Saturday, March 23, 2013

MAW Easter Egg Hunt

The kids had a fabulous morning today at the Make-a-Wish Easter Egg Hunt at the zoo! It was a snowy morning but the kids had a blast dancing, finding eggs, meeting the Easter bunny, playing games, getting their faces painted and warming up with some hot chocolate and cookies. Alexa was a champ and slept in her car seat/stroller all bundled up. Her cheeks were a bit cool but otherwise she stayed toasty. Thanks Make-a-Wish!!!


Thursday, March 21, 2013

4 Months Old!!!!

4 Months Old
3 Months Old
2 Months Old
Alexa is 4 months old! Time sure seems to go by so quickly. She seems to change everyday. Her favorite thing now is to put anything she can get her hands on (and especially her own hands) into her mouth. She loves playing with her toys, and of course putting them in her mouth. She has grabbed her toes a couple of times, giggles, smiles, and overall seems to be much more aware of everything. She loves to kick in the bath too. She LOVES to be held and talked too and isn't happy some days unless she is getting toted around. . .the kids think the Baby Bjorn is pretty neat, but she is getting so heavy it makes for some sore shoulders. She still has a hoarse cry and is a little raspy at times. Poor thing has been stuffy and hoarse most of her life! She gets frequent nasal saline and the bulb syringe to the nose. We were giving her Prevacid for reflux, but she was constipated so tried stopping it, but she was a cranky girl again so I think we will continue it for a few more months or more. We all love her and are excited to see what new things she will learn next. It's amazing to see how much a baby changes especially in the first year of life!

The girls. Poor Brady is always at school when we break out the camera. One day I will get all 4 kids in a picture together:)

Friday, March 15, 2013

A little late. . . but here she is at 3 months!

Alexa has certainly changed and grown so much! She is such a happy baby now. You just have to look at her and talk and she usually lights right up. . .much different from her first 3 months of screaming for hours every day. The post is a little late since she will be 4 months on the 19th, not the picture though:) It was taken a few weeks ago. It's been pretty busy around here. Brady, Lauren, and Courtney started swimming lessons 2 weeks ago, and it seems super busy with that addition. They go M-Thurs from 510-540, which BTW us a horrible time,but the only one available in there skill level. They have done really well, and totally love it! We will have to keep practicing and sign them up for more lessons in the spring and/or summer. Brady also started Karate a week ago, so needless to say it IS busy around here!
3 months old
2 months old

1 month old

Thursday, March 14, 2013


So the other day Lauren helped herself (and Courtney) to some lipstick. LOL! Isn't it beautiful? Thankfully they didn't get it all over the place.