5.31.2015

MAY RECAP

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(warning!! This is all mostly for me to remember.  Feel free to skip the boring details below!)
I don't think you would know by looking at our photos, but May was a rough one. 
Calvin had roseola early in the month, which lasted a few days and poor baby had such high temps and felt just awful.  Then 2 weeks after that Annie ended up with some sort of viral infection (upper respiratory maybe?) and pink eye on top of that, and an ear infection on top of that.  The crazy thing is that she never complained about her ear so I never would have suspected that part.  She never complained about her eye either but we could see that much.  She is just tough.  So stinkin tough.  The girl endured 5 days of high fevers and never went on antibiotics...her little body was able to fight off the ear infection and she was fully recovered from pink eye after a week or so.  Mike and I also ended up with the same fever, sore throat, and pink eye...but we weren't as tough.  haha! 
But in spite of all the sickness, it was such a sweet month.  I'm learning to not worry as my children struggle through sickness and to believe God's goodness and sovereignty in the midst of difficulty.

Also, since being sick, we kindof got into an HBO mini-series called "John Adams".  I have to say, I feel proud to be American! haha.  If you haven't seen it, you should.  And we decided we really enjoy educational entertainment, so now we are watching "Band of Brothers" (apparently we are way behind on this!).  

Calvin officially started crawling in May.  Actually, I'm pretty sure it was May 1.  8, almost 9 months.  And now he is pulling up on all furniture, cruising around, and even pushing our little push toy across the floor a bit.  He is SWEET and SUCH a mama's boy.  When I go to him after he wakes up he will just bury his head into my neck for a few seconds...or let me rock him.  He is still nursing tons and still not a great sleeper. 
Annie is just a JOY.  So fun, and such a little chatterer. We are working hard on quick and cheerful obedience, and she is doing so well.  We love to watch her when she gets really into the songs during family worship. She is fun and we just love watching this girl grow up.  

Well, I'm sure there's alot more I could include but I'm getting sleepy.  
xoxo

5.15.2015

Ottawa Tulip Festival

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Our mama's group from church took all the kiddos to see the tulips this week.
xo

4.30.2015

APRIL RECAP

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April was great. We celebrated Easter!  Spring has arrived and as always its been the besttttt.  Days at the park and picnicing and sunscreen and all the good stuff.  
Calvin is doing well.  He has become quite a good eater, but also a terrible (!!) teether.  Maybe I have forgotten what Annie was like teething, but I definitely don't remember it being this rough.  But otherwise, he is just the sweetest baby.  He loves when people talk to him in public but always smiles super big and lays his head on my shoulder...like pretending to be shy.  :) He has started pulling himself up to standing and definitely enjoys this new trick.  The crib is officially lowered.  
Annie is also doing well.  She likes to play rough with her brother, and she loves caring for her babies.  Anything can be a baby for Annie.  She picked up a big rock outside the other day and started shushing it and put it on the table to go to sleep.  :) She wanted me to lie my head on her chest and she shushed me and called me "baby Mama"...haha!  Everything is a baby and everything needs love and bum changes and naps!  And she LOVES to chat.  When she is feeling comfortable and in a good mood, she is suuuuper chatty!  
I'm enjoying my babies, fresh flowers, cooking/cleaning (wow, i know!), my hub of course, and our home/neighborhood...its all just sweet and lovely around here.  (just kidding, definitely having some stressful sleepless nights too!)
Well, nap is over and we are heading out to the library!  
xoxo