Thursday, October 29, 2009

Six Months

Sawyer is 6 months old today! Wow...time really does fly. I can't even believe it. He is doing so well and we love him so much. He's had a couple 'firsts' at six months. His first real cold. Poor guy...he's hanging in there but I feel so bad for him with his runny, crusty little nose. Also, his first real cold day. We took a picture to capture the first 'cold day' outing.
Other things to blog about: We had our little sister get together in Vegas this past weekend. The drive went well, although Sawyer didn't love his new car seat as much as I'd hoped. We concluded he just doesn't like to be strapped in, no matter the seat. I guess we'll have to deal with it. We got up there Friday night and spent the evening highlighting and cutting my hair (thanks Kristie!). It's a little perk that I get every time I see her! Jake was coming down with a cold and by Saturday, he was not a happy camper. But, nevertheless, we paraded on in true Schindler fashion! Nathan stayed home to help his dad work on the backyard and we went to the forum shops at Caesar's palace and then to the Miracle Mile Mall. Yup, we basically spent the day shopping. It's what we do best! And we had fun....despite the cranky toddler and having to nurse Sawyer periodically in public restrooms (never a fun experience). That night we had planned on going out to dinner and then watching a movie, but dinner was vetoed by Jake and we settled for Chipotle, carry-out. I was ok with that, I love Chipotle. And then by the time we got the kids to bed, we were so wiped out we all fell asleep within the first minute of the movie. Ha! Maybe next time we'll leave the kids with daddy!

Sunday morning, Kristie and Sydney decided to hit the road, due to Jake's worsening cold, and temper :). We had planned on doing some family photos that afternoon but that didn't happen. We managed to squeeze some in the half hour before church but thanks to the wind, non-smiling kids, and lack of time we didn't come out with much. Once I get those organized I'll post a few.

So it was a semi-stressful trip...but totally worth it! I love any chance to get together with my sisters! We just wish mom could have joined us that day!

Jake and Sawyer love cruising in Kristie's double stroller together! I love this thing!

At the start of our shopping trip.
We took this picture for Nathan. He likes this movie. Or the preview, I should say. We haven't seen it yet.

As my mom put it, you can see why the urgency to go home.

The end of the day. Jake asleep with a blanket over his face, Sawyer struggling to get out of my arms. We survived.
I don't know what's more entertaining, Nathan's sound effects or Sawyer's laughing. Please ignore me looking like a grandma and trying to get food out of my teeth. I wasn't aware I was in the video and had just eaten something sticky.


Jerai Moulton said...

Yay for Sawyer being 6 months old! It's so crazy how fast the beginning goes! I also love him laughing! There really isn't anything better!

Kristie said...

good post jess, i need to do my vegas post too.. hilarious video! i miss that little sawyer boy!

Tracy and Odie said...

i love that first picture! that is so cute. when did he get so big???

Carissa said...

OMG! That is a really cute video. It made me actually laugh out loud! I love it!

Meghan and Tyler said...

Nate sounds like that one song..."Get down with the sickness" I am not even sure if that is the name of that song, but if you know what I am talking about awesome if not, ignore that comment. Sawyers laugh is so cute!! Happy 6 months Sawyer! He is getting so big. Isn't it fun watching them grow. Your trip seemed like so much fun, despite cranky children.

Sabine Schindler said...

Love your post, Jess. I wish I could have joined you on your shopping trip. Thanks for missing me! :o)
Sawyer has such a cute laugh. No wonder... Nathan's sound effects are very entertaining.

Ashley said...

Watching that video, Sawyer reminds me so much of Nathan! Glad you had a nice trip. Sisters trips are always the best. I remember nursing in the bathrooms at the mall too. Good times. I also love seeing sawyer in trenton clothes. it makes me so happy.

Jonathan and Andrea Forsyth...and Dallin too said...

love the laugh. mostly i just love sawyer.

by the way, there's nothing wrong with looking like a grandma. i would know. :)