Short and simple

Just thought I'd post some pictures from the past few days.
Ryan's mom bought Josh and Carter some matching outfits, and I thought it'd be a while before Carter would be able to wear them, because they're size 3 months, but as you can see, he fills them out quite well right now.We went to the beach yesterday for a YW/YM activity, and I put sunscreen on my face, but no where else....Ryan was the smart one and kept lathering himself, and Josh, up. When did I start to think my pasty-white skin tanned well?
We had the Yoshimuras and Carters over for dinner tonight. Out here friends are like family because no one has extended family members out here. Heh, that was an awkward sentence. Anyway, I talked everyone into play "Funny Bones" and took these pics. The game is from the 60's, but it's a lot of fun!

Busy bees

Well, life has been pretty crazy for us lately, hence the reason for no blog updates. (Actually it's Ryan's turn to blog, but the stuff to blog about stresses us out, so I think he's been avoiding it). I hate updating though, it's like when I go a few weeks without writing in my journal and I just skim the surface of what's actually gone on because I don't want to write forever and sorry, but this will be more of a skimming-the-surface kind of post.
First, the fun stuff. Carter is huge. He's basically a baby monster. At 5.5 weeks he was 12.5 lbs. Now that he's almost 6.5 weeks, he's probably 13.5 lbs. At least that's how it's gone so far: almost a pound gained each week. For reference, Josh was 11 lbs at two months.... He's got lots of rolls in lots of places, and I love it. I definitely don't have to worry about him eating enough. So far I feel like the adjustment to two kids has gone well. I'm able to accomplish some small things during the day, and I can get all of us out of the door to the park most days, and sometimes we have a dinner on the table. Heh, see, I'm adjusting! :) Carter's really an easy baby, very calm and sleepy, just how I like 'em.
Josh is growing up so fast. The other day I was talking with my friends Katie and Susie about the first visit the older siblings make to the hospital. When Josh came to visit, the first thought I had was how old he seemed, and the second thought I had was how much he smelled....and when I changed his diaper, I felt like I was changing a little man's diaper. I couldn't believe he wasn't potty trained! He's such a good big brother though. He's really funny too. It's funny to hear what he picks up from us parents. He tells us, "Good job!" for everything. Tonight I was cutting cheese, and he said, "Good job cutting cheese mom!". I was nursing Carter, and Carter was grabbing my shirt, and Josh told him, "No pulling, Carter! It hurts mommy!"So, now the stressful stuff...I'll make it quick. Ry's nearing the end of the semester, which means lots of long days and lots of studying. We're also looking for a new apartment because of a "suspicious" rubbing alcohol smell that comes and goes. It comes into Josh's room, usually in the middle of the night, and we're pretty sure it comes from the neighbors. (Hmmm, illegal activity maybe?) After a visit from the plumber, the air conditioner guy, the gas guy, and the Health Dept. lady, we decided it was just best to move. Our decision to move was further supported when the sewer backed up into our kitchen/living room and the landlord simply had someone wipe it dry, meaning I was on my hands and knees in the muck with ammonia, trying to sanitize. We're having a hard time finding a place that fits all of our wants (location, price, washer and dryer) which makes life difficult, but mostly for Ryan who's trying to fit in parenting, schooling and house hunting into his schedule. Even with all the stresses of life, though, we've got a lot to be thankful for, starting with those chubby cheeks....