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Tooth Fairy

The tooth fairy has been busy lately. And we should know, she’s been at our house a lot lately. On this particular night pictured below, Avery pulled out not one, but two of his molars!IMG_0599

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For a few nights Avery worked on extracting Kieron’s very stubborn two front teeth. We were impressed at both how cooperative and trusting Kieron was, and how serious Avery was.
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Eventually Kieron’s stragglers, which had been hanging on for dear life, making him resemble an alpaca with snaggle teeth, FINALLY kicked the bucket. He lost his first front tooth one night, and the other the next. We were all relieved when they finally went. IMG_0758 IMG_0759

Ultimately Daddy wiggled them loose with a little iPhone distractionIMG_0763

Happy boy can bite again without wincing!IMG_0765

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Newborn Photo Shoots

The newborn days are magical and they go by so fast. We try to remember to lots of pictures. Here are some of our favorite more staged photos we’ve taken.

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I found this cute idea on Pinterest
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Then I decided if she gets to dress up in a tutu, why shouldn’t her brothers get to dress up too? They loved it!
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Hospital Photo Shoot

A photographer came to the hospital and took some newborn photos of Layla. Not that we’re biased, but we think they turned out super cute!

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April

Here’s some more of what we were up to in April.

Kieron and Silas hiking Boulder Garden Loop with Daddy
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Kieron got a new pair of glasses – sports goggles. They are perfect for our rough and tumble little boy, and the transition lenses are awesome for summer!IMG_9114

Avery still loves parkour. Look at his muscles working here!
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Completing an obstacle course. Avery always leaves class sweaty and red-faced.
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Silas and his pal, Buddha
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I went to Utah with Jonathan for his +1 dinner for work. It was fun getting to see where he goes while he’s there and meeting some of the people he works with. We spent a day in Salt Lake City, and here we are at Park City the following day.
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Avery and Kieron did a track camp over spring break. Their favorite events were the non-running ones. 🙂 Here’s Kieron throwing the javelin.
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Kieron doing the long jumpIMG_9178

Avery throwing the javelin
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Picnic in the backyard
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Kieron in his Kindergarten Opera, The Three Nanny Goats Gruff. IMG_9381

He was on cloud nine after the performance. I wasn’t expecting it from him, but the stage seemed to invigorate him!IMG_9383

Waiting for lunch at Zeek’s Pizza.IMG_9386

Silas has been on a sneaky streak lately. Here he is after giving himself a bang trim. On this particular afternoon he also snuck some treats from the pantry and stamped our return address in several spots on the family room wall.
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His “after” shot
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The boys performing a duet together before swimming lessons
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Big News

Jonathan and I had been thinking and talking about it for a while, and decided this summer that we wanted to have another baby. In the fall we found out we were indeed expecting! Things have changed a lot even since Silas was born, and they now offer a DNA blood test around 10 weeks of pregnancy. The test screens for a number of genetic disorders, and also gender.

In early December we decided to share the exciting news, beginning with the boys. We told them a week or two prior that a little brother or sister was on it’s way, we were having a special test done, and would know soon which it would be. We got the phone call on a Monday around lunchtime. Test results were all normal, and “it” was a “she!” There was some hugging and a happy dance, followed by “we have to tell the boys today! There’s no way we can keep this a secret!” Thanks to Pinterest, I knew just how I wanted to reveal the gender to big brothers. Silas and I hopped in the car to purchase a large box and some balloons. I kept him distracted at the party store and threw him off by ordering balloons in both colors. Once we got home, Silas helped me decorate the box, and we talked about what he thought was inside. I asked whether he thought he was getting a little brother or sister, and he said “I just want a baby!” We barely finished decorating and packing the car when the bus arrived with Avery and Kieron. It was 4pm and we had roughly 25 minutes until sunset. Jonathan and I loaded the boys in the car and headed for this bridge, which we thought would make a cool backdrop for pictures. The boys could hardly wait to find out what color was inside the box – both Avery and Kieron were hoping for pink. 🙂

As the sun set somewhere over the mountains, the boys opened up the box and pink balloons slowly floated up!
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On route to the bridge to surprise the boys
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Earlier in the day Silas helped me shop for supplies at the local party store
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