Sunday, July 31, 2016

Miller Kate's Itsy Bitsy 2nd birthday party

Miller Kate LOVES to sing and dance and her favorite song is Itsy Bitsy Spider so I thought that would be a cute 2nd birthday theme.  It was a low key party with just family but it was perfect to celebrate our girl and I know she felt so loved!

A few pictures from the celebration!





































Love my girl so, so much!!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Collins || 1 month old

Collins,

You are 1 month old.  It has been such a great month soaking in all your itty bitty baby ness and getting adjusted to our new family of 6.  We are all so crazy about you and love you more than you will ever know.

You are growing like a weed.  Most of your newborn sleepers are getting snug so you'll be moving into 0-3 months soon.  You are wearing both newborn and 0-3 month clothes.  You are in size 1 diapers.  You weigh 9 lbs. and are 20 3/4 inches long.

You are a great eater.  You nurse every 3-4 hours.  You are just recently starting to stay awake for a bit after you eat.  You are a tad high maintenance and if you are awake you want to be held.  You mostly want to be held if you are asleep too.  You love to nap on your belly and you sleep swaddled at night.

You are slowly starting to take a paci.  I think you'll end up really liking it because sometimes it really seems to soothe you.  But once you are really good and asleep you spit it right out.  You also love to be worn in the wrap, which I also love.  And being outside seems to calm you too.  Fresh air does everyone good, right?

You tolerate all the chaos at home really well.  You can sleep through just about anything.  And don't seem to mind all the little hands all over you.  Or the thousand kisses you get everyday. 

You have been the most perfect little addition to our family.  It's hard to even remember what it was like before you were here.  I still look at you and think it was you all along in my belly.  That will never get less amazing to me.

We love you so much, Collins!

Here are some pictures of you at 1 month old:






Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Miller Kate turns 2

We had the best time celebrating our precious MK turning 2.  The boys were so excited to wake her up and surprise her with her balloons and sing happy birthday to her.  They are crazy about her even more so as she's gotten older and started developing her little personality.  It's so sweet to watch.





She is seriously the cutest thing ever!!


Her birthday party was that morning (more on that later).  And after that we headed home for lunch and naps because every one was worn out!  We ended the night with dinner and more cake, singing and celebrating with just our little family.

I hope these 4 always remember what a gift they have in each other.
It's still doesn't feel real that they are mine!


You never have to blow your candles out along in this family! :)

It's a little hard to believe our girl is already 2.  But, I'm forever grateful for every day with her and watching her grow and thrive is one of my greatest joys. 
Praying for many, many, many more birthdays to celebrate our darling daughter!