Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day

This is for you Danielle... our attempt at a picture of all four of us :)

It wasn't super successful! Eli was squirmy and hyper, Charlie was fussy, and Ben and I were tired. But I'm happy to have a few pictures of all four of us, even if they're just so-so...

My parents and Davey came over this afternoon to watch the kids so Ben and I could go out for an early Valentine's dinner - it was really nice to go out! We also stopped by a furniture store to look at a couch for the living room, but we left feeling unsure... we are pretty indecisive.


Earlier in the day, I tried to get some pictures of Charlie, but he wasn't in the mood for my camera in his face. We seem to be on an every other day good/bad schedule with Charlie - he has a decent night (where he'll fall asleep after eating one of the times in the night), and then the next night he is up almost the entire night. Last night was awful - he was up a ton and really fussy. Ben took over from 4 a.m. on so I could get some rest - I'm so thankful it's the weekend!

On a happier note though, Charlie is such a snuggly baby. He loves curling up in my arms and being cheek to cheek. We love this little guy - but can't wait for the nights to be a little easier (I don't mind waking up to feed him, but I will be so grateful when he consistently goes right back to sleep afterward).
Eli had fun today busy playing with his toy guitar
and stacking blocks
Poor Eli hasn't left the house since Wednesday. But despite the fact that he's been cooped up, he has been so wonderful! He stays busy coloring at his little table, playing with toys, and learning/spotting letters of the alphabet (he likes that the boppy pillow is a "C" shape and finds "O" all over the place) - Eli has an alphabet puzzle and a leapfrog alphabet toy that he really enjoys. It seems like he learns a new letter every day - this is such a fun age!

4 comments:

Aaron and Emily said...

OH my... your decent nights sound awful...awfully tiring. Your family is beautiful! What handsome boys you have, all of them! (yes, even Ben.)

The Millers said...

Cute Sarah -- I can't wait for Charlie to have better nights as well. I am sorry you are getting so little sleep these days.

So fun to see a picture of all four of you together -- people (including us) don't take family pictures enough. Great idea.

Danielle said...

I love it! So cute! I just love when my kids enjoy each other... your pictures are great! Everyone in your family is actually looking at the camera :)

Danielle said...

I love it! So cute! I just love when my kids enjoy each other... your pictures are great! Everyone in your family is actually looking at the camera :)