Monday, April 26, 2010

Half a Year

Happy half birthday, Sutton!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Monkey Bars

Naturally, our little monkey is obsessed with the monkey bars at the park. Not only that, but he calls anything that he can hang on in our house (the fridge, the pantry shelves, his crib, etc) monkey bars. I'm amazed at his strength, he can hang for at least a minute. And, this morning Ryan and I found him doing hand stands. I think I need to get him back in gymnastics:)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sutton's 6 month visit to Dr. Roy

I feel like I just said this for Ford, but I can't believe Sutton is going to be 6 months on Sunday. Time goes by way too fast! He had his check-up yesterday since I'm going to be in Vegas next week. He weighed in at 15 pounds, 4 ounces (15th %ile), was 25.25 inches long (26th %ile) and his head was 42 cm (17th %ile). It's funny because we look at Sutton and think he is such a big baby, but actually he's quite small. I think it's because he is SO broad and barrel chested (Ryan and I are both broad) where Ford is built exactly like my younger brother. His weight was down a bit from his 4 month visit, so we have to take him back in for a weight check in 2 weeks. Sutton's had a head and chest cold so Dr. Roy thought that could be a factor in the weight loss. Other than all of that, his visit was great.
I'm a bit old school and I don't believe that babies should eat solid foods until they can hold themselves upright long enough to eat. Sutton is so close to sitting up, so we've been testing the high chair out. He's done really well in it so tonight he got his first taste of real food...peas! As soon as I put the spoon to his mouth he sucked it right down. Then he smiled. It was such a different experience from trying to give him rice cereal last week. He actually swallowed this time.
In addition to starting solid foods, Sutton is rolling all over the place. He is even inching towards things. He can sit up for a bit by himself, then he topples over. He still loves to cuddle and be held and doesn't like to play by himself. Ford is his best friend and he's very curious about Romey.
Sleep is still a bit elusive in our house. We finally had to turn the monitor off because Sutty wakes up a lot during the night and talks to himself. He'll sleep about 11-12 hours at night, but naptime is a different story. He takes about two 50 minute naps a day. Hopefully, that will start to increase with the addition of solids and mastering sitting up.
Well, that's our cutie-pie. Here's some pics of him eating his yummy peas today.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

All About Ford

My first born baby boy is 27 months old today. I woke up this morning and just stared at him, in sheer awe, of what a BIG BOY he is becoming. I really just can't believe how fast the time has gone. Here's a bit of insight in to the life of Ford...
On most days he wakes up about 6am. He immediately wants to go downstairs where he wants a bowl of dry Life cereal (or Cinnamon Toast Crunch) with a spoon and a sippy cup of juice. He likes to snuggle for about 10 minutes on the couch, then he's wide awake and ready to go. His favorite shows are Curious George and "Small Crash" (as he calls it), which is really The 20 Most Shocking Car Crashes on TruTV (Thanks Nana!!!). He watches tv for about 30 minutes while he plays with his cars and trucks. Then he's ready for breakfast, which usually consists of eggs, oatmeal or sausage biscuits. During the day he loves to go to the park, the gym, play outside, go swimming, or run errands with mom. He's a great eater and will try anything, even okra! He's usually in bed by 6:30pm or 7pm.

He loves, loves, loves basketball. We have a hoop in every room of the house and he is obsessed, to say the least. Tuesday and Thursday mornings are spent at pre-school and Ford loves his school. He knows all his colors (purple is his current fave) and he can recognize the letters F, O, R and D. On a good day, he'll point out the letters and say "FORD!". He can count to 2 and even tries to do this in Spanish...thanks PBS!

We recently tried to transition him to a big boy bed, but it was pointless. His little mind didn't quite understand that he needed to stay in his bed. He was up all hours of the night. It was quite traumatic on the whole family. Needless to say, he's back in his crib, thanks to the handy invention of the crib tent. The whole family is MUCH happier now that our little monkey is sleeping again.

He still loves his birdhouse and birdfeeder. We've got some pretty black birds that are frequent visitors to our backyard and Ford will stand at the window and watch them. Romey has become his newest obsession. He'll ask for "dog tweets", wrap his chubby little fingers around them, then run around the house in hopes that Romey will chase him. And, of course, she does. Ford ends up sitting in the chair and throws them around the living room for her. It's quite cute.

Potty training really isn't a priority right now in our house. He's somewhat interested in it, but mainly he just likes to pee in the bathtub then flush the toilet. Since we have Sutton in diapers, it's not that big of a deal to us right now.

Ford is still a daddy's boy and only wants me when Ryan either says no to him or scolds him. Isn't it nuts that they learn to manipulate at such a young age:) He's very sensitive to temperature and doesn't want anything to be too hot, including his bath water. He's obsessive about a lot of things, which I think he gets from me. He has to have the doors shut, his blanket just right, and his cars lined up perfectly, just to name a few.

Well, that's our Ford in a nutshell. We'll see what changes the next month brings!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

My Happy Boys!

Spring has Sprung...

...and the Frace family has been busy! We've had family in town for the past couple weeks so I haven't gotten around to updating the ol' blog lately.
My mom and Mark came to town for a very quick visit. While they were here, Ryan and I got to go on date night to the Nuggets game. We had a great night celebrating Ryan's birthday courtside.

Next up was Easter. Ford and Sutton dyed eggs, went to an egg hunt, got a visit from the Easter bunny, and got to hang out all weekend with Nana and Papa because Mommy and Daddy were sick.

A few hours after Nana and Papa left, Ryan's brother and his family came to visit. They drove all the way from California to see us. It was so great to have them here and spend time together. Ford especially enjoyed his cousins and loved bossing them all around. Warren, Shari, Braedon, Brynna and Brittni, thanks for a terrific visit. We had so much fun with you all and can't wait until Bend!