Sunday, September 28, 2014

March Madness

March included:

A spontaneous evening trip to fro-yo.  Or as the boys call it, "The ice cream shop"

Jackson's basketball season.  Loving sports as always.

A new sledding hill at a near by town.  The hill had a sign that day that said it was "closed due to dangerous sledding conditions"  We found a number to call and they told us to go ahead and sled at our own risk, but that it was basically a sheet of ice.  It was.  No one got hurt.  We are good parents.  ;)

Greysons still not a fan of this snow stuff.

Hangin' with cousins Norah and Mollie.  Jojo and Norah wanted to do a sibling swap.

Baking and frosting green cookies with mom for St. Patricks Day.

And then there is this cutie!  He's getting way to big for his britches and doing all sorts of big boy things.  I walked around the corner to him sitting up on this chair and looking at a book all by himself!  He also started making the most amazing kissing face and gives the worlds best kisses!! 

Freezing February

February continued our cold snowy winter.  So there was some of this...

Sledding!!  This quickly became a favorite activity this winter.

Snow shoveling.  The boys FINALLY got their own shovels and were so excited to help dad shovel.  We ended up with quite the large piles of snow next to the driveway (they were taller than the boys!)

Valentine crafting...

Birthday celebrations...

Bed head... (I told him it looked like he was growing horns.  He's a pretty sweet devil)

Snuggling in bed lookin at books.  

Basket rides with baby bro!!

One Years Old

Poor Greyson spent a few weeks after turning one with some yucky winter sickness.  He got a bad case of bacterial conjunctivitis and looked so sad and sickly for a while there.  He also did a lot of whining and crying.   

Mama felt so bad for him and enjoyed some extra snuggles, but was more than ready for him to get back to his happy self.  Of course, when he did that just meant a whole lot of messes, messes, and more messes.  Such a busy boy!  This particular day was the first day he hadn't been clinging to me for over a week so I let him just go to town... it looked like a tornado hit!

Visiting daddy at work... oh and look, another mess! :)

This one was all on Daddy.  Mom was away and Dad was in charge.  Once he realized the baby was being a bit too quite behind the couch, he discovered why.  So he strapped him in the high chair and let him have at it. :)

He's actually been a pretty picky eater and we have a hard time getting him to eat much table food at all.  I'm still doing a lot of purees and keep trying to introduce real foods all the time.  Most things he wont even put in his mouth.  He automatically picks them up and throws it to the ground. He did like the pancakes this particular morning though.

At one years old he is such a good baby!  I love that he is still little enough to tote around in his infant carrier and will still fall asleep as we are out and about.  He's a go with the flow dude and it sure makes it nice for mama!!  We love him so much!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Joyful January

January began with these -50 degree temps... This is pretty much the description of our polar vortex of a winter.  

It was so dang cold even our snowman had a hole in his heart.

After a long Christmas break, school was canceled a bunch more days just because of the cold temps, so we tried to make the best of it. 

Greyson made the best of it by "helping out" with house work.  Yes, he is INSIDE the dishwasher there.  He pulled out the bottom rack and made his way back in there.  Silly boy!

We went out in the winters WORST ice storm to head to the IceHog's Hockey game.  We scored some free tickets and didn't realize how bad the roads were until we were half way to the game.   During the game we kept getting notifications on our news apps about all the roadway slide offs.  One station was broadcasting that every single emergency vehicle was out working on slide offs and that they didn't have enough resources to help everyone right away.... thankfully we had fun at the game and more importantly made it home safely!

At the end of the month we headed out in yet another snow storm to celebrate Uncle Jeff's birthday at Chicago's Medieval Times.  Its a dinner show with mid evil themes and fighting.  It was such a fun time and the boys loved it too!

We also found out the gender of #4.  HE sure wasn't hiding it.  No denying it... my uterus is blue and probably has a mustache.  Good thing I love my boys so much!