Tuesday, July 22, 2014

eva | 6 months.


Eva turned 6 months old last week! She was 14.10 lbs (20th percentile) and 26 inches long (50th percentile) at her appointment. She sits well (though I wouldn't leave her unattended yet), has tasted various foods (banana with oatmeal is a regular) and we just started supplementing a 4 oz bottle before I nurse her in the evening to be certain her tummy is nice and full. She sleeps unswaddled in her crib at night and for naps (usually one short and one good nap...third one often in car.) She and Justus still adore each other and she often plays in her pack and play on the porch while he plays in his yard. She has proven to be quite a little trooper when it comes to shopping, already hitting up Canton and the Peach Festival! She is quick to smile, even when sleepy, and her first tooth broke through last week. She also said "MMMMAMA!" last night when she wanted some food! I think it was purely an accident but Cole heard it too so maybe that can count as a first word ;) 

Friday, July 18, 2014

photo friday | gator rides & arrowheads.

 One of our very favorite things to do as a family is 
load up in the gator for a ride around the ranch!

One day after a heavy rain we stopped by a freshly plowed field to look for arrowheads. Cole stopped the gator and prayed for us to find one, 
and wouldn't you know we found one right away! So cool!

Holding his shoe - it was so muddy!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

justus' third birthday party!

Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate Justus, 
and to Mom for the pictures and hosting!


Monday, July 7, 2014

justus turns 3!

We had a wonderful little party with family in Palestine yesterday, but I will have to wait and post pictures when I get them from Mom. For now, here are some from his actual birthday here at the ranch.

We had special birthday cinnamon rolls for breakfast, and then he practiced shooting his new bow and got to ride around with daddy before lunch and a nap. We made a quick run for sweet tea and a special treat and played outside some before watching "The Jungle Book" (a gift from Auntmille.)

After daddy got home we rode down to the river and then grabbed dinner (aka ice cream and french fries!) at Dairy Queen. We decided this will be a birthday to remember because due to a water leak we have no water at the ranch; however the RV/camping park next door generously allowed us to come use their bathhouses to grab showers. Wouldn't you know God provided and the showers were even nicer than our own! It was a simple birthday but little man was so sweet and happy by the end of the day so I think he enjoyed it - love him so!