Wednesday, August 13, 2014


showing off on big brother's birthday 07/19/14

Super behind on this post (Ezra will be 16 months a week from today), but I am so behind on Shutterfly albums and baby books, I need to document some of these milestones before we forget them! Ezra's gross motor skills have really blossomed over the past couple months! He has gone from only army crawling and not being able to push up to sit, to being able to do all of that, plus crawling on all fours, plus pulling up to stand, plus cruising all over the place. We are SO proud of him and his progress and determination!

sporting his ornamental g-tube in a kitchen sink bath

Still tiny (wearing 6-9 month clothes), and still just as sweet as can be (although getting a little feistier and sassier these days ;)

Happy 15 (almost 16) months sweet Ezra, you've come a long way baby!

"A person's a person no matter how small." - Dr. Seuss


free Slurpee at 7-Eleven on 07/11/14
So our first baby boy turned FOUR last month. We can hardly believe that this kid will be starting preschool in just a few short weeks. I'm already having separation anxiety, but he is going to love it! He will also be starting soccer in the fall. It is so exciting to be reaching these new milestones, but my heart is aching as well. Where has the time gone!?

Judah is such a sweet boy. He continually amazes us with his awesome memory and has such a cute way with words...he is always making us smile. He is so long and lean (90th percentile for height and 80th for weight), it's hard for people who don't know him to believe he's only four. He could spend all day playing with cars and trains, but has loved our many trips to the pool this summer getting more and more brave each time. He loves making new friends but doesn't quite understand personal space...we're working on saving kisses for family members only :) He ADORES his cousins. He got a new bike and other lovely gifts for his birthday, but I think his favorite present of all was just getting to spend the day playing with his cousins!

We love you so very much, Judah. We're so excited for all the new things this year has in store for you!

Yearly questions (btw, the answers to these change minute to minute):

What is your favorite color? red & blue
What is your favorite toy? cars & planes
What is your favorite thing to watch? Mater's Tall Tales
What is your favorite thing to eat? "Quesadillas with chips, chocolate milk & applesauce"
What is your favorite thing to wear? Packers shirt
What is your favorite game or sport? soccer
What is your favorite animal? cheetah
What is your favorite song? Acapella (by Karmin)
What is your favorite book? Pajama Time
Who is your best friend? Caeden
What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
What do you want to be when you grow up? an Engineer like daddy

invitation inspiration via here

cupcakes by Corvallis Cake