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Around the House

Having two kids doesn’t leave much time for blogging. We’ve been chasing after a certain rambunctious three-year-old while feeding/burping/changing his little brother. How do people with three and four kids do it?
Avery is enjoying the good weather. He loves to play in the backyard and has been going on lots of bike rides with Daddy. He also keeps busy inside when it’s raining, and shows an interest in painting and ballet (much to Mommy’s delight).
Kieron is two months old now. He still sleeps a lot and enjoys eating. He’s a sturdy little baby. He’s started to smile at us and loves having ‘conversations’ by cooing back and forth. He’s very active and likes to keep his arms free and kick his legs a lot.
Avery loves tee-ball, and has a pretty solid swing

Sometimes he’s a little lazy though

What should I paint?

Do you like my tutu?

It’s red, like a fire engine

Avery wanted to recreate the movie “Up” here

Riding bikes with Daddy.

Conked out

Replicating an old picture of Avery

The view from Kieron’s crib

A picture of our baby in front of a picture of our baby

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Big Brother Avery

Avery continues to grow into an adorable little boy. When Lindsey and I came home from the hospital with Kieron we both noticed that Avery seemed a little more grown up. And in the past few weeks it’s become even more apparent. He’s grown physically, becoming very sturdy and tall. He is getting good at kicking a soccer ball and hitting a baseball off a plastic tee-ball set. He’s also expanding his vocabulary and conversation skills and is great fun to talk with. There is something very endearing about a three-year-olds’ way with words.

Hiking Tiger Mountain

Posing with “The Alligator” log

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Kieron: first three weeks

Kieron is just over three weeks old and we’re settling into a routine with two children. So far he’s quite the sleepy-head, has a great appetite, and loves to cuddle and be held. After a night home from the hospital we realized Kieron needed a pacifier (Avery spit them out), and since then life has been a little better. In the night we’re getting three and sometimes four hour stretches between feedings. This week Kieron started smiling a little bit. We’ll try to get some pictures to post soon.
We’re so proud of Avery and the way he’s responded to Kieron. He’s a proud big brother and is never short on hugs and kisses for his little bro. He asks questions like “is Kieron hungry,” “does Kieron like giraffes,” and “can Kieron play trains with me?” It’s pretty cute.
We’ve managed to get out quite a bit with the boys. We’ve been to Zeeks Pizza once, and Chantanee for Thai food twice. We also took them to the top of the Space Needle, made a road trip to Mt. Vernon for a birthday party, and went shopping at the Nordstrom half-yearly sale.
P.S. We posted a bunch of earlier blog posts starting with Avery’s birthday. Scroll down to see them.

He’s very strong, almost looks like he’s ready to crawl 😉

Hey good lookin’

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Kieron Scott King

Lindsey had a c-section scheduled for Friday, May 7th, but at 6:00 a.m. on Cinco de Mayo, contractions started. We went to our morning o.b. appointment where we were sent on to the hospital. By 12:13 p.m., we were parents to another beautiful boy, Kieron Scott King. He was 8 lbs, 4 oz and 20 in long.
Avery was thrilled to meet his little brother that evening. He burst into the room exclaiming, “hi Kieron, I’m your big brother!” We know the novelty will wear off, but for now it’s pretty sweet to watch them together. We’ve been home from the hospital since Friday and are slowly acclimating to life with a newborn and a preschooler.

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Last Bump Shot

The baby is due in ten days. Here are a couple shots of an almost full-term Mommy and beaming big brother to-be.

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