Birthdays, Tubes, Snow, and of course... Fun!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

This is kind of just a summary of life lately, and obviously a lot of pictures of my two favorite little people. 

I turned 29! Russ did an awesome job of bringing in the last year of my 20's and made me special and loved. We kept it pretty low key with lunch, Museum of Curiosity (gotta keep the little ones happy!), dinner with my family and a fun drive-in movie with Jace and Bella. 

Mr. Max got ear tubes last week. It's something I wish we would have done 6 months ago, but hindsight is always 20/20. After recurrent ear infections that wouldn't go away with standard antibiotics (rocephin shot anyone?), we ventured to the ENT where he failed his hearing tests due to all of the fluid in his ear canals. Poor boy. This helps explain his unsteadiness with walking and delayed speech. He's had the tubes for a week and he's already a new baby - his walking has taken off and he has been so much more vocal! I can only imagine what a game changer it is to no longer feel like you are under water.  

Spring in Utah is the most bipolar time of year. One particular week we went from 75 and sunny, to a windstorm with 80 mph winds, to 6 inches of snow. We tried to make the most of it with some snow time. Clara loved the snow, Max is still on the fence. 

I love, love, love Clara's curly hair. But with curls comes CRAZY bedhead (from nighttime and naps). This isn't even that bad.

I love to catch moments when Max and Clara play well together, because honestly it's kind of rare. They are at the age when all they do is steal toys and bite each other. It makes for some long days, but I just keep hoping eventually they will grow out of it and become the best of friends. :) 

... and finally, our April fools picture. I still chuckle every time I see it. I've never been a big "prankster," but an April fools of this nature is right up my ally. Max is going to kill me for this someday.



rach said...

best april fools picture EVER

Megan said...

so glad Max's ears are feeling better!! They are so cute! So glad we got to spend some time with you! :)