Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Pumpkin Patch 2013

We made it to the pumpkin patch this weekend for our annual photo shoot and picking out our pumpkin.  It's fun that the boys get so excited about going now.  They even (mostly) cooperate for pictures, just knowing it's part of the deal. I am loving knowing that our family is complete and that when we take a family picture no one is missing.

So silly, this kid.

Our first family picture

The finished product

 And because pumpkin pickin' is hard work...

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Star Wars Invasion

Because my two oldest boys have never been into dressing up except for when they know everyone else is going to be dressed up as well, I try to be very economical when it comes to Halloween costumes. (Translation: I'm cheap.)  This year Amazon.com has been my best friend for Christmas gifts and, alas, for Halloween costumes. The boys are thrilled and I can check it off my list.

I give you...Boba Fett and Jango Fett. No idea who they are? Neither did I.  Here, if you're curious.

Friday, October 25, 2013

One Month Already?!

I cannot believe Susanna is already a month old (actually five weeks, it's been a busy week). She is eating great.  When I took her for her check-up, she had gained almost two pounds in two weeks!  She's right under ten pounds, and we love her chunk.  So cute!

I tried to get a few pictures, but I couldn't get the light exactly like I wanted it.  They're still sweet.

She still smiles all the time, and I have even gotten one "real", fully awake smile from her.  Totally melts me.

 A little humor.  She gets the middle finger usage from her daddy.

Love those lips!

And this is when she was done.

Every one of us is loving her.  I have been amazed how much her brothers have held her, talked to her, kissed her, petted her.  I'm constantly saying, "If she's asleep, leave her be!" It's so hard for them to leave her alone because they are loving her so much.

The other day we were eating dinner and Eli bumped into Susanna's head as she was laying in my arms. She was completely unfazed, but I said, "Eli, careful, you bumped her head." Judah burst into tears, wailing, "Eli hit my baby sisser's head!!!!!"

They're already so tender towards her. I love it.