Sunday, October 17, 2010

Ethan is now 6 months old!

Ethan's six month mark came with plenty of time at the pumpkin patch this week. I can't believe he is six months old. It still feels like he is a little tiny baby, except... He is growing to 19 pounds now and is practically out of his little carseat. Not to mention, he is reaching and grabbing everything. He is grasping like crazy and is even inching his little bottom to try and move around. He is too cute. Although, I do have to say, we have developed some bad habits with him being the third kiddo.

We are working on that this month, better sleep at night and getting better at laying him down in the crib. I just want to rock him all of the time.

Kindergarten is really starting to set in for her and I think it is this time that she really begins to settle in. The teacher has already seen her at her most tired time, it can only get better from here. We have been having some more one on one time too and we are digging that since I don't have her home until 3. We made some little ghosties for the tree after school and we are going to do some more crafts after school as some fun time.

Jackson is a talker. He wants to talk about everything. I took him with me to my brother's birthday dinner on Saturday and we had the longest conversations back and forth to the dinner.
I can't hardly hold him now too. He is three and 38 pounds. I think he will definitely take his sister in the next couple of years.

Here are some fun pictures of the kiddos. We have had tons of fun at a couple of pumpkin patches.













Tuesday, October 05, 2010

What have we been up to?

Well, I definitely think no matter what stage of life you are in, the fall just gets busy. Everyone feels good after a long, hot summer, when the weather cools down. Pumpkins and hay are all around. A good Baylor football game is on or so we heard about.

Well, we have had birthday parties and trips and visitors all over here. We went to Ville Platte to visit Brandon's family, we had cousin's birthday party and we went to Horseshoe Bay last minute for an ADP trip with our little family. It was a fun, quick trip. These resort hotels are great for little kids; the pools and little beach areas keep them busy for hours and wears them totally out.

Not to mention, Ethan is growing like a weed. He has a little cough we can't get rid of and he is teething big time. We are having our little issues with giving him a bottle and eating baby food, but nothing too bad. He definitely has a little sensitive stomach. I had a big glass of milk the other day and oh, that was bad. He had gas the whole day, poor thing. He just reminds me of why we love to have babies around. They are so happy and fun. He is so sweet.

Kaitlyn and Jackson are as busy bees as ever and just want to learn more and more. I think Brandon and I are having a tough time keeping up. Oh, what have we done? I always think things will slow down, but they haven't yet. When will that happen, I don't know, but sure would like a little break before the holidays come. We are going to Kansas City for Thanksgiving!

Here are some pictures from the month's activities.
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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Jackson's Third Bday pics

Here are pics of Jackson's third birthday. I can't believe how big he is. He has a great sense of humor and has blossomed into a young boy full of energy and life. He just loves everyone and is so kind and thoughtful. We are so blessed to have him.

He loves having a big sister to play with and a little brother to hold. Here are pictures from his birthday, which was on Sept. 1.

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Sunday, September 05, 2010

Labor Day Weekend Trip

You know how we like our little family vacations. We couldn't go too far this year, but we did plan a last-minute getaway to the Hyatt Hill Country Resort in San Antonio. We just planned to hang out there on there little beach and pool. It was cool! It got pretty packed on the weekend and were glad we made it there before the crowds.

Ethan did amazingly well. He went with the flow and slept pretty well. Kaitlyn and Jackson did pretty well and slept in the same bed. They did great. Jackson loved making faces for the camera. I can't believe he just turned 3! (I will add a post here for him too!) I am just too far behind. Kaitlyn loved exploring and we ended up running into one of her friends from school!

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Friday, July 30, 2010

Photographer

We made the photographer's blog with some of our pictures. Take a look.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Family Pictures

It is really is so ironic that I am not on this more. I feel like the days are flying and that we are so busy, but at the same time, I feel like I get nothing done. This morning, it took us until about 11 am to finally be ready to do something in the day. Ethan is taking a while to nurse, Kaitlyn and Jackson take a long time to get moving and it just goes on and on. We did work on how to clean a bathroom today and how they can help keep it clean.

It is one of my main goals by the fall to have them doing a chore a day on their own. Jackson is almost all the way potty trained and it is really exciting. That has been huge this past month and kept us busy and at home. It just wasn't going to happen unless we did stay home. Of course, the heat is a killer for little Ethan too, as well as all of us.

Here's to crossing new horizons as school time approaches and we get used to having three kids. The demand is great, but the reward is greater.

We had some family photos taken last week. Not all of them are up yet, but I like this photographer and she is pretty reasonably priced.

http://www.thepolkadotcottagephotography.com/, then click on clients and type in meche.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Attack of the Dinosaur

Okay, if you still keep up with our blog, you are really going to like this. Brandon made a short little movie of the kids on a rainy day. Just wait for it, but Jackson is absolutely hilarious. His timing is just perfect and I think he has a real future in acting/comedy LOL!

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