Monday, November 10, 2014

Brotherly love

These two sweet boys!  Spence is just crazy about Brant.  He is always watching him, and smiling at him.  Brant has gone from non-stop loving on him to most of the time paying him no attention at all.  UNLESS we are holding him then he certainly notices.  I know it is a phase and soon they will be big buddies, right?!  Sometimes they are now....

Almost the same size.  Brant is one diaper size above Spence and only about 10 lbs.  Watch out "Big" brother!  

Ike and I are eat up with these two!  All the exhaustion is totally worth every second with them!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Big boy bed!

We  I decided that we MUST have a playroom.  I seriously felt like the toys were taking over the entire house.  We have 4 bedrooms, but with all of our family living out of town we really need a guest room.  We have planned all along for the boys to share a bedroom so why not go ahead and start the process.  My parents had already bought a toddler bed for Brant so the plan was to transition him to the toddler bed, take down one of the baby beds and have the other for Brant should we need it, and hopefully he would be transitioned in time to move Spence to the baby bed.  Spence is still in the rock and play, but I feel certain that is about to be over since he is already rolling over.  This was night one....

He appeared sooo excited....and even went to sleep in it that night...

BUT oh around midnight he started crying to be put in his baby bed.  Every night since we ask him and he chooses the baby bed.  We certainly do not want to force it on him.  So looks like we are back to 2 baby beds which I'm totally fine with. 

The playroom has changed our lives!  Brant LOVES it, and play so well in there.  AND toys are not all over the house as often

Monday, November 3, 2014


I have dreaded writing this post.  I have actually tried to start it many times and I could not bring myself to finish.  BUT I had to document this; Buster has been such a huge part of our lives.  Ike and I both felt like a chapter of our lives had been closed.  September 19, just a normal day.  Ike and I were loading the boys up for school, and Buster like always followed us to the truck.  It was so second nature for him to do that.  Neither of us really even noticed.  I heard it happen, looked up and I could immediately tell he was gone.  The driver said all she saw was a squirrel…of course.  He loved some squirrels.   Buster was a great dog.  He was our baby for many, many years.  He was there for all of my tears during infertility and miscarriages.  I told Ike it was weird I had never lived with him without Buster.  He was the most hyper dog you would ever meet at 6 ½ years old.  It broke my heart that our boys would not get to play with him.  I had looked forward to the day that they would love him as much as Ike and I did.  His life had certainly changed with adding 2 brothers in 2 years, but we loved him so very much.  I know the Lord has plans for all things including Buster.  He brought him to our lives for a period of time I could not have made it without him.  I am thankful for that time.  He will certainly be missed.

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 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
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 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.