Laundry Room Makeoverย 

When we built our house we only had Maddox and he wasn’t even a year old. I remember a man at church saying him and his wife had built their “dream house” and they loved it… Until they had children. They didn’t build it with their 4 kids in mind. We were in the building process when he said that and it made me really think through some of our plans… However, with only a 6 month old, it was kind of hard to project what we really needed. If I’m honest though, and I’m not trying to toot my own horn, there are only a few things I wish I’d done better/differently…. One of them being the laundry room. I grossly underestimated how much freaking laundry I’d be doing! With every kid, I swear it more than doubles! Especially with little people {boys!!} who love to feed themselves and play outside and blow out diapers and spit up on outfits all day!! The laundry room was kind of thrown together last minute and was a bit of an afterthought.. And, honestly I hate{d} it!! This weekend we finally showed it some TLC and it made all the difference in the world! I looked around on Pinterest, found some ideas I liked and we made a plan. I’m so thankful for Justin who put in the hard work to get it done just like I wanted it!! I love it, babe! And you! ๐Ÿ˜˜ I’m hoping somehow this update will make me enjoy doing laundry, but I’m not holding my breath! Without further ado, Here are the pics..

Before:Progress:  And the finished project:  

   
I still have a few more decorative things I want to add… There is a lot of blank wall to the left that I want to do some cutesy stuff to, but other than that, I’m really happy with it!

  


Seven.

Bear is seven months old and he has had quite the month… He figured out how to crawl and sit up and has totally mastered both… He’s everywhere! He hasn’t quite gotten it yet, but he is super close to being able to pull up too! This is definitely the earliest any of my kids have even attempted being mobile, and it’s fun, but Im also realizing how much I liked my extra two months of non-mobility โ˜บ๏ธ. It really is so cool to see him figure it out though and it feels like he’s actually trying to keep up with his brothers! He interacts with them soo much! Lights up like a Christmas tree when Maddox even looks his way… Talk about melting your heart! LOVE! He’s doing great with his solids and gaining weight like a champ! At the dr Friday (2.5.16) he was 19lbs 10oz.. Up 2lbs 5oz since his 6 months well check last month ๐Ÿ˜ณ At this rate, it won’t be long before he catches Hatcher!! We Love you sooo much Bear! You are so sweet and I love seeing your little personality develop more each month! Happy seven months! 

And now for the photos from our month ๐Ÿ’™ 
    Yoga baby 
  This face cracks me up!   
    
    Chunk! 
    
 This is how we shop. And we spend a decent amount of time in bathrooms ๐Ÿ˜œ 

    
    
    
    
   


Hatcher is TWO!ย 

This kid y’all… He’s so much fun. He’s so different than Maddox… It’s crazy. His highs are higher and lows are lower.. He’s not much of a performer. So many days he’ll do something so cute and when Justin gets home I’ll ask him to do it for him and he just smiles.. I have loved seeing his little personality come out more and more. I think he’s gonna be a lot like Justin. Not very talkative, independent, but committed and loyal. He loves Maddox and wants to do everything he does. He also LOVES basketball and shoots the ball more than anything else. Every morning the first thing he says to me is either “daddy” or “shoot ball”, every time we leave the house he says, “bye ball, bye goal” and every night he tells his goal night night ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ He’s sweet and tender hearted and so much fun to be around. I am thankful for every day (even the hard ones!) God has given me with Hatcher. He is truly my little sunshine and such a delight. I love you with all my heart Hatchy. I pray for you all the time. That I will train you in the way you should go, and that you won’t depart from it when you’re old. I pray that you’ll be a man that loves others, and Christ and serves Him with your whole heart. Happy second birthday precious boy. We love you forever!  

 


Happy birthday Maddox

I really want this post to be sweet and inspired and something Maddox looks back on with a perfect picture of how much we love him…. Honestly though, I am just at a total loss for words… Being a mom is such a privilege. One I intentionally work on not taking for granted. And Maddox, he makes being a mom so much fun! He also makes it a great challenge, but one I can honestly say I absolutely love. I can’t believe I have a four year old. Feels impossible that I have been a mom that long. And yet I can so easily go right back to the delivery room when I heard his cry for the first time… I can still feel that joy and love that exploded in my heart. To say I’m thankful doesn’t even scratch the surface. I pray I get to see Maddox celebrate many more birthdays, and that he continues to make me as proud in his years to come as he has these first four. I love you Maddox. Happy fourth birthday ๐Ÿ˜˜ 405751_772361569459_39803652_36894698_1515524683_n408896_772361789019_39803652_36894701_1601731778_n400345_772363111369_39803652_36894715_1630340883_nDSC_0766IMG_3644photo 520131006-163851.jpg20131211-102823.jpgphoto 320140506-110440.jpg20140706-141536-51336265.jpg20140813-093511-34511692.jpgIMG_4293IMG_3784IMG_9892IMG_9908IMG_7125IMG_6480IMG_2180IMG_3879IMG_3489LOVE you!! 


Six month stats

   
    
We had Bears 6 month well visit this morning and got a perfect report! I realize no one but me probably cares much about each of our kids weight & height, but I didn’t record Maddox’s and regret it. So here it is… 

Weight: 17lbs 5oz, Height:  27.75inch

Hatcher at 6 months: 

Weight: 15lbs 4oz, Height: 25.5inch


Six months.ย 

Bear is six months… Half a year. What in the world? I know I know, same story, different month. But for real each month, with each baby, has gone faster and faster!  Bear is still the happiest, sweetest little brother that we are all as in love with as ever! He is laid back, happy, rolling everywhere, trying to crawl (and is  actually really close!), super chunky, loves Maddox, baths, tickles, kisses, and a good make out sesh with Sophie the giraffe โ˜บ๏ธ We started solids Christmas Day. I think he’s been ready for a few weeks now.. He went from sleeping 7:30-8:00ish to 7:30-5:00ish, nurse and then back to sleep until 8:00. I was ok with picking that feeding back up because I wasn’t ready for solids yet, but it was time! So far it’s helped, but we haven’t completely dropped the feeding yet. To be fair though, we’ve been sick or out of town 13 out of the last 16 days….. ๐Ÿ˜ท so I haven’t been very diligent in helping him drop it. If he cries I feed him, if not we sleep…  Here are some photos from our month and Bears first Christmas!  

    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

    
    
   
    

    
   
   Such a fun month with a whole lot of family time! love you Bear, and happy half birthday!  

   


Fiveย 

Barrett is 5 months old, and just like every other month, this one flew right by too! He is still just as sweet as can be and so laid back. He is eating every 4 hours and doing great on that schedule. He has started waking up a little earlier in the mornings… He was sleeping until 8 or later (which was amazing!!), but now, for the last week and half or so, it’s more like 6. It’s not terrible though because he goes right back to sleep and eats fast… so it’s about 15 mins and I’m basically half asleep anyways :) He is so chunky and smiley. He has this crookedness to his grin that is absolutely adorable, and his eyes are flirty. He can now roll both ways and has a good time rolling all over the living room! He is really interacting and seeing him smile makes my heart soo happy. I feel so undeserving of these sweet kids God has given us. Here are some pics from our month :)  

    
    
    
    

  so relaxed ๐Ÿ˜‚  
    
    
    
   

 I put him on the mat, looked down, looked back up and he was all the way over there!! 
   Happy 5 months Bear! Love you to the moon and back ๐Ÿ˜˜ 
    
 


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