Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Cruz is 2!

My BABY is 2! It doesn't seem possible. . .like just yesterday he was born!  Life and time can slow down at any moment now!  I swear I blink sometimes and they have grown an inch!
A few things about Cruz: He is still in a crib and will be for a while!  However, he can crawl out of it which has made it a little interesting putting him to bed some nights.  He sleeps all night which is huge as he was an awful sleeper up until about 18 months!  He is still in diapers although he can tell you if he is peeing or has to poop.  I'm not pushing this yet though!  He can put anywhere from 1-3 words together.  His vocabulary is improving daily!  We are working on 'using his words' because he often times likes to whine or cry in order to get something he wants.  He is pretty darn stubborn and and is not afraid to show how he feels through his emotions!  He's a pretty open book!  He adores his brothers. . . most of the time. . .and loves to play what they are playing.  His molars have been coming in for quite some time now and have been bothersome.  Lavender oils have been our best friend!  Cruz is a great eater and loves his SUGAR!  He is going through a Mommy's stage so I have gotten some extra cuddles and love the past few weeks! :)  So blessed to have this little peanut in our family!  God sure knew what he was doing when he gave us these 3 little miracles!

We celebrated Cruz's birthday this past weekend.  Since he is into tractors and likes to call most of them "Ali's" we decided to go with an ORANGE tractor theme of Allis Chalmers!  Grandpa Rick has an Allis Chalmers that Cruz gets rides on every so often and Grandpa Jim has a little peddle Allis Chalmers tractor Cruz plays with so we found this theme fitting!
We had a fun day! Cruz loved the frosting and opening his gifts! He is so animated so it was fun to see his reaction to everything!
Enjoy a few pictures!

Pre-Party cupcake!

Titus thought Trav was REALLY funny!!
How many Baughman boys does it take to get a trike put together?!?! 
Carson giving rides!
Cupcakes round 2? 
Addicted to SUGAR!!!! 
Sunny Familly Pic!

Monday, August 24, 2015

I'm back!!!!!

Boy has it been a long time since I've last posted!  Summer came and I got so engulfed in our summer fun that I didn't do much on my computer except check my email. . .every so often! :)  We had a FANTASTIC summer!  The boys are at such FUN ages (no nursing, bottles, baby food, ect.) In the almost 6 years since we had Carson I have always been in that baby stage with one of my boys and this summer Cruz was old enough (and I wasn't popping out another one) that we had a lot of fun at the park, Okoboji, Zoo, Children's Museum, pool. . . the list goes on!  I will share some random pictures of our summer in a  recap!

Today was our first day back to school with kids! I am still working at CAM as a middle school resource teacher.  Gabe is in his 2nd year at Harlan teaching 4th grade, and Carson started KINDERGARTEN today. . . yes, Kindergarten!  We decided to make him a Harlan Cyclone this year since we want to end up in the area in the next year or so!  He was so excited to ride with Gabe this morning to school.  I will miss seeing him every day, but know he is in great hands!  I can't wait to hear all about his first day!

Hopefully more blog updates to come soon! :)

Most of these pictures our from Okoboji because that's the only time my camera came out of the bag! Will try harder on that as well! :)

Carson learned to ride his bike without TRAINING WHEELS!!!! PROUD MOMENT!
TUBING for the first time! 

Cruz was brave enough to tube too!

Cruz's new thing when he dances. . the pouty pucker lips and fist pump!!!
Love these 3 so much!
Gabe's brother got married! Great reason for a picture! :)

Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter 2015

It's not very often I get a night on the computer. . .but since I have that chance, I thought I'd take advantage.  I decided to download my pictures I took over the weekend which lead me here to sharing a few of them!  We had a fantastic weekend with family!  It was fun watching the cousins interact and seeing all our family.  Feeling very blessed!

 Playtime with Cousins!

Easter Egg Hunt! I may have caught an egg fight!

Kellen and Kyan!  He just loved holding his baby cousin!  Kyan was even giving Kellen Smiles!

Two dudes all ready for church! 

Grandpa and Grandma Baughman with the boys!

Easter Egg Hunt at the Farm!

A little cuddle time with Titus! Kellen LOVES his babies!

 Little stinker was all smiles until I got my camera out!

 New jammies from Grandpa and Grandma Kloewer, snacks, and ready to head home! Fun Weekend!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A little bit of everything

Not sure why, but my camera struggles to make an appearance from Christmas until about Valentine's day!  I am ALWAYS taking pictures on my phone but rarely uploading them to my computer!  Need to work on that!  Thought I'd share what I have taken since Christmas!

The boys loved our first snow outing!  Cruz wasn't a fan of just sitting in the snow, but absolutely LOVED sledding down the big hill in our back yard/the park with his brothers.  Of course all those pictures were on my phone. . not my camera!  Here are a few outside our house in a snow pile before heading to the big hill.

One Sunday afternoon, we had a dance party!  The boys love to dance. . right now a favorite is Shake it Off!  The shades were even whipped out for this one!  

My boys are Junk Food Junkies!  So it is no surprise that they loved going through their Valentine's boxes!  Cruz is a sucker for suckers. . .or anything sweet for that matter!  He has his mother's sweet tooth!

Kellen is always cheesin' it up! So Ornery!

Carson, with the help of Daddy, made a Ninja Turtle Valentine's box for his party!  He was pretty proud of it!

I love the many things daycare does.  Below was our Valentines' gift from the boys!  Such an awesome keepsake from my 3 little champions! Love them!