Friday, February 29, 2008

The Park

The boys and I went to Santa Clarita, where my sister lives, today. We met her in the morning at a park. We wanted to spend as much time as possible outside because the weather is beautiful! The temp has been in the mid 70s the past couple days. Yesterday Matt, Micah and I played at home in the back yard. Matt is into digging and burying items! The only negative of spending the day at my sister's house is Matt usually won't nap there. He is so excited to be there he won't go to sleep. I tried to get him to nap for over and hour before giving up! I ended up loading him in the jogger and going for a short run. He always falls asleep when we run. Micah is still having napping issues as well! I thought 4 month old little boys napped at least twice a day. Apparently Micah has not read the same baby sleep books that I have!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Past Two Weeks

Sorry to everyone who has been checking this blog in hopes of seeing recent pictures of our adorable kiddos! I have been delinquent in posting but am fixing that now!
Jeanette (Grandma Bennett) spent the weekend with us. It was great to have her here. Micah and I went to a baby shower on Saturday afternoon (he still is protesting the bottle) and Karl, Jeanette, and Matt went to Valencia. There is a big bike race that takes place all over CA and they passed though Valencia on Saturday. Matt got a free hat and tricycle! He can't quite figure out how to pedal but likes to pretend when pushed around! The weather was pretty bad all weekend but we managed to get to the park during a break from the rain and wind.
Last week Matt and Micah has colds. It seems one of them is always coming down with something! Fortunately is is never very bad and they get over it in a day or so.
Matt has been sleeping in his "big boy bed" for almost a month now! He gets a sticker in the morning and after nap if he stays in his bed. Karl and I have been getting a little visitor in the middle of the night wanting to sleep in "mommy/daddy's bed."
Micah's personality is staring to come out more and more! He is such a sweet little boy and loves to be held and cuddled! He is very much a mommy's boy!
Have a good week!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

L.A. Zoo

Matt and Micah had their first trip to the zoo on Friday. We went with 4 other moms and their kids. The ratio was 8:4! We were a bit out numbered! I think if we had gone with high expectations about how the day would go we would have been disappointed but we didn't so the day was good! After 10 bathroom breaks (3 of the kids were 3 years old), 5 snack/lunch breaks, 10 nursing breaks (2 of the kids were under 5 months), 20 melt down/tantrums, and 1 much needed ice cream break we saw some animals! On the way home I asked Matt what we had seen at the zoo and he said in this order, "monkeys, elephants, ice cream, and giraffes." Overall it was fun. I want to go back with Karl because it would be nice to have a better adult to kid ratio! The pictures are of Matt touching a snake and me carrying both boys despite having a double stroller! That was following one Matt's melt downs! Matt has been asking over and over to watch his Elmo movie about wild animals! I think he had a good time.
This weekend Karl did a running presentation with his boss and running buddy for the community. It went well and they had about 20 people attend. They spoke on shoe prescription, strengthening and stretching.
The rest of the weekend we will probably spend around home. We have talked about going to the snow, but we will see. Hopefully you are all having a nice weekend.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

3 Month Well Check

Micah had his 3 month well check earlier this week. He never really had a 2 month check because we were switching doctors and insurance. Micah weighed in at 14lb 14oz and 24in long. He is a solid kid! He is in the 75-90% for weight and 75% for length and head circumference. My sister calls breast milk "grow milk" and I guess she is right! The doctor was a little concerned that the soft spot on his head was small. She said we should just monitor it at his well checks. I wish she hadn't mentioned it at all!
Poor Karl came home from work on Friday with a 102 degree fever. He has been taking it pretty easy today. Unfortunately he won't be able to run tomorrow. He was sighed up to run an 18 miler at Hanson Dam. His fever is down a bit so hopefully he just has a 24 hour bug and will feel better soon. The boys need their Daddy back and Mommy needs a break!!!