Our little baby is probably going to be here in the next week and I realized I have tons of pictures I need to post. I know if I wait till the baby is born then I will forget stuff and continue to put it off. I normally get my blog posts done during naps, but I have been using nap time to nap instead. I have been sleeping terribly and I can't sit up straight that long (little guy bruises me along my ribs). Anyways, just feeling like I have been pregnant for 9 months...
We have been trying to stay busy and take every advantage in the weather that we can get. We have gone to the zoo a few times.
Jared the turtle.
Aubs and Tann with the orangoutangs.
Aubree posing with the peacock.
Aubree and Trav at the park on our way home from the zoo.
Jared loves being outside.
Jared tried getting off the bench the wrong way.
We got a few pics of the kids before church a few weeks ago. I love how these pictures show the each of the kids personalities.
Jared dumped out our community crackers for CrossFit.
It's a fun game for him to unload and load.
Jared loves putting articles of clothing over his head and walking around the house. I love how you can see his slobbery mouth.
Tanner posing with his own "hat."
The kids have been doing soccer for the last couple months. They have enjoyed it, but said they would rather just do swimming lessons next time. Tanner is really good. He runs really fast and is really good at following directions.
Travis would rather be coloring/drawing on the sidelines. The coaches have to remind him a lot to get up off the ball. He loves the games they play if there are animals involved. On his last week Travis told me he couldn't play because he was pregnant. He tells us often that he is pregnant with a tiger cub.
The boys always have to be near each other. They are really good buddies.
Aubree is in the age group above the boys and was one of the only girls. She enjoyed playing and learned a lot. A few of the boys got in trouble for talking too much with Aubs. Oh man...
She is looking too old.
I wanted to get some pictures of Jared at 18 months and Tanner wanted one of him first. It was bright out.
We miss Aubree's curls, but it is so much easier to take care of.
Jared would not look at me. No matter what I did or sounds I made. Jared is now 18 months old and is such a nice boy. He loves putting on one big shoe (any he can find) and walking around the house. He runs all over the place and uses just one arm in a very pronounced swing. He no longer uses a binky. That was harder on me than it was on him. Jared loves his Dad and that is his favorite word to say. He loves Aunt Sara too. I often find him crawling in bed with her to snuggle.
Jared is getting a lot better at feeding himself. He likes to use multiple utensils.
Eric had a week and a half off from school and we loved so much time with him. We headed down south to visit our good friends in Lacey. Our friend was nice enough to highlight my hair (I am getting gray!). On our way we stopped at the Tacoma Zoo. It was fun to see a few different animals and we especially loved the aquarium they had there. The tiger at this zoo is a lot closer to see.
The aquarium had a bunch of sharks and even had animals the kids could touch.
Eric is so wonderful! He gave me a day to myself, where I could go do whatever I wanted. When I came home he was out on our trampoline with the kids. I am so grateful for Eric and great Dad/husband he is!
We have been having fun with bubbles.
Travis always has very important things to tell us about life, especially animals. He is always telling us how to spell things, what animals do/eat. He loves to teach us all about animals. He knows more about animals than I do.
Anytime there is any sun out, Travis thinks he need to put his swimsuit on. We are ready for Spring here.
LOVE Jared's teeth!
Jared has been loving his baths lately. He will bathe as long as we let him and throws a fit when it is time to get out. One day last week, Eric got Jared out and all dressed. Before the water had drained, he was back in, splashing around.
My awesome friends threw me a baby shower, so I made sure Eric got a picture of me (I don't get dressed up very often). This was my first baby shower for a baby I have given birth to. I did have one with Aubs, Tanner, and Andrew. I am so grateful to our kind, wonderful, and selfless friends. It is going to be sad when we have to leave.
I am a wide pregnant girl.
I know it is near the end when my maternity clothes are getting too tight...
My friend created a CrossFit workout with baby supplies. I loved the diaper barbell.
I have a few pictures from Instagram that I wanted to make sure got posted on our blog.
We now have to lock our water dispenser.
Tanner is such a funny boy. He loves playing with the aging app.
Jared on his first day of nursery. We will see how long it takes for him to even let Eric put him down in the nursery room.
Sara treated Aubree and I to our first pedicure. I am hooked. It was heavenly. Aubree loved it and even got a manicure. Thanks Sare!
One night when Eric put the kids to bed, he let Travis have a sleepover with Aubs (Tanner is normally asleep before Travis makes it up to his bed). They loved it. I love how Travis has shiny, glossed lips.
Helpful Jared loves to drag a stool to the cupboards and be so "helpful."
This week we celebrated Andrew's Temple Sealing Anniversary. As I have been getting closer to delivery, I have been more and more hormonal/emotional. We miss Andrew so much and are so grateful to have such a perfect boy sealed to us. We are so grateful for the blessings of the Temple. That day was so perfect!
One of my friends at my shower talked about how much this baby and Andrew were able to interact. It is a pretty awesome thing to think about. This new baby is as close to Andrew as anything we have and we are so excited to have a little bit of heaven in our home again.
This ended up being a long one and am impressed if anyone but family made it all the way through.