I really have the best family ever. For Christmas they got together to give me enough money so I can take a 4 day hands on technical and design class. I am so excited to take it and I am even a little nervous. I realized that I go to hair shows all the time but I haven't taken a hands on class since my first year out of school. Good thing I am dang good at what I do. :) So I am just so thankful that my family is always there when I need them. Thanks so much you guys. It really means a lot. When I get asked what I want for Christmas I really cant say. I have everything I want and could possible need. But the one thing I always need is one of my sisters. All I want for Christmas is for one of them (or all of them) to come home. I am having some serious withdrawals as I normally do. Luckily I get to go see Kar next weekend.
We went and had pictures with Santa yesterday. Some thing always goes wrong so I was just waiting to see what it was going to be. I got both boys fed and dressed and covered Oli with a towel because he barfs all the time. So we leave the house and as I am driving I hear him Grunting. No, he is not barfing, he is pooping. So great I am thinking he is going to poop all over this outfit. I was going to the mall so I could have gotten a new outfit but anyway I pulled over to assess the damage and luckily there was no leakage. So we get to the mall and Ethan was so excited to see Santa and get a candy cane. As soon as we see him of course Ethan freaks a little but he warmed up. We got a great picture but we couldn't get Oli to smile. He was just chillen. When we got home I took a few of great pictures Oli in this cute outfit. Thanks Nana.
Thanksgiving was a good day. We went out to Toms grandparents. We only stayed about 3 hours then drove the 2 hours back home. We went to Nana's house for pie. She didn't make a pumpkin pie though. What is that? So on Friday she came to my house and we made two of them. We had a pretty low key weekend. We got some Christmas shopping done on Saturday. We spent a lot of time at Nana's house. Ethan just loves playing with her new puppy Rusty. He is actually a pretty good dog for being a puppy still. We had such a nice time with Tom being home, on Monday morning when Ethan came in our room he said, Oh no mom dad is lost. I said he had to go to work and he said, but I love him. He has also been telling his dad how proud of him he is. So funny. Ethan just loved the shower and bath. He discovered he can lay down with his face out of the water. So this was pretty much how he spent his bath time. We love going to Nana's house. Ethan found these Halloween pencils and would not put them down the whole time we were there. And Every time we went back over he would go straight for the pencils. Oli likes to be held, but then he starts twisting around until you put him down. He loves rolling around the floor. We went to the doctor Monday and he weighed in at 16lbs 12 oz. He is in the 25%. And in a nut shell he wasn't getting enough to eat for about 2 months. So I was starving him. He has some catching up to do. The doc said he is doing great though. He got 4 shots and didn't like that at all. But who does. When we got home Ethan told his dad that the doctor hurt his brother.
So we haven't had a very eventful week. Besides we are all sick and Oli wont sleep at night anymore. Not a lot going on. Ethan is just being is happy, silly self. Oli is happy as long as you are within 3 feet of him. I know his hair looks a little red in this picture but it actually has no red at all. Not even a hint. For some reason the lighting in my house makes it look red.
To give you a size chart. These are 3-6 month Jammies. He is 6 months now. I think he thinks I am a little nuts. he gives me silly looks a lot. You can tell they both are so excited to have their picture taken. This is Ethan's favorite shirt. He really hasn't cared what he wears at all. This was taken on Sunday and on Monday morning when he woke up, he came in my room and said mom put this shirt on. I told him that he wore it yesterday and it was dirty. Lets just say he wore it on Monday too. We went to a friends house and she was babysitting her 2 year old nephew. They had the best time together. They played for 4 hours and didn't fight at all. When we had to leave the other boy was so sad he was crying. Its so fun to see your kids play with other kids their age. I had the best afternoon watching.
Look at Oli's beautiful eyes. I just love looking at them. He is such a sweet baby. (except when he wont nurse and just screams his head off) Sorry for the finger and the shoe in this picture. He just looks so cute.
I decided to give him some rice cereal on Friday night. Boy did he eat that up. His spoon coordination was amazing. Ethan was about 4 months when we started him, and I think it makes a big difference when they are a little older. I figured I had been starving him enough it was time to try and fatten him up. According to my mom he is as tiny as his cousin GJ is fat. So we will see how fast we can get him up there.
My other sweet boy had a really rough night last night. He was up three times having a really hard time breathing. Then crying so hard that didn't help any. It really did scare me. He would start coughing so hard he just couldn't breath. He woke up about 5 (which is totally normal) and you wouldn't even know he was sick and had a tough night. But when he went down for his afternoon nap it started all over again. I gave him some animal crackers and apple juice and we watched Zathura. He really likes movies with robots in it. He loves transformers. Oli took a good nap so we had a nice time together. You forget how much you love one on one time with them until you get it. He gave me so many hugs and kisses today and couldn't stop telling me how much he loves me. Nothing is better than that. I love being a mom so much. Tonight he wanted to play games with dad. We have a Nintendo Wii and he just loves holding on to that remote. Unfortunately he bangs it on stuff all the time. He is going to break it pretty soon. He loves the video games though. I do not want a video game head kid though. But I think I am out of luck since that's all my husband wants to do. I like to play the old school games but we don't have any yet. They did just come out with Mario brothers 3 for original Nintendo on the Wii so maybe I will get that. Wait, I dont have time to play video games what am I thinking? I did have time to make Karli'sbanana bread though. I left out a whole cup of sugar and unfortunately you can tell. Tom cant but I can. Oh well I am trying to cut down on the sugar anyway.