Monday, December 30, 2013

Remington is 5 Months Old

Our little guy turned five months old and celebrated his first Christmas all in the same week.

Needless to say it was a busy week for us and I only managed to snap a few photos in between packing and cleaning. (We spent te holiday out of town).

Here are a few facts about our little mister:

He's busy and curious, never content to just sit in someone's lap anymore. He likes to be spread out on the floor where he can work on his rolling. He rolls onto his stomach as soon you lay him down but isn't quite yet rolling all over the room. 

He thinks he wants to sit up and is working on his abs, lifting his upper body to see what is going on. 

He's also starting to act like he might want some real food pretty soon but I'm holding him off as long as possible. I'm just not ready for that milestone quite yet.

He's very easily distracted when it comes to eating, especially by his older sister, so we usually retreat to his room to nurse by ourselves.

He got his own room this month! He's such a big boy and we all feel a little more normal without a baby living in our closet.

His favorite people are Addy and his cousin Carter. Seriously though, you just say Carter's name and Remi starts to crack up. Sweet, sweet cousins. 

Everett and Remi still don't know what to think of each other quite yet. I'm sure they will be good buddies.

Next month he will be half a year old. Half. A. Year. Where has the time gone? 

Happy Five Months Remington!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Six for Sunday

1. You made some yummy potato cakes on Christmas morning
2. Thanks for the moose head and the wallet and the pjs! You did good 😉
3. I love how you talk things out with me and share what's on your mind
4. Your focus this Christmas was making sure our focus was on Christ. Thanks for leading our family in that way
5. Thank you for working hard for your family this year. 
6. Here's to another year of fun family memories of growing together and learning to love better. 

P.S. I love you :)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

'Tis the Season

Tis the season for watching the snow fall in your pjs,

for kid's vanilla steamers with a straw,

for sleepy snuggles and warm hats.

Tis the season for looking back on blessings from years before.

Tis the season for overindulging,

for sweet lil' bald spots

and for busy, messy houses.

Tis the season to read by the fire side,

or play under the tree.

Tis the season for making memories and starting new traditions.

This has been a busy holiday season for us this year. Even during the business, I think we've done a better job this year than ever before on staying true to the real meaning for the season, thanks to our sweet two year old and her love for the story of baby Jesus. I'm so thankful for her active mind that's so willing and eager to learn. 

We've had a busy month, our calendar is full but so are our hearts.

Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'

After a couple months of acting like he was going to and then a couple weeks of not sleeping (I have no idea if the two are related), Remi finally rolled over! 

Aw! Sweet little guy was so proud of himself. It was the attraction of his sisters unattended toys this morning that did it for him.

Look at him reach. 

His first milestone!

You just need to figure out how to sleep through the night now buddy.