Monday, April 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Ricky!

Yesterday was Ricky's birthday. I had fun planning a little surprise for him. I invited a couple of families over for dinner and Ricky had no idea! It turned out to be lots of fun and I think he enjoyed it. Happy Birthday Sweetie!

Monday, April 19, 2010

4 weeks already?

I can't believe that Ethan is 4 weeks old today! He is doing great. A little gassy, but he sleeps good at night. He slept 6 hours last night! My kids are good sleepers.

I have 3 sleeping kids and it's not 2 in the morning! Can you believe it, because I sure can't! One of the is sleeping in my arms while I try to type with one hand. It brings back memories of when I did homework with Dylan in my lap.

On Saturday we went to the Bug Bowl/Spring Fest at Purdue. Ricky's mom went with us. I totally forgot to take my camera with me, so I was a little bummed. I guess that's what happens when you have 3 kids and all of their supplies to take with you! Dylan and Lauren had fun with the free balloons and seeing all of the bugs and animals. The weather turned out great and we had a wonderful day!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Fun-filled week

This week went by so fast! I can't believe that Ricky has to go back to work tomorrow! He was fortunate enough to take 3 weeks off, and we loved it! It was so nice having him here to help out with the kids. I'm a little nervous for tomorrow, being my first day (8 hours) with all 3 kids alone! I'm sure it will be ok and we'll all make it, but it's going to be different. I'm still working with Ethan on breastfeeding. The first month is the hardest, so hopefully it will work out for us. Ethan is definitely getting enough milk, because he has gained a lot of weight! We went to the doctor on April 8th for Dylan's 4 year check up and Ethan's 3 week check up.
Here are Dylan's stats:

Height: 42 3/4 in.
Weight: 39 lbs.

Here are Ethan's stats:

Height: 21 1/2 in.
Weight: 8 lbs. 9 oz.
Head Circumference: 37 cm.

Since I have been feeling better this week (not so sore), we decided to go to the Children's Museum in Indy on Friday. Dylan and Lauren had a blast and Ethan slept the entire time! I woke him up to feed him because I was getting sore, but otherwise he was asleep from the car ride there to the car ride home. We got a Sit-N-Stand Stroller and absolutely love it! Lauren climbed up into her seat and didn't bother Ethan. It was the best thing ever! Dylan was a little jealous of it and wanted to sit in it too. Sorry big brother! We only made it to 4 exhibits in the museum, but the kids didn't seem to care. They enjoyed the Bob the Builder exhibit and the Playscape the best. We even rode the Carousel this time! Well, Ricky stayed with Ethan and I rode it with the older kids. Lauren started to fuss for a minute when I put her on the giraffe, but then she enjoyed the ride. Dylan insisted that they ride on the giraffes, even though they didn't move. He still had fun!
It turned out to be a wonderful day! We then went to my parent's house for dinner and to drop the kids off. I surprised Ricky with a date to go see a movie. We went to Clash of the Titans. It was pretty good if you like the mythology thing. I was sort of lost, but Ricky explained it to me. It was nice to get away from all the kids for a little while. Ethan did great for the first time being away from mom and dad! Thanks mom and dad for watching the kids!

Then last night, our babysitting group did date night. Ricky and I took Ethan out to dinner. He slept the whole time, so it was nice for us. I wasn't planning on going anywhere yesterday, but Ethan was fussy all day, so getting out of the house was more for sanity reasons than anything! I guess all babies have those days! Speaking of sleeping, Ethan is doing a good job at sleeping. He will usually sleep a four hour stretch at night ( I won't let him sleep that long during the day) and then 3 hours. He has been a little gassy which will cause him to be up early in the morning, but Ricky lets me sleep in with him. Ethan can sense our presence around him. If he is asleep downstairs and I go upstairs for a minute, he will start crying. Silly boy! He's going to have to learn to get over that one fast! Ethan is a good baby and we love him dearly!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Easter!

My mom came up here to visit on Friday and took the older kids for the weekend. It was really nice to have a little quiet time around here (with the occasional crying baby). Ricky met my mom on Sunday morning to pick up the kids. It was good to have them home again. Dylan has been enjoying the weather with dad. Ricky enjoys going outside since he is usually stuck inside at work.
The kids enjoyed getting their Easter baskets when they got home.

Ethan was really excited, too! Can't you tell? Easter is Ethan's first holiday, so we had fun with it!
After naps, we went to Ricky's parents' house for dinner. The kids were surprised to find out that the Easter bunny hid eggs around the yard for them. Dylan had a blast finding the eggs, and Lauren enjoyed putting them in her basket. Ethan just slept through it all. (Luckily big brother found all of Ethan's eggs for him!)

The kids really enjoyed the candy inside of the eggs. Gotta love Easter candy!
We had a wonderful day watching General Conference and celebrating Easter as a family. I really enjoy living close to our parents so the kids can see their grandparents often.

2 weeks

Time is flying by! Ethan is two weeks old today! It seems like he was just born yesterday! Here are some cute pictures for all of you who keep asking when I'm going to update my blog!
I had to throw in a picture of my little girl, too! She is looking so big these days!
Alex, Dylan's cousin, came up to see baby Ethan. I think Dylan was more excited to see him than Ethan was! The boys had a blast playing outside.