Wednesday, December 30, 2015

New Bed

I had been waiting and waiting for our bed to arrive. I ordered from Joss & Main and it took it's sweet time to get here. Almost 6 weeks.  It took me forever to make a decision and stick with it...what's new? So I was so anxious for it to get here and for Patrick to put it together. I'm trying to get as much done furniture/home-wise before the baby arrives. I'm starting to feel the need to nest, but not so much in getting a room ready for baby, but getting my house ready for baby.

Anyway, I LOVE LOVE IT!!

This little stinker climbed up in my arms and fell asleep (not complaining, lovin' the big almost 3 year old snuggles!) So wouldn't you know he was the first one to get to try it out. Lucky Duck!

Movie Night

The boys got the movie Inside Out for Christmas. So we invited the Blatter's over for a movie night. We made popcorn, and I tried to get rid of lots of our Christmas candy. Ella was a big help. She came and sat in my lap for a while during the movie, and I let her eat all she wanted. :) The movie was really cute and we had a fun night visiting and playing.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas Morning

Will woke up bright and early Christmas morning. Patrick and I painfully pulled ourselves from bed. We had only had about 3 hours of sleep. One of these days we are going to stop waiting till the last minute. We told Will he could look through his stocking and what Santa had brought, but that he had to wait for everyone else to wake up first. Jack woke up next followed by Sam. Love getting to witness a child's excitement. Mom and Brett came over and visited with us for a little while that afternoon. It was a nice, easy-going, beautiful Christmas day.

Sam's new ride

Snuggling on Cooper's new bed

 POKEMON!! This kid is obssessed. I would have never imagined we would get such a great reaction from this book. 

 Our little scientist loves all things STEM. Magnetic building blocks for him.

 After first unwrapping the box, he said, " A BOX!!" 
 He got even more excited when he realized there was a Transformer Rescue Bot in there. He took the rest of the day opening his presents. He was so excited with just this one. It was cute after he had opened it, he found the rescue bots he already owns and played with them. I heard him saying, "We're best friends." Adorable.

Outer Space Book

Electric Scooters

Sam finally finished opening his presents around 5:30. We would ask him if he wanted to open another one and he would say, no. His big brothers couldn't take not knowing what was in those presents anymore and finally convinced him to open them up.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Tornados? In December?

We have had some crazy warm weather this December, but tornado warnings a few days before Christmas is just ludicrous. We had some strong storm fronts that moved through tonight and we grabbed the kids out of their beds and shoved them in the closet. Remarkably they slept, but we did hear the occasional elbow, leg, or head hit the wall. Kinda cracked us up. And thankfully it just rained really hard and that was it.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas Magic

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Gingerbread Houses with Jack

One of my favorite Kindergarten traditions is making Gingerbread Houses. I was able to do this with Will when he was in kindergarten and was so happy that I'd be able to do it with Jack too. He had his own ideas of how to decorate it, and went along with a few of my suggestions. One of my favorite additions he made was to build a fire pit out of fruit loops just outside the house.

I love getting to spend one on one time with my boys, and it happens way less than what I'd like. He convinced me (shock shock) to check him out and let him come home early after we were done. Love this little firecracker.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

How Do You Spell Exhausted?

I guess he got tired (literally) of waiting for me to come and tuck him in...poor thing. 

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Sunday Morning Struggle

Only 3 more Sundays of 1 o'clock church! Sam has been battling an ear infection, pink eye, and cough. After his cough medicine this morning, he went up to his room and stayed there. He had closed his door and fallen asleep right in font of it.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Baby Laurel

Sam and I were picking up a few things from the pharmacy one night when we walked by a few toys. Sam spotted this and insisted we get it for Baby Laurel. I asked him if he'd changed our mind and decided our baby was a girl now. He said, "Nope, that's Baby Luke." 


Samuel had his first dentist appointment today. He did such a good job! He laid up there and let the hygienist clean his teeth like such a big boy.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Tie Blankets

Every Christmas I try and think of ways to remind and encourage our boys to think about others,  and especially about those who are struggling with either health or financial obstacles. This year I was so excited to learn of an opportunity to help some homeless children in our area that Will and Jack could physically be able to do something. A local charity hosted an event where kids could tie fleece blankets that would be distributed to homeless children. The boys learned a new skill and had fun playing and working with other kids in our community.