Tuesday, April 22, 2014

graham makes five!

Because our lives revolve around Graham lately (which I'm totally ok with!), the last few weeks have been a slight blur. Because the weeks are all mushing together, this post will be a mish-mash of random moments caught on camera:

1. Avery accompanied Graham & I to his 2 week check-up. He passed with flying colors and although he's too young to tell me, I think he loved having his big sis there :)


2. The kids LOVE to hold Graham (and immediately hand him back to me the second he starts crying). It's adorable. I sure love my three kids!! (That is still really crazy to say!)

(Or, instead of handing him back to me...they try to shove his binky in his mouth...and make it worse! Haha)

3. One of the biggest challenges I've faced the last few weeks is figuring out how to contain the other two while Graham nurses. They are quite the pair & have found themselves in lots of mischief while I've been busy. Tearing apart their room (or whatever room they are in) is usually what happens...on this particular day they changed into their swimsuits & got in the tub! All by themselves :)

4. We celebrated April Fools Day by making the traditional "worms & dirt!" The kids loved the worms...and that's about it. But hey! At least we did something festive among the chaos :)

5. Some of our favorite people came down to visit all the way from Boise! Danny's Grandma came down with Danny's parents & Aunt Cindy and Uncle Neil. They fought over who got to hold Graham the most, and Aunt Cindy won over the hearts of Max and Avery by making them very elaborate paper crowns & Batman capes :) We will take visits from them anytime!

6. Oh Graham. We love you so much. You are so cute & tiny (as Avery squeals to you multiple times a day :) and we can't help but smother you in kisses. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

home at last!

Graham turned six weeks old over the weekend!!!
Six weeks!
I just can't quite believe it.
However, when I look back at these pictures, they seem like forever ago!
It's been a crazy six weeks, but we wouldn't change it for the world. Graham is such a sweet boy and we are all obsessed.


When we arrived home we were excitedly greeted by Max and Avery & Danny's parents. It was hard for them to understand why I couldn't pick them up, but they've got it down now. While Danny carried all three kids in, I hobbled inside (I'm still not totally recovered, but my how far I've come!!)

I think since I wasn't prepared for a c-section at all (it was the furthest thing from my mind!) it made recovery that much harder. I'm just barely getting to the point where my incision (and the surrounding area) doesn't hurt like crazy & I'm starting to feel a little less numb. Hallelujah!

// Max LOVES Graham. They have a very special brother bond going on. And I love it! //

// Avery is also a very big fan! We've realized that since bringing Graham home, Penny (her absolute favorite doll) has been put on the back-burner a bit :) //


// Max & Avery are such great helpers! They are (almost) always willing to grab a diaper, the wipes, a binky, etc... for me when I need it. //

// Our first family walk together! //

// According to Danny, having three kids has just about done him in :) I suppose these pictures sum up our energy level the last few weeks... //

// Danny was able to take a week off of work (Thank goodness!!! We were so happy to have him home with us!) and he was able to accompany Graham & I to a doctor's appointment. That doesn't happen every day! //

// I caught the kids being quiet! Without getting into any trouble! It was nothing short of a miracle :) //

// I love this picture with Avery's chubby hands taking a picture of Graham on the iPod //

// My sweet Mom & sister Cami stayed with us for a few days once Danny went back to work. They were here for St. Patrick's day, and brought the party with them! The kids loved it! //

// There are at least 50 other pictures almost identical to this one :) //

// Max loves snuggles with Graham! //

We are incredibly grateful to all those who stayed with us, brought meals, and sent encouraging texts & calls during these first few weeks. We appreciated them all!!