Friday, May 27, 2011

Toddler Logic

If you can't see my face...

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Soren @ 6 Months

For some reason, this little monkey decided to start crawling at 5 and 1/2 months. Whew. Crazy kid; I guess he feels like he needs to keep up with the other two.
He is such a sweet baby boy, he is truly a gift. Very rarely is he fussy "just because." He makes the insanity of 3 kids so close together a bit more manageable with his easy going attitude. He is VERY interested in what Leify and Sophie are up to, and likes to try and follow them around, he also loves our dog, Jack.
When he was first born I thought he looked a lot like my brother, Pat. But, the older he gets the more he looks like his Daddy. Especially in the eyes. I am holding out for curly hair. Soph has a little curl in her hair, but nothing like what I envisioned after first seeing Leif's baby pictures.
The little man measured in the 50th% straight across.

Sophie @ 18 months

Ohhh Sophie Loafs...what a funny little lady she is. Soph is talking, well, attempting to talk, TONS. She babbles constantly, I am able to make out a lot of her words, but some still allude me. She puts a few words together, but mostly it is just one word demands...or she is being bossy. (Go figure) One of her newest words is "Mine", lovely.
She is Leify's little apprentice; partners in crime, once again, lovely. It is a nice change to see them interacting in forms other than screaming though, I must say. It didn't look too promising a few short months ago, I now know why Mom felt like a referee. "Leify, leave your sister alone. Sophie, stop screaming. Leify, stop that. Sophie, give that back..." Yep, life is fun.
Soph is also a SERIOUS Mama's girl. It only seems fair, since Leify is glued to Leif's hip.
She loves to play cars, and color. She is learning so much everyday, it really is amazing to watch.
She weighed in at the 15th%, and measured at the 50th% for her age.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sunny Day Pics

I took advantage of the sun a few weeks ago to take some pics of my sweet little kiddies. I had bought them coordinating outfits for my nephew's reception, but the flu struck our house, and the kids stayed home with Daddy, so here I was with cute clothes and no occasion....
So, we made our own! Seeing the sun around here basically is a special occasion! I am so sick of this stupid rain. Leif and I occasionally joke of moving to (insert tropical island) and growing pineapples, it sounds more and more inticing everyday. I need to be outside with these little monkeys! Talk about cabin fever!
It really is a good thing I only have 1 little girly pie. She is so fun to dress! Ha. I am in love with her little shoes. And I love putting the boys in cute little matching polos, too fun.

What did I do before I had these three? They are so fun, challenging, but fun. I love them for everything they are. I have no greater blessing than to be their Mother.

This picture makes me laugh everytime I see it. Oh, brotherly love.
Always on the move, he is way too busy for a camera happy Mama.
My darling little Sophy Loafs. She still thinks the camera is cool, she even says, "Cheeeez" when she smiles! She is hell on wheels, watch out boys, she will be able to take ya. No joke.

Surfside 2011

We went to the condo in April. It remains my favorite little getaway, it is so peaceful and quiet. I love to just sit back and enjoy my children, without the constant, I need to do this, that, and the other looming in the background. The weather was wonderful. We had fun playing in the sand, swimming, going for walks, and being lazy. We even headed down to the golf range where we watched Daddy be the fantastic player he is. The kids are becoming so much fun, I love the little friendship Leify and Sophie are developing, and seeing them begin to play together nicely for a change. We will be sad to miss out on going for a year while it's closed for renovations, but we are excited for all the upgrades, and seeing what the finished product looks like!

We've seen this guy before, in the same tree outside the condo, but the picture opportunity is too good to pass up. There are few things in nature as majestic as the Bald Eagle.

I wonder when Soph will figure out sand doesn't taste good, hmmm.
Whenever we head into Long Beach we drive the Coast, the kids love doing "cookies" in the sand, taking turns driving on Daddy's lap, and watching the "lotion" (ocean). The fire dept was out and about on Saturday morning. Pretty neat truck.

My little Soren, Pourin Punkin Pie. This baby is soooo sweet. But, he's a puker, hence the picture. I needed to chronicle this! Ha. Leify and Soph combined have nothing, NOTHING, on this little man. He spits up all the time. My family will confirm this fact. My poor little niece Camryn has gotten the worst of it...puke in her hair, glasses, you name it, he's done it. But, he's cute, so that makes up for it...kinda ;)