two months, too quick

It's hard to believe that our little baby girl is now two months old today.  I'm not ready for her to grow up yet.  Knowing that she is our last little baby, I'm trying to hold her extra tight, but the days still slip by.  Having a five, three and a half, and two year old, I know all too well how quickly time goes by.  It seems like just yesterday, Addyson was born.  She was our biggest baby, weighing in at 8 pounds, 7 ounces.
In these past two months, she has gained over three pounds and looks huge!  She isn't a tiny, little newborn anymore.  Since she is growing up, her sleeping habits are slowly getting better.  Her fussy period used to be from two to four in the morning.  During those two hours, you either had to be rocking her or have her in the swing.  She still doesn't sleep through the night, but at least when she wakes up in the middle of the night she falls right back to sleep.  While I'm still tired, I'm not completely exhausted like I used to be.
I sure am loving every minute with her, and I love watching her siblings give her lots of hugs and kisses.  They adore their new baby sister.  We have four healthy, happy, and beautiful children and we couldn't be more thrilled about it.  All the tired days and nights we've gone through are so worth it for each and every one of them.


First Day of School

After a busy summer for our family, we sent our oldest off to kindergarten on Wednesday.  She had been looking forward to it for the past two weeks and every night she would ask me how many more days until school started.  I love that she gets so excited about school and her teachers and her friends.  

Her friend, Alex, from next door was walking with his dad to the bus stop while we were taking pictures, so it was difficult to get a photo where she was looking at me.  So, I took one of the both of them together.

Since it was the first day and she had a lot of stuff to take to school (because I forgot about the Open House, which was when we were supposed to bring her blanket and what not), I went inside with her to  make sure she would adjust alright and to drop her stuff off.  Needless to say, she did just fine.  

While Belle was at school, the boys and I (and Addyson) took it easy.  Minimal cleaning on my part, lots of sleeping on Addy's part, and lots of playing together (nicely, even!) on the boys' part.  Grahm spent about 10 minutes teaching Casey how to play "bouncy balls" (which is ironic because they don't bounce), and Casey actually sat and listened to him the whole time.  

Until he was aware of me taking pictures and pointed me out...

Overall, it was a pretty good day!