March 4, 2012

Hey Stranger!

I have thought about updating this blog multiple times in the past few years and am FINALLY getting around to it! Life is good so I might as well write about it, right? We are all settled in our new house in Smithfield. It's so nice having a place of our own where we don't have to share walls with neighbors! We are putting in new carpet and painting all of the upstairs bedrooms. I'm so excited! Almost the whole upstairs is the same color and it's been driving me crazy.

Joe is doing well. He's pretty busy with school work (grad school and teaching). He's really enjoying grad school though and has done really well. He's already looking forward to the summer though. I've started working again, although very minimal hours. It's nice to get out of the house every now and again.

The kids are awesome! Elijah loves kindergarten and is learning so fast! He reads well and has made lots of new friends. It amazes me how fast he is growing. Every time I ask him to stop growing he says he can't unless he stops having birthdays. He's a great older brother and is becoming very responsible. He gets breakfast for himself and Hailey every morning.

Hailey is just fun, most of the time (she does have her drama moments.) She has a great sense of humor and is constantly making us laugh. We just bought her a new Pinkalicious bike and she can't wait for spring so she can ride it. She already took a spin on it inside the house. She has been very patient with me while we've adjusted to having a baby in the house. Most mornings I'm a zombie but she loves me anyway.

Marcus is getting huge! He's not even 3 months yet and he already rolls over from his back to his stomach. His favorite thing to do is jump in his jumper. He has started making super cute baby noises and laughing a little. And of course, he still looks exactly like Elijah. The last 3 nights he has slept for 5.5 hour blocks! It's so nice to get some sleep! We really struggled to get him figured out the first 2 months and it seems like things are finally getting better. He was really gassy and didn't sleep well or nurse well. We tried tons of different things and in the end just had to be patient.

Now the main thing I'm looking forward to is good weather so I can get outside and do some yard work!


Blogger The Borden Family said...

fantabulous! Look at Hailey's hair! Love it. Marcus is getting big! You guys are awesome and we love hearing about/from you!

March 5, 2012 at 4:11 AM  
Anonymous MJ said...

Glad you are back at the blog. Pics are adorable! Those kids are sweet. Bring them to California for a visit some time!

March 16, 2012 at 4:19 PM  

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