Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Two Months

 Graham is two months old today!

He continues to be a very sweet, very easy baby, and I continue to be very thankful!

He is sleeping through the night most nights.  He goes down around 9:30 and sleeps until about 6:30!  

We did a very informal weighing the other day, and I think he weighs around 14 lbs.  He is a big boy!

He is smiling, cooing, and he has even rolled over a few times.  
Happy two month birthday to Graham Charles!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Tooth or Dare

Clare lost her first tooth tonight! 

 It had been loose for a couple of months, and Casey pulled it this evening!  


She went to bed very excited about the tooth fairy's impending visit!  Here she is in bed with her special little tooth pillow next to her.  Seems like yesterday we were waiting on a visit from the Bink Fairy.

Seems as though Jane and Sydney wanted in on the action!

I am sure their turn will be here before I know it!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Say Cheese!

Graham has started smiling at us, and we are loving it!

It makes us think he might actually like it here!

What a sweet eight-week-old boy!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Here Fishy, Fishy!

These three minnows have completed two weeks of swim lessons, and they all did excellent.  Each girl was in a different group, and they all made big progress. 

Sydney was nervous the first day, but after that she really took to the water.  Her lessons, combined with many trips to the pool with her Daddy, have transformed her into quite the little fish.

Clare is really taken with our most frequent summer activity!  She can swim across the pool and is enjoying her freedom in the water.  Yet another sign of this little girl growing up!

Jane is still fairly cautious in the water, but her skills are really coming along.  She learned a lot during the last couple weeks, and I know she will continue to get more and more comfortable as the summer goes on.  

 I have to give lots of credit to Casey for taking the girls to the pool whenever they ask which has really helped them improve.

All three girls got glowing reports from their teachers and had a great time during swim lessons!

Not to leave anyone out....this is how Graham spent most of our swim lesson time!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to Casey from four very lucky little ones!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Little Dipper

Guess who went swimming for the first time?

 Casey, Jane, Sydney, Graham and I went to the pool on Sunday afternoon, and Graham got to take a dip!

He seemed to enjoy it, but probably not as much as Jane and Sydney enjoyed watching him "swim!"

Graham even managed to catch a few Z's while in the pool.  What a life!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Tiny Dancer

Clare had her first dance recital yesterday afternoon!  
It was quite an event...one that Clare was very excited about.  She was in two dances, tap and ballet. 

She had quite the cheering section!  

 LoLo and Pop came home from Colorado and brought Mamma with them!  

When I asked Clare what her favorite part of the day was, she answered, 'When I got my trophy and flowers." 
Doesn't she look so pretty?

This picture proves that even all gussied up, she is still a nut!

While I am quite certain that Clare won't remember her dance steps in the years to come, I am hopeful that she will remember how many people came to see her first dance recital and how special we all think she is!  Many thanks to our families for making the effort to be there!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

You Knew It Was Coming

Poor Graham.  
Sitting in a pink bean bag accompanied by a Care Bear.
Such is life with three older sisters.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Art Therapy

The other night Clare kept telling me that her ear hurt and she needed medicine.  I was fairly certain that she just wanted medicine and there was nothing wrong with her ear.  (My kids love getting medicine....should I be concerned?!?!)  She kept saying, "I need medicine.  I need medicine."  I was trying to cook dinner, and in an effort to distract her, I told her to draw a picture of how she was feeling.  

This is what she came up with:

For some reason, this drawing cracked me up.  Clare knew she wasn't sick, yet she drew this picture of a frowning face person laying in bed and the writing says "I feel sick."  Oh, the drama!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Case of the Wet Beds

It is 4:30 a.m.  I am asleep again after being up several times with Graham.  I wake up to Sydney's crying.  This is strange because Jane and Syd NEVER wake up in the middle of the night.  Clare, yes, but Jane and Sydney, no.  

Sydney comes into our bedroom and I see that Clare is trailing behind her.  
"What's wrong?"  I ask.  
"My diaper leaked.  My bed is wet."  sobbed Sydney.
"OK.  We can fix that.  Clare, why are you up?" 
"Because Sydney came and woke me up to tell me that her bed was wet."  Clare sleepily answers.

So, we head upstairs to remedy this early morning situation.  I decide just to put Sydney in the pack 'n play that we have set up in another room.  I sneak into Jane and Syd's room, thinking that Jane is still asleep, to get Syd some dry pajamas.

I hear a little voice.
"My bed is wet too."  
"Your diaper leaked too?"  I ask Jane incredulously.

I am suspicious.  What are the odds that both girls' diapers leaked on the same night?  I tell Jane to get out of bed and I see that SHE DOESN'T HAVE A DIAPER ON!  I look around and see two dry diapers that have been removed laying on the floor.  Apparently, these two thought it would be a good idea to take their diapers off before they fell asleep last night.

"Jane, did you take your diaper off before you fell asleep?
"Why would you do that?"  I question.
"Because Sydney told me to."  she answers confidently.

Oh dear.  
If "because Sydney told me to" is reason enough to do something, we are in a world of hurt.

So to sum up the night, we had two wet beds, three alert children, and one sweet baby boy who would be awake again any minute.