Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Happy 2 months (belated)!

Finn was 2 months old last Thursday, and 9 weeks on Friday.   Today we went to see the doctor and got him all checked out.   He is well and GROWING ... 16 lbs, 3 oz.  Oh. my. word.  We shall call him Biggie Smalls.  He is doing well!  The doctor thinks his weight is just fine. (Tell that to my poor tired arms and shoulders!)  He sleeps more than the other kids did at this age, but it must be exhausting growing at that rate, so you can't blame him.  Finn has rolled over from his tummy to his back a couple of times now, and has started smiling and cooing.  I love baby smiles!

Smalls is ready for some Penn State football!

Trying to get a good smile picture ... 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Three kids...

Elijah - ate lots of asparagus and as I was putting him to bed, wished me a good night's sleep, and a good day at work, and, "I hope you don't have any funerals tomorrow."

Molly - threw a fit and went to bed early

Finn - is cooing, smiling, and rolled from his belly to his back. Again. And he's only 9 and a half weeks old. And he ate. A lot. I think he is bulking up for his weigh-in on Wednesday.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Pictures this week

 They're both getting pretty brave and fast at coasting down the driveway.

We had a fun pizza & movie night when Daddy was out of town.

Molly is still totally in love with Finn - and she is so excited to get to hold him!

 Apparently Finn thinks his bib is really a cape.  Super baby!

Friday, September 23, 2011

The kids

 Sweet chubby cheeks

Elijah is getting so grown up.

I'm so glad they're such good friends!

Big sister

Cute girl!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Our cowgirl ballerina

I had to get some pictures of Miss Molly in her favorite outfit - not only is it hilarious and super cute, but also represents her personality pretty well. I saw a very pretty photo of a little girl in her tutu and cowgirl boots on etsy that I wanted to get for Molly's room, but it has since disappeared. =( Oh well, Molly is cuter and has cuter boots! And since I don't have Amanda or anyone here to take a beautiful picture for me, I decided I needed to just take some myself, even if I'm a lousy photographer, to remember Molly at this age. Some of them are pretty cute, despite the photographer - yay!

{I'm not sure how to crop this one for printing - her face is so cute, her hair, not so much.}


Elijah gets in on the dancing fun, too. I think he's an airplane here.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Some pictures of Finn

Finn is seven weeks old! Tonight he is very fussy, but mostly he has been sleeping better at night and pretty easy going during the day. Here he is in his bath the other night - so chubby!

He looks calm and happy, but ...

this is how he usually looks in the bath!

What a big boy!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Some pictures

It is raining here, and has been most of the last few days. I am very glad for my rain boots today! (I think growing up in Colorado, where rain boots are silly and unnecessary, has made me especially fond of them.) Everything is starting to flood now - we have a river in our backyard, and I don't think we'll be able to get to school tomorrow with all the roads that are flooded out. Hopefully Patrick makes it home tonight! Finn is six weeks old, and continues to grow like a mad man. Today I feel like I have done nothing but take Elijah back and forth to school, and nurse Finn. A 6 week growth spurt, maybe?

He sure is cute, though! Fun little sleeper (ack! the shoes!) from Aunt Louise.

I think his chubby little rolls are getting rolls. Gracious.

On Sunday we got to spend the day with Diane's family and Bobbi & Papa. We should've taken more pictures.

Oh my word, she is such a spaz. Where does she get it from?


Thursday, September 1, 2011


This afternoon, something amazing and wonderful happened.

While doing my normal scan of the blogs/facebook for sales and deals, I saw a great clearance sale on little girls summer clothes. Yay! There were a few things that I saw that I thought would be great for Molly for next year, and the prices were fantastic.

Now, all that is great, and I was excited, but finding great deals on stuff we need does happen pretty often, and I wouldn't normally write a blog post about it.

But then, I realized that I could just GO DOWNSTAIRS to our basement, and check the bin for next year and see what we needed! Like, in the very minute that I found the deal, not like making the trek out to the storage unit and not even being able to find the right bin, and three days later when all the clearance stuff is gone figuring out that I don't even know what we need ...

So, I got some great stuff - the right stuff, in the right sizes - and realized again how much I love having a house. Hooray for our basement!