Sunday, May 27, 2018

21/52: may 2018

 ^^ last day of preschool and (almost) all the drawings and art these two have created this year. there are at least two or three layers of art on that string.

 ^^ mr. ezra hanging out in the morning light on simon's bunk bed

^^ last day of preschool (5.23.18)
^^ from the first day of preschool (9.6.17). 
9 months make a big difference!

^^ the boys have enjoyed there preschool time this year (and so have I!), and we have loved their sweet teachers and aids. we are glad that we'll be returning in a few months, but for now, here's to summer!

^^ ezra is one month old

^^ these sweet boys playing at the park with grandma cummins 
while phil and I ran errands on friday.

 ^^ first things first: betos burritos. 

and, this was after we arrived in salt lake after our flight from north carolina. our direct flight went surprisingly well, though I'm sure some were expecting the worse given all the wonderful looks from others we received (I guess flying with three small children is a little nuts?????). phil sat with the boys and I was behind them in a window seat with ezra. ezra was a bit fussy, but he was able to eat and sleep (and he pooped a few times too) and the people next to us were very accommodating. the boys watched a lot of daniel tiger and boss baby and were generally good throughout the flight. ^^

 ^^ poor babe ezra was very fussy on friday and saturday and literally would not fall asleep unless he was on someone's body. although it makes things a little tricky (and a bit exhausting), it is sweet that he has been wanting/needing to be close. 

 ^^ waiting to be picked up from the airport and everyone was feeling a little tired (and jet lagged).

^^ dessert date. we went a little nuts and got two cookies, a donut, fries, and a smoothie. at 9pm.

 we enjoyed seeing family at the cemetery on saturday in honor of memorial day weekend. ^^

 ^^ one last sunday at church with our favorite phil before he went off to seattle,

Sunday, May 20, 2018

20/52: may 2018

 ^^ so glad that dear bonnie could stay with us and shower us with her love and companionship.

 ^^ I continue to be awed with the gentleness and kindness that simon (and asher too!) treats ezra. every time he sees him he croons, "ahhhh! what a cute fat baby!" and asks to hold him. when he is lying down, simon will just go up to him and lie with his arm over ezra in a hug. he loves giving him squeezes and is such a kind, interested big brother.

^^ simon wanted phil to hold him while he held ezra. it became a little too much love for the littlest boy there.

^^ had some friends over for lunch and chatted all afternoon.

 ^^ the many faces of this sunny bub

 ^^ 4 year old appointment for simon (nearly 6 months late!). he was tested and prodded and came out victorious. though, he had to get a few shots and that was less fun. but, it was exciting to wear the tiger hospital gown. wish they made ones like that for adults...

^^ from mother's day, from simon. mostly he thinks I'm amazing because I throw good birthday parties. I had no idea that I was such an incredible party thrower, or perhaps this is a hint at what he would like to see in the future from me. 

Sunday, May 13, 2018

19/52: may 2018

 ^^ the nicest baby ezra

 ^^ grateful that we get to spend mother's day with phil's wonderful mother. she has been staying with us and helping so much with the boys, feeding us wonderful food, holding ezra, and helping us keep up with life as we adjust to having three little boys. 

^^ phil received an award from his department
and, ezra likes to nap. so much excitement! ^^

 ^^ sleeping baby faces

^^ unprompted brother solidarity in the throes of tummy time. 

^^ wanted to document this church shirt, since it will be the first and last time 
this boy wears it, just like the first and only time it was worn by simon 
over 4 years ago. asher got too big too fast to ever wear it...!