Sunday, August 26, 2012

An Unexpected Trip Back to Indiana

During my first week back at school in the middle of August we received some sad news that led to an unexpected trip back to Indiana. 

Bryan's dad passed away and we headed back to Indiana for the funeral.  Zander stayed with Grandma and Grandpa as he needs his own ticket (the airlines say he can ride on our lap but he says otherwise!) and it was pretty expensive at the last minute.

It was not the reason we wanted to go back but it was a great opportunity for Bryan to reconnect with his dad's family and we took Finley to introduce to everyone in Indiana.  And Gram's loved the excuse for some Finley cuddle time. 

This was Aunt Jody and Uncle Jason's first time meeting Finley and luckily my Grandma was able to make the trip down from Michigan.  Uncle Mike and Quinn were nice enough to drive Grandma down and we all met up for lunch at Applebee's in Auburn.

I bought Zander some balls to take to Grandma and Grandpa's!
He loved them and turned Gma's tub into a ball pit!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Zander is 18 months...and Finley is 2 months!

Zander is having a blast being a big brother and Mom has had such an amazing summer with her boys...back to work tomorrow:(  Zander started daycare today and will be back full time, I think he has missed the other kids and maybe they will teach him a few new words!  Finley is back part time starting tomorrow until November.  Grandma will have him on Mondays and Mom is taking off the first few Fridays to spend with him!

Zander's height is finally starting to catch up with the rest of him and I think he moves too much to gain weight!  His height is 33.75" (89%), weight 31lbs 8 ozs (100%), and head 20.63" (100%).

Finley is all around bigger than his brother but with a normal head size....Dad calls Zander the runt!  His height is 24.25 (95%), weight is 13lbs 9ozs (82%), and head is 15.83 (85%).

Watching them grow cracks me up everyday!  Zander walks backwards and on his tippy toes and cracks himself up all the time.  He loves to watch Alvin and the Chipmonks and is more than willing to share his toys with his brother!  We have a great time playing catch and making baskets, one of the few things Mom can do while nursing!  Finley loves to give us smiles!!  I am still nursing so he sleeps one stretch of about 5 hours each night and the rest of the day is around 3 hours.



Sunday, August 12, 2012

Finley's 2 Month Pictures!

I wanted to get some baby pictures of Finley before I went back to school...although we still love the pictures, one would think I was torturing all of my boys!  Zander wanted nothing to do with pictures, Finley peed on Bryan, and the fun just kept on going!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

WOW! Our Garden Rocks!

When we got back from our trip to California, there was lots to pick in the garden!  We have enjoyed it all and are looking forward to a garden bigger and better next year!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Aunt Sharon visits and we head to the Zoo!

Aunt Sharon came at the end of the summer.  Jordyn, Skylar, Grandma, Aunt Sharon, Zander, Finley and I all headed to the zoo.  The girls had been to camp at the zoo this summer and were great tour guides!

Zander loved being in the "cave" in Toyota Passage with his
cousins watching the otters play in the water.

Zander was not so sure about the carousel but he loves his
cousins so he made the most of it!

Playing in the tree in Toyota Passage with Jordyn.