Tuesday, June 28, 2011

My Three Blessings

More photos by Candice -

David - 6 Weeks Old

While Candice was here she took some photos of David. Aren't they wonderful? Seriously, she could be a professional photographer. I love these of our sweet boy!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

More Friends Visit!

This week my dear friend Candice came to visit with her girls, Maddie & Audrey. We loved having them here. It was a bit crazy - I can't imagine why! Just 5 kids, age 4 & under in 1 house :) But it was fun to make memories & I love that our kids will know each other as they grow up, considering Candice & I met the 1st day of Kindergarten & many of my childhood memories include her. One evening C & I snuck away to get frozen yogurt & go grocery shopping. We agreed that the next time we get together it will be a girl weekend without kids :)

Love My Girl!

The other day I put David on the floor to kick around. I went into the kitchen to get a drink & I heard Kate say, "Diaper. Diaper for David." I quietly watched her & it was amazing - she's a little Mommy already. She sat down in front of him & got a diaper & the wipes. Then she unsnapped his onesie & was about to pull the tabs on his diaper when I stepped in :) It was so cute!

Visit from Friends!

2 weeks ago my dear friend Carrie and her kids Luke & Claire came to visit us & meet David. We had such a great time. The kids played together really well too! I'm so thankful our kids are making memories together. Thanks Carrie for ALL your help & being such a blessing to me :)

Super Heros!
Watching Cars!

Sleepy Boy

I loved when I saw that Michael had given David his beloved Bear to sleep with. What a sweet big brother.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Funny Michael

*Last night Michael brought Bear & our small Boppy into the living room & said, "I'm going to feed Bear like you feed David, Mommy." He sat down with the Boppy (Photo in below post), lifted up his shirt & put Bear on his tummy. Then he lifted up Bear & made him cry, "Waa, Waa, Waa." Then he said, "Be quiet Bear, you need to eat!" & then he hit Bear on the head. He continued to feed Bear & Andy walked into the living room & told Michael it was time to get his teeth brushed. M said, "In a second, I'm feeding Bear." Andy said, "Bear's full. He needs to burp." He took Bear from M & pretended to burp him & then made a pretend burping sound. It was SO funny! Who needs TV when we have this kind of entertainment??
*The other night after dinner I gave M his vitamins. He sat them on the kitchen table & Andy came into the kitchen & asked Michael why his vitamins were on the table. Michael very matter-of-factly said, "Well, my penis flipped out of my underwear and I had to put it back." Wow. Kids have no filter. They just tell it like it is :)
*Michael was pushing the grocery cart & making a really loud noise. Andy asked him what he was doing & Michael said, "Well, that's my machine noise. It's kinda different...I'm pretending."
*We were driving on the highway & a motorcycle passed us. Michael said, "Look Mommy! He's wearing a helmet! He made a good decision!"
Love our funny, sweet 4 year old! He is really keeping us on our toes & keeping us laughing these days - and sometimes I want to pull my hair out :) But we love him so.

David is 1 Month Old! 6-11-11

David is doing great! He is giving us more & more eye contact each day. He smiled at me on Saturday for the first time - and then again yesterday he gave Andy & me both a big smile. So much fun!

Sweet Girl

Kate is just a funny, funny girl. She is our little entertainer. Above photo - She is sticking out her tongue, waiting for more pineapple.
Some funny things she's been saying - "I pretty Mommy." "I cute Mommy." "I funny Mommy." And then she laughs & laughs :) She LOVES to sing & sings all the time - Andy made up a really cute song about washing your body when he gives them a bath, so she sings that a lot - "Wash your body, wash wash your body." She also loves to say, "ABC, sing with me! A, B, C...and then she trails off & gets some of the letters correct - different ones at different times :) She also loves Old McDonald & helping with the animal sounds. She says, "E, I, E, I, EEEEE."
She is becoming quite the little mommy - her favorite toys right now are diapers & wipes. She puts diapers on all her favorite dolls & stuffed animals. She loves to get me a diaper & wipes for David - "Here Mommy, Here. A diaper for David." She also has become quite the expert at giving David his pacifier. Her favorite food at breakfast is Cheerios. She gets so excited when she sees me pouring them in her bowl - "Yay! Cheerios!"
She is a DELIGHT & we are so thankful for her! We can't believe she will be 2 in 2 weeks!

A Visit from Aunt Margaret

Aunt Margaret came to visit last weekend & we had so much fun! She was a huge help to Mommy too! We love you Aunt Margaret! Thanks for coming to visit us!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Too Funny ;)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Little Mommy

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

"Mother's Day" Pics

On Mother's Day I was 3 days away from delivering David & was very uncomfortable, so I didn't get a photo with my kiddos. But getting a photo of me with all three proved to be difficult...Kate wanted nothing to do with us :)

Brother Sister Pics

I had great plans of getting a cute picture of all 3 in their brother, sister shirts.
Let's just say this was not the easiest task :)
David's poor head :(
Again, David's head :( And we have no idea what Kate was upset about.
I guess we have some teaching to do about supporting a baby's head :)
This is the best we could do - not bad :)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sweet Baby

David has been sleeping most of the time but in the last few days he has been awake a little more. He is such a blessing and we love him so much already. He has fit right into the family. Several things we are specifically thankful for - he didn't have any jaundice (M & K both did); he is taking a pacifier (M & K both didn't), he is sleeping well in his car seat (K never has). He is eating and sleeping great - Andy gives him a bottle around 10:30 & he is already doing only one night feeding around 3am and then sleeps until around 7am. So I have been feeling somewhat rested :) At David's 2 week appt. he weighed 7lbs, 6oz (20%) and was 20in long (20%). David has also already been in a tornado shelter - Fortunately it didn't phase him & he slept straight through the whole ordeal! What an eventful 3 1/2 weeks!

Friday, June 3, 2011

We Love Mommom!

We LOVED Mommom being here! We got spoiled getting to see her so much in April & May! She was a HUGE help to Mommy & helped take care of us too! We can't wait to see you again Mommom! We love you!

David's First Bath

David seemed to like his first bath. He didn't cry at all.
So relaxed afterwards

Selling Our House!

Last Saturday we put our house on the market. Crazy, I know. I am sure I will look back and wonder how I managed it all with 3 young kids (1 being 3 weeks old!!) But we feel the time is right, so we are going for it. Click on the link to see a fabulous slide show presentation that our realtor put together!