Monday, July 25, 2016

Creeping Crawling (Almost) James

Today is the feast day of St. James the apostle, so it seems only fitting to give a little James update!  He is just about 8 months now, and has hit so many milestones at once.  He started getting onto his hands and knees, trying to crawl, and army crawling all at once.  (I was doing dishes when I heard Wyatt say, "Mom!  It's happening!  James is COMING FOR MY TOYS!")  He got his two top teeth in.  And James is eating all kinds of things now - some of his favorites are yogurt, oatmeal and apple sauce, and hummus.  We are beyond grateful for his good health and smiley demeanor after his slightly bumpy first few weeks.  

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Happy Birthday Great Grandma Marguerite!

Ryan's grandmother is celebrating a special birthday this summer, and in honor of that, her whole family got together to celebrate.  All her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were there!  It was quite a party.  Our boys got to meet Grandma Gerrick for the first time which was so special.  We also went to a baseball game, the aquarium, swam in the pool, saw the ocean, and ate yummy seafood.  Despite the fact that we were recovering from summer sickies, it was a lovely time.  

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Happy Birthday to Grammy!

We started off our summer a few weeks ago visiting Grammy B (B for Barbara!) at her house to celebrate her birthday.  The kiddos had fun visiting with Uncle Max and Uncle Gus and the boys got to dig through their old Legos which was awesome.  Aunt Teresa and Cousin Gracie came too - what fun to see the cousins play!  We went to the park and the splash pad, and also attempted a hike at a state park near by.  Happy Birthday Mom/Grammy!  We love ya!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A Very Belated Welcome to Baby James Lawrence

Ok. So, I haven't updated the blog in QUITE some time.  And I have received subtle and not-so-subtle hints that certain loved ones far away would like an update!  I will work on uploading some recent pictures and events!

I feel it is only fair to give James a dedicated post, as I never posted pics here when our sweet new little guy was first born.  As you can imagine, life has been a bit crazy around here.  The good kind of crazy...  But crazy.

James was born 11/27/15 - almost a whole month earlier than his due date!  He was 6 pounds, 10 ounces.  He had a little stay in the NICU while his lungs strengthened and healed, and then we brought him home in time for Christmas.  His first name, James, is Ryan's dad's name (and Ryan's middle name.)  His middle name, Lawrence, was my Grandpa's name.  He has two awesome patron saints and namesakes!  He is now almost 6 months, is rolling, babbling, laughing, and starting to eat solid foods.  We are totally in love with him, obviously.

James has some very adoring big brothers.  Leah knows what she's doing as a big sister and reads him stories and sings him songs.  Wyatt is always quick to snuggle up to him and talk to him and play.  And Asher is learning the difference between playing with a baby and wrestling crocodiles.  :)  Don't worry...he has come a long way.  The other night I was helping someone and had to put James down.  He did NOT like it.  As I was rushing back to pick him up, I saw Asher climb into the crib with James and say, "I got you James.  I got you.  Want toy?"  (He says "Jayminz" for James.) Then he lay down next to him and shook a rattle for him and talked to him.  I love having this little pack of small ones.  They are just the best.

Oh, and Lucy.  Lucy is still a good dog and takes good care of her pups.

Monday, August 31, 2015

A Few End of Summer Activities

Just some recent pictures of the kids and their adventures...Leah is back to school (1st grade) and started pre-team at gymnastics. She mastered her two-wheeler and has been enjoying bike rides since! Wyatt started tumbling and we have at-home learning time when Asher takes his naps, which helps when he feels bummed that Leah gets to go off to school without him! Asher is 18 months now and a bundle of energy and fun. He, I'm sure, is glad Wyatt has another year before preschool! We think he is going to (mostly) like having a new brother around in a few months because he loves babies!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Our Three Stooges

Summer is here! Leah and Ryan's school years have come to a close and we have begun enjoying more time all together. (Ok, also there are more small skirmishes, but it's worth it!) A few pics of some summer shenanigans...

Thursday, March 12, 2015

More "Firsts"

Wyatt's first movie at the theatre! (Big Hero 6...he loved it!) Asher's fist hair cut! (He did not love it.)