Saturday, October 25, 2014

More pictures and videos from October

Here are some recent pictures of Josie: 

Also this month we had another bloody incident from our notoriously clumsy child. One night Jack decided to jump on Luke while he was sitting on the couch and somehow Jack's mouth smacked the top part of the couch where there isn't much cushioning. Immediately the blood started pouring out and I figured he'd knocked out his front teeth. It bled for hours and hours and when it finally stopped we could see a pretty nasty cut along his two front teeth and his gums had even been pulled up. It has been a couple weeks now and it is still not healed all the way. This boy is always hurting himself!

He split his gums along the top of his
two front teeth
My parents went to New Zealand and brought back some things for the kids, including a pair of Uggs for Josie:
And my little 3 year old has starting throwing some major tantrums lately. Whoever coined the phrase "terrible twos" had it all wrong. Three is much harder than two. One such fit started when we needed to make a quick trip to the grocery store. Lily insists on buckling herself in her carseat, but this day we were crunched for time and of course she was having a hard time buckling herself. I gave her 10 minutes to try to buckle herself and when she couldn't do it, I buckled her in myself. Oh boy... that set off the tantrum of all tantrums. She screamed all the way to the store and then once we parked at the store the tantrum escalated. She was screaming so hard that 3 cars even stopped to check on us and make sure everything was all right. She screamed for at least 20 minutes before I could calm her down and get her into the store. Maybe 5 minutes later she crashed out in the cart

We have been having lots of fun and play dates with friends from Jack's school! 
 We also finished the last of the fun runs

 Another picture of Lily passed out after a long day

The kids got a new Wii game that has been lots of fun.

Josie started smiling this month, it is super cute to see

And Lily (aka her 2nd mommy), takes such good care of her baby sister. She loves to sing to Josie whenever Josie is crying. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Bouncing Back

As it turned out my crazy workout regime did not help me go into labor naturally like I hoped it would. At first I felt like working out a 1.5 hours a day for 9 months was a complete waste, but two weeks after birth I realized that maybe it did pay off after all. This time around I seemed to "bounce back" from pregnancy/birth really quickly. With Jack it took me 2 months to feel somewhat normal again, and with Lily it took about a month and a half. This time around I took about a week "off" and then everything resumed like normal again...  up early making the kids breakfast, packing lunches, grocery shopping, chores, etc. I could even fit into most of my clothes again. It was an amazing feeling to have a 2 week old baby and to feel like my old self again. 

My doctor told me I couldn't run for 6 weeks, but I started taking the girls on walks during the day. We started with 1 mile walks and are now up to 2.5 mile walks. I can't wait to get back to running!

First time in the double stroller
I did break my doctor's orders and do a few short runs. Including a couple of the kids 1 mile fun runs...
Ready for the Halloween fun run

Josie's first fun run

Nothing like ice cream at 9:00 in the morning

After the race
I have felt amazing since Josie was born and I have to think that working out right up to delivery played a major part in my easy recovery.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Lily's turns 3!

Our precious little girl turned three this week! She is such a sweet, caring soul. Lily loves princesses and makeup but she also loves running around with her brother and climbing trees and riding her bike. 

She wanted to have a tea party for her birthday so we decorated the house:

And made some tasty tea snacks

Here is the princess ready for her party
Enjoying her tea

Happy birthday!

A princess with her new tool set:

Lily also got a new bike for her birthday. She is still working on how to use the pedals but I'm sure she'll get it soon:

Monday, October 6, 2014

Day at the farm

We had a beautiful October day on Sunday so we took the kids to a local farm that was hosting a fall festival. It was our first major all day outing with Josie and it seemed everyone had a good time. 

The farm had tons of fun things for the kids including climbing on haystacks: 

Wagon and hay rides

Pig races
Obstacle courses

Jumping off hay stacks

More mazes

And lots more that I didn't get pictures of. We met up with one of the girls in Jack's class and her little brother as well. Here is a picture of all the kids together