Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Funny Kids

It seems everyday that my kids do something that I don't expect them to do. Sometimes it can be something so sweet and other times not such a good thing. Sunday Brooke got her big foam puzzle pieces out put them together so she could play hopscotch. Yesterday we hadn't put them away yet, so she dumped all the pieces out and made the box that we keep them in her little bed. To me it doesn't seem to be the most comfortable place, but she loved it.

Nixon is all over the place now and usually is gone out of sight if I have stopped watching him for even two seconds. He doesn't let anything get in his way. We have a chair that sits on the floor and he climbs and crawls right over it, even though getting down is usually done in a tumbling fashion. He loves his new independence. The other day I couldn't find him. He had crawled under his saucer and was trying to navigate his way off it, once again resulting in a tumble! I'm probably a mean mom, but I think it is so cute and fun to watch him try to figure all this "new stuff" out.

Trip to San Antonio and Arizona

In February we took a trip to Arizona to visit family, but before we left for Mesa we met up with JD in San Antonio so he could drive over with us. I wasn't expecting on driving down to San Antonio until Saturday, but we left Friday, so that left all day Saturday for me and the kids to spend time out and about in San Antonio. So we decided to go to the Riverwalk they have in downtown San Antonio. It was so fun and really pretty!

When we were there we took a ride on one of these boats so we could see the entire riverwalk area. It was a great way to see it all without having to walk it all. But we did walk a lot!!

Brooke really liked the boat ride, but it was a little long for her. It lasted for a little over 30 minutes. There were plenty of times that I had to push the stroller and give Brooke a piggyback ride. But I did find out that there were many nice people there that offered to help me many times. Nixon loved it because he loves to be outside and that's where we were all day!

After a full day out we got in the car that night when JD was done with work and drove with his company to the Phoenix area. It was a long day!

Brooke passed out in the car when we were almost to Grandma's!

We had so much fun in Arizona! Sunday evening after we got there we went down to the park with a bunch of cousins to feed the ducks. We had so much fun playing and seeing cousins! Brooke helped Noah and Keith mow the lawn. We also got to see some of the Fraughton cousins although we didn't get to spend as much time with them as we would have liked! We loved being able to come and see everyone! We miss and love you all!

Friday, March 13, 2009

A funny conversation

On Thursday JD had a church basketball game, so we all went to watch it. Afterwards, we went to McDonalds to get something to eat. While we were eating Brooke told us how much she missed Bella, for those of you who don't know who Bella is, she's Keith and Jessie's dog. We told her that maybe we should bring her home with us next time we go to Arizona, or that one day we would get a dog like Bella. And Brooke said, "Yeah, we have Nixon, but he's not a pet."

Monday, March 9, 2009

Nixon's crawling!

I'm not sure if I'm suppose to be excited or not, because my job just became more difficult! It's been a couple of weeks that Nixon has been doing his army man crawl and getting on his hands and knees and rocking back and forth, but now he is officially crawling! He's been doing that for a few days now. I have to keep my eye on him all the time or he is gone! He loves to follow Brooke everywhere so goes. This morning she went into her room to play with all her Barbie stuff and I told her she needed to close the door so that Nixon wouldn't come in and eat all her little pieces. He still followed her and cried once he got to the door! It'll be a very new experience for Brooke, and I think a little frustrating for her as well.