Monday, April 14, 2014

naptime snuggles with daddy

Denbigh usually is very easy to put to bed for naps and at night but every once in awhile she will cry for a minute or two.  One of those occasions happened recently except she just kept crying.  So Daddy took pity on her and went up to comfort her.  He didn't come back down for awhile so I went up and found this.  So sweet.  She was still making those poor little sob noises babies make when they've cried for awhile.  

Easter Egg Hunt at the Clinton Library

 On Saturday morning Mama took Jacob and Denbigh to meet up with some friends at the Clinton Library while Daddy and Joseph went to soccer.

The line for the Easter Egg Hunt was pretty long so we were happy to be able to hang out with our friends Raelyn and Lillian in line.
Jacob also goes to school with these two girls.  Raelyn and Jake are almost the same age but not in the same class.
The "hunt" was held in a fenced-in area where they also had these fun peddle cars.
I think we have a little Miss Priss on our hands.
 Later we jumped in a few of the various jump castles.


And we had a great time playing with our friends.


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

4-year-old and 9-month well visits

This morning I took Jacob and Denbigh for their 4-year and 9-month well visits.  Here are their stats:

Jacob
Height: 42 inches tall (90th %)
Weight: 44 lbs. 15 oz. (90th %)
(at this age Joseph was 41.4 inches tall and weighed 40 pounds - 75th%.)
We knew that he would be getting his vaccines this visit so he went equipped as a Superhero ready to get his super vaccines which would make him stronger to fight the bad guy germs!
 He was "Jacob" for his check-up.
 But his Iron Man mask helped him deal with the shots like a total superhero!!!
 We celebrated with a Chick-fil-A lunch date.
And Denbigh's Stats:
Height: 28.2 inches
Weight: 19 lbs. 9 oz.
Both put in her in the 75th percentile range. 

For comparison - at this age Joseph was 23 lbs. 13 oz and 30 inches.  Jacob was 22 lbs. 15 oz. and 29.5 inches.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Spring School Picture

I don't think he's ever brought home a bad picture.  I am always so surprised and delighted.  And he looks like such a young man here.  (sob)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

First soccer game of the season!!!

It was a little chilly this morning so we bundled up for our outing to Josephs' first soccer game of the season.  This is where you'll find us for the next six week!

 Running out of the spirit tunnel - let the game begin!
 We could see a big improvement in Joseph this year.  He went after the ball and got quite a few kicks in!
 Joseph's "almost goal!"
 Love watching this kid play.
 Great game Hurricanes!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

9 months old!!!

Our sweet Denbigh is 9 months old!  Only 3 more months until her first birthday and it's hard to believe.  The past nine months have flown by!!! 
 Check out her two bottom teeth!
 We are all totally in love with this little girl.  And we might be spoiling her rotten.
 She adores her big brothers and they are pros at getting her to giggle.
 She loves to smile.  It's her favorite! 


 Our two girls  - playing!


 She is on the move!  While I wouldn't call it officially "crawling" - she does scoot all over and gets up on all fours and rocks.  Any day now she will be taking off.


 She is a really sweet baby and even though we call her a Diva, she is very low maintenance. Which is good since we seem to be on-the-go so much!!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Spring Break - Day 9

 Also known as the day we finally went home!
Joseph woke up in the morning and showed me that his tooth was extremely loose.  I asked him if I could pull it and it came right out!
 After breakfast we all went for a swim before packing up.
 This time we made sure we were at the airport extra early and had time for lunch and some Kindle playing.

And then finally we were on board!
 Joseph and Mama worked on his practice tests since he was missing the last day of school before testing.  His sweet teacher texted me examples of what they were working on so he would be caught up.
 Jacob caught up on some sleep.
 And as we were getting off the plane in San Antonio the pilot offered for the boys to come take a pic inside the cockpit.  I expected that they would just step inside but the next thing I knew he was getting them settled into the seats.  So cool!
We had a wonderful vacation but are so glad to be home.  We hit the ground running the next day with laundry, testing, dentist appts for both boys and grocery shopping.  And we enjoyed dinner on our new deck! 

Spring Break - Day 8

Day 8 of our vacation happened to be Jacob's 4th birthday!  Daddy & Mama blew up a few balloons and had them on his bed when he woke up.
 We also had a little bag of goodies for him.

 He wanted to put his new Iron Man lego set together right away.  Daddy and Joseph helped. (We managed to make it home with all the pieces!)
 Then we went downstairs for breakfast and the floor manager surprised him with balloons, coloring book & crayons, candy and a piece of cake!

Then we headed back to Sea World!


 Joseph was excited to have Daddy along this time so someone was available to go with him on the bigger rides.
Atlantis!!



 Jacob and I enjoyed looking at the fish while we waited for them outside.
 We got to see/do a few things we didn't see our first day.  Like the penguins. . . 


 . . .feeding the Sea Lions . . . 

. . . another roller coaster. . .
 (do you see Daddy & Joe? Second row. . )
 . . . and the Dolphin Show!









 Then we headed back to the Sesame Street play area.  Jacob told me he wanted to ride in the "Knight Elmo" as soon as we got in line.  In my Mama head I was praying he would get to ride the Knight but also preparing my "well someone else got the Knight and that's ok" speech.  We ended up being second in line for our turn and the little girl in front of us pointed out a sweet pink/purple Elmo that she wanted to ride.  whew!  And then the two bigger kids behind me started shoving forward and muttering to each other "run and get the Knight."  I may have casually leaned on the railing in front of them and may have stood there slightly longer than I needed to after the gate opened so that my birthday boy could get a head start to the Knight Elmo.  And I don't feel guilty at all.
 Then we rode the teacups!
 After that Daddy and Joseph headed back to ride the Manta again while Jacob got completely soaked on the splash pad.  I think it may have been the highlight of his day.  Get ready for awesome picture overload of his fun.










 I also came prepared with Uncrustable sandwiches for the boys this time.  You can buy a box of 4 at the grocery store for $4.  You can buy the same individual sandwich at the park for $4.  Lesson learned the first day.
We also went to see the Madagascar Live! show.  We don't really need to see this again.


 The best news is that the cost of the Fun Card was the same as one-day admission . . . which means we can go any day for the rest of the year! This will come in so handy after we move. . . as long as I don't forget my Uncrustables.

We had another low-key dinner in our room and then I brought out the big cupcake for Jacob.  I can't believe this imaginative, creative, sweet, beautiful boy is 4.  He adds so much joy, fun and general craziness to our family.