Friday, July 7, 2017

Isaac [6 months]


Yes, sweet Isaac you are 6 months old...half of a year! 
Oh my, I want to hold tight to these moments that you are still so small, snuggly, and just such a happy baby because they are going by all to quickly. 

You are still adored by all, especially the more interactive you get. You smile SOOOO easily. Your brothers don't even have to say anything, they can just look at you, or walk by, and you give them your 2 toothy smile. You really are quite happy, the only time you fuss anymore is when you are tired and ready for bed or you are hungry. 

I love how you grab your toes, and you stick them in your mouth like they are toys. So cute. 
You are a healthy size little man. You weigh 19# 3oz (79%) and 27 1/4" (75%).
I can know you are longer than your bigger brothers were at this age, because the clothes they were wearing at this age, you have long outgrown. You are wearing many 12 month onesies, some 18 months! I'm curious if you are going to keep on this little growth trend...you are going to be tall if that's the case! 


You tried baby oatmeal shortly after turning 5 months, and liked it from the beginning. We just now introduced some veggies...started with carrots. So far, you may give some funny faces, but have eagerly opened your mouth for more! I am hopeful that your liking to a variety of veggies or food in general is better than your brothers :)

I love these jammies and you..SO super soft and snuggly. Like a real squishy, snuggly baby doll. And all I have to do is start talking, and you give me that sweet smile. I love how you hold your hand in a fist. Quite often, you are flapping your arms and legs so hard when you get all excited, we ask you "Are you trying to fly Isaac? Where are you off to!?"

We dedicated you at church on Father's Day. This was the best picture we got off the day. You were a cooperative little guy, and very curious about your new faith box they gave you :)


You still have really light brown, with just a tint of reddish/blonde to it, and it sticks up all over. If ever we are in public, everyone likes to touch your hair and comment how they like it. You don't seem to mind. There's not too much you mind..unless the hunger/tiredness is a factor. You love to lay on your changing table and wave your arms and legs. You giggle when your bootie is cleaned off. You spit up often, and it never seems to bother you...but it sure does make a mess. Between the two of us, we go through some outfit changes in a day! The doctor said that should slow down now that you're 6 months old.

You like to swim, just like you like your bath. You kick, kick, kick! 
You are close to sitting up on the floor unassisted, but so far, you gracefully tip over after a couple seconds. And you are close to crawling, you can so far get up on all fours and do a rocking motion. SLOW DOWN baby boy!

You like the exersaucer, you love to stand and move around, chew on everything! Your brothers are all quite helpful in making sure you have toys and things to play with. They are not so appreciative of you slobbering on their things (especially not THEIR blankets!). Noah talks to you in an airy, loud voice, "oooooh Isaaaaaac, you're so SWEET, you're so CCCUUUUUTTTE. Oooooh Issssaaac." And he now likes to kiss you when he goes past you. "I need to give Isaac a kiss first."
Jonah still checks in on you very frequent (and gives you many many kisses), "Hiiiiiii Isaaaaaaac! Hiiiiii!" He will just lay with you, or hold your hand, he is still very gentle with you...which is saying something! He is protective, and lets me know if he feels like you are getting near something that could potentially harm you. The other day he was telling one of the other two, "NOOOO!!! Don't touch him, he doesn't like that! Get away from him!"
And Christian is enjoying talking with you much more that you now have a form of responding more excitedly. He likes to talk to you, and its so sweet. "Heyyyy buddy, hey! Whatcha doing?? Wanna see this??? (followed by a silly little face)."


You are such a bright-eyed, happy little baby...and we all love you dearly. Your squeals and laughs bring so much joy. Happy 1/2 Birthday Isaac Jesse!

Friday, June 30, 2017

June: Take 2

After looking through pictures I decided there were more highlights...

Christian has been building with these blocks/planks like crazy! He can build some pretty amazing creations.

He is my self-appointed waterer. 
Its pretty cute and funny how much he loves to help. "Anud-er one? Dis one? Dis good enough?"

This weather has been perfect for my flowers in the planters on the deck!


Its been beautiful weather!


"We" got a different truck. Without going into too many details...Ben sold the truck we did own on Craigslist..and bought the now new to us truck from a dealership. I drove it for a test drive after he bought it...and I approve 110% more of this truck than the last. 


 We put up a new swing!
It is very good for all ages (me included) and sizes. Its nice more than one can swing at a time. The boys all love it!!

Oh my gracious sakes...the boys love to play with frogs/toads, whatever they find. And Jonah was showing me this toad, very casually flipping it this way and that having quite the conversation about it. And at the end, he said that he wanted to put in on the deck so it could hop off, and he could watch it jump. He nearly put it on my foot, and I was maybe struggling a bit to remain calm. 

Watch here:::



June

A few of our June moments...

Following a nice thunderstorm, we had the most beautiful BRIGHT rainbow and surreal colors outside.

We had fun hanging out with some friends at their house..
minus the bloody nose (Noah through a frisbee at Dylan's nose) the boys had a really fun time!


These three can play play play....not always without squabbling, but you know
thats what happens!

They love to watch/help their Daddy with projects. And they love to build their own things, "you know, with REAL wood and nails."
They have a good teacher!


 One of my very favorite sights, common in the morning...Christian reading to his brothers.
He loves to read...and they LOVE to be read to, so its a win-win!

 A day out with Christian...he's growing up!

What a sleepy little baby...he so sweet and cuddly.

Jonah will often say, "Where are my guys?" or "Where are my brudders?" 
He looks up to them..well, he adores the littlest one a whole lot too!

 Enjoying the evening and the beautiful weather. 

Had one-on-one time with Noah...and I taught him how to play Blokus. 
I was officially impressed :)

What a goofball...wearing Noah's glasses!

First Baseball Season

Christian was in baseball for the first time this year. 



Maddox, Ava, and Kade came to one of the games..and that made everyone happy!

And this super sweaty child, did not like to sit still during the games..
nor did Noah!

Good season guys! I'm especially fond of #9 :)

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Splash

It's beginning to be that time of year when in order to enjoy the outdoors, water needs to be involved!
The boys think the sprinkler on the trampoline is a great idea.

 We don't often make it into the splash park, but they thought it was fun! 
And equally as fun was to play on the park equipment afterward!!




 Yay for summer!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Isaac [5 months]


Sweet, little (big) Isaac..you are now five months old!
You are just the squishiest, snuggliest, drool-iest little guy and we love you to pieces.

You weigh around 19 pounds, at your 4 month check up which was late this past month you were in the 80 something %ile for weight, and 70 something for height...so no wonder I was thinking you were bigger than the other boys, you are!
You are wearing 6-12 month clothes or 9 month depending on the brand, and as soon as we run out of these size 2 diapers you are needing those size 3 mister. 

You have such a sweet smile that when you really like something, it will fill up your face...and I love it! You giggle too...and I wish I could bottle up that sound, its so precious. You often do that when we "get" your belly, you are ticklish! You can also be startled (aka cry super hard!) by loud noises, men's voices, or just someone that thinks you will like a short abrupt sound..and you really don't at all. You love the words "peek-a-boo", being sang to, and being talked to by mama, daddy and all your brothers!

You have the bluest eyes...so bright and blue. And your hair cracks me up...it is definitely growing, but it still sticks up like a little chicky! One of these days, it will grow long enough to lay down. 
You aren't sitting up on your own yet, but you sit very well supported, and like to stand supported on our legs. You just tried out the exersaucer sitting toy the other day and enjoyed it! You roll from your tummy to back, but not quite yet the other way. And oh goodness can you inch your way around when you are on your belly especially! You are not in the same spot if I lay you down on a blanket and walk away!!

You don't have any teeth, but you LOVE to chew on toys or our fingers/hands. And the drool...if someone was in the market for baby drool...you are the baby for the job. Wowsa, lots of it :)

You receive MAAANNNY compliments and kisses on a very regular basis. I cannot tell you how often Jonah (and Noah in this last month) tell you how cute you are, or remind me of how cute you are. "Isaac is SO cute!" "Isaac you CUTE! You SOOOO CUTE!" And if it's coming from Jonah, it is ALWAYS followed by at least one kiss...or 10, and that's nearly each time he passes by you..so you do the math. A lot of kisses. You are dearly loved (by all of us!).

We went on a short vacation to Omaha this past month, and you did good! You even tried out the swimming pool for the first time. You liked the water, which is no surprise as you love to kick/splash in your bathtub too!
The one day, as your brothers and daddy were still in the pool and I was getting ready in the room, I laid you down and you fell asleep like this! 


You've started "talking" in the last week or so..its hilarious. You change your pitch of your "oooh's and aaaah's" and through in a squeal or 2..and then get a couple really higher, longer squeals and you're story really gets going! 

You don't spend too much time in the swing, but you seem to like it when you are "bored" of laying on a blanket when I'm doing house stuff or helping the other brothers. Its so funny how fast you can kick your legs and flap your arm when you are excited or happy about something, especially when you lay under your play gym. 

Daddy and I took you on a date with us, and while we were in Target you fell asleep...like this. We laughed pretty hard. Never know when you mind need to be ready...maybe you were dreaming of your big brothers playing around you!!

My biggest and littlest boy crushes :)

Isaac, we love to watch you grow and all the fun noises you make. I love love love to hold you and snuggle you. I love your wet, slobbery open mouth kisses, and even when you grab onto me (and it doesn't always feel wonderful). You are a sweetheart and we are so glad to have you as the littlest brother of the family!