Monday, July 23, 2012

New Bed For Wyatt

This weekend, we moved Wyatt out of his crib and into a bed. I can't believe our crib days are finally over!!!  Although Wyatt stayed in a crib much longer than Weston, I was not ready for him to move to a bed. There is just something sweet about having a nursery.  Why can't he just stay little forever?!!  I would have been content to let him stay in his crib a little longer, but his crib mattress(it was passed down from Weston) was starting fall apart.  So, knowing that we couldn't put it off any longer, we changed his nursery into a little boy room.
It is no surprise that Wyatt asked for a pirate room. He is NUTS about pirates. I would have loved to go all out with the pirate theme, but you never know how long this phase will last. Weston was obsessed with construction vehicles, but he quickly outgrew it. He is still sleeping under a construction vehicle quilt, but it doesn't fit his personality at all.  So, I decided to buy a plaid quilt for Wyatt, and then look for pirate sheets and pirate art. We finally got most of his room put together this weekend, but I would still like to add a few more finishing touches to his room. He could use a nightstand next to his bed, and more art for his walls. I'm still looking, but hope to get it finished soon.
Anyway, Wyatt was pretty excited about his new room! He didn't seem to be too concerned about the big change.  The only thing he seemed to be upset about was that we got rid of his changing table and glider. We sold it to someone, but he thought we were "sharing" it with them.  When he realized they were not going to return the items, he was slightly irritated.  He said, "I don't want them to change their baby on my changing table.  I need my changing table back. " So, he was upset about the table, but wasn't disappointed about taking apart his crib.  He was happy to sleep in a bigger bed with pirate sheets. 
The first night Wyatt slept in his bed, he wet his clothes. I was very grateful that I purchased a waterproof pad to put on top of his sheets. At least I didn't have to change sheets in the middle of the night. However, I did have to changed his clothes. He was upset because his sleep was interrupted,  so he wanted Nathan to get in bed with him. Usually, he asks for me during the night, but I wasn't going to argue with it.  Nathan quickly fell asleep in Wyatt's bed, so Wyatt decided he wanted to get in bed with me after he saw Nathan was out. :) So, Nathan ended up getting a great night's sleep in Wyatt's brand new bed.  The second night,  he rolled out his bed in the middle of the night, and wanted me to sleep with him.  He fell back asleep quickly, so I was able to get back in my own bed soon after.   I am hoping that tonight will be incident free!!! Hopefully Wyatt will be used to his new bed by the weekend.
his new bed

pirate sheets
Wyatt likes to go to bed dressed as a pirate.
a pirate ship painting for his room

and a pirate map
 

Doesn't he look so little sleeping in his bed?!!!!




Wednesday, July 11, 2012

NDB 5k/10K-Nathan's big win!!!

I was very  excited about the NDB 5K/10k race because I finally had a little over 3 months of running experience! I thought this was going to be the best race yet!!! Running should be easier by now, right?!! WRONG!! My time was only a few seconds faster than my first race three months ago!! Although, I was disappointed with my time,  Nathan made up for it because he took FIRST!  In the past races, Nathan has stayed with me during the run to keep me company.   During this race, Nathan had planned to stay with me also, although I told him he didn't have to.  When we started the race, Nathan and I took off at a fast pace, which I was incapable of keeping the entire time.  I was running much faster than my body can handle, but we were doing great.  Nathan looked behind us and said, "Angie, I think we have a good chance of winning!! There aren't many people running in the 5k. They are all running in the 10K."

I QUICKLY said, " I can't run at this pace for long, so you go ahead!!! I'll run by myself!"


So, Nathan took off, and that was the last I saw of him until I crossed the finish line.

The rest of the race I struggled.  It was HOT, and most of it was going up hill. I had been up all night because Wyatt was sick, so I was running on little sleep. Yes, I had I FUN, but it was probably my most difficult race. I ended up finishing the race at 34:54, although the timers said 33:54 when I crossed the finish line. They said they had a glitch in the timers, so they added a minute to each of our times! Nothing is more disappointing than hearing someone tell you to ADD a minute to your time when you feel like you are on the verge of having a heat stroke!!! LOL!!!Nathan finished in 24:44, but he had to take the time of 25:44 because of the glitch.  Go, NATHAN!!! I'm SO proud of you!

Oh, I almost forgot to mention the tot trot race!!! While we were running, Nolan, Brandon,and Weston ran in the tot trot.  Nolan came in first, and Weston took second place.  Each of  them won a gift certificate to Chili's!

Our Dad and Nolan decided not to run this time, so it was the three of us!





Nathan receiving his prize for first place!!



Wyatt's First Artwork

 We've stayed in the house a because of the heat, so we have been finding indoor activities to keep us busy.  The boys and I were sitting at the table with paper, scissors, and crayons, one afternoon when Wyatt drew his first person.  It is not surprising that it is a pirate and "x marks the spot."  I didn't even know he knew how to draw a person! I looked over at him and there was a pirate on his paper! Later, I found a treasure map on our kitchen floor....created by Wyatt!!! Yep, the boy drew a map on our floor with a red crayon.  It was hard to stay mad at him because I thought it was so cute.  However, I made sure to tell him he should write on paper,  not the floor!
Wyatt's Treasure Map
 
The location of the buried treasure.

The path you need to take to get to the treasure!
 
an island!







Summer Reading Program

 After reading over 35 books, Weston and Wyatt completed their summer reading program.  As usual, they received great coupons, a book, and a  toothbrush!



Writing their name so they can hang it on the window.

Choosing their free book.



Wyatt chose a book about rain forests because it had a parrot on the cover.  He was disappointed to find out it wasn't about pirates when we read it!

Weston chose a mummy mystery book:)


Beach Trip

Wyatt playing in the sand.

 We went on a beach trip at the end of June! Nana, Papa, Nolan, and Brandon came with us this time.  Tammy and Ray couldn't get off work, so they had to stay home.  We booked through Priceline, which means you can't be too picky about the dates.  It is difficult to plan a time when everyone could take off of work. Oh well!
We were supposed to have perfect weather while we were at the beach, but the weather took a turn for the worst.  A tropical storm in the ocean robbed us of our sunshine the entire trip. It ended up being overcast and cool the first day, and then it rained the entire second day.  The sun came out as soon as it was time to leave!  We still had a nice time even with the cooler weather.  The boys swam in the pool during the rain,  even though I know they were cold!!


 
Playing soccer on the beach at night.


 

The boys played ball in the pool most of the time.



video








No one needed umbrellas this time!



playing ping pong

Our accident prone Wyatt went home with cuts and bruises all over his body.   Can you see the cuts on his knees and mouth.? We almost had to take him to the hospital for the cut on his lip.


The boys playing in the room.



We held a treasure hunt for the boys during the bad weather. Brandon is reading one of the clues.


Brandon found the surfer dude we hid:)

After we left our hotel, we went fishing on our way home.  The windy weather did not allow for us to fish in the ocean this time.  We were so disappointed we didn't catch a shark!


 

 Someone told us to try a different spot, so we moved to a different location. No luck at either place:(


 

We even tried crabbing.