Monday, October 18, 2010

Leif turns 3

We've made a tradition out of going to Bi-Zi farms for Leify's birthday. The three years we've gone, the weather has been nice, although last year was a little slippery. This last weekend it seems everyone in Vancouver converged upon Bi-Zi farms at the same time we did. It was absolutely packed. All we really had time for was to take the tractor ride out to the field for punkin' picking, and by the time we returned we needed to head to the Pizza Parlor for our reservation.
Leify didn't mind, I think he takes after both Leif and I in the loathing of crowds ;) The Gibson's joined us again this year; we love that they take time out of their busy lives and drive down to spend special days like this with us!
It was a fun filled day, and were glad to be able to spend it with so many of the people that Leify adores. He is one lucky little boy, as am I, for being his Mom.

Here are some things that Leify LOVES:
-Thomas the Train
-Playing outside with his dump trucks
-Wrestling with his Daddy
-Going to Grandma & Grandpa's house
-His Aunts and Uncles.....Neecooolllle
-Root beer
-Daddy coming home from work
-Reading books
-Cuggling in the morning

It is so fun to watch him discover new things each day, and to see the little wheels turning round in his "melon". (That's what he calls his head ;)) He has said/done some pretty funny things lately...You'll notice that the 1st two have a common theme.

Me: "Leify, stop picking your nose!"
Leify: "But I'm trying to get sumfin' Mom!"

This little incident nearly made me pee my pants. Leify comes in to cuggle every morning, he especially loves the weekends, since that means Daddy will be there too.

Leify: "I got it Daddy, I wiped it."
Leif: "What did you get?"
Leify: "A booger."
Leif: "Where did you wipe it?!"
Leify: "It's right there, on your pillow."

Sometimes at night the tickle monster comes out to visit, Leify lacks better sense and actually asks for me to tickle him. The other night after much tickling I was worn out...

Leify: "Tickle me Mom."
Me: "I can't, my hands are broken."
Leify: "Awww, you need new batteries?"

These pictures are out of order, and I am too lazy to try and fix them...I still haven't grown completely fluent in all things "mac".

Uncle Pat got Leify some sweet wheels.
Blowing out his candle, he has been soooo excited about his birthday!
My attempt at cake decorating, so time consuming!!
The Loafs enjoying the outdoors.
He's not too crazy about getting his picture taken lately, can you tell???
The Rents
He liked the green ones, haha :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Funny little girl

Sophers was full of expressions today, she is so funny sometimes.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Leif and Sophia

Leif is getting smarter and smarter, he asks me questions constantly about how and why things work, which also means he is becoming defiant...yay. He is full of spunk, and truly loves his sister, Jack, and talks about his "brover" Soren constantly. He has enjoyed playing outside in our new yard, and of course loves anything "Thomas" or "Cars" related.
We are working on potty training. Hopefully all goes well in the next month, and I won't have 3 in diapers. Yikes. Lately he has been coming up to me and saying, "Mommy, you're my favorite, I love you." and gives me a hug. Moments like that make up for all the insanity, and wishing I could pull my hair out. He is truly a darling little boy.

Sophia is pure happiness. She is the sweetest little girl, and loves playing with cars as much as her brother does. It is so funny to watch the little peanut zoom the cars all over the floor...she has it totally figured out. She loves Mama cuggles, and has to be put to bed by me every night, hopefully all goes smooth when Soren arrives, because as of now it HAS to be me. She is developing a goofy sense of humor, and cracks herself up regularly. She says "Uh oh" on a semi regular basis, points at EVERYTHING, and says "Da", everything is "Da". She says "Dada", sometimes directed at Leif, other times just as something to say. She says "Mama" occasionally, usually when she is ready for bed, or is upset. She is going to be a tough little girl, and will be pampered by her brothers and Daddy. I guess it's up to me to try and balance it out. ;)

We are excited for what the next month will bring; inviting Soren into our hearts and home.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Mowing the Lawn

We FINALLY have a yard, both boys have been giddy with excitement. Mowing the lawn more than neccessary, and loving the lush green grass. Leify has always been Leif's right hand man, why would mowing the lawn be any different? He told me, "I need to go get my mower in the house, be right back in a sec.", and out he comes with his mower and hops into line with Leif. He is such a funny little guy.

Lower Falls

Leif and I decided to take the kids for a day trip with the kids early September; if only to prove that we don't live on the edge of the earth. ;)
This marked the second time I have traveled further than the Ape Caves heading east from our house. Leif has been to Lower Falls several times camping and wanted me to see it, and approve for future camping trips. It is gorgeous there! We had a fun filled day of hiking, and picnicking. I love days like this with my little family. I am one blessed lady.

This trio makes me smile everyday.
He's getting so big, and indepedent, it is so sad, but exciting to watch.

Here are the falls; aren't they gorgeous?
It still boggles my mind how much this sweet little girl looks like her Daddy. She is perfect.
Leify loved this rock tower, somebody before us made up a half dozen of these along the river bank.