Friday, April 29, 2016

7 months

I can't believe another month has flown by! 

We have been enjoying the sunshine while it's here.

Ben just LOVES his sister!

Ben is turning into quite the photographer.

Abby seems to really love her big brother.

Abby had another weight check, she's 12 pounds, 14.5 ounces. She loves to eat! So far, Abby has had peas, carrots, squash, green beans, avocado, apples, bananas, and pears. Abby is back on the graph for her weight but still at the bottom. 

It is becoming increasingly difficult to take a picture of all the kids.

Ben was going around to each of us making his version of a documentary. He would go up to each of us and say something about us then take our picture.

Of course Sam had to do the same thing. He said something about each of us throwing fits, then take a picture and say goodbye.

Abby has started to say da-da.

I love this picture Ben took because we are trying to hide Sam and just take a picture of Dave, Abby, and me.

Sam had to take a picture of his buddy Izzie.

The boys have enjoyed the swing set Dave made.

We just love this little girl. She is full of life and screams with excitement all the time.

Today I took Sam to the zoo for an outing with MOPs. It just happened to be the same day as Ben's school field trip. Sam loved getting to see his big brother and finally going to the zoo again. Unfortunately it was too cold for us to stay very long.

He may not always say it but Sam also loves Abby. He will often start singing songs about her. I am cherishing my time with these cuties!

Sam has been working on writing his name and Ben's name. He can spell Samuel and count to 20.

Abby is our worst sleeper. She refuses to sleep without Mommy. I'm trying to just enjoy the snuggles.

Abigail and Abby working on spelling their name.

Sam and his grouchy face. His favorite thing to say to me when he doesn't get his way is, "fine! I won't play with you ever again."

Last weekend we explored Prophetstown Park a little more. We went to the farm but there was a wedding so we couldn't see everything.

A baby turkey. I had ever seen one before.

Ben pretending to be a chicken.

Bunny hutch.

Out for a hike.

Sam had us make silly faces.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Basketball and Springfest

For 2 weeks in April, Ben was in a short basketball clinic. He had a lot of fun and it was really cute to watch a bunch of 4 and 5 year olds try to play.

The last day of clinic was a game. The kids didn't know what they were doing but they had a lot of fun.

Ben did tip off, neither boy knew what to do.

Ben was so excited to get a trophy.

Last weekend was Purdue's Springfest. Here is Ben trying to spit a cricket.

At the Liberal Arts tent Ben and Sam were interviewed. Ben said he wanted to be a super hero when he grows up, Sam wants to be a thief.

Ben enjoyed trying out fencing.

Sam almost won the tractor pull.

Abby says. "I was there too!" I have enjoyed watching the kids play together. The boys make Abby giggle.