Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Part 2

More on life lately...
These 2 have been bathing together some lately.  I'm not sure yet how I like bathing together.  It is still a little tricky at this point.
Aunt Amanda and Uncle Jason came to visit. 
Sweet Spence sleeping outside

We had some play times with Gray.  These two are definitely the best of friends.
We went to fun day with the church.
Brant loved all the activities.  He thinks he is grown.  They cleared out the jumper for him, and then he refused to come out.
And just for fun a few of Spencey :)

 
Spence was loved on at a baby shower for his soon to be cousin Kamden.



 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Update on life part 1

It is so hard to find time to update.  I really really want my boys (and me) to be able to look back and remember these days so even if it is sporadic and all at once I want to try and keep up here.  I started a new job same place different job, and I am busier than ever there and at home.
Well here is part of an update of the past few months....
 
Papaw and Mimi came to visit us.  They are just eat up...
Daddy teaching Spence to hold his bottle.
We took the boys for a walk on the Trace.  So nice to be so close to it.  I am so helpful with carrying the boys.  I'm barely making it myself 
Just a little family shot
Spence's first time in the "jumpy"
Brant had a fit to get in too.
We love going the park.
Brant loves stacking things and them unstacking and lining them up.
Sweet brothers
Aunt Amanda got the boys new strollers.  We love them!  Spence looks like such a big boy!
This what Brant has looked like EVERYDAY when I pick him up.  He loves it outside!!
more to come....

Monday, October 6, 2014

Spence 3 months

This is Spence right after he turned 2 months old...



This is right after he turned 3 months....





I feel like he grew sooo much in this time!




3 Month update!
  • Weight: Not sure I would guess 15lbs.  He's a big boy!
  • Size: diaper-3 and 6-9 month clothes
  • Sleep usually 6:30 or 7 - 3 and then up at 6.  Sometimes you will go back to sleep for about 30 more minutes here.
  • LOVES :
    •  your daddy
    • looking in the mirror
    • talking to us...you love for us to talk to you and you will babble back at us. It is precious.
    • Brant
    • the swing
    • eating
    • baths
  • Dislikes:
    • the car seat
    • having your nose suctioned or eyes cleaned out
    • the sun shining in your eyes
Spence,
I say this all the time you are the perfect addition!  You are so calm and laid back.  You rarely ever cry.  You are already sleeping pretty well. You laughed out loud for the first time this month at Brant in the bath tub.  It was precious and we were all there for it.  Since then you are a laughing machine.  We are all the eat up with you!  We love you so much!

Brant at 18 months

 
Brant at 18 months you....
- Can blow your nose!  This was very exciting for me!
-Have become a tiny teenager...you get frustrated with us (and vice versa) because you know what you want but can't quite communicate it to us yet.
-Can sign more and say "mo" and you sign please by rubbing both hands on your belly, close enough we will take it plus it is adorable!
-Show us one when we ask how old you are
-LOVE LOVE LOVE fruit snacks.
-You don't get the paci during the day anymore.  We still let you have it at bed time, and everyday has been easier for you to leave it in the bed.  I can't take credit for this your teacher at school just decided to do it cold turkey with all the kids.  She said you have done great.
-Love being outside
-Like to organize things into piles
-Have become the best helper.  You want to do whatever we are doing, and you love to clean Spence's face (not sure he is loving this).
Brant Man,
You are so full of energy!  You are definitely keeping us on our toes.  Daddy and I always talking about how great your hugs are.  You wrap your little arms around our neck and hug us so tight.  It makes our day.  You are a sweet heart and we are continually reminded how blessed we are to be your mom and dad.  We love you sweet boy.
 

Monday, September 15, 2014

First day back..

After 8 weeks home with the boys, it was time to send them to the new school.  The new school is at our church.  We debated and prayed about the move for several months.  We ultimately decided that we felt it was best for our boys.  We have received confirmation after confirmation that it was the right decision.  
Brant had been at his other school since he was 10 weeks old, and we did have an occasional tear at drop off but.... we never had melt downs like we did the first few weeks here.  I am certain now that it separation from us rather than the place itself, but I of course questioned our decision.  Especially the first day I shed a few tears myself.  Ike realized that if they arrived at breakfast time it made the drop off process much smoother.  I think the melt downs were hard on daddy since he does the dropping off now.  He said last week that Brant just marched right in to the cafeteria like a big boy.
Here is our big boy the night before his first day back.  

 The first day he was there the children's minister and preacher's wife, Mary sent me pictures which really helped mommy with the transition.
 Spence of course had no trouble.  Pick up was sweet though I could totally tell Spence was happy to see me.  


 This was the second week Mary sent me a picture of our big happy boy!

Like I said so many confirmations that we made the right choice.  I love that the boys will be taken care of by people who love the Lord, and will be exposing them to songs and stories about Him.  I also love that they leave the classroom. I know that is a safety thing, but Brant literally NEVER left his classroom at the other school.  Now they travel to the cafeteria and play outside a good bit.  They also tell us everyday how many times they had to let Brant go love on Spence.  They say if he does get upset that helps him calm down.  That just melts my heart and I'm so happy they let him do that!!  He seems very happy now.  I can tell Spence is getting lots and lots of love there as well.  I hoping this will be the only daycare Spence will ever know.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Life with 2

Having two is hard. .
Emotionally…
Most days every day, I am pretty sure I am totally blowing it. 
Mommy guilt has quadrupled…how in the world to balance a toddler who needs or wants my undivided attention with a newborn…

Physically…
I am exhausted.  The other day I wanted to just go soak in the tub while the boys were napping (at the same time which is rare).  I had to rethink this when I arrived at the tub and it is full of toys…was it really worth it…. 
My hair rarely even gets dried these days and never curled.
Holding on to about 30lbs of baby weight…too tired to care just yet.

BUT all that being said moments like this really put it all into prospective. 



Our days can be hard, but boy are they worth it. 


Other summer happenings

Just a few other happenings during the summer!
Brant and I took many selfies...



 We took a few walks, and we may have had to be rescued by aunt Molls on this articular walk.
 Played at the park..
Played with daddy..

Brant went to spend a week with Nana and granddaddy... 

Hung out with Graham...
 Spent some time with the Greats...

 Spence met his friend Libby...
We celebrated Taylor Grace's birthday
 Spence slept...
 Our sweet friends let us go on a date and they kept the boys.
 Spence received lots of brotherly abuse love.
 Lots and lots of snuggles

The boys and I went to spend the week with Aunt Amanda and Uncle Jason.  We love spending time with them.
 Ike came on Friday afternoon to spend the weekend and pick us up.  Mimi and Papaw came up on Saturday to spend the day with us.  
Little rotten boy got a new chair.
 Then we went to spend the week with Nana and granddaddy with the Szabo's.
 Wagon rides...



 Spence slept some more...
Nana stayed with us a few days before I had to go back to work....Also Spence's first day at church

 I think that gets me caught up to when the boys start back to school....insert big boooo face!