Monday, August 14, 2017

15 weeks: Late summer

We had a fun week doing summery stuff, trying to enjoy these last few weeks before full time school starts for Ruby. I can't believe our school years are already here! We'll be stuck to a school schedule for the next 18 years.

Poor little Miles caught a cold from his siblings (so did I). It's not bad during the day, but at night he gets all stuffy and can't breathe. Last night was really rough! We're going to try to boost all of our immunities before school starts, because I'm sure Ruby will bring lots of stuff home from there.

Miles isn't sleeping great anyway. The other kids went through a better sleep time around now, but not him for some reason. I'm lucky when I get a three hour stretch. Thankfully I've been able to put the big kids down for a rest in the bedrooms, and then nap with the baby on the couch for at least a little bit. Andy has been able to work from home a lot too, which is a huge blessing! He can sometimes step away and help if I really need it.
 Best brothers.
 Ruby wanted a picture of Miles with Sophie the Giraffe.
 They helped with bath time.
 She was playing with her baby wrap thing, it was so cute.
 I was laying down with Miles and Ruby was hungry for a snack, so she made this all by herself! She brought the peanut butter jar for me to open, but that's it.
 We occasionally let them read for a bit before bed time.
Sometimes he gets really sweaty at nap time because he snuggles under his fuzzy brown blanket. It's cute.
 Entertaining baby.
 They're so sweet with him. They rush in our room in the mornings to say hi to him.
 I got some new clothes at a consignment sale. Reid loves his wrecking ball shirt.
 We got this walker for Miles for $10! He's not quite ready for it, but he loves it.
 Ruby and I went up to pick blackberries. It was fun mom/daughter time. She kept saying things like, "Mom, here's a big jack pot!" and "They're just blooming up all over the place."
 Night time snuggles with my baby.
 And this is what our mornings look like.
 On Friday we met some friends at the park. Reid liked the teeter totter.
 Ruby had fun pushing baby Juniper on the swing.
 They love to play together outside. There's a lot of sap from our big fir tree though, and their feet get covered!
He's been discovering his feet. Hilarious!
 Ruby thought he needed all of these toys. He has been grabbing them and playing with them too, which is so cute.
 He's getting too big for the bassinet, I think it's time to go to the bigger one.
 Hahaha Getting his chubby cheeks.
 Playing on the couch. "Should we do feet fight, Wu?"
 Her third tooth was super loose hanging on by a thread. It finally fell out this morning.
Teaching her how to take a shower! And then she got her pajamas on and brushed her teeth all by herself. :) She's really growing up.
 Mr. Dimples
 Our two older kids started refusing to take a bottle at around this age, so we're trying to do it more frequently with Miles. So we can get a date in every now and then. :)
 They made these silly masks yesterday! We had to stay home from church because we were all sick. :/
 He was in the bedroom this morning just playing with his tractor.
 We got all ready and headed off to swimming lessons this morning. It was a little chilly today and it's at an outdoor pool. Thankfully the water was warm-ish. Poor Reid got cold though.
 We played at the park next to the pool for a little while first. He was prancing across the bridge.
 The windy slide.
 In the pool!
 Reid was pretty nervous. Our goal with this year is to get him to be more comfortable in the water.
Ruby's a little fishy though. :)

Saturday, August 12, 2017

14 weeks: Miles turns 3 months all alone with Mama and Dada, and Cousins Camp

The kids had such a fun week at Cousins Camp! And we had a lovely week with just baby Miles. I got a ton of stuff ready for a consignment sale and we did some relaxing. We sure missed our big kids though!
 FaceTime with our girl. <3 She thought it was funny to lean over the phone.
 We got some photos from my Mom of the kids' fun week. Reid loved the mower.
 Ruby did too!
 Washing the truck
 Lasagna! Ruby loved it and has requested it at home too.
 We had fun finding good deals on Ruby's school supplies. We got all of this plus more for less than $20!
Miles turned 3 months old on the 1st. He's so smiley!
Our kids all at three months. Miles is the biggest over all, Ruby was the chubbiest, and Reid was the tallest. They're all the cutest. ;)
 We went out on a date to Happy Hour, trying to beat the heat. It got up to 105!
 Meanwhile, the kids were camping at Juanita Lake!
 Carla and her family joined the for the day. This photo just kills me!
 Happy guy
 Hanging with Daddy
 We drove down on Saturday to pick up our kids, and we got to go to Karen's bridal shower too!
 Miles fell asleep while Heidi was holding him. It was fun to catch up with some old friends.
 Ruby loved the slack line.
 Family game time! It was short lived though.
 Carrie Bryner and her little girl Zuri came over on Sunday. It was so fun to catch up with her! Miles was almost as big as Zuri who was 2 1/2.
 We all took a long nap on Sunday afternoon. The kids were so tired!!
 He told me a story while looking at his tractor book. "There's three tractors but they're (quietly) ghostes. Just kidding, they're actually tractors."
 Sunday evening we enjoyed a little thunder storm! Ruby loved it. Reid was a little scared.
 True Oregonian enjoying the rain.
 We had a great view on the porch.
 Reid really liked feeding carrots to Harley the horse in the field behind the house.
 Goodbye snuggles. We're so thankful to my parents for taking the kids for a whole week!
 Andy had a work meeting in Medford, so we went over to Aunt Cindy's daycare for a little while.
 Cute Reid.
Tummy time with cousin Lia.
 Playing the quiet game.
Popular with the (little) ladies!
 And finally on our way home. I love that our kids read books and play toys in the car. They don't even know that electronics are an option. :)
 It took us a little while longer because of the baby, but they really were all great in the car.

15 weeks: Late summer

We had a fun week doing summery stuff, trying to enjoy these last few weeks before full time school starts for Ruby. I can't believe ou...