Wednesday, July 9, 2014

so much i could write about

and because there's so much... i seem to fall silent. aw well, at least i take a lot of photos.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

sully d 6.20.2014

Sully is a squishy piece of heaven. He's a good eater, a good sleeper, and has the best eyebrows. He's a week away from 4 months old, hates tummy time (and therefore doesn't do it much and so isn't even close to rolling over! ha.), has big blue peepers and looks a lot like his mom (and also EZ). Matt and I spent two nights at girl's camp this week and he did great with bottles of pumped milk at the grandparent's house (and we all survived being away from each other, phew.) He smiles a lot but saves his rolling laughter for special occasions. He loves water and has big, chunky legs that splash splash splash. He has grabby hands and has learned how to heartily suck on his fists while he soaks through all of his clothes with drool. It's good to have a Sullivan in the family.

ez red 6.20.2014

Oh, EZ breezy.
This kid is so cool. He's one month and 8 days away from being 3 years old and keeps asking for a pink cake for his party next month ;) He forced us to potty train him last week once he found out that he could wear Jake and the Neverland Pirate underwear if he stayed dried for 2 full days... so of course he goes and does it and so we have to let him wear the Jake unders... and besides one accident with my mom (while we were at girl's camp this week) he's totally trained. I've been avoiding it because bathrooms are gross and I didn't want to drag my new baby in every bathroom around town (and mostly because I'm lazy... and I'd rather change a diaper than the occasional wet accident. Like I said, lazy.) Anyway... once again he makes it too easy on us and it's like no big deal (although it is, way to go kid!) We still do diapers when he sleeps and he gets a jelly bean or two just to keep him stoked about it, but yea... kid is growing up.

He's also super funny and has the best imagination. He tells stories all the time (or asks us to tell stories) and he loves singing all sorts of made up and real songs. He sings Call Me Maybe and it's super awesome but I have yet to catch it on video. He's friendly and social and loves people, and is sometimes too comfortable around others. He has been the sweetest with Sully and we've caught him whispering to him when they are falling asleep at night or nap time (really... it's amazing stuff like "it's time to sleep sully. we'll play in the morning" or like "it's okay sully... you don't need to cry." does our parent hearts good!)

His eyes still wander out and although the glasses are helping, it's still pretty severe. We have some appointments coming up next month and he'll probably need surgery at some point to lessen the wander. He still naps regularly 2-3 hours a day, will eat almost anything I put in front of him (with some coercion), he still loves Captain Hook, Jake, Ninjas, and Frozen. He's independent on the playground and has started asking to play with friends, but still really likes to play with his parents more than any one else.

Some funny things he's said lately:

I told him to cover his mouth when he coughed while at school and he said, "I won't let you down, mom!"

Me: EZ, your hair looks amazing.
EZ: "Yea... it always looks amazing, Mom."

Me: Hey EZ, what do you want to eat?
EZ: Codfish Casserole!

Matt was driving home and said that they'd read a book before bedtime and EZ responded with, "THAT is a great idea!"

I have a feeling having a three year old is going to be awesome (with a side of cray cray of course.)

Monday, June 16, 2014

right up in there

 i like to get really close to sully's face and just kiss it repeatedly and stare into his eyes and just breathe all of him in. it is my pleasure and right as his mother to do this and i think i'll continue it until he turns into a smelly boy (because yes... he will... ez has proven it, bless his smelly almost three year old heart.)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

oh, daddy matt

sometimes i look across the room and there you are kissing sully on his chubby cheeks at the exact moment ez decides to jump on your back and ask for a ride and i watch you protect our baby from his terrorizing older brother but also not freak out too much since ez isn't even 3 yet and you know he needs to be allowed to be wild and crazy but maybe just move away from your brother and you can play and of course i can play with you but we need to be gentle because of sully and yes you can kiss him but not too hard and then you freak out a little because this is insanity and then one minute later you're laughing hysterically over ez's antics and sighing deeply because sully's eyes are so blue and wonderful and you are filled with so much happy and i know it's because you're right there in the trenches doing what you do and there is no place you'd rather be than covered in all the happy and the hard and the blasted snot with us.

happy father's day, you big beautiful man.

along with a card and a family movie date, i planned a little chocolate chip cookie taste test for matt (since chocolate chip cookies rule his dessert world.) it was so fun! i made my homemade one that he loves and then bought 5 from places around our house to compare. here are some results in case you're interested:

BEST OF SHOW: Homemade! (#4) "It's like a hug in my mouth. Perfection. The right amount of soft and crispy with the best chocolate chips." (He might be a little biased since this is basically the taste of home for him... ha.)

RUNNER UP: Smart Cookie (#2) Won for best looking. Milk Chocolate chips, good texture "Mmmmmm... this one is good."

3RD PLACE: Paradise Bakery (#5) "A questionable display... but surprisingly good. Dough is good but can't taste the chocolate chips. Maybe a little too gooey for me."

4TH PLACE: Kneader's (#3): They use semi-sweet chips and matt is a milk chocolate enthusiast. "Perhaps a little too floury for me?"

5TH PLACE: Burger King (#1) Bit dry, chocolate tastes bitter, "but has a good aftertaste."

6TH PLACE: Straws (#6) The presentation is horrendous (last place in looks) and it is not good at all. "It's something you might find at a ward activity and be disappointed you ate it."

LOVE YOU, MATTY. I'll forever keep you a little chubby with as many cookies as you'd like!