Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Quality Time with Daddy

I love watching the relationship Grant has with each of our children.  He really makes an effort to spend time with them.

It makes it easier that there are some common interests...

And they have a good deal of fun just playin' around the way that only Daddies and little boys do...

Littler boys also have lots of fun playing with Daddy...

Kendra has actually been getting the sweetest deal with the Daddy Time these days, though there haven't been any pictures so far.  He's been taking her on Daddy/Daughter Dates every week and it's pretty clear they have fun together--now every time we drive by the bowling alley, she tells me about when Daddy took her there.

So much fun!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Big Girl Bed

Kendra went through a crazy growth spurt this year--she actually still seems to be just growing right up.  I hear that's something we're just going to have to get used to because apparently children turn into adults whether they get their parents' permission to or not.

Who ordered that?

But, besides almost altogether skipping a size (or two) of clothes, one way that became abundantly clear was that I suddenly noticed that she just did not fit in her toddler bed anymore.  Which wasn't such a big surprise as she had moved right out of the "toddler" category and into the "preschool" one long ago.  Though I felt bad as I realized when I would take Elliot in to go to bed after she'd fallen asleep that every night she was laying diagonally with her feet hanging off the edge or that she'd be curled up in a little ball to stay on.

So, we decided it was time to upgrade!

After a lot of consideration, we decided to get her a junior loft bed.  It's got a twin mattress on it and it's up off the ground but not too high up.  She was pretty excited when we told her about it and eagerly awaited the delivery and assembly of the new Big Girl Bunk Bed.

And she has been an extremely happy camper with the whole situation...

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Our adorable frog

We're pretty sure Elliot has a spirit animal.  And it's definitely a frog.

He randomly starts hopping and ribbiting all over the place. It's pretty amazing.  And covers an impressive distance many times...