Friday, October 30, 2015

Fall Party

Otto's class had their first party this week to celebrate Fall. It was fun to put together decorations, games, and treats with the other room mom's and I think all the kids enjoyed it!
Abbey even came to help! Otto wasn't feeling so well, but he perked up when the cupcakes came out! (later figured out he was having an allergic reaction to pumpkin)
We made spider hats, pattern from Pinterest, which were a hit.
Looking forward to the Christmas party now that this newbie mom has some idea of how class parties  run:) 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Third Little Baby Giraffe

For Otto's first Halloween I bought a tiny giraffe costume that his teenie little three month old self was adorable naturally, I had Meri wear the same costume her first Halloween ( at almost six months) so we could do comparison pictures. Look at these little shrimp babies!
 Of course, you can't leave out a third kid. Tada! Nine month old Ned, at almost 23 pounds, in a 0-3 month costume.
He totally played along and didn't complain a bit about being stuffed into it like a sausage.
And look, a progression of Chris too! Shorter hair and less sleep in each picture.
 Love this sweet little guy.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Homecoming Parade!

We went to the Homecoming Parade with our buddies today! Nothing like a small town parade on a Wednesday afternoon (???). So important that everyone was released early from school, haha!

Afterward we stopped at the Methodist Church's pumpkin patch for a few pictures.
We added two kids to that wagon this year!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Baby Ned: Nine Months

Nine months! Ned changed so much in these last few weeks. It seems like he went from baby to big kid baby overnight. He crawls, he pulls up, he thinks he knows how to play chase, practically in college I tell you. Yes, I am sad about it. I love, love this age, and it's over far too quickly.
He loves playing with his siblings, crawling through the pop up tunnel and giggling when he thinks you are chasing him. He waves and flirts like a mad man, people are his jam. Sticking out his tongue is his move, know that he thinks you are special if he points it in your direction.
He loves the piano and leaps towards it if you happen to walk by while holding him.
He loves to hug. Pick him up after a nap? Hugs! Save him after he has pulled to a stand? Hugs! Otto walks by? Hug AND a kiss!
Touch seems to be his love language. He's happiest when he is with someone, and prefers to sleep with us because heaven forbid he have to go longer than a few hours without snuggling. It's not awful. He does start the night in his bed...just has yet to wake up there.

Look at that cute fuzzy hair! Curly when its humid out, we will see if it stays that way. Dad, for some reason the back of his head reminds me of you.
I love that he loves people. On school afternoons, he attentively searches the crowd coming out of the school until he finds Otto, and then throws himself toward him as soon as Otto is in kissing range. During the day, he and Meri play happily together, but Otto is his bestie.
He continues to love food, nursing is only fun when he has exhausted every other option.  The only food he doesn't love LOVE are green beans, but he will continue to pick them up and eat them while choking and gagging.  Such a good sport this kid is.
Seriously, what a hunk. I love this kid.
And never fear, all standing photos were taken with Ned's BFF for life standing guard just in case.