Well Kyan is two and a half weeks old now! He is doing very well despite having been circumcised last Thursday. Jan Allred came with me since I am not supposed to carry Kyan in his car seat for the six weeks and she stayed in the waiting room while they did it but I went outside so I wouldn’t have to listen to him cry. Vance showed up as well since he and Dwight had to pick up some parts in town so we went for a walk around the block with Melia. When we came back Jan said he had done really well and hadn’t cried much at all but I am still glad I went outside. It hasn’t seemed to bother him too much which has been great but it still looks sore and I feel mean every time I change his diaper – poor kid! Today is Easter Sunday but it seems strange since my family all came down on Friday and we already did our Easter fun. The kids had a great time painting eggs and actually did all 24 that we had boiled so we had to boil another dozen for the older kids (the adults) to decorate later while the kids watched Nemo. It’s funny because the twins are scared of my brother Tyler because he is rather sarcastic and proclaims he doesn’t like kids at all. But he and Melia are still good friends. He sat beside her while she painted her eggs and dipped and passed her a paintbrush so she could have some paint. Sydney painted all pink eggs and Clark did mostly blue but did allow one green. We then sent the men to the park to hide the plastic eggs filled with candy! A couple minutes later we followed with the kids and their Easter baskets. They had a great time finding the eggs all over the park and when they realized there was treats inside the eggs the game was just that much better. Then we let the kids play at the park for a while which pretty much involved Melia and Clark alternating throwing tantrums over whose turn it was in the swing, sigh. Hopefully whatever phase Melia is in now doesn’t last long.
She is having a hard time with the competition for my attention with Kyan I think and as a result has been more rotten that usual. She is very into pushing people right now and enjoys giving any children or adults a shove to see what kind of a response she can get. Poor Kimberly Clark who is about 10/11 months I think is getting the brunt of it quite often because she is smaller and less likely to push back. She did spend the whole time the twins were here pushing them too though so she isn’t really biased. She also does it a great deal in nursery – very friendly. The other day though when Vance was giving Kyan a bath Melia was very annoyed and quite insistent that it was her turn throughout the bath so much so that I had to drag her out of the bathroom repeatedly. Then when Kyan was done as Vance passed him to me Melia climbed right in the tub fully clothed and repeated again – MY TURN. SO Vance added some more water and took her clothes off and let her have a bath because clearly it was her turn.
The other day at playgroup Stephanie made a comment about our group of women having kids just as fast as we could which made me laugh because I think thus far at any one time there has always been at least one of us pregnant. There may be a break after Kathy though unless Joanne wins and has another baby or Amy goes for 18 months between Charlie and another. We shall see!!
American Buttercream by Bridget
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