Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Pump It Up

Back in February, the kids were invited to their friend, Koen's, 4th birthday party at Pump It Up. Chris was sick so he stayed home, but luckily for me, it was still very relaxing because as it turns out, Sienna can do EVERYTHING by herself now! She climbed up the ladder on the big slide all by herself AND she made it though the obstacle course by herself...wohoo!

At first, Sienna wasn't so excited about doing much...she peferred to drive around in the baby cars. Every so often, Brayden would come join her in a race!
Here they are doing the obstacle course together!

I took some video of Brayden and Sienna going down the big slide together, but I haven't gotten them off the camera yet. Here's a shot of Brayden at the bottom of the big slide!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Driving, Cookie Dough & Bikes!!!

Wow, has it really been almost a month since my last post? I have so many pictures from the last couple of months that I just haven't found the time and/or energy to share. Sienna's been giving us a run for our money at night so we've all been pretty exhausted lately. Here are a few pictures from February I thought I'd share. Hopefully this is just one of many posts to come this week!

Before the kids were born, Chris got the x-box steering wheel for me, thinking it'd make it easier for me to play racing games with him. Well, I've never once used it (mostly because Chris tried it out and found that it was actually NOT easier to use), but the kids LOVE playing with it.
In December, I had my 2nd endoscopy and the biopsy results came back positive for eosinophilic esophagitis. This was actually GOOD news for me because I had felt miserable for over a year and I was getting discouraged that no one would ever figure out why! After going through a couple of rounds of allergy testing, they found about 5 items that could be causing the reaction (dairy, corn, eggs, peas & pork). Since I was supposed to go without these 5 items for 3 months, we bought an egg replacer to use in Chris' delicious cookies! Now that we aren't using real eggs, the kids get to lick the cookie dough off the beaters, and they couldn't be happier about it! On a side note, I go in for my 3rd endoscopy in May...hopefully avoiding these 5 foods will give me good biopsy results this time around!

Sienna found a new spot to watch tv...she sits in the upstairs hallway and watches the tv in the living room.
During the few days of nice weather, we broke out the bikes, trikes & big wheels! Unfortunately, Sienna's legs aren't long enough to reach the pedals on anything but the tricycle, but that doesn't stop her from at least trying. I guess this year she'll be getting a bike for her birthday!
Brayden riding his new big wheel that Grandma & Grandpa Boley gave him for Christmas!
Sienna is even starting to pedal for herself on the tricycle!
Sienna attempting to ride Brayden's big wheel...
Sienna attempting to ride her big wheel from Grandma & Grandpa Boley. I can't wait for summer...both kids are now at an age where we can actually enjoy being outside without having to worry about them walking off sidewalks, running in front of a car, etc. Hooray!