Saturday, July 14, 2007

July is HOT.

Well I am finally getting back into the routine of things. Sometimes it is hard to be motivated to get out and do things when you know it will be so much easier to stay home where you don't have to worry about naptime, nursing time, diaper changes, and tantrums in public. But I also promised myself when I found out that I was pregnant again that I wouldn't make Alyson miss out on fun things just because it would be easier to stay home.

It has definately been an intresting week, but I think I am getting the hang of things again. I try to get out of the house at least a few hours everyday. Alyson is such an outdoors child that if we don't get out of the house she gets very grouchy.

I decided to start small so on Monday we went to the park closest to our house. The challenge was that I only had a single stroller which I was using for Brooklyn so I was hoping Aly would just hold my hand or walk next to me no such luck if I held her hand she would pull it away and than make a mad dash in the opposite direction or just stop and sit on the ground to play with the ants so I think we spent more time getting to and from the park than actually playing at the park. And in the end I ended up pushing the stroller and carrying Aly at the same time. Some good did come from our frustrating little adventure a sister from my ward happened to pass us and saw me trying to carry Alyson and push Brooklyn at the same time and offered to let me borrow her double stroller since she has one she does not use. I picked it up from her on Wenesday, but wished I had it on Tuesday.

On Tuesday we went to toddler time at the Library and since it is summer time the kids room was packed with diffrent childrens clubs and groups it was so crowded. While I was in the process of checking out books Alyson did one of her mad dashes in the ooposite direction. It took me a minute to get situated so I could chase her down and when I went looking for her she was nowhere to be found. After about five minutes of looking I started to panick only to find her sitting at a table working on a puzzle. So needless to say I am very grateful to now have the double stroller.

I was so excited to have a double stroller that I got really ambitious and decided to walk a couple miles to grandma's house for a visit. Obviously this was a little to long to be in the stroller for Alyson and Brooklyn both fell asleep both on the way to grandmas and on the way home.

Brooklyn is growing like a champ we went in for her one month check up this last week and she weighs in at 10lbs 7oz her birth weight was 8lbs 7 oz. She is a pretty good baby and loves to be held. Here are a few pictures of her over the last couple months for those of you (Jenny) that were requesting more pictures.

We went to the Uncle Wilbur fountain on Saturday. It is a fountain in downtown Colorado Springs that kids can play in and every hour Uncle Wilbur come out of the fountain and plays music and dances. Alyson did not really want to get in the water because it was a little colder than she likes it, but she loved to dance to the music and watch all the other kids get wet.

China and Taylor came to grandmas to visit and Alyson loved to have new faces to play with and show off for.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Our Week in Avon

It has been an eventful week. We spent the week at our timeshare in Avon. It was our first road trip with Brooklyn and Alyson so that was an adventure by itself. Luckily the trip is only about three hours away so it was not to bad.

Alyson loved being able to go swimming everyday. We found that if we went swimming right before nap and bedtime it made our job a lot easier. She is becoming quite the swimmer she loves to go under water over and over again and is really good at holding her breath. She also loves to jump off the wall to dad and no matter how many times she does it never gets old.

On Wednesday we spent sometime up at Piney Lake. Although it was beautiful and we would of loved to spend hours hiking around it did not take long for the girls to decide they had enough wilderness time, but it is definitely on our list of places to return to.

Foote was determined to get in some fishing time, but unfortunately Aly does not make a very good fishing buddy every time he cast his line out and put his pole down Aly thought it meant it was her turn to play with the fishing pole. She was not very happy when she was told she could not play with the fishing pole. Foote did finally catch something. He decided to try his luck at night time fishing he cast his line out and than he felt a bite on the line he began reeling in but the strange thing was that his line was coming in from an upwards direction. He finally realized that a bat had snatched his lure out of the water and he was reeling in a bat. He decided to cut the line.

On Friday we spent sometime in Vail and were able to ride the gondola up and enjoy some of the beautiful views from on to of the world.

On our way home Saturday we spent some time in Central City. It is a little gambling town outside of Denver. It has a lot of amazing history we were able to tour the restored opera house and some other historical sites although our timing was not very good we
Were there on the opening night of the opera season and things were really crazy so the tour guide informed us we could do the tour but we did not have much time before they stoped giving tours for the day. So we said no problem Brooklyn was asleep and Alyson was being really well behaved or so we thought. We started the tour and we had not even got through the first part and Brooklyn woke up messed her diaper and was crying to be fed and Aly decided the tour was not moving at a pace that she approved of so was randomly screaming every few minutes to let the tour guide she was bored and we should move on to the next room of the tour. Needless to say it was a long afternnon and left me remembering why we don’t make stops on the way home.