30 September, 2007

Sunday Fun




Elias's favorite game is playing chase. His laugh is contagious.

Climber-


Elias's new favorite place in the house is standing on top of the dining room table. It is not the most sturdy table- it is a drop leaf- but is is so dang hard to keep my eyes on him 24/7.

23 September, 2007

18 September, 2007

Uncle Brandon's Hat.


Elias is helping me knit Uncle Brandon a hat.
He is proficient at pulling out my stitches.

13 September, 2007

Breakfast and a Movie



Wow-having them both strapped down is so nice.
So, has anyone watched the Baby Einstein special feature-"Message from Julie Clark"
Well- she gives guidelines for using the videos, and recommends sitting next to the TV and explaining each screen to the child.
Are you kidding me?
This is (nearly) the only time in the day to get stuff done.
So today they watched Spanish Stories- on repeat- 3 times.
And I got to clean the kitchen and blog.
: )

How many sticks can we fit?


The chickens entertained the mischief makers for hours, but, he Coop is now filled with small sticks.

We are going to be friends...


But first someone needs to learn to share.
I took Elias to a playgroup at the church on Tuesday morning. He had so much fun- and played so nicely. Prideful Mom came home thinking "My boy is so well behaved he really knows how to share."
Well, Wednesday morning Anastasia came to visit (5 days).
My sweet sharing boy is totally different on his own turf- and Wow, can he make noise when things don't go his way.
Anastasia is only 10 months older- but at least twice the size of Elias. You can see his reaction when she sat on his fire truck, if only you could hear it.

After a few territorial disputes things seemed to mellow and they had a great time chasing the chickens in the back yard.


Juan waits for the school bus on the front porch. Elias (still in his diaper ug- one of those mornings) cries if he doesn't get to go outside with Juan.

03 September, 2007

Home Sweet Home

Elias and I made it back to Kansas after a long day of travel yesterday. Traveling with a 17 month old is definitely an experience to be had.
Our flight was delayed in SLC so we had some extra time to play at the airport. I wanted Elias to get some running around time before he had to be contained on the flight. So, despite my sore (very sore) legs we played chase. He was making a straight B-line down the main hallway- bypassing all the stores and gates. So it caught me quite off guard when he darted into the Mens room. Oops. He was fully in the bathroom by the time I caught him. Its Labor Day weekend- the airport is packed and I am running around urinals trying to catch the pipsqueek.
He keeps life interesting.
We Idahoans (mainly me and Larry C.) pride ourselves in appropriate airport restroom behavior. I hope I don't get arrested.

Bath Time, after a long hard day of getting dirty!

I thought I got most of the sand off of him at the picnic- but the bottom of the tub was covered-

Labor Day 2007


Yes- this is Elias covering himself in sand, honestly, I was just glad he was staying in one place- I was so tired of chasing him.
We had a fun morning at Sunset Zoo and spent the afternoon at a ward picnic.

01 September 2007 ` Idaho State Fair



September 1st was one long day- beginning with the race and ending with an evening at the Idaho State Fair. Elias made such a fuss over the animals at the fair. He screamed and hollered with excitement telling everyone around how great the goats were.

The Finish Line with her Bro's



I ran the Pocatello 1/2 Marathon. It was so fun to run in my hometown with my fam there- King (the black lab in the photo) is the best running partner a girl could ask for (next to Katherine who doubles as my therapist). King lets me know when it is time to go in the morning by comming to my bedside and liking my feet...gross I know, but he gets me out the door in the am.

Clap for Mommy!

Race Prep

4 Wheelin' it with Grandpa

Mindfulness

Today I had the opportunity to attend a seminar on  Mindfulness and Yoga for Children by Crystal McCreary.  Amazing workshop in Fargo, ND....