I feel like it has been forever since I last blogged! It became chaotic the week before Easter! I made the horrific mistake of letting Samuel’s re-flux medicine run out. I thought to myself, “He probably doesn’t need it anymore.” Boy was I wrong!!! He became fussy and miserable, wouldn’t let me put him down, and would not sleep. I believe I was awake for nearly three days straight! The first couple nights I caved and put him in bed with us because he would not sleep in his bed. I did not sleep at all however! I’m always terrified something will happen and he will suffocate when he is in our bed. Plus, it’s just plain uncomfortable! We took Samuel for his four month well checkup, and got the re-flux prescription refilled. He is doing much better now, and I will never make that mistake again!
It’s hard to believe Samuel is four months old! He weighs fifteen pounds nine ounces and is twenty-seven and half inches tall. He can roll over both ways, can grab at things, loves to smile and talk, is losing his hair (boo-hoo-hoo), is not ready to enter the world of baby food (in fact, he refuses to open his mouth if you try to put a spoon in it. Sigh! Guess we’ll try again next month!), and has begun teething.
I did not have a great start to my Easter Sunday. Samuel was so fussy Sunday morning I could barely get ready for church. I became upset because I wanted everything to be “the perfect” Easter day. Samuel finally settled down, and we went to church. He did well during the service and I was able to refocus myself on what was important. Jesus suffered, died, and then rose from the grave. He knows what we are going through and walks with us in every season of life. Yes, even when you are going crazy because your baby won’t stop crying! We came home from Easter Sunday worship and enjoyed the beautiful day with plenty of good food and family.
I love the picture with Emma sitting with the hymn book open. She loves to open the hymnal and ‘sing along’. 🙂 We didn’t get a family picture with Andrew because he was very busy, and the kids had already changed into play clothes by the time Andrew made it home for lunch. We did pictures with Papa and Nana instead. 🙂
I didn’t cook anything extravagant this Easter. We had a honey baked ham that a wonderful soul gave us. Remember the sweet corn I put away in the freezer last summer? I cooked about three bags of it! It tasted amazing! We also had fresh steamed green beans, mashed potatoes, deviled eggs, and yeast rolls. (I made a batch of dough and used half of it for my yeast rolls, and then made a batch of cinnamon rolls from the other half of the dough.) I made an angel food cake for dessert. Andrew made fresh whipped cream, and we had strawberries with it too! The angel food cake was so light and fresh. It truly was heavenly. 🙂 Here is the recipe for Angel food cake !
We had a wonderful visit with my parents over the weekend! Dad took the cabinets in the laundry room out for me. (another project I have underhand!) He also finished putting the roof on the kids playhouse. They’re so handy to have around! 😉
We went to the zoo on Monday. The weather was beautiful! We could not have had a better time together.
Butterfly landed on David
David and Papa on the camel
The kids and I planted flowers in our flower garden! David and Emma took turns helping me plant the flowers. I had to have a talk with Emma about not picking the yellow flowers from the flower garden. Only the ones in the yard. 🙂 We had a great afternoon planting though. I hope the flowers take hold and grow. I don’t trust my thumbs. 😉
Emma is so funny. She has been imitating with her Mickey Mouse what I do with Samuel. I found her on the couch burping Mickey. She sat next to me the other day, raised up her shirt, and said, “I’m feeding Mickey”. I knew it was probably going to happen sooner or later, since she sees me do it with Samuel all the time. She also wanted to swing Mickey in Samuel’s swing. 🙂 She’s getting so big! (Tissues Please!)