|I bought this little coat for $2 when Hunter was little, and now all three have used it. I asked Kyler to take the ice scraper out to the van, and this is what he wore to do it.|
|The boys love to sleep together. Can you find all three in the toddler bed? Hunter (who can never find his pjs) is wearing Kyler's top and his skivvies.|
For Valentine's Day I made pink pancakes for breakfast, following in my mom's footsteps of using beets for the color. I could hardly tell a difference in taste, but Hunter threw his up. So much for that. For the first time I gave them presents for the occasion as well. Kyler got a package of Spiderman socks and I gave Hunter a new wallet, since he's lost every wallet (money included) he's ever had. We'll see how long this one lasts. Their grandma sent them each $20 for the holiday as well, so he took his to school and bought several books at the book fair. He loves books! Kyler has been a spend thrift of late, and wants to buy everything in sight whenever we go to the store. I've stopped allowing him to buy candy, since he's not consistent in brushing his teeth, but I do allow him to buy sugarless gum. He also wanted to buy some new underwear the other day - I forget who was on it, but Hunter wasted no time in wearing them since, of course, he can't ever find his own.
Tristan is as cute and adorable as ever. He is learning to say a few words, and understands what we say pretty well. His only fault is that he is stingy with his kisses. If I ever ask for a kiss he'll shake his head and turn away. Only a couple of times has he given me one. He doesn't mind receiving kisses, though. He spends the day racing around the house seeing how much he can pillage and pull out of the cupboards and dishwasher, etc... Oh, the joy! This would be about five pounds of buckwheat flour.
I am growing by leaps and bounds, and have started having braxton hicks contractions. I am often light headed because I can't seem to drink enough, which probably explains the contractions. I haven't been able to help myself and have been buying little girlie clothes and things as I see them on sale (75% off at the PX) or that other people are selling. Dean's only comment was "and so it begins..."
I was released from the nursery a few weeks ago (yay!!!), only to be called to be the first counselor in the primary. I am already the only counselor in the district (stake) primary. Ugh. But it's been fine so far, just takes some juggling, and I'm able to apply lessons learned between the two callings. I made my first district primary visit to the Osan Branch last week. That was nerve wracking - driving somewhere out of Seoul without Dean especially, and dragging the kids along, not to mention that I hardly feel qualified. But it went remarkably well, which is encouraging.