Lilian is such a sweetheart. We are so blessed to have her as part of our family. She loves to smile, especially at her big sisters, and to make sweet little sounds. She rolls over and scoots around. She sticks her tongue out at us sometimes. She is great at making eye contact and finding us when she hears us. She has discovered her feet and loves to grab at them or just watch them move around. She hates being on her back, so she spends a lot of tummy time. She has been sleeping through the night most nights, or will just wake up 1 time to nurse and go right back to sleep. She had her 2 month check up, and she now weighs 12 lb., 14 oz and is 24 3/4 inches long. She is as healthy as could be.
I’m just juggling everyone else’s schedules, and trying to get into the routine. I am so blessed to be able to stay home with our girls. Alex and I are helping out with the 4th and 5th graders at church and are helping at AWANAs. We are really enjoying the kiddos, and the opportunity to serve God in this way. I am also doing a ladies bible study through DTS. I would love to get started on a hobby or 2, something for me and not just for the kids or Alex. I want to catch up a bit on scrapbooking, and maybe a little knitting. First, though, I have to get the office area organized a bit so I have a place to do it. Any volunteers to help organize? : ) Just kidding. I really just need to get in there and do it, but I keep procrastinating. I am also going to host a coupon class sometime soon. A girlfriend of mine has it down and is able to have a spending budget of $100 every month for her family of 3. That includes groceries, toiletries, clothes, shoes, gifts, etc. And, she doesn’t go without. She teaches classes, and I would love to learn a bit from her. If anyone is interested, I will let you know when we get it scheduled.
Now, for pictures from the last month:
Hannah lost her first tooth last night, and had an exciting visit from the tooth fairy
Lilian’s first Halloween
Happy Halloween! ~Love, Tinker Bell, Tigger, Queen Hannah, and Staff Sergeant Ivy
Look at that laugh : )
Papa took us to Magic Time Machine for dinner. It was so much fun. Hannah got to meet a lot of famous characters, and Papa learned how to eat left handed while holding a sweet, cuddly, sleeping baby : )
Faith’s new funny “What?” face.
Lillian started out in the middle of that blanket in front of the otoman, and ended up here, after squirming around. I have a feeling she is going to be crawling even faster than her sisters (who started at 4 and 5 months). The 2nd picture is Faith’s preschool class during their costume parade on Pumpkin Day at school.
Hannah has become quite the little artist. We decided to decorate pumpkins with markers and pipe cleaners, instead of making the mess of actually cleaning it out and carving (which the girls tend to loose interest in really fast). It was fun.
Lilian is now sucking her thumb. Hey…I’ll pay for braces later if it means she can comfort herself and sleep through the night now. I bet that’s why Faith didn’t sleep well for so long. She’s the only of our girls who did not suck on anything.
We took part in a Fun Run, benefiting Mesquite ISD. We all walked the 1 mile, along with Nanna. Then, Alex ran the 5K, and came in 1st in his age group. Unfortunately, his chip didn’t register, but that’s ok. It was fun. After, there were fun bounce houses for the kiddos. The girls loved the slide one. Once Faith figured out how to climb up, she loved it, and we couldn’t keep her off.
I think I would take up running if I had cheerleaders and mascots cheering me on every time.
Faith has a new big girl car seat. She wouldn’t stay seated in it with the seatbelt properly on, and she still whined and cried about the seatbelt being too tight, so she is back in her regular car seat for a while longer.
Hannah is reading so well. I love this picture of her reading to Faith : ) Sweet sisters
This is Alex’s desk at work. His first personal workspace. That’s right…he has never had a place to call his own at work. He is enjoying it : )
Sweet Lilian faces
Lilian is still figuring out what to do with her other fingers while she sucks.
Sweet Faith, loves her baby sister
Hannah, on crazy hair night at AWANAs Cute pose : )
Faith fixed her own hair in this picture. Pretty good job : )