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My camera roll is filled with goofy pictures of Coen! I spend way too much time with this boy! Last week, at the end of swim, he and Maya floated around the pool with their noodles. Aren’t they so stinking cute?!

Coen wants to go everywhere with me…school drop offs and pick ups, the grocery, Beckett’s therapies. Last week, while strolling through Target, we decided he needed some sunglasses. He picked ninja turtles. The sides are covered in pizza slices! Pretty stylish!

We had his official three-year check up. He’s 31 pounds, 37.75 inches. They do a vision test with shapes at 3. When she was asking him if he knew all the shapes, she pointed at a mug and he said it was coffee. Clearly, he’s spending too much time with me. And he gnawed on a fig bar through the whole appointment. Just your typical toddler!

Oh, and this one. I just can’t get enough of these boys. They play so nicely with each other (most of the time). Just two brothers and their fire truck. Love, love, love!!

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We finally switched Holden to a toddler car seat last week, only to discover the one we’d been saving was way expired. So, today, his new seat came! I think it’s just the angle of the picture that makes it look like there’s not much room to grow. It will hold him until 65 pounds. But look…cup holders! He’s thrilled! And now he looks directly at Coen and can poke Beckett in the head. Car rides just got so much more entertaining!

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Coen has been a crazy typical threenager lately. He hasn’t slept in his own room since Christmas and pretty much stopped potty training yelling “NO!” every time we even suggest sitting on the potty. Last week, a HUGE new exhibit came to our Discovery Museum, so, like any good parents, we used it to our advantage. Three pee pees in the potty earned the right to meet a T Rex named Sue. 


He did it!!! And we met Sue. And he refused to take any pictures with us. But I promise, he had a good time. Sue will be hanging out at our museum until January so brace yourselves for lots more Sue pictures.

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Addie was so excited to get two awards at her assembly last Friday…one for reading 15 books in Spanish and the next AR reading award (10 points, maybe?). 


And, her class was on the news saying the pledge. http://www.kolotv.com/content/misc/Brookefield-Kindergarten-420622473.html

Adorable, right?!
Last weekend, we had some surprisingly amazing weather for Coen’s friend Maya’s birthday party. There was sliding, relaxing naps under an umbrella, parachute fun, swinging, bubbles, and of course cake! Such fun celebrating our sweet friend!

 
And finally, Holden had his one-year check up. Officially 20 pounds, 6 ounces (30th percentile), 30.75 inches (75th), and a huge head at 18.75 (90th). He got way too many shots and came home pretty cranky. So glad that’s over!

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I’m so late in posting but celebrating for an entire week nearly killed me! Holden’s birthday was a couple Fridays ago. I snapped my last picture of our sweet sleeping baby and woke up to a darling one-year-old! He wasn’t digging the balloons in bed tradition, but after he had a full belly of milk, a room full of balloons was actually pretty fun.



We loaded up the car and headed out to Andelin Farms to hang out with some baby animals. Alpacas, emus, llamas, a giant turkey, pigs, sheep, donkeys, horse rides, baby chicks, lambs, goats…they had it all! Addie insisted on taking the real camera so she could take pictures of them. I haven’t had time to look at her pics yet, but I’m sure there must be over 100! Holden enjoyed Gram snuggles more than anything else!


After Beckett got out of school, we met Gram and Gramps for pizza. No joke, Holden ate an entire slice! He’s a bottomless pit lately! And then, back to Gram’s house for his first taste of cake. There was a brief reluctance, followed by eating it by the fist full. In case there was any doubt, we love cake!




Saturday morning, we took his 1-year pictures with Kendall. I can’t wait to see how they turned out! I have a feeling these may be my favorite kid pics yet. And, of course, there was more cake!


This past Saturday, we gathered some of our favorite friends and family for a hot air balloon-themed party. It turned out sooooo cute! But, I’m officially retiring from elaborate themed parties. After throwing four firsts, I’m spent! I must say, the cake was not my finest, but the favors…so darn cute! Pinterest is possibly the best thing ever. Oh, and PS, Addie frosted all the cookies.



Holden was in a pretty great mood the whole time. And then there was cake! We’ve created a monster!


We had such a great time celebrating our last first. Huge thanks to everyone who came out (to yet another Gibson party) to  help make this awesome boy’s day so special…especially my sister, my aunt, and Shawna, Perry, and Haylee who traveled a long way to celebrate with us! I had such a good time. I think Holden did, too. What a truly amazing year it has been with our littlest blessing!

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Perhaps the most annoying part of having two kids at different schools is that spring breaks don’t align. While Beckett was working hard at school, these other three loonies were having adventures. 


The creek that runs behind our house has become a new favorite place to explore. Both kids came back up with scrapes but oddly, no complaining. Now Addie and Coen are obsessed with collecting rocks, catching frogs, and feeding fish. 


We promised Addie a museum day before break ended so we packed up lunches and headed over on the last day. Holden roamed free in the 5 and under room for a long time. Coen and Addie drew on the glass wall, went fishing, played music, and got all science-y.


And then it was over. It’s amazing how quickly a week went by. Such fun days spent with 3 of the 4!

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Holden – Week 51

This is it! Holden’s last weekly picture. I can’t believe next week he’ll be ONE! I’ll keep this one short since I’m sure I’ll ramble on next week, but here’s the silly boys splashing in the tub and a new skill he’s picked up this week.


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