Sunday, August 30, 2009

Pismo Beach

The Koch's went on their first family camping trip. It was a short trip with a ton of gear and a long sleepless night but overall it was a success! Thanks to the Menlove's and their friends the Ford's we had a ton of fun. Charlie loved playing in the dirt and being with is cousins, June was happy checking out her new surroundings, and Adam and I enjoyed the company of our BFF's.
We took all the kids on a walk to the Nature Center but we ended up getting lost. Everyone was singing and so happy in this picture but by the end of our walk they were SO over it!
"Look at the sun illuminating the waves, it's so inspiring for Bella Notte."
The beach was actually freezing and super windy. Alli, Zach and Tyler braved the water while Charlie sat back and enjoyed some snacks.

Foil dinners were a hit thanks to all the big helpers. Alli did not believe me when I told her we were going to be cooking our dinner in the fire... she thought that was pretty cool.

Looks like June had a peaceful night sleep right? WRONG! Right around bedtime her love for camping came to a screeching halt... so did mine. It was a long night.

Alli was cracking me up. You can see she has a glow-stick in her hands. Well, she kept playing with it and sticking it in her nose. Then she went to bed and after only a few minutes of being in the tent Alli came out all disturbed. She bit the glow-stick and it had gushed out all over her. Jen went to make sure she was okay and when I walked over to them Alli's face was totally glowing in the dark. I had tears from laughing so hard.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

5 months.

June has had quite a month. She started sleeping in her crib, got her first cold, and went on her first camp-out (pictures to come). June-bug is finally sharing a room with her big brother... the bassinet was getting awfully cramped. We are still trying to get on a healthy sleep schedule but unfortunately June does not like to miss out on ANYTHING, so sleeping is way overrated. June continues to have one true love, being held! She looks forward to Sundays, her favorite day of the week, the day our social butterfly is held through three hours of church and gets constant attention from any passerby. Everyone at church asks, Is she always this happy? and my immediate response is NO! However, we do have many happy moments and love all the smiles and giggles from our girl. She is not rolling over much but she has started some serious ab workouts, each time I put her on the floor she lifts her head and does crunches. It's pretty funny. Until next month...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

OBEY Mommy.

Lately, Charlie has been wanting to do everything "all my self!" Last night when we sat down to dinner I asked him to say the prayer. When I went to help him he insisted on doing it by himself. He folded his arms and put his head down, his face was buried in his arms so we could only hear a mumble. Then, as clear as could be he said, "...must OBEY Mommy, AMEN!" I guess he's been hearing that a lot lately so maybe it's finally going to stick. Now if only he could get his father to obey mommy!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

4 years...

The paparazzi got a hold of me and found out my dirty little secret... yes, after four years, I still love him more than ever. Happy Anniversary honey!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Swim Lessons.

We signed up for mommy and me swim lessons with Charlie's buddy Logan. The boys were out of control! They wanted to jump into the pool the entire class time. Sarah was a trooper taking the class nearly 8 months pregnant. It was an exhausting singing song after song, practically running laps in the water and throwing our 30+ pound boys in the in the air about fifty times. But the boys absolutely LOVED it. Here, Logan and Charlie are giving a "belly bump" outside the pool.
Try doing this for an hour, I got a total workout. Charlie swallowed a ton of water but he loved every minute of it.
I took this same class with Charlie when he was just 8 months old... my boy is growing up so fast!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

There's No Place Like Home.

Lately, when Charlie has gotten hurt or been in trouble he looks up at me with puppy dog eyes and cries, "My go home.... My go home Mommy!" The best part is the only time he says that is when we are at home. I just say "Okay honey, let's go home!" ...then we sit there, at HOME, and miraculously he's all better.