Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween 2015

We had a wonderful Halloween this year!

Ryan's school had a fall festival so we dressed up the kiddos and headed for to school.  Ryan was Jake from The Neverland Pirates.  Colton was Captain Jake and Sydney was Tinkerbell.  

They had a trunk-or-treat, games, bouncy houses, a balloon artist and food trucks.  They boys had a great time.  Of course they got balloon swords to go with their Jake costumes.  We had a great time and the boys had a blast.  Fun night for sure.  

 Matt and the boys carved our pumpkins for the front porch.  

All the kiddos dressed up to go trick-or-treating.  It was chilly and raining so Matt took the boys out while Sydney and I stayed home and handed out candy.  Thankfully the rain stopped but the boys pumpkins filled up and they needed to unload so Matt took Ryan back out for round 2 and Colton stayed home and handed out candy with me.  

On Halloween day the boys both had soccer games then a costume party with some preschool friends.  They had the best time playing with friends.  They were wore out and Colton fell fast asleep on the way home.  

It was a fun filled day and made lots of fun memories.  

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Seven Months

Sydney - You are SEVEN months old!  

You are wearing mostly 6-9 month clothes.  You wear size 2 diapers and size 3 at night.  

You are a great sleeper.  You take two good naps a day, one in the morning around an hour and a longer nap (2-3 hrs) in the afternoon in your crib.  You sleep great at night.  You go to bed by 7pm and wake up around 7:30am.  

You LOVE your jumperoo and just laugh and play so well.  You constantly kick your little legs All. Day. Long.  

You do amazing in the nursery.  There was a time you would scream bloody murder but you have gotten SO much better.  I am so thankful for great childcare workers.  

You are becoming a great eater.  You have eaten all the first foods - applesauce, peaches, pears, bananas, carrots, green beans, peas, carrots and sweet potatoes.  Your favorites are applesauce, bananas, carrots and peas.  You eat a fruit for breakfast, a veggie or fruit for lunch and veggie for dinner.  

You have four 5-7 oz bottles a day.  7:30, 10, 1:45, 5:30 food, 6:30 bottle.

You are rolling when you tolerate being on your belly.  You LOVE to sit up and have become a pro at sitting up.  No sign of crawling yet and that's a good thing.  

You cut your two bottom teeth the last month.  You seem to be in such a better mood.  

You love when your big brothers come over to talk to you and make you laugh.  They love to make silly faces at you and love seeing your smile first thing in the morning.  Ryan loves to come with me to get you up in the morning.  Your brothers ADORE you! 

You are SO sweet and smiley!  We are all crazy about you!  

You are such a gift from the Lord!  You are such a pure joy and delight and always make us smile and laugh.  This is my very favorite age.  You are interacting more, you love to smile and you play more with your toys.  Your so fun!  We are so blessed and thank God every day for you!


Monday, October 19, 2015

Pumpkin Patch

Saturday morning we took the kiddos to Gentry's Farm in Franklin.  They have the cutest pumpkin farm full of a hayride, animals, a big corn maze, a kids maze, corn play yard and of course pumpkins.  

Ryan had fall break Friday and Monday so we wanted to have some fun family time.  The boys were super excited.  It was the most beautiful day to spend outside at the pumpkin patch

Sydney enjoyed some daddy time at her first visit to the pumpkin patch.  She did awesome and loved watching all the activity.  

They have this cute play area for the kids with teepees, a tire swing and of course this kid size port-a-potty.  haha!  

We picked out our pumpkins before leaving.  The boys couldn't wait and were great at picking out our pumpkins.  

We have been so busy with soccer practices, soccer games and make up games it was nice to have a family day on Saturday since we didn't have any soccer games.  

And because this sweetie pie is too cute...

 Sporting her TN Smokey outfit.  Go Big Orange!!!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Wedding Weekend

This weekend we traveled to Cincinnati to celebrate the wedding of Matt's cousin Isaac to his childhood sweetheart Stacey.  

We left bright and early Friday morning and arrived in Cincy around lunch time.  The kids traveled well and Sydney only fussed a little.  

My in-laws watched the kiddos for us Friday night while Matt and I went to the rehearsal dinner.  Matt was a groomsmen in the wedding.  

Isaac in all his groomsmen.

The rehearsal dinner was held at Montgomery Inn Boathouse.  They are famous for their Ribs and BBQ.  It doesn't compare to Memphis bbq but it was good!  We really enjoyed catching up with family and getting to know new friends.  It was such a fun evening and we are so thankful to Papau and YaiYai for watching the kiddos.  

Matt's Uncle Steve, his cousin Isaac and Aunt Teresa. 

This was my view on the way to the wedding!!!  The wedding was at 5:30 so we left my in-laws house just after 4:00.  I guess the traveling the day before and staying up late chatting while sharing a bed caught up with the boys.  

The wedding was in this beautiful Catholic Chapel.  We were running late so we took a set in the very back of the church.  It worked out perfect because we could see well, the boys were entertained with iPhones and I had a quick exit with Sydney if needed.  

Thankfully the boys did awesome and were very well behaved.  Sydney did great as well.  I was so nervous taking three kids to a wedding but again Papau and Yaiyai to the rescue taking care of the boys and Sydney drank a bottle and stayed entertained people watching.  

The most handsome guy at the wedding with the prettiest girl!  Love these two adorable cuties!

LOVE love this picture of Matt and Isaac.  Definitely a framer!

And there's the bride.  They are headed to Hawaii for their honeymoon.  I'm super jealous and wish we were planning a 10 year anniversary trip to Hawaii but I'm not banking on that happening.  Boo =(

This sweet princess fell asleep during the reception just like I hoped she would!  She slept through dinner, hallelujah!  She did great the whole time and only fused a little before dozing off.  

Then Papau was in charge of entertaining her.  Love this pic of these two.  

It was a fantastic weekend and we had a blast!   
Congrats to Isaac and Stacey on a beautiful wedding and God bless in your new marriage!