Thursday, September 24, 2009

September catch up

Where, oh where has September gone? I cannot believe that it's the end of September already! I guess this month has just been busy. I don't even know where to begin! I guess that having a set schedule with Dylan's school keeps us on our toes more often.
I joined MOPS with one of my friends this year. I absolutely love it and enjoy learning and discussing with other moms. The kids are doing great in the daycare while we have our class. Dylan loves to play the games and do crafts, and Lauren was the only 1-2 year old who wasn't crying when I got there to pick her up! I bet the Friday night date swap that we started is paying off in more ways than one! We are really enjoying having date nights 2 out of 3 Friday nights. Even though we usually don't have anything planned, we really enjoy getting away from the kiddos for an evening alone!
Last weekend, we ventured to Chicago. Ricky took a day of vacation and we had a blast! We went to the temple and then to the beach! Lauren fell asleep in the car, so I took Dylan to the water while we were waiting on the pizza to get ready! I love Chicago style deep dish pizza! We ended our day by eating pizza in the car while driving through traffic. It was a nice day as a family!
Ricky started back in school this semester. It has been going very well. He has class during his lunch break, so we don't get to see him as often during the day. I'm glad that he is one step closer to graduating! He is also keeping busy with work. They are doing well right now, so no complains here!
I have been keeping busy with everyone's schedule. I've had a lot of church activities this month that have been great. I am trying to keep up with my busy kids! I am teaching Joy School next week, so I need to get things in order for that! I think it will be great to see how well the children do at school!
Dylan is getting smarter every day! I love seeing him learn! He makes up his own stories and they are amazing! I love his imagination. He can keep himself busy for hours! He got stung by a bee for the first time this week. He cried a lot, but was better in about an hour. I can't sympathize because I've never been stung by anything. Potty training is going great! The only accidents he has are when he doesn't lean far enough and it goes down his leg. Silly boys! He has even been staying dry at night! Yeah! He does wake up early in the morning to go potty, but he goes back to sleep until 8! We are working on his picky eating habits. He is required to try a bite of everything, even veggies. It has been going well for the most part. I still think that it is a texture issue.
Lauren is still doing the same. She eats so much better than Dylan does! She loves corn and fruits (which is such a surprise to me since Dylan won't eat fruits and veggies!). She also drinks a ton! I am always filling her cup up for her. She isn't walking yet, but still gets around by army crawling. I guess she thinks it's the fastest way to go! She will crawl on her hands and knees if she is on the grass outside. Silly girl! She can pull herself up and turns around so only her back is touching the couch. She will stand there for a while and bend over to get toys. I think she is just lazy and doesn't care to walk. She also has such the little girl attitude! When she doesn't get her way, she will cry with real tears until you look at her. Then she will stop crying and turn her head to the side and groan at you. If you look away, she will start crying again. I guess I have my hands full with this one!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Labor Day

Busy week. Last Friday we went to the Colombian Park and Zoo. We hadn't been there all summer and it's free, so we took advantage of it. Dylan had a blast getting wet and seeing the few animals they have. He kept asking to see more animals. I guess he's been spoiled with the Indy Zoo.
On Saturday, we made an unexpected trip to Indy to see my aunt and cousin for lunch. Dylan and his cousins had a sleepover at Grandma's house. They had a blast. Then for Memorial day, we were going to go camping. It was rainy all weekend, so we changed the plans a little. Since we didn't want to get soaked, we let the boys and grandma camp out in our backyard. We went to Prophetstown State Park and hiked, had a cookout, and then played games. It was so much fun! Then on Monday night, we had some friends over for another cookout. We played a game and just relaxed. It was very nice!