Monday, February 22, 2010

Jesus Loves Me

Lately, Shayden has been saying over and over, "Jesus loves me."

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Early Head Start

Shayden has been doing Early Head Start for the last year now. She has loved it. It forces me to spend a good hour and a half focusing only on their development. I try to do that anyway on my own, but it's been nice to have supplies that I don't have brought my house to help them learn new things. One activity that our Family Educator brought was sifting some flour. The kids loved it! Gavon loves to scoop and pour.
Gavon just learned to fold his arms for prayer. He's starting to copy everything we do. Shayden surprised me by copying Gavon more that he copies her. He'll do something and she'll be close behind doing it too.
He also likes to stomp his foot. to dance.

Hopefully these videos work.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Gavon loves candy, and my phone.
Shayden wearing a dress to dance.
Gavon in his brown suit. It's still too big for him. This picture was taken before Christmas.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Growing Girl

Alisa took this picture after a long long day.

Shayden has been doing and saying so much lately. It kind of scares me because she understands so much, I have to explain things to her. That almost sounds ridiculous that I'm scared to do that, but I guess it's just because new stages mean new situations.

The other day Shayden told Paul, "Dad, you need to pull up your pants, because they are falling down."

Whenever she wants you to move or get away from her so she can do her own thing she says, "Go to your mom," or "Go to your dad." She even says that to me. "Go to your dad." First off, he's my husband, and second off, you're going to get into trouble if you keep taking over, and not letting Gavon play with that, or whatever it is you're doing.

She wants to do everything herself. Getting dressed especially. She will throw a fit if I get her dressed, answer the phone, or put her in her car seat. She wants to do it herself.

When I tell her she needs to share with Gavon, she'll break off the tiniest tiniest piece and give to him. She's doing better at this, and giving him a full fruit snack at least.

Potty training is such a roller coaster. She was so good for almost a month. I was thinking, "Yay! I'm done with this." And then the next thing I know, she's only making it once or twice the whole day. This morning I said, "It's time to go potty. Let's hurry and go." She said, "No, I can go in my pants." I said, "No, that's yucky, and you get wet." And then I just make her go, and she cries and gets off without any success.

On a happier note, she is super happy to see Gavon when he wakes up from a nap. She'll say, "Good morning Gavon! Tickle Tickle Tickle" and tickle his toes.

Paul is at drill. I was just able to go Cross Country Skiing up Green Canyon...BEAUTIFUL. I wish I could have gone longer, but it had to be a quicky. My visiting teacher watched the kids for me, and she is already such a busy person working full time, 2 little kids, never seeing her husband. I was also able to get a 6 mile run in this morning pushing the stroller through a thin layer of snow. It was just enough to make it hard to push, but not impossible. I'm telling myself this is the best time to train for a 1/2 marathon because I'm not pregnant or nursing. We also went to Plante 51 today. It was okay. Shayden and Gavon loved it. Last night I told Shay we could watch a movie and eat popcorn after dinner, so I made a big bowl of popcorn and we all watched 2 episodes of Little Einsteins (one of Shay's favorite things to watch). They downed the popcorn and asked for more, and got so excited about blasting off and such. It was cute to watch.

Paul and I just bought 2 non-refundable tickets to Hawaii. It looks like we're going on a 2nd honeymoon!

Gavon is hilarious. Here he is eating some cheerios.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Past Few Days

Gavon Hanging out on a pillow. Aunt Alisa came over, and they always go crazy when that happens.

Shayden threw a fit two days ago. She wanted to go to Lexie's house. Here's the end of it.

Yesterday was pretty bad. Gavon got a hold of a stick that broke off our drying rack and whacked me on the head really hard just after Shayden pooped and rubbed it all over the carpet, Gavon's crib and blankets and the diaper changing table. It took me 2 hours to scrub the poop off, and I'm going to have to have the carpets cleaned. Head Start asked me to come in in the morning to screen some applications, and it was so pointless. Now I didn't get my laundary done, and I spent the day scrubbing poop. It makes me just want to cry.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Random Pictures

Gavon likes to wear shoes on his hands. He thinks it's so cool! He also likes to eat toilet paper.
This boy loves his daddy. Every time Paul holds him Gavon gets this smile on his face that's all smug. He loves to be thrown in the air, and spun around or thrown.

I found them like this the other day. They were just snuggling watching a movie. They stayed like that for about 5 minutes.

Here is a video of Shayden finger painting.