Thursday, April 18, 2013

Random iphone Pictures

When I was pregnant with Charlotte, people often told me that things would be so different with her...I wouldn't do a baby book or blog anymore or take as many pictures.  But that didn't really end up being true.  I love doing those things and didn't have any trouble finding time to do them, even when she was a newborn.
 
This time around, though, I am definitely slacking on the picture taking....so I'm really thankful for my iphone camera because without it, poor Grey wouldn't have many pictures of himself as a newborn.
 
Here's what we've been up to...
 
My friend, Laura (not BFF Laura, but my psychologist, ex-coworker, Laura) gave us an exercise ball before Hunter was born.  She said it worked wonders to get her son calm (he was 5 months when Hunter was born).  It has ended up being one of our most prized possessions with all 3 kids.  We bounce them whenever they are fussy and it almost always calms them down or gets them to sleep....
About a week ago I was in the shower and heard a loud noise.  Hunter came running in the bathroom asking if I'd heard it, and excitedly told me that the ball had popped while daddy was bouncing Grey!  Luckily, neither of them were hurt, and I was able to go to Target and buy another ball that same day:)

Grey started smiling this month, but I've had a hard time getting a good picture of it.  It sure melts my heart when he smiles at me...


The other day I was bouncing Grey on the ball to calm him down and Charlotte was playing with her baby.  I noticed that she picked up my boppy so I tried to turn around and discreetly watch her.  She lifted her shirt up and started breastfeeding her baby.  It was precious.  And hysterical.  I had to be really careful while taking the picture so she wouldn't see me...
She is such a good sister...and mom to her babies.  She loves to help Grey with his paci or talk sweet baby talk to him.  She also loves to take care of her babies like I take care of Grey.  I often find them in the swing or hear her playing in her room, saying, "It's okay sweetheart" in the most soothing, loving (and highpitched!) voice.

Have y'all read the pigeon books?  Hunter loves them.  He came home from school today with this picture he drew of the pigeon...
I think it looks really similar to the pigeon in the books!

He also came home with this little story...
It says "I would like to be a builder because I like to build stuff.  And I like to ride in a bulldozers and a digger that picks up dirt."  (I cut part of it off in the picture.)  I LOVE watching him learn.  My heart swells when I see little stories or notes he writes.  It is such a miracle to get to witness his little mind growing so much.  It's definitely one of my favorite things right now.  So proud of him.

Grey loves his bath, and he looked so cute today when I took him out, that I had to take a picture...

Hunter decided he wanted to take a break from soccer this season and try baseball.  It's his first time playing, and he told Dr. Halsell at his 6 year check up that he liked soccer better (after only 2 baseball practices).  Hopefully it won't be a long season!  He has 4 other kids from his class on the team with him, so at least he'll have fun with them:)  Here he is before practice this week...
His team is the Rangers (as you can see by the hat), which is so cool because we all already have Rangers shirts to wear when we root him on.  His first game is this Saturday.  We are super excited!

That's our life in a nutshell right now.  I am loving it, and feel so blessed that I get to live it everyday.

1 comment:

Lipe Family said...

iPhone pics saved us in the early months - love Instagram! You're doing a great job, though - love the pic of Charlotte and her baby, and Hunter's pigeon (mo Willems has an early reader series about an elephant and a pig that are hilarious, too). And, baseball s our favorite (but it's taken Logan a good 2 years to like it!)