Monday, July 30, 2012

Noah's Ark Lesson!!

Well, we had the honor of being a part of an amazing wedding on Saturday, so Sunday was spent napping and resting.  That's ok...we spent Monday re-learning all about Noah's Ark!

Like I said before we are just doing the lessons in order from Mini's Bible!

Today's lesson was from Genesis 6-9.  Noah's ark and remembering that God always keeps his promises.  (oops...feel free to turn your computer up side down)

We started by watching this video on You Tube!  My Mini loves the computer so I thought this would help get his attention! 

I remember watching this video when I was a kid!  Wesson loved it too!

Then we said a prayer asking the Lord to open our hearts to his message and then we read the story from his book! 

 SNACK...Animal crackers....super lazy!  EEEK

We created Noah's ark!  This is the ark we create a couple months ago.

This time we created a door hanger. Here are the pieces I cut out of construction paper! (while the boys watched the video...preparation is key to keeping my two year old attention). 

Then Mini helped me glue the parts together (use hot much easier and faster).    Waylon loves stickers so I gave him stickers to glue on tissue paper...two of each! 

Then we made a rectangle door and put a two in it!  N is for Noah!!!  Final product!

The whole time we created this...and the other crafts....we sang this song I found...

(tune “The Ants Go Marching”)
The animals marched on two by two hurrah, hurrah!
The animals marched on two by two hurrah, hurrah!
The animals marched on two by two,
On Noah’s ark they made a zoo!
And they all went marching on- to the ark- to get out of the rain,
Boom, boom, boom….

Craft #2! 
Animals out of rainbow colored play dough.  You can make this but I was lucky enough that one of Mini's best friends had a rainbow party and this was the favor! THANK YOU MISS CARA! 

I gave Mini animal cookie cutters....a duck, bear, cat, dog and bunny  and just let him play!  YAY....he played for 45 me a chance to nurse and put his brother down! 

We used two animal cookie cutters and the Letter N and the number 2 and stuck them in paint to create a masterpiece!  (always working on numbers and letters and colors too)  We have done this before for a fourth of July craft and Mini loved it!  So glad it worked again!

We had a super fun morning remembering God's promises and what it is like to have faith in the Lord's directions and instructions!  What a fabulous reminder for Mama right now too!!!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Wesson's 3 Month Update!

WOW!!  Our Little Bug-A-Lug is a growing..AND FAST! I remember when I was six months pregnant!  At that time, having 3 months left in my pregnancy felt like an eternity....but now... Wesson, you are three months old and it feels like time is just flying by and we brought you home from the hospital just yesterday!  Your smile, laughter and love is contagious and every second with you is remarkable!  You are our dream come true and the most adorable baby brother the world has ever seen! 

Weight: 16.4 pounds (93 percentile)
Height: 25.25 inches (85 percentile)
Clothes: 6-9 months
Shoe size: 2
Diaper size: 3

Well, we had your first un"healthy" visit this past week at the doctor.  Waylon got bronchitis and you got a little night time cough and runny nose too so we had you checked out as well.  Luckily, it was just a little infection and you were a little toughy guns!  Your body fought it off before it turned into anything yucky and you kept smiling and laughing even when feeling a little bit under the weather!  Oh, and your belly button fixed itself and has settled on down! :)

You have started napping a bit in your crib and of course, it was no big deal to you!  I am finding that most of these things are tougher for Mama than for you!  I just always want you in my arms!!  Even when you wake up, you just lay in there and hang out until I come and get you!  You are still sleeping with Mama and Dada at night and waking up at 1:50 and 5:00.  You have a little snack then crash back out!

I have tried to figure out how much you are eating a day!  Between nursing and bottles,  I am not 100% sure but I am thinking between 35-40 ounces a day!  I feed you on demand and it seem like you eat a couple ounces here and a couple ounces there!  Very rarely do you down an entire bottle at once...but sometime you do!! 

You really are such a GOOD BABY!!  You hardly EVER cry!!  Only when you are hungry!  You are tough as nails.  Even when you brother bumps into you or intentionally pinches you (this is very rare...but it does happen) you just seem to shrug it off!  And in fact, sometimes you smile and seem to even roll your eyes.  You have personality plus already!

You do the cutest things with your hands...always holding them together, rolling them, and putting them to your mouth when you laugh.  It is adorable!

You are my perfect little photo prop these days!  You are so cooperative and just smile away!   I love these pictures because you truly are happy and it seems so easy to capture this right now.  You being happy makes Mama happy!

Oh and you have the CUTEST little rump too!

You seriously HATE tummy time and will just lay there until someone gets you!  It is pretty funny to me because you are so strong and can hold your head up for LONG periods of time!  You are loving the sitting in the you a little independence when we are making dinner!   And you and Way play around a bit during this time too.  You are even hitting the buttons and making the machine sing now! 

When holding you the other day, I felt your tummy muscle flex for the first time as you are starting to try and sit up!  Get bigger and stronger EVERY day!

We have had a BUSY month...(as always)
We went to Bravo farms and played around (apparently this was not your favorite)

celebrated your first fourth of July with the Pearces from AZ and the usual family

went on a steam train up in Yosemite and enjoyed some beautiful weather

went with Grammy and Papa to Gilroy Gardens where you rode the train and of course, being held by Mommy in your new Ergo carrier!  (you LOVE to be with Mama)  I'm not sure if you will EVER walk as much as I hold you!

the circus

multiple trips to the park

and most importantly...celebrated Dada's 30th birthday (birth week)
 with a day trip to Wishon Lake

a family birthday party at sals

watching Dada's game
and then a birthday dinner at I love Sushi!

With all these exciting things, the highlight of my month was hearing you and your brother laugh out loud together! 


You two hold hands all the time and are becoming closer and closer!  Waylon calls you Brother and helps take care of you a lot! 
He tells you good morning every day, gives you kisses when you cry, reminds me when you are hungry, and takes your shoes and socks off when we return home from an outing! 

 You two melt my heart!
You Wesson Lee, bring me so much joy!  I am so honored and proud to be your Mama!  Trust me, all I do is talk about you and your brother!  I love having conversations with you now and listening to you coo and make sweet, sweet, noises!  I love to hold you while you sleep and feeling your sweet hands rub my arm when we snuggle!  You are so mellow and calm!  You create an amazing balance in our family!

Without You Bug-A-Lug
"tomorrow wouldn't be worth the wait and yesterday wouldn't be worth remembering!"

I love all your kisses and we thank God every day for giving us you and for letting us be your Mama, Dada, and Brother!  You are nothing short of amazing and our perfect little Bug!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Amazing things my toddler says!

Waylon's vocabulary often blows me away!  But, lately he has been cracking us up and quickly reminding us to watch what we say!  OOPS!!! So, I had to share some of his most recent comments...

While holding the iphone "is it downloading?"
When walking into a room when I was pumping "pump it up Mama, pump it up!"
"All doe bro"
"Dada go to work, Mama go to Starbucks"
"Mama drink a bunch of wine"
"MMM...Taco Bell, Taco Bell is delicious!"
When you pick up Wesson, "Give Brother Back!"
"Brother no like a clean butt"
"I no like a that chocolate. (sticks his tongue out) spit it out".
"God made me and God made the octopuses".
"Thank you so much Mama"
"This is really, really, really GOOD!"  Talking about ice cream of course.
"I wanna watch Doc again, where's the remote"
"Hi, I'm Waylon, what's you called?"
"Chewy is a silly goat"
"Where we going next?"
"I wanna wear my shit kickers"
"This is fun"
"Is this Own the Night?"
"So sorry Mama, I can't like a this song"
"Let's go Walmart and Macy's"
"That's a big HEAVY truck"

And trust me....It is time for EVERY ONE'S checkup!  ~Thank you Doc McStuffins

Very thankful to have such an animated son and for his often, much needed comic relief!  We just love our Mini Man!