Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Pretend Birthday

Levi's preschool celebrated his summer birthday this week- he was SO excited for his "pretend birthday." It actually was perfect timing since he has a hard time with Ty's birthday coming this week. It wants it to be his so badly and July is verrrry far away. 

His current obsession is Paw Patrol, even though he's only seen like an episode or two. He wants to be Marshall the firedog when he grows up :) 

Levi's Recent Sayings:

-At speech his teacher said, "Say throw the red ball one more time" (meaning repeat throw the red ball again) and of course, he said, "Say throw the red ball one more time" :)

-Levi had colored a picture just for Molly and he was SO proud to show it to her. He ran excitedly over to her but quickly started crying, saying, "I'm SO sad Molly doesn't like it!!! She doesn't want it- she's not grabbing it. She's just running around!!"

- "MOM! You're back fromw work! I was worried about you!"

- Lately he's be saying, "Oh snap!" When I asked him where he heard it from he said he made it up.

- He's also been saying, when he's surprised, "I CANNOT BELIEVE IT!"

- One day when Ty was gone at school, he walked into my room carrying a picture of Ty. He had the saddest look on his face and said so mournfully, "Mom, I just miss Ty SO much."

- Talking to Shad, "Stop playing with me!! I am not a baby toy!!" when Shaddie was hitting him on the head. Lately Shad is into hitting and they have a hard time with that :) 

Levi was very tired and hungry after going to Uncle Joe's two hour BYU graduation :) We're so excited for these two to get married in July!! The baby of the family and the last sister to get married- yay!
We went to Joe's graduation but missed Kimberly and Patrick's that was at the exact same time. So we went out for brunch at Kneaders with Aunt Lisa, Melissa, Kimberly, Patrick, Lucia, Sheila and Kyle and Grandma and Grandpa Allen. Levi fell asleep with his head on my lap and his legs spread out over chairs- it was pretty funny. I always love spending time with those guys!

Ty played really well (the second half) of his soccer game- he kinda went crazy. He'd always want to kick the ball and he'd start running really, really far back while yelling crazy stuff so "I can kick it really, really hard!" The first half of the game was a struggle since he had a "cough and a hiccup." :) But we worked through it, ha.

TJ stayed home with Shad this past Sunday (I took him to the doctor yesterday- pneumonia and double ear infection, again!! I'm thinkin tubes are in his future...) and it was only Emily and me in Primary. Levi fell asleep during sacrament meeting and so I just carried him in and set him down like this in the Primary room. He woke up 10 min before church was over :)

Ty's Recent Sayings:

-Ty was singing I Am a Child of God and instead of singing Lead Me, Guide Me he was singing leave me alone.

- On the way from a family gathering, Ty said, "I like Aunt Jessie. And her brother. What's his name? Oh yeah, Sterling." (Jessie's boyfriend).

- He's constantly using the word speedy. "Wow, Mom, that was speedy!" "Look how speedy I run!"

- He currently is fascinated with his full name, Tyrell. At preschool, they sing this song that incorporates first names and last names. His teachers tell him lately he's been singing it using Ty as his first name and Rell as his last name :)

- He knows all of his classmates first and last names and birthdays. When he was talking about Xander he paused and said, "Xander! Xander Love! That's a perfect name for Valentine's!"

- If he doesn't want to do something, he'll say his tummy hurts or that he has a cough and a hiccup.

- Molly was biting his fingers and he grabbed her face and yelled, "Molly!! This are fingers! They are not a TREAT!!"

- He loves Lays Potato chips and when I was making his lunch for school said, "Mom, can I have a classic?" (reading the label).

- When Shad picked something up and put it away, he yelled Congratulations! to him :)

- "Mom? Jesus is the boss prophet, right?"

- I was helping him spell out a thank you card to our neighbors for helping take care of Molly for one night when we were gone. He writes so fast and quick when I call out each letter! He also used the number 4 for the word for - I was pretty impressed he understood that and thought it was cool :)

I was pretty apprehensive about kindergarten shots/5 year old well child appointment- we talked about shots beforehand and he wanted nothing to do with it. Plus getting a urine sample and vital signs... but I was actually pleasantly surprised! The UA was easy, he did perfect with vital signs, stats, and has 20/30 vision in both eyes. They use the symbols Snellen eye chart and the  nurse was so impressed he knew all the symbols. He kept calling the flag symbol, "America." :) Of course he cried with the shots but didn't fight or pull away and acted like a typical 5 year old and then forgot about it and carried on. Yay!

This is my cousin's sweet little baby girl (Janalee and Justin's). She was born at 30 weeks, unexpectedly. My heart just breaks for them and we're keeping them all in our prayers since they have a long journey ahead of them. 

Yum! He'll even give you a bite! 

Birthday crown from preschool

"Helping" me make Ty's birthday cake by licking every bowl, spoon and utensil. :)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

5 Year Old Pics

- Ty -
5 year old Pictures

Can't believe my baby turns 5 next week!!!

Don't let these smiles fool you- it took A LOT to get these pics!! He had a total meltdown once we got there and it took about 15 minutes to calm him down in the other room. I was about to lose my patience and just reschedule to try again for another time. But we worked through it and the photographers were so patient. Once I convinced him to sit down in front of the camera, he refused to smile- only pouting and frowning. We were trying everything we could think of. Finally, the old "there's a smile climbing up your it's on your shoulder...oh! it's on your face!..." that my mom always used growing up, worked perfectly and we got these classic smiles. WHEW!! Worth it but exhausting!!! Good job, Ty Ty!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Spring Soccer

Soccer season started up again! This league goes for 8 weeks in the fall and 8 weeks in the spring. I wasn't sure how it'd be this time around since we kinda struggled last time. It was more of the why are we doing this each Saturday but now I'm so glad we pushed through and did it! Ty LOVED the game on Saturday and did so well!! He did start crying towards the end because "I just want to make a goal but all the kids keep running and are in the way!" I was so proud of him and hope he keeps doing well. I think the new, unknown is hard for him but once he knows what it is and what to expect he enjoys it, especially when he's with other kids. 

Shaddie is a little tricky this go around!! He wants to run on the field every second or have TJ hold him the hold time so TJ is mostly coaching while holding him, haha.

My new goal is to make fondant cakes for the boys' birthdays! This was my first practice one- it was for Guy's birthday last Sunday dinner. Definitely a lot of imperfections but it was fun to learn how! You can do anything on Youtube.

We celebrated Easter with the Hendriksens a little later this year. The boys were so excited for another easter egg hunt.

KiLeigh was in town so we braved up and took 8 kids under 4 to a few stores, haha. Love spending time with my cousins but with all our kids combined, it's exhausting!! :)

Autism Celebration 2015

Last Saturday was the annual Uplifting Celebration for Autism and balloon launch- I think this year was the best one yet! It was great and the kids loved it. 3,000 balloons this year too!

Two new goldfish got to come home with us- named Levi and Dinosaur.

This is the first year Ty would touch the bubbles on the lawn!!

Shad with his extra long E.T. finger ;)

Me and Ty's selfies while waiting for the balloons to launch- we were practicing emotions :)

How TJ mows the lawn :)