Friday, May 23, 2014

More Walking!

John has taken a while to really take off. I'm sure it has something to do with the week-long stomach flu he had and his big crash. All is well now and he is eating and moving well. Ok better. This one is going to have a lot of falls I think.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Bi-ped Motion in the Lee House

John is starting to take steps! So fun to catch some of the first ones on video!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Now We're Six

We had a great day for Daniel last weekend when he turned six. Hard to believe that he is six! The pictures tell it all. We all slept well that day.

The Passion - By Daniel

Sometimes I think Daniel is a priest in the making. Happy Holy Week!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Sisters Celebrate!

A few weeks ago John and I headed to Houston for a bachelorette party and bridal shower for my sister Katie who is getting married in a month. We had a great trip and it was wonderful to spend time with family. Karaoke was a big part of the bachelorette party and we are all really fantastic singers. Well, fantastically enthusiastic as you can see in our video.

Katie and James are the perfect match! We can't wait to celebrate with them in just a few weeks!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Starring John!

Looking back at some of my older posts, I realized how under represented John is in videos here. Hope you enjoy this one from back in February. Since then he has started saying many more 'words' and is busy as ever. His favorite things are getting in trash cans, emptying cabinets, attacking appliances like the dishwasher and refrigerator, and his brothers. He is a speed crawler and can stand on his own. No steps yet, but I'm sure they are coming. John has two teeth and loves to eat everything!

We have visited the doctor a lot in 2014. Between ear infections, strange appearances of hives, routine check ups, and allergies, we have been there numerous times. I believe that John has an egg allergy and is allergic to penicillin and sulfa drugs. We are getting that checked out next week. Since eliminating egg from his diet, he seems much better. No more vomiting after meals, breaking out in rashes, and the eczema is starting to disappear.

John is really quick to learn new tricks. He is starting to play with shape sorters and to make the toys light up or play music. He seems to like the way things sound. He usually picks up two toys and bangs them together a few times to see how they sound. Oh yes I almost forgot, John has a thing for paper. He devours books and snatches any piece of paper he can find and promptly eats it! I can see the wheels in his little head that paper hanging off the edge of the table, yes it is, I'm going to get that paper no matter what it takes... yummy paper! Smile!

He is really a fun and pretty easy going baby to have around!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Well, it is January 20th, and I finally feel like I have recovered from the holidays. Ok, somewhat recovered from the holidays. We still have a garage full of boxes needing to be broken down and sent to recycling. The kids are all back in school and I've managed to cook a real dinner several times in the past couple weeks. I call that an accomplishment. I feel like overnight John is way busier and has been army crawling and pulling up on things for the past couple weeks. He continues to eat like a horse. I can't keep enough baby food in the house. I guess he is growing. He's been doing all this while having a persistent ear infection. We are on our second variety of antibiotics. Let's hope this one is a winner.

Christopher turned four in December and is so interesting to chat with. He seems to be exhibiting some middle child behavior. If he only knew how special he really is. He plays with his little action figures all the time. I love hearing the storylines he comes up with. He also loves football and has an incredible knack for memorizing everything he sees during the game. First thing he asks Matt in the morning is about which team won the previous night's game, "Daddy, did the 49ers or the Seattle Seahawks win the game last night?" He is going to be really sad when the Super Bowl is over.

Daniel seems to be older and taller each day. He discovered that he can hold/carry John short distances. He would really like it if I allowed him to carry John around like Olivia carries her cat around. He is a Lego genius and tears through the sets like termites through wood. He is such a help to me around the house with picking up and John. Now if I could only come up with enough experiments to keep that mind busy.

You are lucky enough to get a post from me today because I'm home sick. The quiet house is something that I don't witness very often. The sun glistening through the windows and on the sparkly snow is really nice.

Headed to the sled hill!

Daddy, I'll pull John! Notice those nice gloves ;)

Three boys, three faces, three smiles! Miracle.

Daniel usually falls asleep with something in his bed. I'll take the
Russian hat and the Lego book over the cash register.

Happy 4th Birthday Christopher!

All in an hour's work.

I thought I would be nice and do the driveway while they were
out. Too bad I didn't get the paper first.

Taken at 8:15 in the morning.

We had a birthday party for our imaginary puppies.

Happy baby!

He's on the move!