Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day 2018

Our cuties got all dressed up in red for Valentine's Day

 and we managed to capture a few cute pictures of the 5-pack together.

Life with 5 babies isn't quiet and it isn't particularly calm, but you know what it is?
Sweet.  Incredibly, beautifully, overwhelmingly sweet.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

baby models

When everyone's being super cute and cooperative for pictures

and then someone gets frustrated...  Ha!

Monday, February 12, 2018

family evening

Morgan kept trying to wear Mr. Potato Head's sunglasses.

Lauren the pianist was putting on a concert for us.

Dominic was busy with who-knows-what, but made time to say "ME!" because he, of course, wanted his picture taken too!

Caroline Paige was just lounging with dad.
(She's wearing a diaper, it's just covered by what Uncle Jared calls a dunlap situation - because her belly "dunlaps" over her diaper...)

Mr. Collin was busy working on an electrical project in his bedroom while we were all out in the living room, so I didn't catch his picture until bedtime.  Sweet boy fell asleep on his book with the light on.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Morgan is two!

When thinking of what Morgan really likes and trying to decide a theme for his 2nd birthday party, the first thing that came to mind was food.  Dude loves to eat!

We celebrated with donuts.  Morgan was impressed by the candles

and he really loved blowing them out.

Such a cute boy.

He also loved his birthday banner, and kept saying "Pretty!" as he reached for it.

It's incredibly sweet to think back on the journey of the last 17 months with our Morgan.  He has grown immensely- physically, emotionally, and intellectually.  He's a sensitive guy who has come a long way to be a confident and hilarious 2-year-old boy.

Seriously.  He's SO funny!!

We're so proud of you, Morg.

Friday, February 9, 2018


We're working on nice smiles for pictures.

Mr. Cheesy likes to tuck his upper lip in like this...

Such a cute boy.

And this girl?  She does the wide-open mouthed, crinkle-nosed smile every time I sing-song voice at her.  Sweet, happy girl.

Sweet smiles.  Sweet pictures of our sweet babies.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

the best biggest brother

Collin is an incredibly sweet big brother to Caroline.  He's wonderful to her, and she really loves him.

Collin is great about cheering on Caroline, speaking to her sweetly, and doing everything he can to make her smile or laugh.  He works hard to keep her safe and is reliable for the "watch your sister for a minute while I go clean up that spill?" moments in our day.

And he loves having his picture taken with her.

I worried 6 years would be too big of an age gap, but I am pleasantly surprised by the sweetness of the relationship developing between Collin and Caroline.  Thank you, Jesus!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Caroline Paige :: 10 months

Our beautiful Caroline Paige is 10 months old!

Caroline is bright and happy and so fun.  She's spunky and attentive, and she loves watching people and looking out the window.  She makes tons of fun facial expressions, has a sweet laugh, makes a really funny tongue-rolling sounds, and says "mamamama" and "babababa."

Speaking of facial expressions, check out this cutie's nose crinkle!

This picture shows two of baby girl's favorite things:  standing and waving.  She wants to stand about 95% of her waking moments, and she's very proud of herself when she waves.

Standing.  All the time.  She's getting really good at cruising around furniture, and she's a professional at pushing her walker around.  She can stand steady for a couple seconds at a time.  She wants to be mobile, but she isn't brave enough to take steps and she hasn't figured out crawling just yet.

Girlfriend doesn't have any teeth yet, but it looks like the top two will come in soon.  She and Collin are racing to see who gets their top two teeth in first!

This month has been a fun one for Caroline at the table, as we've introduced her to lots of new foods.  She sits in her highchair and feeds herself applesauce pouches, and she's happy to try anything I'm having - eggs, meat, veggies, etc.  She also is great at drinking water from a sippy cup.  She still nurses throughout the day for her main nutrition, but table foods are a fun addition to her diet.

Caroline Paige is on a pretty regular schedule.  She sleeps 8pm-8am, then naps 10-noon and 2:30-3:30ish.  She's still swaddled for naps, but unswaddled through the night.  She wakes up happy and loves when we come into her room to get her out of her crib.

Caroline loves being tickled and her best giggles come when she's playing peekaboo.

Big, beautiful eyes.  A bright, gorgeous smile.  The sweetest chubby thighs.

You are deeply loved, Caroline Paige.  Happy 10 months, angel girl!