Sunday, February 21, 2010

Big bigger biggest

Did you ever read the Berenstein Bears books? You know the one that talks about big bigger biggest and fast faster fastest? There's a whole lot fo other comparisons and I can't for the life of me recall what that book is titled but as I was getting Kodah dressed for church today it came to mind! He wore an outfit that I bought for him last year in Hawaii today for the first time. The outfit I purposefully bought at a 12months size so that he would fit it in the springtime...hello February and my 6 month old is almost busting out of the 12month shirt. Big bigger BIGGEST. His 18 month old cousin is about a foot taller than him but only 4 pounds heavier...she's long since given up on her desire to carry him around like one of her dolls. Instead she sees him and delivers a friendly "HIIIII Koko!" and bends down to his level. She offers him big people food because he is a big person to her, and even though we try to tell her that she doesn't need to share her chicken nuggets with him, her little giving heart over rules and invariably we discover chicken nugget, or cracker, or bread, or fruit snack stuck in his little mouth. He will of course gum to death anything that is put into his mouth so we are all a little more watchful when Oaks is running loose with snacks in her hands.
Kodah is scooting himself about the house. He gets up on his hands and knees and rocks back and forth for a few second before launching himself forward and face planting into the carpet. He picks himself back up to hands and knees, rocks back and forth and face plants again. This process is repeated until he has reached his objective, which changes based on what falls into his line of sight. Also a factor is his head gets quite heavy and he occasionally has to stop for a rest. We bought him a fresh fruit feeder...which sounds like something you would hang outside for your bird but is actually a quite handy little thing. It has a plastic ring just big enough for him to hold onto and then attached is a little mesh bag you can put fruit in. We have been putting in frozen peaches because he's been teething. He makes the greatest faces when you first give him the bag, he doesn't like the mesh in his mouth, but after a second the peach thaws enough for him to realize there is something yummy inside the mesh and he starts suckin and gummin the thing to death! Needless to say its a big hit after he gets over the mesh.
He knows who he wants to hold him, he'll lean toward you or lift his hands up to you and he whines when things don't go as he's planned. Yes we're hopelessly wrapped around his pudgy little finger, but that's okay! One of these days I'm gonna convince my mom to show me how to put pictures on here....
Ok thats my update! Check back in three months.... =)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

4th of July weekend!

Wow what an eventful weekend!! Thursday Justin and AJ headed up to go play on the watercraft and set up a campsite... Mother Nature didn't much agree with their plans because they ended up just setting up camp in pouring rain!!! The married kids, minus me I had to work, spent Thursday night and Friday in the great outdoors and judging by Justin's sunburn, had a blast!!

I went into work on Friday only to leave early and head to the hospital! No worries kids, the baby is still cookin despite his apparent desire to be a 4th of July baby!! So my doc put me on bedrest, which we interpreted to mean I could totally go to the parade and watch the fireworks from my front porch! Haha the fireworks really were amazing tho!

So we're in limbo now with bedrest or no bedrest, I find out the verdict tomorrow!!! Cross your fingers kids cuz honestly I think I will go nuts if I can't go to work and be out and about!!

The family is doin well in Japan it sounds like they are having a blast from the short conversations we have with them on Facebook!

Well gotta scoot, I have messes to clean up from my niece!!

Melissa, Justin and TBA Christensen

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Another one

So I had a blog...and then I forgot the password and deleted my email...yay me. So here's the new one!! Big news in life includes me being PREGNANT!! Pictures to come soon... I gotta talk one of my siblings to take one of me so I'm not rockin the Myspace mirror pics...hott.

The bouncing baby BOY is due Sept. 4, 2009 and as cool as it would be to have a baby with 9/9/09 as the birthday... no way am I waiting 5 more days to meet him! I'm pretty sure he is a future MMA fighter with the way he kicks all the time...Justin says he's just excited to be alive lol.

In other news, the family is in the final(hahaha) stages of packing up the house for the big exodus to Japan. The movers come Monday and as it stands they might just turn around and say "No way Jose we ain't touchin that" lol. Really tho I'm sure it's been hard to get a whole houseful decluttered in the two weeks notice that my parents were given! 8 years of 12 peoples stuff...that's a lot of stuff!!

They ship out on the 22nd of June, stop in Oahu, Hawaii for a few days and then fly over to Japan!! I'm almost jealous of everything they get to do!! But I have my own adventures stateside.. ie MOTHERHOOD!!!

I'm so excited to meet this little guy! Justin is too, he usually says hi to my belly before saying hi to me! I'm so impatient I want it to be September already!

Ok I'm off to lunch with the fam, only a few more times I get to go with them!