Wednesday, April 20, 2011
SOOOOooooo basically... well It's been a really long time, huh? Where to start?... I guess I'll look through the pics & show some favs!!! Here we go...
Well, we had a baby... (yes, another one)
Emma came to join us Feb 5Th 2011!
So Here is our first picture as our completed family. (Be nice... I JUST gave life to a human)But boy we are a good looking group! :)
Since then, well it's been crazy. But you know that good kind of crazy? You know where you can't find time to shower or pee for that matter?... well I do, and I know it all to well. Here's our updated "Christmas Card" to get you all caught up!
She is a very lucky girl, who has had a BIG year!!! She is now in Kindergarten!!!! She got to go to Hawaii with Daddy! She is also riding on 2 wheels, loves singing, does gymnastics 3 times a week, she is learning to read, she now has her own room OH & she just lost her 1st tooth!!! She is such a fantastic big sister, cousin, friend, daughter and example to her siblings!
Well she just turned 4!!!! WOWZA, i don't know why really, but this birthday was hard for me. Bitter sweet and yet SO exciting! She is such a unique little one. She has the most loving personality but can burn you with just a tiny little look... she has a fire inside of her that both stands up for what she knows is right and yet the kindest nature. She loves to ride her bike, go to preschool, attend gymnastics & everyday without fail... she wants to see her cousins! Any of them, all of them, she just wants them!!!
Will soon be 2, June 1st!!! (WHAT? yeah, I know my last post was his birth!!!! hahahah) You look at Mas and can see only kindness in his eyes, untainted purity. He loves his sisters more than anything in this world!!! All of them. He literally "takes roll" when he wakes up in the morning, after is nap.... ALL THE TIME!!! And if someone is not there, be prepared to answer when he asks!!! :) He loves to play! Balls & Cars... he's a boy! But lately, he LOVES bikes!!! We don't have one that fits him just yet (his baby bikes just won't do) so for now... He rides on 2 wheels, while I balance and pull him! :)
Well, she is fabulous. She is healthy, strong & tolerant... which might be her best quality, cause she is hugged/hounded, kissed/smothered ALL day long!!! She truly does kinda groan out of happiness when Mas sticks his head into her car seat though!!! She loves her siblings. She is a quiet baby, and truth be told... sometimes I forget she's in the room at all! :)
All in all, life doesn't stop. It just keeps going, whether I blog or not... but I will honestly TRY to be more diligent! :)
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
So we've been busy, to say the least! Mason is now 3 weeks old and a joyful baby. Ava is almost 4 and Ella is 2 years. For all those who have been asking I'm doing good too, althought Iam sleep deprived! It is so much harder to "sleep when they sleep" like you are told to do when you have a baby!!!! In fact it is impossible when you have 3 cause one of them is ALWAYS awake!!! Ava no longer naps, so even when Ella & Mason are sleeping, Ava needs her mommy and I've found that that is good 1 on 1 time for her & I! But we are hanging in there and things seem to get better each day. We're figuring out how to function as a family of 5 !
Mason is a great baby & loves his sisters. Though sometimes he gives a little cry, I think of it as a warning cry, when the girls are kinda "to much" for him... that's when I know to ask them to back away.
He loves to lay in the sun, which is good cause he's still a little jaundice. So early morning he bathes... in the sun that is, we open the blinds and lay him in the bright sun light and he is calm so long as the sun is on him. It is so cute, he just kicks it for like an hour. I know when the sun has moved, cause he fusses.
Cross your fingers for us, still no Colic!!! :) He really has only one fussy period during the day and it's from about 9 PM -11:30 PM. I think he'll be a night owl like his parents... Oh man!
Mason does however have a clogged tear duct in his left eye which then turned into an infection, so he saw the doctor Monday morning.
We were given drops and massage techniques to help open the tear duct. In just the last day I see a total difference in his eye infection.
The tear duct is more something that he will grow out of, so his eye is always watery, cause it can't drain. But he does seem less uncomfortable with his drops, I think that they soothe.
Ava is completely into playing outside. She loves it! Anything outside, walks, bike rides, swimming, sitting, anything outside.
So that is good, cause we have a large backyard that can keep her busy. She is not in school any more, and misses it. She asks often when she gets to go again, which is really cute and hopefully lasts for a long time cause I hated school! She is the greatest helper that I could ask for.
Not only does she put binkys in Mason's mouth when he fusses, she get diapers, wipes, onesies, outfits, blankets and toys for Mason, but since I had Mason she also help SO much with Ella. (We've actually had a little problem with it.) Ava will ask Ella to "take 2 more bites then you can get down" or"I'll read to you, Mommy's feeding Bubba" (Ella calls Mason Bubba cause she can't say brother) Ava helps so much that the other day, Roni was here, but we all the sudden heard Ella crying in her room... turns out Ava had put her down for a nap! Ella was NOT happy about that.
Ava also likes to put Ella's shoes on for her when we are leaving, and not to get to "detailed" but I even caught Ava wiping Ella! (I'm just thankful I caught that one, so I could explain that only Mommy does that(unfortunately!)) And not only is she helpful, but she is so loving! Her kisses for Mason have now turned into multiple at a time... and she doesn't back away in between kisses. She just gives him like 5-6 like I would all over his head!
I love when the girls hold their brother, cause they are so caring, and soft.
Ella is getting so big, she now enjoys reading books, trying to ride her bike (we're still teaching her), & holding her brother.
Ella has become SO attached to Brett since Mason came into the home. It is very cute. First thing when she wakes, she wants to know where Daddy is. She cries for her Daddy when she is hurt & always wants to help Daddy with everything. But I guess that's true with everything.
Ella is our helper. Today both her and Ava were carrying in one bag of groceries each. Ava gave up half way to the kitchen and dropped her bag. Ella picked it up! When I tried to help her with her now 2 bags... she said "No, I do." And they were not light when both carried together. Our little champ.
She also likes to make her own bed, at age 2. Brush her own teeth(which I insist on doing after too!), dressing herself and going potty alone too! Now she wants "acy" (privacy) cause we've been working on privacy with Ava.