Thursday, February 9, 2012


 The kids are always stealing my camera. I can't tell you how many times I turn it on only to find 50 new pictures of someone's little feet or eyes. But they're not all random...

Jax's self-portrait

 Jax took this one of Ava...

 ...and this one of her wiggling her loose tooth

Not sure who snapped this one, but it's from a little person's perspective nonetheless
  mmmm.... cereal milk

 I took this one at the kids' request

Jax snapped this one of his beautiful big sister!

 Jax and Eden through Ava's eyes

 Courtesy of Ava

While I'm always surprised to find pictures I didn't take on my camera. I can't help but take the time to look at each one, not only because there are some real gems in there, but it's fun to see things through my kids' eyes.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Little Scooter

Our sweet Eden adores her big brother and sister. She watches their every move and smiles as soon as they enter a room. She giggles when they play and does her best to involve herself (if she's close enough). I think she may be getting tired of her lack of mobility preventing her from being a part of the fun because she has taught herself to scoot to her desired locale. She gets up on all fours and rocks, trying so hard to crawl, but she's still not there. So scooting it is. For about a month she mainly moved in reverse, which always led to a fun game of "Where's Eden?" I'd put her on the floor, walk out of the room briefly and come back to find her in a completely different spot. As entertaining as this was to me, it frustrated our baby girl. So, she's learned to scoot forward and sideways and now her big brother and sister, who have been so anxious for Eden to crawl, are getting just a small taste of what life is going to be like when she's fully mobile. She is into EVERYTHING! She has a special fondness for paper, which she first attacks then drools on until it's a big mushy clump. It's pretty gross. She also prefers Jax's monster trucks to more girl offerings, much to Ava's chagrin.

 Push ups!

I remember when Ava was a baby, being so excited for her to move. With Jax, I was excited, but didn't mind any delays. But to be honest, this time around I'm a little less anxious. I'm not sure I'm ready for three mobile kids! It's not the actual moving, it's the constantly having to make sure Barbie shoes, puzzle pieces and crayons are off the floor or at least out of baby's reach. That'll be a full-time job in itself!

But, on the other hand, I am looking forward to Eden really being able to include herself in all the fun things her older siblings do.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Boys Night Out

Monster Jam comes around once a year and it's a must for Jax. This year though, rather than dragging the girls along, Andy and Jax enjoyed a guys night out with most of the Kleinman boys. These kids are OBSESSED with monster trucks!

Our little dude would have enjoyed any trucks, but he was especially excited that his favorite, Sonuva Digger was on the lineup. He and I even made him a special Sonuva-Digger shirt the day before.

Andy says Jax could barely contain himself for most of the show, his excitement was just bursting out of his body! The boys got home around 1 am. Jax was asleep when Andy brought him in, but as soon as he heard my voice the little dude popped right up to tell me how "really awesome" his night was and to show me the new monster truck DVD Daddy bought him (which he slept with).

I love that Andy and Jax got to have this special time together and I think a new Guys Night tradition may have been started. If nothing else, this night only strengthened Jax's desire to grow up and become a monster truck driver.