Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Boats... Boats... Boats

The boys really love to play with boats in the bathtub, they say that they are Papa Rick's Pantoon and Boat. They speed around in the water and splash and sink their boats, hopefully we never have to deal with that in real life, but nonetheless they think it is really fun to pretend their boats are just like Papa's!

Showing me their boats (Braylon's boat has more pieces, but he takes them off).

Sinking the boats!

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Snug as a Bug

Ben had his wisdom teeth pulled yesterday, so he spend the afternoon home from work to recover. He took the time to snuggle Ms. Adalyn and catch some zzz's, she didn't mind the change in snuggle partners for the afternoon!

Both so sleepy!

Reese even got in on the sleepy action!

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Learing new things

With a new baby in the house, it means that new things are happening, for example nursing Adalyn has caused a lot of conversations about feeding babies and why she eats milk from Mommy not milk from the fridge, Porter has tried to share his chocolate milk with her a time or two as well. But the thing that the boys are most fascinated with is when Mommy gets milk out with a pump! Every time I pump the boys also have to have their "pump" pieces so that they can play too (usually using it as a blow horn).

Look closely and you will see their new toys!
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Sitting... Waiting... Wishing...

Cousin Candon and McKenna came to town yesterday. The boys were sitting and waiting for Candon to arrive at our house today, so that they could play before they headed back to LaCrosse. Braylon asked me today if we could move Coley's house closer so that we could play all the time... (Come on Uncle Kevin, for the kids ;)).

Waiting for them to arrive!
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Those poor boys!

With the new addition to our family, it is aparent that the boys/men in our house are in big trouble... They all just LOVE Adalyn so much, she has all of them wrapped around her little finger already!

Braylon has been the BEST biggest brother in the whole world! He is just smitten with Adalyn. He tells everyone that his baby sister is finally out! He sits next to me while she eats and he helps burp her and talks to her while she is awake or sleeping, luckily she doesn't mind. He loves her up every chance he gets! Bray has adjusted very well to having a baby sister in the house (we figured he would be the easy one, but you never know). We have noticed a few more temper tantrums over nonsense things, but we are ok with that. All in all Braylon has been an amazing help, especially those first few days home when I was still healing a bit.

Porter and Daddy giving Adalyn some love!

Porter has had a bit harder time with the adjustment of having a baby in the house. Mostly because Porter is a Mommy's boy, he doesn't like that I can't pick him up and carry him around, he is getting much better about this. Porter is the first one to run over to his sister if she makes a noise, telling her "It ok, it ok" and then kisses her or the side of whatever she is in and then runs away. He is doing wonderfully all things considered!

The whole gang!

A very proud daddy! (Not the best picture), but Ben's heart has been stolen and Adalyn holds the key to it!
I am the luckiest girl in the world to have the support and love of an amazing man! Benjamin has been amazing this last week, taking care of the boys, the house and making sure that I got rest and healed. Not an easy task to do alone!
Ben and I feel truly blessed to have such an amazing family and healthy, happy children! The boys have done such a good job adjusting we are so proud of them! We can not wait to watch our littles grow and learn throughout the years to come!

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Baking Cookies!

The littles and I went over to my mothers on Saturday to bake Christmas Cookies, the boys helped for the first 2 minutes and then decided to play with all of Papa's old cars and trucks that he has in the basement. So it was just the girls in the kitchen for most of the time. Both boys put up a fight when I tried to get their picture, so there is only one and it is of Ms. Adalyn! She really loved baking cookies (or at least smelling them while she slept the entire time).

Isn't she just adorable :)
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Welcome Sweet Baby Adalyn!!!!

We had a little surprise last Saturday, our sweet baby girl arrived a few days earlier then expected! She decided she was ready to come out and well... she did :)

Adalyn weighed 6 pounds 6.4 ounces and was 20 inches long. She arrived at 11:58 pm on 12/3/2011 and she is EVERY bit of perfect!
When we found out we were expecting again, I thought I really wanted another boy, I am SOOOO glad that I didn't get my way! This little girl completes our family.

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Monday, December 5, 2011

A Daddy's Love!

I could sit and watch these three together all day long! Their love shows through!!!!

Reading bedtime stories together!
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Best Friends

These two are so adorable together! It is so special to have a brother that is so close in age and can be your best friend!

Enjoying Vikings with their "snacks"

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Ta-Ra Ra

We had a visit from a special Holiday season friend! The boys woke up on Black Friday to find a special breakfast waiting for them.

We had Ta-Ra Ra (that is the name the boys named their Elf) come and join us for breakfast, the boys and I read the book and I explained to them about what Ta-Ra Ra's job was while he was with us during the December month. Both boys were very interested and LOVE to look for Ta Ra Ra every morning.

A letter from Santa that Ta Ra Ra brought for Braylon, along with Christmas socks and football socks, a bell and Reindeer to decorate (with Stickers and markers).

Porter's letter and Snowman to decorate, basketball socks, bell and Christmas socks.

Our Ta Ra Ra!

Ta Ra Ra sitting on his North Pole snowmellows (they are to be added to the boys hot chocolate).

Porter playing with the table decorations.

Braylon enjoying his Breakfast that Ta Ra Ra brought for him!

Ta Ra Ra is such a fun tradition that we have started with the boys. It was the first year Ta Ra Ra came to our house, we are happy to have him at our house for the month. I can't wait continue doing this for many years to come!

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Hide Out!

The boys have always been very fascinated with dog kennels, we have lots of pictures of them hanging out in the kennels. This particular evening the boys hauled their dump truck and digger, along with a few wrestlers.
The boys playing nice!

This is the reaction that I get these days when I grab the camera and try to take a picture, Porter yells at me and Braylon hides his face...
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