Friday, January 25, 2013

Blake’s 15 Month Checkup

Guess who’s 16 months old...
Yep, this guy. We’re a little behind on his well-baby checkups, so he just had his 15 month visit yesterday. Blake’s an all-around healthy kid. He’s 32 inches tall (64th percentile) and weighs 23 pounds 2 ounces (24th percentile). The pediatrician could tell he just started walking a month or so ago (I guess he seemed wobbly?), but said he seemed rather verbal. We were referred to an allergist for his reaction to peanuts, and he has to get a blood test to check for something having to do with food allergies. That should be fun. Then the nurse made Blake lie on the table while she took what seemed like her sweetass time giving him three shots that he cried his way through. Hello, Lady. Strong, screaming, stubborn kid here. I can barely pin him down. Maybe that’s normal, but I’m used to being able to hold him on my lap and getting 3 shots in like 4 seconds. (This was our first time seeing this pediatrician.) Really, it wasn’t bad. He stopped crying right when I picked him up.
P.S. Mop cut hopefully coming this weekend. If not, we’re starting ponytails again. I’m only half-joking.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

I’m Back

Oops, I haven’t blogged in over nine months. I kept thinking I’d write about things later, but then that list of nine months worth of stuff to write about got waaay too long because I’ve been busy with these rascals...

So I’m just going to skip it altogether and start over. Hopefully I won’t go longer than a month without posting. Then it won’t ever be too intimidating of a task to catch up. Hopefully :). 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Easter weekend

cousins Giuliana, Eva, and Matteo were in town for a few days, so we spent some time with them. on Saturday, i took Ryan over to my Gramma Sally’s (or Zoie’s, as Ryan calls her) to dye eggs. i wasn’t sure how interested he’d be, but he was actually pretty into it.

the Easter Bunny left Ryan (and Blake, but he had no idea what was going on) a little basket of goodies. his favorite thing was definitely the jelly beans.

the boys wore matching outfits on Easter. i can’t help myself. i’m determined to get a decent picture of the two of them together someday. it seems to be pretty impossible so far.

we took a quick trip out to the ranch to show our cousins the tractors. Uncle/Grampa Jon took Matteo and Ryan for a drive first. (Giuliana and Eva got to drive the tractor, too. but i don’t have pictures of that.)

on Monday, we took the kids to the movies to see the Lorax. i did what had the potential to be very stupid, and took Blake with me, but it ended up working out great. he slept the entire time. Ryan had never been to the movies before. he absolutely loved it! i only watched about half of the movie because it was so much fun to watch Ryan. he would dance and clap any time there was music, and yell “again!” when the songs ended. i would definitely take him to the movies again.

after the movies, we drove up to Avila. the kids played in the sand for awhile...

... then we got dinner at the Custom House...

... and got an ice cream at the Hula Hut.

Ryan had so much fun with our cousins! i can’t wait for him and Blake to get to spend a week with them at the beach this summer.

Giuliana & Ryan & Eva

how cute is this?? Matteo & Ryan hugging goodbye :)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

one of the downfalls of hand-me-downs from a brother whose birthday is at the opposite time of the year: Christmas pajamas in April.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

6 months old

Blake had his 6 month well-baby checkup. the doctor said he’s a very healthy baby! he weighs 17 pounds 15 ounces (57th percentile) and is 28 inches long (92nd percentile). Ryan weighed a little over 19 pounds when he was a year old. i have a feeling Blake will be catching up to Ryan in the near future. overall, Blake is an extremely happy baby, and he usually sleeps through the night. i really can’t complain! still no teeth, but he’s been drooling like no other for over two months. i love his huge smile, crazy (sometimes curly) hair, and super rosy cheeks he gets while sleeping. his favorite thing to do is probably watch Ryan. Blake thinks Ryan is hilarious, no matter what he’s doing. it seems like he can’t wait to be able to do what Ryan is doing. it’s pretty cute. his second favorite thing is when Tim gets home from work. Blake’s face lights up when he hears Tim’s voice. he watches Tim’s every move, and gets so excited when he talks to him. looks like we have another daddy’s boy on our hands. :) some pictures from the last couple months: