Saturday, January 24, 2015

Bye, bye Woombie

We did it. We had our first night without the Woombie...
And it was a success!! We'll see if it continues, but I have high hopes. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Well traveled

During the holidays, we all spent way too much time on a plane, but it was well worth it to get to see all of our family!
We traveled 6,278 miles and about 18.5 hours. We had no missed flights, but had about 5 minutes to get to our next flight before it took off. We only had 1 piece of lost luggage and 1 tantrum through all of our travels, so we feel like it was a huge success! Nixon was an absolutely champ and I couldn't have been more grateful for it. 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

38 Weeks

This boy has officially crawled!! In my mind I kept wondering why he wasn't crawling, but I just have to remind myself every child is different and no two kids will ever be the same. And although he's not crawling all the time, he is climbing over everything! He'll climb over me and the other day I saw him climbing up the steps.
He still has no teeth, but he gums things that would, in theory, require teeth to chew. He had a little reaction to mangos, so we're staying away from those for a while. He's obnoxiously loud, but it's not a crying loud.. just loud. His sleeping schedule is still a little wonky, and he's waking up about an hours after he goes down for the night, but I just leave him in his room. I don't want him to get used to crying and having me come get him. Not gonna happen! Overall, he's still pretty happy, staring to get some chunk on his legs, and we still love him more than anything!

Monday, January 19, 2015

New Year's in Arizona

When we were trying to figure out the details of our move, it was decided that having an 8 month old in the car for 35 hours was not going to be ideal. I decided since it was going to take Ethan and his dad (who flew out to drive back with him), some time to drive back, I'd make a stop in Arizona to see Kara and her family.

I flew out on New Year's Eve to celebrate with the Pothiers. Poor Steve, was sick with the flu, so Kara and I waited until her two youngest were down for the night and we went out to celebrate at her sister-in-law's house.
We played Wits and Wagers, which was a super fun game, had some good snacks, and brought in the New Year with Martinelli's and fireworks! 
After the festivities were done with, we gathered up the kids and headed home. Kara had just mentioned how she hated driving on New Year's Eve because of the crazies that are out. And wouldn't you know it? Some driver started driving like a complete idiot, compelling us to call the cops. I hope nothing bad happened to them, but I do home they finally got caught before they could hurt someone else!

The next morning all of Pothier women got together for Kara's birthday breakfast. It was a little place called T.C. Eggington's. It was delicious!! I got the strawberry smoothie with a bran muffin and it was SO good. I seriously wish they would consider franchising and opening one out here!
The rest of the week was fairly low-key because the next day Kara came down with the flu as well. I was kind of glad I was there to help, because if I'm being honest, they looked/were a little pathetic. I spent some time relaxing and basking in the beautiful Arizona sun, jumping on the trampoline with the kids and teaching Bennett about vitamin D (there was a song and everything)!

My favorite part of the entire trip was the night before we left. Everyone had gone to bed and we were sitting in her office. I won't go into details, but we spent a good amount of time laughing, creating commentary and ducking!

We packed up the next morning, did a little photo op, and then said goodbye to beautiful, sunny Arizona, and the west.. for now.