Good gracious - these pictures were three weeks ago. Unreal. My first full day with all three on my own, I decided it would be a good idea to try for a photoshoot. Aye aye aye. It was interesting to say the least! But it did yield some pretty cute pictures :) The kids were in some cute shirts (of course they had to all coordinate) - I especially loved that Jack's and Ryan's were oh so similar. Katie was bribed with fruit snacks. Jack wanted exactly NOTHING to do with the pictures. And Ryan screamed about 95% of the time. I guess that's what I'm in for when it comes to pictures in the near future :)
Love this one - despite Ryan screaming :)
And Jack was being so sweet and leaning in for a hug.
Katie loves to hold him - except she usually gives him back when he fusses. I think the fruit snacks made her decide to stick with it this time though.
And I love this one! This was as close to a good one as we were going to get :)
Ya gotta be quick to get a cute one of Jack! He is wild!
Katie is so sweet - such a super big sis!
And little guy was glad that the pictures were done - he even stopped screaming!
And me? Well I was glad it was over too :)
Goodness Ryan has changed so much in three weeks! Such a cute little peanut!
While Jack napped, Ryan hung out in the swing and Katie watched Mary Poppins on her iPad!
Later in the day, I actually caught Jack willing to smile for a quick moment!
And my friend Kara and her three kiddos came over that afternoon and brought dinner and visited! Ryan was excited to meet her :) In fact, he was so excited he slept most of the time (and ate the rest of the time)!
Sadie loves the Boppy pillow :)
And then a couple of days later, I had the camera out again! I decided we needed to get some fresh air, so I blocked off the steps and took the easel onto the deck for the kids to do chalk and then blow bubbles! I got some great pictures of Jack - he is such a mess. Here is my favorite series of pictures when we first got out there!
Katie was so excited to get out there and blow bubbles :)
You can just hear his big laugh when you look at this! Happy dude!
And I brought Ryan's little seat out for him to hang out and get fresh air too!
Boy am I lucky to have this girl to hang out with - we have to stick together since there are so many boys in our house now!
They were even sweet to each other and had a big time blowing bubbles together!
Who knows what was going on here - all I know is I love that sweet boy and his appetite for adventure! Even though his stubbornness wears me out sometimes :)
And they had a blast coloring on the chalk board of the easel! So glad I took it outside so they could have a big time with it!
And they even sort of cooperated for a group picture. It started off with Jack just taking a seat next to Ryan and smiling and then I got Katie to run over there. When Katie sat on the other side, Jack wanted to sit with her :)
And once Daddy got home, he and Ryan took a short snooze :) I have a picture of him with all three of the kids asleep on his chest.
Things are getting more and more crazy and I hate that I'm not able to blog every day. I will get back to it once we find a routine though :) So just stick with me on this ride...it is a wild and fun one!