Saturday, December 22, 2012

It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

We've been busy getting ready for Christmas! The boys have been out of school all week and we kept ourselves entertained with play dates, making gingerbread houses, wrapping presents and baking cookies.
I think we are ready for Santa to make his appearance!

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Lily: 7 months

Lily's 7 months old now! She can sit up and rolls all around to get where she wants. She's still a great napper during the day and sometimes wakes once during the night. She doesn't have any teeth yet, but loves to try new foods. She is a very talkative baby- especially when other people are trying to talk!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving 2012

We celebrated Thanksgiving with the McDonald family at Grandma's house. Aunt Leigh and Uncle Frank drove down from Alabama and visited for a few days. It was a great holiday and Lily's first Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for! Noah decided to dress up as a pilgrim for the day.
The weather was perfect and we got to enjoy dinner outside at Grandma's house.
Lily enjoyed hanging outside and watching the big kids (and maybe some adults) play baseball and kickball all afternoon!
Aunt Leigh got plenty of quality time with Lily.
Thanks Grandma and Papa for hosting us!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Fall Soccer

We finished up another successful soccer season today. It was Jude's first season and Ben coached his team. It was Noah's first season with referees and keeping score- it was challenging, but fun! It was a little hard juggling both boys games and Lily, but we managed!

Lily: 6 months

Lily went in for her six month check up last month and weighed in at 15 pounds, 3 ounces (20%). Our smallest baby, by far! She is 27 inches long though, so she is keeping up in the height department. She is finally sleeping through the night, going to bed around 6:30 and not waking to eat until around 5. She is on a great daytime routine, taking 3 predictable naps a day. She has started to eat some solids and can almost sit up.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Halloween 2012

We celebrated Halloween last night by having a few friends over for dinner, then we headed out to trick-or-treat around the block. I tried to get creative with the food...
Jude and Noah both started out as Ninjas. Jude promptly fell (or was pushed, depending on who you ask)into the pool! He didn't seem to mind having to change into an old Spiderman costume.
Lily was a lady bug for her first Halloween. She stayed up for the party, but didn't make it far trick-or-treating. She was more than ready for bed!
All of the big kids had fun and got plenty of candy!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Lily's Baptism

We had Lily baptized last weekend and we were lucky enough that Aunt Shelley and Uncle Mike could be here with us. Of course, Lily fell asleep just before we went up in front of everyone and was quite startled when she woke up! She cried a little but it wasn't too bad. Grandma bought her a beautiful gown and Aunt Shelley gave her a matching bib to wear for the special occasion. Noah and Jude took the opportunity to dress up too!
After church we came back to the house and had lunch together.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Batman Celebration

Jude had his 5th birthday celebration on Saturday. He was so excited to have some of his friends over to play and eat cake!
Both boys had soccer games that morning, so we rushed home to get everything set up. Luckily, Aunt Shelley and Uncle Mike were in town to help. Jude helped set up for the party and packed all of the goody bags for his friends.
He was most excited about the cake! They kids spent the afternoon playing outside: a little soccer, some Superhero bingo and duck-duck-goose. It was a great birthday!