Wednesday, April 23, 2008

New adventures

Our son is nearing the 4 months milestone this week. And for those last 4 months I have been nursing him every TWO hours aside from the 7-8 hour stretch he goes at night. It's no wonder that he weighs 14 1/2 lbs now. Now, don't get me wrong I loved nursing Raegan and I love being able to nurse Drew, but things are a little different the second time around... especially with a 1 1/2 year old patting his head or trying to give him hugs and kisses while he eats. So, last week we brought out the rice cereal to give it a try and he loved it! I've never seen a baby gobble it up so fast in my life. He never even made a funny face. Hopefully, we may be able to stretch out our nursing sessions to at least 2 1/2 hours :) I just never seem to be able to get anything constructive done before he wants to eat again. He would actually cry until I got the spoon back to his mouth with another bite. He slept for 10 hours that night too!!
Here are just a couple of random pictures of our time outside last week. When I asked why she was pouring the sand out of her sand box she replied "I share Tu-ka Momma!" How can you scold a line like that? I think Tucker just thought it might be food!
I loved this picture of Drew. He was in his little swing just enjoying the fresh air.
This past weekend, Tony and I took the kids for a weekend getaway to Gatlinburg. I've never been a big fan of this area, but I knew they had a big aquarium. Raegan happens to love fish, so we took her and she loved it. We spent well over two hours roaming around just letting her look at all the different fish and she still wasn't ready to leave. This was the first little tank we saw and it was on her level. I can't tell you how many times we heard "I see fishy" and "More fishy peas!"
This was my favorite picture of the whole weekend. She and her daddy were watching all the little fish and she was just mesmerized! Maybe marine biology is in her future!?Drew spent most of his time just strolling along being his laid back little self.She and daddy checking out a really big fish tank. I think she was wishing her fish tank at home was this big.
Here she is admiring this huge shark. These were definitely her favorite part. She tells everyone there were 'BIG SHARKS ON MY HEAD!!!"
Raegan was trying to run along and keep up with these little fish.
This was Drew's expression throughout the whole overhead tunnel part. He seemed to be amazed by it as well.
"Have pump, will travel" Here is Drew enjoying his meal while his sister takes a break. She had just scarfed down a whole thing of Dippin Dots!
Those little things are smaller than they look to crawl up in!
She got brave and stuck her head in one of these things all by herself.
Raegan with her prize stuffed fish which she named "Orange" How creative :)We had lots of fun! We came back a little more tired than we left, but that's how it goes when traveling with kiddos. This is the first trip we have ever taken where Raegan didn't get sick. I should mention that I had bronchitis and Drew had a sinus infection though :) Oh well.

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