Saturday, March 21, 2009

oh yeah... i've got kids

enough about me... i thought i originally started this blog to document the two cutest kids in the world... but lo and behold i got caught up in my big bad ol self.

so whats the happs with lils and oz these days? well i'm glad you asked. first i'll sprinkle this up with some most recent pics... and then i'll fill you in on the nitty gritty.

lil- well she's rapidly approaching 4, and really she couldn't be more un-happy about it. for the last few weeks or so, if you ask her when her birthday is and how old she's gonna be, she promptly replies, "well my bday is may 6, and i'm supposed to be 4, but i'm gonna skip 4 and go straight to 5." methinks a more accurate age would be oh, 16 or so... but what's the rush right? she's still 100% girl... majorly into babies, barbies, polly pockets, my little pony, care bears... you get it right? she's become increasingly demanding about me actually playing with her, which is new, cause forever she'd just play on her own for a good hour or more. i got her number though, now all i gotta do is get her engaged, then sneak out to watch ellen, i mean do laundry. aside from the usual 4 yr old girl activities, lily is still very into fashion. she loves paper dolls- she'll line up outfit after outfit complete with shoes and accessories... she changes her own clothes oh between 3-17 times a day, and still rocks some very edgy ensembles. today she wore a denim mini skirt with leg warmers and play high heels to vons. b was concerned people were judging us... i told him that anyone who has a daughter knows that that outfit was all her. i'm enjoying her to the core... she's like this little bff for me, despite her total drama and crazy frustrating melt downs, she really is growing up... and to be honest, i'm not one bit sad about it. i've always thought i'll be a better mom to older kids.

as for the boss, he's been a total blast. he seems to finally have chilled out. he is one chatty kathy and always has an earful. he really loves jumping on the tramp, being extremely off task at gymnastics, and eating next to nothing. although the food thing isn't getting any better, we have no reason to worry, cause he's coming in at 3 ft tall and 30 lbs.... dr b went so far to say he'd be 6ft tall someday... heh. not bad for a dude who was literally starving at 3 months old. he's also got some great catch phrases like, "you funny bunny," or "sup dude?" he still likes a good ceiling fan, but the obsession has seemed to evolved. automatic doors, or electric windows are now a fan fave, but really if you sit down and show him how anything works, he will tweak on it for a good 15 mins or so. he seems to be enjoying his sister more... as in they aren't constantly fighting. i can actually leave them outside or in their room alone without screaming after about 5 mins. most things in our house have been transformed into some type of jumping apparatus, despite the new trampoline outside. who knew jumping was so fun anyway? i been diggin my alone time with oz as well, i've even been known to get in on some matchbox cars or train table action or some good ball throwing... i must say i'm surprised at how much i'm enjoying this boy energy.

in other news i re-vamped the kids room... for those of you who haven't been to our house, we had lily's room downstairs, and oz slept upstairs in a crib. but after much thought we decided to take the bunk beds apart and made to separate beds upstairs, and turn lils old room downstairs into a hard core play room with both the kids stuff. as you can see their sleep room couldn't be cuter thanks to my mother in law hookin up the world's cutest matching duvet covers (go ikea!).

enough about us right, here's where you come in. i'm curious what your kid's "safe place" is. like to they love a good paci, a special blanket, a baby, a bear, or playing with yours or their hair? as my kids grow older, i thought some of their quirky little behaviours would diminish... but my kids still got their little things. although lils does love baby josie, her utmost favorite thing is "holding my button." this began when i was pregnant with oz and my belly button started to pop out. she was only 1, so she was exploring her own b-button, but found mine much more enticing. to this day when she 's tired, or fussy or just wants to cuddle, she holds my button. as for oz, their would be no competition for the button, so he came up with his own thing... strange as it is, he likes to tweak out on our fingernails. same thing, when he's tired or fussy or just wants a cuddle, he'll sit on our lap and basically start flicking our fingernail with his. so strange... but really typical rodgers kid...

so lemme know, can your kid top this strange behaviour?


acostaphotography said...

Brandon, have you used your boat since I've been gone? if not you should ship to Hawaii!

kris pollard said...

enjoyed the update on the kiddos. i can't believe how big oz is. he cruised right past milo. milo is the ultimate light weight at only about 23 lbs. he has eating issues too. as for the comforts- both the boys are big time mama cuddlers...almost out of control. but about 6 months ago max was introduced to si's stuffed animal from when he was a wee one. it's a little bear named pooky. max loves him and snuggles him every night.
milo's comfort when sleepy is rubbing my face. he really loves finding a blemish and picking at it over and over. he can't get enough. it is super annoying.
anyways, we really miss you guys. would love to make a trip up in the summer after the baby girl is here. shell and i talked about a little camping vacay maybe? love you guys.

Anonymous said...

"He loves jumping on the tramp..." Ha ha! Are you wearing glittery pants in that 4th picture?? :)

I'm also wondering...other christians i know, do not watch ellen for obvious reasons. I think it's really cool that you watch her. How does that go over with your christian friends, etc? I know this sounds like a strange question, but i was really curious about it.

Take care,

The Calamond Connection said...

Penelope's started blowing raspberries while nursing and/or on my belly when she's really tired, but high on milk. She'll blow a rasp, then look at me and smile, then do it again, and again... It's really funny and makes me laugh even though it's supposed to be quiet time. She's only 10 months old and started this about 3 weeks ago, so I don't know if it'll stick, but it's super cute. She's definitely a nurser for comfort though.

Holls said...

Thanks for the comments all 4 of you... where is everyone? and don't say facebook.
thanks for the update kris, we are stoked for the blackwell return, and would love to hang this summer. we are actually heading up to big sur at the end of april for our first camp of the year!
denise- remind me again how we know each other... yes i am wearing glittery pants, and if i see you often, you'll start seeing me in those more often. also as for ellen, i could go on and on. but if you read my blog much, you might realize that i'm not like most christians. i heart ellen. hate the sin, love the sinner right. i'd be more curious to hear why someone thinks that not watching her makes them a better christian...
cort- lovin the blog comments. keep it up!!!