Monday, March 24, 2014

Scouts and Indian Princesses

Ben and I have been working on his Light of Christ award for scouts. It was a whole book that we worked on together and then it was submitted to one of our priests for review before then being submitted to the archdiocese for approval! So it was a big deal. Finally, it was time for the scout mass where he would receive the award. And this mass included all scouts, so Abbey got to go as a Daisy Scout too!  Here are my scouts!
Cousin Andrew was on spring break from ND so he came up to visit us and meet Matthew.  Andrew is going to be Matthew's Godfather (which brings it full circle as he is our Godson!).
The girls were thrilled to have a play date with Andrew, which included some usual silliness!  Although they initially had to be bribed to wear the mustache, they ended up finding it pretty funny.

And here is a new development...Abbey now carries Matthew around.  I am pretty nervous about it, but she is actually pretty careful and he seems to enjoy it.  It is also helpful when I am busy doing something and he starts fussing to be able to have her or Ben go pick him up and calm him down!
Ben likes to read to Matthew, which is wonderful!  He puts him up on a pillow and reads his latest chapter book to him.  Ben calls it "Baby Paradise" and says that crying is not allowed in Baby seems to work!
Wow time flies....Matthew is 2 months old!
As you can see, Matthew now smiles very well!  He also has great eye contact and loves to look around at things.  As I mentioned, his sleeping dramatically improved after about 7 weeks.  He is still a gassy baby, but it doesn't seem to quite bother him as much (at least at night).  He is a happy guy most of the time, especially when his siblings are playing with him, which is all the time!  I took him for his check up and he weighed in at 10 lbs, 12.5 ounces and 20 5/8 inches, which put him in the 20th percentile, so still a little guy!  But he is doing great and things are going pretty well right now!  As I write this he is 10 weeks old, but for the last week or so he has been sleeping from about 7:30 at night until around 4/4:40 in the morning, which is great!  The only problem is it is hard to get sleep after that, so my day is starting at 4/4:30 most days lately!  But, I am not complaining (ok, a little, but not too much) as we are clearly moving in the right direction and that is a nice chunk of uninterrupted sleep most nights!).
And then it was time for the Indian Princess Pine Wood Derby!  Paul and Abbey worked hard on this sparkly car!
They did a great job!
The event was really fun and I think the girls really enjoyed it!  They were much more into the decoration of the car than how fast it went, but everyone seemed to have fun regardless of who won (which was not us)!
And then it was St. Patrick's Day! 
Check out my little leprechaun!  Thank you Aunt Theresa for this adorable hat!

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