Siblings {June}

SIblings in June-2

SIblings in June-3 SIblings in June

Here’s my five in the last month. Kinda bummed this is the only “photo op” I got with *all* of them. šŸ˜¦ Resolve to do better this coming month.

Gotta run for now, baby Nicholas is awake again and needing to be put down for the night šŸ™‚

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{ThisĀ post is part of an ongoing project to take at least one photo a month of them all together. Intro’s here}

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Siblings {May}

 

 

Sibligs May

They were super excited to have built their own fort/tent/wall/cave

Sibligs May-2

Breakfast (that loaf of banana bread barely lasted the meal… so I guess we’ll have to start double batches)

Sibligs May-4

Not so super impressed with the chilly zoo.

Sibligs May-3

Katherine’s been working on a 31 Day Read Aloud Challenge. The boys have been enjoying the extra stories I think.

Bonus
{not all five}

From the zoo, just too cute not to post.

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{ThisĀ post is part of an ongoing project to take at least one photo a month of them all together. Intro’s here}

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Siblings {April}

siblings april

Welcome to our monthly attempt to get all the siblings in one photo.

It seems like most of the photos I even attempted, were simply attempts to get all the kids in the same 4×6 frame – looking or not looking, paying attention, playing video games, holding the baby, poking the baby…. didn’t matter. Just simply all in the same frame.

But. I did get it. So, #winning

We seem to have had a little bit of a shake up in where/how siblings are fitting in. Especially with the addition of Nicholas. I mean, he’s not doing much at the moment, but even the fact that he’s here means everyone else has to settle into a new “place” in the sibling pecking order.

Katherine and Johny have been much more buddy-ish this past month. Which is fine. They both seem to have taken a bit of a leap in development and are enjoying doing things together, like playing UNO (without mommy supervision) and other games (real or made up). But they’re playing well together.

Unfortunately that leaves Karl out in the dust. Sometimes he seems to mind a lot, other times he’ll get lost in his imaginary world of witch cat and Star Wars. And still other times I’ll find him *trying* to play with Zachary. (Zachary doesn’t really play well with others yet – he’s still in the “everything I want is mine or I scream” stage.)

Don’t get me wrong, though, they still all play together plenty. Outside swords and sticks and shooter gamesĀ happen quite often. And for the most part they do get along.

siblings april-2

We’ve been trying to be outside. It’s just been a bit windier these past few weeks, and I’m hesitant to bring Nicholas out for long periods of time. Soon though… Soon šŸ™‚

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{ThisĀ post is part of an ongoing project to take at least one photo a month of them all together. Intro’s here}

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Siblings {March} AND a special {blog} introduction

 

I made a big effort to get more than one last minute shot of all the kiddos together this past month because I knew it would be their last as a group of four.

While I certainly knew it was a possibility that we wouldn’t make it to the 15th without ADDING to the group, I didn’t count on it because I tend to make it almost all the way to my due date.

But…..

This little guy, Nicholas James, decided to join us this past Sunday, the 13th, eleven days early:

NJ blog photo

He weighed in at 7 lbs, 5 oz. (our smallest baby) and 21 inches. {I’ll attempt a birth story sometime soonish for those interested}

We’re home now and I guess things are going well (it’s only been about eight hours, so check back in a few days or so).

Siblings March-4
FIRST photo as a group of five!!!!!

Most of the kids are totally in LOVE with him, Zachary…… well….. he’s not sure of all this, and much of the afternoon was spent trying to keep him from, amongst other things hitting/pushing/poking Nicholas, etc…

It seemed a little strange to look at the first four photos in this post and feel like already someone was missing. How already I can’t imagine this little guy not being here. I feel so, so blessed that we’ve been allowed to have this little one.

Can’t promise I’ll make it to the blog much in the next few weeks, but if you’d like to follow our day-to-day do be sure to check out my Instagram feed, where I tend to do excessive baby postings in the days following a new baby.

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{ThisĀ post is part of an ongoing project to take at least one photo a month of them all together. Intro’s here}

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