For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my petition that I made to him. 1 Samuel 1:27

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Weekend Outside

As usual, we didn't do much worth noting this weekend.  But it sure was fun.  We spent most of the weekend outside.  Thomas wanted to be held most of the day Saturday, and without guilt, I held that baby.  He's done that the past three Saturdays since I've been back at work.  I didn't get much housework done, but I didn't care.  I'm thankful for a husband who gets that.  He understands that loving on our babies is so much more important than a clean house.  Today, after church and naps, we took a walk, washed the car, and watched the boys play.  It was the perfect ending to the weekend.  I only have two more days of school left, and I'm looking forward to two months at home with my boys.

After we washed the car, Sam wanted to wash his Gator.

We came home Thursday to two huge boxes in the carport.  They were chairs for Luke and Thomas.  Luke was so excited about his chair.  Thank you, Aunt Lisa! 

This is Thomas most of the time.  Except for the occasional day when he wants to be held, and when he's hungry, he is laid back and happy as can be.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Luke is two!

In some ways, it feels like Luke was born yesterday.  In other ways, it feels like Luke is bigger than two.  It's still hard to believe that Luke is two!  He is big in stature, he loves big, and he plays big.  He can be the sweetest thing, and he can be as rough as a corn cob.

  • Clothing size: 2T tops and 24 month bottoms
  • Diaper size: 6
  • Shoe size: 7
  • He has decided he wants to use the potty.  We know he's not ready to be potty trained, but it doesn't hurt to let him try.  He goes at least once a day, and he is so proud of himself.
  • He says so many words and uses complete sentences.  Some of the funny things he says are: "I did that," "I want some," and "Come find me"
  • He eats like it's his job.  He usually eats more than me.
  • He gave up the paci the day before his birthday.  It was so surprising.  Before Thomas was born, it stayed in his bed, and he didn't use it at all at Peggy's.  After Thomas was born, though, we had a setback, and he wanted it when he was tired or upset.  I was waiting until summer break to get rid of it, but it just happened.  I noticed that he hadn't asked for it that night, so I didn't say anything to him.  It took him forever to fall asleep, but he didn't even ask for it.  It's still taken him longer to fall asleep, but he hasn't even mentioned the paci.  Yay!
  • He loves to snuggle, especially when he first wakes up.
  • He does what he wants to do.  He is more stubborn than any kid I have ever been around.  If he wants something, he goes after it.  He usually doesn't care if he is told no, and he'll often take a spanking and go right back to what he was doing.  It is exhausting, but we're working through it.
  • He gets in the back of Sean's truck and climbs through the window.  He loves to honk the horn. I'm sure our neighbors love that.
  • He gets SO dirty.  He'd already had his bath in the pictures below, and his face is dirty.  When he plays outside, he gets filthy from his head to his toes.
  • He loves Thomas and says, "Hey, baby," all day long.  He is very rough with him, though.  We have to watch him all the time.  He gives Thomas kisses, which is so sweet, but then he'll turn around and climb in the swing with him.
  • He loves to color, play with blocks, and play with backhoes and tractors.
  • He would play outside all day if we would let him.  He sort of does his own thing.  He likes to ride his new trike, and he tries to ride Sam's bike.  

We love our Lukey!!

Beautiful Weekend

If I didn't have just one week of school left, I'd have the Sunday night blues for sure.  I don't want this weekend to end.  We kicked the weekend off with a trip to Tuscaloosa Friday afternoon.  We went to Jason's Deli for supper and then Aldi for groceries.  I sure wish there was an Aldi in Columbus!  We spent Saturday cleaning the house and playing outside, and Sean built a chicken coop and a place for the chickens to roost.  The boys were so excited about moving the chickens.  I took tons of pictures, but none of them turned out.  I'm still figuring out manual mode, and I need to remember to check the pictures before I keep on snapping.  Oh well.  Today, we have rested, and tomorrow we'll start the last full week of the school year! 

Luke LOVES Genise.  She played with him for a while Saturday, and he was in heaven.

Look at those rolls!  He did have a diaper on, but you can't tell.  We've started putting Thomas in the Bumbo while we eat at the table, and he loves it. 

Thomas has also discovered his tongue.  It is hilarious!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

2 Months

Thomas was 2 months old Sunday.  I managed to take the pictures Sunday, but I'm just getting around to posting them.  Thomas is the most precious baby.  He is so sweet!  He's quite the chunk, too.  He is pretty laid back, but he also has times where he just wants to be held.  He has started cooing and smiling at us, and it's really cute. Sam and Luke love talking to him and getting him to smile at them.

Likes: taking a bath; watching his brothers; being in the swing and the stroller

Dislikes:getting his diaper changed; 

Sleep: He usually sleeps 5-6 hours a night, from 10:00-4:00ish.  He has slept over 7 hours a few times, and it was great!  I swaddle him at night, but he takes nap without being swaddled in his bed or the swing.

Eating: I nurse him every 3 hours during the day when we're home, and he eats about every two hour in the evenings.  He takes two bottles at Peggy's each day during the week.

Clothing size:3-6 months

Diaper size:1 (He's about ready for size 2.)

Weight:14 lbs 2 oz. (That was two weeks ago at his last appointment.  My guess is 14 1/2 lbs now.)

Length:23 1/2 inches

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mother's Day 2016

It has been a wonderful Mother's Day!  I still can't believe that I'm a mother of three kids.  They are the biggest blessing, and I thank God for them every day.  

We started the day with Sean making sausage and biscuits.  Then Dad and Linda came over.  We had a lazy afternoon, and then we went to Cracker Barrel with Nana and Frank.

I am so thankful for all of the mothers in my life.  I have a wonderful mother, grandmother, and mother-in-law. My cup overflows!

Luke's Early Birthday Celebration

We had the best weekend celebrating our Luke. Pop and Linda came down Friday afternoon, and we played outside and then went out to eat.  Saturday morning, I loaded up the boys and we went to Pop's hotel house.  (Sam has started referring to Pop's two houses...his Memphis house and his hotel house.  It's pretty funny.)  Sweet Linda was willing to get in the freezing pool with them.  Sam jumped in immediately, and surprisingly, Luke was a little more reserved.  They had a blast in the hot tub after that.  Then we headed home for lunch, a nap for Luke, and then Nana and Frank came over. We had Zaxby's for supper and then cake and ice cream and Luke opened presents.  It was so much fun!