30 January 2011

A Parade of Crazies...

For some reason, the kids have been very in to marching and parades lately? I can't figure out why, but...they walk around the house for at least 20 minutes at a time chanting "march, march, march". This is how we found them on Friday. Marching.



28 January 2011

Friday's Firsts...

So today was filled with a couple of firsts...

What are they, you ask? Here's a hint...



Still don't know? Potty training. (the top picture is his new "Toy Story Potty", which he so affectionately calls his "woo-wee pottee" (woody potty) and the second picture is his new toy story undies...)

First of all, Quenton has been peeing in the potty here and there for the last month or so. Today, I decided we would start actually trying to potty train the little man. I would LOVE for him to be out of diapers before the one in my belly gets into them! So, he walked around all morning completely naked until his naptime. He only had one accident, and pee-peed in the potty about 5 or 6 times. So, we'll see how this goes...

Second, I made the kid's lunch and got them in their seats, so I could run back to Quenton's room and put clean sheets on his bed. When I came back, I found him with his applesauce and spoon (which Addison had moved from counter to the table so he could eat it!) Normally, I feed him his applesauce, for fear of a giant mess. But, I was pleasantly surprised!!!

(once again, you'll have to mute the IPod if you want to hear the video...)
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Star Student of the Week

In Addison's preschool class they have a "Star Student of the Week" each week. This week was Addison' turn...and she was SO excited she could hardly stand it. Activities that are special to that student are things like: taking home their class stuffed animal, Buddy, and journaling what they do with him over the weekend, being the line leader, giving the weather, choosing the blessing for lunch, being the teacher's helper, bringing in a poster about themselves, and finally, bringing in your favorite person to eat lunch with you and read your favorite book to the class.

Addison chose to have Jae come in and eat lunch with her and read her favorite book. (Which is super cute considering she and Jae have the same favorite childhood book!) I was so excited that he was able to go visit her class. Most of the time the class sees me coming in and out, but not Jae. By the looks of the pictures her teacher took for me...they were all VERY excited that Jae was there!

I love it...







Jae probably won't admit it, but he quite the happy grin on his face when he was walking out himself!

27 January 2011

Motor Skills

So, every Thursday at Quenton's preschool class, they go to a session called "Motor Skills". They practice and learn about coordination and movement. His teachers have been telling me all year that he ABSOLUTELY LOVES it. They giggle at him all the time and says he has the most energy they have seen in a while...

So, I finally decided to sneak in there today. It was kind of hard, since I didn't want him to know that I was there. I was afraid he wouldn't participate like he normally does. But, wow...he was HILARIOUS!!!! He is the one in the grey polo shirt...

(You'll have to mute the IPod a little further down on the left in order to hear the kids in the video)

This is one of the songs they do...
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This is Quenton jumping on the trampoline and walking the balance beam...
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This is how Quenton's class gets from one place to another at school. Too cute!!! (He's at the very front of the line.)
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24 January 2011

Little Monkey goes to the Little Gym...


The little monkey, or as some may say...the big ole monkey, started taking classes at the Little Gym today. He absolutely LOVED every second! I have been waiting for the day that Quenton would be old enough that I could take him to do an activity while Addison was at school. This is perfect for him! He needed a way to get rid of some of his energy.

Of course, we had our normal comments...

"So, he looks to be almost 3?" and I replied, "No, he turns 2 in about 3 weeks..." OR,

"Wow, look at those little thighs! He's a solid little boy!" OR, the best one...

"Look at his little red cheeks! He must be hot from carrying that little body around."

What can I say, he's a little chunk-a-munk. He's not roley poley though...just solid. Like a brick. But he's a sweetie of a brick!

22 January 2011

Pump. It. Up.

Addison's teachers gave her class a trip to Pump It Up (an inflatable play place) for their Christmas present. So...yesterday, the class took a field trip! They ran and played for an hour and a half straight! They had a blast!





21 January 2011

Snow day (part two from two weeks ago...)






Addison Ovechkin

Addison started her long awaited "learn to play" hockey class this past wednesday. She was SO excited! She has been watching Jae's hockey games recently and really wanted to play herself. The first step of playing hockey? Learning to skate! Addison had NEVER stepped foot on an ice rink!

She had such determination! We were SO proud of her. Every time she fell she had a giant smile on her face, and she would try to get right back up. By the end of the class she was able to get up from the ground on her own. She LOVED it!!!

All suited up and ready to play...


Sweet brother waiting patiently...


Sibling lovings!


First step on the ice!


Getting carried over to the wall...







12 January 2011

Update on the little munchkin...15 weeks

I went to the doctor this morning to check on the little munchkin. I am 15 weeks today, and was actually measuring 16 weeks. This is not surprising at all...Addison measured bigger throughout my entire pregnancy. Quenton on the other hand, measured small the entire pregnancy. Who knows!

The baby's heart beat was 150 bpm, and I head back next week for the quad-screening blood test for down syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities. Then, I go back in Feb. 9th and schedule our 20 week ultrasound!!! I can't wait for this ultrasound! The baby was so tiny at the first ultrasound. We couldn't see anything, other than a little peanut. With the first two, I didn't have ultrasounds until 10-11 weeks, so they was a little more to see. We are still debating whether to find out the sex or not...

11 January 2011

11 new posts...

I have had a 4 month hiatus from this blog, and I am sorry. I let it keep backing up and backing up. I have GOT to get better!!!! So, here are the last 4 months, in the following 11 blog posts...

And...baby makes 5.

So, if you haven't already heard...we are expecting baby number 3! It came as an ABSOLUTE and complete shock. We had always thought about having a third, but had never decided if, or when. After our initial shock, we are more than excited to be making our FINAL addition to the family. I am 15 weeks pregnant, due July 6th.

This little one is putting me through the ringer, reminding me that we should be done with three children. I am finally feeling better, morning sickness-wise, and am beginning to grow out of the fatigue. Addison is beyond excited to be having another sibling and is hoping for a little sister. Quenton, on the other hand, does not really understand what is going on. He knows there is a baby in my stomach, but has no idea that it will actually come out, and live with us. He is a very jealous little monkey, so this will be an adjustment for him.

I am betting on a girl, just because of the way this pregnancy is treating me, but we really aren't partial to a girl or boy, just health...

This ultrasound was from 6 wks, 3 days. We have heard the heart beat since then, at 160 bpm. I will hopefully go back in the morning, weather permitting. I'll update the blog soon!!!

The "Blizzard" of 2011

When the weather forecast starting showing the possibilities of snow and ice for sunday night and monday, I was pretty excited at the thought of having a long with weekend with Jae and the babies. But, now we are on day 3 out of school...and I'm getting a little stir crazy.

But, Addison and Quenton were able to go sledding for the first time ever. After almost 8 inches of snow, check out the fun we had...