Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Children's Museum of South Dakota

Yesterday we hopped in the car and took a little trip to Brookings SD so we could visit the Children's Museum. We all had so much fun!

I could not believe how much there was to do there. Piper's favorite room was the water room and would have played in there all day if we would have let her. By the end of the day she was drenched from head to toe. Luckily I had a changed of clothes in the diaper bag and there were hand dyers placed though out the museum. 
Dexter was a huge fan of the music room and he was so happy Piper was able to show him how all the instruments worked.
I wasn't planning on taking the kids outside to see the Dinosaurs. I thought for sure Piper would be really freaked out but surprisingly she was quite intrigued.
It was a fun day and I can't wait to go back!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

18 Weeks Old

Dexter is now 18 Weeks old.

We had his 4 month appointment last week and here are the stats.
He's 15.5lbs  (65%) and 26 inches long (90%). I'm starting to think he's going to be tall like Dada.

As you can see from this weeks photos he loves putting his toys in his mouth. It's so much fun to watch his had eye coordination improve.

He has also started waking sometime between 3am and 6am to play, laugh and talk loudly. He's such a happy guy but I wish he'd let Mama sleep. 
I seriously can not believe how much I love this guy!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Reading Time

May has been a sort of a dead time here in Sioux Falls when it comes to children's activities. The library, zoo, and parks and rec all take the month of May off to get ready for summer programing. Piper is going through some serious library reading time withdraws and today decided to have her own reading time with some of her animals.

Do we have a future librarian on our hands?

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

17 Weeks

Baby Boy is 17 weeks old and has had a big week!

He can now roll over from his back to his tummy! He's rolling over both ways like a pro!

He also started sucking his thumb this week. It's really cute but his dad is not looking forward to the dental bills.
Dex's 4 month well baby check up is tomorrow so I'll have weight and length stats real soon.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Baby Bird

Piper found a baby robin in our yard yesterday. She was so excited and followed it around the yard. I sure hope she didn't traumatize it too much. She did listen and did not touch it but she did try to feed it some grass.

I looked and the baby bird was in the back yard today. He seems to be doing okay after his run in with Piper.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Baby Chicks

Each year for as long as I can remember my mom has hatched chicks in her first grade classroom at the end of the school year. This year we were able to stop by my mom's class room so Piper could visit the baby chicks.

Here a  few photos from this years visit.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

16 Weeks Old

Baby boy is now 16 weeks.

This last week he went on a really fun trip to Minnesota and he finally got to meet his Auntie Em.
As you can see he loves his Auntie Em so much!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Sidewalk Paint

We made some sidewalk paint today. It's been a very popular post on pinterest since I started pinning. It was so easy to make, very messy and lots of fun. I found the recipe of the pain on this website.
All you need is
2 Tablespoons corn starch
1/4 cup water
6-8 drops food coloring
We made a second batch and I didn't do exact measurements and it still turned out great.
I'm sure this is any activity we'll do again real soon!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

15 Weeks

Wow, I haven't blogged for a whole week. Sorry everyone. I had some oral surgery last Wednesday and it took me a while to start feeling like my self again. Don't worry I'm almost 100%.

Now down to business, baby boy is 15 weeks old. He is such a happy boy but he is getting quite frustrated over the fact that he can not roll over from his back to his tummy. He's getting so close!

I had to add an outtake this week. His expression in this photo just cracks me up. Lifting toys is hard work!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

14 Weeks

Baby is now 14 weeks.

 He started sucking on his fingers instead of his fist.
 He started playing with his toys.
 He is trying so hard to roll over from his back to his tummy.

 Yes these are changes only a mommy would notice, but in my eyes he's growing so fast!

Dexter also appeared on the Shutter Sisters blog yesterday! Check out his photo here!