Monday, March 28, 2016

Easter 2016

We had such a wonderful day yesterday celebrating our risen Lord! 

We typically go to church at 8:00 on Sunday mornings so yesterday was no different. Because of this our Easter Bunny visits while we are at church so no one is distracted instead of getting ready. The kids were so cooperative for pictures and I got some great ones!!!

This girl is looking SO grown up

And I mean, can you even???!

And I hit the jackpot on the photo of all three of them! 

My sister was kind enough to attempted a family phoot after church. Well, this is the best we got. 

We got home from church to see what the Easter Bunny dropped off and the kids got to hunt eggs. We were supposed to have rain so the bunny left a big basket of eggs with a note telling the kids that mom and dad would hide the eggs. 

Grant was very interested in the puffs in his basket. He couldn't be bothered with a picture because he wanted to get them out. 

We hid the eggs and left a few out for Grant. He crawled to them and while the big kids were hunting, he popped an egg open and helped himself to a Rolo, wrapper and all. I got it out of his mouth but he was happy to have had a taste!

We went to my grandparents' house for lunch and there were a lot of people there! The kids had fun. After lunch we headed over to my aunt and uncle's house for the annual egg hunt. They have a huge yard that is fantastic for hiding eggs. Even the big kids get to hunt for the "golden" $20 eggs!

This little guy was worn out!!

It was such a great day. We headed back to my grandma's for dessert after egg hunting. We didn't stay long though because we needed to get home. Zach flies out this morning for a week in San Diego for a conference. He will be home on Friday so he needed to finish packing and I needed to get some stuff done to get ready for the week. Here's hoping it goes smoothly!!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Ten months old

Today you are ten months old, Grant! I don't like how fast time is passing! In just two short months, we will be celebrating your first birthday. I can't even believe that. 

Let's see what you are up to now:

• You have mastered crawling. You can fly through the house, but you still like to drag that one leg.

• You get in to EVERYTHING. The world is your oyster, now. At first you didn't think you could leave a room, but now you aren't afraid to go anywhere. 

• You pull up on everything. 

• I have no idea what you weigh, but we will find out on Wednesday when you have your belated 9 month check up. 

• You have five teeth. 

• You say dada (your favorite word), mama, and hi. 

• You wave bye-bye. 

• You wear 9 & 12 month clothes and size 3 diapers. 

• You have tried so many new foods: eggs, yogurt, salmon, spaghetti, sausage, black eyed peas, broccoli. Your favorite foods are carrots, Mac & cheese, & yogurt. 

• We have made some changes and now you only nurse in the mornings and evenings. Just this weekend, momma decided to end the feeding/pumping during the day. It just wasn't sensible as production then has slowed way down. I feel a little guilty and like I'm giving up, yet, I am so so unbelievably proud we hung in there 10 months. And at least we still have our nights and mornings. 

• Your favorite toys are Sophie the giraffe and the corn popper. 

• You are still my snuggly baby boy and I love that you are such a momma's boy!!

Thank you, Grant, for ten months of unbelievable joy you bring us!! 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Getting back in the groove

I think I've decided that blogging from my phone is going to be the easiest way for me to keep up these days. With the changes I mentioned to my favorite editing program, it just makes sense to use my phone since all my photos are on there anyway.

We are just trucking along. The month of February has been BUSY. Zach has been gone 2-3 nights every week for the entire month. I'm hoping for things to be a little slower during March.

The kids are doing pretty well - they are growing and getting big and staying sassy!

Reed is a goofball, always and forever. He still says the FUNNIEST things. I can't keep up with this one. He constantly wears me out!

One morning this past week I got to work and found this picture of Ava on my phone. She'd been taking some selfies. I laughed because I had no idea why she was giving a thumbs down. 

Grant is loving eating real foods and one night I just didn't have the time for the mess he would make feeding himself. I was trying to feed him and he was screaming. I'd put a piece of food on his tray and he would stop but as soon as I tried to feed him, he would start up again.

He is also notorious for starting to cry as soon as we get home. He is super happy when we leave school and he doesn't cry all the way home, but as soon as we walk in the door and put him down, he starts screaming. Thank goodness for Ava who likes to help take care of him!

The nights when Zach is gone all evening are hard. I think the hardest is just that Grant doesn't want me to put him down but the other two need dinner, baths, help with homework, etc. They love piling up on me when we get everything done though and I love it, too!

We had a quiet weekend this weekend. At one point, I found Grant on the floor with one of this books and was just babbling away like he was reading it!

And take a look at those chubby thighs. They are the greatest!!! 

We had a few minutes before we had to leave for church Sunday and I got a photo of the kids. I love these sweeties!

This is one of my favorite outfits I've ordered from Ava. She liked it, too!

We are off and running with busyness again this week. It's hard to believe it's already March. Where does the time go?!?!?! 

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