Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday Fun

 A few random things for this week: 
Jeremiah is really into baseball right now and loves to try to play even with bigger kids if he can.
 Joel spent the week sleeping on a towel again as we headed to swim lessons each morning!  Jeremiah passed the Red Cross Level 1 and is working on Level 2. 
 Joel has his first official cold- so much so that I have been worried about him at night- the end result I have not gotten too much sleep.  Poor little guy.
 Lydia got another hair cut- I need to take a picture of it- it is a little more like shoulder length.  I made a few mistakes which made it shorter than I was intending it to be.  The little girls at church can still braid her hair thought- they do it for me every Sunday!
And Josiah, he is his own little person.  We got out the little potty this week trying to get him used to the idea.  Right now, he is worried about what this change may entail for him.  Still not sure when the potty training day will be but we are getting ready. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Chick-fil-A Dress Like A Cow

 Pictures of the annual "Dress Like A Cow" Day! 
 Joel does not want to be a little cow! 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


 So this is our first family picture of a family of 6.  Truly, I did not even get a picture of the 6 of us at the hospital- isn't that sad- so my friend Mary took a picture of us on the church's Fishing Night. 
Jeremiah is intrigued with fishing and baseball right now.  And yes, my baby is crying.  Did I mention he cries a lot?  :)

Monday, July 10, 2017

Blueberry Picking...

 Yes, we went blueberry picking when Joel was a few weeks ago. 
Those blueberries were soooo good!  And Joel did cry the whole time while we were picking!  But thankful for my dear friend who helped me hold the crying babe while we were picking.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Joel Isaiah- 1 Month!

 These are the many faces of Joel at 1 month!  So I have not posted much on the blog because 4 little ones running around is a little bit of a challenge.  Though I still think the third was harder than the fourth.  Joel has been a fussy baby- not quite up there near his brother Jeremiah who cried all the time- but he is close.  He cried through blueberry picking, he cries when you hold him or when he is on the ground- nothing can stop his cry- except the pacy and maybe eating when he is hungry, but that doesn't always do it.  We went to the doctor last week for is 1 month check- up and the little guy is up to 10lb. 2 oz.  The doctor said his "gut problems" should resolve itself eventually.  He is definitely NOT a cuddler like Josiah- so we are thinking we have an active boy on our hands.  He is stiff at times and wiggles around and wants to look at everything.  The doctor said he is very alert for one moth and he is moves "A LOT."  Shall I say, Oh no!  He may be another roller, bouncer, runner and I guess all around BOY.  Look out Lyons' boys- here we come. 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

More Pics Week One...

A few more pictures from our first week.  We are enjoying getting wonderful meals from church and thankful for some naps here and there.  So, confession, I have not managed to get a picture of all 4 of my kids yet, nor have we managed to get a family picture yet- oh my, life with 4 little ones.  The night we came home, Aunt Laura made us a wonderful meal that we ate out back and we had a campfire since it was so nice. 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Week One...

 It's been a whirlwind of week number 1.  We did make it home and had a wonderful Memorial campfire and picnic out back for our first night home.  We received some wonderful visitors in the hospital and have been getting some amazing meals!  Joel has been overall a good babe so far.  I was dreading the first night and the Lord helped that babe to eat and go back to sleep pretty quickly.  He seems like he is eating well and growing well.  We have had some rough spots with the week with the kids but all to be expected.  I have definitely had my ups and downs, loving my little guy but feeling overwhelmed at times- can I handle four little guys on my own.  I think I also have been adjusting to the slower pace of life this month with the baby and yet God is reminding me that this is good for me- that this is rest for my soul, time to slow down and rest and enjoy my family in a new ways.  My help has come and gone- my mom was here for over a week and a great help has now gone home.  Thankful for her help this first week of adjustment.  Now on to wrangling 4 kids on my own with God's sustaining grace!