Monday, November 17, 2014

Gideon is 6 months old

 My baby is 6 months old today.  What a wonderful 6 months it has been.  Before he came I wondered how it would be to go back to the baby stage again.  I am happy to report it has been so wonderful.  Life is busy but in a great way.

Gideon has added so much to our family and I can't imagine not having him.  We all adore him.
 Some things about 6 month old Gideon-

-He has 6 teeth

-He makes lots of baby noises.  Always talking to people.
 -If you make eye contact with him he smiles.

-He is always fussy at church.
 -He is a drool baby.  But seems to be cutting back on that a little.

-He spits up occasionally but not too much.
 -Sometimes when the light hits his hair it looks like it has reddish highlights.

-He sucks  his thumb all the time.
-He has lots of nicknames already.  Gid, Giddy, GiddyGoo, Goo, Goober

-He loves the front carrier.

-He sleeps on his tummy.

-He rolls around a lot now.

-He gets lots of attention from his siblings.

-He is ticklish.

-He has a funny little habit of opening and closing his hand over and over. 

He is perfect!  And I feel so blessed to have him in our family. 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Fall Family Photos

 We set up the tripod and attempted some family photos this morning. With five kids it's tough.  But we are all in them.  I love my family!

Sunday, November 9, 2014


 Titus has recently become obsessed with drawing.  Everywhere I turn there are pictures of cute little people drawn by him.  He has started adding lots of detail.  He thinks so hard about them and is proud of them all.

Adele joins in and draws pretty princess drawings.  This picture doesn't do justice to the detail she sometimes adds.  She is very creative.
 Gideon and Lillian were enjoying tummy time together.  Love them!

We spent part of our weekend hauling firewood and taking down a couple trees.  The kids loved roasting hotdogs on our burn pile.

In really big news Tyler bought an old tough looking farm truck.  I was nervous at first but now all I can think about is all the projects he will be able to get done now that he has a truck.  Firewood, Garden fences, fresh mulch....etc.   AWESOME!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Halloween 2014

 Tyler and I snuck in and spread "spider webs" around the kids rooms while they were sleeping.  Garret said he woke up in the night and hid under his blanket.  By morning he had figured it out and wasn't scared.  Titus said he cried in his bed.  Spencer and Adele thought it was fun.

The kids had school.  But just as soon as it was over they got dressed in their "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" costumes.  Titus was Mickey (and he carried Pluto), Gideon was Donald, Adele Minnie, Garret Goofy and Spencer was "Oh, Toodles".

 We knocked on a few neighbors houses.  (Sadly lots of them were gone).
 Then we drove to Shelton and say Great Grandma.
 And we had a doughnut party - HOMEMADE DOUGHNUTS- so so so good.  My Mom made them and we ate them....lots of them.  The Bennets and Heather (and kids) were there.  The kids finished the night off with scary movies. 
It was a really fun night.  Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Halloween Games

 For Mondays family night we had played "Halloween Games" for activity.  First we made each other into mummies, then we played a candy toss game and we finished off with a dark and spooky game of Hide and Go seek.  Somewhere in there they had a bit of a toilet paper fight!  They had a great time.