Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Happy Easter!

So Easter has come and gone and while we don't do anything particularly fancy, I have a few pictures to share! It rained on Easter Sunday and the kids needed naps so the egg hunt in the yard on Sunday didn't happen this year.  We did go to an event a nearby church the day before so the kids did get to run around and pick up eggs with candy in them and they enjoyed that!  We also went to Nana and JJ's house Sunday afternoon where they had a hunt set up inside the house! The kids had a blast!
Here's a few pics of the kiddos in their Sunday best!

Wyatt was exhausted and ended up taking a very early nap so Maggie came outside for a photo shoot!  Here's my pretty girl in her dress that Abbie made for her birthday!


There's just something sweet about a little one picking flowers! So precious and innocent...I love this season of life!

So excited!

Inspecting the loot!

Hey J!

I love the looks on their faces! Wyatt's so excited and Grady's probably thinking that he's had enough love for one day!

I guess I was zoomed in too much, but this is still a great picture of the kids with Nana and JJ!

I love those sweet smiles!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Feb Fun and March Madness!

Here's a few pics from the little camera from February and March.
We had a series of beautiful days here and there in January and February and took advantage of one of them in February by going to a nearby school playground!

 Reading with Grandpa. I guess he needs a bigger lap!

I found a series of shots of the G-man just chillin' with Daddy!

Pajama fun! Maggie sort of outgrew her warm pajamas and I didn't want to buy anymore since the cold season was about over so I dug through Wy's clothes and found his Cars pajamas. Maggie loves them! She loves to be like "Bubba"!

We also celebrated Kev's birthday in March?

These kids love to try to blow out candles!
So it doesn't look like much, but we had a newborn during cold and flu season so going out a lot wasn't really something we did. It's been unseasonably cooler this spring so we still find ourselves staying home.  Plus, with 3 kids to wrangle, the camera doesn't find itself being used quite as often when we do get out and about! Next up is April and then we should be caught up before all the summer craziness comes!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Maggie's Birthday!

So the last post had pics from Maggie's party, but here's some from her actual day of birth celebration! We visited Daddy at work that day. The kids love to go see Daddy at work.  They get to be admired by all of his students and play with the fun toys in the gym!

 Daddy walked into the boys bathroom and this is what she did when I told her she had to wait outside! She did not like Daddy disappearing for a minute!
Time for more cake!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Maggie is Two!

On March 4, our sweet princess, Miss Maggie, turned 2! We celebrated for many days leading up to her day, on her day, and a few days afterwards too!  We probably won't make a habit of this, but it just sort of happened that way this year.
We had her 2 year check-up and she's doing great.  She's growing well and our doctor is not concerned about anything in particular at this time.

Here are her stats:

Height:  36 1/4 in. (95th %)
Weight:  39 lbs. (100th %)

She's our big girl and we love her so so much!
Here's a few pictures from her party:

She got a magnetic dress-up doll named Maggie! How cool is that!?
Thanks also goes to Nana for the butterfly bows for her pigtails!

I think Wy was just as happy about new princesses and a prince for Maggie's castle!

Thanks to Noni for winning a gift certificate to a bakery and giving it to us! Maggie loved her Minnie Mouse cake!

 Dear Maggie,
For two years you have rocked our world! You never cease to amaze and you constantly catch us off guard. Your smiles are a treasure that you don't share with everyone and we are thrilled when you share them with us! You love to eat...everything! You love your brothers and you love playing with them. You say and do everything Wyatt does. You are so smart and mischievous and you keep us on our toes!
We love you to the moon and back times infinity!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Well, Let's See!

Now that it's been 2 months since my last post, I guess I need to get back to it.  I would say that it's been the same old thing around here, but we've had a few milestones that I need to get to!
  • Maggie turned two!
  • Easter
  • Grady is three four (almost five) months!
  • I've picked up a new job (nothing major, but I'm excited about it)!
Those are just the highlights.  We've also seen some serious cuteness and heard many funny things from the mouths of our always growing youngsters!

One example and a picture before I get to work on catching up:

Driving home from church Wednesday night, I was on the phone with my mom.
Wyatt: Momma! Who are you talking to?
Me: Noni
Wyatt: What kind of Noni?
me (a little thrown off): the regular kind of Noni?
Wyatt: Oh

Love these kids!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

3 Kiddos

So I think Grady's been getting most of the attention on the blog so I wanted to share a little of the other loves as well.
These kids are hysterical and I wish I would write down the funny conversations we have with them when they happen, because I rarely can remember them.

My dad came over the other week and we went to lunch and the park. He got a kick out of Wyatt's response to me. This is a daily occurrence so I guess I've gotten used to it:
Me: love you Wyatt!
Wy: love you too Mom!
Me: aw, thank you honey!
Wy: you're welcome Mom!

Last week, Maggie got my phone, which is a regular happening.
Me: do you have my phone? Who are you calling?
Mags: Noni! (Then to the phone) Hewo Noni!
Me: say how are you
Mags: how you Noni? (Now talking to her Elmo) Say hewo Noni. (Now talking for Elmo) Hewo Noni!

On a beautiful Sunday, we took the kids to Steak N Shake, then to a nearby playground.  Once we got in the car to go home, Wyatt's fit took over as expected.  Usually he just cries, "I don't feel good. Momma needs to check on me!"  That's what he always says and we're not sure why.  Especially since he says it when I'm standing over him disciplining him.  This day, however, he actually did what we always ask by using his words.  He was telling us that he was upset because he didn't want to leave the playground.  We were elated and started praising him for this.  I told him I loved him and he told me he loved me.
I told him Daddy loved him and he said, "I don't love Daddy, I only love you Momma."
So Kevin says, "Well I love you regardless!"
Wyatt quickly responded, "I'm not Regardless."
We just busted out laughing.  He had no idea he was so funny!

I can't get enough of them!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Grady's 2 Months!

Grady is 2 months old now! It seems like he's been here for much longer than he has.  I guess he's been a part of our family for as long as we knew he was coming.  He's growing by leaps and bounds.  He's already much larger than his brother and sister were at this age.  We went to the doctor last Thursday.  I had an idea of how much he weighed since we had been to the doctor the week before to see if he had reflux and he does.  He's on medicine now and it seems to be helping a bit.  Some days are better than others.  So here are his current stats:

Height:  25 3/4 in. (100th %)
Weight:  18 lbs.  (100th %)
Head: 16 3/4 (100th %)

Neither of the others were in the 100th percentile in any category at this age!

At 2 months, Grady is wearing size 3 diapers and growing out of his 6 month clothes!  That's right, he will soon be moving up to the 6-9 month size in clothing...hopefully he can wait until I get that size back from my sister in a few weeks.  He is sleeping through the night ( I was told that 5 hours is considered sleeping through the night).  He sleeps 5-7 hours each night.  It's definitely a blessing to be able to sleep some during this early stage.  Maggie was sleeping through the night at 4 months so I'm hoping he'll follow suit and keep on gaining in this area!
Grady has begun to smile a lot!  He's really a happy baby, when he's been fed!  He's starting to talk a little here and there.  He's super sweet and I could hold him all the time, if I knew he wouldn't be spoiled by it!  He's already not fond of being by himself.  He prefers the noise and chaos that his big brother and sister make available to him all the time!
Grady looks more like his daddy than either of his siblings. He still has that strawberry hair, but he's all Kevin!  He sometimes looks like Wyatt when he sleeps, but he's awake more and more these days!

We continue to be completely enamored with our newest little one and we can't wait to see how he continues to grow!
I'll try to post some pictures soon!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Merry Christmas!

A little over a month ago, we had Christmas!  Life with a 2 week old at Christmas was pretty simple.  Being pregnant and then having a newborn made decorating for Christmas...not something I wanted to do.  However, I wouldn't have been able to live with myself if we didn't at least put up the tree for the kiddos, so we did! We even put ornaments on it...all four of the ones I ordered that arrived on Christmas Eve.  So our pre-lit tree with four ornaments (one for each kid and one with a picture of all of us) and our stockings were the only decorations we had for Christmas this year and it was perfect! I might consider sticking to that for the rest of my life...nah.  I do enjoy Christmas too much to do that forever!
We did the same thing we've done for the last few years, which I hope keeps up because I'm loving the tradition we're starting as a family.  We had brunch and gifts and time together with Kev's family on Christmas Eve, then Christmas Eve service at Kev's parents' church and his brother's family went to service with us again this year so that was extra special!  Then we had Christmas morning at our house and lunch and time with my family at my parents' house.  This year my sister's family was here on Christmas so that was great too.  I love my family, old and new and I treasure all the time we have together!
To say that Christmas Eve service was normal would be a total fairy tale!  We were quite the entertainment for the people around us.  First Maggie, then Wyatt, and then Maggie again.  The girl can't make up her mind between Mommy and Nana and so she kept going back and forth between us.  After a few times of this, I told her "no" and so she promptly threw her head against the wooden back of the pew. If the loud thud that echoed throughout the small, high ceiling sanctuary during a quiet moment during the service wasn't enough to get your attention, then I'm sure Maggie's blood-curdling scream, followed by her crying would have done it!  What's worse is that as everyone's turned around looking at me with concerned faces, it's all I can do to suppress my laughter! When the teens in the family behind us realized I was laughing, they started laughing and it was harder for me to keep it in.  Kev quickly grabbed her and took her out.  As soon as they got back, Wyatt did something (I'm not sure what) and he ended up having his own fit and someone took him out.  He came back and ended up asleep in Nana's lap since he hadn't taken a nap that day.  A little while later, Maggie wandered out of our pew (2nd from the back, thank goodness) and around the back to the other end where Nana and JJ were.  When she tried to start up towards the front, JJ caught her and she fell and so ensued another fit from her.  Yes, we were quite the picture-perfect family at Christmas Eve service!
Now for a few pictures from the holidays!
Wyatt making faces with cousin B

snuggles with Aunt K

opening gifts is serious business

I think he likes it!

Santa's sleeping on the job!

the best shot of my 3 loves in their Christmas outfits from Nana!

Merry Christmas from the sleeper!

enjoying their chairs until...

they found stuff inside!

Hey Wyatt--I think there's something on the tree for you!

he loved his pirate sword so much, he had to put on his hat to go with it!

pulling the wishbone with cousin E...it was too flimsy and wouldn't break

love Daddy

couldn't get a good shot of all of them, but I love my sweet Maggie's face

playing Ants in the Pants with Aunt A and cousin E
he's awake at last and he looks like Daddy!