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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

March II

Jonah makes some crazy faces.
He also gets himself into crazy places.
Scott was shoving food in his mouth while Jonah was trying to stick half a play kiwi in his.
They both stopped for the camera, of course, but it was funny.
Scott uses his quiet time to build Duplo towers.
My grandpa sent him a bigger helmet for his birthday and he asked for a bike ride all day. I told him Daddy wouldn't be home from work for a long time, but he needed his helmet on to be ready.
Jonah's outer upper middle tooth came in. His smile is ridiculous now.
He's much happier now that it's broken through.
Post-church play time. I wanted a picture because Jonah is busting out of his 6-12 month clothes and won't likely wear this outfit again.
Scott was playing with his barn animals and Star Wars characters making both their sounds. Like "moo" "neigh" "pew pew pew!" 
Jonah working on some more teeth.
He drools and chews all day and night.
Straps are his favorite chew toy.
Scott lounging in his chair to watch his show.
He borrowed Anna's hat to mow their lawn. Meanwhile she was pushing the baby stroller. It's interesting to see each of them choose the toy intended for their gender when they both had access to either one.
Scott and Nana were snuggling while Jonah looked on longingly from his playpen. We're going to need a double wide chair. 
Amanda had Jonah model this hat at the store. He makes a cute lobster.
Jonah's range is impressive. I made poor John hold still while I got the camera. 
They reconciled over a church nap.
Not all of the food makes it to the table when Scott helps me cook. Love his GQ asparagus pose.
When Jonah fusses himself to sleep, he ends up in some uncomfortable looking positions.
Jonah enjoys the mall play place now that he can explore. He likes spinning these starfish.
I love taking them there because I can just sit and watch.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Arizona Crapos

Karen was watching Neil and Ashley's kids while they were in Australia for two weeks. She brought them to California over their spring break and we had them over for dinner. Alan pointed out that all the Crapo cousins were together.
Scott loved playing with his older cousins.
 They played this chair tipping game together while dinner was being made.
 After eating I sent the chaos outside. They found the hole Rocky left back there and worked hard to deepen it.
On Tuesday, we met at Happy Hollow, but it was closed, so we walked through the Japanese Friendship Garden nextdoor.
 Scott mimicked everything Sadie did.
 He would even call Madoc's name when he started to wander too far.
 He also discovered a cousin his own size.
 On Thursday, Karen needed to go into the office, so I watched the kids. We lasted about 20 minutes without the tv.
Really I was getting the babies down for naps and needed it quiet. Once Micah woke up, I woke Jonah up and we went to the park.
 Keeping track of six kids is exhausting. Luckily the older two were helpful with the younger ones (ages 0, 1, 2 and 3).
 Scott and Charlotte liked pushing Micah and Jonah, but then they'd swing back and knock Scott out.
Soon it was just Charlotte left. Jonah loved her.
Now Scott knows all their names and can identify their pictures. My boys are so lucky to have so many cousins their age who come to play.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Vasona Park Take Two: Lou's Party

We celebrated Lou's first birthday on a clear and sunny day. 
John dropped us off and went to park. I put a sleeping Jonah and the diaper bag at the picnic tables and came back to find Scott at the top of the big kid slide. Someone called him fearless and I thought I have enough fear for us both.
 It was fun to be at a pink party. Scott liked the pink straw and pink lemonade.
 Jonah woke up and was happy to be held and outdoors.
 Crazy Lauren
 Very serious Lou while we sang Happy Birthday to her. 
I think Scott saw Lou get stripped down and then given a cupcake and thought he would do the same.
I told him he could eat his with his clothes on, since he wasn't wearing a fancy party outfit.
 Scott won a train ride for the family and was very excited for a real choo-choo.
 I forgot Jonah's hat, so John shared.
 The train turns around at the end to make the loop again. All three boys liked watching it.
I'm glad we were able to go back when the train was running. It was a fun afternoon celebrating our little friend.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

March I

Jonah and his daddy have an extra tight bond. Probably because Scott was so clingy to me when Jonah was a newborn, so John frequently took care of him.
While I was potty training Scott I had him sit on a towel and now he brings me the towel when he wants to eat or help cook.
The boys have started doing more side-by-side play.
Scott is more patient with Jonah than I expected, but gets frustrated when Jonah ruins things like his train tracks.
Baby Zilla. When he was learning to crawl, Jonah spent a lot of time getting into this Mogli position.
We watched Lulu one afternoon and the little ones spent a lot of time watching Scott.
They played together nicely.
Feeding 3 kids under 3 at once was a circus. Luckily Lulu was patient because Jonah is not when it comes to food.
After a few good rainy days, the reservoir by John's work had some water in it. Scott loved seeing the ducks again.
Scott likes to hold someone's hand while they go down the slide together. He'd prefer me or Anna, but Jonah will do in a pinch.
I don't remember why he was crying (probably because I changed his diaper), but those arm rolls are so chunky!
Just chillin' in his tubby.
Scott loves the boats outside of nursery at church.
He added the wagon and cooking pot to the line-up this time.
When Jonah is anxious for food, he puts his head back and opens his mouth like a bird so you can just shovel it on down.
Scott helped me make peanut butter pie for the ward activity on Pi day. Again with the towel despite having pants on.
Jonah is big enough to enjoy the wagon Amanda bought us for Christmas and they both love it. 
I texted this picture to her and she said pants are overrated.