Monday, September 23, 2013

conversation with doug.

i'm at work, and it's kind of busy since it's the second day of fall and we are trying to rush and get all of our stuff working since i slacked off all summer, but i get a call from doug saying the kids are killing him.

davey is whining to get out of his high chair, tucker will not help clean up his room or listen, he is just sitting there playing with his cars. then he spills all the apple chips all over the carpet, davey is still whining, then he notices tucker has peed his undies and it's all over the floor and while he's cleaning that up and yelling at the kids, our neighbor who is kind of shy or something, it just takes her a long time to spit it out, comes over to see if we have her sons truck but she doesn't remember what color it is or much about it. ha! sounds like he is having a great day. and it's a million degrees in the house and everywhere. it is hard not to be irritated all the time. i love doug for staying home with the kids. he is really doing an excellent job and tucker just says, bye mom, when i leave and dayey prefers dad just as much as me, almost. i'm so glad that he is such a great dad and husband. i really love him and feel lucky. and i'm glad he has this chance to be home, that he knows the kids well, and their schedule, personalities and everything just as good as me. it's a nice little blessing right now.  

tuck had his first day of happy school today at megs and loved it. told me he had fun without me or dad there. ha! it's tosh, bowen and lola this year. they are really so cute. And the finger in the nose there. they made balloon animals for A.

Tucker has given up his nap. Maybe about a week ago. It was getting way to hard to get him to sleep and he was staying up way too late. He is transitioning pretty well I think. He woke up for a few nights there screaming a bit, and he still does, but he goes to sleep by 8 or earlier and is out in minutes which is amazing. we were wasting so much time laying in there with him trying to wait for him to fall asleep. He's not too cranky during the day, and as long as he starts sleeping all the way through the night, awesome! He also started wearing undies during the day now. He really hasn't had any accidents until today! (since i wrote this post there have been a few more accidents!!) But hopefully it will go pretty smoothly. I think the goal is to get this done before baby girl comes. 2 months and counting. sheesh. And the next big thing is to get Tuck to sleep in a big boy bed. We have it set up in his room but we need to get a rail and i think we'll start moving him over and making room for Davey in Tuckers crib.

I can't believe we are going to be a family of 5 soon. Craziness. But i'm kind of excited. Having 2 kids has really been fun I think. Even though Tucker cannot leave Davey alone, he is constantly knocking him over, checking him, pushing him down to blow farts on his tummy, just always pushing and touching and pulling hair!!! But davye is a pretty good sport about it and Tucker is really sweet to him. Gives him the cutest good night kisses that davey just loves. And Davey boy is moving to one nap. He really has the cutest, chubbiest cheeks ever and just has the cutest smile you want to eat up. so much more of a baby than tucker ever was. love them both!

OK, well, it's time to catch up a little. Here are a few from our phones again, around here the last month or so. 
 Sometimes, when Tucker is not taking away every single thing that Davey touches, he shares his cars and teaches Davey how to race.

 Davey still thinks he's a chicken. Sometimes he puts food on the floor that he already has in his hands so he can suck it up like this. Awesome.

 Date night with my wicked bad awesome husband who surprised me and met me all dressed up. And he took me to a girly movie. He is really amazing sometimes. We had such a fun night. So good to get out alone!

 I love this picture of the kids both relaxing and sucking their thumbs with their favorite item, Tuck his blanket and Davey his monkey.

 Sunday walk. Doug is really awesome at getting us out and doing things. The sick kids started crying on the way over to the Heiau, and Tucker was being a real pest, screaming and crying about everything and I was ready to go home and kill him, and Doug persevered and we got there and had a great time. He even talked him into a little walk and even watch the sunset. He's such a good Dad.

 And some more bucket bath. And look at the amazing purple ginger going crazy, and the new awesome bench in our shower :)

 Notice the teeth. And the still squinty left eye!

 Davey boy looking like a cutie.

 tucker and Lola sitting in a tree....

 Doug dropped Tuck off at his friends house and they were just finishing up their lemonade stand. Love it.

 Bucket Bath time!! Pretty much every day, good times.

 Dad made an awesome breakfast and Tuck ate it all up. Since then he's been sick and a super picky eater.

 Tucker acting like a big boy in the front seat with dad. Little stinkers.

 Look at that awesome hair blowing in the breeze!!

 Davey loves his daddy, that's for sure.

Nice to have some family fun.