Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Piano Recital

"It's the Most Wonderful(ly busy) Time of the Year"

It has been quite a week. We started out with an all night vigil Monday, as Anastasia took her turn with the stomach bug. :p Then we had two Christmas parties for Austin's work and a whole host of other things going on, with the finale being the girls' piano recital today. They played beautifully! It was worth the effort even though we were exhausted!





Allia really nailed this piece. I was so proud that I actually "hooted" at the end of her performance instead of just clapping. I am totally a clapper, but I just couldn't help it!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Festive Weekend!

What a weekend! We celebrated St. Nicholas day Saturday, our anniversary Sunday and now Immaculate Conception today.
I love the simple joy of opening the stockings...just a few little special items, and the children take such care (sort of in contrast to the crazy explosion of gift opening on Christmas!). It was nice that Daddy didn't have to rush off to work afterwards this year too.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

First Haircut!

I caved in and gave Sebastian his first haircut today! He is definitely our earliest to need one...although if he had been a girl he could have gone much longer. That was the problem. He was starting to look like a girl! The hair on top was hanging into his eyes, and I measured the hair I cut that was hanging over his ears...almost an inch! I tried to make it as subtle as possible. I am not ready for him to look like he has enlisted in the army yet...just don't want him to be ready for pony tails!

I did around his ears while nursing him and had to play Neverland Pirates on Netflix (he actually tries to watch this when it is playing for the other children) to get him to keep his head still for a bit so I could trim the back and top!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Teething and a swingset

Sebastian is cutting his third tooth, first top tooth. He loves these bracelet's of Manah's!

 

And a "new to us" swingset for the backyard! Some neighbors who were downsizing gave us an old wooden swingset. Austin spent a beautiful afternoon with the children putting it together in the backyard. They were so excited, especially about the big slide, which we have never had before! We still have the metal swingset too, but it is starting to rust.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

We had such beautiful weather, and it ended up being a huge blessing because Austin was sick Wednesday and Thursday. :( I hope this doesn't become a habit...he had the flu last Christmas! We did have Pawpaw and Manah to celebrate with, which was an extra blessing!

The turkey outfits are compliments of Lito and Lita (as was our pumpkin spice pancake breakfast!). Sebastian and Anastasia's outfits were too big, so the girls put his on Annie over her Aggie shirt, and she looked so cute!








SO much to be thankful for!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

8 Months Old!

Our Sebastian is 8 months old today! It was a busy month for our big guy. He made many big leaps this month including army crawl/scooting all over the place and transitioning from the swing to the crib for all 3 of his naps. He is also sleeping unswaddled for naptime and bedtime! He still takes 3 naps of around an hour each. He had his first stomach bug. :/ This is the reason I have not posted since last Monday! No fun! He is still recovering...and so am I. He is such a sweet baby, though, that even when life gets hard, he is still such a joy!
He started out the month saying various random sylables then quickly settled on "mama" with great vigor. Then this last week or so, he switched to "dada." He is sitting up much better as well.

(And for my personal reference...I made it back to my pre-baby weight this month...just in time for jeans weather. Yay!)

Monday, November 17, 2014

Mobile guy

This guy is now on the move. He army crawl/scoots everywhere. Gone are the days of Legos in the living room. Look out world, here comes Sebastian!!!