Thursday, May 28, 2009

And 2 days later....

Eli is crawling:) WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO The fun begins!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Eli is 6 months old!!!

Well, I really thought I would be writing that Eli is crawling when I wrote the 6 month post. Titus took his first "crawls" on his 6 month "bday," and Eli is just so close. Oh well, that's one less toddler to worry about! haha

Eli is the most smiley baby, still loves to be held all the time, and is SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT!! He's still in our room, so we can definitely hear him stirring and fussing a little bit during the night. I just kind of ignore it though, and he goes right back to sleep! Piece of cake! I never thought he'd be the easiest to night-wean, but that truly has been the case! Praise the Lord!!!

Like I said, he's not crawling, but he certainly gets himself around. He kind of crawls backwards, I guess you could say. He gets up on all fours, rocks and rocks, and then either throws himself forward or pushes himself backwards with his hands. It's pretty funny to watch. Eli weighs about 17/18 pounds (almost caught up to Titus now!!:)) and is about 26 inches long. (my measurements)

The twins:

Eli is half a YEAR old, and you know what I'm most excited about? He can finally go to the 24 Hr Fitness Kids' Club with us! Woohoo!!! To the gym we go....

Great American Cookout

I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day! We had a classic cookout, complete with burgers, chicken wings, corn on the cob, and deviled eggs. The boys even went swimming with our neighbor before we ate...well, they slid into their kiddie pool about a thousand times anyway:) I didn't get pictures of the swimming fun, but here's a recap of our evening...

Titus, Justus, and Uncle Jack shucking corn

Making bbq chicken wings

Titus being silly for the camera, of course

No idea what's going on here:)

Yes, we did ALL sit at our little tables together!! haha



I promise Eli was there the whole time. He was napping for the first half of the night, a crank during dinner, and in bed by dessert. I'm pretty sure he's teething, because he is BURNING up today and is just not his little happy self. Anyway, that's why he's not in any of the pictures! Today is his six month "birthday," though, so hopefully I'll get pics of him today for that!

I forgot to mention that I also even washed my car while the boys were swimming...thanks to it getting EGG'D the night before!!! *sigh* It's okay. It was due for a wash anyway, and it just helped complete our good ol' American holiday. Happy belated Memorial Day!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Jam Session

Our friend, Samantha, gave us a McDonald's Happy Meal cd tonight. Justus and Titus had a lot of fun dancing, playing their guitar, and singing along:) I wish I could post the video I took, but I'd have to leave our slow-as-molasses computer on all night long waiting for it to upload! These pictures will have to suffice for now!

Oh, and I have a signature now!!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Check out this crazy boy:) ...Intense, huh?!! haha

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Good morning!!!

Eli wakes up and plays by himself in his bed for awhile in the morning, but when Justus and Titus hear him talking or making his little squeaking noises, you'd better watch out! They both run in there so fast yelling, "Eli!!! Eli!!! Eli!!!" (Poor kid, haha) Here's a pic of the 3 of them in Eli's bed this morning. (Notice the mis-matched snaps on Eli's onesie...a result of a middle of the night, eyes closed (mine) diaper change:)) I love these boys so much and cannot believe how big they are all getting!

Titus is actually starting to eat more. I can't believe it. He is by no means a big eater or anything like that, but he is trying things I never would have imagined him putting in his mouth. (He ate a couple bites of my egg this morning, scrambled with cheese and turkey!!!) If you know Titus at all, you know how big of a deal that is. If Titus eats anything new, it is cause for a celebration! Even Justus said yesterday, "Titus doesn't like meatloaf. Titus only likes pizza and sandwiches and Arthur noodles." hahaha We've been making Titus sit in his booster seat for every meal, and we just put whatever we're eating on his plate and don't say anything at first. Then, if I'm making smoothies or something after dinner, we casually mention it and tell him he can have one if he'll eat his dinner. We've really been trying to increase his stomach size, so whenever he DOES eat a good meal, we throw in extra things at the end we know he'll like (yogurt, some type of bread, cookies, etc.) I know this all sounds boring, but I have to say I really was worried Titus might not ever actually eat new things!! I am excited!!!:)

Justus is such a sweet boy. He always has been, but it's so neat to hear him use his ever-expanding vocabulary to describe his emotions and feelings. Just the other day, he told Eli, "Oh, Eli, I love you so much, bud." I could have cried:) If Justus wasn't so rough with Titus at times, I think I would feel confident leaving him in charge while I ran a couple errands. haha He takes such good care of his little brothers. He herds Titus around when we are in public, he entertains Eli, he even told Titus about Jesus dying on the cross this morning. What a special boy.

Eli has changed so much in a matter of weeks! He is trying to crawl; he goes to sleep peacefully on his own and takes wonderful, long naps and stays asleep when we put him to bed until his middle-of-the-night feeding (all of which those of you who saw him in Memphis can attest to are a miracle in and of themselves!!), and he is so interested in touching (and tasting:)) everything he sees.

One more thing to say about Eli...I've been trying different foods off and on, and he's still not sure about it all, BUT I took a picture of him in the booster chair today and thought he was so big and cute:)......

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Memphis Trip

We made it back from Memphis last night. It took us 9 hours to get there and 9.5 back...not bad for traveling with 3 little guys if you ask me! They were troopers on the road and had a blast seeing the fam. Here are pics from our adventures...

More to come later...when time permits:)!!
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