Monday, June 29, 2015

Summer 2015 Family Vacation #2- Tulsa

This Summer we got to go on a family vacation with both sides of the family.  We were headed to Tulsa for Brady's cousin's wedding any way, so we decided to go a few days early and Brady's parent's rented a house with a pool.  The whole family was there and his grandparents.  

 
 

On Thursday we hit the road as early as possible for our 5 hour drive.  It was a rough ride (ie Beckett threw up and I am 7 months pregnant and traveling is already pretty uncomfortable) but we made it without too many major meltdowns.


We spent the next couple of days pool side, of course.




We also had a mini birthday celebration for Beckett since his week was just last week.  He opened gifts (Kennedy got some too!) and we sang and ate cupcakes. 




One of our favorite things to do in the mornings is go on a walk around the neighborhood.  Our kids woke up by 6:30 each day so we wanted to get out of the house so we didn't wake everybody else up.  We didn't take a stroller and just let the kids run, they loved it!  Oh how I wish Saint Joe/our neighborhood had more sidewalks...

 Friday night we went to the rehearsal dinner for Brady's cousin's wedding. The kids got to play with bubbles and did pretty good for being up a few hours past their bedtime!



Saturday we got all showered and dress up for Mitch and Morgan's wedding.  


The ceremony was a small ceremony that was outside.  I was so anxious about having the kids at the wedding and keeping them quiet.  Overall, they did ok- thank goodness for snacks! Then came the reception which started at the kid's bedtime, but they did amazing!  I brought lots of toys for them to play while we waited.   We got cake which both kids are just crazy about.  And finally the music started and Kennedy was ready to dance.  The first song she stood there a little nervous but by the next one she was dancing away all by herself and having a blast.   






We headed home on Sunday after we had Beckett each lunch and let his stomach settle a little.  Thankfully he didn't get sick.  Both kids fell asleep within minutes of being in the car and Beckett slept for am hr and a half. Seriously a miracle for us. 

Beckett's Two Year Old Pictures

This boy is photogenic.  Whenever I hold up my phone or camera he says "cheeseburger!" Like always, I attemped to take his two year pictures by myself and it didn't go so well.  All the red shirt pics I took around the house.







Then Brady got home from work and we took the kids to a local nature path and just let Beckett roam.  He loved it and will flash a much better smile for Brady.







opps Wardrobe failure!



Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Beckett's 2 Year Stats

I took Beckett to his two-year-old Well check today.  Since we were just in the office at the end of last week and it was NOT a fun visit for Beckett, he was pretty hesitant when anybody tried to touch him or measure him.  I can't say I blame him!  Everything looks great and the doctor had no concerns!  We know there are some areas that he needs to work on for his gross motor skills, but nothing alarming to her at all.  Since he is still on the slender side she wants him to stick with his whole milk and lots of butter diet. 

 
Beckett- 2 Years
Height- 35 In. - 73%
Weight - 25 lbs. 9 oz. - 19%
Head Circ. - 19.5 In. - 71%
 
 
Kennedy- 2 Years
Height - 36 In. - 92%
Weight - 24 lbs. 10 oz. - 18%
Head Circ. - 18 and 3/4in. - 46%

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Beckett is 2!

 


Happy 2nd birthday to Mr. Beckaboo! I can not believe it is already your second birthday.

You are SO much fun right now!!  Your personality is so much fun and you always have us cracking up.  You are really figuring out the world around you and have a pretty good grasp on what is going on, you are pretty observant.  You understand everything we are talking about and everything we ask you to do. 

You are very verbal! Your understanding of our language goes hand-in-hand with your awesome verbal skills.  I couldn't even tell you how many words you have; hundreds of them.  You gets a couple new ones each day and can repeat words and phrases very clearly.  I call you my little parrot.  You are stringing together two to four words on your own and putting your thoughts together in your first attempts at sentences.  One of my favorite things you say; "Ok Momma!" You say this to everything, it is adorable.  These communication skills have made it easy for us to understand you and you to understand us, this helps limit the two year old tantrums.  You still spend some time in time-out; but mostly for throwing toys or not listening.  You are still cute even in time-out and we have not hit the terrible two's...yet!
 
You are still ALL BOY- You love to play with tractors, cars, and airplanes.  You have become very independent and have started some imaginative play.  You have really started to love crafts- you love to color, paint, and paint with the dobbers.  You like to play in the dirt and mud and are obsessed with bugs.  You are really good at doing puzzles and love to be outside playing in the water or sandbox.
 

 
 
Gross Motor Skills Update- even though you have caught up big time in this area we are still working on getting to where you need to be as a two year old.  You can run around and really have pretty good balance! But you are still behind on climbing and doing stairs. We are working with you to help you learn to climb into your booster and car seat.

What you are learning- You mastered your animals sounds by 18 months and now we are working on letters, numbers and colors.  You think you know all of your letters; you can repeat them all and sometimes get them right.  You can count a little; You always say 1, 2....but I have also heard you say 3, 4, 5, 6! You know all of the color names but can't identify them yet.

You are still our garbage disposal.  You eat so much!  If you get hungry you get fussy and start throwing fits, so as long as I keep you well fed you are happy (this has been the case since you were a newborn now that I think about it!) I don't leave the house without three snack options for you.  Right now you love raisins, applesauce packets, and cereal.  We have started giving you a whole sandwich and crackers for your afternoon snack, it is the only thing that helps you make it until dinner.  You love enchiladas (ladas), pizza, sandwiches, noodles, broccoli and all fruit. 
 
 Sibling Love- You love Kennedy and you two have really started playing well together.  You call her DD or "sister" and you just think she is the funniest and you want to know where she is at all times.






 

You had your first hair cut this month!  We just trimmed up the back and sides and you sit very still since your favorite show was on, Fia! (Sopfia the First)

Sleeping.  At 18 months I reported that Beckett was waking up about once a week at night and having trouble getting himself back to sleep.  He had a really rough week in Florida but seems to be doing a little better since we got home. Hopefully he will grow out of this soon.  I love how you still snuggle with your dog dog and now you love sleeping on your pillow and covered up with a pillow. 

Florida- You went on your second airplane ride to Florida.  You did AMAZING on the airplane, we were so proud of you!  You had so much fun all week with the family and you were connected to daddy's hip.  You loved getting to spend the extra time with him and didn't want him to leave your side.  You liked the pool, playing with your cousins, and even liked the ocean.  The only negative was that you didn't sleep well. 




 
2 Year Stats
Clothes: 18-24 Months
Diapers: Size 4
Shoes: 5/6
Teeth: All but your two year molars

Schedule: Pretty much the same here!  Bed time is 7:30 and you wake up anywhere from 6-7:30 in the morning.  You have become a great napper; you sleep from about 1-4 most afternoons.