Christmas music playing, hot chocolate drinking, gingerbread house making. We love Christmas!
Thursday, December 19, 2013
The day Norah turned 6 months I called the Dr. office and said we need to be seen today. She still cries...screams... all the time, waking up 3-4 times a night, only poops every 1-2 weeks...plain and simple she is miserable and surely colic can't last for 6 months. They got us in and we decided to do a trial run with a reflux medicine, the dr. also wanted to do a x-ray of her tummy and that baby was filled with air all the way through. She told me to give her gas drops every hour for the rest of the day and then with every feeding after that. And my friends that has made all the difference. We had tried the drops before but just wasn't giving her enough (she gets the max dose everyday) she feels so much better and is happy and funny and curios and giggly and sleeping and cuddly and just wonderful. We have had an amazing month, she doesn't need the reflux medicine but if we miss the gas drops she pays for it.
She can get anywhere she wants to now, puts everything in her mouth and says momma, mommomooomm.... Yes she said MOM first!!!! The only one, everyone else's first word was dada
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
I have renamed him pomegranate monster
Norah has discovered the dish washer, her little face melts my heart
Sunday, December 8, 2013
We were going to have a garage sale Saturday but the HIGH was going to be 10! It has been so cold but beautiful, no fog and sunny and the mountains look like someone poured marshmallow cream over them :)
Younger two have been out for the count this week. Luckily we got Caleb on antibiotics early so he is doing better and little miss Norah is on the upswing too. She had her first fever and it was so sad, she had trouble sleeping and just didn't know what she wanted :(
Savvy still wants to be an elf. I found this letter on her dresser,
"Dear Santa Claus,
I want to be a elf. I was wondering if I could go to the north pole. I would like to meet some of your elves. If you can't it is ok maybe another night. Thank you Love Savannah Rose Clay"
She was in her bed with her pants on and told me that if she was gone in the morning to not worry because she would be with Santa.
She wants an elf costume, shrinking and flying powder for Chrismtas
She has started writing songs as well, I was a little surprised when she showed me this one.... it's supposed to be "Santa's Reindeer"
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
I got a birthday weekend! Michael gave me the best gift possible... a hotel... by myself...aka.. SLEEP. This was the first night since April that I have slept all night and it was glorious. I was a bit nervous because little miss Norah has refused to take a bottle but Michael was determined that he could get her to take one. She woke up at 3am and wouldn't take the bottle :) So michael put sugar on the nipple and that girl downed 3 bags of milk! I had 6 bags in the freezer and they were all gone when I got back the next day... :)
I am one blessed lady. This was my 13th birthday with Michael, 7th birthday as a mom, I have amazing parents, family and friends... It was a very happy birthday
Sunday, December 1, 2013
I put on my big girl panties and hosted Thanksgiving this year :) Being responsible for the turkey made me feel like I was a grow up.... not graduating college, buying a house, having kids, or moving across the country... but cooking a turkey did it. And just for the record, I bombed it. It was so dry it should have imploded like the one did on Christmas vacation. The dressing was the consistency of jello, sweet potato casserole was runny, rolls were hard. But, But, love was there and it was wonderful and fun and full of laughs:)
The Nelson's and Scarbrough's came over
The Nelson's and Scarbrough's came over
After lunch the kids and dads had a serious dodge ball game that lasted over an hour, then Michael pulled out his banjo. It was a wonderful day...minus the food ;)
Monday, November 25, 2013
My Caleb! He is nothing short of amazing. He is hilarious, and sweet, and stubborn, and wild, and adorable.
He calls Norah "he", he tells me "I like you" or "I don't like you" everyday, he will squeeze my nose and ask "you hear me?" He loves food and eats constantly and making funny faces gives him the belly laughs
Everyone woke up early on his birthday so I decided to go get doughnuts. When we were getting ready Caleb brought me a bag of baby carrots and asked if he could have one, baby gets what baby wants:)
He ended up bringing the carrots with us... to the doughnut shop... but when I was buckling him up he was feeding the bulldog on his hat the carrots too. One for puppy
After we left the shop things went downhill from there. He kept on saying "its not my birthday mooom" and I would say yes it is, then he would yell "its not my birthday mooom" and "i'm not 3" He somehow got confused that a birthday is a good thing :)
He wanted "nuggies" for dinner so we went to Mcdonalds, and FYI Savvy and Cohen both ate a cheeseburger and 5 chicken nuggets.
Caleb wanted a green cake and he blew out the candles before we finished singing. We are all crazy about him.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Norah bug is 6 months. I put her in a gown that I wore when I was a baby and Michael said she looked like a wizard
Jessica enlightened me about a peppermint mocha coffee creamer and I thought that Cohen would love it in his chocolate milk. It is nothing short of amazing and our whole family has gone through several bottles of it. We had to run several errands one morning and it was cold so I made them hot chocolate with the creamer. When I loaded them up and gave it to them Savvy said "oh can we get a big blanket and put Christmas music on?"
She makes me so proud
Friday, November 8, 2013
Lately Caleb has loved having the older kids at school...shhh don't tell them though :) After we drop them off we head back home and the first thing he does is take off all his clothes. He has started trying to take off his clothes everywhere we go. It takes a good bit of distraction to make him forget he's dressed.
We have started a new game when I nurse Norah, he hunts for giants. I tell him where they are and he gets them, always with his gun and grappling hook :) He came up with it on his own and is hilarious when he's hunting.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Our van is still in the shop and our insurance gave us a rental for a week because things have taken so long. We decided to go visit Coer D'Alene for the day. It is an adorable town! The weather was horrible so we were only able to play outside for 15 minutes but the kids got to swim at the hotel and have McDonalds for dinner so that made the trip AMAZING :)
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
One of the best ever! These days everyone and everything is having a harvest party or trunk or treat and honestly it just gets overwhelming. We were going to go to our church's Fall Harvest but last minute decided to not go anywhere and trick or treat around our neighborhood. And that was the best decision ever. The kids had so much fun, Norah took a nap in the stroller, I got all weepy eyed watching them run up to the door and say "trick or treat" and "thank you", Michael and I held hands, he told me I was beautiful.... one, it amazes me that he still thinks that and two, that it still makes my stomach flip flop by hearing him say it. Who would have thought halloween was so romantic
Norah knew she was cute
Norah knew she was cute
Caleb, Norah and I went to the kids parties