Alright Blogspot. I give. This post contains only about a 5th of the pictures I wanted to post but we'll go with it. We've been busy here the past few weeks:
3 weeks ago Dave and I decided to change our lives and get healthy by eating right and exercising. I'm happy to say that the eating right has been great and we are trying to get with the exercising. After 3 weeks Dave has lost 13 lbs and I have lost 10 1/2. I am officially a pound lighter than when I got pregnant with Carter and have only 6 lbs until my pre Jude weight. We've been having fun trying new recipes and have found tons that we really like. I will try to post some of the good ones on here.
This past week/weekend we had a rough time. Wednesday night we had to take Jude to the ER since he was having trouble breathing (a big thank you to Noelle for driving me while Dave was in class and to Abby for watching all 5 sleeping kids while she took me.) Turns out he had RSV but his oxygen level was 99% so after some nasal swabs and chest x-rays they sent us home. I went to work the following day while Dave was home with the boys and I got call at about 10:45 saying that Carter had a seizure and had a fever of 102.8. I raced home and we spent the entire weekend on lockdown (minus a trip to the pediatrician) with barfing from Carter and coughing and boogers from Jude but I'm happy to report the boys are doing better. Dave and I, however, have caught the bugs. Blah. The boys will go back to daycare tomorrow. *Side note: both boys had blessings during their sickness and yesterday while I was at work Carter asked Dave to "say a prayer on his head." Thought that was cute.
We are getting ready for Jude's blessing this Sunday and a luncheon to follow. I am excited to see our friends and family and give this little cutie name and a blessing. Noelle has agreed to take family pictures of us this weekend for the blessing so I'm sure I will be posting them on here soon.
Since my mom was here visiting Carter has been VERY involved in the kitchen. He loves to help us cook and we always try to find him little jobs like putting cheese on top of these or putting veggies in a bowl or even helping me press garlic. It's been very fun and I hope he keeps cooking so he won't have to eat ramen on his mission or at college. *Another side note: At dinner I asked him if he was going to be a cook when he grows up and he said "No. I'm going to be a Mommy and Daddy." Funny kid.
I'm sure there have been lots of other things but mostly we've just been enjoying our funny kids. Jude talks and smiles all the time and loves looking at himself in the mirror and Carter is learning how to read and spell words. Some of his favorite words right now: Crib, frog, Carter, Mommy, red, drink, van, go and several others. Unfortunately he still won't write them on his own even though he knows how. He can form all the letters out of other things but won't pick up a pen and write them.
well enjoy a few pictures of the boys with more to come.