Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Trip to Lynden

We spent a long weekend in Lynden, WA to celebrate Chris's 30th birthday party and to see all of our friends. This is the same group of friends that we will go to Chelan with in August. We all played volleyball together at CWU and most of us lived in the same house while we went to school as well. They are some of my best friends and we always have a great time together. We stayed at the Price's and since it was Colt's birthday the day we got there Julie and Crew had made a birthday cake for him.
Brody Price (13 months) and Wyatt Chase (16 months).
All of the girls: Me and Jax, Jess, Julie, Court, Randi, Tracey and Rilyn. Between all of us we have 6 boys, 1 girl, 3 boys on the way and 1 unknown on the way. We think there must have been something in the water at our house in Ellensburg that only allows us to have boys. Tracey is the only one with a girl so far and she did not live in the same house.
Chris's surprise 30th birthday party, it was a lot of fun though I think most of us were pretty tired either from being pregnant or being up with kids all night long.
Jess, Me, Jax, Jaymin and Crew hanging out on the couch ready for bed.
The boys playing cards....they have such a great time together!
Jax and Colt hanging out on the beanbags at Julie's house.
Colt eating goldfish, he no longer smiles much for the camera.
My sweet baby boy Jax.
Colt wanted to "hold brudder."
Heading home.
If I want to make Colt smile I guess I just have to strap him in a seat so he can't move!It is about a 7 hour drive from Walla Walla to Lynden so it makes for a long day. Both the kids did great, we stopped in Kennewick and North Bend going both ways to get a break and there was almost no crying in the car. Colt started to cry a little bit right before we got into Lynden because he was tired of being in the car but Dave started pointing out all the cows and horses and he calmed down quickly (thank goodness Lynden is such a farming town and there were animals everywhere!!).

Monday, June 29, 2009

Colt 2 year check-up

Colt had his 2 year check up today with his pediatrician. My mom came over and watched Jax so Colt and I could just go by ourselves. I had hoped to get to take him out to lunch after the appointment but I felt like I was going to throw up for the entire morning so I just brought him back home right after it and my mom took him for the afternoon so I could just rest. Colt is now 36 inches (90%) and just under 28 lbs (50%). She also mentioned that we could switch him to 1% milk if we wanted which is nice because Dave and I usually drink skim so I think as a family we will just switch to 1% for the next couple years. That way I will never have to throw out millk because we could not drink it fast enough. He also had 1 shot which he hated and screamed for about 1 minute and then he got a tattoo and a book and he was happy again.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Colt!

Colt Mires Pemberton was born June 25, 2007 at 7:37 pm. He finally entered this world after 13 hours of labor and almost 2 hours of pushing. He weighed 8lbs 9oz and was 22.5 inches long. It was one of the best moments of my life and one I will never forget. Colt will always have a very special place in my heart because he made me a mommy for the first time. The first time I saw him all I could look at was his eyes, they were so big and alert and just seemed to look right at me.
He was such a great baby, he was a good eater and an even better sleeper. He was sleeping through the night by the time he was 5 weeks old!
We went to Portland just before his 1st birthday and had this picture taken on the water. He was just starting to take steps around this time. This is one of my favorite family pictures of the 3 of us, we all just look so happy and relaxed.
Colt's 1st birthday!
On May 31, 2009 Colt became a big brother. He has taken to his role quite well and I pray they will be friends for life!
Today my little boy turns 2 years old! I can not believe that it has already been two years since we welcomed him into the world. Being a mom to him has been the most wonderful gift God could have ever given me. Colt is so full of life and for the most part a very laid back but very busy little boy. He loves to give everyone kisses and hugs and is not afraid to tell us his likes and dislikes though he usually says please first. His favorite things are motorcycles, lawn mowers, weed whackers, airplanes, trucks, trains, etc. basically anything that has an engine! He has a love of cheese, bananas, chocolate milk, grapes, and yellos (fruit snacks...he calls them yellos because the first time he ever had a fruit snack we were asking him his colors and the first one was yellow, so now he calls all fruit snacks yellos). He has become quite the little talker and Dave and I find ourselves having to be careful what we say to each other when he is around. I can't even begin to write down all the words he can say now because there are way too many of them. He also puts words together to form phrases, it is so fun having conversations with him! He just cracks both Dave and I up.

Happy 2nd Birthday Colt, please don't grow up too fast. I love each and every stage of your life and pray every night for the plans that God has for you!

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' says the LORD. 'They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.'"- Jeremiah 29:11

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Colt's 2nd Birthday Dinner

Since we are headed out of town on Colt's birthday we had his birthday celebration the night before. It was a pretty small event, just me, Dave, my mom and Jax. We had already celebrated with Dave's family and my dad was out of town fishing. We made mini pizzas and had fruit salad with cool whip.....Colt's favorite foods.
The happy happy birthday boy...still can't believe he is 2!!!
Opening presents.
He got a book, clothes and a new table for outside from his Papa and Di Di. When he opened up the box with the clothes in it he looks at me and goes "ohhhh clothes" in this super excited voice. It was very cute! I got it on video camera.
After dinner we went outside to his new table and sang happy birthday to him and he blew out his candle. I was video taping everything so I did not take very many pictures. After he blew out his candle and we sang to him he said "again" so my mom lit the candle for him to blow out again and he just looked as us and waited and then said "again" we figured out that meant he wanted us to sing too. So we sang one more time and then he blew out his candle again. He would have taken a bite of each cupcake if we would have let him, he was not really interested in eating a whole one he just wanted to take a bite of each color. It was a quiet party but still fun and Colt loved it which is all that matters. For now we are going to keep the parties to just family until he is old enough to enjoy having friends there too.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009


I have always disliked Mondays. Something about having to get up early after a nice and relaxing weekend of sleeping in a little bit (even with kids we tend to get to sleep in on the weekends). When I had Colt I disliked Monday's because that meant another week of me being away from him while I worked. Since I had Jax it doesn't matter which day it is I love all days! I get to stay home everyday and play with my boys....nothing can beat that. However, today started off in typical Monday fashion. Jax was up at 1:00, 3:00 and 5:00 to eat (very abnormal for him), Colt came in at 5:30 complaining that his "tummy hurt" but still declaring that he wanted his milk and banana (which Dave went and got for him just so he could go back to sleep, I was still feeding Jax). I put Jax back to sleep about 6:15 and took Colt downstairs and asked him if he wanted to go running, he said yes so I put him in the stroller and off we went. He started complaining again about his tummy hurting about half way through the run. I stopped and he said he wanted up so I picked him up and he laid his head on my shoulder and threw up all over me and himself. I almost started laughing I couldn't believe what had just happened. I took off his sweatshirt and did my best to clean both of us up, we were at least 20 minutes from home so I wrapped him up in his blanket and then laid the seat down and put him back in the jogging stroller and off we went. He fell asleep right away and so I just figured I would finish my run and take off my puke shirt when I got home. The rest of the run went uneventful and we made it back home with no more accidents. In fact since then he has been fine, Dave and I have both told him that if his tummy hurts again to tell mommy right away! I am hoping it was just an upset tummy and not the flu!! Hopefully the rest of my Monday is quiet and boring!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

3 weeks old!

Jax is 3 months old today. Yesterday was his "official" due date. It is crazy to me that he has already been here for 3 weeks! I did not miss having to go through those last 3 weeks of pregnancy. With Colt I remember the last month being just miserable and I was already pretty miserable at about 34 weeks with Jax so I am grateful that he came early and was much smaller than his brother. I am also so relieved that I did not have to do another induction and that my labor this time was much easier (minus the blood loss!).
He is still sleeping really well and is a very easy baby thus far. For the most part he wakes up once a night around 2:00. I love cuddling with him when Colt is sleeping and I actually look forward to him waking up at night so I can get a little extra alone time with him. Having alone time with your children is definetely something you take for granted when you only have one.
He definetely has "Dave's" look but Colt always did too when he was a baby. They both have those pronounced foreheads and good size heads. I do think Jax is going to have Dave's eyes (Colt has mine) but he has my lips (Colt has Dave's lips....nice and full!!). It is amazing to me the different features that each kid can have. Jax also has long narrow fingers which my mom says remind her of my hands.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Do they look alike?

Colt at 2 weeks.
9lbs 8 oz. and 23 inches.
Jax at 2 weeks.
7lbs 10 oz. and 21.5 inches.
Obviously Jax looks much darker because of his jaundice. He's my little tan baby. It will be interesting to see if Jax catches up with Colt in the height and weight category or if he will be built a little smaller.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My sweet boy.

2-week check-up: 7lbs 10 oz (40%) and 21.5 inches (95%).

Its amazing how your heart just opens up and allows you to love another child as you love your first! Everyone always told me that it would happen but you can't imagine it until it does. Jax is awesome, he reminds me a lot of Colt when he was a baby. Very mellow, eats a lot, sleeps a lot and cries very little (at least so far). He is only waking up once a night to eat, I put him to bed around 9:30 or 10, then he gets up at 2 and then again around 6:30 or so. Usually Colt gets us up in the morning before Jax even wakes up:) The nice part is he wakes up to eat and then goes right back to bed. I am having so much fun playing with my two boys all day long, Colt has adjusted really well and for the most part loves his brother. We usually spend part of the morning going on a walk or jog in the stroller then try and hit up the park or play outside in our backyard. When I feed Jax I sit in a chair in Colt's playroom and either Colt plays with his toys or he will bring me books to read and will come sit with me so I can read them to him. After lunch I try to get both boys down for a nap and I try to take a small nap too (it doesn't always happen though). After naps we run errands or do some type of activity around the house and then try to get dinner ready for when Dave gets home from work. It is so nice not having to work right now and just getting to enjoy being a mom and playing with my boys. Most days I feel like I get nothing done around the house besides just keeping it clean and a load of laundry but I figure if my boys are happy, well-fed and clean then its been a good day!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Colt's Early Birthday Celebration

We went over to Kennewick to celebrate Uncle Andy's and Colt's birthday and also to celebrate Father's Day with Dave's dad. With all of our schedules kind of crazy right now we decided to just combine all the celebrations into one. Colt and Camryn got to eat there hotdogs outside at there own table.
Our next door neighbors had a yard sale and they were selling this pink barbie car. Dave has been looking for a car or truck for Colt to drive around in but since it was pink we decided to give it to Camryn. The kids had fun driving it around though I think Colt was a little unsure about why we were giving it to Camryn, Dave had to explain to him that it was a girl car.
He soon forgot about the car though because Papi and Memah got him his very first bike and its a Harley Davison, Colt calls it his motorcycle and rides it around making motor sounds.
He loves it and I have to pry him off of it when we are trying to leave the house.
I made Colt black bottom cupcakes for his birthday, my niece Elena decorated the top of them with a lily pad and then we put a frog gummy on top. She did a great job!
He blew out the candles before we could even sing Happy Birthday to him. He knew exactly what to do grabbing the candle and licking the frosting off the bottom.
Tasting the cupcake......
..............so yummy!!!
Memah got to spend a little quality time with Jax. Dave has so many people in his family that they all take turns fighting over who gets to hold the baby. When Colt and Camryn were little there were two of them to hold so it worked out well, now with Jax being the only little one in the family he is going to get lots of LOVE!!!
Colt got to go outside and try out his new motorcycle. He also got a helmet from Katie and Randee to wear when he is riding. Memah and Papi got him a sandbox as well and he loves that too.
He did not get a nap so as soon as we got in the car to go home he was asleep!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I want to be.....

.....just like my daddy!!
Colt insisted on trying on Dave's motorcycle helmet and then tried to walk around with it on. It was pretty funny because he kept running into things and then almost falling over. We all got a good laugh!

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