Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Jade at 2 months

Today we had Jade's 2 month appt. She weighed 9 lbs. 13 oz. (25th %) and was 22.5 inches long (50th %). Her brothers were right around 12 lbs. and a little longer so she is maintaining her girlish figure. :) She was full of smiles and cooing for the Dr. today. But the poor thing did not do well with her shots. She cried (I mean...screamed!) for 1.5 hours tonight. It was rough! Our boys never did that. Otherwise she is a pretty content baby. She is right on track for the 'Babywise' schedule of eat, play, nap, and is sleeping around 7 hours a night. Sometimes she does get fussy after dinner time but otherwise is happy. She definitely knows how she likes to be held, she likes the swing (her brothers never did!) and she really recognizes voices and is starting to focus on us a lot more. She loves to be talked to! Her brothers still love her and Carter loves to help out. Trey is still learning how to be gentle. :) She definitely still resembles her big brothers!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sesame Street Live

Last weekend my parents took the kids so Brian and I could go on a DATE! It had been way to long of a night out for no reason with just the two of us. After dinner with drinks and dessert and shopping at the mall we now realize why we don't go out! It's expensive! :) My parents kept Carter overnight and took him to Sesame Street Live at Van Andel on Sunday afternoon. He LOVED it and my parents said he was so into it. Thanks mom and dad for having a special day with C-man!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Trey's 18 month stats

We had Trey's 18 month appt. today and he weighed in at 22 lbs. 3 oz. (5th %), was 32 inches (25th %) and his head was in the 25th percentile. Carter was 24 lbs. 8 oz. and 32.25 inches at this age so Trey is a tad smaller than his brother...which he regularly has been! He is right on track for everything and had to get two pokes and just cried and cuddled with me for a minute. Carter came with to get a flu shot and was a very brave big brother and did great! Here are some recent pics of our little Trey man. Overall he is a very sweet little sensitive happy boy but unfortunately his big brother likes to drive him nuts so most days we see lots of tears! He likes to wrestle with Carter but usually is the one who winds up hurt. Hopefully once he can talk more they will be able to play a little bit more together. He is a typical boy who loves to build things, play with trucks, tractors, balls and anything boy and of course do what his big brother is doing! He loves to cuddle with his blankie and we call him Linus as you can usually find him with his blanket over his shoulder with his thumb in his mouth. He is a pretty good eater and although he doesn't say much we can usually figure out what he wants. He will forever be the middle child so we have a soft spot in our hearts for him! Love you Trey!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Harvest & Halloween Happenings

The two weekends before Halloween we went to a couple fall/harvest events at a local church and school. The first one was at South Olive Christian put on by the church. They had dinner, a hayride, games, prizes and entertainment. Carter and Trey had a lot of fun playing the games. And I won an apple pie!

Then last weekend just Carter and I went to Ottawa Reformed with Tim, Jen and Liam. They had dinner, games and trunk or treat. The boys had fun and did so good saying Trick or Treat and thank you. :) Isn't Liam the cutest garden gnome??? You should have seen his mom and dad!
My mom went to Florida with her girl friends while my dad and the guys went pheasant hunting so we stopped by their house last weekend before they left. Here is grandpa with his boys! As much as they wrestle with him the poor guy is going to age fast! :)
The boys were all dinosaurs this year (cousin Kasen on the left) and Jade was an angel. So fitting for all!
Sunday night I thought we better carve Carter's's never too late, right? Last year he wouldn't put his hands in and pull out the 'guts' and told me he was going to this year but still wasn't a fan of it.
Jade was hungry so I had to carve fast so it's pretty plain and simple. All that mattered was that I had a happy boy who likes to watch it glow on the porch.
Halloween night we went to De Witt's neighborhood to trick or treat with DeHaan's and Huyser's. Trey was a little under the weather so Brian just stayed home with him.
The kids didn't last too long this year so good thing we had enough strollers and wagons along!
The mommies and our girls.

Tuesday night I brought Carter to ZFS and Brian took him to a local farmers field and he got to pick beans on the combine for a while. I think this smile shows how much he loved it!