Friday, October 19

he grows too fast!

2 weeks 

4 and a half months

We had Mack's 4 month checkup last week 
15 pounds 5 ounces- 70% for weight
20something... i'm a bad mom and forgot 95% for height

tall, skinny and big headed just like his dad.

Wednesday, October 17

pumpkin patch

Last year we went the pumpkin patch for our first time
loving it we knew we had to go this year.
it was a great day there, we found some cute pumpkins for our front porch
if you've never been you should go.

my favorite boys

loving the wheelbarrow

to the cabin

it's a family tradition to head to the cabin in woodland for conference weekend 
usually we are running up in between sessions on Saturday and then hurrying down on Sunday
this year was so nice, we went up Friday afternoon and stayed until after dinner Sunday
no rushing involved!
.... I love not working full time.
this was Mack's first time at the cabin
it was beautiful up there
even though it was a bit chilly
it was such a nice weekend away, thanks for having us 

playing go fish with the cousins.... we missed abby, sarah, eliza, annie, calvin and peter!

swinging with grandpa

provo river

tummy time by the fire

checking out the fire

snuggling with amy

just being cute

chilling on my couch outside

one of those moments

Sometimes being a mom is so easy.  The day just flows by without too many bumps and when the bumps come I somehow handle them perfectly, making the day that much better.  But then there are those days that it seems so hard!  It feels like Mack won't stop crying, or won't sleep longer than 30 minutes and won't be happy.  It feels like the day goes on and on so slowly.  Yesterday was one of those days.  After Mack fell asleep in the car for 20 minutes he woke up once we came inside and wouldn't go back to sleep, but he wouldn't be happy either.  So I tried to distract him for the next hour until he'd eat again hoping he'd sleep soon after that.  Long story short after trying for 3 hours to nap he finally fell asleep.  **sigh** I just felt so relieved that he was finally napping.  I went to the kitchen to start dinner and make the banana bread I couldn't wait to try and clicked on my phone to see if I had missed anything, here's what I saw.  

my heart melted
I love my sweet little babe even in the middle of one of those moments

Wednesday, October 10

utah game

we were feeling a little adventurous last week and took Mack to his first football game
of course we were so nervous of how he would respond to all the noise 
and to our great surprise he did great!
he was so into all the people and action 
we were super lucky and sat right on the front row 
he loved watching the Utah red jersey's walking around right in front of him 
we stood for most of the first half and he just sucked on our fingers as we jumped and screamed
he screamed at the band and dancers during half time 
and snoozed during the the third and part of the fourth quarter
we got home and he went straight to bed and then slept for most of the next day, recovering

Tuesday, October 2


can't believe our little guy is 4 months this week 
you hear people say this all the time.... but i can't remember life without him
he has been the best thing that has ever happened to us
he brings us so much joy and happiness
i feel so lucky to be his mom

he loves chattering away
he is the biggest flirt and smiles at every girl who stops to talk to him
his favorite toy is his binky, it loves pulling it out and trying to get it back in
he is super strong and always wants to be standing on his feet 
when he lays on the floor he kicks and rolls in circles
he is sleeping 7 hours consistently through the night, he wakes up to eat and sleeps a few more
he is getting good at putting himself to sleep, and usually wakes up chattering to himself

of course our life isn't all glam over here
we have hard moments too but I like to think the good strongly outweighs the bad