Thursday, April 28, 2011

2 Months Old

Another month has flown by, and our little boy is already two months old!  Wow, how Will has changed in the last month.  He now weighs 12 pounds, 14 ounces (that is almost 5 pounds heavier than when he was born) and is 24 1/4 inches long.  His length puts him in the >90%, and we can sure see it in his clothing.  He has mostly outgrown all his 3 month clothing, especially anything that has feet in it.  He's wearing 6 month sleepers at night, and even those are starting to limit his movement when he tries to stretch his legs out.

Will has a lot more awake time during the day.  He is very alert, and most importantly, he gives lots of smiles now.  He'll do the full body smile, kicking his legs and arms and shaking his head back and forth with a big, wide mouth whenever he's really excited to see someone.  He's starting to "talk" to us whenever anyone pays special attention to him, giving us a little "goo" and "gah."  Ellie even says, "Mom, listen, he's saying his first words." 

Will is starting to do a little better in the sleep department.  For about the last week and a half he is only waking up once a night to eat, then will go back to sleep till between 6 and 7 am (I hope I haven't jinxed myself by typing that).  I'm hoping this continues and we can get into a good nighttime routine before I go back to work.

Will loves his swing, and is most content there.  He doesn't fuss much during the day, but will get a little fussy in the evenings sometimes, especially when his tummy is bothering him.  He can definitely get overstimulated when there are too many people around or too much commotion (which is strange since his brother and sister can be quite rowdy, but their noise never seems to bother him).

Will, you are a sweet boy and have brought so much joy into our home.  We're so happy you are a part of our family.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

Time to dye Easter eggs.  Ellie has been begging me for the past two weeks to dye Easter eggs (Note to self: in the future, do not purchase egg dye when children are with me and hide egg dying paraphernalia as soon as I get home).  On Easter eve I finally had all the eggs boiled and ready to go, so we got to work.  The kids were super excited to try out all the different colors and to write on the eggs pre-dye with the white crayon.  However, it seems like 13 eggs take approximately 4 minutes to dye.  It probably was a bit longer than 4 minutes, but next year I'll definitely have to boil more eggs.  The problem then becomes what to do with all those dyed hard-boiled eggs.

A few of the finished product.  Don't they just look so springy.
A quick family portrait after church.  We're always running late and never have enough time before church to get a picture taken (which is why Max is wearing lovely crocs on Easter Sunday), and then we usually have crabby kids after church, but this year's picture is not too bad.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

A Special Blessing

Yes, Will is a special blessing to our family, and today was a special day for Will.  We went down to Farmington to go to church with Gran and Popi, and both Will and Audrey received blessings.  Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of the cousins together in their beautiful white outfits, but they were precious.  Both babies did great during the service and didn't make a peep.

Lots of family came over to my parents house afterwards to enjoy lunch.  It turned out to be a beautiful day so we spent much of the afternoon outside.  The dads were playing a little wiffle ball, and Ellie wanted in on the action.  She developed quite a little pitching arm.

Max mostly wanted to play with the new golf clubs Popi picked up for him.  Max was hitting some great shots and impressing everyone, so Jason finally decided to try to get a little video of Max's golf game.  Unfortunately Max was just about ready for a break by the time the camera started rolling, but he had a few nice shots left in him.  I just wish there was better sound with the video, so you could hear Max's frustrated, "Oh, dang it!" or his complimentary, "Nice shot!"

And this is what Will did most of the afternoon.  He loves to be seems like most babies love to be outside.  I think there is something in the outdoors that is especially calming to babies.