brothers and more...

We're happy to be spending time at home with no big trips in the near future. Something about going away and coming home again makes me value the simplicity of the ins and outs of life as a family. Just some everyday happenings around our home...

Turns out that camping didn't agree with Griffin so much. I felt like he was just not himself while we were on vacation. I couldn't put my finger on it, but I guess a mother knows. He came down with a fever during our trip and I found a rash all over his body the day after we came home. I debated about going to the pediatrician because I took him in last week for acid reflux...and I don't want to lose legitimacy at the pediatrician's office...ha! Thankfully, Joel took him in yesterday and he has a common childhood virus called Roseola and a bit of thrush. Poor little boy. However, we found that he has gained a half pound in the week and a half he has been on Zantac. I think he is on the mend in all areas and hope to have my really happy boy back very soon!

Yes, I realize that my five month old looks bigger than my two year old! Part of it is
angle and part of it is the fact that one likes to skip meals and the other would never
miss one. Crazy kids:)

I've decided I really like the age of two years, three months and two days! Parker and I are on the same page this week and we are both really enjoying it. Yesterday I took him on a "date"--actually an errand run to Costco and Babies R Us. He thought he was so special! I let him have two sprite/lemonades from Costco's food court and he was on cloud nine. Seriously...he enjoyed those drinks so much that he shared them later with his diaper, pants, and maybe even the car seat! Guess a little boy should not have two big drinks within a half an hour:) It doesn't take much to keep my little Parker happy. We chatted and sang during the car ride and I wondered why I ever thought it was hard to take him to the store. So fun!
We've started the process of transitioning Griffin from our room to the crib in Parker's bedroom. Parker heard us talking about it beforehand and was so excited to have Griffin sleep with him. I really expected to find Parker in the crib with him this morning! It was kind of a bittersweet feeling. I love that my boys will share a room and am excited to see their relationship grow in a new way, however, I am a bit sad not to have my Griffin right next to us. We now have one little wall separating us and even that seems too far sometimes! But Griffin is getting too big for his Pack n Play bassinet and I think it is time for him to sleep in a more comfortable spot. He loves it because his beloved musical mobile is in his crib...he is so in love with that thing! Griffin and Parker slept great...but I, on the otherhand, jumped up at every sound. And it didn't help that we had thunder and lightening last night!

And some more on Parker and Griffin's relationship...it is so fun to watch all of this happening. Parker is now at the age that he is really into playing with Griffin, not just smothering him or using him as some sort of tool. And Griffin, of course, idolizes Parker. They are starting to take baths together and both think it is the coolest thing.


Elise said...

Oh, these pictures are so precious. They remind me of my boys - they look like brothers, but so different in many ways!

I love watching the developing *friendship*, too. They'll always be brothers, but I know you join me in praying for them to be friends as well.

Keep it up, Mama!

Aleah said...

Poor guy! He was so sleepy the whole time...I'm glad he's feeling better now.
The day after we got back I was loving the seperate rooms I could send our kids to for a little "quiet time". And the full naps, such a luxury! : )
I love the bath pictures. They're going to have so much fun growing up together!

Dan said...

Such cool little dudes. Great shots.

Wendy said...

Great pictures! Seems like just yesterday you were blogging about being able to handle two. Now look at you! They are so sweet!

AndiMae said...

Awww! Those pictures are so sweet! I can't believe how grown up they both look. And Griffin is really looking like his own little person now- does that make any sense? All the pictures make me so excited to see you guys and to live close!

P.S. I'm so sorry that Griffin hasn't been himself lately- I didn't know that he was really struggling with the reflux too- bummer.

Munchkin Land said...

=) I just LOVE the wide-eyed look on Griffin's face. Too funny! Thank you SO much for allowing me to have a glimpse into your life. Your boys are absolutely adorable and I'm so glad to hear that you and Parker are having such an "on" week. =)

PS Devyn had roseola too and its just no fun! Please give Griffin hugs and kisses from us!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures. I hope Griffin feels better


Tarrah said...

It is such a wonderful thing when your two can start playing and laughing together! It lights up my day also, and I too love the fact that my kids share a room. It's been trying at times but for the most part it works out perfect.

Have a beautiful weekend!

Anonymous said...

hi amy! you are carved out to be a mama... you are so good at it! im glad you are getting some downtime at home, i am longing for that... next week we'll finally be home in montana! woohoo!
--amy rap

Kati said...

Great pictures of the boys!!!

How fun that they'll be sharing a room, and growing ever so close as brothers and friends!

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