Thursday, May 28, 2009
He has rediscovered his bouncy seat- you know the ones for infants. He loves to sit in it and stand on it and bounce and dance (another favorite of his), he thinks he's pretty funny, especially when he lays down and pretends to go to sleep in it. He's also learning how to undo the velcro on his diaper covers! Such a smartie!! So I am trying to remember to keep shorts or pants on over them at all times. He loves being outside and getting dirty, and eating sand and I'm sure every other gross dirty thing he can find do to. Oh yeah he tried to eat cat poop- yeah it's ok if that made you gag- I did when I was told about it, of course I wasn't here- that wouldn't happen on my watch....
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
The wedding was at 7pm so we had sometime to sit in the hotel and get dinner before getting dressed to go. Of course I didn't get any pictures at the wedding, but Eli had a super cute outfit. The wedding was beautiful! I am really not that into weddings (or maybe I'm just not into the extreme cost that goes into weddings- I just don't get it), but I really like this one, they did things just a little different (like the guys walking into the drums playing..) that made me really like it. SInce it was in the evening instead of having a meal they had a DESSERT RECEPTION- seriously genius!! Rowan really like that part, and it totally made up for the fact that there was no alcohol (I know, but it really was still nice). The boys did surprsingly well during the ceremony, Eli even clapped after they had a group of little girls sing (adorable). I probably should have put the oictures in more than one post, but you'll live.
Eli was super tired at the reception (which was after his bedtime!), but he still managed to help me make my new ring sling look cute!
My cousins were in the wedding and helped clean up afterwards so we brough Rowan's cousin (2nd or 3rd cousin? I don't know..) back to the hotel with us. Rowan was so excited and just kept wanting to hug C- who was not as excited as Rowan, but did put on a happy face for the camera.
Eli loved checking out the hotel!
And he especially loved the fact that there was no crib, which apparently meant he didn't have to go to bed. He finally gave in at 11:30pm(almost 4 hrs. after his normal bedtime) and was up at 6:30am the next day. What is wrong with this child?! Seriously!?
So Saturday morning we got up and drove to Kentucky to a park just south of Evansville, IN. It was about a 3 hour drive (we wanted something half was home). After we got our tent set up we went for a hike.
Eli slept in the Ergo carrier, on my front since it was a short hike.
The boys loved that there was so much dirt to play in. Luckily Rowan took a bunch of diggers so he was able to get extra dirty! It was really fun when it rained!
Eli liked the dirt too.
We bought a new tent since our old one was getting tight with Rowan, this one is great and has tons of room.
Eli chillin' in Rowan's chair with Rowan's water bottle. He tumbled out of the chair right after I took this. Reminder- never leave babies unattended in chairs without straps- or something like that.
Reminder- The 3 year olds water bottle is NOT spill proof.
Eli's new favorite toy is this Barney handheld vacuum. He loves to clean with it.
What happens when you forget your backpack.
Sunday we went on a 3.5mile hike. It took us about 2 hours at Rowan's pace- ok so I was probably slower than Rowan. But there were a lot of hills and a lot of steep hills. Rowan walked most of it and just had Mike carry him a little. Eli rode on my back in the Ergo, he napped for a while at first and then enjoyed looking up at the trees. It rained the whole time, but we were in the forest so didn't feel most of it and when we did it felt really good.
We came around a corner and this deer was standing right there eating, just a few feet away. It looked at us and then kept eating, but didn't run. I was a little scared, ok terrified. Usually they run, I was convinced it was going to come after us.
Saturday night both boys seemed to be getting colds, but they both seemed fine the rest of the weekend. We were worried about Eli, since he is suppose to get breathing treatments as soon as his cold starts. Of course I didn't take the machine, although I thought about it. So we started it last night when we got home hoepfully he doesn't get too bad. I started feeling awful yesterday morning and felt like crap the whole ride home, then spent the rest of the day on the couch. I feel better today so I'm pretty sure I'll survive this cold. Eli is sleeping better already, he stayed up way to late every night we were gone, and hardly napped. SUnday we were all exhausted and all decided to take a nap in the tent. Mike and Rowan fell alseep right away, I nursed Eli hoping he'd fall alseep, but no. I kept dozing and he just kept crawling all over us like we were playing a game. Eventually Mike woke up and took him and Rowan and I napped. H efell alseep later in the stroller for 30minutes- maybe. I just don't get him at all!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Had to say goodbye to Barney- and still not look at the camera!
In other news we are heading to Tennessee Friday for my cousins wedding. Saturday we will head back north a bit and spend 2 days camping in Kentucky. We are really excited to go do something, even if it means a 6+hour car ride with two kids- wish us luck!