Monday, December 25, 2017

Jasper: 1 Month


Jasper is one month old! We are celebrating our sweet baby, even as we celebrate the baby Savior. This gargantuan child is over 13 pounds now. He nurses every two hours, due in part to his massive appetite and in part to the sweet relief it brings his reflux. Poor guy! (And poor Mama!) He does sleep a 3-3.5 hour stretch at night, so I get a bit of good sleep. He is not smiling just yet, but we are working on getting him happy and pain-free, so we can enjoy those sought after smiles! He just catnaps during the day, but we are taking sleep when we can get it. He loves to cuddle and sleeps better when he is on his Mommy. We love our sweet, perfect 10! 
 
 

 
 

Merry Christmas 2017

We started singing Christmas Carols early this year. We just could not wait for December. Although we may not have known exactly how much, we really needed to get a jump on Christmas tree searching....and good thing we did! We had a baby the very next day!! I do not foresee this becoming a Christmas tradition for us, but one never knows. We went to Ward's again for our tree. Our growing family still fits in the mule- drawn wagon! After thoroughly inspecting several "not its" the kids choose the perfect tree. It was cut down, shook really good(in case any loose limbs or critters were hanging on) and wrapped up for us. We all piled in the cute little cabin for hot chocolate as Daddy paid. we did the usual decorating! This I year I got to decorate my beautiful mantle; something I had been longing to do! We enjoyed our usual traditions of candy and ornament making. This  year we made some new things (peanut clusters and divinity) and some of our favorites (pretzel turtles and peanut butter fudge). All hands are on deck for this part of our holiday. Little fingers love adding, mixing, baking and especially tasting our sweet, yummy treats. They seem to disappear quicker than we make them, but they sure are delicious!
 
 
 









 




 





 









 
 
 
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
 
And the angel said to them,
“Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.
Luke 2:10


Thursday, December 7, 2017

Jasper: Newborn

Heidi Lipford has done it again folks! I do believe she has actually outdone herself. She has captured the most precious photos of our baby boy. Here are some of our favorite shots from Jasper's newborn session. If you have not visited her on Facebook, do it now! Heidi Lipford Photography

 



 









Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Halloween 2017


 
So glad I got my kiddos together before we left for the festivities. We were a house divided. We must be entering a new season. Eli went to a Halloween party. Mia chose her love of ballet. And Eva ran off with friends as soon as we arrived at Trunk or Treat. We did get a few photos of the five that stuck with us in the chilly, misty weather. I know I am biased, but I think they must be the cutest kids out tonight!