Sunday, December 9, 2012

Day 3

Day 8

Had a nice family Christmas party at Aunt Tracy's house!

Day 7-Journey to Bethleham

Waiting for pictures

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Day 5

3d santa s workshop

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Days 2-4

We took a night time walk to see the lights around our house. We made dough ornaments. we made Rudolph's and stockings!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas wreath

I made a wreath this year out of ornaments!

First written word

Kk writes dad for the first time!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

More day 1

25 Days...Day 1

Outing together a foam gingerbread house weigh stickers, then off to see Santa!

Friday, November 23, 2012

5 months

My how the time flies...I keep thinking that I will set a regular day for blogging so that I keep up, but everyday brings something new. my little man is now five months old and doing beautifully! he is rolling over and putting things in his mouth. his favorite toys are the play mat that our friends the Vangilders loaned us and the Johnny jump up that Aunt Cece gave us. He coos and talks almost non stop and really is just a happy boy unless he is hungry or tired! when he talks it sounds like 'wiggle wiggle' which makes me laugh every time. He is still waking several times a night, twice to eat and many times to get his pacifier back in his mouth. It feels like we are in a perpetual state of tiredness these days as we wait for the newborn-ness to leave our little man. He is such an odd mixture of his actual age and adjusted age. he holds himself like a 5 month old and so most people who know babies guess his age correctly, although he is exactly 50% for his height and weight of a 3 month old. he is trying to sit on his own and so close!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


11 lbs 10 oz, 50% for both weight and height for his adjusted age of two months.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The inside scoop

well, I feel as if we are coming out of a fog. Logan seems to be trying to sleep longer, last night he slept for 5 hours and 7 minutes! This is a big deal for us. I can see the end in sight and its looking lovely. It's amazing how much lovelier your world looks with a little sleep under your belt. I have been struggling a bit with postnatal insomnia, but have been praying my way through! I feel like we will make it after all! on another note he is the smileiest baby in the world and loves tiling to anyone who will listen. Hs favorite thing is someone paying attention so that he can coo and laugh. He love watching his sister play and thinks she is the funniest person he knows. He is working on hand-eye coordination and getting pretty good. He can still roll over when he gets mad enough, but is not able to do it when he is calm. He is very strong and I imagine will be crawling and walking faster than KayLynn did. He is just under 11 pounds and wears it well. We love seeing his double chin and rolls on his thighs. Hs schedule is pretty consistent. He seems to have pretty set awake and sleep times during the days...I don't know if they are considered naps yet as they are most of the day, but he does have his morning awake time and afternoon awake time. Wen he is awake he is sweet and loving. He is really liking the bimbo chair and when we are around an exersaucer he loves them. KayLynn is growing more sweet and loving each day. She loves helping with her little brother is an quite the little momma. W try to make sure that she has plenty of time alone with each of us, which she seems to treasure (the time with daddy more so than mommy though!). She loves to play games on my iPad and sometimes forgets that it is mine! We have been watching my cousins kids and KayLynn is loving having someone to play with on a more consistent basis. As far as Max and I...we are just trying to keep up. life with two is exciting and ever feels like my world is never quiet and often chaotic. but I love it.

Monday, September 17, 2012

It's just so damn hard

I know that's harsh, but...well... I hate to write this kind of blog post, but I just can't write platitudes today, and I need to get it off my shoulders! I haven't written in a long time because this(homemaking/mothering/wifeing)is hard work. I am doing it and we are all making it, but even on good days i feel like I am treading water. I told Max last night that I just feel empty. Everyone needs me right now and I just don't have a lot more to give. I can feed bellya and wipe buns and I'm barely keeping up with the house, but that's all I've got right now. I have never been this consistently tired in my life. They call preemies perpetual newborns for a son is 2 months and 25 days old and still wakes every 2.5 hours at night. To top that off my daughter has started to wake at night. I think it's an attention thing(she did the same thing when I started working full time when she was little...she just needs the attention), but it's taking it out of me. I know that the Lord will never give me more than I can handle, but sometimes I don't actually believe it! I'm praying and hanging in there; but... if I don't seem very life-like when you talk to me, please forgive me and I will make it up later!

Watchin' the world go by

Fountain in Seattle

I love living vicariously through my daughter!