Thursday, June 26, 2014

summer time

We're loving the sun and all the activities that summer brings.  I usually need to get out of the house at least once a day or I go a little crazy, so warm weather brings a lot of happiness around here! I can't believe June is already almost over! I guess time flies when you're having fun... and when you're busy with two active boys :) We're soaking up all the summer we can and looking forward to more fun plans later on.

Random peek at what we've been up to lately:
Hiking on our trip to St. George with my family.
Check out Cohen cheesin' it!
What's more fun than spitting water with Bampa?
Getting all of his rides cleaned up for some nice summer cruisin'.
Playing with his best buds/cousins in gram's clubhouse.
Exploring the Discovery Gardens.
(Which I was totally impressed with by the way.)

Hiking with Dad and Shad to the Alpine Slide Rock.
Uncle Shad teasing Hayes.. Haha so sad, but so funny.
Trips to the pool.
Super Hero Party!
Feeding the ducks at Highland Glen Park.  It is such a pretty place!
Seriously, cannot get enough of these two.
4 Potato bugs! Score...
Family afternoon at Hogle Zoo.
Lunch at the Dodo after the zoo. Mmm.
Strawberry Days!
Just being the cutest brothers.
(This was the first time I had them match, and I loved it :))

Sunday, June 15, 2014

We Love Daddy!

Over the last few months, I've been randomly capturing moments/videos of Joe with our boys with the intention of putting them together in a Father's Day video.  I wanted to show him what an amazing Dad he is and how much we love him.  Nothing professional, (much of it was caught with my iPhone) but here is the finished product.  Happy Father's Day, Joe!

Father's Day 2014 from Haven Andelin on Vimeo.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Tibble Fork Reservoir

A few weeks ago we spent some time with Joe's family at Tibble Fork Reservoir.  Fishing, throwing rocks, visiting, and roasting mallows were all on the agenda.  It was beautiful up there.  It made me excited for all the summer nights in the mountains to come!

Friday, June 13, 2014

6 Months

Well, that flew by! I can't believe Cohen is 6 months old already.  Life with 2 littles sure keeps you busy! Cohen has continued to be such a good baby. He has been sleeping through the night for quite some time now.  He goes to bed around 9 and will wake up any time between 6 and 8 a.m.  I never really know when it will be.  He will be awake for about 2 hours in the day before he wants to nap and will nap anywhere between 30 minutes to 1 1/2 hours. We moved him to his crib at about 5 months old.  I had some serious separation anxiety for awhile but we have a video monitor which eases my anxiety a lot :) I'm such a paranoid mom and will still wake up a few times in the night and just stare at the  monitor to make sure he is okay. 

Hayes wakes up later, so morning time is "Mom and Cohen time."  After his bottle we usually just lay on the floor and talk to each other.  It's become one of my favorite parts of the day.  He just "talks" and smiles and looks at me with those big eyes and I can just feel his sweet spirit. He really is a special little boy.

I just weaned Cohen from breastfeeding so he now is taking all bottles. He is a champ with solids and has baby food twice a day.  However, he is still pretty small! He hasn't been to his 6 month check up yet, because we got behind with him being born around the holidays.  At his 4 month check up he was in like the 6% for weight and 3% for height! Just a little guy.

Cohen has been teething for like 2 months but still no teeth yet. He takes a binky to go to sleep and likes to suck his thumb.  It's probably the cutest thing ever.  He is a mover! He scoots and rolls all over the place.  We've had to stop putting him on the bed because he will be to the edge in a minute! I'm sure crawling is not far off.

Cohen adores his older brother.  They are the sweetest sight to see playing together. They have already become buddies and it melts me! Hayes can always get Cohen to smile. He is a little giggler and we love it.  He is getting more and more fun and I'm trying to savor every stage!