Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Colbi Lyn: 15 months

Colbi keeps us busy, she is climbing on everything and tearing apart every drawer and cabinet she can find when we are not looking. Her favorite is the dog water dish which results in an outfit change every single time. She has just started taking small steps so I have a feeling by Christmas she will really be walking. She is a talking machine and easily knows 20+ words. She loves to give open mouth kisses to her brothers whenever they are around and they are always happy to let her. She has the best big brothers, I hope she always feels that way! She is an eater and does not turn down much of anything, right now its easy to get her to eat lots of fruits and vegetables  (I know this will change but for now I am giving her as many as she will eat) and she loves milk, cheese, yogurt and pb&j sandwiches. She is sleeping well at night, most nights 7-7:30 or 8 as well as a 2 hour nap most days. She is really starting to feel less like a baby and more like another member of our family. Moving past the baby stage is not easy for me, I am so very much aware of the many lasts that I will never get to experience again but I am trying to focus on the joy of raising my kids and looking forward to watching them all grow and being a part of their lives.

15 month stats
Weight: 21lb 10oz (40%)
Height: 32 inches (90%)
Head Circumference: (50%)

Monday, November 24, 2014

Fall happenings and a little bit of snow.

 Colt's soccer season finished up in the middle of October. He was on the same team that he has been on for the last 3 years, its such a great group of boys and he had so much fun.
 When I need a break the only one she ever really wants is her Papa. LOVE!
 My babysitter sent me this pic one morning when she had all the kids outside playing. She was so happy just to sit and watch them play.
 Friday night high school football with Papa!
 Jax had his fall preschool program and my dad came along to watch and help me out with Colbi and Case.
 Jax did so well and listens very well to instructions and doing what is right. He was very happy we were there and kept smiling and waving at us.
 We went out and celebrated a good report card for Colt at The Bread Co. He is doing really well in school so far and works hard at it.
 Love this kid!
 Papa often stops by after his morning hunts to see the kids and show them his pheasants.
 We enjoyed a few last warm days at the park.

 Soccer finished and Colt jumped right into basketball. I must say I enjoy watching this sport so much more! He has done well for it only being his first year playing and he seems to really like it.

 We have had some cold temps come through but that does not stop us from getting outside and burning some energy.

 We also had our first snow, it was not much but enough to get out and play in it for an afternoon. I am really hoping we get some more snow this year, the boys love it and its so fun to see their excitement and play in it with them.

Next up Thanksgiving! We are looking forward to the holidays and lots of time spent together and with family.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Dave's Firefighter Pinning Ceremony

Taking the oath.
Pinning my handsome man!
After over 3 months of trainings and hard work Dave graduated from the firefighting academy. He is now a volunteer firefighter and an EMT. He has worked hard to make this happen and I am so proud of him. It is something that he really loves doing and even though it means extra time away from us I know it is for a good reason. The boys love hearing the stories  we all and I must admit I find them pretty interesting as well. We all went to his pinning ceremony along with my parents and celebrated with cake afterwards.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Jax's broken arm

After 5 weeks in a cast Jax's arm is healed and the cast will just be a memory. To be honest he was the easiest kid in the world to have in a cast. He never ONCE complained about it hurting him or about things he could not do because the cast was on. I could learn a thing or two from this kid! We have definitely spent quite a few hours in the doctor's office these last few weeks but the kids have been great and if nothing they have learned a little more about what it means to wait patiently.
 Waiting in the dr office.

 Dr. Hutson's office was so great about always having activities for the kids to do while we waited.
 Getting his arm prepped to have the cast removed.

 All healed up!