Tuesday, December 29, 2009

6 Months Old!

Peter turned 6 months old on Christmas Eve, December 24th, 2009. (I have lots of Christmas pictures of all three kids, but have been so busy, I only have time to post Peter's 6-month pictures...)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

5 Months

Today, Peter is 5 months old.


Ben and Anna love their little brother and begged me to take their pictures with him...


Peter has learned how to roll from his back to his tummy, but seems to have skipped the step of learning to roll from tummy to back (my other two learned this one first). Today, I was practicing with him so he could start learning to sit up on his own. I didn't think he'd get it yet, because his siblings learned it when they were 6 months old, or a bit older. I let go of him to see if and how long he could balance on his own, and he had it for several seconds! He did this several times (with cheering on from his big brother).

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

4 Months old!

Peter turned 4 months old on October 24, 2009. He had a doctor's appointment today and weighed in at 16 pounds 8 ounces and was 26 3/4 long.

Here is a picture I took on the 24th:

On October 21st, my parents watched the older two kids for a while so it was just Peter and I in the house for a while. He was "playing" so cutely on the floor I had to take a couple pictures:

What a cutie, he's such a charmer. :)

Monday, November 2, 2009


My brother, Dean, & his family; my sister, Becky, & her family; and my family have continued the tradition of having a Halloween costume party together. We take turns hosting and this year, for the 9th annual Halloween party, it was our turn to host.

My family did a Men In Black theme (I knew I wouldn't have a lot of time to sew with fixing up the house so I went with something "easy"). Daddy, Mommy, Ben, and Anna were all [hu]men in black while Peter was Frank the pug as seen in the first movie.

I was busy finishing up dinner and ended up missing the photo sessions for my sister's family and my brother's family. Becky's family were all from Sesame Street this year.

Here come the MIBs

A shot of our living room full of party goers

Whenever these two boys are together and there's a camera around, one is obligated to get a shot like this! Peter (as Frank) and his cousin Andrew (as a Twiddlebug -minus his wings)

This was also the first year our kids went Trick or Treating, and they had a blast...even though it was very cold and windy out. I'm not sure, but I think this might be the end of the family dressing up in a matching theme. Benjamin informed me he wanted a Spiderman costume, I'm not sure what we'd all dress as to match that...I don't know about Jason but I wouldn't want to dress as the Green Goblin! lol

Friday, October 30, 2009


Today, October 30th 2009, the kids and I went with my sister, her 4 kids, and our Mom downtown Greenville to Trick or Treat. I have a MIB (Men In Black) theme all set for tomorrow (Halloween), but I wanted to make use of some other costumes that the kids had, so we did a Disney theme.

I had made the Cinderella dress for Anna for her 2nd birthday party and wanted to use it again before she outgrew it. Someone had given us the Pooh costume when I was pregnant with Benjamin but never used it as a costume for any of my babies, so I wanted to make sure Peter got a chance to use it. That left Benjamin, who had no Disney costume to wear. So, I whipped up a cow print vest, borrowed some elements from one of Daddy's costumes, used a yellow shirt and pair of jeans he already had...and viola! a Woody costume!

Thursday, September 24, 2009


I thought it would be fun to compare my three kids when they were the same age. There are similarities, but they each have their own look.

Benjamin at 3 months:

Anna at 3 months:

Peter now (at 3 months):

Three Months!

It seems I was just taking Peter's 2-month pictures and it's already time to take 3-month pictures!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Here is Peter with his cousin Andrew on the 30th of August:

Two Months!

Peter was two months old August 24th, 2009. I'm a bit late in posting, but here is his picture:

Monday, August 17, 2009

Our House!

We signed on our house in Grenville today, and it officially became ours! I set up a blog just for it, so that we can document our progress of making it our home without taking away from the focus of this blog which is our kiddos. :) You can see the house blog here.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Cousin Andrew

My sister Becky's 4th child was born last night, August 9th 2009 at 10:15! He weighed 7 lbs 0 oz and was 19½ inches long at birth. I think it is so cool that he was only 3 oz lighter than Peter at birth and only ½" shorter! Peter was born on the hottest/muggiest day in June and Andrew was born on the hottest/muggiest day in August! I just love the irony of that. :)

Here are pictures:

Peter and Andrew: New Cousins

Peter and Andrew

Andrew and his big sisters

Anna with her newest cousin Andrew

Benjamin with his newest cousin Andrew

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Peter's Announcement

I realized I never posted Peter's birth announcement, so here it is:

Monday, July 27, 2009

Peter is One Month Old!

Here are some pictures from Friday, July 24th, 2009: Peter's one month day. The last time he was weighed, he was 8 lbs 13 oz, he is growing like a weed and getting stronger every day.

Combined Cousin Birthday Celebration

The second weekend in July my side of the family got together during what has become an annual "family reunion". My oldest sister Amy and her family come to Michigan from Arizona every year for a visit. This year on July 11th we had a combined birthday party to celebrate the birthdays of four of the cousins. Three of the four were born the same summer within a couple months of each other. Katherine was born in June 2004, Naomi was born in June 2004, and Sarah was born July 2004, while Anna was born June 2006.

Here are a few pictures from the four cousins' birthday celebration: