Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Alex is one, Hair cuts and other updates

My baby is now a toddler.  I have 1 six year old, 2 two year olds and 1 one year old and I  homeschool.     I have no time to sit down and update my blog.  I want to but by the end of the night I just want to sit on the couch and read.  No TV, no noise.   I ususally check facebook, browse the net and read my kindle.   The brain needs to decompresse.

So yes.   1 year old.   He is walking (shortly after turning 1).  Very close to running to keep up with his sisters.  No bottles, all cup.   Currently his molars are coming in which is waking him at night.   Sometimes he goes right back down, others I'm up for 2 hours with him in the middle of the night.

He has had his first haircut.   Surprisngly traumatic to me.   I have never had a baby first haircut girls hair I just keep growing and growing.  It kinda shocked me that I had the urge to cry getting that baby hair cut.

Little boy is now adding in his fair share of temper tantrums and joining in or starting fights over toys.  These 3 little ones really test my patience and wear me out by the end of the day.  Some days are really hard but I have to say the twins have improved their attitudes.   They play so well together now, If I was not chasing around Alex I would actually be able to sit on the couch and read a book.   When Alex is napping I take the girls outside to play and I can actually sit and just watch them play.   Its so much less work than the past few years.  

Cassie has lost 2 of her bottom teeth and the top 2 are now loose as well.

Homeschooling is going great.   This fall I file with the state for the first time so it will be official!!   We are a grade ahead of where she would be if enrolled in public school.  She is an easy kid for the most part.  The girls are going to be interesting when I start to teach them.   Currently we are working on colors and numbers.  They think everything is red and when they count it goes like this "1,2,6,8,3"  We have work to do!   Its so hard to NOT compare them to Cassie.  Cassie was reading by 3, totally potty trained by 2.....the twins are still in diapers.  I have tried potty training a couple of times but they are not ready.  After 3 I will try again.

So my life is so busy.   The days fly by.  Some days I think I may loose my mind but I wouldn't change it.  Well.....I'll be honest, twins are hard.  Having two 2 year olds is not an easy thing so if I could change things I may have Mandy and Emily spaced out by 2 years.  haha! Twins are a blessing but are a lot of work. (at least mine!!)

Friday, January 9, 2015

10 Months Old

Can't believe Alex is 10 months already!   He is a big boy.

22 lbs 7 oz which puts him in the 83%
30.5 Inches Long 96%

He is crawling everywhere, trying to keep up with his sisters.  He pulls up to stand constantly.  I caught him climbing the stairs...gave me a heart attack so the gate is up all the time now.    He eats table food, drinks from his sippy cup and has his bottles.  I weaned him from his night time bottles at 9 months the same way I did with the twins.... half water and half formula, slowly diluting till it was all water and then no bottle at all.  He has been sleeping all night, if he does wake up sometimes I need to pick him up and comfort him, sometimes this lasts an hour, or the other night at 1:30 he was sitting in bed crying, I pointed at his bed and told him to lay down which he did.  I rubbed his back for a few min and that was that, he slept till 7:00 am.  

So...I am happy that I am getting sleep. It makes so much difference and makes me feel human.

Can't believe I will be planning this little boys birthday soon!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Christmas 2014

New PJ on Christmas Eve

All the kids sleeping....ready for Christmas Morning

Pictures of Family the Past few months

9 Months Old

My Family

Visit with Uncle Lee

First Trip with the Twins

After 2 1/2 years we felt we could take the twins out on a mini trip and it felt SO good!!     We went to Great Wolf Lodge and spent one night.  The girls did really well.   Emily gave us a few temper tantrums, threatened to jump into a deep pool and locked herself in our bedroom so we had to call maintenance to unlock the door but all in all it was great.  

We spent 5 hours in the water.   The girls loved it.  Mandy was easy to watch, Emily does not care if she drowns and Cassie did all of the big slides with Dad.  We ordered pizza and ate in our room, went to story time and 8:30/9:00 was bedtime.  All 3 girls shared a king sized bed.   And because my time is limited,  I barely can sit down to update the blog, here are some pics.