Thursday, April 28, 2011

Luke Four-Month Update

I am such a happy baby! I smile all the time, to anyone who looks at me. I get very excited and giggle and squeal. My favorite two places are in the baby carrier strapped to my Mom when we are out and about, and my swing when we are at home. Mom just got my bouncer out of the garage and I am having a lot of fun playing in it. At my 4 month check-up I was 14 lbs. 9 oz. and 25 inches (50-60% in both categories). I am getting so many rolls on my arms and legs. My cheeks are getting so chubby too. The doctor said Mom can start having me try real food, but Mom says she’s not ready for that yet. My eyes still water and goop-up all the time. The doctor said I might have to get surgery on my tear ducts when I am a year old. Mom has to keep my nails very short because I keep scratching my head. It looks like I fell in a rose bush!
Mom can’t believe what an easy baby I am during the day. I am very content just hanging out on my own and observing all that is going on around me. I love my brother and am very entertained by him. He is very loving and kind towards me (the majority of the time.) I don’t get much one-on-one time with Mom or Dad, but I don’t mind. It is nice when my brother is taking a nap or after he’s gone to bed because Mom will hold me and talk to me. I love when I have 100% of her attention. My night time sleep is still all over the place. For a week I was doing good waking up once around 4 am to eat and then going back to sleep until 7:30. Lately I’ve started waking up 2-3 times at night. Mom is about to make me start crying it out, which will be sad, but good for all of us in the long run. =)  Mom also said that I need to start taking more naps in my crib rather in my swing. When I get overly hungry I have a freak out! I cry and scream and refuse to eat. Mom has to work hard to calm me down before I’ll eat. Needless to say Mom works really hard to make sure I eat and sleep before I am too tired or hungry. She said she did a much better job scheduling-wise with Carson then with me. I guess that’s what happens when you have a two-year-old brother. Sometimes life is hard when you are 4 months, but for the most part I am loving it!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Aren't little boys in sweater vests the best?

Happy Easter!
(It's hard to get a good picture of one kid...It's impossible to get a good picture of two kids together. Enjoy the blurriness!)

Saturday, April 23, 2011


I had one of those "a-hah" (as Oprah would say) moments just now. I was driving home from a stressful grocery trip and it felt so wonderful to finally be sitting  with both boys strapped in the back with no way of escape. A great song came on the radio as I glanced in my rear view mirror and noticed that both the boys were a sleep. All the sudden I had this overpowering rush of emotion, pure JOY, and sense of how lucky I am.

As much as I feel overwhelmed and exhausted as a mom with two young kids (one of them being Carson =)) I am so LUCKY to be living my life.

So, as I sit here with groceries still in the car and a sticky floor beneath my feet I thank the Lord for all that he has BLESSED me with. (And it doesn't help that both the boys are still asleep, in their beds, and the house is nice and quiet!)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Extravaganzas!

Carson has already participated in two Easter Egg hunts and it isn't even Easter yet. =) Last weekend Shell had their Easter party. There were over 500 eggs and the turn out was pretty poor, so he ended up with around 50 eggs. He also found an egg with a prize ticket in it and won a big basket. Even though he doesn't look happy in most of these pictures I promise he was. He doesn't like to humor his Mom with looking at the camera or, heaven forbid, smiling...

"Seriously Dad, you want me to sit on his lap?"

Decorating Easter eggs at home. 

Today my friend Carrie had a bunch of kids over for a Easter egg hunt at her house. The kids had a blast. There were a lot more little toys and stickers then candy in the eggs. I think all the Moms were thinking the same thing. We didn't come home with much candy-which is a good thing (for Mom and Carson!)
Let the hunt begin!
The kids with their loot
Carson and Allie
Carson with the Godfrey kids and Brooklyn
My buddy Sadie

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Don't you want to kiss that little face?

Life When You're Two

You can never be too safe while driving...
Finger Painting 

Standing on the air conditioning unit, taking off your diaper, and knocking on the window while Mom is doing the dishes

Relaxing after a hard day. 

Monday, April 11, 2011

Please & Thank Yous

Yesterday Carson was finger painting. He went into the garage and wanted me to get the gallon size wall paint so he could paint with that instead. I said no, and he started crying and throwing a fit, so I walked into the house to ignore the tantrum. I heard him saying "thank you, thank you, thank you" (sounding like tan to) over and over while sobbing his eyes out. We've been working on please and thank yous and he occasionally gets them confused. It was the funniest/most pathetic thing I've heard in a long time.

Thursday, April 7, 2011