Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sarah Kathryn is 3 months old!

Doctor appointment:  We don't go back until next month so I don't know stats. :(

Clothes: You wear size 2 diapers and I have a feeling we will be in them a while.  You wear mostly 3 month, 3-6 month, and recently a 6-9 month outfit! We are getting rid of your 0-3 month stuff.  Mostly 3-6 months clothes fit.  I love getting you dressed up everyday and finding bows to accessorize with...I feel like you need to be in a dressy gown, dress, or bubble everyday.

Eating:  You eat a 4 ounce bottle every three hours.   We've had to add lots of rice cereal to your bottles because you spit up SO MUCH.  The pediatrician said we could add up to 1 tsp per ounce of formula.  It has helped a ton.  We also have to give you prune juice everyday to help move things along.  

Sleeping:  You like to nap during the day just randomly.  You are certainly not on any type of a schedule yet.  You will nap on the play mat, in the car seat, or in the bouncy seat.   At night, your last bottle is between 8-9 pm and you usually sleep until about 4-5 am.  You take your bottle and most of the time go back to sleep until 6-7 am. Today you slept until 7:15.  It was pretty much amazing because you slept through the whole night in the pack-n-play at Nana and Granddad's.

Likes:  being held, the bouncy seat, car seat, riding in the car, riding in the stroller, eating, the paci (sometimes), baths, your brothers, watching people, smiling, and laughing

Dislikes: having something go over your head (clothes), when the car stops, constipation, being strapped in the carseat, being woken up by a loud noise (brother), being disturbed/interrupted while eating

News this month:  You moved!  We moved to a new house and you've done great.  You spent your first night away from home...at Nana and Granddad's in Ruston.  You got to meet your fabulous 1 and only great aunt Carolyn and cousins Courtney and Cal.  You also got to meet your great-grandmother, Gigi.  This has been a busy month for you.  We call you Sarah Kathryn, Sis, Sister, SK, BG (for baby girl), and sometimes BQ (beauty queen) which Neil thinks is on the trashy side.  ha!  

I was talking to a mom the other day who has a 10 year old boy and a 7 year old daughter and she was telling me that she is still surprised that she had a girl.  That is how I still feel!  I just feel so lucky and blessed to get to raise both boys and a GIRL.  It is a wonderful feeling that I never understood until having both.

We love you to the moon and back, Sarah Kathryn!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Lunchin' in Lufkin

Mom and I loaded up all 3 kids and headed to Lufkin to meet my Aunt Carolyn, Courtney, and Cal for lunch.  We were so sad that Carrie and Ethan didn't come!  I want to meet him so badly in America! (this is one of Bennett's sayings that we say all the time)

We met at El Chico and just enjoyed each other.  Aunt Carolyn brought fun goody bags for each boy and some cute clothes for Sarah Kathryn!  I love my auntie!

Aunt Carolyn meets Sarah Kathryn!

I love my auntie!

Courtney and Mom

All the boys...Cal, Henry, and Bennett

Henry drew on himself with the dry erase marker and then wanted a selfie!

They had a fun claw game in the entry way.  Gammy gave Henry 50 cents and he put it in and immediately won a donkey!  We were all amazed and shocked! ha!  Bennett was really upset that he didn't win after putting $3 in the machine.  Life Lesson: we don't always win :(

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sarah Kathryn meets Gigi!

I was thrilled that Gigi made the trip over to Shreveport to meet Sarah Kathryn!  We met for lunch in the pouring rain and I was thankful that Andrew helped me bring the kids inside.  The boys were so good and so well behaved.

Bennett got camera happy and took a few pics...like this one.

I thought this was a great one that he took!

Gigi and Sarah Kathryn

Gigi and the Lewis great-grands

Lewis moms with Lewis kids

here's one more of Bennett's photog skills!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Play Dates and Dinner

We've been having lots of fun this summer. We have been having some fun play dates and I even got out for Erinn's birthday!

Here is Sarah Kathryn with Trinity.  SK is only 4 weeks older and she is twice her size!

We've been setting up weekly play dates with our Sunday School group and they've been so nice.  We went to Tiny Town in Bossier and it was super clean.  I love clean.

Sadie and Henry

Look at all these kids!

Sigma Kappa legacies!

Sweet babies in the FUMC nursery: Andrew and Sarah Kathryn

I took all my sweets to Gymboree for SK's class.  I asked Henry if he wanted to go to school and he said "no, I wanna stay wis you."  There was no way I could take him after that!
Happy 32nd, Erinn!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th!

 We had such a nice 4th!  We moved a few days before so it was nice to get out of the chaotic house of boxes for family, food, and fun!  We are so glad the Schick's hosted the Dumas (my dad's side) again this year.

my girl looked so cute and patriotic thanks to Sadie for letting us borrow the outfit.

my Henry ate 4 pieces of watermelon!

Di always has a huge spread!

the cute kids minus SK

Group pic...my kids love Carolyn!

a sweet family pic!

Monday, June 30, 2014

We moved!

So....we moved!  This is been in the works for a while now.  We decided that we wanted to downsize so that I can be home more with the children, work part-time, and put family first.  We are super excited about our new place.  We feel like we "made out like bandits" (as Neil says) with our new home. 

We sold our house in less than a month to some people that we know from Bennett's old school.  It was a long, back-and-forth process, but we finally closed.

Living in the house after the movers came means eating dinner on the window sill and sitting on the floor.

Welcome to our new home!  We are calling it Lewis Hideaway because it a little house tucked back on 2 acres in the middle of a neighborhood.  I love pulling down the tree-lined, private driveway.  We like when people say things like "I saw it but didn't think I could go down the driveway." Anyway, we are just thrilled that the kids will grow up with room to roam.  Yes, we have a smaller house, but we are learning to live more efficiently.  I realized I don't need five 9x13 casserole dishes.
We will be painting this house soon.  Can't wait!

Here's our backyard.  This tree is our favorite.

view from the front door

All of our boxes in the garage waiting to be unpacked.  It is dwindling by the day. :(

We had the fireplace painted day 1.

We painted our room "sterling."

Leslie helped me pick out a paint color for Sarah Kathryn's room...grape mist.  Neil said he wanted to do her room in purple and not pink.  Look at him with that opinion!

More to come on the house as we get settled.  We've been here a week and are loving it!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Our Henry

Oh Henry!  You are such a joy!  You are full of personality and spunk.  You are a defiant little thing and will just stare at us through squinted eyes if we ask you to do something.  You are STUBBORN too!  I love your happy attitude and your sweet hugs and kisses.  You are so sweet to your sister and VERY proud of her.  You like to say she is your sister and not Bennett's.

You and Bennett have gotten into teasing each other.  You say "I got to turn off the light and youuuuuuu didn't" in that sing-songy way we like to tease people.  It is hilarious because you are trying to be just like Bennett. 

You are very accident prone.  It seems like you always have bruises or scratches on your arms and legs.  You like to eat and do fun, crafty things that make huge messes.  You love being dirty, muddy, and wet, but you do NOT like being sticky!  

You fell at school and bumped your mouth on a bench and we had to take you to the dentist to make sure nothing was damaged.  You had 2 huge pockets of blood on your gums.  Ouch!  You were so good at the dentist when they checked you out.

This is the pic I sent to Neil before we went to the dentist.
Bennett got to go to Ruston for a few days so we just had Henry and Sarah Kathryn.  We are really trying to make it a point to do things one-on-one with Henry.  We had a fun little ice cream date with just us two.

 You would say  "only me and Mommy are going, not Bennett, not Sarah Krafren, not Daddy, not Nana, not Granddad, and not Miso!"  You got Spiderman icecream with Pop Rocks in it.  When you would eat a pop rock you would get quiet and say "something's in my mouth!"

On our way to the car-wash!  You LOVE the car wash!

We were having a huge issue with you pooping in the potty.  You would just go right in your pants!  We decided to load up and go to Toys R Us to pick out a poop prize.  When you got your 5 stickers you won Marshall, the "Paw Control" (It's really Paw Patrol) dog.  It sat on the mantle for about a week before you go it!
Way to go BIG boy!!
I cannot believe you are almost 3 years old!  You keep saying "I got that toy at my birthday party" when you are playing with something random.  You say you want a "minja turtle" party!  

Once we put you in your bed, you come out and say "I need my two kisses and my two hugs."   And what mommy and daddy can resist that??  Not us!  

You say things like "I love you in that moon!"  We love you in that moon, too!!

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