Thursday, June 30, 2016

Lately: First Six Months of 2016

2016 has been surprisingly busy, on top of our normal family life we have also stayed busy with our church callings, raising a toddler, yard work, small trips and vacations, and my second pregnancy. I have blogged about a few of these events, but here is a photo dump of life with the Deweys in the first half of 2016.

Home Improvement - Yard

The one downfall of buying a brand new home, it doesn't have a yard. We decided to wait because of other expenses when we moved in (buying appliances and furniture), so this Spring we got to work on our yard. It took a lot of continuous work keeping the garden of constant weeds under control. We originally planned on having JT do the sprinklers himself, to save a lot of money, but we had to keep putting it off because of work and church commitments, so we ended up paying a landscaping company to do the sprinklers and sod. We are so happy to finally have a yard! Our next step is to add some concrete and landscape the flowerbeds.

Mommy & Me Swim Lessons - Year Two

Swim Lessons didn't go as great as anticipated this year, Jonas loves playing in the bath or even shallow water but he gets really anxious about practicing anything in deep water while I'm holding him. By the last couple days he got more comfortable and loved doing a few of our swim practices,  so I guess I'll have to keep practicing this summer! 

Jonas wasn't the biggest fan of the lessons, but he loved that his friend Payson took the class with us. If we weren't by Payson in the pool he would make me bring him closer, haha.


Toddlers are complex, so here are a few funny things Jonas does from the first six months of 2016:

{Getting dressed, always a helper}

{Hiding under the slide at the park, we got rained out!}

{Tool obsessed}

{Cleaning OBSESSED, such a "helper"}

{Park lover, especially swings and slides}

{Slow attempts to start potty training}

{Jonas will be such a great big brother, he loves taking care of his stuffed animals, tucking them in, changing diapers, dressing, etc.}

{Usually the toddler rail works GREAT, but rarely we will find this in the morning}

 {Jonas loves drawing, this includes drawing on himself, walls, and furniture}

{Carousel OBSESSED; doesn't matter how many times we go, every time we leave with a crying toddler and bribing him with candy}

{Always a cuddler. Doesn't matter that I am nearing the end of my second trimester, Jonas loves to cuddle with me and "friend"}

2016 has been a great year so far, and we are excited for the next six months because we are under 100 days until our due date for baby girl!

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