Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Changing Every Day


Kaylynn is changing a little every day.  While in Albany for Thanksgiving she started scooting forward and I don’t think crawling is far off.  She can also stand if she’s holding on to something.

I love this little determined girl!  I just spent the last two hours trying to get her down for a nap.  She keeps turning all around in her bed, playing, and getting her binky stuck on her thumb which really bothers her.  We were out all morning so I knew she was sleepy.  Finally she’s asleep, but now Desmond is up.  Well, some days just don’t come with a break.

DSC_0142She is cutting her third tooth right now.  The bottom ones are in and the top ones are coming.  It’s fun hearing her crunch on her baby crackers.  Just don’t put your finger in her mouth.  It hurts! 

Cotton Babies was one of my stops this morning.  I love that store!  (It’s the cheapest place to buy a pump.)  I’m seriously thinking about switching to cloth diapers after spending $100 in November for disposable diapers for two kids, wipes, and diaper pail inserts.  The lady was really helpful explaining all the zillion types of cloth diapers out there.  I like the new Flip diapers.  I might even get the training ones for Desmond.  That kid has got to get potty trained!  Davin might actually go for cloth if we get the little flushable liners that make cleaning up poop a lot easier.  Anyway, I think I know what’s on Kaylynn’s Christmas list! 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Parenting Solo

Davin took a trip to Spokane to visit his parents this weekend so I’m on my own with the kids.  It’s been somewhat exhausting and I don’t know how single parents do it!  I just feel like I’m battling so much of the day: Kaylynn fighting me on eating or sleeping, and Desmond is just in an inquisitive stage.  Everything is “Why?” and “What does that mean?” and I love feeding his curious mind about stuff, but sometimes I just don’t want to explain every detail.  We’re also working on him not challenging my authority and arguing.  Oh, I look forward to the day when no one cries.  I think we’re many years out from that.

DSC_0051On the positive side I have two adorable children!  Kaylynn is six months old now.  She’s starting to sit better and can even stand up by herself for awhile if she’s holding on to something.  She has two bottom teeth now and she usually eats at the table with us for all three meals.

Desmond loves to build and spends quite a bit of time playing Legos these days.  He impressed me by constructing his own Lincoln Log building for his cars. 

DSC_0090My favorite part of the today was when Desmond made Kaylynn laugh by twirling around with his blanket.  At first I thought he accidentally whipped it across her face, but she cracked up because she loved the breeze.  He also made her laugh when he did the noise sounds in our bedtime story Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? Kaylynn definitely adores her brother.

Davin should be home within the hour.  Thankfully the kids are already asleep.  I look forward to next weekend when Davin and I can get away for an overnight at Family Life’s Weekend to Remember.  Hopefully it’s a good worthwhile conference.  We’ll see!  If nothing else I’ll enjoy being kid free for a day and a half.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Oh My, He’s So Cute!

Davin1985Davin’s going to love it when he finds out I posted this, but I just had to share this super cute picture from when he played baseball as a kid.  He’s eight years old here and so adorable!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Neewollah 2011

We joined the festivities at Real Life church again this year.  I had my doubts we’d make it there fussy, teething baby and all, but we had a lot of fun and stayed until closing.  Desmond’s favorite activity was the barrel train.  I was imagining Kaylynn riding with him next year. That will be fun! Desmond also liked trading in his tickets for prizes, jumping in the bounce houses, and we all got to go home with a bag of candy.   We crashed when we got home and the kids seem a little extra sleepy today and are both down for a nap.  Yay!


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