Saturday, May 31, 2014

school stuff

i am so behind on blogging.  ughh.  at least i'm not behind on taking pictures.  i've got plenty of those and i finally made the time to organize them.  my older guys had a great 4th and 2nd grade year and i've loved watching them learn and grow and do new things.

noodle had a breakout performance this year in his class' musical.  he had a speaking part as joshua in the old testament and did excellent.  and he looked so cute!

burrito's big event this year was the medieval feast.  he had to design and build his own castle made from recycled materials only.  he did a great job and i was very proud of his vision and passion to complete it.  

they also had a day at school where they dress up like lords and ladies and are knighted by the headmaster.  burrito was knighted "burrito the courageous."  there was lots of feasting and participating in all sorts of medieval activities. 

he came home with this painted face!  look close because his eyes are closed but there are eyes painted on his eyelids. creepy!

and of course, salsa, had to get in on the action.  he is like burrito's and noodle's class mascot.  the entire class loves him!  it's really cute!

 he wasn't so sure about headmaster castello though!  ha!

school ended may 15 and i have SO enjoyed having all my little men home with me.  we were enjoying a morning walk one day and burrito and noodle were riding their scooters.  there was a cool breeze blowing and birds chirping and just as i was thinking this, burrito turned to me and said, "mom, this just feels so perfect."  and i couldn't agree more.  it was a great school year but i am thankful for summer!

Friday, May 23, 2014

9 months!

salsa you are 9 months old today!  what a crazy time this past month has been!  between the end of school, packing and moving, i feel like life has been racing by!  and you are changing SO much!

you are army crawling everywhere!  it is so cute to watch you scoot across the floor with such intensity, using your right arm and your left leg and foot to propel you around the room.  you even have a little blister on your big left toe from pushing your body around!  when you decide you want to go somewhere, you do it with such intensity.  burrito only army crawled and i see so much of him in you right now.

you are talking more now too!  you will say baa, baa and accidentally say mama and dada too.  we love to hear you talk to us.  you have learned how to ease yourself down from sitting to crawling but you haven't figured out how to sit from crawling.  you are on the verge of pulling up on things.  you love to do this in your bathtub and on the basket that holds your toys.

you are eating more baby food.  you eat baby yogurt every morning for breakfast and love every flavor.  for lunch you usually have a meat mixed with a veggie or just a veggie alone.  for dinner you will have another veggie and then oatmeal mixed with pears or bananas.  we have tried the little fruit puffs but you choke everytime and that freaks me out!  i'm such a wimp!  you are still nursing and i love that we still share that sweet time together, even if it is in the wee hours of the morning.

you have now graduated to your big boy carseat.  i think you like it more because you sit up higher and can see out the windows and it's not so confining so you don't get as hot.  this is a good thing because it will only get hotter outside as we move into summer.  you love taking baths and watching your brothers.  you love being outside and we have been going on lots of walks.  you are such a happy baby and many people notice this about you.  you love to drum and you will bang your hand or a toy on anything in front of you.  you still don't sleep very well and this whole moving thing has really exacerbated the issue.  i don't know what to do about his except to hold you and remind myself that i will miss these times one day.