As promised... the rest of the July re-cap. We have been having some very low key days. Spending lots of time hanging out, playing outside, and enjoying the great weather! The kids LOVE to go for walks or a run to the local school playground. In fact, Jack knows the exact route we use to get there, and is NOT happy if I turn a different way!
Riley has been the most fun little girl EVER. There were a few weeks right around when she turned three that were VERY challenging. Lots of tantrums, crazy behavior, and I was pulling my hair out. And then all of a sudden, she turned back into her normal happy self, and is just SO much fun. She is starting preschool in 3 weeks and I'm actually really sad that she's going to be gone for those few hours 3 days a week!!
Jackson has been a little, um, challenging lately. Holy cow he is hard work! He's super cute and fun, but MAN can he throw a mean tantrum... He's quick to throw things and try and bite if he doesn't get his way, and he has now started hitting (both me and Riley) and thinks it's soooooo funny when you tell him no. He wants to play with eveyrthing Riley has, and she has actually been pretty good at sharing, but if he doesn't get what he wants, well, you better watch out!
I still have to do this little guy's 18 month update, but I need to take his 18 month photos (ack!) so it might be another week before I get around to it... eventually though, it will happen.
We are lucky to have a playground RIGHT by our house, take 2 minutes to walk there (if strollers are involved.... 15 minutes to walk there if the little people are on foot). The playground is really meant for a bit older kids, but Ri and Jacky Boy don't seem to mind!
I totally adore this little girl's wild and crazy head of curls. LOVE.
I was determined to get ONE picture of these two sitting together on our front lawn... cookie bribes got them to stay put, this was the best photo I could get.
Jackson is pretty much immune to my photography antics. No matter WHAT I do or say, he will not look at me if I have my camera pointed at him. BUT. If a bird or plane flies overhead? I thank my lucky stars and am able to capture those cutie blue eyes and even some smiles.
Our backyard is currently toddler paradise. We have a trampoline, and playground, a sand pit, a water table, various toys, and BUBBLES.
Jacky is loving playing "where's the baby?" (also known as peek-a-boo) these days. He thinks he's soooooo clever!
Grandpa is like a celebrity around here. The kids go NUTS when he walks in the room!
The two of them on the trampoline are hit or miss... sometimes they have the best time together and run and jump and chase... other times, there are tears. This was one of the happy cute times. :)
Jackers is happiest RIGHT here, out in the backyard. Exploring, running, climbing... getting into trouble!
I took Riley out one night on a special mama date, and I wanted to take her to this little spot and see if it would be good for future photo shoots. I'd say that's a YES.
I love being able to have some special one-on-one time with her!!! My little Riley bug, I cannot believe how big she is getting!!
So now I'm all caught up with July... just the first half of August and all my videos to catch up... eesh. Eventually I will get there!
My poor neglected little blog. Seriously I need two more hours in every day to get all the things done I need to get done! Or to figure out how to function on less sleep, but I seriously don't think that is possible!!
So we will take few steps back and re-cap. I hate re-cap posts, but I also hate totally skipping over photos, and my sister wants a blog update NOW, so this is what we get. :)
Riley got a balance bike for her birthday, and we've slowly been practicing! She looks all big and grown up riding that thing, I can hardly believe it!
Jackson has become a WILD child. He climbs on everything. He is feisty! He knows what he wants and gets MAD when he doesn't get it. He bites! But, he's also super fun and cute and definitely keeps me on my toes all day long!!
And Jacky is definitely a daddy's boy, no question. He LOVES his daddy, and always has so much fun with him!
Gosh I need to blog more, I can hardly even remember what we did in July!! Jacky dd get pretty sick, poor little thing, he just wanted to be held at all times, with a fever of 104! I hate when the babies are sick :(
The second half of July was pretty fun, but of course, it's almost midnight, so those pictures will have to wait for another day. Hopefully another day this week, if I can squeeze it in!! And then maybe we will get to August and be all caught up!
Also... I want to be able to look back at these posts some day down the road and not have to calculate how old my children were... so for when that time comes, I'm going to start putting my kids' ages at the bottom of the posts. Just sittin' there, by themselves, like this:
Riley is 3 years old! Jackson is 17 months!