Monday, June 30, 2014

First Giggles

Sebastian gave Allia and I his first little giggles yesterday when we were playing with him. So sweet!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Swim Lessons Finale

We had our last day of swim lessons today. Whew! All of the children passed their levels. Stephen wasn't worried about it...but the girls were all thrilled! We went to Shipley's afterward to celebrate.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

3 Months Old!

Our big boy is 3 months old today! He is growing so fast!

 Pawpaw came with Manah this week to help with swim lessons. Sebastian has been enjoying his Pawpaw time!
And two other little cuties with Pawpaw
This month:
You are so big open mouth smiles whenever any one of us talks to you. You are still not much interested in floor or tummy time but much prefer to be upright. You shortened your long night stretch and are really tough to get to bed at night. :( But I know this is just a phase, and your sweet little smiles and coos make it all worth it! You also like to nap in the swing a couple of times a day, which gives me some much-needed hands free time and will still nap in the Moby, which helps our family on the go! You are a treasure, and we are so thankful to God for you! Your siblings certainly adore you!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Swim Lessons

The older four are in swim lessons this week and next. Thankfully, Manah came to help out or I just might go crazy. ;) Sebastian has been a trooper, napping in the moby at lessons. But Anastasia is very frustrated at being left out...and you can hardly blame her since she is quite a she has been quite tough to deal with! :p

Allia practices her dives...she is doing really well!
 And this girl was moved to a more advanced class the first day because she was swimming so well. She was so excited, and we were so proud of her. She is only one level below Allia now!
 Stephen is all smiles. Cute guy.
  No pics of Gloria yet. The place where her class swims does not lend itself to photos very well.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Catch up

Boy am I having trouble keeping up with the blog theses days! It doesn't help that the children are in daily swim lessons right now. ;)

Here are the girls hula hooping...

 Cute naked boy on Daddy's shoulder
 He is a very happy guy
 A new baby swing that works on electricity too instead of just batteries. I was so sick of the other one running out every week. And he likes to nap in the swing, thankfully...less moby naps for mama!
 Crazy girl came downstairs giggling, said, "Look at my undies" and lifted her dress to show Stephen's army print underwear. What a little nut she is! Cutie!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Swings and baby

We had a few days of slightly cooler weather and took advantage by spending a few mornings at the park. These two were so happy to be pushed in the swing (the last few times we went, baby was so new I really didn't get to push them!).

 And Sebastian liked the swing too!
My cute little bed buddy
I think he was actually saying, "ha,ha...I get to sleep in Mommy's bed." See that tongue?

Monday, June 9, 2014

Goings on

We have had lots of little things going on lately including a friend's bowling party this weeked (super fun), haircuts, playing and swimming with friends and watching baby grow!

 Yummy cupcake at the party...she looked so cute in her Aggie shirt and pig tails!


 Swing time
 He really likes to swing! If it weren't about to rain, he would have taken a nap there!

And Mariana's summer haircut...I was doing Austin and Stephen's monthly cuts, and she just asked me to cut hers to her shoulders! Allia was upset to loose a long-haired buddy, but the rest of us think it is really cute. :)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Sebastian update

He was 13lbs 9oz and 23 3/4 inches long. That is 68th % for height and weight. His head is still in the 98th %. :) Typical Riddle baby!

He has been enjoying the baby gym...with a little company. ;)

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Weekend pics

Whew. I made it through another weekend of CGS formation! Sebastian was such a good boy, and Austin had Pawpaw and Manah helping out here. Between the three of them, they kept the children royally entertained with ice skating, swimming, trips to the library and Chuck E Cheese!

Here are Gloria and Sebastian before mass this morning. Gloria is so sweet with him. She is definitely his biggest fan.

My little angel asleep in the car after mass.

Chatting with Pawpaw...he has been super talkative the last few days!