Saturday, March 7, 2020

Kyle is walking

This past week, at 13 months old, Kyle switched from walking a few steps here and there to full on walking most of the time. He's so proud of himself. We love this milestone but know we're in for trouble on upcoming plane rides when he won't want to sit for very long!

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

New Orleans 2020

We spent President's Day weekend in New Orleans. Luckily it was the week before Mardi Gras so we caught some parades, had delicious crawfish for early season, and enjoyed a break from the cold.

I loved visiting friends and Mardi Gras was even more fun with kids - definitely had a great time eating, catching up with friends, and seeing the parades.

Maeve's favorite thing was crawfish and the parades. She just loved the whole thing! She got some great toys off the floats and we had to pack a whole suitcase full of stuff. She also enjoyed dancing to the bands.

Cecilia's favorite thing was the king cake and she even got the baby! She loved being outside at the parades, playing at the park, and swiping the key card to the hotel room (always have to have something that you love about staying in the hotel).

Kyle's first trip to New Orleans was a success. No one was (too) sick. Only had to bring meds for Cecilia and Maeve who were getting over strep. He didn't sleep that well but he was a happy boy during the day. His favorite thing was the beignets!

Kyle got his first look at a live crawfish

Jessica taught Maeve how to peel the tails and suck the heads.

She is truly a NOLA girl

A wonderful Crawfish boil hosted by Cherie and Scott

Meeting Jacie and Roland for donuts

Ready for the parade

New sunglasses - made by Jess

the rain stopped just in time for the parade

the 6 year olds!

The 1 year olds!

Fun with the girls!

Kyle's first taste of beignets.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Maeve's 100th Day of Kindergarten

Maeve celebrated 100 days of Kindergarten today! She made her shirt a few weeks ago and was so excited to show off her gumball machine made with 100 pom poms and a quarter from the play register.

She is also doing a great job reading these days. She is "tapping out" the words and very interested in reading all of the time. We're so proud of her.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Kyle's One year stats

Kyle had his check-up this week. He did great with his 3 shots and 1 finger prick. His stats are below!

Height: 32 inches (99%)
Weight: 23 lbs (76%)
Head size: 18.15 inches (51%)

We also continued his celebration at school with a cake and took the last of the monthly pictures. Love seeing the transformation!

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Kyle is ONE

Our baby boy is ONE! Kyle enjoyed his party with the theme Winter ONEderland. Aunt Anne, Grandma Brigid and Grandpa Ed traveled here for the party. Grandma Brigid and Grandpa Ed came a few days early to take care of Kyle that was just recovering from a double ear infection and an upset stomach. Luckily he recovered for his party but we couldn't say the same for poor Grandpa Ed! January birthdays are tough.

Thank you to the rest of our family that came to the celebration and for the wonderful gifts. Kyle loved his cake more than the girls ever did. And he loved the empty boxes, of course.

The food at the party was delicious as Eric spent hours smoking meat and mac and cheese. The hot chocolate bar and the icicles were a hit that Aunt Anne made and the flowers were gorgeous thanks to Grandma Jan.

And on his actual birthday, Monday the 13th, he took a few steps that we tried to capture on video. He'll be walking before we know it.