Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Summer is Here!

Before I start in about summer, I want to say a big THANK YOU to my sister (aka Auntie Kerri)!  She made Dylan an awesome tummy time bar.  We got the idea from Taylorbar, it is a device that helps keep kiddos that refuse tummy time on their tummies by keeping them from rolling over.  Now, I would have purchased a Taylorbar but at $85 it was a little steep so if figured how hard is it to make?  Well a few hours of sewing and $7 later we have the DylanBar -

Tummy time is something that we have always struggled with with Dylan.  He immediately flips over and now, for the past few months, has been back scooting - which don't get me wrong, we are very happy that he has found a way to be mobile but we still really need to encourage crawling and this might be the way.  He has done very well with it so far and is tolerating about 10 minutes at a time.  Dylan is very weak in his upper body and pretty much has no muscle tone in his chest and upper arms so it is very important for him to have as much tummy time as possible.  I will post a video later.

To switch gears - Summer is here and it is getting HOT!  So we have had a great time in Grandma and Grandpa's pool and of course the sprinklers and the puddle pool.  Luke and Dylan both love to splash and kick in the water and I think they really enjoy seeing how wet they can get me in the process.

This was how Dylan spent the afternoon in the pool - holding his feet and bobbing all around.

It couldn't be summer without bike riding.  What better time is there to learn to ride without training wheels than a warm summer evening?  FYI... Hailey learned in about five minutes!  Yeah, that's my little pro, I am one proud momma!


  1. You and your sister are so alike!! At first I was like "when did Kristy get a tattoo?", and then "oh, that's not Kristy!", haha!

    I love the Dylan bar, I hope he does awesome with it!! Denise fought tummy time too...

    I love all the pictures! Your blog looks awesome now with the pictures so big, you need to teach me how to do that :)

    I love Haley's style! Good job on the bike riding :)

    Oh, and Luke!! OMG, this baby is so big!!! I bet it is making you happy :))

  2. ok... its been WAY to long since I have seen all the babies! Miss you guys tons. Your family is beautiful!

  3. I agree with Mihaela - you and your sister do look a lot alike! The tummytime bar will be great for him I'm sure. It's interesting to me though that my Frank has no problem being on his tummy, even seems to enjoy it, and will push up with his arms too. But I can get him to sit, or to bear weight through his legs. Anyway, great pictures of the kids in the pool too!

  4. I thought that was you in the picture, too~ glad I was not the only one! lol. Your sister made a perfect replica of the Taylorbar. Kaylee won one in an auction, and I might just have to whip it out and start trying it with her. She HATES tummy time-- 2 seconds and she is over on her back. Great photos! Haley is a rock star-- we are still trying to teach Ryan how to ride, but he has little interest in it right now. Hopefully, he will pick up on it as quickly as she did. And Luke~ GORGEOUS!! And HUGE!!! The pictures are great, as always. Love the one of the three kids in the pool; that's my favorite. :-)

  5. Aren't sisters awesome?! Great photos! Adorable kids. I love the picture of Dylan holding his toes..too cute.


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