Monday, April 21, 2014

Christian is 4 1/2

Our sweet boy turned 4 1/2 on March 17th (I know I am a little behind.) :o) Sometimes I look at him and wonder where the past 2 years have gone (2 especially- maybe because that is when Lucas was born) --- when did he become so tall? So silly? So smart? Christian is really a great kid. 
  • Christian is so sweet to his younger brothers and is very affectionate. He looks out for them and makes sure their needs are met. (Sometimes translating Lucas-lingo.)
  • Christian is really enjoying preschool 2 mornings a week. He loves to learn! He has always been great at drawing, etc, but now is a master scissor-cutter. :o) He also enjoys writing his letters.
  • His favorite outdoor activities include riding his Strider bike, collecting rocks, sticks, and pine cones, making mud, and playing ball. 
  • His favorite indoor activities include writing, Legos (HUGE right now,) Nerf guns, etc.
  • His current favorite shows are Scooby Doo, The Incredibles, and Frozen which Nana and Papa introduced him to a month ago. (We all have the songs nearly memorized by now.)
  • Christian's favorite foods include sandwiches (turkey and cheese or peanut butter and jelly,) bananas, apples, yogurt, and....his drink (shocker I know!)
  • Christian loves visiting our families in South Denver...it's so nice only being 1 1/2+ hours away. He likes it when I count the number of days until our next visit on my fingers.
  • Christian has been asking many questions about God, Jesus, and faith. I love when the conversations come up naturally in our normal, everyday activities. He is very curious, and I love how he is forming his own faith.



We love eating lunch outdoors!


"Helping" frost Valentine cupcakes.


Sleeping with Lucas (They practically share a room now.)



Sunday, April 20, 2014

Noah is 6 Months



Half a year already! Two weeks before turning 6 months old, Noah cut his first tooth on the bottom left and his second tooth (on the bottom right) a week later! Understandably he had been a little grouchy, which is definitely abnormal for our happy and smiley baby boy. He is such a content baby, and we are thankful that he is so easygoing! With the addition of teeth, we decided it was finally time to start some solid food. So far he has only been munching on rice rusks, teething biscuits, brown rice cereal, bananas, and applesauce. He definitely seems to enjoy feeding himself versus the mushy texture of spoon-fed food. Time will tell what his favorite is, but we are taking solid foods slowly. Noah loves his big brothers and enjoys watching them (becoming more and more distracted during nursing time.) He especially loves Christian, since C interacts with him a bit more right now. Noah loves toys, reaching, grasping, and touching anything near him. He is starting to get around on the floor a bit more, lifting up on his arms and building strength for future crawling (yikes- not sure if I am quite ready for him to be mobile.) He also gives the best little hugs! Noah continues to be a good little sleeper, taking two naps, and generally sleeping through the night. He is wearing a few remaining 3-6 month, but mostly 6 month clothes. At Noah's well-baby check up this past Monday he weighed 15 lbs 4 oz putting him in the 10th percentile, and was 26.5 inches long putting him in the 52nd percentile for baby boys his age. Just a growing boy!









Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Daddy and His Boys

February:



I really love all these boys! It is a bit of a challenge trying to get a good photo though- poor Lucas always seems to blink. ;)

March:


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Deedee

We would be in a lot of trouble if we ever lost Lucas' stuffed doggie. This poor little pup goes with him everywhere and it is VERY loved. Lucas likes to feed his dog, change his diaper, sleep with him, and carries him everywhere. He even nurses him. :o) Since we don't have baby dolls in our house, or tons of role playing, it's fun to see this phase of make-believe with "Deedee."


Friday, March 14, 2014

Valentine's Day

I forgot that I had these gems on my camera from Valentine's Day. My mom, sister-in-law Kim, and her kiddos came up to Fort Collins for the morning/afternoon. The children played at Cool Beans Playhouse, then we ate lunch at Chick-fil-a (which was a mad house!) I think everyone was exhausted by mid-afternoon, but it was nice for them to drive up to spend time with us and for the 6 kids to play together.

Someday we will be able to get all 6 kids looking at the camera and smiling sweetly. ;o)






Monday, March 10, 2014

Noah is 5 Months

I'm not sure where the month went, but Noah is now 5 months old! Shortly after turning 4 months Noah began to roll over back to front and now he can roll front to back as well. He smiles with delight as if he is so proud of himself. :o) He also has become more fond of tummy time it seems and is scootching himself around a bit. He is really such a little sweetheart and is content most of the time. I love how cuddly he is and how he has begun to wrap his arm around the back of my shoulder while holding him, and nuzzles his head when sleepy. He is enjoying all his little toys, and will try to grasp everything that is in front of him. Noah also recently discovered his toes and they are usually in his mouth at every opportunity...sometimes when I greet him in the morning his footed jammies are soggy on the feet. :o) I have been trying to hold off on feeding him solids (as you can't really go back once you start,) but he has been watching us intently during meal times, opening his mouth, and following the food as it reaches our mouths. It may be time soon! Noah does not consistently sleep through the night so maybe starting some foods would help keep his belly full at night. Overall he is doing really well. Happy, content, and extra lovable!










Christian at 5 Months
Lucas at 5 Months

Monday, March 3, 2014