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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Just because...

Gideon and "his baby" Violet

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Wordless Wednesday {Red Lip Gloss}

{or how to have fun when Mommy showers}

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Nolan and Violet {the sorta twins}

These two keep me on my toes. Violet can't get into many places on her own but with the help of Nolan she can get into places she never imagined. Or be supplied with items that would totally be out of her reach - unless her awesome climbing brother gets said item for her. Like say Mommy's wallet, then the fun ensues! It is a good thing these two are cute...
But all I did was open the door for her...she pulled out all the DVD's Mom
How can you say no to these sweet faces?
or stay mad at them long?

Friday, April 12, 2013

Easter! (Look a Post!)

Wesley and Max hunting for eggs
Easter was great this year...we got a surprise visit from my parents - the boys loved having Grandma and Grandpa Alton here to play with them. Violet on the other hand is dealing with stranger anxiety and doesn't like anyone that isn't Mommy or Daddy but by the end of the weekend she did happily sleep in Grandpa's arms and would also let Grandma pick her up on occasion.

Nolan getting his eggs...he was quick!
All of dressed in our Easter best...someday we may get a good picture.
The entire week leading up to Easter, Greg was in Chicago for Military training. And every day that week, either Max or Wesley would ask when we were decorating eggs. My reply was always the same - when Daddy gets home on Saturday. So of course the minute he walked in the door they wanted decorated eggs...forget dinner. The other frequent question was about when they would get to hunt for eggs and when is the Easter Bunny coming - yes, I was mildly crazy by the time Greg got home that week and Easter actually came. But in the end it was a great time and the boys loved hunting eggs. Even Violet loved the eggs, though she just wanted to play with year I am sure she will be hunting eggs with her big brothers.
Violet...Better not take that egg or she may yell at you!
Violet wanted nothing to do with decorating eggs...maybe next year.
My Max...his hands are messy you know...
Nolan loved squishing in the shaving cream...he is just not so gentle with those eggs.
We decorated the eggs with shaving cream and food coloring.
Fun and messy!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Beauty and Power

If I could write like my sister, this is what I would say.

And P.S. I will get back into blogging really soon...Hopefully I can find my blogging rhythm in then next week or so - we have a lot of catching up to do.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Warm Welcome... Violet Anne Weyerman
Born May 6th @ 1:29am
7lbs 10oz ~ 21 inches
My smallest baby yet!
 After a fast labor and easy delivery...she continues to be a joy to our family.
Quick version of her birth story -
I found out at my 38 week doctor appointment that she had decided to rotate face up and had her head planted firmly on my pelvic bone...not the best position for her to be to get labor biggie there was plenty of time.  Except that finals week was coming, followed by graduation...and quite frankly I was ready to meet her - the "false labor" had been pretty bad for many days.  So, Friday I woke up with a plan to see my chiropractor and hopefully ease some of the pain in my hips and get things lined up right for Violet to get in a good position.  Well my usual chiropractor was out sick, so I saw my parents chiropractor who helped me a ton and did a technique that he swore put most women into labor within 24 to 48 hours.  Well Saturday morning I woke up to strong contractions...strong enough that I could not stand to be in bed, so I got up for awhile.  After breakfast and a shower they seemed to slow down, but Greg was worried enough to insist on a trip to L&D.  By the time we arrived the contractions were super spaced out though I was dilating, I still got sent home.  We stopped at the mall to walk around then Greg bought me a donut (my one pregnancy craving) and we went home.  I worked on some projects, took a nap, and sent Greg to school to study and go to work.  Around 8:15 that night I was putting the boys to bed and the contractions kicked in again - 5 minutes apart and they didn't stop.  So, Greg was called home and the decision was made to head to the hospital...again.  We checked in at 10:30 and Violet arrived 3 hours later.

 In her coming home outfit that Daddy picked out all by himself.

Meeting her brothers for the first time...Little Violet is going to have to be one tough cookie to put up with these three...they love her but they aren't super gentle all the time.  I am sure she will have them well trained in the near future.

 Nolan wasn't sure about her...he was also cutting his new molars so his mood was not the best.  He was happy to see Mommy though.

 The above picture was taken at 2 weeks old...ready to go to her baby shower
The below pictures were taken at one month old.

Hanging out with Daddy...she already has him trained.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Celebrate {Nolan's Birthday Party}

The weekend before Nolan's birthday (1-17-12) we had a celebration at our house with much of our extended family. My mom baked him this fabulous dump truck cake and we also had a ton of cupcakes (there are a lot of us needing to eat). Nolan loved the flame on the candle and after that was gone was way more interested in the donut Grandma gave him one. He also consumed a cupcake (the kid is happy as long as you keep the food coming). Last event of the day was opening presents...he got spoiled of course and like any one year old was more interested in playing then opening the next one.