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This morning before we left for the sitters, Caden was playing with a livestock hauling semi in his room.  As I noticed he was playing again instead of getting dressed, Caden told me he was going to have one of those trucks for real when he grew up. 

He is going to make it into a house and build stairs where the humps (wheel wells) are. 

I love his imagination.  I love him.


Elinore - 20 Weeks

Dear Elinore,

You are learning, growing and developing daily, and I'm so happy I get to watch you advance.

Since I last wrote at 16 weeks, you have learned some fun new things. 

You fuss every so often because you're laying down and can't see enough of what's going on. 

You were getting frustrated you couldn't reach the mobile hanging on your bouncy chair, so I sat you bouncy seat up a bit higher.  You were so happy to be able to reach them and you can pull the one that makes music now too.  You get excited when we put you in your bouncy chair, but sometimes you get very wiggly in there quickly and want our to roll around!

You are rolling more and more.  You lay on the floor a lot to play with mommy and daddy and your brothers and often times we'll look back after turning way for a moment and see you have rolled onto your tummy and are looking up and all around. 

You're starting to really enjoy time in your tummy and it usually generates big smiles! 



The boys, while they are learning a lot and I can see them developing there are still a handful or words they just can't get right.  I know they will in time, but I"m in no hurry because they're so darn cute.

In our house marshmallows are smarshmellows.

While Caden was in preschool, his teacher was Ms. BJ; however, he refused to call her BJ and regularly called her PJ.  He could say BJ, he just refused.

Willy Wonka is better know as Winkie Wonka in our house.


Caden is fascinated with experiments.   Today he described one to me he wants to try.

These are Caden's experiment directions:

Put hot water in first.

Microwave it for awhile in a bowl.

Put some hot milk in from the microwave and put some melted butter in it and some food coloring and a little soap in it.  Put the soap on toothpicks. 

Microwave it a little and stir it with a spoon.

And then put some flour in it and stir it again. 

Then you have to stir it again, one more time.

Put some more hot milk in; then you're done.

Elinore's Four Month Check-up

Caleb and I took Elinore in for her check-up yesterday. 

She's doing well and moving right along.  She's 24 inches long and 11 pounds 8 ounces. 

She's moved up a bit on the percentile charts for height and is now closer to the 30th percentile than the 15th where she was before.  Her weight has dropped down below the 15th percentile.  Her doctor said at this point it was nothing he was concerned about; it was just something he would watch with her next appointment or two. 

She received another round of vaccinations and things went a bit more smoothly this time.  I think I was more prepared for what to expect this time which helped.  She was hungry before nurse gave them to her, so as soon as she was done, I nursed her and she calmed right down. 

She seemed to do better at home in the evening after the shots this time around too.  She was much less fussy and uncomfortable than the last time.  At two months we ended up calling the nurse on call that evening and giving her so…

Baby Smiles

Almost every day during my lunch hour, I go to the sitters and nurse Elinore.  I love that the timing and location work for us to be able to have that time together.  
Most of the time I'm waking Ellie when I get to the sitters, and I feel so bad for waking the baby, but it's certainly worth it!
One day last week, she was awake, and she was so happy to see me I had to capture it. 

That is a great mid-day pick-me-up!

The Pumpkin Patch - 2012

We went to the pumpkin patch this year and had a lot of fun!  We played int he corn, walked the corn maze, took a hayride, played on the playground, rode pedal bikes, saw the goats, drank cider, and of course picked our pumpkins.

2012 Pumpkins

2012 County Farm Tour

Elinore - 4 Months Old

Compare to 3 Months Old Compare to 2 Months Old Compare to 1 Months Old Compare to 9 Days Old

Protection Zone

This is the 'Elinore Protection Zone' as created by Caden & Caleb.