Thursday, October 14, 2010

Life with Little Ones

Life with little ones sure isn't predictable, but it sure is fun. And, with two little (and very active) boys life is pretty tiring, but in a {mostly} good way. *wink*

Last night was one of those crazy nights that parents find themselves enduring when a sick child will not go to sleep. Johnathan came down with a cough a day or so ago, and yesterday we gave him a few doses of some cough suppressant to help him be able to sleep...backfire, big time! He refused his nap and then when it was bedtime he actually did sleep for a few hours only to get up at 2 am and want to play the rest of the whole night! Aah!!! Finally around 7 am we let him "get up" and he was all smiles and ran to get his favorite toys out in the living room. Luckily I went to bed fairly early last night (I am battling a cold myself) and got about 4 hours of sleep before Monkey decided it was party time. Poor Aaron though, he stayed up until 2 working on a presentation for work, and right when he was about to go to bed Johnathan got up! Such is life with little ones!

I realize that I haven't posted in a couple of weeks, maybe longer, but not for lack of things going on around here...actually, the opposite! We've been quite busy with our daily happenings, and here are a few pictures that will give you a glimpse into our last few weeks! Oh, and I have some exciting news to share, I'm not expecting another baby!...and I'll just give you a has to do with diapering Eli...sounds exciting, right?! Haha! Maybe not, but I am having fun trying out something new! I'll tell you about it soon!

Our two precious little guys...aren't they the cutest little brothers?!!

Eli, 4 months old. Johnathan, 2 1/2 years old
Eli is a finger sucker, and rarely takes a pacifier these days...and Johnathan is a finger poker and luckily hasn't poked out Eli's eyes yet! ;)

Johnathan went to a friend's birthday party and they had the cutest little petting farm there.

Johnathan loved all the little animals, especially this little chicken!

He was fairly gentle with the bunny rabbit...and only picked it up and threw it once! (Poor bunny!)

This little goat was too cute, and Johnathan had a good time feeding it.

I still fall in love with Johnathan's eye lashes every time I see them...aren't they gorgeous?!

Eli is a pro at his bouncer chair and makes that thing hop up and down like crazy!

Mmm, yummy fingers!

Eli also loves his jumperoo, and jumped so much this day that he tired himself out!

He is a bit short so I have to put a pillow under his jumper so he can have something to push off of to jump! Poor little shrimpy!

One Little Boy + Unlimited Dirt = A Good Time!

"Ta-da!" Very proud of his dirt creation!

Before I go, a quick baby update for Eli (mostly for my records) his 4 month check-up he was a little over 23 inches long and weighed in at 13 pounds, 1 ounce. Head circumference was 17. The doctor says that he's taking after me, and he is around the 5th percentile! Tiny little dude! Of course we must remember that he came out a bit shrimpy, so I'm not worried! He's gaining appropriately, he is just small!

Alrighty y'all, I'm out to go work on stuff around the house and to play with Monkey...maybe I can wear him out enough to get him to take a nap!


1 comment:

Gail said...

Matthew and I have had lots of conversations lately about how life is going to change once our little dude comes. Glad to hear from the best about how even though it's hard....its still all worth it!

Love you!

Auntie Fay