Monday, March 25, 2013

Playing Together

I love it when my kids play together.  It doesn't happen very often so I try to capture it when it does.  Usually Kensley just destroys whatever Austin is building/making/playing with and he gets really frustrated about it.  It's also hard right now to play with both of my kids at the same time.  They have such different needs right now when it comes to playing so it's so fun when we can all do something together that they both enjoy.  It's the littliest things that count right?

Playing with their blankets! They were giggling with each other. So cute

Playing with chairs and making faces

Playing with water.  We all got soaked but spent a good hour here playing!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

What We've Been Doing

It's been a while since I have given an update of what we all have been doing:

Austin: He is just getting to be such a big, smart and fun little boy.  He is really into being silly right now and loves to give goofy faces and make up words.  He still loves cars, trucks, and trains and loves to play traffic (setting up cars in a big long line bumper to bumper).  He has just transitioned to stop taking naps.  This has definitely been hard for me! Without that little time to myself I feel like by the end of the day I get very impatient quickly and run out of things to entertain him. But we will adjust.  He is such a good big brother and loves to play with Kensley.

Austin's preschool group.

Kensley: She is also transitioning with naps She is doing down to one nap instead of two.  This has been much easier for me since now we have our mornings available to do anything! At her recent check up we learned she is 90% for height and 50% for weight.  She usually just wants to be doing whatever Austin is doing.  This girl can also eat!  She usually out eats Austin during dinner and always takes snacks as if she hasn't eaten in days!  She is such a fast crawler but hasn't even thought about taking a step on her own.
Loves the iPad

 Loved the water painting at the children's museum

Matthew:  He is in rotations right now.  Most of them have been podiatry but he has also been in a neurology  rotation and currently he is in a general medicine.  These have given him lots of experience and he is learning lots but it's also quite draining for him.  Sometimes he has long hours and other times he surprises us by coming home early.  His 4th year rotations start in May.  These month long rotations are an even bigger deal than this past year of rotations because these will basically be month long interviews for where we want to go to residency. And they are also nationwide. We are preparing for a crazy 4th year of med school.

Shanna:  Keeping busy with 2 cute kids, daily cleaning and to-do lists and a calling in young womens. I have also been doing some crafting and sewing when I can fit it in at night.   And no pictures of myself because I am usually the one behind the camera!

Some of our recent events:

Getting stickers while grocery shopping

Playing with iPads one morning

Valentines Day.  Matthew's parents happened to be in town for that one day and Matthew had a later shift. We were able to go out on a nice morning date and then he came home with flowers. :)

Went to the pool for the first time this season.   The water was quite chilly so we played in the sand instead.

 Snack time at the little table.  Austin loves to help feed Kensley and she loves to be involved in whatever he is doing. 

Going for a walk. This is a daily event. We all love to get outside right now while it is so nice out.

Nothing too exciting but that is what we have been up to.