Yee-haw! It’s a Barnyard Party

One week after Augustine’s Baptism, and while my mom was still in town, we threw a joint birthday party for Oliver and Isaac. Isaac had just turned 2 and Oliver was turning 4 next month so we thought we’d combine them into one party. It was quite the turn out with many friends and family coming to celebrate our two boys. I had a lot of fun putting together a “Farm” themed party. My mom was a huge help getting the house ready and all the food prepped and served.

The boys opened gifts from mom the night before the party which including these elephants from my childhood.
The boys opened gifts from mom the night before the party which including these elephants from my childhood.

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Oliver with his tractor cake
Oliver with his tractor cake
Isaac with his cow cake. Neither of them wanted to take pictures
Isaac with his cow cake. Neither of them wanted to take pictures

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The menu
The menu

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Oliver on his new bike he received from Grandpa and Grandma Riederer
Oliver on his new bike he received from Grandpa and Grandma Riederer
David took kids for hay rides in the trailer for our lawn mower. Happy Birthday Oliver and Isaac. We love you.
David took kids for hay rides in the trailer for our lawn mower. Happy Birthday Oliver and Isaac. We love you.
A final shout out to my mom who was such a huge help to us. She's has even agreed to come back after awful flights to and from New Orleans. Thank you!
A final shout out to my mom who was such a huge help to us. She has even agreed to come back after awful flights to and from New Orleans. Thank you!

Under Construction

We decided that along with having a newborn, Oliver starting preschool, throwing a huge birthday party (next blog post) and David traveling for work we should also do some home improvement projects. Thus the reason for the absence on the blog. Since Augustine was born we’ve ripped up carpet in the dining room and “Big” room, laid tile in the dining room, painted the dining room walls and trim, created a doorway between the play room and big room, painted trim in big room, and laid laminate in the big room. Still to go: ripping up carpet in the playroom, painting playroom walls and trim, laying the laminate down, and building/installing a barn door for the new doorway. WHEW! I’d say we are about halfway done, maybe more but probably won’t be completely done for a few more months. I’d like to write a separate post on the updates when they are all finished but below is a video of the almost finished dining room and the start of the doorway. (Taken a few weeks ago) David has been working tirelessly to get these projects done. I have helped where I could but mostly just try and keep the boys out of his way. I’m looking forward to when everything is done and I’m sure David would agree.

Augustine: 3 Months

Augustine is getting to be so smiley and I love it. He’s on the verge of laughing making little “ha’s” here and there. He sleeps pretty well at night, going for 5 hours to start before waking up. I put Augustine in the super seat just after hitting three months and he seems to enjoy sitting up and looking around. He also seems to be more okay with sitting in the car seat. He is our most content baby so far, only getting fussy when hungry.

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This face, haha!
This face, haha!

 

 

Augustine: 2 Months

Augustine is now closer to 4 months old, but I did write the following when he was two months old.

Augustine is 2 months old, two months! I can’t even remember a time when he wasn’t a part of our family and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Augustine is a snugly baby, preferring to be held. He’s begun to smile, giving little smirks here and there. He’s not a fan of the car seat so I have stuck close to home a majority of the time. His eyes seem to be turning blue like Oliver’s. I can’t believe that we have two blue-eyed boys since neither David or I’s are. There’s still a chance his eyes will change, but they seem to be lightening up. Augustine’s brothers are still very interested in him and willingly took a picture with him.

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