Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Sturgis Falls 2016

Let me back up a bit. The last weekend of June Cedar Falls always celebrates Sturgis Falls. This event draws all the natives back home and thousands of people to our town. Normally I try to avoid it due to the big crowds, hot and sticky days, and the over-priced food vendors. But this year Sullivan and I participated in the parade. It's two hours long and people begin lining their chairs up the night before or early morning to get a good spot. The bank I work for had a float this year and the plan was for Sullivan and I to ride along or walk the parade route with other coworkers and their family. 

Sullivan was pumped until about 20 minutes before it started. Then he wanted nothing to do with the parade. I pleaded and bribed him to just sit in the back of the truck but it was a no go. A quick text to Mike to meet up on the route and 3 blocks in and Sullivan was out. Despite all that I had a great time!

The next day, Mike ran his second half marathon for the year the Sturgis Falls Half Marathon. This early morning run was super humid. As Sullivan puts it "I'm so sweaty just sitting here." Probably not the best this to say around Mike who just got done running 13.1 miles in those temps and heat with hills and bugs and water puddles. Anyways, Mike did great, running at about the same pace as his first race. He's looking forward to possibly running a third later this year.

We finished the weekend off by our first 3D movie, Finding Dory. Sullivan loved the movie and treats, but I think we'll be waiting on a 3D movie for a while and stick to the regular cinemas.  


Sunday, June 19, 2016

Pool Side

We had a perfect weekend. When Friday rolls around I get excited, knowing I have the next two full days to spend with my boys. 

This weekend we had some fun! Earlier this week we decided our little plastic pool is just way to small and it was time to invest in some bigger and more fun. Sullivan has outgrown it and Jett's too small to use it himself. The one we chose is still small enough to fit on our back patio but it could easily fit our entire family of 4 in and then some. 

Mike and I think purchasing this new pool may have been the best $40 ever spent. We love it! We spent Saturday afternoon in the pool and took an early lunch today because we all were eager to hope in for a few more hours before the work week starts up again. It was tough getting Sullivan out of the pool this evening, and he's already asking when we will fill it up again. Until next weekend bud..


Besides the pool, sunbathing, and bomb pops, we cooled off indoors watching Jett get more daring standing up and only holding on with one hand or walking along the couch. This kid- he's even "talking" more and more. 

I love my boys and wouldn't want to spend my weekends being with anyone else. Now *sigh* time for another work week.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Summer Shenanigans

It's hot, it's humid, it's sunny then rainy, all the perfect signs of Summer time. We've been trying to make the most of our nights and weekends with sprinklers, trips to the pool, parks, playing in the cousin's makeshift pool, squirt guns, swings, ice cream treats, and one of our most favorite places to go, Calmar!

This past weekend we went back home doing almost everything we love to do. We spent time with family, helped papa out, Mike got a nice long run before it got too hot on his favorite trail, a little grilling out and a little dining out. We bonded with my parents and listened to the trains roll through town.

Looking forward to many more summer time memories and trips home to our favorite little swimming pool.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

7 Months Old

Time, SLOW DOWN! I can't help myself having mixed emotions about all these months that come and go. I'm happy that my baby boy is growing up and learning, but sad that another phase is gone and now only a memory. Jett Linus is quite the charmer with the twinkle in his eye and a smile that could light up a room. 

Jett loves his brother, attention from just about anyone, playing peak-a-boo, his blankie, being naked, crawling and his new fav- standing up. He's a wiggle worm with little time to sit still but all the time in the world to explore everything around him. He's fascinated with cords, necklaces, glasses, and water. 

He currently has two teeth on the bottom and chews on everything. Everything except for food. This little stinker is having a tough time adjusting to baby food. He will gag, cry, swat at the spoon and clench his little mouth shut.We've tried fruits, vegetables, finger foods, and puffs. All just are tolerate for a few minutes and then he wants nothing to do with it. So far if I had to say one favorite, it would be the fruit melts. They look like their made of yogurt but are not, he can independently feed himself and they melt fast in his mouth. 

At 7 months Jett army crawls like a baby on a mission, just learned to sit up on his own, and has been sited pulling himself up on low furniture and even couches most recently. 

He's still not sleeping through the night. This started at 4 months and varies. One night he sleeps til 3:00 or 4:00 the next night he's up at midnight or 1:00 and then every 3 hours. Hoping this doesn't continue much longer. We try to let him cry it out only for him to get REALLY angry and wake the whole house up. 

He's short and squatty, has the brightest blue eyes, a tint of red hair, and a spark of personality. He might just be our little terror on wheels. 

We love you Jett! 

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