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!


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Wheat pictures [2017]

Ben and I have been married now 9 years...
and this is our ninth year of taking wheat pictures. 
And this is Isaac's first time, he was just a little peanut inside my belly last year!





Christian [7.10 years]


Noah [4.7 years]

  Jonah [2.7 years]



Just for fun...
no need to document our ages ;)


 I love this yearly tradition..
I love the wheat too.


Monday, May 29, 2017

Omaha trip

We decided to take a mini trip to start the summer...
and Omaha seemed to be the right distance and had some of the things we were 
hoping the boys would be excited about!

We left for Omaha after getting around, and arrived around 4:30. After checking into our hotel, we found a place to eat called "The Amazing Pizza Machine". They did have pizza (I'm not so sure it should be classified as 'amazing'), and other buffet kid-friendly foods...and then we got to PLAY!!!

Lots and lots of games and lights and more games.
They had a good time, and then onto more fun at the hotel to swim before bed 
(which was probably equally as fun for them!).

The next morning, it was rainy and we headed to the Children's Museum. There were a few others that had the same idea. But man was it such a neat place!! 



 We left for lunch, and found a place called Pickleman's downtown which had really good pizza. .


In the afternoon, we just came back to the hotel to go swimming...that was just as exciting for them as anything ;) Isaac even joined for a short bit... this was his first time swimming!


We went to a fun place to eat for supper. Too bad Jonah REALLY had other plans. Call it lack of a nap or that he's two...but regardless, the so-called fun outing ended up being a meal to-go for Ben. The two of them hung outside while the other 2 boys (Isaac slept) and I ate fast inside. It maybe didn't go quite as planned. We called it a night, went back to the hotel after stopping for some snacks and watched some shows on the laptop after the boys fell asleep! That's the kind of awesome night we get when there are little people involved!! And I'm not even being sarcastic (minus the meltdown by Jonah), it ended up being a good night!

Sunday, we headed to the Omaha Zoo, along with a lot , as in THOUSANDS of other people this glorious sunshiney Memorial Day weekend!


The aquarium part of the zoo was a huge hit, it was so cool. 
All sorts of fish, sharks, sting rays, jelly fish...
considering Noah frequently includes the sea animals in his supper time prayer, it made for a very good time!









This zoo is SO big and required lots of walking, and it was a warm day. I was thankful we rented this wagon AND took our stroller, and the baby carrier. In no way could we see the whole zoo, but what we did see was memorable! The boys (minus Isaac) and Ben swam again in the hotel pool in the afternoon. Isaac and I had a quiet afternoon in the room, which was kind of a special treat too! 

For supper, we went to Mama's Pizza (SO good), a local pizza place. Not only was the pizza really good, but they had a sign that said something like "Children are Welcome....but No Running and No Screaming." And after last night's fiasco with Jonah at the restaurant, that sign worked wonders! I said, "you can't fuss, there's no fussing in this restaurant." I maybe stretched what the wording was a touch, but we had a very pleasant meal! I think I might need to make one for our house!

After supper, Christian had some money (that Grandpa had given him) to take us out for ice-cream! So Dairy Queen it was...and they were VERY pleased with it!!



On Memorial Day, we left after breakfast and headed home.