Friday, April 27, 2012

Little Mister Four

Introducing Little Mr. 4.

He arrived on April 2nd, weighing 8 lbs. 14 oz.  I think that a large portion of that weight was in those chubby cheeks.

We love his plump little face, long legs and that heavenly baby smell.  He is sweet and we love having him here in our home.

He is keeping us really busy.  Too busy to blog.

I will try and update more often, but if you're wondering what we are up to at our house, here's a little peek.

Mr. One is usually face-first in a book these days, loving the Magic Treehouse chapter books and anything to do with Legos.  He's getting ready for his piano recital and will speed-play his song every day.

Mr. Two is busy building, drawing and playing.  He is enjoying preschool and making friends.  Both he and Mr. One love holding Mr. Four and are generally helpful.

Mr. Three is asserting himself as an independent, curious two year old.  He started this by launching himself out of the crib one day after Mr. Four and I came home from the hospital.  That meant a toddler bed for him pronto.  He loves to take advantage of baby feeding time.  If Mom is feeding the baby, then he knows he has opportunity to get into things he knows he shouldn't (the sink, his brothers' toy bins, the garbage, scissors, pens, etc.).  He also has decided that he doesn't want to sleep any more.  Not cool, but we're handling it.  It's a good thing he's so adorable.

Mike has been extremely helpful and jumps in to do what he can to keep our home in one piece and give attention to whoever needs it the most when he is home.  I don't know what I'd do without him! 

I have lots of help from family, especially my mom.  I am so spoiled with all she does to help during the day, like watching Mr. Three so I can take a nap when Mr. Four is slumbering.  It means so much just to have someone to talk to during the day as well!

Even with help, I've been really overwhelmed and tired.  Our together time at home consists of movies, playing Wii games, lots of story books and independent play.  Not a lot of structured activities.  Let's face it, I'm in survival mode right now, and that's just fine with me. I hope to plan out some fun activities for the summer to keep my kids busy and happy.  But that can wait for another day...

Excuse me now, while I pick up my hungry little baby and take the dental floss away from Mr. Three, oh, and I think we all need a nap!


  1. He's a keeper. Hang in there.

  2. Cate must have been giving Tucker pointers about the no-sleep thing. Sorry about that! I wish we were closer so I could help out too. What beautiful little boy, we can't wait to meet him!
    p.s. I feel like it's been survival mode for me since Cate was born almost 3 years ago, so I think you're doing great! :)

  3. Those are pretty awesome pictures. I especially like the ones with all the boys.