Thursday, May 28, 2015

Exploration


We had a day with no plans and I've been trying to get a walk in everyday, so instead of loading the boys up on the jogger I had them walk with me. They needed exercise and while I don't think going under 1 MPH counts as cardio for me it was fun to watch them learn and have their freedom. 

First we had to find sticks so we could shoot any bad guys we might find. Thankfully Shredder must be out of town. 

Then we found a massive amount of ants and followed them back to their home. 

We went tree climbing/swinging and mountain climbing too. 

After a quick stop at two playgrounds we had to cut our exploration short thanks to someone peeing on the playground and not the tree like he was asked. But we did find a pretty purple butterfly Logan caught on our way home. 

I love living life with boys and slowing down to see the every day things I would often just pass by. 

Oh, and the mud fight they just had in the backyard! Yikes!

Monday, May 4, 2015

3 Boys


I have a lot to update on (including 2 birth stories!) but we are now a family with 3 boys!!! 
Logan turned 4 just over a month ago, Noah turned 2 almost 2 months ago and Judah joined our family 2 weeks ago. 
I know there are plenty of crazy times ahead and I really want to keep the memories, so I'm dusting off this old blog and am going to try and keep it up to date. 

So far the transition from 2 to 3 hasn't been bad. It helps that Judah is the most laid back baby ever and a perfect addition to our family. The older 2 have been a bit tough. Noah is having a hard time not being the baby any more and wants to be carried and is super emotional. He is also in the terrible twos which doesn't help. Logan sees that mom and dad are busy with the other 2 and looks for trouble. He is super quick and sneaky. He also doesn't like to listen and wants to do what he wants. 


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Loganisms 1.0


Today, while sitting on the floor surrounded my all the couch cushions, Logan told me he was on a cow farm and a cow had its head in his lap and he was petting it. Too cute!

Then while we were out for our run on the CVT he told me he jumped off the telephone poles/wires and that it (the grass) tickled him. 

This kid has the best imagination! 
Selfie!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Ordinary Days May 2014

At 14 months and just over 3 my boys are crazy together. And I love it and don't want to forget it!

One of them makes a body noise (real or imitation) and they both crack up!
Noah copies Logan in everything...while pushing both in the shopping cart this morning L would blow raspberries or make a noise and N would copy. I'd tell L to loud and N would respond even louder!

While racing from the mall playground to the bathrooms with L on my hip he pointed out almost every manikin had no head. And a few had no clothes :-/. 

Noah is really starting to walk now finally. It's so cute to watch Logan grab his hands and walk him around. I'm going to miss that, but I'm excited to watch them walk hand in hand. 

They are best friends and best enemies. They are forever getting into trouble together. 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Happy 1st Birthday Noah!

( I'm a bit annoyed at blogger as I had a post and now it's gone)

I cannot believe my baby's one!!! This has been one of the craziest years of my life but I wouldn't trade it for anything. 
It's true that trails make you stronger and more dependent on God. One year ago I met you and you made me a mom of TWO boys! (Double blessings!)


Noah in numbers:

1 surgery
2 bronchioscopes
3 hours of labor
4 ambulance rides
5 ER visits
6 teeth
18 lbs
34 days in the hospital
365 days of love and joy

Noah,

You bring so much joy to our lives! I can't imagine life without you. You have perfected little brother status, and love to be with Logan and doing (or destroying) whatever he's doing. You the happiest, most content boy as long as things are going your way. If not, watch out! 
You are the best cuddler, and will snuggle with anyone. 
You take your time and won't do anything until you are completely ready. But when you're ready, you are 110% ready. (Just look at your birth!)
Nursing is still your favorite, and if I try to feed you anything with a spoon you refuse and have to do it yourself. Cheese, oranges and puffs are your current favorite foods. 
While you are ringing in your 1st birthday with a fever, In really hoping that its the last sickness as an infant and not your first as a toddler. 
You have taught me so much in this past year and I'm excited and thankful we get to embark on a 2nd. 

I love you squeaker!!!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Noah 10 Months


                  January 6, 2013

Don't leave me behind!!! You want to do what everyone else is doing. At.all.times.

You love to play and giggle and have the best laugh. You are a little jokester my boy and will crack up uncontrollably. You and Logan together are the cutest little trouble makers. You adore your big brother and he adores you. It's so fun now that you two can actually play together and I know it will only get better. Nap times can be rough because you guys team up and I have found Logan in your crib with you laughing and playing. It isn't all wonderful and you fight like brothers, and little dude, you can totally hold your own and tackle and pin like a pro. And if all else fails, you scream. I'd think the world was ending many times a day based off your cry. ��

This  month you have hit a clingy stage and whine and only want momma and hate to sleep. :-/ you also endured another ER visit complete with an overnight stay in the hospital one week before Christmas. You sure know how to scare your parents! Although you and Logan played the cute card and got Popsicles and homemade Teddy's and the hearts of all the nurses. :-)
 

Mr. Violent with his club arm (IV) so you don't hurt anyone...

Sleep is your least favorite activity and you will scream and scream. Was really hoping for your two front teeth for Christmas, but here we are 2 weeks later and they still haven't cut through! I did get you an amber teething necklace and that seems to help with your teething pain. (1.10.14 and finally cutting through)



You are a silly baby and instead of being afraid of the vacuum you think it's fun and will chase after me and sit in my way and 'pet' the vacuum so I can't move on unless I move you. 


You're mostly in 12 month clothing, and were still going strong with the cloth diapers, but you would be a size 3 if we used disposables.

You will be getting your 6 month shots on Monday so we will see how big you are, but based off your 9 month stats I'm guessing just under 18lbs and close to 27.5 inches long. You're a little guy in the 5-10% but you don't look it. I've had plenty of people ask me if you're big lol. 

I'd love to get you out of your infant carrier because its just too heavy to carry, but we've had super cold temps lately (Highs in the single digits and wind chills in the negative) but it's too convenient to bundle you up before we go out and just snap you in in a second. Having one kid to juggle putting a big coat on and off and standing out in the cold to buckle in is too much. Again, a van is looking nicer and nicer. 

You love to eat anything we are and get super mad when we don't share are sweets. Fruits and carbs are your fave. Any and every. You hate purées, but I have a bunch, so I guess I have to use them to flavor oatmeal and yogurt. 

You still nurse about 5-6 times a day, although you just(!!) stopped your night feeds, so we'll see if that drops. 

Hammer in hand, ready for any big bro attacks. 

You had your 1st Christmas and did awesome! You got tons of Little People and some cars and balls you love. A plastic drum stick is your favorite toy right now, I think because its easy to chew on.  Although I could see you as a drummer because you love to hit and bang on things. 



You also had your first real snowfall that you got to play in (unlike the snow we were suppose to get on your birth day). Lets just say you weren't a fan. 


Oh and you seem to favor your left hand, so we'll see what happens :-)


Friday, December 6, 2013

Noah 9 Months

December 6, 2013

You my love are 100% mobile and now mr. Trouble. While you started crawling right before you turned 8 months, you were still caution and contained. Now you crawl and climb and won't let anything stop you.

Getting into the kitty food and water is your favorite, and when I put up the baby hate to stop you, you threw a fit! When you get mad, you get mad! You tried to climb the gate, and when that didn't work you tried sliding your/Logan's chair over and use that! I'm telling you kid, your definitely resourceful. (And I thought your brother was/is trouble! You 2 together are going to give me grey hair!) 

Since you got quarantined to the living room  you speed crawl over to the TV stand and climb up on the DVD player and try to unplug stuff. You know your name, and you know the word 'no'. :-) Logan is a great big brother and helps redirect you. His 'no baby' and 'no Narnar' are the cutest. 

All your moving around creates a huge appetite. You are a bottomless pit. Anything and everything gets shoveled in, and you like to do it yourself. About 2 weeks ago you decided that big people good actually is good and will gobble it up. Perfect timing for your first Thanksgiving. You ate a little of everything...turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, bread etc. 

Your 9 month check up had to be rescheduled thanks to a crazy snowstorm... The second of three in a week span. 
When we finally made it (after a brief overnight hospital stay that I'll talk about in the 10 month post) you weighed in at 17lbs 9oz and just over 27 inches. You're a little peanut in the 4%!!! I don't think of you being that small, but stats don't lie. 

You're still right on the same size path as your big bro, but while I was packing up 3-6 months for him you're rocking 12 months!