Friday, October 28, 2011


For the past few weeks, Paxton has been pretty cranky at dinner time. So, Eric and I take turns holding him through dinner and we just try to keep him happy until bedtime. Well, then he started opening his mouth every time he saw the spoon near him. And last week, he grabbed a handful of rice off my plate and almost shoved it in his mouth! I grabbed it before he could :) AND he stopped sleeping through the night...he is waking up at about 4am STARVING! So all that to say that we introduced rice cereal last night! Oh my goodness, he LOVED it. He figured the whole eating thing out immediately, and we couldn't get the spoon to him fast enough. It was hilarious. Anyways, here are a few pictures...

And working on rolling over...
(which he did that one night and hasn't done since)
Standing in his new toy (thanks Natalie!)
And showing off his teeth

Paxton and I have a very special bond. He just stares into my eyes when I sing to him, and he smiles when I come into a room. My heart just bursts. I love my kids so much.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Paxton 4 1/2 months

I guess I am doing updates at the 1/2 months :) Anyways, Paxton rolled over this evening! It was so cute. He hadn't even been practicing or trying, but tonight he hoisted his upper body up with his arms, leaned his head over and rolled from his tummy onto his back! He did it another three times after that. Sheesh he is growing up fast!

Hmm, what else? He has two teeth now, and the amount that he is drooling would say that more are on their way. No pictures of the teeth, I need to get on that. Oh and he LOVES the bath. He just splashes and coos the whole time.

At his 4 month appointment he weighed about 18 pounds. And look, he is getting a little bit of hair! Can you see it?

He is still chatty and giggly and soooo ticklish! He loves to be held, sweet boy. It's too bad that this pictures is so dark because I love his smile here.

And you can kind of see his chubby fingers too. I love chubby fingers. Jenna's are gone, Elsie's are starting to fade a bit, but Bubba will have his for another couples years. Precious.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Bowling Birthday

Elsie's Birthday celebration started off at Red Robin. She LOVED being sung to while standing on the chair. In fact, Jenna sang to her again and she got right back up on that chair for more birthday attention :)
Then we hit the bowling lanes! It was a GREAT way to party! The men bowled (Ryan won!) and the kids bowled (Weston won!) Here's the whole crowd...
Jackson loves Paxton :) Paxton seems to love him too!
Jenna bowling
Go Grandpa!
Weston, the bowling champ!
Davis and Jackson bowled without the ramp...impressive!
Then we headed to our house for cake and presents.
Elsie opened her present in about one minute. It was amazing. She tore through them faster than I have ever seen a kid open presents. In this picture, it had been about 4 seconds...
And then a minute later...
I think she had a happy birthday!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday Elsie!

To my sweet Elsie-roo...
This past year of parenting you has been so wonderful and challenging and rewarding and hilarious. You are so much fun. Your sense of humor is awesome, you have the whole family laughing all the time. You work so hard to be independent. You love friends, family, games, running really fast, wrestling, giggling, playing at the park, playing the computer/ipods, and reading books together. You are one fun kiddo!

Your love for your daddy is ginormous. You love to be with him, to help him, and wrestle with him. You can't wait for him to get home each day and you always greet him with an excited hug.
You are full of character and you say such funny things.

Oh you make us laugh!

You love to take care of kids that are younger than you. You crouch down and speak softly to them, asking if you can help with whatever they are doing. It is such a sweet quality in you.
You LOVE LOVE LOVE to have fun with your big sister!
You love playing games and drinking "coffee" just like mom and dad. You can't wait to be all grown up, but you also still want to be a baby :)
You have kept me on my toes and brought me to my knees...daily. I love you so much and I pray that we can raise you in the fear of the Lord. You are precious and so special.