Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Team Elliot Great Strides Walk 2014

Meet Elliot:


Elliot Leegwater is a fun-loving, energetic 3 year old who fights CF (cystic fibrosis) every single day to stay healthy.  Team Elliot is a group of family and friends who walk to honor and support Elliot.  Help CF stand for CURE FOUND!
"There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends and co-workers who struggle every day just to breathe. I walk for them and hope you support me in my efforts."  
Please support me!
Help me reach my fundraising goal by donating to my Great Strides fundraising campaign. Your gift is 100-percent tax deductible. By making a donation, you are joining a growing group of people committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. Together, we are adding tomorrows to the lives of people living with CF by supporting the search for a cure" 

click here to make a donation. thank you for your support!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Jovie Breann, you are 4 months old!

 Oh, sweet girlie! You are such a joy to have in our family! We had another amazing month watching you grow, we are so blessed to have you!
You went on your first flight this month, you did SO good!

We took you on our first family vacation, a Disney cruise, you were the youngest sailor aboard!


You are never lacking attention :) Your brothers just ADORE you!


You are a great sleeper, we rarely hear a peep from you all night long! We are so thankful for that!

You eat 5-6oz, 5 times a day

the car seat isn't your favorite, especially when you are tired!

you love baths!


you love to snuggle!


You wear 3 months clothes and size 1 diapers. 

you went through a little phase this month where you were scared of other people.

You weight 10lbs 10oz at your check up. Still not on the charts but you gained really well this past month! Yah!

you've rolled over a few times, from belly to back, I think always on accident!

You have the best giggles!

We love you Jovie! We thank God for bringing you to our family. 



Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter {2014}

I just love Easter Sunday! I'd missed the last 2 weeks of church to stay home with coughing kiddos, so I was so thankful everyone was doing better and we were all able to start the morning off with worshiping our Risen Lord! It was beautiful day!


After church we gave the kids their Easter baskets, the boys got goggles, drinking cups, magic marker pads, ScoobyDo mouth wash (he begged!) and m&ms. Jovie got a baby be Blessed doll and bib. 




 We headed to Robb's Aunt and Uncle's house for lunch, as always everything was so delicious!



hunting for eggs




In the evening we went to my parents house for dinner and another egg hunt!
Cousins!
Sadler, being a 3 year old, didn't want to sit next to Gray!

even Jovie got to hunt for eggs!


Such a fun night!

Sadler's Birthday!

Saturday was Sadler's 3rd birthday. Our birthday tradition is celebrate by going out to breakfast. This time we decided to take just Sadler out instead of the whole family coming, so we could give him our undivided attention on his special day! Turns out that he would have rather had Grayden along, he asked to go pick him up about 15 times that morning, but it was a nice thought :)

We went to the Farmhouse for breakfast. Sadler loved his pancakes!


After breakfast we went to the 'day of the young child' expo. 
it was our first time going and we had lots of fun checking out all the cool stuff!






We grabbed some fro-yo and then went to Aunt Lisa's house to pick up Grayden, (and Jovie) like he wanted! 



 We loved celebrating with him! 



Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy 3rd Birthday Sadler!

Happy 3rd Birthday to this handsome boy! I'm so thankful that God chose me to be his mom! Sending love to his birthmother today, and always for choosing life for him. I can't imagine our family without his sweet smile!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

WINNER!

Holly Heeres! 
You are the winner of the scarf, I didn't see your email so send me your mailing address to katielubbers@hotmail.com and I'll be heading to the post office on Monday!
Congrats!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

{DIY} Finger Chain Infinity Scarf

I've gotten a few questions about the scarf I'm wearing in this picture. I did make it!

I learned how to make these at MOPS, and just loved how it turned out, so I made the one above along with my mom and sisters when I taught them how to make them! 

 (this is the first one I made in MOPS, its a Grey Metallic)


I found a youtube video that explains how to make them way better than I ever could! 

I didn't know about the end part where you tie the tails together so I just cut mine off, but that would have been great! I also used the entire ball of yarn so mine is a little fuller. 

I used this type of yarn (the Aqua one I have on in the picture isn't metallic though)

It's so easy and only took 10 minutes! Trust me if I can do it, you can too! Such a cute Spring time craft.

I have an aqua one just like the one I have on here to {giveaway} to a lucky reader (Thank Sadler for this! He took apart an extra ball of yarn before I had the chance to return it!)
All you have to do is leave me a comment (don't forget your email address if it's not linked to your account) and tell me what you are looking forward to doing this Spring!
I'll pick a random winner on Saturday!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Insta Catch-Up

The night we got back from our cruise we watched Frozen at the Roelofs'. They missed each other so much!
Jovie had a weight check the following day, she only gained a half a pound in a month so we had to increase her calories in her bottles. She also had a head x-ray done. We noticed a protrusion in the back of her head shortly after she was born, her pedi was keeping an eye on it and decided it was time to get it checked out. The concern was that the bones in her scull had fused together too quickly, which would result in surgery. Thankfully, that was not the case! She'll probably just grow into it. 


Waiting for her x-ray with some drinks at the coffee shop nearby with Aunt Mindy. 



Breakfast at the cafe with this handsome date before meeting friends at the library for story time. 

Crafts after story time!

Robb was out of town a couple days so me and my mom and sisters enjoyed hibachi at Kobe and a night of shopping. 

Friday night we had a pizza party at Grandma's and waited for the guys to get home from Kentucky.  Sader was reading about tuna sandwiches from the Bible ?
Lazy Saturday!

Lunch for the boys made me Robb, love it!

Perfect ending to a Saturday!

We took Jovie on her first stroller ride outside Sunday afternoon. 

short sleeves and snow, crazy Michigan kids! :)


Jovie and I hanging out while the boys watched the Michigan game!

Fun at the park while Gray was in school on Monday!

I had my gallbladder taken out on Tuesday morning, everything went fine other than finding out I'm allergic to morphine! I was able to go home that afternoon. 

I spend Wednesday watching the Food Network with my ice pack, and sleeping! Thanks to the Grandma's for watching the kids!

Grayden worked so hard on this puzzle while we were at Grandma R's house on Thursday. 

We spent Friday being as lazy as possible, as I was still pretty sore. Baths just because!

Saturday night Robb and I went out for dinner and fro-yo! First time this year!

And date night wouldn't be complete without getting a few groceries!

We all stayed home from church on Sunday because the boys both have bad coughs, thankfully they act and feel fine, but they sound horrid! Grayden loved being able to help make our chili for lunch. 

sleeping beauty

It was a gorgeous day and we all needed some fresh air, so we headed to the outdoor discovery center to explore. 

Enjoying the quiet on the front porch Sunday night, while the boys were with Grandpa and Grandma getting fro-yo, and Jovie was napping. 

This little sweetie always waits to poop until she's in a fresh diaper! Love her!