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.


Sunday, May 7, 2017

Isaac [4 months]


Isaac, you are just so sweet..and squishy..and lovable. 
You are FOUR months old...and growing daily!
I love your smiles, it makes your whole face light up. When you smile, you remind me of what Christian looked like, and when you're serious you remind me of Noah. But you are you..and that's how you should be! Most people that see the four of you boys say, "they all belong!" And you each do :)


Generally speaking, you are a happy baby, content with sitting in the bouncer seat or under your little play gym/mat. Sometimes, you feel like you need to be held and if I am in the middle of something I carry you around in this baby carrier...which you seem to enjoy :) It has become a lifesaver when it comes to taking you shopping with me!!

Some of your faces just crack me up...
the one on the left I feel like you are intently listening, as though you are a therapist just hanging onto every word....and the one on the right, you have your happy eyes!!

 You had your first Easter this past month! You looked so handsome. 

Your hair is growing, it stands straight up, but its just the softest light brown, chick-like hair. Jonah still loves to rub his cheek against your head, and say, "Isaac so sofffft." He loves you dearly, and can go from being the biggest stinker to his older brother to being ever so gentle with you, giving you kisses all over your face. 


You have the bluest eyes..so clear and blue..that again reminds me of Noah. You have really begun recognizing where I am at..and have even cried if you can see me, but I'm not holding you (I love you too buddy). You startle fairly easy, (even very easy depending on the sound)...you poor lip quivers and then you let out a big ol' wail! 

Your auntie had a new baby girl cousin on April 27...Abriella Jean! You were cheering her on by wearing this shirt she bought you. 

You have been sticking your hands in your mouth and DROOLING like a faucet. But you don't mind...you just think its funny :) You also think "peek-a-boo" is funny, and pretty much anything if you aren't tired and you're being talked to! You are ticklish, especially if I "get" you with my mouth on your belly/chest. I love to hear your laugh!

You love your Daddy, and while I'm a work you get to hang out with him! Thankfully you drink from a bottle okay, otherwise that would make for one sad mama. When I come home, the first time I feed you, it seems as though you eat to make sure I don't leave for a little while :) You sure are a snuggly little guy, you like to be held...and we like to hold you!

You eat about every 3-4 hours during the day, and still wake up about 2-3 times at night. You go to bed around 8-8:30, I feed and rock you (because we both like that!). You have learned how to roll from your belly to back, so when you do that you wake up and if you're still tired you are NOT happy about it. If you are done sleeping anyway, I'll come in your room and you are just smiling so big and making the sweetest happy baby noises. 

You weigh around 17 pounds and I'm curious to see how long you are when we go to the doctor. You seem long to me, longer than the other boys were, but we'll see. You're wearing 6 month, some even 9 month outfits and size 2 diapers. I'm so grateful you are growing and healthy...a little bit sad, just because I know its happening all too quickly!


I'm excited to get to know your personality the more and more you grow. You are pretty easy going..you cry if you are startled, are super tired, or if you just want your mama. All your brothers love you, and you respond to each of them with the biggest smile if they talk to you! Jonah by far shows the most affection, and somehow you don't seem to mind the extreme smothering and kisses!

 Isaac Jesse, you are loved. I pray you continue to be healthy and happy...you bring us so much joy!!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

He is Risen

He is RISEN! 
I love Easter...I love what it means, and that we have such a special reason to celebrate!

One way we celebrate is by dressing up...
and I get to call all 5 of these handsome fellas mine!




 We went to church, and then to Mom and Dad's for the afternoon.

Isaac's first Easter!



We had a delicious meal and later we all participated in an Easter egg hunt outside. 

 To complete the afternoon, we celebrated Dad's birthday (which is tomorrow)...
he even got a bunny cake :)

Grateful for the gift of eternal salvation and the reason we have that is 
all because of Jesus. Happy Easter!!!! (And Happy Birthday Dad!!!!)