Monday, April 23, 2012

World Book Night

Here are my books I get to hand out for World Book Night today!  I hope the people I give these to enjoy this book and enjoy reading as much as I do!  I am planning on giving them to the Milwaukee Woman's Center.  Hopefully they appreciate the shiny, pretty new books!!!

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Earth Day

For Earth Day today I decided to get Drake in on the action.  During breakfast today we talked about what Earth Day means.  To my surprise, Drake ate it up and we were able to talk about it (with him asking questions and everything) for about 15 minutes!  In the afternoon we went across the street to clean up the trees and the spillway.  Drake loved it!  He thought it was so fun to look in the leaves and bushes for the garbage.  We didn't get to spend too much time out there because it was a little chilly and breezy today, but I think Drake understands more what the Earth is and why we need to take care of it.

Getting ready to go find garbage! 

This picture is supposed so show that Drake's bag was full, but you can't really see it.

Chris was doing some funny poses behind me while I was taking the picture and Drake was imitating him.  He thought it was pretty funny.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

6 Months Old

 My sweet little miss is 6 months old.  Crazy!  The last 6 months have definitely gone by fast.  I love watching her grow and learn new things but I am sad the infant stage is officially over.  But she is still my small little baby.  She only weighs 13 pounds 9 ounces.  She is so tiny!  But I love it!  She is in the 10th percentile for weight but she is happy and healthy, which means I am happy.  She loves her solid foods and surprisingly likes vegetables more than fruits.  Now that she is sitting by herself (has been for a couple weeks now) she loves watching her brother play and run around her even more.  She is such a good little baby and is so happy and smiley.  Her face just lights up when someone is paying attention to her.  She still refuses to take a bottle, which makes it a little hard for me to leave her for an extended amount of time, otherwise she is really easy going.  She sleeps through the night, still is taking three naps a day, and loves sharing a room with Drake.  We love you Sonja baby!!!

She is obsessed with her tongue lately. She always has it out, it is so funny!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter!


Here are some cute pics of Sonja baby and some silly pics of Drakey....
We took Drake's shirt off for some reason and he was a little cold so he kept pulling up his pants to make him warmer. He is such a stud!!!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Family of 6???

This last week Chris and I had a chance to see what having 4 kids would really be like. Our good friends the Wheatley's trusted us enough to leave their two cute kids with us while they went to the Masters (I know, they are so lucky!). Drake was so excited since Oliver is definitely his best friend. And Sonja got to get some bonding time in with her future best friend Hazel, who just turned one. We had a lot of fun. The kids had a blast together. The most difficult part was the sleeping. It seemed like I always had someone napping during the day and then at night we had to cram Drake, Oliver and Hazel into Drake's room. It was definitely a challenge to get them to stop playing and actually go to sleep. And the of course as soon as one of them woke up in the morning, they were all up. Here are a few pictures of the chaos and fun....
Awwwwww, tigers!!!!

Sonja wanted to play too!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Gladiator Assault Challenge

About two months ago Chris found a groupon for a adventure type race. We looked into it and decided, why not? To be honest, I was pretty nervous. I have been saying for a while now that I wanted to get into racing. But I have always had a excuse, I was trying to get pregnant, I was pregnant, don't have someone to watch my kids, etc. So finally I decided that I needed to just sign up for some races and then I didn't have a choice. And since we could get a deal on this one (we love groupon!) we just couldn't pass it up. And we had so much fun! The course was 6.5 miles with 35 obstacles. We were hoping for warm weather since we have been having a really nice spring lately, but of course that didn't happen. It was 38 degrees! And about 5 minutes into the course you go down a tarp into a pond, so pretty much you are wet for the entire race. We were so cold! I don't think I have ever been that cold. So although we had a ton of fun, it probably would have been a little more fun if it had been even 10 degrees warmer. Anyways, the obstacles ranged from climbing over walls or hurdles, rope courses, going through ponds and rivers, and of course a ton of mud. In one mud pit I unfortunately found the deep spot and was stuck in much up to my chest. Good thing Chris was there to pull me out! Here are some pics, please be kind because I definitely am not looking my best.

We had so much fun! I am so glad I got to do my first race with Chris. He stuck with me the whole time so that he could help me with some of the obstacles. Now I need to start gearing up for our triathlon we are doing in May.