November 30, 2012

First Thanksgiving

Oliver made his second appearance in Arizona to be with all our family for Thanksgiving.
The flights went smoothly - - WHEW!
We had Thanksgiving with the Rogers clan first.
The chefs...
I think Oliver wanted to taste something other than his usual meal. Next year big guy!
Everything was very tasty...I wish Thanksgiving came around more than once a year!
As if we hadn't eaten enough for a month already, we then headed over to the Shill clan for more tasty treats.
Chris & Heather
just moved into a new house & volunteered to host.
The kids used all the moving boxes to build forts in the backyard.

The food was delish, but the pies were the main attraction!
Tim, Mom, & I spent 2 whole days working on all those pies! {Heather donated her time with the 2 Lemon Meringues.}
It was totally worth it!
The day after Thanksgiving was my father-in-laws birthday!
{It is also my brother, Tim's, birthday, but he spent it with his fam.}
We all celebrated by going to dinner!
{Which, by the way, was really fun & we need to do that more often.}
It was also Black Friday, so my mom & I were thrilled when Jordan volunteered to babysit so we could do some shopping.
Jordan's idea of babysitting...
{Going over to Grandma's so she can babysit - Thanks!}
Where was ol' Cadbury during our trip???
Getting spoiled by Jordan's co-worker & her 11-year-old daughter...and hopefully NOT eating their turkey dinner.
We are excited to see everyone again in less than a month!

November 29, 2012

Four Months

I was excited to hear how much baby boy has grown at his four month check-up.
He is in the 75 percentile for head circumference
and weight...
{Muscle weighs more than chub!}
& we can officially start calling him shrimpy for continuing to be in the 25th percentile for height!
He requires less & less support each day to sit up.
He has started reaching for toys and can pick them up in those chubby little hands.
He smiles a whole bunch
and gets the giggles more frequently...
{He LOVES my fake coughing!}
He likes to go on walks, but does not like to get bundled up in his 'it's super cold so we have to put on layers' outfit.
Cadbury & Oliver make googly eyes at one another all day long. Cadbury is the only one that steals kisses...for now.
Ollie sleeps through the night, but naps during the day are a different story. I won't complain so long as he keeps sleeping through the night.
He is pretty much the BEST BABY IN THE WORLD! ;)
We love this cute, rosy-cheeked little boy!

November 6, 2012

Election 2012

We got up early this morning to cast our vote!
 The gentleman behind us said, "You know, if we were in Illinois they would count his {Oliver's} vote too!"
Ha ha! I wish! ;)

November 1, 2012


I cannot believe it is November. The BEST time of year is here! We have been a busy little family. Jordan has been working hard to provide for all of us, as well as leading our church's choir. He has been enjoying it & is excited for the Christmas program he has planned. On Saturday's, I get busy in the kitchen making cookies to bribe people to come lend their voices & I think this last Sunday Jordan finally started getting some good attendance. I have been busy transitioning the adorable little guy to start sleeping in his crib. The last few days, I finally feel mostly
successful at the task. I do miss him sleeping through the night though. He goes to sleep just fine in his crib without being held or rocked, he just wakes up every 3 hours to eat. Basically, he has resorted back to being a newborn. I am confident he will improve & getting up every 3 hours is short-term. He has even started taking naps in his crib during the day which gives me a little more freedom during the daylight hours.
Grandpa {Kimball} Rogers came to see us! The second he walked through the door & picked up Oliver {Kimball} Rogers, Oliver started laughing.
{Yes, he is half crying in this video, but it was the best we've got so far. I will have to get a better video to share another time.}
 It was the MOST adorable thing I have ever seen.
Since then, he has started laughing more & more and it just fills my  with so much joy. The previous MOST adorable thing I have ever seen, were Oliver's frowny faces.
I have yet to get one of the really good ones on camera.
Grandpa took Oliver on walks that required bundling up...
Oliver doesn't look like he minded the extra layers at all.
{Thanks Brookie for the warm & adorably cute beanie!}
It was fun to have a visitor...come back again!
Oliver has started having more posture when on his tummy. {You know besides looking like he is suffocating, face first in blankets.} A few days ago, I set him down & he popped right up.
He likes it, but not for very long before he is over it.
Cadbury & him get more acquainted each day. I don't think Cadbury understands Oliver can't quite play fetch with him just yet.
"I insist...really."
I dressed up the boys for Halloween last night...
It was hard to get Cadbury's attention...too many squirrels.
It was also hard to get him to STOP licking Ollie in the face.
I can't blame him. I smooch on that face all day long!
My boys are definitely handsome!
And a few more because I can't get enough...
{Hello tiny Cadbury in the corner!}
After dinner & pictures we went on a walk around the neighborhood.
We saw about 3 groups of trick-or-treaters & had all of 1 trick-or-treater ring our doorbell.
The Halloween festivities wiped out the little guy.
That, or that puppy dog costume was so comfy & too irresistible not to sleep in.
We missed our crazy families in Arizona...
The Avengers
The Patriots
And I missed making these
with my mom. Mmm...I can almost taste them.
I talked to my mom today & she told me they had record breaking numbers of trick-or-treaters. She thinks nearly 1,000 trick-or-treaters this year! The Grand kids had to start donating what they had to keep the crowds happy.
We are definitely looking forward to the upcoming Holidays & all the fun they will bring!