Sunday, November 28, 2010

For your enjoyment....

So, the flu hit our house in a major way this past weekend. It started on Thursday with Gracie (not fun) and so we cancelled our fun mexican lunch plans and just hung out. On Friday I was able to go Black Friday shopping with some girlfriends (and NO kids!) and that was great. Then my family came down for the Wilson Christmas. But Friday night Shane got sick. And by sick I mean -really sick - blah. By the time everyone got up I had it. So that ended the Christmas celebrations pretty quickly. We unwrapped presents in record time and they got out of Dodge!

Praise the Lord (and I do mean that!) my parents stayed and watched the kids for us while we slept and got better. Today we are all feeling more like ourselves just tired.

So no monkey pictures today but here is a fun video for you- Well, probably only fun if you are family- a cooing baby isn't exactly Oscar material. :)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

It's BACK!

The Bumbo is back! We wondered this weekend how old Grace was when she sat in it for the first time. I check the blog (handy eh?) and it was 13 weeks. Sooo... we tried it out for Mr. 12 Weeks and he liked it! I decided to show you the comparison of brother/sister!!!

ha! I thought she was just the cutest thing ever... He pretty much ranks right up there!

Monday, November 22, 2010


We decorated for Christmas this past weekend! Grandma Shirley came to help.
Gracie helped too! She's very good at hitting the button to turn the Christmas tree lights on and off and on and off and on and......
You see? We are at the "don't take my picture" stage.
But not this little man... He can't get away from us yet!

I started using cloth diapers last week and have been waiting to try out his baby legs. Cute little leg warmers!!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

12 Weeks

Grahamers is 12 weeks old! - I called him Grahamers a few times and Grace picked up on it. That's all she calls him now. :)
At 12 weeks Graham:
  • is getting a bit of a cold. He is still his smiley self and eating and sleeping well but also a bit rattly. Praying that this is the worst of it and he'll be fine.
  • sleeps from about 7 pm-around 2 am, eats, goes back to sleep till around 5, eats, and then goes back to sleep till 7:30 or so. Love it! I'll take him going right back down. :) Next up? All night!
  • loves his play mat and grabs at his toys all the time
  • sings (coos) with us in church as we sing- love it!
  • gave his Grandma Shirley his first laugh on Saturday
  • likes to be swaddled to sleep for naps- he sleeps really well that way, but doesn't need it at night.
I looked at old pics of Gracie at this age... They definitely look alike but also very different! I'll post some comparison pictures later this week.:)

And... BUMBO! We got out the bumbo seat for this big boy! Stay tuned for fun pictures of that!

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Daddy, Graham's been wearing his "Dad" shirts this week. Hope you like them!
"If you think I'm handsome, you should see my daddy"

"Big Deal Like my Daddy"
Grace wanted to hold Graham.
And help him with his paci. So thoughtful (she actually took it out of his mouth!)
Love this one!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Today I'm thankful that:
  • Grace is learning to use the potty! We have our share of accidents, but she's noticing more and more.
  • Ok, so I know this picture doesn't show it but he's smiling so much. I love that he has a special smile just for me

  • friends. I have some great friends. This week a few have stepped up to help with the kids and it's been such a help. (I'm also praying that these two will be good friends!)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010


Graham likes baths. They are usually a quick event though

This is why. My little helper. When I pull out his tub I hear "Mama, I help you" then there is the sound of a chair scraping the floor and a little one. We strip her down because inevitably water gets everywhere. My little helper. :)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

11 Weeks

Graham is 11 weeks old today! I cannot believe how fast time is flying by. I'm trying to enjoy the baby stage because before I know it he'll be toddling around!
At 11 weeks Graham:
  • is waking 1-2 times a night to eat
  • loves to play on his play mat
  • has grabbed at the toys and held on to them! (accidently I know but it's still great)
  • sleeps/naps the best in his carseat. It's hard for me to not keep him in there for every nap!
  • has had some great blow outs in his diapers this week! I'm going to use cloth diapers but am using up the disposables we have. I'm looking forward to the cloth as they say they don't blow out as much, if ever!
I love this outfit (from Brad and Diane's neighbors). It's fun to dress him. :)

Friday, November 12, 2010


My cute alarm clock is happy it's Friday!
I think Grace is too but this is all I can get these days for posing for pictures.
Here was Graham's 10 week picture.
Gracie's babysitter-Tessa. Grace likes sharing her love of sunglasses.

Graham's 2 month well baby check up. I actually enjoyed the alone time with him while we were waiting for the doctor. (minus the shots, I didn't enjoy him having to get shots)

Happy Friday!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Miss Us?

I'm sure you missed us this week! (ha!) My computer broke and I took it in to get fixed. Here are a few pictures to keep you happy till I can upload some new ones. :)

Bobbing for apples, er I mean cupcakes
Grandpa and Graham.

And smiley himself. We had a good week. It involved lots of diapers, smiles, some blocks, crayons, AND... a potty chair! Grace is working on using the potty! She's batting about 50% but she's doing great!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

2 months

We were out of town on Sunday, so no lamb picture, but Graham is now 9 weeks (2 months!) old!
He's now cooing so much and it's not too hard to get a smile, or at least a little grin. He's found his hands and likes to check them out. He is sleeping so much better (I only got up once last night!!)

More big news.... he's moving out of 0-3 months clothing! I took him to the Dr. yesterday and he got his 2 month well baby check. All is good. He's 12.3 lbs and 24 inches. So big!

Monday, November 1, 2010


We didn't plan to be all matchy matchy for fall. It just worked that way one Sunday so I had a friend take our picture. I love fall but I love what's coming next more... CHRISTMAS!!