Thursday, November 29, 2012

Many thanks!

We had much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving!
for these two spending Thanksgiving with us
for this sweet new addition to our family
for Nanny who always has room on her lap
for a great husband and Daddy
for the best big sister

for celebrating this guy's 60th birthday
for a fun date without the kids

Monday, November 19, 2012


We've got a roller on our hands.  From back to tummy.  
(Lily started rolling the exact same age...3 months and one week)  
He is pretty proud of himself!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

3 months

November 10, 2012

A few thoughts
~You are getting close to rolling over from back to tummy.  You roll all the way onto your side, but can't quite make it the rest of the way.  You show NO interest in rolling from tummy to back. Your sister was the exact same way!
~You love when we sing to you.  Huge smiles and giggles surely follow any song.
~Your favorite person continues to be your big sister.  When you hear her voice, you search the room until you can see her.  She also loves you so much....she likes when you are on the floor next to her while she watches a show.  She holds your hand and tells you stories.

~You continue to sleep in the miracle blanket, but I can see that our time is limited.  We've been finding you completely kicked out of the swaddle recently.  Bummer!
~You seem stuck at a 4am wake up call.  I keep thinking you will extend it back to 5am or later as you get bigger, but you have other ideas.  I think you just like the quiet time with Mommy without that crazy 3 year old running around!  Luckily for me, you eat fast and go right back to sleep.

 ~You suck on two fingers to soothe yourself.  We try to replace with the pacifier if possible, but I do love that you can calm yourself down when in the carseat, stroller, etc. 
~You are wearing 3-6 clothes but quickly outgrowing these.  Such a big, growing boy!  You wear size 2 diaper.  You haven't worn shoes yet, but will need some booties for our trip to Kansas next month.

Happy birthday William Thomas!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Random Lily happenings

Tumblina Lily's plus sweet Mimi

Baking cookies with Mommy
Lily's class bakes cupcakes for each student's birthday and she's been wanting to show me her skills at home.  
(Yes, that's a mix.  I love to cook, but do not bake.)

Lily was sick for a week, so we spent lots of time entertaining ourselves at home.
picnic on the driveway.  she insisted here instead of the grass in the backyard
later a picnic inside with William.  again, she insisted.

What's this new face?
"Mommy, will you please take my picture!!"

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Post nap snuggles

Lily was thrilled when William joined her for some snuggles after nap this afternoon!
 Not sure William was as excited.
It's tough being the baby brother sometimes.  

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Halloween party

Lily was sick last week, so missed out on most of the Halloween festivities.
However, William dressed up for the holiday and helped his sister hand out candy at home.

Luckily, our good friends had a Halloween party this weekend.  
Now that we are healthy, we were able to partake in the festivities.
So excited for the party!

Ryan helping the kids experience the "fingers, brains, worms, and eyeballs" display

Lily decided not to wear a costume.
So instead the whole family went as "KSU fans"
These two Lily's have such a neat friendship.
There are rarely (if ever) tears, sharing issues, or misunderstandings when they play.
Just lots of giggles, pretend play, and great conversations.
Lily and her family are moving back to Finland at the end of the year, and we are already sad for their departure.  We've so enjoyed our friendship....thinking maybe we should plan a European playdate!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Trunk or Treat

Lily's preschool once again hosted Trunk or Treat.
We bought Lily a pirate costume because she's into 'Jake and the Neverland Pirate'.
However, she insisted that pirates were for boys and therefore, she needed to be a princess.

Nanny had given her a Rapunzel costume for her birthday, so we assumed that would work.
Lily had other ideas.  She wanted to be Cinderella!  She wanted a BLUE dress!
She was one ticked off lady that her costume didn't match her vision.
After some distraction from Daddy and the promise of candy, she got over it.

William spent the evening snuggling and can't wait until he can join in the festivities next year!