.
Not Quite June Cleaver is having a great giveaway for those of us who love fabric, spring, books, etc. Click on the image to take you there. I want that green fabric. I hear an apron calling me from the fabric.