Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Pray for Grandpa

Bob's grandfather was injured in a fall last Friday night. He has a fractured skull and is in a coma. Please pray for him, our family, and especially Bob's grandma. Bob's grandpa is perhaps the kindest man I've ever met. He is quick to love, forgive, and pray. I love that my little boy shares his name. He is an honorable, God-fearing man of integrity. We are so thankful that Grandpa is in the care The Great Physician. Thank you for your prayers.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Ilya is 8 Months!

Baby Ilya is 8 months old today. She has really been growing and her little personality is starting to develop. Here are a few things to remember about her.
  • She is probably 14 or 15 pounds. Her next doctor appointment is a month from now, so I don't have any specifics for this month.
  • She is rolling over all the time and is very close to sitting up on her own.
  • She still doesn't have any teeth.
  • She sleeps through the night mostly and wakes up around 6am for a bottle and then goes back to sleep for another hour or so.
  • She's wearing size 2 diapers and size 6-9 months clothes.
  • She catnaps during the day.
  • She is exclusively on formula
  • She loves watching her siblings
  • She is starting to be more interested in toys
  • She likes watching her hands.
  • She loves her pacifier. Often times she gets it stuck on her thumb.
  • She no longer needs to be swaddled when she sleeps, but she still likes her pink and white blanket that our neighbor had made for her. 
  • She's laughing and cooing alot more. She smiles all the time!
  • She tried eggs for the first time three days ago. I didn't introduce any other new foods this month. I've done differently in feeding her solids than I did with the first two. I give her cereal or carrots, etc a couple times a week. Now that she's 8 months old, I plan to give her solids more consistently and start to introduce finger foods slowly.

To see Isabelle's 8 month post, click here.

Time With My Favorite

It's been a long week for our family. Bob and I decided to take a small vacation together. It was so relaxing and just great to have time to ourselves. The kids stayed with Beck and Brett for the weekend. This is the first time we've been away for two consecutive nights! We kept saying how weird it felt! Ha. I felt so carefree! We went to Jehnsen and took a road trip on Saturday to Ludington and Manistee. It was cold and windy but still so nice!


We also did fun things like play catch and shoot guns!

Easter Weekend 2014

We had a great time together Easter weekend. My dad met the kids and me at the park for an Easter egg hunt. It turned out to be more of a "hurry and grab an egg before someone else does" kind of thing and was over in about 30 seconds. Lame. This was just the area for 1-2 year olds. Thankfully my dad got right in there to help my kids!

After church, we headed to Bob's parents house for dinner. I had to make sure we got a family picture! It's not often we are so dressed up! My mom bought the kids outfits!

Ivan, Rachel, Emery and baby Eivin (9 days old).