Sunday, July 31, 2011

sunday, rainy sunday

it's been a long time coming...rain. my soul has been thirsty for summer showers, so has my grass. it hit at the most perfect time of day- upon arriving home from church. just in time for a nap for me, and dancing for ryli. she just can't help herself.


 then, after naps, dinner and baths i went to work on some projects. ty followed me in and asked if i had any extra fabric to make some blankets for his webkinz. i pulled out a few scraps and told him to go to town. shortly after, ryli joined him.
 as we worked on our projects i did a little eavesdropping on their conversation.

 it seems ty has been managing a homeless shelter for his animal friends. these blankets were a blessing for all of his chilly occupants. he also thanked ryli for her hamster's kind donation. apparently, a bag of money had been left at the doorstep of this shelter to feed his animal friends.

oh man, i love this guy. and ryli for her charity. and cannon for going to sleep early. and theo for his gusto.

and shane, for all of the above.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

crash bandicoot


 this guy is whirling through our house, and leaving his mark on everything. he has emptied an entire extra large bottle of sanitizer on the floor (which means he had to unscrew the lid). he empties ziploc containers, climbs on anything he can hike his little round knee on top of, unrolls entire rolls of toilet paper and even recently discovered that if he pulls hard enough, he can open the oven!

it's quite possible that my memory doesn't serve me, but i feel pretty certain that my others weren't this mischievous this early.

i also find it interesting that at child 4 this kind of behavior is endearing. had it been child 1, 2 or maybe even 3, i might have pulled my hair out.
at any given moment you can find him sitting right in the middle of the coffee table, and i fear the days for my lampshades are numbered.
yes, lampshades.
(for the record, he just cut his 2nd tooth. it's his top left. so now he has 2 top teeth and 0 bottom teeth)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

it's a sushi social

we invited friends over for sushi, time's up...and brownies.






thanks for a great night, folks.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

the final meet

last night was ryli and cannon's final swim meet. not sure how they finished, we had to leave early for a bbq.
because it was a home meet a few of us volunteered to help. they handed me a stop watch and put me to work. man, it was HOT.






one of my favorite parts of the summer is watching my little fish swim. i love that they get to do it with their friends, and that we get to hang out with our friends. the coaches are AMAZING...we truly love our little pool "family"!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

highlights from the 1st birthday

















to say that he enjoyed his cake is an understatement. he dug in as soon as it was placed in front of him. he also discovered that he likes hot dogs, he didn't care for all of the chaos that comes with opening presents, and he loves a green ball.

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a few milestones: he cut his first tooth in Las Vegas, around June 30th. it's the top right one. the top left is due to cut through any day. still no sign of his bottom teeth.
 he has mastered the art or turning around to climb down stairs, or off a bed.
he has said what sounds like about 3 different words: dog, duck and cat. he also babbles bock bock bock when he sees anything that resembles a bird or chicken.
he loves fruit and vegetables, namely tomatoes, cucmbers, avocados, blueberries, apples and cantelope.
he loves to test boundaries, and giggle about it.
he loves to read books and throw balls. he has a funny habit of touching the ball to his mouth before throwing.
he still doesn't sleep through the night, an all night nurser.
he still seems to be lactose intolerant.
his siblings adore him.
he's spoiled rotten because of it.
not sure on his stats, we are awaiting the well baby that will happen early August...as well as his first immunizations.:(

1st Birthday's are 100% completely bittersweet.
I love my Theo.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Theo's 1st

Today, I stole an hour and took Theo downtown for a few photo's. Ryli was an excellent apprentice.

First stop, the State Capitol.





Next stop, an abandon warehouse downtown. (not approved by Shane)



He's a busy little subject.