Good morning, Brooke!
Everett hangs out in Ember’s old bouncy chair in my bathroom as I get the other kids ready in the mornings. His boyish ones are in the main rooms where he hangs out more.
Payson before school.
We got up extra early that day and the kids had a bit of time to just hang out before heading off to school.
We own so many puzzles. All my kids love puzzles so very much. Ember will do puzzles over and over and over and over again. Puzzles, puzzles, puzzles. It’ll be a super strange day the day where puzzles aren’t such a big part of our daily life!
I met up with Allan on his lunch break to get our driver’s licenses.
Ember thought this little machine to check your vision was intriguing. I let her look in it after Allan and I had.
I took a picture of Allan getting his picture taken. He just loves when I do stuff like that. (haha, he doesn’t)
I told him as he walked back to me, “Do you just love me when I photograph you in public places?!”
And then he took this picture of me filling out my paperwork and I didn’t even know until I got home later and uploaded the photos! haha, stinker.
He also took this one of Ember while I was getting my picture taken.
We went to Jack in the Box (Allan’s fave fast food) for a little lunch before he went back to work and I went on to Target to get some stuff.
On the way out Ember asked me for an icee because she saw a dad and his little girls drinking icees. It was cute how she’s like, “Mom, those little girls are having an icee, maybe I can have a icee?”
It snowed and Payson really wanted to play in the snow. So we did.
Coming in from the snow is best when there’s hot chocolate waiting for you!
Now that life is sorta settling down I pulled out our preschool art supplies and we do something creative each day.
A week ago Everett grabbed his hanging toys for the first time!! He was SO excited. He’s so cute when he’s trying SO hard to grab it, he would grunt and coo nonstop as he worked at aiming his hand just right to grab on. SO cute!! I don’t remember any of my other babies vocalizing so much when they learned how to grab toys!
Another fun thing about Everett is it looks like he’s going to be left handed! He grabs towards his toys the most with his left hand, he sucks his fingers and thumb on his left hand, he plays with my hair with his left hand. He does use his right, thankfully, so there’s nothing wrong with it, but the left hand usage far dominates!
Everett bites his bottom lip a lot. Mostly when he’s concentrating on something or really excited about a toy or something he sees!
Everett sucks on his hands a lot now that he has control over them. It makes me sad that he’ll wear casts/bandages for 6 weeks. He won’t be able to use or suck on his hands all that time. Ugh, I try not to think about that too much because it makes me so sad for him!
Goofing off in the cart together. I LOVE double seater carts. I wish every store had them!
After school one day when the snow was still thick outside, the kids played.
I was holding Everett so these were all taken through the window.
The snow went down Brooke’s coat!
One morning after dropping the three older kids off at school, I went to the emissions testing place to get my car checked out.
I sometimes remember to take a picture of Everett in places for his scrapbook.
Ember liked this place. She thought it was really cool and mysterious. She looked around the whole time and asked me a hundred questions about the place. At the end, while we were driving away she called it a gas station. haha. She’s so cute!
She was most excited when our car was up! When the guy drove it away she laughed and said, “That boy drived our car!! He’s silly!!”
One morning I was changing Everett’s diaper in my bedroom. I came out and found Ember sitting on the couch with her baby doll and just found it cute. Those little moments ♥
Toys! Everett loves toys 🙂
I’m going to try to take more pictures of his syndactyly before his surgery. It’s still amazing to me that one day, fairly soon, my son won’t have fused fingers! It’s going to be so strange when those bandages come off and he has five separate fingers!!
When we first moved to Colorado all of us were plagued with dry skin, hair, lips…
We bought a bunch of lotion and have been getting our skin back to normal. Each kid got their own tube of chapstick, as well. Poor Payson’s lips got the worst. They were SO dry and chapped. So much so that the center of his lip split open pretty bad. I gave him chapstick and tried out coconut oil but it wasn’t doing much and his lips were getting worse.
To google I went and I found a message board with people talking about split lips. Someone brilliantly suggested lansolin and I went out that day, within the hour- haha, and bought some. I’ve been putting it on his lips every morning, afternoon, and night and it’s helping a LOT. This was the first day. I thought I’d better hurry and document the split lip before it was healed. I should’ve taken a zoomed in picture when it was really bad but I just never did.
Payson likes when I take pictures of him.
It started raining, then snowing.
Payson is such a goof with his posing.
I took the kids out for lunch to A&W restaurant.
I took some pictures of the snow. And that’s all for now!