Friday, June 25, 2010

My little man

Von turned 18 months a few weeks ago. How time flies. He is still so sweet, but is starting to show a little attitude when he does not get his way. He is OBSESSED with Dora. The first thing he says when we get him from his crib in the morning is d-d-d-d-d-Dora? I took him for his well baby and no surprise he is still huge. He is 30 lbs and 34 inches, putting him in the 90th percentile for height and weight. His doctor told me we should enroll him in baby wrestling because he is so strong. It takes the strength of both the doctor and I to hold him down to get his check up.
His head looks giant here. It is really all of his hair. He has a ton of hair. And because it is so hard to cut it (he is not a fan of the scissors or clippers) I have decided to let it grow. Hopefully the puffiness will settle down soon.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Last day of school

Last Wednesday was Addi's last day of school for the year. It has been a great year for her. She has loved everything about her school and has made so many new friends. We are glad that she will have another year there next year. Her class had a little program and lunch for the parents. Addi got an award for being "Most Friendly." She makes friends so easily and as her teacher said will talk to anyone.
Addi and Miss Lauri
At the beginning of the year Addi wasn't able to make it across one monkey bar. All year she has worked on it and gradually got farther and farther. A few weeks before school was out, she proudly showed me that she could make it all the way across. It almost brought me to tears seeing her accomplish something she had worked so hard for.
Making it to the end. Next up, Bubba. I love that Bubba wants to be just like his sister. Wanting to try everything she tries. He just wants to be big so bad! He follows her around like he is her equal. Luckily, the love is mutual.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Exciting things have been happening in the Clawson house this year. One of which is Ian started a new job last week that we are really excited about. So before he became tied down for who knows how long, we took a trip to San Diego and had some family time. We hit up Legoland on Thursday with Dan and Luke and then stayed the hotel adjacent to it. This is Addi panning for gold.
Von and Addi at the hotel pool.

After a full day at Legoland and swimming. So tired.
They finished off the night with a little Dora. Von is obsessed with Dora lately. Every morning when we go in his room to get him, the first thing he says is, "Dora?"
Ian left San Diego on Friday and went up to the cabin or a guys weekend and I stayed in San Diego with Jaime and the kids. We went to Legoland again on Saturday, this time hitting up the new water park there. It was awesome. The kids loved it. There was an area perfect for them with slides and a lazy river and the water was only a couple of feet deep, so even Von could walk around in it on his own.
They have life jackets there for the kids. They don't look comfortable, but it kept his head out of the water when he would fall.
And then we hit up a few rides. I drove home on Saturday, the kids were asleep before we even made it to the car.

Hawaiian Day

At Addi's school they had barefoot Hawaiian Day. Of course we have an arsenal of Hawaiian dress of clothes, so Addi was decked out. I thought all of the girls would be coming to school in grass skirts. I was so wrong. She almost looked a little out of place. So cute, however, and she loved it.
Addi doing her best hula.