Saturday, May 28, 2011

The First Taste of Summer

We ventured out for our first snow cones of the season today!

Jane tried bubble gum and grape.  Clare got cherry and grape, and Sydney went with bubble gum and blueberry!  Certainly made for some colorful mouths!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Four Weeks Already?!?

How can it be that Graham is already four weeks old?  

He is a good, snuggly baby.  He is a pretty happy, content guy unless he is getting tired, and then he can get pretty unhappy, pretty quickly.  He still sleeps A LOT.  I remember being surprised with all of my children how much they sleep at first, and Graham is no exception.  So far, he has been pretty easy to take along with us on our daily adventures because he is always snoozin'.  His sleeping at night is a different story, but I won't bore you with those details......

He like his pacifier, likes to be swaddled, and is nursing well.  As he is falling asleep, he gives the sweetest little (unintentional) smiles.  He is sleeping in our room for now, and probably will continue to do so for a while.  He weighs 10 lbs, 6 oz, and he seems bigger everyday. 

The girls continue to love on him.  They are very concerned with his daily activities.  All day long, I hear things like "Graham spit his bink out," or "Graham looked at me," or "Did Graham poop?"  Or the most frightening from Sydney, "I fixed Graham's head!"

We are loving our little man and can't wait to see what the next four weeks hold!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Oldest and Youngest

A few pictures of my oldest and my youngest....

Here is Clare at 6 days old...

...and Graham at 7 days old.  Not sure how much they actually look alike, but the pictures definitely remind me of each other.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The End of an Era

Even though graduation was last week, today was Clare's last day of preschool.  The big day was complete with a party, cupcakes, and early release.

Here is Clare on the first day of school this year:

 And here she is (with Jane) this morning before her last day.

Just for fun, here is Clare on her first day of preschool the fall of 2008.

Now, it is officially summertime at our house!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Picture Post

Here are a few pictures from the last couple of weeks...

The girls love their Aunt Morgan, and they are super excited that she is home from college.  They are totally fascinated by the fact that she "stays up really late and sleeps until lunch time."

Graham continues to do well.  He is really sweet, and we love having him around!

These two are always ready to hit the pool...or sprinkler....or hose.  Today was Clare's "Fun in the Sun Day" at school, and Jane and Sydney decided we needed to have our own Fun in the Sun Day at home.  Running around in the sprinkler seemed to satisfy the request!

Clare is spending some quality time with Graham on the floor.  Too bad he was probably snoozing!

In order to truly document our last couple of weeks, I have to put a picture of Graham in his car seat.  With end of school stuff, doctor's appointments, and just regular "life", things have been a bit busy around here.  Thankfully, Graham doesn't seem to mind napping in his car seat!  Such is the life of the fourth child, right?

Friday, May 13, 2011

The Graduate

Clare has officially graduated from preschool!  Last night was the big event, and she was super excited.

We anxiously filled up two rows waiting for our soon-to- be kindergartener's name to be called!


The moment Clare had been waiting for...driving down the aisle in her cap and gown, sporting her shades, while Bad to the Bone plays loudly over the speakers!

Casey and I both are so proud of Miss Clare and how well she has done in preschool!  As she sang in her program last night, "Kindergarten, kindergarten, kindergarten here I come!"

(And in case you are wondering, despite my raging postpartum hormones, I held it together pretty well...if I do say so myself.)


Saturday, May 7, 2011

My Boy

Graham is seven days old in these pictures. What a sweet boy!

Many thanks to Dale for taking these great pictures!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Welcome Home Graham!

Graham and I came home on Sunday around noon. He slept in the car...looking very cute all the way home!

We were warmly greeted by three excited girls!

Let the holding begin!

Graham has done great since we have been home. We went to the doctor today, and he is weighing in at 8 lbs. 13 oz. He is eating good, sleeping decently, and hopefully adjusting to life with three big sisters.

On the flip side, Clare, Jane and Sydney are adjusting well also. They love their little brother and seem relatively unphased by the addition of a new family member. Of course, each girl has her moments, but all in all I think they have done great. It is so nice to have Casey home this week to help us transition into life as a family of six. Next week the true chaos will begin!