10/30/14

Sam is 2 Months!



My sweet boy you are 2 months!  You are a joy.  You still love to sleep a lot but are moving towards the every 3 hour-eat, wake, cycle.  You normally go to bed around 8:30 and sleep til sometime between 3:30 & 5:30am, nurse and right back to sleep.  You love ceiling fans, taking a bath, & a fresh diaper.  When we are out of the house you are normally in the Ergo and you can't stay awake in it.  You aren't a super big fan of your paci yet.  You hate dirty diapers too.  You nurse every 3 hours during the day, you wear 3-6 month clothes, weigh about 12.5 pounds, & wear a size 1 diaper.  You are just so sweet and I'm so thankful for another little boy.

10/26/14

Fall Saturday Fun

Saturday was a full fun day.  
I went to a quick morning of yard sales.  I had great luck for Sam.  I spent $18 for 13 items of clothing, most were Ralph Lauren Polo.  I got Grace a brand new dvd for $0.25, it will be a stocking stuffer.

Next, Reid had a soccer game then there was a fall festival.

The kids played on the bounce & got to ride a horse.





When we left there we took the kids home to eat & change into their costumes and we went to a huge fall festival at a nearby church.  I asked Reid what he wanted to be this year and he said a red superhero.  My friend was selling a brand new Superman costume and I borrowed Sam's Batman one.  It even had a tiny cape. :)  I made Grace's with about $5 worth of supplies.  I think they all 3 look pretty adorable!!

After we brought the kids home for a much needed nap & bath.  Then we ended the evening at my parents with a joint birthday dinner for my sister & I.

10/24/14

Pumpkin Patch

Today we had planned our annual trip to the pumpkin patch & on a perfect day since my friend gave me tickets last night.

First we stopped for a yummy Coleman's breakfast.



Then to the farm for the pig races.

Sam loves this carrier.  He slept all day.

Next up a quick train ride.

Then off to feed the animals which is always Reid's favorite part.


And a tractor ride out to the pumpkin patch to pick out our pumpkins.  We also ran in to a pastor friend of Job's and his family so it was nice to take break and chat with them over a cold bottled coke!

And a look back-this was 2011.

2012

2013 (Job couldn't make it because of work.)

We are rapidly adding kids in these pics! I can't wait to see it in a few more years. :)

Week Recap

I'm posting a little early this week because we have a busy weekend & I'm gonna post that separate.

Sunday we went to church, took naps, & stayed in the rest of the day.

I had 2 sweet babies fall asleep on me that night.

And Sam snuggled in bed.  My babies love to be swaddled.

Monday I worked on Grace's Halloween costume & switching Reid's winter clothes out.

Tuesday we played then while the big kids napped Sam & I went to Aldi & Kroger.  Reid had soccer practice that night.

Wednesday I had my post-partum check up, Bible study, & flu shot.  That night Sam & I went to my ladies book study.  Reid, Grace, & Job ordered pizza, played baseball, and watched Sleeping Beauty.

Thursday Hillary & Bo spent most the day with us & our new bed got delivered!!!  Sweet Sam on the couch.

When Job got home I had supper ready then we ran to Target for new sheets. 

We are off for a day of fall family fun!

10/19/14

Reid & Grace's Birthday Party

Yesterday we had a joint party for Reid & Grace!  I loved having their party together and they did too.  Since they love playing in bounce houses so much we went with that theme and rented one from our neighbor.
I tried to go simple this year with food because I knew the kids just want to play.  I found the invite on Etsy & my very talented friend Angelyn made the cake.  

We served sausage biscuits, yogurt, & bananas along with cake & ice cream.  



We were surrounded with our family and best friends who love our kids.  The weather was perfection and they had the best time!!

The sweet babies of the party: Keller, Bo, Sam, & Arlie.



Reid told Job "I love you.  Thank you for my party dad."  Sweet boy.

Their gifts:

It was a perfect day.  The Lord is good.

Week Recap

Sunday we went to church & home for the rest of the day.

Monday & Tuesday we were around the house doing our usual playing & cleaning.

Early morning snuggles....

Superman watching a movie.




Wednesday we got some house projects done, siding repaired, etc.  My favorite thing we did was install these!  We had one on one wall but added 2 more.  I love having all this stuff off the garage floor.  It's made by Rubbermaid & super affordable.


Thursday we were at home until evening. We ran errands & then Reid had a make-up soccer game.  Aunt Brooke & her girls came to watch.  Reid scored a goal!  

Little sis cheered him on.

And sweet Sam loves to smile these days.

Friday we ran lots of errands & I finished cleaning for the party.

Saturday we had the kids joint birthday party.  (see separate post)  After we all rode with Job to an open house he needed to stop by then we made a Goodwill run.  I found several cute things.  We headed home & wrapped up our evening.

10/14/14

Sam is Smiling & Sleeping!

Sam started smiling at me a few nights ago & he has slept through the night for the past 2 nights!  This makes for a happy mommy! :)
I can't believe my sweet boy will be 7 weeks tomorrow.