Thursday, June 27, 2013

Tate and Corey

We have been asked several times if Tate and Corey are twins. I don't think it is because they really look too much alike, but because they are almost the same size. Tate is a bit taller (he looks a lot taller in this pic because Corey was slouching and leaning). We weighed them both yesterday and they both weighed exactly 41.4 lbs. They pretty much wear the same size clothing and they wear the same size shoes (sz 10). Corey is probably going to pass us all up at some point.

Beating Mario

Nathan and Tate have had fun playing Mario 64 together for the past few months. They finally beat the game yesterday and they were so excited. Corey was pretty pumped too. :)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

These Two

I was trying to get some cute pictures of Riley because she was looking especially adorable, but Corey insisted on being in most of the pictures. He loves his baby sister so much. She seems to love him too, but in a very cautious way. :)

I did manage to get a few of just Riley. Love this baby!!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Loving the Summer Weather

The weather has been beautiful and we have had so much fun playing outside and enjoying nature!

Riley is 7 Weeks Old

Riley is now 7 weeks old. She is definitely more alert and loves to look around and give funny looks. She has smiled once or twice, but it doesn't seem to be consistent. We have discovered that she has a little dimple on one side! So adorable! She is still a pretty great sleeper and still loves to snuggle. She is such a joy and we love her more and more everyday.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Father's Day

We had a great Father's Day this year. I would have liked to let Nathan sleep in as long as possible and then relax and enjoy a calm day. It didn't really go like that, but I still think it was a great day. Poor Nathan was really sick. But, we celebrated by making him breakfast and giving him his presents. We then went to his parents house and had a great day hanging out with family!

Nathan is the best dad in the world and the kids all adore him! We are all so lucky to have him in our lives and couldn't ask for a better and more fun dad!
Nathan's big present- the BBQ (which he really needed)
Sweet Kaylee holding Baby Riley. A lot of the Hess family got to meet her for the first time this day 
I attempted to make a video for Nathan for Father's Day. It didn't go as well as I had planned, but I guess it is more accurate of what life is actually like. I had to cut the first video off because the boys almost dropped Riley. :)

Riley is 6 Weeks Old

Our baby girl is now 6 weeks old. She continues to be a sweet and funny little baby. She loves to be snuggled and loves to eat. She still sleeps a lot (and not on any type of schedule), but when she is awake she usually wants to be eating. I am not sure how big she is, but she is still mostly wearing newborn clothes. 0-3 month clothes are still too long and wide for her. She doesn't really have any hair other than a little patch at the very top back of her head. She is pretty much sleeping through the night (but shhhh, I don't want to jinx it!). She is such an amazing baby and we are so in love with her!

My 31st Birthday

I had the most wonderful birthday. Nathan and the kids spoiled me like crazy and I felt so much love! I also got lots of love from family and friends. It was such a great day (and week). I am so blessed!!
Nathan got me flowers and balloons for the start of birthday week. He is the best!
My kind of birthday breakfast!! :)
Nathan made this cake (or "chocolate pizza" as Tate called it). He did a great job!

Nath went overboard with the thoughtful gifts (as usual).
What did I want for my birthday dinner? Pizza from Costco at the park with my favorite boys and baby! :)
I cannot believe this kid is 2 years old. He looks so big!
I asked Tate to show me his soccer skills for a picture and this was his pose. :)

Birthday Pedicure with my good friend Taylor!
Here is my freaked out baby while we were at the mall (Chick-fil-A and shopping for baby girl clothes!). 
I am such a nerd, but I made my friend Andrea take a picture of me with Dawn from Survivor. I was so starstruck to see her at the University Mall!


Corey put on Riley's hat and sang, "I am a sexy lady!" He is such a little weirdo. 
Laying around outside. 
She grew eyelashes finally!
This is my attempt to get a non-crazy-eye photo. And, her tongue is out. She has to have a little attitude no matter what I guess. :)

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Fun at the Pool with Grandma and Grandpa Howard

While my Dad and Jenny were here, we spent a lot of time at their hotel pool. It worked out perfectly and we all had such a fun time being out in the sun! Riley did not swim, but of course, I had to put her in her baby bathing suit. :) It was too cute! 

They were both so worn out afterwards!

Tate sat like this to keep the sun off his face while they dried off :)
Living the life! :)
Before we went swimming on the first day, we had some lunch and fun at the Crack Barrel