Thursday, May 19, 2011

Learning to Swim and other fun things!

Monday we started Finn with swim lessons again! We didn't have much luck last year so I figured since he is older we would try again. I was surprised when we got there he went right with the teacher and I snuck out so he wouldn't see me. I heard him start crying when she put him in the pool, cried for about 5 minutes, and then he did pretty good! I thought he would cry the whole time so I was really proud of him! I hope he loves the water as much as I did growing up! I think once he gets used to it he will do great.

Here is a picture of him before swim lessons. He is getting to where he wants to wear certain things. He HAD to wear his book bag. I was just going to carry his dry clothes in it, but he just had to have it on! Ha!

A few other pictures of fun things we have been up to!

The typical Finn look, not thrilled about the camera! Ha!

We have alot of exciting things we are going to do this summer. I really want to get Finn involved doing things around here. We (and as in we I mean Jared!) are going to build a barn and get some animals. We are going to start with goats and maybe some chicks! We are joining the pool, going to the Library every Tuesday for reading time, and we are starting to do some learning activities everyday. I am considering homeschooling Finn so I am trying to work on a schedule and do things with him everyday to see how it goes. Mindi is taking Sawyer out of public school and is going to start homeschooling him starting in the fall. I am excited to see how it goes and what it's all about! Finn is still young to start school things but I am going to take some time everyday and work with him. We have started doing different note cards every morning after breakfast and he loves it. He starts saying cards after he eats and gets excited about it!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

5 Months

Wells is the sweetest little baby. She is so pleasant, happy, and an all around good baby! She will smile at anyone who talks or just looks at her! I had to take her to the Doctor on Monday because I felt lumps in her boobs. I figured it was normal but I just had to double check to make me feel better. He said that was normal and she was doing great! She weighed 16 lbs 9 oz. 

She loves to eat her cereal and I have started her on some vegetables. She loves it and I think I'm going to start her on oatmeal in the mornings. She acts like she wants to eat more real food! If she is anything like Finn she will love to eat! Ha!

She is sleeping 8 to about 5 and she wants to eat at 5. She will then sleep till about 8 or today she slept until 9! I should really start trying to get her to go back to sleep at 5,but it sure is nice to sleep until Finn wakes up at 8! She takes 3 naps a day still and LOVES her jump-a-roo! She will go crazy jumping in that thing. That girl loves to be on the move.

She also loves Finn, Sawyer, and Harper! She has been laughing so loud at Sawyer. It's the sweetest little sound, and Sawyer loves it to!

I thought when I was pregnant with Finn that I could never love something/someone as much as I loved him. Well boy was I wrong! Everyday I fall more in love with them, and I feel like my heart could explode some days!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

4 Year Anniversary!

Today is our 4 year anniversary! We actually went out to eat last night at La Cava and it was the BEST food I think I have ever had! We have been wanting to go eat there for awhile and haven't had the chance. It was a much needed, relaxing meal without hearing "Mommy" a thousand times, and scarfing down our food to hurry and get out before the kids start acting up! Ha! I even had ONE glass of wine and I thought I may not be able to walk out! That just tells you how long it's been!
We definitely don't have a perfect marriage and we have a lot of ups and downs, but I wouldn't trade it for the world! I can't imagine going through life without Jared (no matter how mad he makes me!!).  I pray everyday that we keep God in the center of our marriage and hope that we grow closer to God and closer to each other.
I love so many things about our relationship. It's weird how we are so different and see things so differently, but then again we are so much alike!

Our Rehearsal Dinner!

Just a few pictures of us throughout the years!

I have found the one whom my soul loves    Solomon 3:4