Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sweetie Reidy

Oh, how we love our Reid. He is the sweetest little thing I have ever seen and honestly brings us so much joy we cannot even explain it. All of our kids are awesome in different ways. Reid is just the epitome of the word sweet. He is a good baby. He is happy. He loves everyone. He loves to laugh. Sigh. I love him.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Father's Day

Father's day was fun and relaxing this year! Although we were not able to be with most of our family on the actual day, the boys were happy to spoil Randy with gifts and homemade cards etc. and we were able to take my dad out to lunch after church and spend time at his house swimming. I think all the boys had a great time. :)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Super Summer

The boys attended their first day of Super Summer today!! They all had a blast but are exhausted. :) On my day off, I cleaned the house. Not too exciting but it was nice to get something done!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

He Lost It!!

Well, Jack lost his first tooth. And I missed it by about 10 minutes!!! :( It has been very loose for awhile but yesterday it was clearly looser than before. I just knew it was going to come out any minute, but I had to take him to his Gigi and Papa's house for the weekend. And wouldn't you know, the kid lost the tooth about ten minutes after I handed him off! I'm sad I missed it but SO excited for him. To Jack, this was kind of a big deal. :)

Oh, also, I think my kid may be the only kid to ever request that the tooth fairy please not take his tooth. She obliged and STILL left him a dollar. Hmmm...

Happy 8 Months to REID!!!

Reid has grown up so much over the last month! He really is such a BIG boy, weighing in at nearly 23 pounds, wearing 12-18 month clothes, and moving up into size 4 diapers (didn't Graham wear size 5 diapers just six months ago before he was potty trained??) He continues to be such a joy for our family. Both of the big boys refer to him as "My PRECIOUS baby!!!!" and love to make him laugh and smile. This isn't hard for them because he always smiles when he sees his "bubbas." Reid is enjoying the summer schedule as am I. It is nice to be leisurely in the morning and to allow him to take a morning nap. He is typically taking two naps per day although he can get by with one if he sleeps in later than usual in the morning. I like that he is flexible but it is also slightly difficult because the schedule isn't really predictable.

Some "firsts" and milestones from Reid's 8th month:
- He cut his first tooth! And his second. And his third. And he's working on a couple more. This is exciting but wasn't very pleasant. :( He is a very good baby but his is noticeably uncomfortable when a tooth is coming in. We are hoping he'll get a break after this next one comes in.
- He took his first trip to the lake! I should say to the lake HOUSE. He didn't actually get in the lake or even the pool, seeing as it was a bit chillier than usual for this time of year. However, he had a blast spending his days outdoors on walks and golf cart rides and having time with BB, Grandad, Mumo, and Papo. 
- He is now pulling up on everything and can take little steps around the furniture. I am scared that he is going to be a very early walker like Graham!
- He LOVES the train table. All he wants to do when he wakes up is crawl into the big boys' room, pull up on the train table, and be there all day. He gets very angry when Graham moves trains away from him and displays this anger via a very loud and obnoxious pterodactyl sounding scream (possibly he learned this from his cousin, Brooklyn...)
- He isn't into most foods. We've tried everything. Traditional baby food. Homemade baby food. Real food cut up into tiny bites. He LOVES Gerber puffs, likes bananas, strawberries, and baby applesauce. He tolerates bread, turkey, chicken, and baby oatmeal. Anything else is pretty much a force feed. This reminds me of Graham...
- He can say Mama, Dada, and Bubba but pretty much only ever says Bubba. He also says baba for bottle, which is pretty indistinguishable from Bubba. :)
- He waved bye-bye twice in the past couple of days!! The first time was to my parents and the second time was to our neighbor, Arlene. So sweet to see this first!
- He had to have tubes put into his ears. :( We were hoping to avoid this but his eardrum burst a couple of weeks ago so that was of course the last straw. Luckily, we LOVE our ENT and he was able to get us in right away. We opted for an in office procedure instead of the out patient surgery. I am so thankful that we made that choice. It was a much better experience than what we had with Graham having to come off of anesthesia. Reid did cry the entire time (all of three minutes for the procedure) but was absolutely fine, smiling and playing, within minutes of finishing. And he is feeling so good now without all of that fluid in there!!
- He has the best smile ever. We love him so much!!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Lake Weekend

Whew, we just got home and settled after our first lake weekend of the season. It was so much fun! The lakehouse has been totally renovated since last year so we enjoyed the new features. The best addition was the loft like kids room, stocked with seven beds and lots of toys and flashlights. The boys felt like they were camping and absolutely loved it! I personally loved the new kitchen. And flooring. The previous carpet had been there since the house was built in the 70's. Seriously. Ew. Anyway, everything looked great! The only bad thing about the weekend was the weather. It was a bit cool and there were storms one evening that had us almost heading to the tornado shelter but not quite. Luckily though, the sun did come out almost every day and we had some very nice moments. We had tons of fun even when it was raining by going out to eat at The Shebang, playing cards and games, eating popcorn, etc. We even saw the most beautiful rainbow after dinner Thursday night.

It was Reid's first time to sleep away from home and he did great! He slept all night every night even though he added his second tooth yesterday. Poor guy is getting a couple more but is still overall a very happy camper. We enjoyed taking him on his first boat ride but did not put him in the water this time. Too cold!!!!