Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Spring Is Here!

At this moment it's actually snowing, but of course Eli is still out there playing. 

This weekend we bought a lawnmower to finally get our yard looking better. The house was being rented out before we bought it so there is a lot of work to be done. 

Eli was a great helper with his mower and wheelbarrow too! 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Swing Set

My mom got sent Eli a swing set as an early birthday present to enjoy now. He loves it! He calls the glider the funny swing and makes me ride on it with multiple times a day. 

He loves the motion and in a sing song voice says "up and down. Up and down" 

Good Old Fashioned Family Weekend

This was a great weekend filled with fires, hot dogs, yard work and kite flying. I just love spending weekends as a family doing "stuff" together. It was so fun to spend hours in the backyard sprucing it up and just working together as a family. 

Eli was a fan of the free rides in the wheelbarrow. 

And naturally I'll take any excuse to make a pie since it was Pi day (3/14). This time even 3.14.15. Eli was a great helper and loved licking the bowl, and spatula, and wisk, and counter ;) 

Saturday morning we were able to attend the Idaho Falls temple. It closed that night for 18 months for renovations so we were excited to sneak in one last time. I love the happy spirit I come home with after going to the temple. My soul feels lighter and my heart brighter. 

We finished off our weekend with some kite flying. Eli LOVED it. Good thing we live in very windy Idaho where he'll get many many chances to fly kites :) 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

I Love You....But Please Sleep!!!

Oh child. I love you more than I can describe. Even at 2 AM. And 5 AM. And 6:15. Ugh. But I'm utterly exhausted. 

Eli's never been a great sleeper but usually didn't wake up more than once a night a couple times a week. Now it's 3x a night everynight. For crazy reasons. His blankies are tangled, pillow fell on the floor, wants milk, thinks it's morning time, has to go to the potty. Ugh. 

Please help. Anyone!! Does anyone have tips on how to get this stinker to sleep better? I've tried feeding him more during the day so maybe he's more full and doesn't want as much milk at night, I've tried more running and outdoor play to wear him out, I'm lost :/ he doesn't nap anymore (and hasn't in months). Maybe he's too tired by bedtime?

And now I'll end my 6AM sleep deprived rant. :) 

Monday, March 2, 2015

My Duck

Bryan bought mallard decoy ducks to use duck hunting this fall. Eli wanted to pet all of them in the store, and carry them around. When we got them home he claimed one for himself and even insisted on bringing it to bed.

This is the best pet ever. So quiet and clean ;)