Sunday, April 29, 2018

Weston Month Five

Another month for our sweet little Weston! I'm feeling behind on a lot of things - even keeping up with these monthly posts. But, I'm trying my best to savor every snuggle and I'm smothering this baby with kisses all day long. He is such a smiley, happy boy and his laugh is the BEST. Baby giggles are my favorite sound. 

He has the cutest expressions. He loves studying faces and having conversations. I love looking into those baby blues! I know I'm his mom, so of course I think he's the cutest, but he really is the cutest baby! 

The biggest news is that two bottom teeth have started to make themselves known. So soon! I feel like 5 months is early to be getting teeth. 

Marshall and Weston got to see their cousins and play outside on the most beautiful day, and recreate our yearly cousin photo. This one gets all the heart eyes. 

Brothers forever. 

Even though they drive me absolutely bonkers at times, these two bring us so much joy! I'm just amazed when I stop and look at the two of them together. They are such gifts! Even amidst the teething, the late nights, and back pain from carrying around an 18 pound sack of potatoes, I realize what an honor it is to be their mom.

My little sweetie! The weather is FINALLY nice and we've been taking advantage of getting outside and going for walks as much as possible. Thank you, Jesus! This winter was looooooong. 

We met a new photographer, Annemarie Nina, and she captured these adorable shots that I could. not. resist. I mean, look at that face! Cheeks for days. 

• Rolling a lot
• Getting his first 2 bottom teeth! 
• Grabbing everything he can get his hands on
• Very interested in what people are doing
• Wants to sit up but can't yet
• Dislikes being alone
• Survived two road trips
• Loves his mommy and gives her lots of smiles
• Likes laughing at his brother
• Has slept through the night a few times!  
• Loves Sophie the giraffe
• Loves to be held

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Easter 2018

We celebrated Easter with family in Pennsylvania this year and it was Weston's first time meeting our extended family. He got lots of love and snuggles from everyone! We also got to meet our baby cousins. 2017 was a big year for boys! 4 generations together. It was wonderful seeing our family and we missed the ones who couldn't be there, too.

Marshall had so much fun fishing for the first time with his Dad and Poppi. He caught a fish! And insisted on bringing it home to show us....and then maybe we cooked it and ate it. He got the whole experience from start to finish! 

Poppi has lots of interesting tools and things to learn about in his garage and Marshall was soaking it all up like a sponge.

We dyed eggs, which I admit was probably more fun for me! 

And looked for "treasure" (plastic eggs) in the yard.

We had a lot of fun at Andrew's parents, and even got to see a few family friends. It's always hard to say goodbye.

After we returned home, I realized that I never got a picture of the boys together, wearing their Sunday best. I decided to do a little photo shoot on Wednesday which was also Weston's 17th week! It's infinitely harder to get a 3 year old and a 4 month old to cooperate for a good photo, but here's the cuteness I did capture! 

You guys. These boys are adorable and funny and crazy and sweet and rambunctious and exhausting and so, so cute, all rolled into one. I can't take it sometimes. I absolutely love them. 

Thank you, Lord, for the gift of your precious Son, Jesus, who died in my place and changed my life forever. Resurrection Sunday, changed the course of history, and can change your story, too. Happy Easter!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Weston Month Four

Our little Weston is 4 months! March is my birthday month, and it was sweet celebrating with this big little guy. His personality is starting to shine through and he's really a very happy baby. He's been giving lots of smiles, babbling, making sweet sounds and squawks.

He has so many facial expressions! He often looks surprised or scared but will quickly switch to a grin when he sees one of us. He likes to have someone always in sight! 

Marshall has been "playing" with him more and wanting to help out and know where he is at all times. He also knows how to make him smile with silly sounds and talking to him. It's the absolute cutest thing when they laugh at each other!

Weston likes to engage much more and wants to be upright and looking around. He's really good at grabbing things - including my bowl of cereal one morning! He's good at holding toys, too. 

I admit, I'm a little obsessed with him and that face! His cheeks are the softest and so perfectly kissable! His chubby squishy thighs are the best, too!  He still has crazy hair right on top of his head, but (sadly) he's loosing most of it around the back and sides. I hope it all grows back soon!

These 3 guys have my heart! Sometimes I still pinch myself because I can't believe they're mine. 

• Can roll over! 
• Likes sleeping on his tummy
• Likes being held (upright)
• Does not like laying on his back for long
• Loves faces
• He is loosing his hair (mostly in the back)
• Does not like being alone
• Smiles a lot and sometimes laughs
• Weighs about 17 pounds
• Likes watching his brother
• Becoming a good (longer) sleeper at night