Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sound the ALARM, Josh is 29 - Literally!

This morning at 2:55 am, we were awakened by our smoke detectors going off. (--Let me just say, newer isn't always better: We have those new smoke alarms that are hard-wired in the house, so they never need the batteries to be replaced. Their internal batteries are constantly being recharged.--) With that said, Josh would have slept through it, if I hadn't frantically wokeen him just before it stopped. For a minute, I didn't hear anything from the boys room, so I thought maybe they slept through it too. But then I heard their door. Kaden was scared and Versii woke up then too. While Josh was getting some milk for Versii to calm him down, the alarm went off again at 3:00 am. LOUD, PIERCING sounds are not soothing during the night...if ever! I hate being woken up to an alarm clock that buzzes! I have to be woken up to music or...well, Versii crying is my current alarm clock. ---But back to the story: Mom woke up too and came to investigate. No smoke, no fire! That was a blessing, but then the alarm went off again, at 3:05 am! Josh says maybe we are being reminded to prepare for something in the future...I hope that's not the case. At any rate Versii started screaming and when he calmed down we tried to put the boys in bed. Versiiimmediately started having a tantrum and I thought I would rock him for a bit. I rocked him until I thought he fell asleep and when I tried to lay him down again, he's eyes flew open and he started screaming. He screamed and cried from his room for an hour. Saying things like, "Mommy, I poo poo. Diker change, diker change....Mommy! Mommy!" I finally went to investigate and he had not pooed, like he said, but I rocked him some more. Again I tried to put him in his crib and the screaming started. To save everyone in the family from the retched sound, I finally brought him to bed with us. That was 5 am. ---Somehow Kaden managed to fall back to sleep amid the screaming and Paxton slept through it all...well almost. I had to feed him around 4:30 am. ---Anyway,se. Happy Birthday to Joshua! What a way to wake up on your birthday! I hope your day gets better...we're going to let you sleep in! It really is lucky that you have the day off of school!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Who does he look like?

Well, unfortunately, we don't have any pictures of Joshua at 4 months. But Mom found my 4 months pictures and I think we have a winner.
Paxton really does look a lot like I did as a baby.
And everyone is always commenting that Versii looks like a little Joy.
I can't wait to see who Paxton looks like when he gets older. Maybe he'll start to look more like Joshua.

Here we are, side by side - both 4 months old.
I'm on the left, in case you couldn't tell by the dated look of my pictures.

Oh yeah, he's a chubby baby too. He's got the same little double chin. :)

Paxton Ambrose - 4 months old

Paxton is such a sweet baby.
Personality wise, he's Versii's opposite:
He sleeps through the night - Versii still doesn't.
He loves diaper changes - Versii fights them.
It will be fun to see how he is when he's Versii's age.

Angela & Skee's Wedding September 19th

My friend Angela was married on September 19th out in Parkdale, Oregon on Three Rocks Farm. (It's about an 1 and a 1/2 hour drive from us.) And Versii did not nap all day. But we still managed to have an enjoyable time. Thank goodness it was outdoors and Versii stayed pretty excited about running all over.
Funny story: I've known Angela since the 4th grade and she lived just down the street. She hated me back then, because she thought I was getting special attention from our teacher, "Mr. T" as we called him. She was so mad about it, that she actually blacked my face out in her yearbook. ---But, we ended up becoming friends and here we are over a decade later and we still like each other. :) She's one of my oldest friends and I love her.

Mom & Dad.

The boys enjoying the view.

The decorations were beautiful. And so much fun!
Angela and her Mom made everyone handmade soaps to enjoy.

Here comes the bride.

The "I

Paxton getting his first taste of the sweet life.
A yummy pear to be exact.

Paxton - 16 weeks

Us with the bride.

Kaden taking a turn on the apple press.

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Frigault!

Some September Shots

Sep. 5th - Here are all my boys. Kaden (age 6), Paxton (14 weeks), and Versii (age 2)

Sep. 7th - Kaden showing off the Lego helicopter he built. Versii calls helicopters, "he ca ca."

Sep. 8th - Our big 1st Grader: Kaden's 1st day of school. And here's Versii...having a tantrum because he didn't get to go.

Sep. 8
th - Paxton playing in his new jumper. He was very interested in all the new toys.
(14 weeks old)

Versii got to help drop Kaden off on his 2nd day and see his classroom. I don't think he wanted to leave.

Sep. 9
th -
Kaden's 2nd day of school. I didn't bring the camera on the first day, so here he is at his desk and with his teacher, Mr. Hess.

Sep. 16th -
These two pictures are so funny, since it looks like Versii is picking his nose and then eating his buggers. He's actually not, but I've seen him do it before.