Friday, October 26, 2007

Fall is nice

I've been enjoying the cozy fall weather. I know most people probably hate it, but I love the big wind storms and pouring rain...and the occasional nice day in between! Matthew used the bad weather to be home and build a beautiful hearth and install our new wood stove! (He installed the chimney during a brief sunny time.) It makes our house so nice and cozy! The kids like it too and fortunately understand not to get too close, but we will be putting a gate around it just to be safe. We've been doing other nice fall things like baking pumpkin pie and cookies, and collecting the beautiful maple leaves from our yard to make decorations. Meadow filled a bag with the leaves, then excitedly asked me, "Are we going to make a pie with them?"
Brennen is sleeping pretty well now at night, but during the day he seems to think he's in some kind of contest to be the loudest baby ever, and the most spittupy! I don't think anyone will ever beat Meadow on that one, but he's close! Beware everyone's furniture and carpet! In the bottom picture, Logan is giving him a nice kiss, not tackling him! :)

Friday, October 19, 2007

Brennen and the Babes

We had some visitors this morning. Mommies had coffee and visited, while kids played and babies nursed and pooped! Brennen didn't mind being the only boy amongst the babies! They are laying youngest to oldest: Hannah, Brennen, Sophie (her mom, Sarah, is a friend of Kristi. I just met her today), Rachel, and Abby. Then below is a picture of "Time" and "Spud", the babies who wouldn't come out! I'm sure they're secretly discussing plans to be awake all night, crying as loud as they can to see if they can hear each other! Actually in this picture Hannah was making a kiss face!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


It' s 4:30 AM, and my little lad is wide awake, so I guess it's a chance to do a new post. He's a good baby. Meadow and Logan still like him, but are still adjusting. Their behavior has been a lot worse than usual, and newly potty trained Meadow has stopped using the potty. But there are good things too. They love to help by throwing away dirty diapers for me, (they actually fight over that job!!), and by taking their plates and cups to the sink when they're done. It's very sweet. Logan had his first ER visit the other day. He tipped over in his high chair and fell straight back on his head! He cried for a long time, and then vomited, so we decided to take him in to get checked. Fortunately he was fine, but it sure scared mommy! Here's a picture of the kids in their Fine Line Custom Carpentry shirts I made them. (That's Matthew's construction business, in case you don't know.)

Monday, October 08, 2007

Brennen James

Here he is...FINALLY!!
He was born on October 2, 8 lbs. 10 oz! 20 1/2 inches!
And yes, it was a surprise when they said, "It's a boy"!
I was just sure it would be a girl! But I'm quite glad to have him! He and Logan will hopefully be good friends.
He shares his birthday with Grandpa John, who won the baby bet for the date, but he guessed girl.
Our big happy family!
My two sweet boys. Logan climbed up to cuddle with him! He likes giving him kisses, and likes to "play" with him (slap, poke, step on, etc...) I can see it will be quite a challenge to keep Brennen safely out of reach for a while!