Tuesday, April 25, 2017

6 Months Old

At 6 Months Old, Johnny: 
  • Does lots and lots of squealing and jabbering
  • Has started solid food and is always trying to help mommy with the spoon
  • Loves being entertained by his sisters, and even joins in on their dance parties now!
  • Is still such a happy boy - except when these stubborn teeth that are trying to come through, bother him
  • Is pushing up on his arms... I know crawling will be right around the corner (probably sooner than Mommy wants)
  • Weighs 15.5 lbs

Wonder who destroyed this table paper?

Sweet little turtle bib from Aunt Audrey

We came downstairs on a Sunday morning to find the big sisters singing to Johnny

I'll help you, Mommy

Silly boy 

Family dance party!

Saturday, March 25, 2017


I just realized I hadn't posted pictures from Christmas in Kansas!! Sooooo here's a little Christmas in April...    =)

Watching Christmas movies (on the ENORMOUS stuffed animals from Uncle Robert) 

Have you ever seen a cuter cowboy and cowgirl?

Going to see Christmas lights!

Christmastime can be pretty exhausting

Gingerbread houses...

and lots and lots of cookies to make (and eat)

Going to church on Christmas Eve

MorMor reading The Christmas Story

Brooke helping herself to one of Johnny's presents   =)

Ready for a rainy day

Christmas Morning present from Santa!

More interested in mommy than his Santa presents     =)

Friday, March 24, 2017

5 Months Old

At 5 Months Old, Johnny: 
  • Sleeps like a big boy! He's in his cradle both at naptime and at night, and falls asleep on his own
  • Has strawberry blonde hair now - the dark is all gone
  • Rolls over like a pro, and moves all around
  • Holds his bottle on his own, occasionally falling asleep  =)  (see below)
  • Has such an adorable giggle - he can be fussing in his bed and I come to pick him up and he'll start giggling 
  • Only takes a paci when it's time to sleep, and even then just kinda chews on it

Thursday, March 2, 2017

4 Months Old

At 4 Months Old, Johnny:
  • Doesn't nap as well in his swing anymore... he used to sleep through anything! Now, if there's fun going on around him he wants to be awake 
  • Is so kissable! I feel like I kiss him alllll day long... and he has this smirk when I do it now that seems to say "oh mom, come on"
  • Is trying to master rolling over 
  • Does lots of drooling... those teeth must be moving down 
  • Adores his sisters - he loves when they read or sing to him
  • Weighs 13.3 lbs and is 24 inches long - which is pretty small for his age

Friday, February 3, 2017


As the kids get older, we're trying to build holiday traditions and captures lots of memories... here's some pics of a few of our December moments as a family!

Decorating the tree! 

As I rearrange the tree lights, Kate decides to sit down and warm her hands by them (haha)

Just a few of my gifts under the tree... 

Holiday craft time, just Daddy & Kate

A yummy Christmas breakfast (and the girls making their silly faces)

Followed by The Grinch, of course!

Off to see Santa!

And even mail his letter from Kate

Seeing Kate's Christmas program at school... (that moment when your kid spots you in the crowd of parents = priceless)

Making Christmas cookies to deliver to the neighbors


We had such a wonderful November filled with lots of family time (and Johnny introductions!)...

My sister Christi came out to visit, and meet Johnny for the first time - I think she had plans to sneak him home in her suitcase  =)

The morning of Johnny's dedication at church - which we were able to schedule while Christi and John's family were in town!

Next was a visit to Kansas to introduce Johnny to Smith (Grant and Addie's newest addition)

Smith checking Johnny out... they're only 9 days apart!

Older siblings Kate, Grant & Brooke all taking care of their "babies"

Grandpa story time with Brooke

MorMor cuddles, which apparently is the perfect occasion for a fancy dress-up hat

Then it was onto Indiana for Thanksgiving week! We celebrated being together back in my parents house... thanking God for his safety and faithfulness to us as a family (their house fire took place one year ago and made for a very different kind of Thanksgiving last year)

And everyone there got to meet Johnny! Including these sweet boys who are such good big cousins...

See what I mean?

Sydney loved Baby Johnny too

But it was probably PaPaw who got in the most cuddles  =)

Gramma stole him occasionally, and even got some grins!

Anybody else ever spend hours trying to get a stuck drone out of a tree???

Annie & I with the kiddos... I wasn't feeling good, so I spent lots of Thanksgiving Day resting on the couch  =(

Happy Thanksgiving!