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Monday, April 5, 2010

March Memories and Milestones

The first week in March, my brother in law, Chris, entered the MTC. My mother in law drove him up to Provo while we went to stay with the other kids at her house for a couple of days. We put Weston and Sophie on opposite ends of one king sized bed, but somehow they ended up all cuddled together... For Weston, March marked a few firsts:
1. Popping Corn the old fashioned way... or at least the way mommy did it when she was a kid! I recently learned (thank you Julie) that microwave popcorn has some kind of chemical or junk in the lining that is bad for you, so I decided to get out my mom's ancient electric popper. What fun! 2. Helping (or at least attempting to help) with the dishes. I am thankful for the sentiment. Now, if we could just match Weston's desire to help me clean the kitchen with Jason's ability...
3. Weston went from his car seat to a booster seat! It took some convincing, but after letting him choose the one he wanted (ok, so we only gave him two choices) and being reassured that dad thought it was super cool, he was sold. Isn't it great that three year olds are still young enough to value their dad's opinion above that of anyone else?4. This was his first year dying eggs for Easter, and his first year to be involved in an Easter egg hunt (at his Grandpa's house). Aunt Shae-Leigh spent a couple of days with us during Spring break, so she was involved in the egg coloring. Weston LOVES Shae-Leigh and runs around the house yelling "Aunt-ie!!" whenever she is around. Weston also got some nifty new sandals from his grandma, that he was very excited to show off:We also had a Halloween flashback. Every once in awhile, Weston discovers his Elmo costume and wants to wear it again. Sophie has had an eventful March as well. She had been getting around pretty well as it was...Then, on March 13th, she attempted her first crawl!
She didn't waste any time at all! Next thing we know, she's climbing up steps.Shortly after reaching her 7 month mark, Sophie is on her way to standing! She is one ambitious little lady. She has also been busy cutting her first two teeth and attacking/playing with her brother, who is a good sport most of the time!
This picture may not seem significant to anyone else, but it captures a look that somehow reminds me of my Grandma Knapp. There's just something about that glance...Sophie is a real charmer. I swear it almost looks like she is wearing makeup in this picture. Her rosy cheeks, naturally red lips, bright blue eyes and infectious smile are just part of the reason this beauty is absolutely irresistible!


Amy said...

Cute!!! I love the booster - such a nice phase. Wait until he can strap in all by himself. It makes life so much easier!

As for the can also just get a brown lunch bag and put 1/4 cup popcorn and then stick it in the microwave. I think it is about 2 minutes. It's best to just see how well your microwave does. It is so much easier than pulling out the airpopper, but not as fun to watch. WE had the same popper and it was always fun to watch.

Sarah said...

Ava LOVES when we do "old style" popcorn popping...especially when the kernels in the bowl pop and popcorn shoots everywhere!!

Your kids are so darling!

The Kammeyers said...

Oooohh, I love air poppers! My husband has helped me see the light, and it's really the only way we roll now. :) Also, our popper is another "ancient" one, from the 80's I think. Gotta love it!

Your little Sophie is growing so fast! They're both so adorable.

i said...

the beginning of child labor. how wonderful!!! i think i'll pop some corn today! ;)

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Hey, Michelle! In answer to your questions, the chalkboard is from Ikea (it has a dry erase board on the other side and was, I belive, less that $25). And the wooden blocks (the castle set and the alphabet blocks) were both thrift-store finds. The castle set is from a larger set by Plan Toys. It's amazing--I can't believe anyone would give something like that away. I spied it in a plastic bag at Value Village and KNEW Camryn, and Karl, and I, too, would get hours of fun out of it! So far, Camryn seems only mildly interested, but I love it!

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