Here are a few updates since 2011! Garrett is 4 years old and Colton is 2 years old. The boys are best friends and we love it. Garrett misses the deadline for school this year but is so ready for it. He has so much energy and loves sports. He would love to play soccer, baseball, football and basketball. We are working on getting him in to at least one of those. He recently has started to try and break dance. He watched his cousin Kolby do it and thinks it is the coolest thing now. It's awesome! Colton is obsessed with cars. He loves to make the vehicle have passengers so he will stuff whatever he can find including lint and cheerios into his little box cars. It's hilarious! He can count to 10 which is amazing and has most of his colors down. We are still working on the potty training thing. He would rather stand like the other boys in the house then sit to go. So thats fun....Other then that things are going great. We are doing a garden this year so hopefully we will get lots of produce from it. Mark is doing well at his job and I am enjoying working part time still. We will be in our house for 5 years this year! Hopefully we can get some good home improvements done this summer also. We are loving the beautiful weather. We love the outdoors! Here are a few pics!
Our boys are getting so big! Colton is doing great. He is a tiny bit smaller then Garrett was at his age. He is healthy and happy! We are so glad that he is home. We all enjoy dancing and singing together. Colton is already a rockin' dancer! You can tell he wants to be just like Garrett already. He is constantly watching him and wanting hugs from him. They laugh together and cuddle all the time. Garrett is a great older brother. He loves Colton and takes very good care of him. We have had a couple times where Colton will accidentally poke Garrett in the eye and Garrett will try and poke his eye back and say to him, "Colton don't poke my eye!" Colton is starting to roll over and is figuring out what his hands are for. For example: I was eating a sandwich and he snatched it out of my hand and hurried to put it in his mouth. He is hilarious. Garrett is getting really good at singing his alphabet and telling me what letters are which. He can count to 13 when he is in the mood to show off. He says the funniest things. The other day he got something in his eyes and said, "OW! My eyeballs!" He also will come in a room and say, "Mom, what the heck are you doing?" He makes us laugh all the time! He is a little mini me. Lucky Mark! We are so glad to have two very happy boys! We are so lucky to have them and we couldn't be more grateful! Oh and Colton's eyes change color with what he wears, but are usually a beautiful blue! Lucky boy! Weird, cause we all have brown eyes.
So we found out we are having another boy and we are very excited! Garrett is saying more things that we can understand. It is crazy thinking that just 2 years ago our little boy was half the size he is now. It makes me kind of sad, but happy at the same time. It is fun watching him grow and develop! He can count to 3 and we are working on counting to five. He will skip 4 and go straight to 5 but thats ok. Potty training has gone down hill big time. He hardly ever wants to go on the big boy potty. I need to get him motivated again...I just have to figure out the right way too go about doing that. I am growing a lot faster this pregnancy. It is weird having a big belly again, but it is fun feeling that little boy in their kick. He is not moving as much as Garrett, so Mark thinks he will be more mellow then Garrett. We will see once we get them together. The due date is still Feb 3rd, but I am measuring big so I am betting he comes at the end of January. Well other then, that we are doing well. I can't believe Garrett will be 2 so soon! My baby is not a baby anymore!
So I have been very sick this pregnancy, which has been horrible. I am finally over the nausea and into the headaches. Which personally I would rather have the headaches, even though neither is pleasant. I am so grateful for my wonderful husband taking care of everthing for the past few months. He has made sure the house is clean and made sure Garrett was entertained so I could sleep as often as possible. My poor little family has been living on cereal and sometimes eggs. Mark came up to me the other day and said, "We are down to 2 boxes of cereal in storage...thats weird." Well for those who know my obsession with cereal I usually have at least 7 boxes in storage along with the cereals we are currently eating that are upstairs. It made me realize how much cereal I have been eating...way too much! But at least I could eat something. I am finally able to eat more things, but I can rarely eat leftovers. Which is unusal for me. I am glad to be further in to the pregnancy and the next exciting thing is to find out what we are having. I have like 2-3 weeks left to find out, depending on how soon the doctor will let me find out. Other then the pregnancy Mark has been doing well at his job and doing a great job trying to keep up with our moody swamp cooler. We need a new one, but they cost a lot more then I want to pay right now. Thank goodness it is cooler at night now! Garrett has taken an interest in the toilet...but not with wanting to swim in it anymore. He will tell me "Hurry! Potty! Hurry!" It is so cute so we put him on his little seat and he goes potty. He has gone #1 and #2 so we are so proud of him and excited that he is finally interested. I would love to have him fully potty trained by the time baby #2 comes. We will let you know when we find out what we are having! Bye!
Sorry it has been so long since an update on our small little family. We are doing well. Garrett is talking a ton and it is fun to have little conversations with him! We also are having another baby! The due date is Feb 4, 2011. We are very excited! Other then that nothing is really new with us! I will post pics soon!