Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Day 97

Eli's first halloween. Love this picture.
More to come later 
about our halloween costumes...

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Day 96

Mr.Blue Eyes

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Day 95

Snuggles with Papa

Hugs from Daddy

Friday, October 28, 2011

Day 94

Eli and Reid took their first bath together.
Reid was curious about Eli,
and Eli didn't like it when
Reid splashed, but did fine after he 
got out of the bath. :)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Day 93

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Day 92-{3 months old}

Dear Eli,
I can not believe that you are 3 months old. It seems just a few days ago we were driving home from the hospital, as a family of 4. You have grown so big and alert this month. You are SUCH a happy baby and smile at most anything we do. You love it when we clap your hands together and say, “Yippeee or yea!!”
You are very chatty and let us know when you need some attention or food. True to my pregnancy with you, you are such a WIGGLE WORM! You never stop moving!
You are now going to bed around 8:30pm and wake around 7:30am. What a good boy you are! You learned how to roll over this month, it was so fun to watch you try and turn and then finally do it! What a strong little man. 
You aren’t spitting up as much lately, which is so nice, it’s not fun to pick up throw up and change your outfit every hour. (it wasn’t really that bad, I’m just exaggerating) You are still a pretty gassy baby and you have the best farts, sorry to embarrass you, but it’s true.
Some other random things about you this month:
You still have very lovely blue eyes. Not sure if you are going to keep them,only time will tell.
You usually hate your baths, but sometimes you don’t mind it and smile at us
You love to watch Reid in the playroom
You have the best chunky legs,belly and cheeks and the sweetest laugh and smile
You love to eat
The stroller makes you happy
You look really cute in hats. I think it’s because of your super cheeks.
You really want to sit up, but can’ try to anyway
You laugh in your sleep
You love to be warm and cozy
You are wearing size Medium G diapers 
It has been really fun to watch your personality come out this month. You are a sweet, happy, giggly little guy and we wouldn’t trade you for any other baby. :)
I love you more than you know,

Reid-{16 months old}

Dear Reid,
Today you are 16 months old! This month you have become quite the chatterbox. You “talk” a lot when you play and I can see your imagination growing as you play. 
You really like trucks, fire trucks, cars, and your brother. I love watching you interact with him and then watching him respond to you. He loves you and smiles at you a lot. You are very busy and curious about the world. You want to know how everything works and study things intently.
We have gone to a couple of new playgrounds and you love to explore them. I can see how God created a spirit of adventure in you and it makes me smile. I want to explore and go on adventures with you, even if that means something as simple as looking a leaves, or drawing or looking at our eye lashes.
You learned how to say, truck (kuck) coffee (caakeee), Maisy (nee nee),Papa, Your name and Baby.  You love to make fire truck sounds.
I think you would live outside if we allowed you to. You love to play in the leaves and bring us the rake to make the pile bigger, after we rake it bigger, you run through and squeal with joy. We found a cozy coupe on the side of the road and picked it up for you. Little did we know, that you would ADORE that little yellow and red piece of plastic. You would also live in that car if we allowed you to. ;)
Other random things about you this month:
You got a faux hawk hair cut
You weigh 23lbs
You learned how to give butterfly kisses
You are starting to want to snuggle with me before bed ( Unheard of from my Daddy’s boy)
You had your first lollipop, and second and third....
YOU LOVE BOOKS! It is so fun to watch you take in the stories and pictures
You point at diapers (clean or dirty) and say Yucky or make a funny noise )thpppp
You say, “uh oh” or “Uh uh uh uh oooo”
You say Daaaa-Deeeee a lot and you are starting to say Mama or Mommy more
Sing to yourself when we are playing or in the car or while you are eating. It’s so cute.
Most of all you love flap books. Papa G taught you to knock on the door to see what is behind it. You would read for HOURS....and sometimes it would be the same book, over and over and over again. But I would read it to you over and over and over again just to get the chance to snuggle you and see you learn.
I love you Reid.

This picture captures a few
of Reid's loves.
Books, tractors and being nearly naked. :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Day 91-{13 weeks old}

Couldn't help posting this one....

Monday, October 24, 2011

Day 90

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Day 89

Funniest picture ever...

One of the sweetest pictures...

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Day 88

Yippeee Eli!!
You rolled over!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Day 87

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Day 86

{Embrace the camera} October 20th

We were enjoying our first fall fire in the fire pit
as a family...

Then a drunk driver hit the telephone pole
across the street from our home.
The car caught on fire,
the driver was OK,
Reid LOVED the fire trucks....

We spent the night with my parents
and enjoyed playing in the leaves. :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Day 85

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Reid LOVES to drive.
I think he would stay in the 
car ALL day if we let him.

We visited Aunt Annette, Jenny and Lizzy 
for some fun.
All 3 babies were wearing the 
same size G diapers. 
(Thanks Jenny)


Reid was SO excited
when I threw 
leaves up in the air.

Lizzy had fun playing

Eli put up with us
laying him in the leaves.

All 3 in the double
stroller. :)

Lizzy did a face plant
in the pile of leaves....

and then they stuck to her face...:)

Trying to get them off 
of her face. 

It was a fun day of playing.

Day 84-{12 weeks old}

Monday, October 17, 2011

Day 83

Today I recreated one of my favorite pictures of Reid.

Eli now:

Reid then:

Reid now:

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Day 82

Mr.Blue Eyes

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Day 81

"Mormor, I'm sorry I ate some cookie dough"

Friday, October 14, 2011

Day 80

We got iPhones today,
so it's only
appropriate to post
pictures from instagram. :)

Eli gets snuggles from our new 
African friend.
She only speaks Swahili
and didn't want to let him go. :)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Day 79-Happy Anniversary to us!

On our third anniversary there were 3 of us:

On our fourth anniversary
there are 4 of us:

Let's hope that there won't be 5 of us on our 5th anniversary! 
I'm too tired to love more babies right now! :)