Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Just waiting.

Here we are 1 week left till #4 is due! I feel totally normal, no signs of labor, enjoying this last week of my pregnancy as much as I can. We have been talking a lot to the boys about their baby brother coming and him being born right here at home. They are super excited and know that mommy might look and sound like I am getting hurt, but I will be ok. If I go into labor during the day and they are awake I am leaving the choice up to them if they want to stay around me and wait for baby to come or if they want to go outside or go play or watch a movie to pass the time. It will be interesting to see what they choose to do. 

I am feeling ready now, everything is all lined up, supplies all gathered, house mostly clean, and diapers and clothes for baby all ready to go :) Now we just wait to become a family of 6!!!!!!!!! The excitement is building! I will try so very hard to keep the blog updated with baby news as soon as anything seems to be happening.

We enjoyed a visit with my cousin and her baby boy Evan. He is such a doll, 2 months old and we cannot wait for him to play!!! The boys really love babies and wanted to hold him lots!

So adorable!!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Ok! ok! Stop asking, baby update!

There will be no pictures today, but just wanted to update everyone. Things on the baby front are well, uneventful and normal. Each day goes by like any other. With 2 weeks to go, I just cannot believe we will be meeting this little man so soon. Of course I am feeling more tired and pretty achy, but nothing unusual for end of pregnancy. The boys are so excited about there new brother and keep talking about him being in mommy's tummy and how he will come out soon. 

The house is "almost" ready for his arrival, the birth pool is here and the last of the birth supplies has been gathered. Now we just wait until he decides its time to come. I think that is the hardest part, waiting and wanting him here in my arms. :) I cannot wait to start our lives with 4 little boys!! Life will never be the same!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Stein Family Reunion

It was time for the Stein side family reunion. Its hard for us to get away for the whole reunion with the dogs at home, but we were able to go for the day to Avery park. It was so great to catch up with family and let the boys play with some of their extended cousins! 

There was this pretty BIG, really COOL old train at the park, it was available for playing on and climbing in. It was pretty awesom

Playground fun! 

One of the aunts (why cant I remember who) brought some fantastic crafty stuff for the kids to do. Some wooden animal masks to color and then some pony beads to string. What did these 2 little boys spend a TON of time doing. Yes stringing beads into necklaces. They LOVED it!

Finished works of art: 

 About an hour later they went back and made more. Love these boys!

We loved seeing everyone and hope to catch up again soon!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Train fun and Harvest Days

The boys love their trains, the wooden ones with a track. We have a train table but they have outgrown their track building skills and they no longer fit on the table. Here was the track they came up with in the living room. 

As you can see it went into the kitchen and they were trying to work in the rest of the track down the hall. Love these little engineers!

A local town just north of us has a Harvest festival, kind of a mini fair, we had never been and decided to go this year. Nothing too spectacular but the kids had fun!

Getting ready and excited to go!

Zander was SOOOOO excited to see Lightning McQueen there!!! I think it made his year!

There was a free face painting booth, How awesome of this lady to donate her time an skill for these kids. Zander wanted "Spider man" and Drezden wanted a car on his cheek. Both boys were pretty serious the whole time. LOL



We had a great time, fun filled afternoon!! Topped it off with hot dogs and snow cones of course!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


We welcomed 4 sweet little puppies today! 3 boys and a girl. Phoenix as usual did a great job, such a perfect mama she is. We named the puppies Summer, Splash, Rocky and Coleman. They of course usually receive new names once they go to their homes. 

The boys already love them and want to play with them. Soon boys, really soon!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Zoo trip and moving the shed.

We love the Zoo!!! This time it was  a visit for Elias' birthday. We went early to enjoy all the animals and it was wonderful. Perfect day and we got to see so many of the animals. 

The bears were tackling each other, the boys loved it!


After the Zoo, Ben and Liz came over to help us relocate our shed closer to the house. I really failed at taking pictures though. Here are some from the prep Paul and the boys did the day before.

Here are the few pictures I got of the actual move, but they happen to be at the very end, so the job was pretty much done!

Thanks Ben and Liz for making this small job go easier!!!