Monday, September 24, 2012

Welcome, Weston James!

Weston James Lambert was born at 12:43 am on Saturday, September 22nd.  He was a healthy NINE pounds one ounce and twenty-two inches long. He pulls in as nephew #8 and cousin #9 for our children. We love him so much already!!!

Everybody, except for Jessica and David, was able to make it for a visit on his birthday (*tear*), and we had quite the party at the birth center! 

Madi was SO excited to meet him, but in all honestly, her highlight of the weekend came when she got to be Crosby's Mama since his "other Mama" was busy.  Our conversation was as follows:

Madi, "Hey Mom, can I be Crosby's Mom? Cause his other Mama is at the hospital taking care of baby Weston."
Me, "Yeah, sure, that sounds fine with me."

And so the beginning of playing house began... and it lasted all weekend!

As for Weston, he's cute, snuggly, and Oh. So. Smoochie.  

This was the only decent picture of Emmitt, as I had to attempt pictures one handed while keeping Em in a forearm block... 

Surprisingly, all SEVEN grandchildren sat very still as we took a group picture.  I'm not sure what they were mesmerized by...

 Oh wait, probably eight adults making total fools of themselves, which probably explains the open-gasp looks on their faces too. Well, whatever it takes, we were obviously willing to take one for the team.

Eventually we were old news again and the monster trucks were dug out from their hiding places while Madi ran around and asked, "Can I play too?" to all of the boys while continually getting ignored... such is the life with boy cousins, I suppose.  

The proudest brother of them all! He pretty much loves this baby thing! =)

As for this guy, he's still only one for a few more days!!! =(

Papa attempting to hold all the one-year-olds...

We're so glad you're finally here, Weston! Welcome to the Lambert family!!! =)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Labor Day Weekend... a little late!

It's hard to believe we're nearing the end of September and it's still 90 degrees outside.  I mentioned to Matt yesterday that for some reason 90 degrees just feels different in September than it does in August.  Maybe I'm crazy and maybe I'm just spoiled with our central AC, or maybe both, but either way I can't complain! The kids are still playing in the backyard almost every day and the hose has been turned on at least once a day. Emmitt can hardly handle his excitement about eating sand and when you add a good 'ol hose to that it turns into a complete euphoria! 

These pictures have been sitting in my "blog" file for way too long, so I finally decided to stick them up here! We ended summer (Labor day weekend) with a pretty lazy weekend: some backyard camping, mountain biking with friends, the Duck game via the internet (streamed in spanish with an FM radio blasting... cause that's how we role) and a quick trip to the Oregon State Fair, courtesy of Liz and her generous FREE tickets! 

(Madi continues to ask pretty much everyday if they (her and her daddy) can have a campout in the backyard.  We've explained each time that Daddy has to get up early and there probably won't be anymore campouts until next summer when she's FOUR! She's a little confused by this however, because I'm constantly asking Madi to stay three's worth a shot, right?)

Our ghetto setup for the first Ducks game... or creative, I guess it depends on who you ask, and on a side note, since then Matt has found a website that he can {legally} stream any NFL or college game through (in English too), not too shabby! And of course, a picture of Madi playing "wedding" with a mattress pad. ;)

I'm finding it harder and harder to haul my camera everywhere we go; between hitting one of the kids on the head with the lens as it hangs from my neck and not having enough hands, it's just easier to leave at home sometimes... thankfully phones have pretty decent cameras these days so most trips are just getting insta.gramed instead... such is life! =)

{I stole this picture from you Whitney ;}

This picture is almost a little too much. Such a good big sister... he's SO in love with her!

Thankfully our children are small enough that the barns are definitely the highlight of the fair still! We didn't even wander toward the rides...

I'm loving this Indian Summer and the crisp cool mornings.  Thank you, Fall, for being so beautiful for us!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Last Days of Summer

I had a whole list of things to do today, but when I snuck outside to hang up laundry two little people snuck out behind me.  The excitement of the sunshine and the reality of it being gone for good too soon forced me to sit back and relax... 

I decided to scrub the pools with bleach while the kids played in the sand box, but... 

Emmitt would have none of that! 

A hose?

Where'd that come from?

I was quickly outnumbered.  Even the dog was on their side!

And just like Emmitt's chubby little fingers couldn't get enough of this hose, my camera lens couldn't get enough of these kids!

{sometimes I can't get enough of this girl...}

A conversation from this morning:
Mads: "Momma, two more pages and then you can go take yours shower." 
(I was reading and drinking coffee)
Me: "Why do you want me to shower so bad?"
Mads: "So yous can be soft and smoove."
Me: "Aw. Do I stink?"
Mads: "Yeah..."

I suppose I walked right into that one.  And I'm pretty sure the real motivation was so that she could "watch a show", but being cute and sweet never hurts either...

Back fat?

This should make you feel better...

{but unfortunately it's only cute on him...}

Meanwhile, Madi bossed the dog around. 

a LOT!

So, I added blogging and sitting in the sunshine to my to do list so that it looked like I actually accomplished something today and went ahead and checked that off.


I'm thankful for days like these when we can throw out some of the to do's (or just add them to tomorrow's list) and enjoy the sunshine for just a little bit longer!

Because for the most part, I've TOTALLY embraced fall!

(Did you catch that, Kari? ;)