Tuesday, April 22, 2014

"Swallow" the baby

Anastasia is interested in all things baby now that Sebastian is here (she was already pretty interested before!). She decided the other day that her baby needed to be "swallowed" aka swaddled. She was walking around asking, "Can swallow my baby?" since she needed help. We couldn't help but chuckle. Cute girl!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

We usually have people over for Easter, but this year it is just family (including Pawpaw and Manah) because of new baby and Daddy leaving the country tomorrow! We awoke to the living room transformed as usual, and the children checked out their baskets before mass.

After mass, we enjoyed a yummy lunch and lots of treats while the older girls stayed and sang for the second morning mass. After they returned and ate, we opened Easter gifts. Allia decided that this year we needed to draw names. So in addition to a gift from Daddy and Mommy, the children all had a gift from another family member and so did Austin and I. It was really sweet. We may just continue that tradition! After naps, we hunted eggs. What a blessing to have such beautiful weather!

We are sad that Daddy has to be gone for most of Easter week, but it is nice we have Pawpaw and Manah to celebrate with (and to help out since I am sooo not ready to run the house on my own for a week)!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Holy Saturday

We are up to our usual stuff today...cooking, baking and making the crown of jewels from our crown of thorns from lent. Anastasia was so excited to participate this year!

And Pawpaw and Manah brought eggs for them to dye. Fun stuff! Easter, here we come!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Growing boy

I had to snap a photo of my little guy here. He was so alert and calm. This was after a few days of being fussy if he was not being held...by me. What a cute growing boy!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Happy Baptism Day, Sebastian!

We had the great blessing of celebrating Sebastian's baptism today with family and friends. What a great joy! Deacon David celebrated for us, and Patrick and Sarah Williams are his Godparents.

Our newly baptized boy in his gown with his rosary Daddy made him. He sure smells good!

His cake

These two were looking forward to being relieved of their Lenten sacrifice of desserts for the day. Can you tell?

 A little Lita time afterwards
 I will have many more photos to come soon. A sweet friend of ours usually photographs the baptisms for us, the only hard part is that we have to wait for all the beautiful photos. It is sure worth it though!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

2 weeks

Sebastian turned two weeks yesterday evening, and he had his checkup this morning. He weighed 8 lbs 12oz (8 oz more than birth weight) and was in the 65 percentile for height and weight and the 98th percentile for head size. Typical baby of ours...they all have big heads! It was quite a morning. Apparently he has exceptional clotting abilities because he had his heel pricked for the newborn screen, but it clotted before she could get enough blood. So we had to wait 15 minutes and do it again. Then he still had to be pricked a third time! Poor little guy was so worn out by all the poking and prodding that as soon as the last one was finished he fell right to sleep and didn't even wake up when I buckled him in the car seat! Here he is, glad to be home...

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Holding Time

There is always a waiting list for holding time around here! This boy is well-loved!