Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Kyler at 3 months

Hey there, you big 3 month old!

Oh my goodness! Kyler is already 3 months old. And I think it's pretty neat that his 3 month birthday is the same month as Kendall's 3rd birthday---what an exciting month! Kyler continues to impress us with his easy going nature. He's rarely fussy. Although when he is it's pretty dramatic, he'll be totally fine one second and screaming bloody murder the next. However, he's still very easy to calm down. Sometimes it's because he's reached his nap time and the second he's all swaddled, he's silent and sleeping. Or he gets startled and needs to be comforted (like at a wedding we just went to, when the groomsman said "go cougs!" and everyone loudly cheered, Kyler wasn't too happy about it). Or sometimes he gets mad when it's time to switch sides while nursing, he doesn't like getting interrupted to burp. 

I have no clue how much he weighs, but he's starting to wear most of his 3-6 months clothes now so he must be around 12 or 13 lbs. He especially needs this size clothes when he sports the cloth diapers because they create quite the booty! 

He is learning to tolerate tummy time, but prefers to be naked for full enjoyment (clearly he is a boy!). We tried the Bumbo, but he is still pretty wobbly. Kendall, however, loves to sit in it---I can't believe she fits! He is pretty content to wiggle around on his blanket, and it won't be long now until he flips himself over, he gets pretty close. He can wiggle around in a circle by pivoting on his bum. Hilarious!

 Kyler's favorite toys are his hands! He always find them and puts them in his mouth. Sometimes he'll grab near by things and get them to his mouth too, like burp rags or toys Kendall has brought to him. 

He's been consistently sleeping 6 or 7 hours at night and occasionally we get an 8 hour night out of him. He always wakes up between 5 and 6am. His naps are still pretty inconsistent so I'm hoping in the next month we'll figure out a routine for that, perhaps even move him to the crib. He eats every 3 or 4 hours, and we are going to try out breastmilk in a bottle soon, so Mommy can get a day out with no kids in the near future!

With his family he is very chatty and smiley, but for the rest of the world he shares his serious look. We love that he recognizes us and saves his sweet smiles for us.

Kyler, we love you so much! You are our favorite baby boy!

Look how long I am!

And how cute I am :)

Perhaps I'm a thumb sucker?

Working on tummy time while I check my cute self out.

Hey, that kid is smiling at me!

I'm concerned with my safety here 

and you sure look suspicious 

Sleepy time in the hot summer

Breakfast in the backyard...he is really starting to love Kendall, he gets giggling when she makes funny sounds or faces. She is just starting to play gently with him---YAY!!!

My friends, Carter and Scarlet (I'm just playing it cool)

The Doc's gonna make you feel better...

Have you seen Doc McStuffins on Disney Jr.? It's one of Kendall's favorite cartoons (ours too) and she loves playing doctor, so we knew it would be the perfect party theme. I enjoyed searching Pinterest for ideas and putting all the details together with Kendall's help (like sticking heart stickers on to bandaids and putting over half of those bandaids on her body!). She also loved making her own guest list and of course getting a new purple glittery doctors kit and lab coat for the event!

How is she really 3???

Waffer cookie "bandaids", M&M "medicine", Gummy Bear "vitamins" and  Apples because "An apple a day keeps the doctor away!" We had an evening party so the patio would be shaded which meant preparing a dinner, too. We made hawaiian chicken sandwiches and pasta salad. 

Here the kids could decorate a "clipboard" on which they could write their diagnosis or write out a prescription. There were also hospital ID bracelets for their toys/dolls they brought.

I hit up the Dollar Store to create medical bags as favors. & I found some cute felt bags at Michael's on clearance! Inside them Keith put bandaids, cotton balls, tongue depressors, gauze pads, masks, glow sticks (you know, for x-rays), notebooks (for 'the big book of boo boos"), and homemade magic stethoscopes. 

Here was the clinic for kids to do check ups on their dolls. 

sleepy siblings

she's got baby fever

best buds

Big girls watching Doc inside where it was cool

pin the bandaid on Lambie

After cupcakes and presents the kids ran through the sprinkler, which we really should have started earlier---it was HOT out!

It was a great party and so fun to see Kendall enjoying her friends. 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Fairyland, take 2

While in Oakland we came back to Fairyland. I knew Kendall would be the perfect age for this toddler amusement park. Last time she was almost too young, at 20 months old. This time she was more familiar with the fairytales and that much more excited about everything.  She was enthralled with all the little houses, tunnels, and story boxes.

mesmerized by the puppet show

"She got smaller from last time" 
This time we bought Kendall her own magic Fairyland key to use in all the boxes, but we lost it toward the end of our time there. Luckily they were only $3 so we still got one to bring home. My Mom still has her's from when she was a kid!
Keeper of the keys
Took a dirt break, just like last time!

I think they must have repainted these flower chairs I thought it was all yellow.

3 little pigs brick house

and their straw house

Fun Day!

And we had to go to Fenton's ice cream, even though we were very tired.