Saturday, February 25, 2012

Flashback Fridays

(As I post this wee in the hours of a fresh new Saturday morning...oops. Hey, having a new baby gets my schedule all messed up!)

I was going through pictures for the boys' birthday posts on my blog this week. I saw so many pictures that I had forgotten about and just love. I really need to print them out in an day. :(

But they shouldn't just sit their collecting virutal dust while I drag my feet on getting them printed.

Every Friday I'm going to have a "Flashback Friday" to a favorite photo from my digital no random order.

This week's Flashback Foto:

Brayden, 18 mo old...getting caught playing in the pots and pans.  Don't you just love the look on his face? And wow his hair...he had the most and thickest hair out of all of my kids. I love it!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Double Digits!

And now for the last (but not the least!) of the Feburary birthday boys....
Happy 10th birthday Brayden!

Brayden, my little firecracker, has taught me more about myself and parenting in just these first 10 years then I ever imagined I could learn.

I pray the next 10 years are all smooth sailing! (hah!)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Teenager: The New Frontier


(Alex 13 years old)

Well its another first for me, starting today. I will officially be the mom of a teenager.

I just pray that he is a much kinder teenager to me then I was to my mom! However, I know I have the Mom Curse on me, so that is unlikely (i.e. I hope you'll have one Just Like You).

I've learned a lot these last 13 years -mostly how to grow up really fast and leave my own teenage years behind. I've made a lot of mistakes (what person doesn't?!) but what counts is that I've learned from them and I hope to teach my son better.

Happy Birthday Alex! Welcome to the teenage years....please be gentle with me.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Its Birthday Week! Starting with Billy Jr....

Our crazy week of presents and cake every other night starts this week! And this year is a year of big birthday milestones.... Billy Jr will turn 5 and get to start school in the Fall, Owen will turn 8 (in April) and get to be baptised and start Cub Scouts, Brayden will jump into the double digits and turn 10 (and start Webelos!), and Alex will *gasp* start his teen years at 13!

First we start with BILLY JR!

Happy 5th Birthday my little man!

Billy Jr was my BIGGEST baby at a whopping 9 lbs 12 oz.

Here is my sweet little boy with a big heart, on his first day of life and today at 5. :)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Gabe-o Turns 3!

I am still playing a bit of post catch-up. Oops!

So a couple weeks ago, Gabe-o had his THIRD birthday!

He was so excited. He can finally hold up three fingers and say he is "tree" now.

For his birthday he requested a Sponge-Bob cake (although when he says it, it sounds more like "Bomb Bomb"). He also asked for Toy Story, Woody, Jessi, Buzz. However, he already has nearly every Toy Story toy known to man.
So we got him a Buzz hat, a Toy story shirt, and a new Toy story bedding set - as well as a Power Ranger.
Somehow, Power Ranger have made a comback in my house. I remember when *I* was a kid and making fun of the boys at recess who were obsessed with Power Rangers and jumping around imitating them all the time.

So...without further ado, here are Gabe-o's birthday pictures!! Happy birthday little buddy! :)

A couple days later I found his candle hidden under my desk. It looks like he tried to sneak a bite out of this too!!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Lesson Learned

Last night after dinner, Billy sat down on the couch to find a piece of paper wedged between the cushions where he usually sits. He took it out and read it. Soon he was laughing and reading it outloud.

I can't deny that Alex is quite the clever one! I also can't deny that we are gullible parents.

Because we fell for it.

And guess what...he didn't get his room done.

Hey at least it  makes for a cute keepsake, and hopefully a couple lessons learned!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Cuteness Overload - and updates....

Wow! Sorry its been so long since I last updated. I could have sworn I had updated since my last "home sweet home" post...oh well, moving on...

Things are going well! Baby Abigail is a month old now. Wow! She still sleeps mostly all the time. She does at least wake up to eat, however sometimes she even tries to sleep through those feedings. She only is wide awake for about one 30 min period a day. I love the newborn phase, but I really can't wait until she feels like an actual new family member who is awake when we are and interacts with us. :)
Her last weight check-up put her at 5 lbs 6 oz. That was at 2 weeks old. Yay! She has another weight check-up the end of this week. I am hoping she'll be around 6 lbs 4oz. She should be gaining 1 oz per day or so.  I have included tons of new pictures of her - so enjoy!

The boys are doing well in school. It was a bit bumpy at first, but I think things are settling into a routine. Now *I* need to work on my routine. I would rather just sit and hold the baby all day. :) However, things fall apart fast when mom just sits around all day (sigh). So I'm trying to get one project done a day and do a bit of quick picking up in between the baby's feedings. Sometimes she will let me lay her down for an hour or so, but sometimes she cries as soon as I put her each day is different in my productivity.

Gabe turned THREE! I thought I put a post up when he had his birthday. :( I guess not! I will make sure to update that soon. Alex, Brayden, and Billy Jr all have their birthdays in a couple weeks - so it will be BIRTHDAY OVERLOAD here soon...

Not much else to report, although I'm trying to think up new names for the blog and a new design. Perhaps: Bunches O' Boys and a Little Lady, or Bunches O' Boys & One Girl...hmm I'm not very creative. I'll have to keep thinking!

A size comparison with her Gloworm!