Saturday, July 13, 2013
Our Primary (our church's children's organization) has been doing something fun for the kids this year. Each Sunday they spotlight one of the kids, and a few weeks ago they featured our Wesley. He was so excited and proud. This is the bookmark he got:
This is the spotlight they read about him:
Eye color: Blue
Hair color: dark blond/ light brown
Favorite food: waffles and berries with whipped cream
Siblings: two brothers
Interests and hobbies: playing with cars, building things in grandpa's shop
Pets: a chinchilla
Favorite vacation: visiting cousins
Favorite Primary song: the wise man and the foolish man
Scripture hero: Nephi
Loves most about Primary: his teacher
Something unique or special about him: he is really good at geography and loves the color red
Saturday, July 6, 2013
We had a fun fourth of July. The boys had some adorable matching shirts, so I tortured them into sitting for a picture. This was about as good as we could get.
These hooligans do love each other, for all their shenanigans.
This pretty much sums up their feelings on mom wanting to take their picture.
Pretty soon it was all about playing in the water.
And picking/eating fresh berries.
And sprinkler running.
Fredrick has a love/hate relationship with water. He is such a water bug, but then he gets absolutely freezing. He was standing there shaking, but wouldn't go in.
We got him to sit in the sun for a few minutes before he was right back out there.
There was water balloon fight, part deux.
Everyone but mom and baby were in on it. I was wiley and volunteered for baby/camera duty.
Who can blame me with a cuddle bug like this?
Things got pretty wild. I think a few people had welts.
Wesley showing off his weapons of choice.
Fred getting ready to attack.
Daddy showing Fredrick how to stand in the sun to get warm
Playing lawn darts, toddler/water version.
We ended the festivities with some delicious food and a few dinky fireworks. We were all pretty worn out after so much fun in one day!
We have had gorgeous weather around these parts lately, if not a bit hot for my taste. Thus there has been much slathering of sunscreen (thank you, Nordic ancestors on both sides--our kids have no chance) and large hats for baby. Although I think little Timothy looks ridiculously cute in his silly, floppy, SPF 50.
He has been liking to bat at some toys on a play mat lately, and he grins at the flashing lights/music. He is growing up way too fast. My newborn is gone (sniff). Don't get me wrong, each stage is equally adorable and exciting to discover. But part of me just misses those sweet newborn cuddles.
Google does these cute animations with multiple uploaded pictures. This one particularly captures his cute smiles and babbles right now.
My mom made these fantastic Captain America shields for the boys. Very cool.
The boys showing them off.
Fred is our resident artist. Oh, excuse me, Captain America in Spiderman pajamas is our artist . . .
One hat was obviously insufficient . . .
Just hangin' out
Drinking two different juices at the same time. This kid likes his juice!
Bubbles are a summertime necessity.
Laying down the armor briefly.
Brothers having fun together.
Of course it has to turn into a bubble fight . . . I'm learning things have different rules for boys.
The cutest burrito I've seen in awhile!
The first water balloon fight of the summer. A resounding success!
We went to the park where I tried tennis for the first time. It was really fun! I was much less inept than I thought I would be, although don't get me wrong--I'm a BEGINNER. I was just excited that I was able to serve within the lines and return a few serves of LeGrand's.
The boys LOVED tennis. Wesley wanted to sleep with the racket that night.
Timothy had fun just sitting outside, sucking on the binkie, enjoying the fresh air.
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
June was a fun month. We really enjoyed having Great Grandma Fredrickson staying here at Grandma Weatherspoon's house. The boys were in heaven with an extra grandma around. I was pretty happy too!
The weather turned nice enough to start playing outside in the water. This is pretty much the boys' favorite thing to do. They are definitely little water bugs!
Getting each other
This picture totally cracks me up. Fredrick looks like that vintage Uncle Sam recruitment poster from WWII. Great capture grandma!
Wesley watering the peas. We just finished helping harvest and eat the peas . . . no little red hens here! Nothing better. Who says organic has to cost a fortune?
My parents were able to take Great Grandma back to eastern Oregon to visit her sister. This is pretty much the first time in forever they have been apart; they have lived close enough to visit weekly since before I was born. I love this.
Timothy started smiling. He is such a laid back baby. I can't even complain when I wake up at four or five to feed this little cutie, because he just gives me the cutest, dimpled grins. Melts your heart for sure.
I love how he cuddles the Wubanub. Adorable!
The boys wanted to build a fort like they had built at Grandma and Grandpa Johnson's house (I think over Christmas?) and eat popcorn. Silly boys.
LeGrand took a break from his studying for an afternoon and we took the boys to a local children's museum for a little outing.
They have this awesome train room, with a scaled down model of the train tracks that run around the waterfront here in Salem where the museum is located.
The bubble station was of course a hit.
For older boys as well!
This is Wesley's tower he built. He was very proud!
Timothy getting in on the superhero craze. Thanks Aunt Joy!
My mom took me and the boys out for ice cream one afternoon.
A sticky success!
I am blessed with a husband who takes special care of me when I get the postpartum blues. Thanks babe!