Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Brody is One Month Old!

Holy cow! My baby is already a month old! How can that possibly be? He's such a calm easy going baby. He just kind of goes with the flow and cries only when he is hungry or needs a diaper change.
(BTW, I am not sure why his hands look so HUGE in this picture, he does have long fingers but good grief-they look gigantic here.)

The one month stats:

9 pounds 2 ounces

22 inches

14 inch head

This month Brody:

-Went to church for the first time

-Went to his first SAY soccer game

-Went to his first pumpkin patch

-Went to his first restuarant (Fuji House)

-Had his first bath

-Had his first (of what I am sure will be many) photo shoot with Aunt Bobbi

-Is drinking about 4-5 ounces about 7-8 times a day

Happy one month birthday Brody!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pumpkin Patch and Soccer Party

This weekend was quite a busy one-seems like we did a ton of running around-maybe because I'm so used to being house-bound.

The twins had their last soccer game and a party to celebrate. Jarron was goalie for a quarter and was the talk of the game-he must have blocked 20 goals. The other team did score one goal while he was in the net but he did awesome for as many shots as they took. The game ended in a tie so the boys were pretty happy. We headed out for the pizza party right after where the boys got their soccer trophies and got to hang out with their friends for awhile.

Bryce and Jarron at the soccer party.

Chuck surprised me with a totally amazing Sweetest Day gift-the ipod touch! I was so excited, we've all had fun playing with it. (And yes, in case you were wondering-I did forget it was Sweetest Day-poor Chuck-I'll make it up to him on Valentine's Day).

That night we went for our annual trip to the pumpkin patch. This year we went to a patch near our house with our Sunday school class. The boys had a blast in the corn maze but it was pretty chilly.

The boys and I at the pumpkin patch.

I hope the chilly weather wasn't the reason, but poor little Brody has his first cold. He's been hanging out in his car seat for the past few nights to try and ease his congestion, hopefully he gets better soon. He's one month old today and has a doctor visit this Friday. I'll post his updated weight and stats this weekend!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Sibling Rivalry and Midnight Madness

I had a parent/teacher conference with the twins' teacher last night. She said both are doing extremely well in school and are fun to have in class. She shared a funny story about Bryce. The class was playing a quiz game called "Around the World" and Bryce managed to get all the way around the classroom and ended up being paired against Jarron at the end-he looked up at his teacher and said "Hmmnn...sibling rivalry!" None of the students in the class knew what he meant (after all they are 2nd graders) but his teacher said she couldn't stop laughing.
The twins went to Kentucky's Midnight Madness last week and got to meet Kyle Macey-they were so excited!

(Bryce and Jarron are in the hats.)

In Jackson news, he had a play date at his friend Otto's house yesterday. It was his first play date, a big deal for our shy little guy. He had a total blast.

Our last soccer game is this weekend and we are making our annual trip to the pumpkin patch on Saturday-I'll post some pictures next week.
Have a good weekend!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Introducing Brody Edward

It is with great happiness that we announce the birth of our fourth son, Brody Edward. Brody was born September 22, 2008 at 10:56 AM. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.
Brody was born about 3 weeks early after I had spent a few weeks on bed rest and made a couple of trips to the hospital. He was perfectly healthy and is a very sweet and calm baby.
Bryce, Jarron and Jackson completely adore their new little brother. In the 3 weeks since his arrival, all three have taken turns holding and feeding him.
I am doing so much better, my blood pressure is finally under control and my energy is starting to come back. I just wanted to post a few pictures of our new little guy...check back later this week for updates on the "big" guys.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Welcome to our family blog-the place to find updates on what those crazy Lakes boys are doing these days.
Stay tuned-more to come!