Thursday, February 25, 2016

Scarlett Ann - THREE months.

Little mama is three months old.

She's been growing leaps and bounds, and just all around a happy go lucky baby! However, she was hit with a cold. Asher and Jake had runny noses that went away within a week, but Scarlett got it and it started going into her chest. No matter how clean I keep my house (and I'm a neat freak), and no matter how separate I tried to keep them, it still happened. 

Within 2 weeks, Scarlett has been to the doctor 4 times! The beginning stages of RSV (although she wasn't tested for RSV), and the start of an ear infection. She got antibiotics on Monday, and our girl is coming back into good health. 

The doctor said this is one of the longest/scariest cold seasons to date. And she said it's been particularly worse for the babies born with winter season with older siblings.

UMMM. YEP! When I had Jake he wasn't exposed to anyone other than us. And Asher was born when Jake was 17 months old and he wasn't in preschool yet. So, both boys didn't get their first illnesses until they were closer to a year. But, I do remember Jake always got sick after or during our traveling. But, it wasn't from siblings.

Anyhow, we are well into her three months of life, and loving every second with her!

Here are her sticker pictures for three months. 
Here are some pictures from over the month. 
Waiting in the car for her brother to get out of school.
Bumbo sitter.
My pretty girl.
7 boy cousins... and then Scarlett. :)
Doctor appointments that broke my heart. Still such a strong, and happy baby.
She is no longer taking breathing treatments... Thank goodness!
Cheers to a healthier week for all! 

Happy 4th birthday, Asher!

From the moment I laid eyes on Asher I knew he was special. Passionate from the start. Easy baby, but when upset... upset. When happy... happy. He's my child that give the best hugs, kisses, and an arm on my back when I need it the most. He also doesn't take no for an answer. It's a debate. When he plays a sport, he's playing to win. Seriously, losing isn't an option. He can write all of our names, spell multiple words, and can write to 20. Because he can also do what his big brother does. Turning 4 to Asher means he's that much closer to Elementary school with his big brother. His best friend in the whole wide world. He adores his baby sister, and is usually caught touching and kissing her (even if he has a cold. hmm). Baby Scar-LETT! Cheese is his jam. All cheese! He's my twin (well, other than being 3x the size I was at his age). My spirit animal. My love bug. He keeps me on my toes. He's absolutely beautiful with his big blue eyes, blonde curly hair, and happy contagious smile. But, don't cross the kid. And do not touch his family. Loyal son. He'll let you know to back off. He's truly special. 4 years ago... The Lord blessed us with this incredible boy. Happy Birthday, Asher Stone! You are my sunshine always and forever! 
Woke up to many surprises! 
Class party. Here is Asher and his teacher. Scarlett photo bombing in her car seat.
Pre-K celebration! 
His best buddy Luke at soccer!
My silly 4 year old!
Asher was so lucky on his birthday... He got a balloon surprise when he got home from school from his uncle Ren, and aunt Lee (what a great surprise!)! All his neighborhood buddies came over with handmade cards to wish Asher a happy birthday (he was totally beaming)! He got gifts delivered by Aunt Lizzie, phone calls, cards, and even before bed a surprise from his uncle Phil, and auntie Audrey (with the biggest Lego minion play set - which uncle Phil will have to help me assemble. ha! ). Auntie Audrey even read books and put them to bed.

What an incredible day for this little munchkin. Next up... dinner party Friday night with family. Thank you all for your messages, calls, and texts. Asher was so happy ... ALL DAY!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

New lens

Just a few pictures of my babies. I got a new lens, now I'm figuring out how to use it. I'm also looking to purchase a photoshop program. Nothing too crazy though... But, something better than my MAC book pro has to offer.

My babies: 5, 3.5, 2.5 months.
Biggest bro and littlest sister.
Jake, Ash, and Scarlett.
Our littlest Valentine.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Scarlett Ann - TWO months

Scarlett is two months. She's actually 10 weeks today. :) 

Our little one had her two month baby well on Wednesday this week. She actually had gained an ounce since I created the picture below. She's eating every 2-3 hours during the day, and going 3-5 hours over the night. Although it's not consistent overnight, she at least isn't fussy. 
Here are a few of her favorite things:

The swing, her brothers, musical floor gym, an app called Music Box (if you have a newborn... download immediately), her family, and our smiles make her smile and coo.

Her dislikes:

Car seat, pacifier (even though we still give it to her), and clothing changes.

I even did a little comparison of the three little minions:

Jake: 12 lbs 11 oz - 23.5 inches 

Asher: 14 lbs 1 oz - 25 inches

Scarlett: 11 lbs 7 oz - 23 inches

I love that I have been able to keep my blog going since Grant and I got married (2009). One day when I decide to finish writing it... I will print out the final copy and pass it down to my kids. They will each have their own "baby book" from it also. How fun. I hope they enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

So... now, back to Scarlett! ;)

Having a little girl is so much fun! They have cute clothes, and are so sweet. Well, of course my boys were sweet too... it's really so different. And this being our last baby makes the whole experience just a little sweeter. 
Sweet baby girl.
 Tummy time.
 Finally! One of my babies LOVES the swing! Now, I can shower with no tears! ;)
Well, off to start our rounds of pick ups! Enjoy your Friday friends!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Pops and Ciney visit 2016

Another visit in the books for Scarlett and the boys! Grant's dad and step mom came into town for 4 days last week, and we surely enjoyed their visit!

The boys had a great time climbing all over pops (thanks for being a good sport with that!), and playing football in the backyard. We enjoyed the meals cooked, ALL the laundry Ciney did, and even a night out for dinner. :)

Pops and Ciney live in Maryland. They started their trip in Northern California, and made their way down to Southern California to see us! The boys couldn't wait until they arrived. They sat by the door when we knew they were close.

Thank you again for spending time with us, and loving on our babies. We miss you all already, and love you. Don't forget to FaceTime us often!
Breakfast and beach walk.
Newest grand baby! :)
Scarlett kept smiling at Ciney. She certainly loved her! 
Ciney brought a onesie that auntie Ginny bought for Scarlett. It's adorable! Thanks auntie Ginny!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Christmas 2015 - part two

Grant's brother, and sister flew into town with their families the day after Christmas. I had my friend Katie Neesham take our pictures at the beach. She's so amazing to take our photos during the holidays, and with a newborn herself! Thanks again girl! 

As hard as it is getting the kids all to look, the tears (from parents and kids), and sweat (parents), it's pretty cool to see the end result. Renzi and his family live in Oklahoma City, and Ginny and her family live in Arlington. We are all over the place! Just wait until the kids go away to college, etc. I hope we can continue to get together and take these photos together. :)

There are so many little boys in the family. It's going to be awesome seeing them all grow up together. Now... we added Scarlett. The first and only girl (so far). She'll never be able to date, and no one will ever want to mess with her. 

I love each and every person in these pictures below. Thank you all for coming to visit us. We hope you had a great time. 
Nana with her grand kiddos.
The crew.
California Stones
Sweet moment.
In-laws and Out-laws. ;)
And then we finished up my brother and moms trip with another trip to the pier.
YA YA with the boys.
Ice cream!
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