Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Park fun!

We love having so many parks nearby! We are at the park almost every day.  

Family hike

We hiked up to the wind caves one Sunday so we could spend some time with Josh, who has been super busy with work lately.  Of course the boys loved it.  

Josh had been working on this beard for about a year.  This was probably the final picture of it. 

Some brotherly love...

Fat lip!

Carden ran around the island in our hour during preschool the other day.  He slipped and fell and jammed four of his lower teeth into his lip.  The fattest lip I have ever seen.  He was very very sad about it and it took probably a full week to heal.  

Ward playgroup

A family in our ward has an awesome house for kids to play at.  There is literally every kind of animal you could imagine, including horses, alpacas, pigs, a python, bunnies, dogs, chinchillas, goats, dogs, small tortoises, and a ginormous tortoise you can ride  I'm pretty sure I forgot one or two as well.  They also have a back yard filled with toys for every age.  The slide is huge and scares me to death to go down it, but the kids loved it.  We had a great time playing over there!

Spring time fun

These two have spent hours over the past 2 weeks filling up a bucket of water and jumping it all over the trampoline.  Tanner, not so much.  

The big 5

Umm,  not sure how I forgot this, but I didn't update for Carden's 5th birthday! And now he's 5 1/2, so it's definitely time to get things going...

5 year stats:

Weight: 43 lbs-66%
Height: 44 in-68%

He's still our tallest and biggest kid!  What he's learned so far this year:

He is an awesome expert bike rider now.  He loves to ride on the rocks and on the "motocross" track at a park.  It's just a bunch of hills but Carden is the youngest kid there and he's so exited about it.

He's a beginning reader.  He can sound out simple words and does much better at school than he does with me.

He still loves construction trucks.

He loves learning about volcanoes, dinosaurs, sharks, and any natural disaster.  He's so happy he doesn't live by the ocean so we don't have hurricanes or tsunamis, or in washington by Mt St. Helens, or or Oklahoma where the tornadoes are.  He is very afraid of them, but loves to learn about them anyway.

His favorite show is Octonauts

Favorite color is blue

Favorite food is pizza, but favorite food that mom makes is chicken and broccoli over rice.

His prayers include being thankful for trees that give us oxygen

He is in a Montessori preschool with 11 other boys and is loving it.  He makes sure to let everyone know that he is not preschool he is in Montessori.

He can drive the motorcycle by himself.

He is an awesome big brother, and is taking the role very seriously.  Part of his job as the oldest includes teasing his baby brother all day long.  He loves to tease him as much as he loves to play with him and keep him safe.

He loves to create things.  He is making airplanes, boats, helicopters and race cars all independently. He has his Daddy's engineering brain I'm afraid.

He likes to collect garbage.  Literally.  He constantly goes through the recycling and taking stuff out, planning on making something out of it later.  His upstairs bathroom cupboard is filled with random boxes and bottles.

He loves to play, but only if someone else is there with him.

Everyone who knows him loves him.  What a great kid!

Monday, January 12, 2015

15 months and full of TROUBLE!


Weight-20 lbs, 8 oz/ 18%
Length-30.5 in/25%

So he's still a peanut.  But oh so much trouble.

Tanner so far:

Swallowed a battery
Eaten a berry off of a random bush
Shoved 8 Hungry Hippos marbles in his mouth
Swallowed shampoo
Swallowed oil out of a scented oil warmer
Eaten crayons, glue, sand, rocks, glitter, styrofoam, and dog food (many, many times)
Still doesn't like actual, normal people food
Runs and trips into walls or the floor on a regular basis
Jumps off of the couch
Climbs on the counter and table
Screams if he doesn't get a treat like his brothers
Forgets to sit down before he tumbles down the slide
Tumbled all the way down the stairs
Pushes chairs, stools, and dump trucks ALL OVER THE HOUSE to climb up and get what he wants
Uses the dog as a step stool
Uses a sword to knock whatever he wants off of the counter if I don't get it fast enough for him
Uses his brothers faces, or stomach, or back as a whoopie cushion
Laughs when you tell him no
Had the nurse at the doctors office comment several times on his unnatural strength, while fighting his shots
Plays ninjas with his brothers
Prefers a bowl and spatulas for his toys
Has the entire world loving his scrunchie smile
Easiest kid to love.

Especially now that he's sleeping through the night :)

Fun in the sun!

This is why we live in Arizona.  The weather is amazing and we spend hours outside.  We have about 5 awesome parks within 10 minutes of us and we just can't get enough!

Discovery Park.  We discovered a bike trail and since we didn't have our bikes they wanted to run up and down it about 10 times.  They both took good naps that day :)

Sand table fun. 

Flying airplanes at Discovery Park

 Or eating them.  You know, whatever works. 

Mesa Riverview Park.  It's farther away but we love it.  

Chillin with neighbors in the front yard

 Bug catching

 I am not even kidding this was the biggest grasshopper I have ever seen.  Close to four inches long, it was GINORMOUS. 

Digging in the dirt/burying apples for worms with our friends

It's always so sad when summer comes.  You know, in February.