Wednesday, August 31, 2016

check ups

Check ups for 3 out of 4.
I think the 7 shots, 1 oral vaccination and 2 finger pricks took a couple years off my life ;)
but beyond thankful for healthy kiddos!!
Graham - 5 years
height: 44.25 inches
weight: 49 lbs.
Miller Kate - 2 years
height: 32.5 inches
weight: 25 lbs 13 oz
Collins - 2 months
height: 22 inches
weight: 10 lbs 13 oz
hc: 15 inches

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Collins {2 months}


You are officially 2 months old.  You are becoming more content but are still a touch high maintenance.  You just like to be close to mama.  I wear you at least once a day and you love to be snuggled up on my chest in the wrap.  I may wear you until I can't physically hold you. ;)

You nurse every 3-4 hours.  You weigh 11 lbs and are 22 inches long.  A good bit smaller than your brothers and sister were at 2 months.  A little peanut but healthy and we are so thankful.  You are wearing 3 months in clothes and size 1 in diapers, although we'll be moving into size 2 pretty soon.

You are starting to sleep so good.  I usually put you down between 9-10 and you'll go 6 hours (even 7 a few times) before you wake up to eat.  Amazing!! Then you eat and fall back asleep pretty quick.  But some nights I hold you for a while before laying you back down.  I'm exhausted but just can't help myself.

You usually stay awake for an hour or so after you eat then are ready to nap.  You nap best in my arms or on your belly.  You aren't crazy about the swing.  You are really starting to like your paci.  You LOVE your mama and give Daddy lots of smiles!  And your siblings are able to keep you entertained.  I imagine you look at them and think you are in a circus.  But they sure love you!!  You'll understand soon enough! ;)

You are flashing us more and more of your gummy smiles and there is nothing better!  You are starting to coo some too and it's precious.

We thank God for you every single day.  Such a honor to be your mommy!

Monday, August 29, 2016

some end of summer fun

We are slowly, but surely, checking off the last few things on our summer list.  Squeezing every last drop out of summer.  Some pictures of our water balloon fight and riding go-carts.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Graham's LEGO Party

Graham loves Lego's and decided he wanted to have a Lego party.  It was so fun to plan for and I had the best helpers with all the decorations.  He had the best time at his party with family and friends. 

We LOVED celebrating our Lego loving 5 year old!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Graham turns 5

Hard to believe my baby boy is 5!  5 seems like a turning point to me, like when they really become little boys and have basically lost all things baby.  Lucky for me, Graham promises to always be my baby! ;)

He was super excited about his birthday.  It just takes him a little bit to wake up!! ;)  He got woken up to the usual balloons and singing.

We headed to Chick fil A for lunch and to play.

And he chose Fox's pizza for dinner.  It was such a fun night.  Graham won something in the claw machine (his favorite) and Sawyer hit the jackpot on the ball drop (his favorite).  We played games, ate pizza and cake and opened presents.  Graham said he had the best time ever! 

This makes me so happy!  It still seems surreal that I have 4 kids.  Gosh, what a blessing.  They are so lucky to have each other.  We all are.  And I love that it feels like a party even when it's just us!  Ha!

Happy Birthday buddy!  We are so thankful for you and love you more than you can imagine!
Here's to many, many, many more birthdays celebrating you!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

July phone pictures

1. baby burrito 2. sweet sister kisses 3. no training wheels 4. snoozing 5. July 4th fun 6. messy cupcake face 7. doll baby 8. summer watermelon snack
9. being silly 10. 1 week old 11. milk coma 12. almost 2

1. angel sleeping 2. cutie 3. saw and mk 4. graham and mommy 5. gra and mk 6. precious 7. cutest little sister 8. first time in the wrap 9. with my girls on my birthday 10. family pic on my 33rd bday 11. birthday buddies 12. my mom

1. snoozing with daddy 2. snuggles with mommy 3. Jackson cousins 4. spaghetti night 5. bed buddies 6. little sidekick 7. precious 8. looking adorable
9. big helper 10. mommy's favorite 11. bookends 12. little tiny precious

1. poolside hangs 2. freckles 3. underwater 4. pool fun 5. pool fun 6. with my girl 7. more snoozing 8. sisters 9. awesome big brother 10. little butterball
11. the most precious profile 12. snaggletooth

1. sleepy smile 2. wearing my baby 3. Friday night summer fun 4. birthday girl 5. Celebrating sis 6. she's 2 7. blowing out her candles 8. cutie posing 
9. more snoozing 10. one month old 11. wide awake 12. hanging with Grandbob