Monday, August 31, 2015

It's That Time of Year Again

It's fall so that means it's time for soccer!  This year is Ryan's third year of soccer and Colton is playing his first season.  Matt is assistant coaching Colton's team.  It's quit comical and a little challenging trying to teach 10 four year olds the game of soccer.  Bless it!  Colton is one of the youngest players on his team because of the cut off date but hopefully he will learn something and become the most improved player.  He can really only get better from here.

Ryan is finally figuring out the game of soccer, I think!  He, of course, knows how to play the game but seems to have more skill this year.  Like Colton, he is one of the youngest players on his team.  Most of his teammates are in first grade.  You can definitely notice the maturity difference.  I'm hoping he grows as a player and teammate this year.

Saturday was their first soccer games of the season.  They were both excited!  We all went to Colton's game then I took Colton and Sydney home so Sydney could nap.  It was hot and I was frustrated holding a baby who was fighting her nap and just fussy but it was all for the boys.  It will get easier as we navigate our new schedule and Sydney gets older.  

Friday, August 21, 2015

Five Months

Sydney - You are FIVE months old!!!

You weigh 14.5lbs.  You have really filled out in the last month.  You are so squishy and we love it.

You wear size 2 diapers and 3-6 months clothes and some 6 month.

You take a short nap in the morning, usually after the gym and many times in the car and you always take a great long nap in the afternoon in your bed.

You are such a sweet baby and usually good when I leave you at the gym or MOPS.  You still haven't been to the church nursery because we are always there when you are napping so you just nap in your carseat in "big" church.  I'm sure you will make your way to the nursery soon.

You definitely let us know when you are hungry.  You are so easy to put to bed at home in your crib but you fight sleep in the car.

 You are not rolling but we are in no hurry.  Neither of the boys rolled until around 6 months.  Even though you aren't rolling all the way over yet you definitely make your way around the floor and your bed.  You kick and wiggle all over the place.

You like the jumperoo, the exausaucer and the bouncy seat for about 10 min then you get bored or antsy and want out.  You will sometimes take a good nap in your swing late in the afternoon. You typically like to lay on the floor with your toys while I play with you.  You really just like people to talk to you and play with you.

Your brothers adore you and love talking to you.  You always give them big smiles.

You are a pure joy and we are so in love with you!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Ryan's First Day of Kindergarten

 How did we got here this fast???  

It seems like yesterday this boy was just a little baby!

Ryan has been so excited about Kindergarten!  He has asked all summer when does he start kindergarten and when can he ride the bus.  

His first week of school was only Monday, Wednesday and Friday and only from 8:30-1.  Ryan LOVED it and had the best time.  It was a nice way to ease into a full school schedule.  

The second week of school he will go all day with all the kids.  He goes from 8:30-3:35 every day.  He will catch the bus at 8:05 and get off the bus at 3:55.  He is super excited about riding the bus.  I'm a little nervous and just pray he makes it on the right bus to come home!  

In just a couple years this other handsome fella will join his big brother at the same school.  

Ryan has an awesome teacher this year and I think she is going to be so great for Ryan.  She's thorough and kind.  He seems to have a great class and I can't wait for him to develop those friendships with his peers.  

I couldn't wait to pick him up on the first day and hear all about his day!  

 I am so proud of this little guy!  He is SO ready for Kindergarten and he is going to rock it this year! I am so excited for him and look forward to watching him thrive!  

Shine brightly little one!  

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Our Sydney


I can hardly stand, love this girl...such a blessing and pure joy, even when she seems to cry all day long!  But this outfit I bought on super sale last spring before I was even pregnant in "hopes" that we would have a baby girl one day!!!  And here she is, our Sydney we prayed so hard for, in this adorable outfit!  We are so thankful for this blessing!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Four Months

 Sydney Deborah - You are FOUR months old!!! 

You weigh just over 13lbs 

You are wearing mostly 3-6 month clothes and some 6 month.  

You wear size 1 diaper during the day and size 2 at night.

You are a fantastic sleeper.  You sleep from 7pm to 7am.  I am SO thankful for that!  You take 2-3 naps during the day.  Sometimes you nap in the morning between your 7 and 10am bottles and usually one midmorning nap around 11:30, this one is usually in the car after the gym or running errands, and a great afternoon name from 2-4pm.  Sometimes you take a little cat nap around dinner time.  

You are the sweetest and happiest baby.  You have the cutest personality and we are seeing it more every day.  You love when anyone talks to you and pays you attention, especially your brothers.  

You love to stand up and getting better at putting weight on your legs. 

You have great head control and can sit in your bumbo though you don't like to sit in it very long.  You like your jumperoo but only for about 5 minutes.  

You have started really grabbing things.  You love to suck on your hands.  You like your paci but you are constantly grabbing at it and pulling it out.  You don't grab at your headbands or bow, thank the Lord!  My goal is that when you get a little older you won't want to leave the house without a bow! ;)

 You had your first time in the pool recently.  You loved it and just hung out in momma's arms the whole time.  Another time you tried the baby float and you liked it for a short period of time.

You eat every 3-4 hours and take around 6oz in each bottle.  You take five bottles a day.  

You have a little bunny lovey with your name on it that you love to hold.  I don't let you sleep with it but you love to hold it in your car seat and swing.  

You love to watch whatever your brothers are doing.  They LOVE to talk to you and entertain you.  You think they are pretty great!

You have not started rolling yet but I'm sure you will soon.  

You are such a sweet sweet baby and we just love you so much!  You are such a joy and delight.  We are blessed and thank God every day for you!  

Monday, July 6, 2015

Boys Check ups

The boys had their 4 and 6 year old appointments in July!  It's hard to believe they are getting so big so fast.  

 Ryan is growing so well.  He is starting Kindergarten in August and he is SO ready.  He will be in school all day this year.  It's a big step.  At his six year check up he weighs 43lbs (33rd percentile) and 47 inches tall (77th percentile).  He is one tall and skinny boy.  He is super smart and loves to build and play with legos.  He is so imaginative and loves to read books.  

I can hardly believe Colton is four!  How did that happen?  He is so funny and so expressive.  Colton's speech is getting better and clearer every day.  I can understand him now 98% of the time.  He is so funny, I just love his personality.  

At his four year check up he is 31lbs (10th percentile) and 39 inches tall (11th percentile).  He is my little peanut and always has been.  He has become a little picky the last year or so but will also surprise us and eat a ton or eat a big variety.  He will be in the four year old preschool, three days a week this year.  He is excited about starting school in September. 

The boys are growing so much and are pretty crazy about their baby sister.  They tell everyone they meet about their baby Sydney.  It's pretty cute.  They are the best big brothers and shower her with kisses and love all the time.  

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Colton's 4th Birthday

We traveled to Memphis this year to celebrate Colton's 4th birthday!  

The birthday boy chose chocolate chip pancakes at IHOP for his birthday breakfast!  We all went including Uncle Matt who met us for breakfast.  

Who doesn't love chocolate chip pancakes?

The boys opening their birthday gifts from Nana and Grandad.  Ryan got a new leap pad tablet.

Colton's firetruck birthday cookie!

Singing Happy Birthday to the birthday boy!


We took the boys downtown to Rendezvous for a birthday dinner.  My brother came with us while my mom and dad kept Sydney.

We LOVE Rendezvous.  Plus it's special to Matt and I because we went there on our first date. 

My favorite six year old!

We had a surprise for the boys - we took them to a Redbirds game after Rendezvous.

They were pretty excited to go to the first Redbirds baseball game.  

My favorite three boys!

Of course the birthday boy had to have ice cream.  

Meeting Rocky the Redbird. 

It was a great day and I'm so glad we got to spend time in Memphis with family for Colton's birthday.  Happy Birthday big C, we love you and look forward to a wonderful year!