Thursday, July 22, 2010

Finger Foods

Sutton is SO over baby food. All he wants to eat is real food. It's hysterical because he shoves a handful in his mouth and it all falls out, then he can't figure out where it went. I have to admit, I love the simplicity of baby food. Finger foods take a bit of time to prepare, but after seeing this smile it will be totally worth it!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Standing Sutton

Sutton learned a new trick while we were in Oregon. He is now standing on his own and crusing ALL over the place. Today, he stood for a 20 seconds unassisted. Ford was walking at 10 months but I think Sutton might have him beat!


We took Ford in for his 2.5 year check up on Monday and it was quite the appointment. He didn't want to "participate" at all, he just wanted to sit there and whine. Thank goodness Dr. Roy has a boy Ford's age so he totally got it. Ford weighed in at a whopping 28 pounds, which is the 25th percentile. He was scared to death of the measuring device for the head and length so we didn't get those measurements. But, he has a peanut for a head and he's taller than most 3 year olds. He wears 3T tops and 2T bottoms and he's in a size 11 shoe. He knows all of his colors and shapes and can spell his name with some assistance. His vocabulary has expanded and he will have a full blown conversation with you. He is still a whiner, but if you point it out to him he will stop. Matchbox cars and all types of balls are still his obsessions, and he's gotten quite good at playing by himself. His imagination is through the roof! When we were in Bend over the 4th, the house we rented had a cat-door. Ford kept sticking his head out of it and yelling loudly. We couldnt figure out what he was saying, until I went outside one day to listen. He was pretending that he was at Chick-fil-a and he was placing an order. He would say, "chick nugg, fench fy and doddor pep", which is what I order when I go there. Then he would say, "Fank ah, see you next time!" What a HOOT!!!

As far as Sutton goes, Ford can be a great big brother, when he wants to. Ford is definitely Sutton's favorite person. No one can make him laugh like Fordie. Like most 2.5 year olds, Ford's favorite sayings right now are "It's mine" and "Ford do". His determination and stubborness can be quite exhausting, but I wouldn't have it any other way. I just think they are signs of all that he's capable of. Stay tuned for more adventures of Ford:)

Vacation 2010: Bend, Oregon

We had a blast in Bend over the 4th of July. It was so great to see all of Ryan's extended family and enjoy the holiday together. Here's a little secret...Bend is AMAZING! While Sutton was still too little to enjoy all the beauty that Bend had to offer, Ford got to partake in a lot of cool adventures with everyone. He went on a long hike up to a waterfall. He got to go kayaking and canoeing on the Deschutes River. Mostly, though, I think he (and Sutton, too) enjoyed seeing all of his cousins and playing with them. Here's some pics from our fabulous vacation. Cheers!
Ryan and Ford on the river. Pardon the pink lifejacket. He borrowed it from his cousin Paige.
The grandparents with all of their grandkids before the 4th of July parade.

Brittni and Sutton after the parade.

Me and Ford petting the horse that was in the parade.

Grandpa Marv, Ryan and Ford after the hike to the waterfall.

Me and Sutton at the Farmer's Market. YUMMY!

Sutton's first time at a restaurant. What can I say, he doesn't get out much:)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Splish! Splash!

Sutton loves his water table!!!

Baby Jonzen

My sweet friends Fred and Jessie are expecting their first baby during Christmastime. I couldn't be more excited to meet this little bundle of joy! Don't you think Jessie looks like a natural? Sutton sure loved her!

OCD, much???

I'm scared Ford might've inherited a little bit of my OCD. He was "fixing" his bike the other day, and got distracted when he realized that organizing his screw drivers was more fun. Uh-oh!!!

Lightening McQueen

Ford's been a bit interested in the potty lately. He's been telling us when he has to go and even wants to go at school and at the gym. I'm not sure if he's just fascinated with the toilet, or if it's really time to start potty training. Either way, we went to Target and he picked out some big boy underwear. Isn't his little toosh the cutest?