Saturday, June 9, 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Blake's 2 year check up

Stats on June 1, 2012
Height 36 3/4 (96%)
Weight 27 1/2 lbs (44%)
Head 49.5 cm (72%)

More on Blake turning 2 soon!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Memorial Weekend in South Dakota

We left early Thursday morning for South Dakota.  Blake was sick the night before but thankfully woke up feeling good.  This was his first time riding forward facing and he was loving it!
The boys were very excited to arrive.  James asked atleast 50 times if we were there yet.  Grandma got to read bedtime stories.
Friday we went to visit Todd's Grandma Rose and Grandpa Warren.  I didn't get many pictures, but the boys enjoyed playing with some cousins that stopped by.
Gillian came along with us on the trip and was a great helper and traveller.  She loved being on the farm and being with the horses.
Saturday James got a tractor ride from Grandpa Steve.  He was a little bit of a wild driver!
Saturday afternoon we headed back to MN to visit Grandpa Brad.  The boys got several 4-wheeler rides from Grandpa and Daddy.
I think they would have done this for hours and hours.
Saturday night we celebrated Blake's 2nd birthday.
James was a huge help opening presents.
He loved his cake.  Thanks to Uncle Justin for making the cake! Yum!
Blake is still learning to blow out candles.  I'm just glad he didn't get hurt!

Sunday we headed to MN once again to Lake Minnewaska.  Todd's Aunts and Uncles just purchased a lake cabin.  It was such a fun day!
Blake was drawn to the dock and required constant supervision.
James got to go on a fast boat ride!
Blake wasn't quite as excited as James.
Blake's laugh in this video is so cute.  He was very attached to Tatiana over the weekend.  At bedtime he had to get extra hugs from Tatiana.  The first night we got home he was asking for Tatiana too.
We had a great weekend with family!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Blake is TWO!

Blake you are 2!  Your personality is really showing more and more the last few months.    You are generally very happy and easy going.  You are definitely more rough and tough then James was at two, but I guess that comes with having an older brother.    You are also fearless!
Stats- You are tall and slim.  You seem so much smaller than James at the same age, but your height is similar(he was 37 1/2 inches tall), but you are much slimmer. You are able to wear your clothes much longer than he was which is a nice change.

Height 36 3/4 (96%)
Weight 27 1/2 lbs (44%)
Head 49.5 cm (72%)

Talking-You are starting to express yourself with words more and more.  Your vocabulary is around 50-60 words, maybe more now that you are almost 25 months!  You are not stringing words together yet, but the Dr thought that should be coming very soon.
Eating- You will eat almost anything.  You love fruit, sandwiches, and cheese.  You have recently discovered juice and ask for it all the time.  This usually ends with me telling you no and you having a tantrum.  You also love to get ice out of the freezer.  Last month you were a little too rough on the freezer door and broke it.
Sleeping- You are taking a 2-3 hour nap each afternoon.  It feels good to have you and James both napping at the same time.  You usually go down at night between 7-7:30 and wake up between 6-7am. If you wake up at night it is usually because your blankets have come off and you are cold.  You just recently discovered that you can climb out of your crib.  Even though you have mastered this new trick you like to yell for Mommy and Daddy in the morning to come and get you.  You are definitely a Daddy's boy right now and he MUST put you down for bed time or you get very upset.  You love for him to sing the BIBLE song, You are my sunshine,  and this little light of mine.
You are so much fun right now and growing up before our eyes!

Friday, June 1, 2012

baseball in the backyard

Baseball in the backyard has become an everyday occurrence at our house.  James loves to play ball with his daddy.  They also have a new bedtime routine.  After Blake goes to bed James and Todd watch 15-20 minutes of a ballgame on tv before he goes to bed.  I'm sure James will soon know more about baseball than I do!
A few weeks ago I overheard James and Todd having the sweetest conversation.
James: "When you get bigger are you going to be a Royal?"
Todd: "No, I'm too old to be a Royal."
James: "When I get bigger I'm going to be a Royal."