Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Army Crawl

Wade just started rolling to his stomach about a week ago and all of a sudden he is on the move. Last night we noticed he is really starting to figure out how to dig his toes in to the ground to move himself forward. He's also getting up onto his knees and rocking back and forth, sometimes moving forward a touch. He's going to be crawling in no time. Yikes! I don't know if we're ready for that. He still seems like our little baby. Seriously, where did the past six months go?

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Cute pictures!

Wade (or Wadie as Preston affectionately calls hims) has started rolling. Just in the last few days he has done it more and more. We are so excited he has reached this milestone! He also is starting to grab anything and everything. Preston doesn't love that Wade tries to grab his toys or that I purposely give him some to play with. We're working on the concept of sharing.


We went camping with several friends the other weekend. Some thought we were crazy. It was 8 adults, 4 toddlers and 4 infants. We were excited to go but also approached the weekend with a little trepidation. We had no idea how it would be or if we would get any sleep. Surprisingly it ended up being a ton of fun! The boys slept great the first night and pretty well the second night. The kids loved being able to run around together. Preston loves being able to run free. We had great food. We even had a pinata to celebrate a birthday. On top of it, Preston LOVED being able to pee in the trees and in the porta potty. Each time he went to the bathroom he had to announce it to the entire group.  Sorry for the picture overload. We took more than 200 pictures over the weekend and there were too many cute ones.

Using his magnifying glass to look for bugs

Roasting hot dogs for all the toddlers

Sprinkling colored sand - a great toddler activity

Roasting marshmallows for the 1st time


Preston's Potty Trained

He did it! And, it wasn't nearly as difficult as we were anticipating. I guess he has been ready for awhile. There is no other way to explain his quick success. He is so proud to wear his big boy undies. We created a call chart for Preston to choose who to call and tell of his success each time he went on the toilet. His favorite person to call was Daddy (of course) and then coming in at a close 2nd was Uncle Eric. He also enjoyed filling up his potty chart to get a car and loved the treat after each success. We're still trying to wean him from the treat addiction it created. Another favorite was the baby doll we bought to help in the training. She came with her own toilet that makes noise, changes to show poop and pee when sat on and then a handle to flush away the mess. He was obsessed with it.



Preston had his first dentist appointment a few weeks ago. He was pretty excited about it. Surprisingly he let the dental hygienist clean his teeth. She was amazed and said most kids his age are too scared or won't sit still long enough, so they don't usually get a full cleaning in. Good job, Preston! We went to a pediatric dentist that was recommended by a few people from church. Preston enjoyed the tvs above each dental chair and all the things geared towards young children in the office.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Brotherly Love

I love this picture! Maybe it's because it is one of the rare peaceful moments when Preston isn't being a bit naughty towards Wade.


A few weekends ago we had a fun Saturday morning exploring Habitot, a children's museum in Berkeley, with a few friends. It was so much fun. We went there for Preston's first birthday and we had a good time but it was so much more fun this time. I think Preston was just a tad too young before but really got into all the activities this time.