Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Little Shower

Our friends the Carrasco's came over last night for a long over due dinner. We had a great time catching up with them and watching the kids all play together outside (not to mention Easton got some good snuggle time and attention!). It was a little overcast all day yesterday but we never got anything more than a few sprinkles so I figured we were good to eat outside. After dinner the clouds were getting pretty dark, but Mike assured us that he didn't think it was going to pour or anything...ha! Just about the time we got the kids all set up with their desserts it started pouring down rain! They were all under the umbrella on Emma Kate's table so we thought we would just let them stay out there until it passed. Well, as soon as it started thundering really loud Emma Kate decided she had had enough. So they all ran through the rain and continued their picnic inside!

And of course I couldn't do a post without a picture of my sweet chunky boy! This picture is from last week....look at those chubby cheeks and that buddha belly! He continues to be such a sweet cuddly baby. His favorite place to be is in someone's arms, but he is getting better at being content in the bouncer or the swing. And his tummy issues don't seem to be bothering him quite as much. I can't believe he will be 8 weeks old on Thursday! Summers always seem to fly by, but this summer has especially gone by fast!

Friday, July 10, 2009

We're still here! :)

Adjusting to life with 2 kids has been a little harder than I had first thought it was going to be - hence the lack of blogging. We were a little naive in thinking it was going to be smooth sailing like the first 2 weeks, but boy were we wrong! Poor little Easton has some major tummy issues and is just really uncomfortable. We went to see Dr. Gray yesterday and he diagnosed him with acid reflux and put him on Zantac, and also gave us some other suggestions to help with his tummy so hopefully we are on the road to relief. He hasn't gone to the bathroom on his own in over 3 weeks. Also I think he might be a little colicky. He cries just about every night from 5:30 until he goes to bed at about 9:30. It's just so hard to see your baby in so much pain and not be able to do anything about it! But even though it's been hard I wouldn't trade it for anything - we have fallen so in love with our little guy and can't imagine life without him!!

Over the last few weeks I have also realized how blessed we are to have such wonderful families. My mom has been a life-saver for me!! She comes over almost everyday to see us and keep us company. We haven't been able to get out much since Easton has been so fussy, so Emma Kate is always so thrilled to see someone other than mommy all day long (and so am I)!! And speaking of Emma Kate - she is just too funny these days. She has figured out how to open and close the doors at our house and she thinks that is just the neatest thing. The only downside is that her internal alarm clock is now set to about 6 or 6:30 and instead of just staying in her room to play, she gets out of her room, goes to Brice's side of the bed, gets right in his face and just starts laughing! I have to say though, I would much rather wake up to a giggling 19 month old than the alarm clock! :)

I guess that's enough rambling for now - here are a ton of pictures from the last several weeks:

Checking on "brudder"....such a good big sister! (he looks SO small in this picture!! keep scrolling and I'm sure you will agree too. he was 3 weeks here.)

Sweet baby! (4 weeks)

His favorite way to sleep! I know they really aren't supposed to sleep on their tummies, but he loves it and I feel a little more comfortable letting him since we have the Angelcare monitor.

For the 4th we decided we needed a change of scenery, so we headed north to Lazbuddie to spend the weekend with Brice's parents. We were also able to introduce Easton to all of his great-grandparents, but I was a bad mom and didn't take any pictures!!

I made my traditional Flag cake, but this year it's even more impressive since it was done with one hand (and a little help from Brice)! :)

Looking for rabbits with Chebe

Getting ready to go to the parade in Muleshoe

Family Pic

Waiting for the parade to start

She wasn't sure what to think....

It was a little loud

Sunday Jenny stopped by before heading back to San Angelo. She did a little shopping and Emma Kate thought she needed to try on some of her new purchases!!

Our little chunky monkey!! At the dr's office yesterday he weighed in at 11 lbs!! (5 weeks) He's sporting his "I'm the Baby Brother" shirt...thanks Aunt Sharon! 

Playing outside with Dad

Giving Sydney kisses!

I just love those 2!!

Since it was SO hot yesterday we decided to head over to my mom's friend's house to go swimming in a "big" pool! Round 2 in the big pool was much better than round 1 back in May!

Getting ready to get in!

Is she cute or what?!

She loves her LaLa!!

So fun!

I think Easton enjoyed the pool too!