Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sibling Rivalry? I think not.

When asked if our children get along, I always say yes. Sure, they may have little quarrels over a toy or a book, but for the most part, they get along perfectly (in our eyes at least). The evidence lies here:

where they are playing on our bed. Blake is trying to keep Kenna from escaping as she attempts to crawl off the bed. And here:

Oh. How I love the two of them playing together. At the end of another day, Blake wanted to "help Henna drink bottle". How can you resist a loving brother trying to help his sister drink her bottle so she can be placed in her bed to drift off to sleep while he gets to read books in his mommy and daddy's bed and then also be placed in his crib to sleep the night away?

BUT...after a bottle and before bed, a little wrestle-mania II must occur!

If these two continue on the trek to friendship that they are on, we are all set!
A little Makenna update:
She is 9 months old.
This week she started crawling...for real. No more army-style crawling for this little babe.
She now attempts to crawl up stairs.
She starting saying "mama" and continues to say it over and over again.
Last night she started clapping, and pretty much hasn't stopped. She seems to already realize you clap when you're excited or want something, or want more of something.
We started signing basic stuff to her (I know. I know. A little late!), and she has picked it up amazingly fast.
She LOVES. LOVES. LOVES her brother.
She loves snuggling her blankie when she goes to bed and sucking her thumb.
She has started to suck her thumb more now when she is getting tired, which is so easy to spot and quickly swoop her up to her bed for never-never land!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Easter weekend

As our children get older, it seems that the fun and excitement of holidays and celebrations come running back. At times, I wonder who has more fun with all the excitement...our little ones, or Mike and I? Who would think that we would strive to have the "best egg" while decorating eggs, or have the best hiding spot, when hiding the plastic eggs filled with candy for our children?

Regardless, we had an amazing Easter right here in our own home. We dyed eggs on Saturday. Blake loved putting the car stickers on them.

And just for all those Guimond's out there, he definitely "Is a Guimond". Look at that tongue. Seriously-you just want to squeeze him! >div>

And just for those of you that think I only take the pictures, I am in one:

We had such a fun time decorating eggs, enjoying the (finally) nice weather outside and getting some spring cleaning out of the way.

Then, Blake put carrots and "milk" out for the Easter bunny. Milk is actually ranch dressing, but really-who's checking?
And when we woke up . . . the bunny had placed eggs all over the living room and brought Blake new hockey sticks and his own copy of Green Eggs and Ham.

After eggs and a breakfast of apple crispies, we headed off to church for a beautiful service, followed by naps and brunch (at 4:15 in the afternoon) at Sunset's on the lake.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Green Eggs and Ham

Oh...the thoughts from a two year old.
When asked what he would like for breakfast, Blake non-chalantly replied
"Umm...Green eggs and ham". What!???? R U kidding me?
Actually, I was not surprised at all. He has been obsessed with this Dr. Suess book ever since we found it at the library. So....

Green eggs and ham it is!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

the Pop Sneezed!

HHH opened a can of pop at the dinner table.
Blake had a surprised look on his face, laughed and then laughed and said
"The Pop Sneezed".
HHH and I laughed and I asked HHH
"Where did we get him?" to which Blake responded
"At Carget" (aka Target).
Seriously. Where DID we get him? 2 cute.