Thursday, July 28, 2011

First "Real" Haircuts

A girl from church that I visit teach does hair, and since Lydia and Luke both needed hair cuts, and Luke's turned out soooooo well last time when I did it, I decided to have her cut their hair. Lydia enjoyed getting her hair shampooed and cut, but she didn't appreciate having it dried with the diffuser. She even got a little updo done after it was dried since she like to be "fancy."

It's kind of hard to tell in the pictures but Luke's little curls are gelled and spiked on top. He keeps reaching up to feel them, and he informed me "Mom, I can't sleep with my hair pointy like this!" I know I'm biased but I think they look pretty stinkin' cute with their new hairdos!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Update on Ian

This little guy is trying to cut some teeth. His favorite teething toy? His feet.

His favorite time to eat his feet is when he is getting his diaper changed. Diaper off--foot (or feet) in mouth.

We caught this little bit of video tonight. He's been scooting himself backwards for a little while now, and can sit up for brief periods of time unassisted before he face plants or gets his belly on the floor and can't get himself sitting upright again. I was hoping he'd break the mold from his siblings and be content to just sit up and look around for several more months.

Looks like I may not get my wish.

Update on Luke

Look who's wearing big-boy underwear all the time now!!!
Once he decided he was ready (and a few Skittles and Starburst helped too) Luke was pretty much potty trained in a few days, including wearing underwear at night. He's had just a few accidents, one of which was in the parking lot at Home Depot. I turned around to find him standing by the van, legs spread, not moving. "Mommy, I pee peed in my pants! I made a terrible mess! We have to clean it up!" I was really happy he let the floodgates loose in the parking lot and not in the van.

I am certainly enjoying not having to change his diapers, especially since his intestines apparently cannot hold fecal matter for any length of time, necessitating multiple BMs a day. Yuck.

He has since mastered the art of peeing standing up, and had his first experience peeing in the roadside bushes on our way to Bend last weekend for Tyler to ride his 100 bike ride on Saturday. (Way to go Ty!) We found him outside in the back yard of the house we were renting with pants down peeing off the steps. I'm sure it won't be the last time we find him urinating outside when a functioning bathroom is five feet away.

Update on Lydia

Each of the children has passed a personal major milestone in the last little while. Lydia's has to do with her first round of swimming lessons, which started last week. This little lady has been less than friendly with water (especially if it touches anything above her neck) for the majority of her life. After two days of swimming lessons, check out what she can do!

The gentleman teaching her class came highly recommended from people in our ward and I have to say it's been worth every penny. He teaches second grade during the school year and is so positive and energetic with the kids, and inspires confidence in them. Now I just have to figure out how we can get to the pool more often with the three kiddos so she doesn't lose her newly found confidence in the water!