Thursday, August 28, 2014

Jonah 12 Months

At Jonah's check-up he weighed 24 pounds and 9.5 ounces (91st percentile)
was 30 inches tall (60th percentile)
and had a 19 inch head circumference (96th percentile).
He's wearing almost all 18-24 month clothes.
He still laughs easily for/at Scott
and gives big cheese smiles.
Even though he's heavy, he's been into snuggling lately and I can't get enough.
He can be such a little doll and I want to eat him up.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

July II

Scott and Jonah can play with Duplos together finally. Scott builds and Jonah eats.
He loves doing what Scott's doing.
Standing unassisted.
Check out that chub. He crawled onto me while I was taking his picture.
Then he started blowing raspberries--his favorite noise. He can also say Scott and wow.
Trouble makers caught in the act. 
Scott all dapper for a friend's baptism.
Rick and Jess gave him this bowtie for Christmas and it mostly fits him now. He loves the trains.
Scott ate all of the berries and cream then asked for more. Like the pancake was a plate.
Jonah loves sink baths, which is good because he's a messy eater.
 I love how curly his fluffy hair gets after a bath.
 Scott made me "ookies" for breakfast one morning.
 Scott runs at 100% until he collapses. Sometimes he doesn't make it to bed time.
 Teaching his brother how to climb the slide. 
 It's hard to tell, but he has a huge Duplo in his mouth. It's a Pooh Bear honey pot, which is appropriate because it was stuck in there just like Pooh getting stuck in Rabbit's home for eating too much.
 Obviously Jonah's into putting toys in his mouth.
 We met Karen, Sarah and Nate at the Boardwalk one Monday/cheap night. Sarah and Nate had to leave right after we arrived to go back to pack for home, but Karen stayed and watched our kids so John and I could go on a couple of rides together.
 We rode the Giant Dipper and Log Ride (John's choice--I always get soaked!) while Karen took the boys on kid rides.
 Then they all rode the carousel together before leaving. It's all big kids on the outside because there's a ring toss game everyone plays. Karen came pretty close to making it. We need to go back and practice some more.
 It was really late for the boys when we left, but I still made us stop at Marianne's. Scott had his first ice cream cone. He loved it and has asked for "ice cweam" several times since.
 Jonah is getting into things without Scott's help now. He's always so proud of himself, too.
 Scott wanted his red chair in the Yoda tent. He had his own little party in there.
 Jonah saying goodbye to John through our window as he leaves for work one morning.
 I took the boys to Happy Hollow and Jonah was a kid magnet in line. Kids usually like babies, but Jonah is an extra draw for them. The littler ones like to touch his head/hair. 
 His cuteness is just irresistible. 
 Scott climbed up this play structure, crossed the net and rope bridges and went down the slide by himself. It seemed normal to me, but there were older kids who wouldn't do it without a parent, which made me realize how brave/fearless/crazy Scott is.
 Scott asked for "noo-noo 'cado" for lunch, but wanted them in separate bowls and with their own spoon. I don't like giving into every whim and demand, but he did eat the whole bowl of noodles and the entire avocado, so it's hard to complain.
 My mom brought Scott an electric train engine from Minnesota. He makes the poor thing pull all his other trains--up to 15 at once.
 Stylin on their wagon walk. Scott saw his old hat in Jonah's drawer and wanted to wear it. I think Jonah's head is bigger than Scott's now.
 I watched a friend's kids while John helped them pack their moving van.
 Scott loved their tricycle and Brooke hopped on back for a ride.
 John bought a longer snake and cleared out the drain pipe. It was nasty, but the washer hasn't leaked since, so I think that did the trick.
 Dumping all the toys off the shelf is a new, fun activity. Scott actually likes singing the clean-up song and putting them back, which is probably another reason he loves dumping them.
 The back of my Safeway receipt had a bogo for Golfland, so we went for family night.
 Scott wanted to climb on this ride in the arcade, but once he was on it he was scared and wanted down.
 John beat me by 2 points. So we'll have to go back for a re-match. Although he capped out at 6 on two of them, so it's practically a tie.
 He also let Jonah down 
 the little cheat! He blocked John's putts from going too far.
 I had Scott teach Jonah high fives. They both think it's hilarious.
 Scott's first (and last for a long, long time) lollipop. He knows food isn't allowed in the playroom, but I found this in there.
 I love when Jonah wakes up from his naps happy!
 When we go outside, Scott says ow! sun in eyes! and asks for his Mickey glasses, but then he opens them up so they're not blocking the sun at all.
These kids are so quirky!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Softball & Park Pictures

I went to a photography class and wanted to practice some of the things I learned. It's much easier to use natural light, so at one of John's softball games I brought the camera and noodled around.
 The park where he usually plays was unavailable, so we went to some nearby places to see if the fields were in use. The one above was my elementary school. It was busy, so we ended up at another school down the street.
 Jonah showing off his balancing skills.
 It's hard for me to set up in manual and get a shot before the conditions change (ie the kids move), but I know the only way I'll get faster is if I practice more.
 I just liked Scott's hair on this one.
 He climbed up the slide, rode it down, rinse and repeat.
 Scott also found an older boy to follow everywhere.
 And the game over in the corner. I wanted to take some shots of John playing, but it was too hard to keep the boys out of trouble.
If nothing else, it entertained me while at the park.