14 October 2015

Marilee and Jonathan's Wedding Weekend

Last weekend, the kids and I traveled to Bozeman, MT with my mom and Rachael for my cousin Marilee's wedding. Sean was away on a hunting trip so my mom and I managed the four kiddos and enjoyed a chaotic but super fun weekend. 

Bozeman is a gorgeous, gorgeous place and I really can't express how beautiful the wedding was. 
I wish I had been able to really get some great photos of the beautiful venue and bride but it was hard to find time to even snap the few photos I did while chasing my kids around and trying to visit with family.
 I am looking forward to seeing Marilee and Jonathan's professional photos as I know they will be amazing! Congrats you two! 

About 10 seconds after this photo was taken, Mara dropped Aiden face first into the grass. 
Ahh, the memories. 
 Rachael was solo parenting over the weekend as well.
 We felt grateful for helpful grandmas and WINE. 
Love this girl so very much. 
 Look-alike cousins Paige and Mara!  
  The beautiful bride!
 Uncle Bill and myself. 
My favorite uncle and just generally one of my favorite men to ever walk this planet. 

My cousin Robbie played the guitar and sang "Forever" by Ben Harper. 
He made the whole wedding cry... it was beautiful and it is now my favorite song. 

Rachael, Heidi, Marilee and I grew up calling ourselves the "Four Musketeers." 
We have made it a tradition to get a photo of the four of us at each of our weddings. 

I think we waited until too late in the night at this wedding though... LOL! 
Hoping the wedding photographer got a better shot! :)

This was taken at the airport right before we flew home. 
I think I might be half-asleep. 
It was a two-woman job flying with four kids and all of our crap. 
Super thankful for my mom on this trip, definitely couldn't have done it without her! 

We Remember

A topic near and dear to my heart. 
We love and remember our daughter, Lexie... always.

Aiden | Four Months Old

Aiden Sean turned four months on October 2nd. He had his two month well check last week and is doing great! He is consistently growing at the 15th percentile for both height and weight and weighed in at 13.11 lbs. He is about a pound heavier than both of the girls at the same age which I expected but he is still on the smaller side which just seems to be how my babies are!

At four months, Aiden is:
- Smiling, laughing, attempting to roll over and sucking/chewing on EVERYTHING.
- Sleeping mostly through the night (bedtime at 7:00, sleeps until about 4, drinks 6 oz bottle and back to sleep until 7 am... no complaints here!).
- Naps 3-4 times throughout the day (mostly in the car... third kid problems!).
- Wearing 6 mo clothing
- Getting lots of hair!

Four months in with three kids and I can honestly say I don't know if I have ever been so busy. The days fly by and I swear I spend half of my life in my car. Between school and preschool drop-offs and pick-ups and soccer drop-offs and pick-ups, poor Aiden also spends most of his life in the car! This schedule loving mama struggles with the fact that he is on such a poor nap schedule during the day but there isn't much I can do about it so he just adjusts and naps on the go.

After Kennedy gets home from school, it's a race to the finish line. Homework (SO much first grade homework?!?!), dinner, baths, reading and bedtime is our basic routine. We are grateful for a quiet house by 8 pm and then we collapse into bed by 10. They say the days are long and the years are short - I can see how this is so very true.

They also say how you spend your days is how your spend your life in which case, I am so very blessed. We love you Aiden Sean. You have added so very much to our family... we can't wait to see you continue to grow and change.

Here are some favorite photos of Aiden and his sisters from September/October.