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We wanted to start this blog as a way to keep track of all the new things going on in our family...read along for fun tales, lots of pictures and just try and keep up with the chaos!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Here's a Look at Luke at 5 months

Luke celebrated his five month birthday right before the holiday season. He continues to grow, grow, grow, for sure wearing 6 month clothes by the time he hit 5 months. He began to sit up a little easier, loves to watch his brother and sister, began rolling over regularly and talks a lot. By a lot I mean that he screeches like a hyena. Very loud but it makes him so happy to scream and squeal. He continues to be incredibly smiling and a huge blessing to us.

Tubby buddy

First time he rolled over, so happy.

With his friend Mo.
With his other friend Sophie.

Sweet pie in a polo shirt.

With his best friend Emme.

Listening to his sister read.

5 months!!!!

Tommy Turns 3

I can hardly believe that Tommy turned three. On one hand, he has a huge and awesome vocabulary, can climb nearly anything in his path no matter how tall, and has certainly picked up how to stand up to his sister. But Tommy will always be a sweet little boy to me. He has such a great heart, is incredibly sweet and cute and cuddly, but as he has grown into those 3 years, those moments are growing fewer. I might just have to make him give me kisses, but he still does...for now. 

Tommy started preschool and is doing incredibly well, save for some rough drop offs. He enjoys going to "Ellie's school". He was utterly blown away by Luke being born and absolutely adores him. Superheroes have taken over his life to every extent, but he can still name all the princesses thanks to his sister. He can keep up with just about anyone, following behind our friend's older children, but doing everything they do.

Tommy is the heart of our family, a sweet soul, with three year old tantrums creeping in from time to time. We are so blessed to have him and have enjoyed watching him grow.

So happy to be "king" of his party.

A group picture of his friends at his party.

Loves superheroes. This is a fave pic of mine.

Sweet and a little shy while his family sang happy birthday to him. Sadie was waiting for crumbs to drop.


All of the kids had a great Halloween...well besides Tommy, who was battling a case of walking pneumonia that week. The timing was super sad since he was soooo excited about his Batman costume. He told anyone and everyone he was going to be Batman for Halloween. He was too sick for school when the day came around but he wore his costume all day anyway. His partner Luke did an admirable job of being Batman's sidekick Robin. And Ellie chose to be a Princess Bride this year. Apparently she had grown tired of just wearing princess outfits and felt she needed to be Princess Ariel when she got married..."it's so much better mom." Her two good friends also dressed as Princess Brides, pretty neat stuff. The kids went trick or treating this year with cousin Isabel, who was a mighty cute pink bunny.