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April Showers...

>> Saturday, June 22, 2013

I didn't realize it at the time, but the month of April was prepping us for amazing May flowers.   Big changes took place for our little family, and I'm pleased to say that things couldn't have ended up better!  May was certainly a month full of exciting and nerve-wracking decisions, which I promise to get to...sooner, than later:)

During the month of April we started walking the neighborhood again.  I never thought in my wildest dreams that two kids would mean our days of walking after work would be challenged.  But, sadly between nursing and feeding two kiddos and baths and our bed time routine leaves little time for much else in the hour we get home from work.

I digress.

We started walking when we could and Jackson found a sweet little baby turtle friend.  He named her Sara and she hung around the pond out back for a few days.  She really was a cute, little thing.

We celebrated Mr.'s 39th birthday with a late dinner at Ruth's with Mimmy & Beh.  My handsome husband keeps getting better looking with age, which is so not fair;)

Mardi Gras is going to be better than ever this year, 2014.  Mr.'s step-mom is Queen of her Mardi Gras krewe.  The parties have already started, first being her surprise crowning!
The Zoo got a few new members as we decided to get a family pass for the year.  It's not the St. Louis Zoo, but Jackson loves to run through it.  We've been a few times to get our money's worth!

I was able to spend a few weekends poolside at my parents as the weather quickly changed to Summer.  Mattie will spend a good bit of time laying out with us too, in the shade of course.  The hardest part of April was keeping Jackson out of the water.  He had his cast the whole month and couldn't wait to swim, which he did as soon as the cast came off in May.

Jackson and Mattie are forming the sweetest sibling bond and it completely  Seriously, these two have us wrapped around their fingers and toes!
Big brother trying to break baby sister free from her swaddle:)
Jackson took it upon himself to cuddle next to Mattie one afternoon
Jackson is so sweet and tender and for the most part - happy.  Whether he's run around in his PJ's, playing with his Pop or hanging with his Daddy, fishing or cleaning up the pond...he's happy.  Jackson, Mr. and Beh started a new little tradition of meeting up for donuts on Saturday mornings.  My sweet boys love this time so much! 

Festival International was the last weekend of the month and we certainly enjoyed ourselves. The advertising agency I worked for (did you catch that, wink wink) has the Festival account, which I managed.  So, we had a lovely little set up this year with VIP passes! 

We had a couple family nights and managed to get some sitters to have adult time too! Jackson absolutely LOVES music and to dance, so I felt bad leaving him at home.  Mattie Jayne, well she absolutely needs her bed by about 7:30-8PM and makes it known to all.  I shouldn't complain because she is such a good sleeper, but it does require us to be home a bit more than we're used to.

Speaking of Mattie Jayne; she turned 4-months in April and weighed in at 13.04 lbs.  She was in the 50% for height, weight and head circumference.  I've been so bad at her monthly updates, but honestly besides getting cuter and bigger...not much has changed.  

She sleeps amazing at night.  Goes down by about 7:30-8PM and sleeps until 6-7AM (even later most recently).  She fights naps if you let her get too tired and well, girlfriend is not happy when you let her get to that point.  I think she may have her mother's temperament, which some have accused of being a little b*$#@.  She nurses every 4 hours or so during the day and has a smile that lights up the room, just like her big brother.

We had a nanny that started to flake out on us during the months of April & May, so Mattie spent a good bit of time hanging out at my office, her daddy's office and with grandparents.  So happy our situation has changed and we now have reliable care. It was really starting to weigh heavily on me, which just plain sucked!
That pretty much wraps up the month of April...which feels like just yesterday! 


nikinikinine June 23, 2013 at 7:56 AM  

I love the rose romper (or is it a bubble, hard to tell!) that Mattie is in. It is to die for!!

nikinikinine June 23, 2013 at 7:57 AM  

I love the rose romper that Mattie is in, to die for!

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