Saturday, June 18, 2011

Silly boys

 Emmett fell asleep with his face in his blankets, butt in the air and head down to the bottom of his sloping bed. We moved him before he got a headache.
I love how Alestair fell asleep with his hand under his cheek.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Two steps!

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He took two steps! Did you miss it? Play it again! The lawn mower really doesn't hold any weight up its just a very lightwieght push toy. Thanks Aunt Stacy for giving to Alestair for his birthday last year! Its been a favorite toy but now its not only a favorite but very useful!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Fireman Mike Visit

 The Everett Fire Department is pretty amazing. They allowed me to borrow a fireman for a day as the big ending for our letter day group! Fireman Mike came at 10:30 in the morning and had stickers, crayons, coloring books, and cardboard fire trucks. He taught the kids about what to do if you find matches and lighters and what to do in case of a fire. We also found out that my landlord definetly doesn't have enough smoke dectors in my house. Too bad the one near the kitchen sets off anytime you cook pretty much anything.
 We had about eight kids and four moms. Candace was amazing and took all the pictures for us!
 Fireman Mike showed us what to do if we hear the alarms in the middle of the night. Trevor was an expert model! He felt the door with the back of his hand and since it was hot went right to the window.
He showed us a video of the fire ABCs. I am pretty sure its the same one I saw in kindergarten. As you can see Maddy dearest danced to the whole thing while the rest of us were just glued to it.

 Since Trevor came with his own gear he was able to race Fireman Mike to get their gear on. Everyone was pretty excited and Mike was really great about telling them with each new piece that he wasn't changing and was still Fireman Mike. It went really well until the air tank and face mask. He talked while he was putting it on and while he had it on but still about half of the kids were still scared.
Alestair and Maddy were pretty freaked. Trevor, Kylie and Henry were just super excited. I talked Alestair into touching the mask after a long while. Maddy started shaking at just my suggestion of it.

While he had all of his gear on Fireman Mike showed us how to call "Help Help" if we were trapped in our room and there was a fire. Henry volunteered to be "rescued" to show us how it would happen.

After Fireman Mike finished we gave him our card that we had made and a bunch of sugar cookies to share at the firestation. Alestair was very excited to give him his cookie. I think it might have been because he knew that he would be leaving then.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Pillow talk

We have had a pillow in Emmett's bed for some time now. He was getting ear infections a lot even with his crib mattress at an angle. The pillow helped remedy this. Now he doesn't have ear issues but he has become quite a mover. We put him in bed while he is awake so he puts himself to sleep and lately he has taken a while so he just slowly crawls around the crib and for some reason has been sleeping on top of his pillow.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Emmett 14 months...(almost)

I love how he colors. Tounge out...feet out and flexed...usually pinky up. Its just cute! He is still not walking. He say about 8 words. He has taken 3 steps. The video shows the aftermath of the steps since he refused to do it on camera. We have only gotten maybe 3 steps out of him in a day. He just won't do it without holding something.
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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Koda the Dinosuar

Aunt Heather gave us Koda. The boys are in love with him only as long as he is not turned on (after two months that has changed). Alestair has brought all of his friends by the hand to the toy room to see his "new Dinador" Emmett doesn't like to let Alestair have a turn riding him. Koda plays music, growls, "chews", sleeps, snores, and his horns make bell noises on the music mode. The horns are Emmett's favorite when its in music mode. Emmett really gets scared and starts crying if  Koda yawns or growls. We have to be careful when Alestair is playing so that Emmett doesn't get scared of his mind. It is still quite the hit!

Robert and Mindy

Daisypath Anniversary tickers

Alestair

Lilypie Fifth Birthday tickers

Emmett

Lilypie Third Birthday tickers

Oliver

Lilypie First Birthday tickers