Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Differences in Personalities

Every parent of multiple children will say that every child is different than the next. But when you actually observe it happening and can see the differences so clearly it's amazing!

I won't go into detail with all the differences and it would be hard and time consuming for me to describe it all - but needless to say, my children get along so well, but are also so different.

For Memorial Day we decided to famous Boulder Co. They have a humongous 10K race that day with over 50,000 ppl entered and even a professional runners wave. It was really cool to catch them and see them running super fast from different countries. It's huge!

We just headed to the famous Pearl Street where you can always find something happening (and tried to stay away from the race finish, it was crazy there). It's fun to walk around. Enjoy the sites and see the unique people that are there.

Carson is very agile and able to do many coordination things. But he also has always been very aware of his surroundings and very aware of his limitations and very hesitant to things he doesn't fully trust. I have hardly ever worried about him getting hurt b/c of this Landon on the other hand - jumps right in to anything. Is very clumsy and is accident prone. :) And while he is showing some signs of good coordination he has no sense of boundaries and his own limitation. Landon is always hurt or has a bump or bruise somewhere.
This showed itself a lot. My boys love all things SUPER heroes! And we ran into a group of people dressed up as the whole Avengers crew and more. They had awesome costumes. But I was so sad that Carson wouldn't even go near them. He has talked about them non stop since them and just stared at them,  but he wouldn't even give them a high five. :( No pictures for Momma. But Landon loved it, gave them high fives and everything.
This Spiderman was fake,
but the boys loved him

Then we headed to a little splash park in the middle of everything. Carson had been talking about it for an hour or so while we ate. And once we got there. He just wanted to watch everything. But Landon jumped right in. It's funny that Carson still had a great time. But was just hesitant to actually participate. :)

Friday, May 24, 2013

10 Random facts Friday!

It's been a while since I did one of these, so I thought I would do it again this week. :)

1. Yesterday we had to run to the grocery store for our WIC items. The boys were pretty well behaved and at the check out there are little candy vending machines and also some bug options. Carson asks me for a spider from there every time we go to store. I never carry coins with me so I always tell him no. This time the cashier heard him asking, reached into her pocket and pulled out a dollar. Enough for both boys to each get a spider. They were ecstatic and gave her a hug and said thank you. I was practically crying. My eyes were welling up in tears that someone would show kindness to my boys like that and then to see them respond. She completely made my day!

2. My new favorite channel is Animal Planet. :) And my new favorite show is River Monsters! I love it. It's so intriguing. But I can't figure out why anyone still goes into the water knowing something is in there that can eat them. Anyways- I love that show!

3. The other night we watched a show on Animal planet about how Pythons are going to take over our country! Yeah, freaky! That night I dreamed about snakes non stop. To the point that I was afraid to put my feet down to the end of the bed thinking there were snakes down there!!!

4.  Here's another thing that is different this pregnancy. I'm so emotional. (see #1) I've never been a cryer. I only cry usually if I'm very overtired and stressed. Which doesn't happen too often. My first reaction is never to cry first, it's usually to get upset about situations. But this pregnancy - tears are right under the surface almost all the time. I cry reading blogs, I cry talking to someone, I cry watching Modern Family! It's so weird!

5. This Sunday Richard is preaching at our church. WE always appreciate the opportunities that he gets to preach and it is good experience. He does enjoy it too. But boy, working a more than full time job, having a needy family, discipling, and leading a life group all tend to get in the way of a good amount of study time. So this week has been crazy. And this weekend is not slowing down. But after that - he has MONDAY off!!! WOOHOOOO

6. Landon seriously cracks me up. I know I've said this before but he always has some sort of accessory on and always loves to wear things. He is always coming up with different combinations of things. So here is a new one of his!

7. Today I have another doc appointment. I'm excited about it. Let's hope this time they can hear the heart beat. I still haven't been able to hear it on that doppler thing yet. It's just always really comforting to be reassured that things are going ok. especially after you experience things that didn't go ok.

8. Last weekend we got to go to a fun Indoor Football game. Not to be confused with Arena Football. I guess they are different, but who knew. WE had 4 free tickets. So we took another couple with us (who are pregnant also) WE had literally front row seats. It was the wall (out of bounce) and then us. These men were huge in real life. and they play literally right in front of you. They had signs posted all over that you could get hit in the front row, and it could be dangerous, and they are not liable for anything. (note: 2 pregnant ladies sitting in the front row )
9. Richard's parents gave us a tag-a-long bike. (I think that's the name) Last year he was too small for it, but this year it is perfect. I wish these pictures captured the pure joy and excitement on his face. Hoping for many more daddy/Carson rides. And maybe I'll even join the bandwagon.

10. I love Carson to death - but he is really afraid of medicine, needles, bandaids, blood and anything else. (even a bug bite the other day). It's gotten worse over the last year too. And we've had no traumatic experience with anything. Thankfully he doesn't get hurt very often. But he is rather hard to calm and deal with if ANYTHING is out of sorts with him or if he has to get a shot or pricked. Crazy!!! Let's hope he outgrows it soon.

Friday, May 17, 2013


For my other pregnancies I kept an update on my progress and how things were going and a picture for each even number week I was. So I have to continue that so this precious third child doesn't feel left out. :)
14 weeks

I need to be careful how I write things. I want to be honest with things, but I also don't want to sound complainy or pessimistic. (which in reality I probably shouldn't just write anything b/c I do feel complainy sometimes.) I was talking with my life group ladies last night about things and realized I need to change my attitude about this whole thing. Pregnancy just isn't my favorite thing. Which I know is appalling to most that I'm admitting that on the internet for everyone to read. but hey, it's the truth. I love growing a baby, and I'm amazed by God's miracle but there's just something about how my entire being is completely changed that it's just hard for me to be positive about it all. :( (sorry if I offend people with that)

But I think in all of this God is really doing a work in my heart in more areas than one.

This pregnancy as is typical for all 2nd, 3rd, and 4th pregnancies (so I hear) I have gained weight faster, my belly has grown faster and bigger. This is hard for me to accept. But I was convicted of my self-consumption - how I look or am going to look. It comes down to wanting people to see ME and not my JESUS. I'm really praying for forgiveness for my worry about how I look and want Jesus to Shine through!!! But I'm also a work in progress.

I said last update i was starting to turn a corner, then I had one of the worst weeks yet as far as nausea goes. So that was a little disappointing and discouraging. But now that I've hit 14 weeks I think it's safe to say that the nausea is slowly going away. Still extremely tired but not near as nauseas.

I've started running a little again. It's hard for me to run. It's hard to get the energy to get out there, then once I'm done exercising I don't have any energy left for the day. I know it's important. But I think I need to give up the illusions that I'm going to be a 30 week prego momma running every day. It's just not for me. And I have to accept that it's ok.

It's finally summer weather here. It's sunny often and warm out. I am really looking forward to my days more. I'm starting to feel more and more normal again and with that I'm excited about this summer. I'm also sorta hoping it goes by fast. But I am excited to be at the pool, to feel sun on my skin and to enjoy watching the boys playing outside for hours on end. 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Take one, take two

I'm tempted to try to say something so eloquent about my mother, or my sisters as mothers, or my mother in law. Or how much motherhood has changed me. Because all those people have changed me, impacted me and mean so much to me. And I truly have been changed by motherhood. But I think instead I'll keep this light. There's nothing I can say that hasn't already been said about all those things. :)

I had a great relaxing mother's day. My family always does a good job making me feel special and not letting me do anything. :)
My mother's day actually started out on Saturday night. A couple of my friends decided to all go out to eat together and enjoy each other - so we met a cute little italian restuarant. We ended up staying there for 4 hours just talking. Can you believe it??? But it was a great time. I wanted to take a picture, but I always hate being the one to make everyone smile for the picture so I didn't get one. Just believe me, we had a good refreshing time together.
I woke up Sunday morning to a wonderful posting on my fb wall of my boys in the most adorable video. It was so cute. I loved it. I have no idea where Carson came up with petting dogs, and feeding birds. I can't say that I've ever fed birds or cats with him - but he just said it out of the blue. If you want to see that video go here.

But then Richard showed me the other videos he took of them. They are even funnier and make me laugh every time I watch them. This is probably only going to be interesting to my mom and sisters. But non-the-less I wanted to keep them here b/c I think it's so funny.  I could only upload 2 of them. There were a few more, but I think you'll think they are just as funny

This one totally cracks me up. Landon "toots" right as he
turns on the video.

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