Thursday, March 19, 2015

Josephine Amelia Ewalt

Oh my goodness, number 4 has arrived and is already a month old!!! We were blest with the arrival of Josephine Amelia on Feb. 10th 2015 at 5:30 in the morning after a few days of labour.  She was born at home and weighed in at 8lbs and 21 inches.  She is my smallest and only SHE :)  We are all in love with her. Labour was long but easier than with the boys, she is nursing great, sleeps (with eating breaks) for most of the nights and is all around chill.  She must know she is number four.  We all love to cuddle her and it is a toss up between Orson and I on who is more excited to welcome a girl into our lives.  We have also been blest by our community here, I didn't have to cook barely any meals for this first month and baby girl clothes have been arriving on our doorstep (new and passed down) as if by miracle (or via my moms groups, bible study and out of town friends).  Lafayette is a beautiful community to be living in and all our friends spread all over the world are so amazing to us.

Pictures from her first day:

 As you can see Ferdinand and Theodore were very excited!
 Pictures from life the last month:

 Love baby feet!

 Silly hats!

 Her "I'm peeing in my diaper face"

 more toes.

 And pictures at a month.  She is up to 10 lbs and already losing her newborn face

We are all in love with our adorable girl

and fill so blest by all our gifts from God.

Orson is 6!!!

I can't believe my little dude is 6! Where does the time fly to?  He is so tall and handsome, loving and gentle.  He is the best big brother and in love with legos, playing outside, telling us he is hungry, wrestling with his brothers and playing with friends.  He loves school and his teacher Mrs. Cassells.  I can't put into words how much I love him.

On the day of his birthday we went to one of his favorite restaurants, BJ's.  He and his brothers were super crazy but it was still lots of fun.

That night we opened presents from family, as usual legos were a big hit!

For his birthday party he wanted paper airplanes and bowling, so we made it happen.  The local bowling alley is totally reasonable and cupcakes with paper airplanes were simple to create.  It turned into a wonderful afternoon with his friends and family.

 Theodore was super impressed with the balloons!

And here is the dude hamming it up for the camera!

And one being an awesome brother.

Christmas 2014

Christmas has come and gone and as usual I am way behind on my posts!  So just a quick one.  Pat and Pat came for Christmas and it was so much fun sharing it with Grandma and Grandpa.  The boys really enjoyed the holidays, we managed to find a place for a tree in our little house and over all it went very well.

Orson is completely into Legos and becoming a master builder, so For advent he and I built a lego nativity scene together from designs I found on the internet and bits I made up myself.  We had lots of fun.

I actually got the all to smile at the same time!  Merry Christmas to me.

 STockings were so much fun, especially with Grandma and Grandpa

 Dad got a car they all wanted...that way sharing was maditory
 Ferdinand loved his fireman hat!
 Orson and Mr. T loved their gifts from Uncle Matt!

One of our gifts this year was a family set of snowshoes.  We haven't made it out a ton but Orson sure loved it when we did!

In fact all the boys have enjoyed the snow!

 It was a lovely Christmas and I thank God for all the special people I get to share it with now.