Thursday, October 10, 2013
Every week, a different kid is chosen in Olivia's preschool class to be the "star student". Each student gets to bring in a special toy and tell the class about it! Today was Olivia's turn, and she was SO excited!
Ha! She doesn't look excited at all in this picture, but she really wasn't into me taking her picture at school. Today was pizza day at school so she gets to wear their class shirt to school. Those are Olivia's very favorite day of school!
Olivia decided to bring her pink teddy bear named Alyssa! She put her favorite necklace that Andrew sent her from Afghanistan around the teddy bear's neck. Her teacher said that she was so cute telling her classmates all about her Daddy who was in the "armies".
Owen had his 4 month well check this morning while Olivia was at school. I love that I get one on one time with this cutie.
This boy is 15 pounds and 4 ounces full of pure baby love.
He had a healthy check-up and had gained 2 pounds in the last month! All those late night feedings probably had something to do with it:) I had a great chat with our pediatrician, and we came up with a great plan to try to get Owen sleeping through the night. Hopefully in a couple weeks we will ALL be in a much better space.
I had to take a quick picture of him before we picked Olivia up from school today. I love this little face!
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
This sweet boy turned 4 months old on the 29th! He is growing and changing every single day. I forgot how quickly this stage goes. We are loving every minute with him...well maybe not as much when he is up in the middle of the night for the 10th time :) I am working on a 4 month update!
Our sweet girl got a big girl bed! I was worried when we came home how she would transition to sleeping all alone upstairs after sleeping in the same room with me for a whole year. Thankfully, she did great!
We ended up turning our guest bedroom into Owen's nursery, so we moved the queen size bed into Olivia's room, so we would have somewhere for guests to sleep! If you come visit, you get to stay in the pink room :)
Andrew also tackled the huge project of putting new floors in our entire downstairs! We still have one room to go till they are finished, but we are loving NO more carpet!!
I spy a sweet little baby in my living room :)
Owen's sleeping hasn't exactly been stellar for the last month, (a whole other post), so we decided to let him try rice cereal to see if it would help!
Right after Andrew took this picture, he burst into tears! I guess we will wait a while longer.
We also finally finished Owen's nursery! His bedding was backordered 5 months, so we were so excited when it finally came in!
He slept in there for the first time last night!
Having two babies has definitely rocked my world in a wonderful way. I love every second, but I definitely don't have the time to blog like I used to. I feel like every second is spoken for, and even then I have things on my list that need to get done the next day. With that being said, I wouldn't trade it for the world!
Sunday, September 8, 2013
I'm trying to get back into the blogging thing. The truth is, I'm enjoying every second with my family, and life with two kids is no joke! I find myself busy all day long, and when the kids are in bed I just want to spend time with Andrew! So for awhile, the blogging will probably be hit or miss, but I will try my best! I get very overwhelmed, because I take a TON of pictures. So here are a bunch of random pictures from our busy August :) And honestly, this doesn't really represent even close to everything we did!
Our sweet little family of 4!
My mom and two sisters came to visit for a girls weekend! We had the BEST TIME EVER. It is now a yearly tradition, and maybe next year we can convince Beth to come down and join us! I'm going to do a separate post about the whole weekend, because there is an excessive amount of pictures :)
My children absolutely adore their Aunt Sarah! We had the best time with both of my sisters.
We've taken a lot of pictures of these two sweeties.
Olivia still absolutely loves her sweet baby brother! She tells everyone it is her baby. When I picked her up from school this week, she announced to the whole class so proudly "That is MY baby. He is REAL".
We've spent a lot of time outside with Olivia pulling her around on her bike! Ha! My mom found this rope on her morning walk while she was here, and now Olivia loves us to pull her around on her bike for hours! Thanks Mom:)
We spent almost every single afternoon at the pool!
Every morning while I shower and get ready these two hang out in my bed. I usually have a couple moments of "I can't believe I have two babies and I love them so much".
We've spent lots of time with some of our favorite people!
We have so many wonderful friends in Houston, and we have spent lots of time with all of them! I am just terrible about taking pictures:)
But mostly our days are filled looking a lot like this. Daddy in his swim clothes since we just got home from the pool, Olivia already in her princess dress, playing in the living room.
My favorite place to be!
Playing in the rain!
I of course have taken lots of adorable pictures of this girl:)
We have even been able to squeeze in a couple of date nights thanks to Uncle Dan and visits from Aunt Sarah!
So that is an incredibly poorly written lame attempt at a look back at August. Hopefully I can keep up better from now on:)