Saturday, April 26, 2008

Tanner is starting nursery!

Tanner is such a nice/cute boy! He turned 18 months this week and I am excited to be able to teach my Sunday School Class and have Eric take care of Travis (instead of a different person every week). To commemorate this event, I wanted to type up Eric's journal entry from this last Sunday.


Today is Sunday, and we went to church this morning. Jenny left to put Travis to sleep, as the first speaker began speaking and was gone for all but about 5 minutes after that. It was a long sacrament meeting with Aubs and Tan - they are fun, sweet, busy, and loud. We had a water bottle, and about half way through the meeting, Aubree Started yelling "Daddy, Daddy, the water is spilling." I looked down and the water bottle was pouring down through the bottom of the pew and onto the shoes of the people behind us. When they felt the water they all started scrambling to get away. I tried to get the water to stop spilling, without dropping Tanner. This was after Tanner ripped off the trunk of an elephant in his new pop-up book, and before he tore out a page of his other new 'hidden flap' book. Just after ripping the pate out of his flap book, he decided that his mouthful of raisins wasn't what he wanted to be eating, so he spit those all over his and my clothes. But it was alright, because they matched well with the cheddar goldfish crackers that he chewed up and then zerbetted (spit) on my white shirt and tie. When Aubree saw this, she laughed and started spitting out her fruit snacks too. Fortunately, Jenny showed up around this time, so I could listen for the last few minutes, with her help. She then reminded me that it was time for Travis to eat, so about 4-5 minutes later, she left to feed Travis. Aubree and Tanner instantly began screaming for Mommy, and since my arms were full with Tanner and his entertainment, Aubree decided to run out of the chapel to find Mommy. This made Tanner even more upset, so he began arching his back, like sweet, happy children do. After a minute of trying to keep his screams quieter than the speaker I realized that everyone but Brother Bear (name changed) was watching me, and if he were awake, he would have been watching me too. With that realization, I took Tanner out to try and find Aubree. Once we found Aubree, we all went to Jenny in the mothers lounge. Fortunately, she was the only on in there, so we were able to organize a plan and set out for the next two hours of church.. The next two hours were busy also, but at least Aubree is in nursery, so we only have Tanner and Travis to worry about during those times. Since Jenny teaches Sunday School, I take care of Tanner and there are several ladies in Jenny's class that help with Travis, while she teaches. I love having kids; I love going to church; I also love that Tanner will enter nursery next week!

Whoever ends up holding Travis during sacrament gets the easier end of the deal. Tanner is the nicest and busiest boy. It will be fun for Aubs to have Tanner in nursery with her.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Aubree is such a sweetheart!

Aubree is such a sweet girl. She is so caring and loving. She loves taking care of things I think since she has been a big sister since she was 10 months old and watched so many diapers being changed, that she has a stronger interest in mothering things. She is always changing her babies diapers and always helps me change Travis' diapers. In the picture below, she laid out her animals and doll with a diaper each. (I love how the blue bear gets to wear Eric's shoe)

Aubree putting Desitin on her baby's "owy" bottom.

Aubs is a girly girl. She loves purses and jewelry. She will fill up her shopping cart and strollers with babies. It is so cute. Aubree takes such good care of her brothers. It is so cool how much she loves them.

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Been Too Long!

It has been way too long since I have blogged anything. Things have been pretty busy since Amy had her baby with spring break, Easter, school starting again, and sick kids. I feel like when I don't add something at least once every week or two, then I don't know where to start when I add to the blog the next time. Anyways, we stayed at my Mom's for a week after Amy had her baby to help with Amy's kids there and also so Eric could get more studying done for finals. We headed to Wenatchee for Easter and spring break. We had an easter egg hunt for the kids. Aubree loved putting eggs into her basket, but Tanner just wanted to run around. He'd pick an egg up, try to eat it/open it, throw it down and run to the next one.

Travis is getting so big. He is such a good baby. He is 4 months old now. The kids all have some upper respiratory virus that is going around. It stinks! Tanner started with it and it has lasted almost 10 days for him. They have a bad cough, throw up, really runny nose, are agitated, a fever, and nothing seems to make them happy. It is now hitting Travis and it is really sad. Hopefully with him breastfeeding, it won't hit him as bad. It is too hard with sick kids. It makes me appreciate them when they are healthy.

Erics' Mom made "dirt" pudding cups for the kids and Tanner loved it and loves to make messes. This picture actually reminds me of a story I wanted to tell of Tanner. While we were at my parent's house helping with Amy's kids we were all in the basement. Eric and I were the only people home with the 6 kids. All the doors had been shut so that I could breastfeed Trav without Tanner getting into things. Claire (Amy's 3 year old daughter) had an accident and wet her pants, but was in the bathroom "finishing" while she waited for Eric. While Eric ran upstairs to get her new clothes to wear, Claire came out of the bathroom to watch TV. A minute later, Tanner comes into the room I was in, with something in his hand that looked like a rock and he it looked like he was trying to eat it. I started yelling for Eric to hurry and he runs down the stairs and has to pry Claire's poop out of Tanner's hand. It took a lot of hand washing to get that smell off of Tanner's hand. We don't think he actually ate any of it. Kind of sick.
Isaac's 2nd birthday party.
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