Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Jesus!

This year a tradition we want to start is celebrating Jesus' birth with a party. Peyton is at an age where is understands and remembers things very well. We want our children to grow up knowing why there is a Christmas and that it is not just about presents and lights. Peyton and I made a cake and we had so much fun. He more licked and asked if he could eat the batter than he did help, but it was still fun!

The Holidays

This year was a very relaxed and low key Christmas. Having a newborn limited our going out of town and actually it was nice!
Chris has been home almost 2 weeks, it has been nice to have extra hands around the house and it is always nice to see his handsome face more!
My family came to us and we had fun! Peyton got lots of gifts and we are now closing in a room so we have a place to keep them, haha. (That is true but for another post) My mom got him this amazing train set that he LOVES! We had to record his reaction when he walked around the corner Christmas morning because we just knew he was going to be so excited. We gave him a set of tools, every boy needs some tools! He also got more cars than he can handle! Cy got some diapers and formula, haha! Well, he needs it!
There are WAY TOO MANY pictures to put them all on here but I will just post a few below...

This is the beginning of a long night....

...but it was worth it!he loved it!

Christmas with the cousins......
...and another cousin...

Sunday, December 27, 2009

couponing and swagbucks

I might be really late on this, but I signed up for Swagbucks today. Anyone heard of this?Check it out over there on the side! You can earn swagbucks for searching on that particular website and cash them in for giftcards or paypal cash. I am still looking in to it and trying to figuer it out! Also, I am going to a couponing class January 9th, let me know if any of you want to go! It is here in North Augusta and should be a lot of fun, very informative!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

5 weeks old

Today our little Cy is 5 weeks old. His new name is chunky monkey, well Chris changed his name to C(r)y. At his one month check up, Cy weighed in at 10lbs and 21 3/4in!!!!!! He has grown so much. We saw a different doctor because ours was not working. She told us we were feeding him too much, too often. Well, we tried what she said for a day. By night time it was out the window. He was just too hungry on his 'diet' and cried too much. He was a very content baby and then well Chris changed his name.
He is staying awake more now but just isn't content with trying to figure out entertaining himself. We are working on a good schedule and I think that has helped in at night time. He slept 6 hours, going 7 hours between feedings. I was excited because that meant 6 straight hours of sleep for me!
Peyton still loves his little brother. If he doesn't see him in the room he is in he asks where he is and if he can see him.

I can't wait for Christmas! It has been a fun season so far because we have the best gift of all...Cy! Although we have been stuck in the house lately, we have tried to fill our days with fun. We decorated our tree, watched Polar Express (50 times!), had my nephew (Manny) over, one night we even went to Light of the South. Peyton LOVED it! I am amazed at all the work that goes into that place to turn it into a playground of lights. Unfortunately we weren't there long enough to get any pictures, my in-laws are not picture people and I am so maybe next time.
It is very different having a winter baby. Peyton was a May baby and so he was naked most of his days, but Cy has to be bundled up or we just don't leave the house if it is too cold.
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! We are trying to figure out what traditions we want to continue or start now that our family is growing. If you have any suggestions, please leave them.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Happy 2 week Birthday!

Our littlest man is 2 weeks old today! He has been such an added joy to our house. He is a perfect baby, if there is such a thing! He sleeps all day and all night and only makes a peep to let me know he is hungry. His big brother just adores him and I love watching it. Peyton asks to hold him all the time and wants to help him drink his milk. I didn’t think it was possible to love another as much as I love my first, but somehow God provides the love needed to care for both.

Today was my first day with no help. Last night Cy went 5 hours between feedings! I guess he knew I would need the rest for today. He sometimes eats 4 oz every 2 hours during the day! This boy can eat, but shows no sign of any chubbiness, if that’s a word. It actually was a pretty quiet day. I was actually able to play a lot with Peyton, which he just eats up!

I can’t believe I am a mom of 2 precious boys. Time has flown by way too fast! I am blessed to have an amazing husband who supports me and loves me for who I am and sons that bring delight to our lives!


I know I am a little behind, but as you can imagine, adjusting to taking care of an extra being is taking some time. It has not been hard yet because my mom has been here and she even gave me 2 full nights of sleep! She is a great mom!
For thanksgiving my dad and step mom and my mother and father in law came to our house and brought ALL the yummy food! I didn’t have to do a thing! That’s my kind of entertaining!
Here are some pictures….