Thursday, August 11, 2011

Manderscheid Castle

Reese turned 3 years old three months ago and I finally got around to taking her yearly photos today.  Since Nate’s sister Kendra is in town, we took the kids over to Manderscheid castle and got some cute pics of the kids.  Reese is usually only good for a few minutes of smiling so the first ones are smiles and the later ones are more of a brooding Reese look.  Finn on the other hand is always willing to smile for Mommy as long as he has a full stomach.



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The castle ended up being a great place to take pictures plus we got to enjoy touring the castle.  Here’s a few more photos of us at the castle, we just got that new pack for Finn and after using it walking up all those steps at the castle I have to say that I’m very pleased with it.  Oh and the photo of the little white and green bear blanket is Emmie, Reese felt she needed her picture taken at the castle too.

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Little Chunk is 5 Months Old

Another month has come and gone with me neglecting to blog.  I think I’m still in fried brain mode from having Finn because whenever I try to sit down and write the words just don’t flow like they used to.  Hopefully it’ll all come back soon and I can be better about documenting the things that happen around here. 


Whether I want to believe it or not, my little baby is turning into a little boy.  Finn is the sweetest little boy ever and we can’t get enough of him.  He popped his first two teeth right after he turned 4 months old but he has yet to bite me while I’m nursing so I’m crossing my fingers that he doesn’t try that anytime soon.  He’s such a happy baby and it’s easy to get a smile out of him, he loves to play peekaboo and he loves just to be held and given attention by anyone.  Reese has had basketball camp this week and luckily while I’ve been helping her there’s always been an extra mom willing to give Finn some attention, he’s quite spoiled in that way because people just love how big he is for his age.  He’s getting close to overtaking Mr.Monkey in his monthly photos.  He’s started doing the tripod sit and does quite well with it so hopefully he’ll be sitting up soon and he’s begun to enjoy a little bit of roughhousing with his daddy and big sister at night.  Pretty much the only time Finn is angry is when it’s bedtime and he’s ready to be asleep already.  He’s been eating some cereal and other baby food now and he loves dinner time, for awhile he was fairly indifferent about it but lately he’s taken a liking to it.  He’d prefer to eat what we’re eating and spends the entire time the rest of us are eating complaining that he’s not eating too despite the fact that he ate his dinner just before us.  He’s the perfect little man and as much as we’d like him to stay a baby forever, okay I think I’m the only one who wants him to stay a baby forever but still, we’re eager to watch him grow up and see his little personality continue to develop.

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