Thursday, June 24, 2010

Boys in June

Axel loves his food
This is what happens when daddy is in charge, but that's why mommy buys washable markers. This was taken first thing in the morning - which means daddy put him to bed looking like this ...
Kenron is a good helper

Monkey see, Monkey Do.

Kenron is pointing out that Axel spit up on the window sill.
Harry Potter?
Daddy's old glasses are fun

For father's Day I wanted to try and get a picture of the boys together for Mat. I put the picture at the top of the blog in a frame for him to take to his desk at work. These are some of the others from that day...

May Videos

Boys in May

May actually started with me having my gallbladder taken out
This was a joyous event for two reasons: My gallbladder is what (the dr thinks) causes my itchy skin when I'm pregnant, so hopefully that wont be an issue the next time I'm pregnant.
And the second is I got to have a week where I got to sit in bed and do nothing because Mat was super dad and took care of all of us! Grancie Jean came the first night to lend an extra hand.
Kenron has been cracking us up. He's also infuriating at times because we have certainly entered "the terrible twos". But really its only when he's extra tired, hungry or both. And frankly wouldnt we all like to throw a fit when your hungry and things aren't going our way?
Kenron has what can only be described as "Puzzle Mania". This child could play puzzles (or just one puzzle) for hours a day.
So when I found these puzzles at a yard sale I scooped them up - for 25 cents each!! I was tired of doing the same puzzle for hours a day :)
Daddy and Kenron matched one sunday..
Me and the boys on Mother's Day - 5 days after surgery
Kenron found a love of doughnuts on our trip to florida - but you can see he has a unique way of eating them.
Axel rooney bear

Kenron has been using his imagination lately. This is his ruler/flute. He's also been adding the plural to things: Where the carses is? = Where are my cars? Where the bookses is? etc. He's pretty funny.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Axel is almost 9 months old

I am behind. This month has been pretty nuts.
I'd like to blame it on exibit: A
I'd like to blame it on the fact that he started crawling last month. But honestly that made things easier, so I took on more projects - like painting the kitchen, which ended up taking over a month from start to finish because Axel and Kenron got ear infections, and Axel's came back again. So between teething and ear infections - Axel needed lots of mommy time.
But most of the time now he is perfectly content crawling around on the floor. In a matter of days he figured out how to crawl off the carpet. Then into the kitchen and back. Then all the way into our bedroom on the other side of the house. There is no where you can hide from the Axel man.
He wore this outfit for jammies for a few weeks. My dad bought this for him at Christmas. He is definately busting out of it now. This kid is currently 23 lbs and 29.5" - He is in the 90% for everything (head, weight, height).
He also wants to play with whatever Kenron is playing with. I think its a combo of "That's where Kenron is and since I love him I want to be right next to him/ What is he paying attention to? It must be cool enough for me to chew on it..."

He is pulling up on EVERYTHING
Drinking Milk from his sippy cup and getting pretty good at holding it.
He has almost mastered the fine art of "finger foods"
And he is moving..

Axel is still such a happy baby. Its contagious. We are loving watching him grow - at warp speed - and manuver through life as a crawling baby. Kenron is the best older brother - He is a great helper, always finding a passy, or grabbing a diaper for us. He's always very conscious of where Axel is, and if he's crying. This picture is from yesterday: I was feeding Axel and when I got up to check on the macaroni I was making, I came back to find Kenron picked up where I left off.
I'm enjoying every second that they are so loving to each other, because I'm sure that will wear off sooner than I'd like. I really do hate how fast its flying by, so I'm trying to slow down and enjoy it all while I can. We love you Axel! I can't believe your going to be 9 months old next week.