Sunday, January 18, 2015

A Big Three Year Old

We now have a three year old in our house.  Isaac was so excited about his birthday that he even sang happy birthday to himself!  It was adorable.

I realized this year that if you blow up a few balloons for your child while you try to get ready for the birthday party, they will be entertained for hours!  Isaac kept saying "I love balloons,"  He would throw them in the air and play volleyball with them.

We had a music party for Isaac this year because his world still revolves around music.  He is almost always singing, playing his trumpet, guitar, piano, cymbals, harmonica and now drum set!  Isaac got a drum set, microphone and violin for his birthday which he now plays all the time.

The excitement and enthusiasm of a three year old is contagious!

Five Months!

Ethan is already five months old.  His personality is really starting to come out.  He started rolling from back to front right around five months of age.  When he flips onto his stomach, he pushes up and can move himself completely off of the blanket or activity mat.  Ethan is still trying to figure out the whole sleeping thing which means Mom is not getting much consecutive sleep these days.  If someone would hold his pacifier in all night, I am fairly certain he would sleep all night.  Instead, I am still getting up a few times a night to either feed him or put his pacifier back in.  Sleep training may be in our near future.  

Other than his night sleeping, Ethan is an easy baby.  He loves to watch his brother and chew on teething toys.  His schedule is getting more predictable in that he takes one or two naps in the morning and then a long 2-3 hour nap in the afternoon.  I can usually get an hour or two in the afternoon that both boys are sleeping!!!

We Wish You a Merry Christmas!

Christmas was so fun with all the grandparents, great-grandparents and cousins (we missed Kinsley!).  We went to mass, left cookies for Santa and carrots for the reindeer, opened a lot of presents and ate way too much yummy food.  On Christmas Day, we decorated cookies and we are still trying to break Isaac's habit of asking for a treat after every meal.  

Isaac loved Christmas this year.  He is starting to understand Santa and Jesus' birthday.  It is so fun to see the joy and excitement on the face of a three year old when they see the presents and that the cookies and carrots had been eaten.  

It was so nice to have a few weeks off of work and to spend quality time our families!

Big brother helping Ethan open his presents.

Godparents are the best!

The best pre-mass picture we got.

Leaving out cookies, milk and carrots

Can we open them yet?

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"I wish I could have a cookie!"

Silly monkey!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

We Found the Perfect Tree

Mimi and Pa helped us find the perfect tree. It was a nice and sunny day for our tree search.  Isaac loved having Mimi and Pa there. Pa even let Isaac help cut down their tree.  We also took a twenty minute hay ride around the tree farm.