Saturday, June 25, 2016

Anna's Weekly Update- 22 Weeks- 6.25.16

Couldn't narrow them down, they're all just too cute :)

And then she does this, silly girl :)
Weight: 19.4 pounds
Anna is doing really well. She hasn't been the biggest fan of her bottle the last couple of days but I have had a sore throat so I wonder if her throat doesn't feel the greatest and therefore drinking a bottle doesn't feel the greatest. But thankfully she loves her solids, so she's gotten an extra meal the last couple of days and has done just fine with sleeping and she's obviously growing fine (not wasting away over here) so we're not worrying about it. The theme of the week has been every time she's on the ground she rolls over onto her tummy and gets mad. It's getting a little bit annoying because we really don't feel like standing next to her all day rolling her back onto her back, especially when we know she is fully capable of rolling herself back onto her back. But she will learn. She really is a happy girl for the most part and we just love her to pieces! Her brothers would agree with her shirt that she is the cutest little sister ever :)
Micah got to go to basketball camp this week. It was for Kindergarten through 4th grade boys and girls. It started the morning after we got home from Michigan, but he was up at 6:30 anyways, so it didn't bother him :)

While Micah was at basketball camp we hit up Costco and the grocery store because we didn't have any food in the house :)
The twins very much wished they too could go to basketball camp

I knew that Micah really liked it because the second day right after we got there he got a bloody nose. I figured he'd say he wanted to go home but he just waited to for the bleeding to stop and then went right back in the gym

She loves to stand, actually prefers it to sitting

Blowing bubbles. David has a hard time with it because I discovered he spits when he blows, doesn't work so well :)

Micah just swung the bubble wand around, worked too

Steve riding his bike to the bank, such a great place to live!!

Playing with their neighbor friend

I guess she was tired :)

Micah learned how to play two new games this week. The first was Uno

Last day of basketball camp. Micah is the one right in the middle in the orange shirt

I was feeding Anna in her room and I came out and didn't see the twins. Then I heard them in the office, with the door closed. I figured they were up to no good but this is what I found when I opened the door, them playing with their Fisher Price Nativity set, so cute!!

Micah's favorite part of basketball camp, the shirt and basketball he got at the end

This little missy is 5 months old!!!

The second game Micah got to learn was Phase 10. As you can see Anna was not very impressed with it :)

Finally tried Anna in our baby swing, I think she liked it :)

So nice that they can all swing at the same time

She even liked it when Micah pushed her
Micah got up from his nap yesterday and said he didn't know where David was. He said Jonathan was sleeping on the end of his bed but he David wasn't in their room. So I went down and at first also couldn't find David, then I looked behind Jonathan's bed and found him sleeping while sitting up behind the bed. :) So silly! It really makes you wonder what they were doing right before they fell asleep

Silly boys!!
We made some dessert pizza last night. Isn't he just the cutest little cook?!

He was pretty excited about his dessert pizza :)

Friday, June 24, 2016

Trip to Michigan- June 2016

Fair warning, there are a LOT of pictures here :) Enjoy!!
Checking out our plane
She was pretty excited about her first airplane ride!
Checking all the safety features of our plane. Actually, Micah thought it was instructions on how to put the plane together :)

Jonathan got to sit by Daddy, and have his full attention for the whole flight, so he talked to him, the entire flight! :)
Mommy's flight buddy

They loved the people movers in Denver Airport

Micah of course had to go way ahead of us
Jonathan checking out the "instructions" he didn't notice they were upside down :)

Friday the kids and I headed to Coopersville to see some of our old friends, we had fun catching up with them.

And we decided we couldn't go to Coopersville and not get ice cream :)

We have made it to the Conference Grounds!! This was so cute, Micah and Jonathan rode with Steve's dad and David rode with us, when we got to the conference ground you would think David and Micah had been separated for days instead of just 20 minutes, they had this big hug when they saw each other :)

Our home for the week. Steve got to be the pastor for the week at the Conference Grounds so we got to stay in the Pastor's Cottage and his parents and siblings stayed in the cottage next to ours.

First stop after unpacking, the pool!!
David decided he didn't need anyone to catch him, he just jumped right in

Playing some Go Fish in the cottage

Shuffleboard, Micah's favorite game there (and he's pretty good, he legitimately beat me twice, which was how many time we played :))
Getting some ice cream, a must :)

Checking out the lake

My 4 little loves!!!

Looking all cute for church
Group shot of Steve's whole family! It was so nice that we could all be there to spend time together! My family hasn't all been together for almost 2 years so I know what a blessing it is to be able to all be together.

Sunday lunch with Steve's grandmas and all his siblings, very special

Hanging out with Grandma
Water gun war with Grandpa
And Uncle Dan

"Rest time"- the boys got to skip naps on vacation and instead just have a little "rest time"

Always ends up on her tummy

Playing some wiffleball

The twins had no interest in playing wiffleball, instead they just wanted to move the orange cones :)

Headed to town to go to the bread company and stopped at the toy store first, always a favorite of the boys

Eating our yummy bread

She didn't get to eat any bread but still had a smile on her face

Afterwards we went to the pier

The boys loved water the fishermen, especially this guy who was using a net. He would get a lot of little fish that needed to be thrown back in the water and he let the kids do that which they thought was pretty cool

Hanging out on the beach, very chill :)

The water was 56 degrees, he could care less :)

They got cold and just wanted to play in the sand

Blue Crew watching the water. Anna got this shirt from Steve's alma mater where his mom now works, so we had to get a picture for her

And then of course they had to have a picture together

I love how much he loves his sister

Eating breakfast in the cottage

More Go Fish

My grandparents were able to come visit us at the conference grounds. The last time they saw Anna was the morning after she was born, so she was a little bigger this time :).

We took the boys to play miniature golf one afternoon. Micah all ready to play

Jonathan usually just put his ball this close to the hole and hit it :)

Anna helped me keep score

We let the boys play some games after, which they were very excited about

More pool time

Back at the beach

That's a relaxed man

Jonathan fell off a chair and cut his head. Thankfully our brother-in-law who is an EMT was there and could look at it and assure us that we didn't need to take him to get stitches. The cut isn't as big as it looks, it's just the top 1/4 inch, but it was a good cut. Thankfully it didn't gush like heads wounds usually do.

All ready for VBS. They might not look like it, but they really loved going :)

These two looked a little more excited :)

Micah and his cousin got to play soccer which was something Micah was really looking forward to
Our friend Miss Barb came to visit us

Loved getting to spend time with Miss Barb again!

Going for a wagon ride!
Anna was pretty excited about her first wagon ride

The boys loved getting to go on bike rides with Grandma and Grandpa
Micah and Bentley playing shuffleboard with Grandma

They talked her into letting them get something at the candy store too :)
Steve and his Dad went kayaking one afternoon
More bike rides
We got to have a couple of camp fires, always a favorite of the boys

He loves s'mores!

Jonathan was very excited to get to hold the sign for his VBS class

They were very proud of their VBS creations

While at the toy store earlier in the week we bought a kite for the boys which was a very fun buy

Quite a background for flying a kite :)

David preferred to just hang out in the gazebo and watch the sail boat on the lake

One day we ate lunch at the grill

The twins wanted to play some shuffleboard too

Notice David's idea of playing was staking up the disks and pushing them all at once :)

Anna discovered she like the taste of her feet
David's favorite thing to do at the pool
Jonathan was sitting on a chair by the pool, saw me record David, got up and said "Mommy, record me," he got up, jumped in, sat back in the chair and said "Mommy, let me watch" :)

I love how they're such buddies

Steve's brother Dan wins the best uncle award. He let Micah and Bentley hang on him, push him under water, etc over and over again :) They would have stayed in the water until the sun went down if we let them
Anna just wanted to hang out with Grandma

Our cutie nephew Koen

Anna getting to spend some time with Grandpa too

They got to get some candy from the store, pretty exciting

David would have been happy riding this Lightening McQueen bike all day long.

Jonathan wanted Superman ice cream, not sure how it got on his check and forehead, but he sure enjoyed it

My cutie David

My fun little guys!!

And we're back at Grandpa and Grandma's, hanging out with Daddy
The boys were pretty excited to get to "help" Grandpa mow the lawn
Steve and I got to go out on a date thanks to Steve's parents being willing to watch the kids. It was nice to be able to have a conversation without being interrupted :)

We met up with them after dinner and went out one more time for ice cream (yes, we love ice cream and since we don't have an ice cream store by us here in Montana, we took full advantage of being around ice cream stores the whole time we were there).

How we rode there.

Our flight wasn't until late afternoon, so we were able to meet up with our friends Zach and Kasey and their kids for lunch

We had to wait out a storm, but then we pretty much had the place to ourselves
Old seminary roommates

Old college roommates. It was so great getting to catch up with them!!
And we're back on the plane

My flying buddy

All that flying wears her out

Going through Chicago airport with all our carry-ons. We managed to only check one bag and then just have carry-ons, so we had to depend on the boys to help pull them which they were more than willing to do. Well, the twins were, Micah's kind of a wimp and thought it was too heavy :).
All the kids did awesome with our travels which was wonderful! We had a great time visiting and when we came home to Montana it felt like we were really coming home. I remember when we moved to Michigan from California that it wasn't until I went back to California that Michigan felt like home. It was the same here, Montana truly feels like home which is a good feeling. But it's nice that we have such a wonderful place to visit as well :).