If you thought March's post was random, April's post takes random to a whole new level. Let's begin, shall we?
Christian started perfecting the art of feeding oneself
Grace Art in the making. Still my favorite.
It was probably better for her "maiden voyage" with scissors to occur without me there. I'm kind of a stress case about things, like, my kids doing something for the very first time. When Grace wanted to feed herself yogurt with a spoon for the first time I micro-managed the beejeezles out of her. I was constantly at the ready to wipe her mouth or any spill she made, reminding her to a nagging degree to "be careful." I adjusted how she put the spoon in her mouth to get the optimum amount of yogurt in her mouth and not on herself. I guarantee you she was more than capable of handling that yogurt on her own, even with the mess, but I made it a huge overly stressful occasion. Thank heavens for the second kid and for me mellowing out a lot (okay, well not completely.... but I'm working on it). But, it is no wonder that Grace took the liberty of figuring out scissors on her own without Helicopter McGee hovering over her and sweating from the stress. I just wish she would have chosen a less dangerous activity to do while I slept. Amazingly she was great with scissors and was cutting things just fine. We have since gotten some more child appropriate scissors and they are stored really really high up.
More Grace Art
Snuggles with my boy
After a few days we hit the cabin fever phase pretty hard and were desperate for any activity to keep up preoccupied. Dominoes became a favorite. And by Dominos I mean using dominos to make roads and then driving small trains down those "roads."
The very next day her fever broke and did not return. The doctor called and told us the pneumonia scan came back negative, and, I quote, "She just had a virus." I'm so glad we paid tons of money for testing and scans when, as it always is, it was just a virus. My poor kiddo.
General conference weekend. Always a favorite.
We hang out
Practicing standing. And shoe are everywhere.
I was driving behind the Chick-Fil-A truck (the license cover said "Honk if you love Chicken")
This is the issue you have when your baby sleeps in your closet
A rare family dinner in downtown Dallas
I always wondered when Grace would figure out that she could wheel Christian around in her play stroller. With dressing him up and now being able to stroll him around Christian achieved "The Best doll ever!" status.
Gettin' my scripture study on.
I love these kiddos
Me and Grandpa's Little Buckeroo
Liv loves Christian. We love Liv.
The months of May, June, and July were going to be insane. So we had a very in-depth planning session. We had 3 calendars, a computer, an iPad, two iPhones, and a notebook to assist us.
Grace, living life on the edge.
Playing with Grace. The Barbies were doing yoga.
Grace loves dressing up, especially when her friend will dress up too.
Well hello there handsome.
Ugh, those stupid fevers came back. Thankfully this round only lasted 3 days.
The Bat Girl pacifier
Date night with friends
Seriously, this kid is so destructive.
Our family according to Grace. I asked her who each person was. She said I was the big one in the middle. I was hoping I was the purple one...