Thursday, July 24, 2014

Eli Part 2.

Just some more pictures I want to remember.

My little buddy named Eli.

This little buddy is almost 9 months old. He has 4 teeth, and is in the process of cutting another one. Which is making him very cranky and sad lately. Which makes me very sad too. He does find comfort in my arms though, and crawls to me at every chance he gets. 
Putting him to sleep has been a bit difficult lately, he is only calm when I rock him and softly sing. Which is a bit of a set back from where we used to be, but I don't mind. To be honest, I was surprised how much I missed rocking him. To have him fuss and cry, and then just slowly surrender and melt in my arms. I find myself just holding and looking at him long after he falls asleep. I love him.

Some things he likes to do these days:
Cruises along the furniture.
Does a funny little dance whenever there is music playing.
Loves, LOVES to eat. Mostly chunky food. He is over the baby food, thinks he is too big for that stuff...
Grabs things all the time! I call him my little grabber. He just lunges at things out of the blue.
Loves to chase the cat.
Loves to get at the cat food.
Loves to play with Audrey. (Mostly mess up her toys..) :)

Friday, June 27, 2014

The kids.

Audrey is starting to play with Eli a little these days. He is still mostly a bother to her, breaking her block towers and crawling through her toys. And she whines to me and pushes him away and says, "No! Stop it!" 
But every once in a while, she crawls around with him and mimics his baby noises and they laugh together. 
And I wonder what it will be like when they are a little older. If they will happily play together, or be constantly fighting... Probably a little bit of both.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Evening stroll to the lake.

I like living within walking distance to a park. We have one about two blocks away, although the playground has been under construction for a few months now. We've been taking a walk to the park about once a week to check if the playground is finished, but no luck yet. So we end up sitting by the lake and watching the ducks swim by. A perfectly serene way to end the evening.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

What we do at home.

 7:30am. Rise and shine mama! We want milk! (why so early....??)
 8:00am. All the toys are fresh and new in the morning, and super fun to play with. (for like 30 min..)
9:15am. While Eli takes his first nap, I tackle the pile of dishes from the night before. Audrey drinks a yogurt and plays an alphabet game on my phone. And she loves sitting on the counter and watching/helping me cook.
10:00am. Breakfast is made and Audrey refuses eggs but steals bites of my avocado toast. (Viktor eats cereal.)
11:00am. Cartoons and coloring before nap. Educational alphabet cartoons of course! (Duh..)
12:00pm. Eli takes his second nap of the day and I take a sneaky ninja mom picture. 
12:15pm. Audrey drinks milk and requests books being read to her before taking a nap as well.
12:30pm. Ah... solitude. I try to be healthy and have a snack. While planning stuff in my tiny notebook.
1:00pm. Naps are too short these days with this guy. He is up again so I plop him down under the dangly toys. He stares in wonder while I watch some Chuck and do some meal planning. Soon he is bored and its belly time! The dangly toys become interesting again..
I was planning on making a post about what we do at home so that I could look back one day and remember them. Somehow I only got around to photographing half of the day, but Im going to post them anyways.
Im sure that the day turned out to be super productive and I did the laundry, sewed some clothes, made dinner, taught Audrey how to add and Eli how to crawl and took a bath. Because Im supermom like that...

*That last sentence was a big joke.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Some unexpected snow.

Some things I remember from this last snow fall:
1. I had to drive home in the snow with the kids in the car and I was terrified.
2. We almost made it home (3 houses away), but I was too scared to drive up the hill to our house. Viktor came to save us.
3. When I finally got into the house, my legs were still shaking and I thanked God that he kept us safe while I was driving.
4. Suddenly I could appreciate the beauty of the snow now that I was safe inside our warm home and the kids were peacefully sleeping.
5. The next day was full of fun snowy activities!!

That's all :)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Eli loves his daddy.

These two are so fun to watch together. As soon as Viktor looks or talks to Eli, he grins so happily and bursts into laughter. They have a special father-son bond, and it makes me happy.