Friday, November 16, 2007

This is what I look like all day, every day. No, that is not a third boob. It is Cash firmly attached to my body, which is where he is most of the time. My muscles are finally catching up to all of the weight I carry around.

Dahlia and the love of her life. Unfortunately for her, Cassius can now pull hair.

My beautiful boys. I love this picture.

Cash is modeling a sweater that my good friend knit for him. She did an amazing job and he looks adorable in it.

Cash is wearing the outfit his Gee Gee gave to him while we were in Austin. He loves it and says, thank you!

Halloween fun

It's been too long since I last posted. We have been very busy and I have had a really bad cold. We are now 17 days into it and I am not feeling well yet.

Halloween was great fun! We had a special treat this year. Otis' "tummy brother" Rashaan, came over and went trick or treating with is. Everyone had a great time!

Dahlia and I went to a homeschool Halloween party. I was June Cleaver and Dahlia was Queen Elizabeth.
Sadly, I was able to pull my entire costume from my regular wardrobe. Maybe I need a makeover?

Here is Otis in his second costume of the day. He is Aslan from the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Milo is a super ninja warrior. He is really feeling the part. They had such a blast.

I am the room parent for Milo's classroom this year. We had a great time at our party. This is his class singing with their music teacher. Otis was batman for this portion of the day.

Otis' pumpkin.

Milo's creation.

Cash was a great sport while we carved out pumpkins. He just sat in his chair and smiled.

I made him some Halloween pants. He wore them well!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Long time, no blog.

We are here and doing great. The kids are well settled into school and enjoying it. Dahlia is in band this year and has chosen the clarinet as her instrument of choice. Every day for 2o minutes you can hear the sounds of "Mary had a little Lamb" and the occasional swan like squack coming from her room. It is very entertaining.

Here is the beautiful boy.

Otis is still madly in-love with him and loves to hold him whenever he can.

Mr. Smiley loves to stand and lay under his play gym. He is starting to swat at the toys and wiggle himself around in a circle. He is very advanced.

Cash had his 2 month check up last week and we learned that he really is a giant. He is in the 75th % for his height and weight. He is by far out biggest baby!

Everyone is happy and enjoying the fall. We are headed to the pumpkin patch this weekend and I will be sure to take lots of pictures.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Nothing much

Cash says, "Hi". He's really into his new blog celebrity status.

Fall is fast approaching us here in Portland. The leaves are begining to change and it is getting cold in the mornings and at night. It's my favorite season and we will have a lot going on in the coming months.
Otis started preschool this week at the nature park. He has made some friends and will tell you all about them if you talk to him. I will post pictures soon.

Mark took Cassius and Otis outside for a little evening basketball game in our cul de sac. Like I said, it's getting chilly so, I got to dress Cash in some knit wear. Yaayyy, knit wear!
Yes I did make that adorable hat.

As you can see, we have a smiley baby on our hands. He is really getting into smiling at us, or the lamp, and making baby noises. It is so cute. Every morning after I get out of bed, Dahlia and Otis climb in next to Cash and have a love fest of smiles and noises while I get my coffee. I have got to video tape this stuff. It is out of control cute.
I hope everyone is great and enjoying the cooler weather!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

First day of school

Tuesday was the first day of school. The kids were super excited and woke up early with no help!

Mr. Milo looking super cool for the 4th grade. Man is he a good looking kid!

Here is our preteen middle schooler. She has a locker and a combination lock! Can you believe it!
Dahlia loves school and all of the new responsibility. Her best friend is her locker buddy so she is thrilled.
Dahlia is such a beautiful girl. She takes after her mother;)

I have been knitting these wool soakers to use as covers for Cash's cloth diapers. They keep the pee in and I can make them. They are so cool! Here is Cassius modeling his mothers' creations.

Cash is doing great. He has some baby acne right now, but he is still super cute! He is growing and becoming ever more alert and engaging. His sleep habits seem to change daily, but we are all doing good.


Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

First bath

Although his umbilical cord has yet to fall off, we had to wash the stink off him.
He really seemed to enjoy his first bath. He was relaxed and just took it all in.
The big kids were so excited to experience it with him. They spent the rest of the day
smelling his head. Babies sure do smell good!

Cash had his 2 week check up today. He managed to grow 1lb, 1oz and an entire inch in 8 days.
That puts him at the top of the growth chart for a 2 week old baby. It appears as though we will be raising a giant. No wonder he is outgrowing some of his clothes.

He is already more alert and making good eye contact. Otis is very into "eye contact". He thinks any time Cash has his eyes open, "he's making eye contact" and shouts those words throughout the house. It's pretty funny.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

They grow up too fast!

Here is Cash and his big brother last week.

Here he is today. He is so big already. I'm not ready for him to grow so much.
I need more time!

It looks as though Cassius is taking after his namesake already.

We had a good 2nd week with baby Cash. He is a really sweet and easy going baby. We are getting into more of a routine and learning more about him every day. It is such a joy to have him. We are so blessed!

Monday, August 13, 2007

We're Baaaack!

Cash and I made it home safe and sound. He was an angel on the plane and slept through the whole trip.

Here he is sleepy and happy.

The kids are so in love with their new baby brother. They actually fight over whose turn it is to hold him.

Otis told everyone who would listen today at the store that he is a big brother. He is so proud! He wants to be where ever Cash is. It is so sweet. The love in our house has expanded greatly.

Milo is so nurturing and loving. He professes his love to Cash almost hourly.

I do believe he is the most adorable baby ever.

Cash had his first pediatrician appointment today. He is healthy and growing well. Everyone was impressed by his beauty.

He is still not sleeping at night but, we are still hopeful.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Day two with baby Cash

Well, he is still very cute.

If he sleeps at all tonight, I will be smiling too.

He is the cutest white, black baby I have ever seen.