Wednesday, July 25, 2012

6 weeks oh my!

I am ecstatic that Ty is 6 weeks old today!!!!!  He has some meat on his bones, he has a little immunity built up and he is starting to really be awake a whole lot more and we are getting to really know this sweet little fella.  

His umbillical cord finally fell off at day 26!!!!  So we could give him a bath in the tub.  And this baby LOVES him a bath!  He could be fussy (which is not often) but when he is, the moment he hears that running water he is captivated and quieted immediately.  And he loooooves being in the water too.
He is just mezmarized by the water

And then the next night he got to have his first bath with his big brothers, who were so excited to take a bath with him I thought they were going to burst out of their skin!

And then lo and behold he started tee-teeing everywhere before I got him in the tub!  And as I screamed the boys thought it was HILARIOUS!  They are still talking about it...but honestly I am not sure what I was thinking holding a naked baby next to running water.

But once he got in they were very helpful and so happy to be in there with him.  

They took turns bathing him and washing him

This is his "smile" right now...before he is able to really smile.  He smiles in his sleep all the time, but when he is wide awake and wants to smile at you, this is what it looks like.  He hasn't quite figured out how to do it intentionally, but he is trying!

Drake playing on his playmat with him...Drake is enjoying it much more than Ty is FOR SURE!

This was at exactly one month...

I am really loving those cheeks and belly!

Awake a little more...

VERY SILLY brothers who want to love him, pet him, kiss him, squeeze him all the time...

And brothers who like to "sleep" with their baby brother (like he is stuffed animal)
 You can see Ty's reaction of getting awoken by Drake

And of course there is still craziness all around Ty.  Having "potato sack races" around the house in garbage bags (and yes, Hunter does have a life jacket on.  weird. )

This is Drake's "Ty is so cute I cannot stand it face and I want to squeeze him!"

and this is what Ty thinks of that!

Drake's funny faces showing off his Big League Chew

Hunter truly does a great job giving Ty a bottle and is always so gentle and sweet to him

I love these pictures of his tummy hanging out...

I was trying to get a picture of the three of them but it did not go well at all

Ty's concentrating face...I love how intent he is when he looks at something

6 weeks old!  His eyes are getting bluer, his hair is getting lighter and he is starting to look more and more like his big brothers.  He is such a blessing and a sweet sweet baby.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The 4th of July...on the 14th?

Well, we did celebrate on the 4th, but it has just taken me this long to post about it.  
Normally we are at the lake for the 4th but little man was a little too young to venture too far from home.  So the next best place to be is in my parents neighborhood on the 4th of July!
Ty had a riveting first 4th of July by sleeping through most of it (I wish I could have too:).  But the big boys, Hunter and Drake, blew it out!  I am talking parades, games, horse rides, swimming, fireworks...I am not sure what we didn't do that day!  But the best part about it is that they are kind of beginning the magic ages where  they can participate in just about everything and they will probably remember it.

Little man getting ready for the festivites....the sleeping started about 5 minutes after this.  

In my parents neighborhood they have a big parade, then a huge potluck picninc and games.  I even did this when I was a little girl and remember how fun those hot 4th of July days were.  Everyone decorates their bikes, scooters, golf carts, strollers, whatever...and there are prizes too! 
 Drakey on his bike getting ready for the parade through the neighborhood.  Sweet guy even wore this crazy hat...and let me tell you, he OWNED this hat!

And Hunter on his scooter.  The boys were so pumped about riding through the neighborhood.
Next few pictures were when everyone was gathering and they were getting ready to take off.  But my goodness it was SO SO HOT!  Everyone was sweating before the parade began

An interesting character...

And they're off!  Hunter and Drake are leading the pack!

Taking abreak at the first stop waiting for everyone to catch up
Where is Waldo?

Then half way there is a big lemonade stand at my parents house...I am so sad this is the only picture we got!!!! 

Politicians come and pass out stickers, balloons and anything else with their name on it.  And what child doesnt love a sticker!

There was a big tub of water set out for the doggies to drink, but instead, they just got in!  I love this!

Only a few survived until the end, and Hunter was one of them...but he wasnt too happy.  He had fallen and scraped his knee poor guy.  However, 3 girls ran to him and bandaged up his he wasn't too bad off.

The Pledge of Allegiance and prayer before the picnic

Sweet thing sleeping away

Picnic Time!

With Mimi and Da

Silly boy practicing for the games

LOVING the pony rides

The pony Hunter was on stopped for a potty break which Hunter of course thought was hilarious!

Drakey won the prize for best bike!!! (Because of his hat)  And deserved it1  He was such a good sport all day


Hunter and Drake racing with some older kiddos (Hunter far right and Drake next to him)...

A photo finish...Hunter (you can barely see his light red shorts on the end) almost beat those two guys who were 7 and 8!  

Drake running again with the 9-12 year olds

Water balloon toss...Drake and Da almost won...not bad for a 4 year old! 
(I love Drakes faces while playing)

Hunter and his partner 

OH NO!!!  And the balloon busted all over Drakey!  Next time!

More pony rides (they went about 5 times each)  and Hunter loves animals so much I am sure he would have kept going all day long

Little bug sleeping some more while we went swimming

Hunter ready to wake him up!

And the day ended with a fantastic firework show (I promise we were happy and enjoyed it regardless of the looks on our faces!:)