Monday, March 26, 2012

4 month almost 5 month checkup

Weight: 18lbs 6 oz
Height: 27 inches

Nicholas is getting big quick! He's not a little infant anymore :( I started Nicholas on cereal a couple of weeks ago. He was getting it once a day, usually in the mornings. I'm now giving it to him 2 or 3 times a day. He is growing so fast and needing more food. Luckily the peditrican gave me the green light to start giving him solids :) Samantha was so excited because now we get to use the Baby Bullet. I'm super excited to start making him his food! He even ate some bananas this afternoon.
Nicholas is such an easy baby. He is on such a good schedule and such a good sleeper. With Samantha, I rocked her all the time. Nicholas I just lay down and 95% of the time he falls asleep on his own. Nicholas in this last month has started rolling from stomach to back and he almost has back to stomach. He smiles and laughs all the time at Samantha. Samantha loves playing with him and she is the first one in his room in the morning when she hears him "talking" in his crib. He is holding objects really well and loves his excersaucer.
I can't believe he is almost 5 months! He is such a little love!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Crazy things from Samantha

Driving home from Champps last night this was a conversation Samantha and I had

Samantha: Mommy did you bring my paci?
Mommy: No hunny, I told you that if you want your paci with, you need to bring it
S: Mommy your only kidding you did bring it.
M: No Samantha I didn't bring it.
S: but I'm tired and I can't twirl my hair
M: Samantha your hair twirls with out your paci
S: My hair doesn't twirl without my paci. I just want it. It makes me happy when I sleep.

Needless to say within 2 mintues of this conversation she was passed out in the car!
We are working on getting rid of the paci. She only gets it when laying in her bed or when she takes it in the car.

Out to dinner and out of the blue Samantha goes

Daddy, I think Nicholas should wear a racecar tutu for his baptism.
Not sure where that came from, but all we could do is laugh!

Samantha Update 3.5 years

I haven't posted much about Samantha lately. She is so busy all the time and just loves life! Samanta comes up with some of the craizest things, but she is totally me all the way around! Here are some updates

Samantha will talk to almost anyone who will listening to you. We are starting to teach you how to read. It's coming along, but very slow. You just have a hunger to learn and want to know what each word is. You are learning how to draw letters and spell your name.
Samantha also repeats everything we say. I have to be careful what I say around her.

Samantha is still a picky eater, but is starting to try new things. Much to her surprise they are good! I told her I would never give her anything I don't like. She has been eating much better at meals and eats much better when sitting at a table with everyone else. She always says her prayers before and after she eats.

She has been sleeping much better in her own bed. She is not napping anymore. Every once in a while I will get a nap from her but very rarely. My mom bought her a calandar and I got her some stickers. When she gets 7 stickers in a row she gets a special prize. Needless to say we haven't gotten 7 in a row yet, but close a few times!

She LOVES dancing. She dances from the time she wakes up until the time she goes to sleep. She also LOVES to sing! She loves Nicholas too. She is always playing with him and helping me get diapers, bottles, blankets. She loves cooking and baking too. We try to make something together each week. I'm sure there are lots of things I'm forgetting, but this is it for now!

What a crazy last month

This last month, the kids and I spent in Chicago. I wasn't sure how long I was going to be there and Jim told me to stay as long as I needed to. I orginally went up there to get everyone taxes done and help out my family out. My mom had been in Florida for 6 weeks because my Oma needed help because papa had leukemia and Oma couldn't do everything herself. So I was helping out Julie making dinner at night. While I was there my grandpa was also in the hospital but later released and sent to a rehab facility and is now back home.
On February 20, 2012 around 4pm we got the phone call none of us every wanted to answer. My mom called and told us that Papa had passed. Papa is now home in Heaven with our Lord and Savior. Even though we all knew it was coming it was something none of us could really prepare for. I just never thought when I pulled out of my parents driveway in August, that was going to be a last time I was going to see papa. He was never able to meet Nicholas, but I was able to send many pictures to him while mom was down there and he was able to see them. I am very thankful that Samantha was able to spend time with him this past summer. As we were all crying that afternoon, Samantha asked me why I was crying. I told her that great papa is now in Heaven. Her response to me was, "Great Papa is now with Jesus and God and Mary and Joseph. He got his fairy wings and flew up in the sky." It's awesome the innonance of a 3 year old. If we all could be so happy during time of sorrow. Papa would be 83 on Sunday and Oma & Papa were married for 55 years. Papa I love you always! We have had many good times together! Love you always and forever!