Archive for June 2014

Jovie Breann, you are 6 months old!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Wow Jovie, (over) half way to one! I can't believe how big you've gotten these past few weeks!

Your double chin and thigh rolls are a sure sign over your great growth! :) At your appointment today you weighed 14 lbs 13oz (finally on the growth charts!) at the 25th %ile! You are 26.5" long at the 75% ile and your head was in the 50th%ile. 

You continue to be such an easy going and happy baby! 

You can get up on all fours and rock, trying to crawl, but I usually sit you back up when you do that! I am not ready for you to be that mobile yet. I don't want you growing up any faster, young lady!

 You are in mostly 3-6 or 6 months clothes and size 2 diapers

You had your second ear infection. :(

You have 5 6oz bottles a day (which you can now feed to yourself) and occasionally some oatmeal. We'll be starting you on solids soon!

You grab everything and put it right in your mouth!

You've been having some separation anxiety here and there. So sad and cute at the same time!

You are sitting up like such a big girl, I love this stage.

You are so smiley and we love to here you jabber!

You love to sleep! You go to bed around 9pm and sleep until 6am, when daddy gives you a bottle before going to work. Then you go back to sleep for an hour. You take a 2 hour morning nap and a 2 hour afternoon nap and then a little cat nap around 7pm. 

no teeth yet but we are thinking soon!

We absolutely adore you sweet girl! 

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Camping at {Cran Hill}

Thursday, June 19, 2014

We spent last weekend (June 12-15) camping at Cran Hill with several other families from church. 
We had such a Michigan mix of weather but had a GREAT time! Can't wait to go back next year. 

the petting zoo was a huge hit with the boys!

fun at the beach

hanging around the camper

Jovie turned 6 months old on Friday! She was an awesome (sleepy) camper! 

lots of yummy food!

Riding Offy!

our campsite was right next to this playground! They had countless hours of fun there!

big siblings pushing the babies in the stroller!

Wagon ride was another favorite!

looking for toads and turtles

Celebrating Daddy on Father's Day!

Church in the pines!

potluck for Sunday lunch!

These sweet boys had a total blast!

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Happy Father's Day!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Happy Father's day to my amazing husband! Thanks for being such an amazing dad to our kids. I truly believe they are some of the luckiest kids in the world to have a daddy like you. 

You've been incredible dad to our sons for years now, being a great role model to them, teaching them right from wrong, and hours upon hours of quality time spent playing with them. You boys have such an amazing relationship, and I know someday they will treasure that as much as I do. 
But now that you've recently become a daddy to a daughter that really pushed you to the top! I l just love to watch you with her. Even if you never spoke of your love for her, I can see in your eyes how much you adore her. 

I got Robb the book "Stay Close Little Girl" by Karen Kingsbury as a Father's Day gift from Jovie (he also got a grill grate for the fire pit and meat seasoning) and I wanted to share the first few pages here. I have the same book in the boy version that I've shared on here already. 
(Such sweet books, I ordered them from Family Christian Store if you'd like a copy for someone in your life, it makes an excellent gift.)

"One day a little girl was born into the world and for a very small moment, her father held his breath-
because that little girl was all his and his heart had never been so filled with joy and fear. 

From her tiny hospital bed, that baby girl reached up, took hold of her father's finger and held on tight. 
And right then, that father knew he would never let her go. 
Life with that little girl would always mean holding her hand." 

We love you daddy! So blessed to have you in our lives~
Lots of Love, 
Brenham, Grayden, Sadler and Jovie

And of course I want to also wish my dad and dad-in-law a Happy Father's Day! So grateful for the roles they play in my life and the life of my husband and kids. 

My Dad with his girls

My father in law with his boys

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