Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April Randoms

Here are a few random April snapshots from my phone worth mentioning...

Henry got moved to a big boy bed a few months ago. He now shares a room with Emme and is loving it! Chris promised him Mickey AND Go Utes bedding. So this is what we're left with. Oy! But he seems to love it and that's all that matters. Look how stretched out and big he is on this big boy bed. What happened to my little baby??
 Grandma Pace sent the girls these cute owl backpacks from Spain. Emme wears hers almost every day. Most days it holds her jewelry and her lip gloss. Sometimes it holds her specials dolls & stuffed animals.
 Every time we go to Rite Aid to pick up a prescription, Emme and Henry ask to sit in this helicopter machine. Luckily they still don't know it's supposed to turn on!
 Henry got quite a few lego duplo sets for his birthday a few months ago. Emme and Henry both love them, and Emme builds some amazing creations sometimes that really surprise me.
 We play out on the driveway a lot these days. Which of course means sunglasses for this boy... well as this girl.
 Henry is in the "I do it myself!" stage. This includes putting on his shoes.
My amazing sister-in-laws planned a get together to make freezer meals before the baby was born. We made like 17 meals in one morning. It was fantastic and we've loved all the meals so far. We decided we want to try to do it together once a month from now on.
I put Henry down for a nap on his bed and found him two hours later like this, asleep on Emme's bed with her Ariel doll. Silly boy!
 The first time this year Chris decided to mow the lawn, he had to change the oil on the lawn mower. The kids were entranced. And about two seconds later they both had wrenches in their hands trying to "help." We pulled their bikes out onto the driveway and let them "fix" their bikes while dad fixed the mower.
 Emme in one of her amazing vintage rompers for the season. She's really been into plants and flowers this spring, and was SO excited when our tulips started to bloom.

Henry in some little vintage lacoste overalls. Such a cute little man!
And Emme in another vintage outfit, just scootin' on the driveway.
 When Emme and Henry get out of the shower lately, they either huddle together with their towels to get warm, or they dog pile each other. ??? I don't quite understand it. But today it was a dog pile.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Life With Stanley

Stanley napping in his rock & play sleeper.

 Henry is Stanley's protector. He brought him his binky and lamb. Such a good big brother!
 A few moments of alertness.
 Chicken legs during a late night diaper change. So cute.
 More naps. We nap a lot.
"Oh hi there. It's the middle of the night. Let's party!"
 Baby toes.
 Milk drunkenness. And chins for days.
 Emme can never hold this boy too much. She loves him to pieces.
 Grandma and Grandpa Spencer brought Emme and Henry some frozen dolls! They were in heaven.

 Emme trying on Grandma's glasses.
 Sleepy boy. I put this sleeper on him for the first time and it was too small! I soon discovered I had basically an entire drawer of clothes that Henry wore that were already too small for Stanley. He's a big boy!

 Nighttime bonding.

 More chicken legs.
 Emme and Henry sometimes bring toys for Stanley to "hold" while he's nursing. High praise to share such treasured dolls with him.
 Milk drunk.
 More bonding.
 The card Emme made for Stanley at Debbie's house.
 That's a picture of Stanley with a curl on top of his head and the thing below his chin is his umbilical cord stump (totally fascinating to a four year old).
 He's watching you.
 Gas dream smiles!
 This is possibly my most favorite vintage outfit of Stanley's. It was a DI find but just look at it! It has pom poms on the feet! I die.
 Sweet dreams.
 Emme can't stand to be more than three feet away from this boy. Even if he's just snoozing on the couch, she has to lay by him while she watches a cartoon.
It's safe to say we're all in love over here!

Mom Award

One day this week I was changing a diaper when I heard Henry disappear out the door and start yelling, "mom, where are you?" Have I mentioned he knows how to throw the deadbolt on our front door? Yeah. He knows how to throw the deadbolt on our front door.

So I quickly finish changing the diaper, put the baby down in the crib and run outside to find Henry halfway down our street dressed like this, calling "mom, where are you?!" He had on Emme's church shoes and headband, but no pants. Oh, dear.

Do you think I'll ever get the hang of this three-kids-thing???

Monday, April 28, 2014

Stanley At One Week


Stanley is a totally mellow baby, but he definitely has had his days and nights mixed up for the first week! He sleeps all day and wants to play all night. But other than that he is adorable and sweet. We love him to pieces!