Friday, June 01, 2012

Wowsers trousers, I'm actually updating the blog!

 My tree climber

 Mini tree climber

 Not looking so pleased...

 Love this little man. Still not sleeping well at night, but what a honey during the day. So content. So well loved by his sibs.

 Soccer star! Scored her first goal ever this week.

 Track & Field Twins
 Super jumper!

 Ready to race! Tied for 1st.
Geneva got 2nd. Funny how such a pokey kid for everything else (brushing teeth, getting out of bed, going to bed, practicing piano, etc, etc) can run so fast! No pic of her though.

Brooke trying to lift Micah. He was the baby, she was the queen mommy.

crazy jumper


Saturday, November 26, 2011

6 am update

Just a quick update while I nurse a baby who was up for 2 hours in the night (little stinker!) Hopefully he goes back to bed now so momma can catch up a smidge on sleep.

Things are going well here: Ian will be 6 weeks soon!

He's awake a lot more these days, and usually up for a good 3 hour stretch in the evening. Then he usually (although it's hard to say "usually" with a newborn) sleeps for a longer stretch after that: the other night he slept for 5 hours. Last night, only 3. Sigh. What can you do.

Tomorrow is Ian's baptism: will post pics of that sometime. :) SO excited to see my family and Derek's family again!!

We're so thankful for our little Ian and love him to smitherenes. (where on earth did that word come from?)

Time for me to go back to sleep for 2 minutes before the big kids wake up! Although, Ian is looking quite wide awake in his bassinette at the moment. . .

I'm ready for our walk, Mom!

Ian and his friend Molly (thoughtfully posed by Molly's owner, Brooke)

All bundled up with nowhere to go (other than around the block)

Geneva multitasking

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Figured it was time for an update!

Our little Ian is a month old tomorrow! Where does time go? Although he's still rather newbornish, he's really starting to change. He's grown out of his newborn clothes (because he's so long!) his neck's getting stronger and his skinny little chicken legs are starting to fill out! He's been awake a lot more lately and although he's still waking up twice a night, he's at least starting to figure out that night time means sleeping time... A few nights ago he slept from midnight til 5: That was a treat!

Here are a few pics from the last few weeks

Check out the skin colour difference between these boys. Jaundice city! It's pretty much gone now, but it took a good 3 weeks.

Huisman hike w/ Ed and Lori and fam

Checking out the Baltimore Oriele nest

All the Huisman girl grandkids

Snug as a bug

With big sis


Huisman hoagie!

M' boys

Can you tell who's actually sleeping?

These kids LOVE their baby bro

(the oldest kid does too, she just didn't make it into a lot of pictures lately) :0)

Chel came for a visit last weekend! What an awesome time I had with my college roomie! The kids absolutely loved her. She was so helpful with the kids: playing with them, babysitting them, burping them (ok, that one applies to just Ian) Thanks Chel Chel for a great weekend!!!
Thanks J and Rick for wanting to go on a road trip to TO and bringing her. I'll talk to the government about those confusing Canadian road signs for ya.

Building with Aunt Cheli

Puzzling with Aunt Cheli

Crystal came on Saturday too! SO much fun to spend time with my great gradeschool friend.
We had some good giggles. :)

A fairly typical look for Ian

So sleepy!