Micah and Levi are 18 months old today! How can this be?! Noah-b-boa is 3 and a half too! I cannot believe it has been 6 months since their birthday, and will only be 6 more months until they are 2 and 4. It rained and thundered and lightninged(sp?) tonight, all while being over 80 degrees! It was some weird weather. There was also a double rainbow at around 6:30-7pm. Nick had to work lat enad just got home @ 10:30.
It has been so hot the last few days! No matter that summer is officially over, it really isn't. The next 10 days on weather.com showed the lowest temp @ 86. I just can't bring myself to pull out any fall decorations until it starts feeling a little more like fall! I am definately over this heat, even though we really haven't had a very hot summer overall. Micah started shaking his head up and down for "yes". They both emphatically will shake their heads "no", but yes is a new thing for Micah. I don't think I have seen Levi do it yet. Levi makes the funniest throaty noise though. I really can't write anything down that would remotely translate what it sounds like though. It is cute though! Noah also will revert to making baby sounds to get what he wants, but I just correct him to use words. He has a HUGE vocabulary, and is really advanced in terms of language. I think it has really helped how much reading he has heard. Lately he is being too funny. He doesn't want me to read him books, but to TELL him stories. "Tell me a mommy story", "Tell me a Noah story", and tonight, "Tell me a mommy and Noah story when mommy was big and when Noah was little." I told him about going to library story time when he was about as old as the babies are now. He loves it! It's harder to think up stories, than to just read one, but he is just so into right now, and it's really cute! I am battling the babies climbing onto everything right now. It's really bad...they climb on top of the changing table together, and today freaked me out big time when they were up on the TV stand. Levi was actually behind the TV. Don't even want to think of what could have happened. They understand no now, but you have to just keep repeating and swatting, and removing them. It is sooooo tiring with two of them! It is crazy how many times a day I have to correct and say no! I now hate the word no! Sheesh! :/ I love my babies though. I ccan't believe they are going to be big brothers is about 6 short weeks. Ready or not baby #4 is on his/her way VERY soon! Hypnobabies is going good, really helping me to relax and I am really excited about the upcoming birth, and feeling mroe and mroe confident daily. I am reading a really good research book about homebirth midwives, and I am so glad and thankful I discovered all of the information now, and am able to be having a homebirth. Still unsure if the insurance will pay (probably not) but either way we are paying for it and it is happening! SO excited!
Took all the kids to Costco today...heard the usual, "You've got your hands full", with the looks of pity! haha I have pity on people who don't get to do what I do with the kids I have! :) Anyway, as soon as we got home from Costco, Nick pulled up and Noah really wanted to go to the park. It was only 3:30, so we just unloaded the car really quick and went to Red Hill park for about an hour. It was fun! The babies just climb right up the stairs and go down the slides all by themselves! It is so cute! Noah is getting better and better and climbing and jumping and all that stuff. They are all growing so fast. I remind myself that I am going to miss their ages all the time, so that I don't take it for granted or let myself get too frustrated. I don't want to look back on these fleeting years with any regrets of not appreciating them while they are still here, while they are still my little boys. I have three little boys, and I love it so much! :) Anyway, we had ravioli for dinner, and Nick and I watched Mr. Mom after we got the kids in bed...all of them were sleeping by 7pm. It was cheesy but funny. It's as close as I will probably ever get to having Nick see what it would really be like if he stayed at home with the kids full time! Haha He will never really know...but I wish he could see that's it's a lot harder then he thinks...even though it is absolutely the best job in the entire world! Love being a stay at home mommy!
I took this picture today because Noah said, "Mommy, you better go get your camera and take a picture!" Smart boy...knows a good photo op when he sees one! :) All three of my boys cuddling in bed...doesn't get any cuter than that! The temp never reached 80 today, and was under 70 for at least half the day! Here comes fall! Went to Aaron and Ashley's for dinner tonight since Nick didn't get home from work till almost 10 o'clock. James is totally crawling and they were trying to figure out how to put a baby gate on their stairs. I had to chase the babies off the stairs like crazy while we were there! They were so cute thought laughing and thinking I was playing with them, when really I wanted them off the stairs! Such a cute age, and I love their personalities. Aaron told Micah "No!" a little loud because he was trying to touch the hot oven, and Micah folded his hands and closed his eyes and put his head down with hurt feelings, and then puckered his little lips and started to cry! It was sad, but also cute...he really has to learn to stop touching the oven though. He keeps doing it at our house when it is off, and he is not understanding sometimes it gets hot!
Measured my belly today and it is 41.5 inches around the biggest part! Our babe is getting big and wiggling around a lot! Only 10 more weeks till we meet the little one! :) Today was Al's birthday and the whole family went to Vince's for dinner. Today is also Labor Day and it was actually pretty cool today. Hopefully the heat wave is over now...we are ready for fall to begin! Noah and I made a craft today and he really enjoyed it. It was a hat with printed leaves on it for fall. He doesn't like it when I try and teach him letters, but he does like doing different crafts. He isn't really a big fan of coloring either. He gets bored if coloring pretty quick! Oh, and as you can see in the picture, Noah can quite often be found in only his underwear! ;)
The best husband and father a girl could ask for...He loves God, me, and our boys with all his heart.
Noah is our little blonde hair, blue-eyed wonder! He is a curious, talkative, and sensitive little boy. He loves ambulances and firetrucks, doing crafts, and he calls Minnie Mouse his wife. He loves helping me do things, like making cookies and scrubbing dishes. Noah is an awesome big brother, and brings me joy everyday as I watch him interact with his three little brothers.
Our firstborn twin, Micah can often be found with his thumb in his mouth, dragging around his blue silky blanket. He squints his eyes when I ask him to smile, and poses for the camera. He loves avocado, and he calls his baby brother "beebee". He melts my heart when he calls me "mummy"!
Levi was a feisty baby, and he is an even more feisty toddler! He loves to snatch toys from his brothers and run, just to hear them squeal! He learned how to climb out of his crib at 20 months. He brings shovels full of dirt into the house. He may make big messes, but the world stops when he tells me "hold you".
Our fourth son is such a blessing to us! He is a very smiley boy, who is getting more vocal with his cooing by the day! He has one dimple, and blue eyes just like his big brother Noah. We think they are clones! ;) We are so in love with our newest addition, and are enjoying every minute of watching him grow already!