RSS

Diggers and dozers and dump trucks, oh my!

Mark has recently become obsessed with construction equipment – probably partly because it’s everywhere in our town. Due to massive road construction, if we leave our house we see at least a dozen big machines, and 20 more big trucks.

Not long ago he started asking if I would get him a digger. So one day when he had been very well behaved I got him a set of “mini machines”, 5 CAT vehicles.

IMG_4020.JPG

He also loves Bob the Builder and likes to act out the show with his new diggers. The backhoe and the dump truck are his favorites and he’s taken to taking them everywhere – they always have to go in the car with us, and they join him for bed time.

IMG_4126.JPG

IMG_4025.JPG

Since he liked playing with them in the grass and dirt, Kyle decided since summer was ending and we weren’t going to use the pool anymore, to turn it into a sandbox. So of course now there’s sand everywhere in my house :) but Mark loves it.

IMG_4132.JPG

IMG_4131.JPG

IMG_4147.JPG

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on September 17, 2014 in General

 

Mark & Moxie

Mark is such a good big brother! He loves to snuggle with Moxie and if she is crying he will try to give her a blanket, her toy, he even shares his toys. Then if she is still fussy he will tell us “maybe she hungry”. Once he offered to give her one of his fruit snacks, so we had to talk about Moxie being too little for his food :)

IMG_4115.JPG

IMG_4116.JPG

IMG_4119.JPG

IMG_4077.JPG

IMG_4076.JPG

IMG_4079.JPG

IMG_4075.JPG

IMG_4066.JPG

 
1 Comment

Posted by on September 16, 2014 in General

 

Hehe!

IMG_4665.JPG

IMG_4670.JPG

IMG_4666.JPG

IMG_4668.JPG

 
1 Comment

Posted by on September 7, 2014 in General

 

Photos of Mark and Moxie

A few weeks ago, we discovered a new playground that has a splash park. The playground is huge, and has pretty much any climbing structure and slide a kiddo could want.
15072848611_f430c722d3_z

We finally got to play on the water feature.

IMG_4341

IMG_4256

IMG_4285

IMG_4268

This morning, I took the kids to see Planes 2 Fire & Rescue. Mark wore his Planes 2 shirt, and was super excited.

IMG_4455

IMG_4460

IMG_4459

Mark behaved so well, that after the movie I took him to Target and he got to pick out a toy from the movie. He chose a Helicopter.

IMG_4462

Here’s more photos of Mark:

IMG_4105

IMG_4217

IMG_4124

IMG_4070

Here’s a bunch of pics of Moxie.

IMG_4090

IMG_4379

IMG_4364

IMG_4394

IMG_4234

IMG_4240

IMG_4411

IMG_4447

IMG_4433

IMG_4432

IMG_4428

IMG_4437

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on August 29, 2014 in General

 
Image

Pics

Mark wanted to build a choo-choo train with his blocks:
IMG_3884

IMG_3888

IMG_3889

IMG_3891

Moxie’s eyes:
IMG_3898

Sleepy Baby:
IMG_3938

IMG_3944

 
1 Comment

Posted by on July 31, 2014 in Baby, Photos

 

Welcome Moxie Elizabeth

On Monday, July 21, at 10:57 am we met our daughter, Moxie Elizabeth :)
7 lbs, 10 oz, 20″

20140723-143522-52522938.jpg

20140723-143523-52523924.jpg

Moxie’s birth story starts a few weeks ago, when we confirmed that the baby (we waited until she was born to find out she was a she!) was breech, and started trying various ways to get it to flip head down. I started seeing a chiropractor who said my pelvis was at a 35-45 degree angle, and needed to be 0-15, preferably 5 degrees. He did adjustments on my hips over two weeks, and I could feel a huge difference. The baby still did not want to flip on it’s own, so last week I went to go see the OB who would be able to do an external cephalic version.

We checked into the hospital for the version on Friday morning. There were several nurses who had never seen the procedure done, who wanted to watch, which of course I was happy to let them see it. They monitored the baby for a while, the doctor did a quick ultrasound to confirm the head was still up, then covered my belly in ultrasound gel. He dug in and flipped the baby in one try – it hurt a lot but was probably less than a minute long. He said “okay!”, and it took me a minute to realize that was it! He insisted that it’s not usually that easy or fast, and I believe the chiropractic adjustments made it possible for her to flip around so easily with the doctor’s help.

They monitored her for a while longer, then we left!

On Monday, I woke up at 5 am having contractions. Just like with Mark, they started out very close together. We went to the birthing center at 9 am. I hadn’t wanted Kyle to leave me alone to take Mark to school yet, so as soon as I was in the birth center he rushed Mark to school and back, and got back around 10. The midwives had gotten the birthing pool ready for me and I was so happy to get in it! The hot water relaxed my legs and back, and the only position that had been close to comfortable was leaning over so I was able to hang on the side of the pool and float a little.

Around 10:30 my midwife asked if I felt like pushing and it didn’t take long for her to arrive after that! They put her immediately on my chest and then had to pick her up again so Kyle could say it’s a girl!

20140723-145352-53632056.jpg

She was ready to nurse right away, and Kyle and I called all our family to let them know she was here!

20140723-145521-53721181.jpg

20140723-145522-53722115.jpg

Kyle went to go get Mark, while I had an herbal bath and Moxie got measured, then the boys came back for us and we went home! We were home before 3 pm. Mark was very excited to see me and the baby. He is learning quickly to pronounce “sister”, “she” and “moxie” and is very proud of his little sister!

20140723-145655-53815204.jpg

20140723-150132-54092224.jpg

20140723-150133-54093119.jpg

20140723-150134-54094093.jpg

20140723-150131-54091177.jpg

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on July 23, 2014 in General

 

Like Father, Like Son

Kyle watching tv:

20140621-115546-42946563.jpg

Mark watching TV:

20140621-115603-42963236.jpg

 
1 Comment

Posted by on June 21, 2014 in General

 
 
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 38 other followers