Monday, September 30, 2013

Week in Instagram

Well, haven't done one of these posts or ANY posts in awhile. But it's FALL, and apparently we tried to jam ALL THE THINGS into the first week. Good times prevailed. :)

Sunday 9/22/13: We went to the pumpkin patch on the FIRST day of Fall. We totally win at Fall.

Tuesday 9/24/13: Time for your checkup! Time for your checkup! 
Aiden did great--and we found out he's got two loose teeth already.

Thursday 9/26/13: FALL IS AWESOME (noticing a theme yet?)!!!

Friday 9/27/13: Ladies & Gents, we've got a cruiser :)

Saturday 9/28/13: Apple-picking with the family! SUCH a good time. 
Sidenote, if you need apples, we still have about 496 left.

Saturday 9/28/13: Classic Buckeye ice cream at the Velvet Ice Cream Old Mill.
Huge, and delicious.

Saturday 9/28/13: THIS!!! YOU NEED TO BUY THIS!!!

Sunday 9/29/13: Early morning trip to the park before the rain. 
Such a great weekend with my boys.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Nine Months Old

Three-quarters of a year done, just like that.

I keep thinking of this time last year, when I was 6 months pregnant and taking care of just two kids.

But at the same time, it's hard for me to remember what life was like before Justin. He's been such an easygoing addition to the family, and while not everyday is perfect, the good days far out number the not-so-good.

At nine months, Justin:

--is 20 lb 10 oz (or at least he was a last week's well visit). That's 2 lbs bigger than Nolan and 4 lbs bigger than Aiden were at a year old. He might have been my smallest at birth, but now he's just a pudgy, chunky monkey.
--needs the weather to get a bit cooler so he can start wearing all the colder-weather, 12-month clothes we have. I don't want to buy any 12-month warm-weather outfits at this point. So let's get to it, Fall.
--gets a bit of an attitude when I don't feed him quickly enough.

--has five teeth--two upper, three lower. Two of them erupted to the same day, to the thrill of EVERYONE in the house!
--sits unsupported, army crawls alarmingly fast, and can get in a sitting position all on his own. He even pulls up on furniture. It scares me how fast he's catching on to this stuff. At this rate, he won't just be walking by his first birthday, but running.

--is VERY chatty, and has added the spitty "raspberries" to his repertoire.
--had had a bit of a facial rash and allergic skin reaction to something ever he started crawling. The only thing we can think of are the cats. Still trying to figure out what to do.
--thinks it's a blast to "chase" his brothers while crawling, like he's gonna catch up to them or something. :)

Check out how he compares to Aiden and Nolan at nine months.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Life Lately

It's been a crazy few weeks--hence the blog silence. Let's get caught up.

Aiden started Kindergarten a few weeks ago! Just as I suspected, it's been a seamless transition for him. I LOVE hearing about what he's learned each day and helping with his homework.

Nolan is on a mad dash to his third (THIRD!) birthday next month. We've tried to start potty-training a few different times with him (we even managed to get his first "sprinkle" in the potty!), but I just don't think he's quite there yet.

Justin spends all his time plotting how he can join in his brothers' mischief. More details tomorrow, but just know my little man is crawling and pulling up on furniture. As I tell Mike, this is why I'm tired.

Me? Well, I've had a bit of a rough month dealing with some health issues. I'm hoping it's all figured out now and things get back to normal. One thing is for sure--I couldn't be more excited that BUCKEYE FOOTBALL IS BACK!!! Well, that and Pumpkin Spice Chai at Starbucks... :)

Mike just keeps on keepin' on, working hard so this whole circus can continue. We're excited for fall and all that comes with it.

Hope to see you around these parts more often :)