Saturday, May 30, 2009

Mmmm, Peaches!!

Cody came up with a great idea for us today.  We woke up and headed straight out to Schnepf Farms to pick fresh peaches!  Yes, there actually are places in this desert to get fresh produce!  We all love peaches, well all except for Jacob of course.  But he enjoyed picking them!  We all did.  It was hard to explain to the boys not to pick every single peach.  They are a little to young to understand that some aren't ready for picking.  Oh well, it was fun for them anyway.  I wish I was able to get pictures of Aidan enjoying his peaches - I think he ate two on the way home.  But it's a bit hard to get pictures while driving. :-)  He was a juicy mess when we got home.  Gotta love it.  Most of the pictures are of the backs of the boys head, I'm not quick enough, especially while holding Ronan.  Although Daddy did  hold him for a bit - he was a little cranky towards the end, a bit warm I think.  I can't blame him.  It was a great morning and I look forward to making it a tradition - maybe a few weeks earlier next year, but nonetheless, a tradition.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Desert Botanical Gardens Butterfly Exhibit

Jacob, Aidan and I went with Grammie (my mom) to the Desert Botanical Gardens today to see the butterfly exhibit.  I think the boys enjoyed it.  It was great practice of self control for Aidan.  He so badly wanted to touch the butterflies.  So instead, he crouched real close and screamed "Hi butterfly!!!!"  Gotta love him.  Also while we were there, Grammie discovered that the boys do not know how to drink out of water fountains.  Watching them attempt to was as exciting as the butterflies.  :-)

Butterfly Exhibit
(check out my photography page for pics of the butterflies)

Drinking Fountain Attempts
(yes, Jacob has the longest tongue in the world!)
(I love Aidan's face in the first two)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

4 months old and lovin' life

On Saturday, Ronan turned 4 months old!  I can't believe 4 months have already flown by.  Today he had his 4 month well check.  Here are the stats:
14 lbs. 13oz.  50%
26 1/2"  90%
Everything looks good!  He is ready for solid foods now!  This is always an entertaining step for me.  The dr. did put him on a med. for minor reflux.  It's the lowest dosage and hopefully it will give him a little relief.  Ronan is a very happy baby.  He smiles so much and I can't get enough of it!  Here are his 4 month pictures.

"I am a cool dude!"

I think he is conducting in this picture.

Super Smiley Boy!

"Aaww, schucks . . ."

Friday, May 22, 2009


Well, this week we have had our share of illness.  Wednesday Jacob went to the doctor for croup.  Then yesterday Aidan had a fever all day and night so back to the doctor we went today.  The doctor is running a culture for strep throat.  Initial test came back negative, but she decided to send it out to be tested.  Other than the fever, Aidan doesn't have any other symptoms.  His throat was red, but he says it doesn't hurt.  Anyway, as I pulled in our driveway and got out, this is what I found.  Fast asleep, sucker in hand.  Poor little guy. 

On the upside, Jacob actually took his medicine tonight!!!  The past two days we literally had to hold him down force him to take it.  Not fun for any of us.  Today he took it normally, like any other medicine he's taken.  Thanks goodness!

Here is a cute conversation I had with Aidan at the doctor while waiting for test results:

A: "Mommy, what's this?"  (holding up his q-tip the doctor gave him)
M: "It's a q-tip."
A:  "Can I eat it?" (typical Aidan thought, mmm, food)
M: "No, you cannot eat that.  It's not food."
A: (with a cute, unsure little smile on his face) "Are you teasin' me Mommy?"

I guess he really thought it was food!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Getting Caught up, part 2

Oops, I can't believe I forgot about our trip to the Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium!  Here are the pictures from that adventure.

Checking out some fish, ducks and little monkeys

Only my boys go to a zoo with tons of animals to look at and instead are more interested in the wood wall and something by the garbage can . . .

Mr. Roo was there too!

Jacob looking eye to eye with a giant sea turtle

Looking for "Nemo" fishes

Not amused by the camera, can't I just have a private diaper change?

Aidan pointing out some sort of sea creature

Looking at the penguins

Looking at more cool things

Grammie pointing out something neat

We got to eat lunch in the restaurant with the giant aquarium in it.  There were sharks and other fish swimming around.  Pretty neat!

Ronan is pondering the validity of the conversation we were having.

Last stop . . .flamingos!!

Getting Caught Up

We've been having fun the last couple of weeks.  Here are a few photos to show what we've been up to.

Playing Rambo . . .or should I say Ramba?
(Aidan put that on all by himself)

Lots and lots of smiling!!!

Lots and lots of lovin'

We had a very happy Mothers day and this was the photo we gave out.

Water Play Pad at the Zoo!
Watching my brothers and wishing I was out there too.

Trying to get Mommy, Aunt Lori and Ronan wet.

A man on a mission . . .

My little Lady's Man

More fun water play

Who knows what he's doing . . .

Catchin' some rays

Jumping like a frog!

Sleepy boy

Snack time!

Hmmm . . .