Owen enjoyed Halloween this year. He went to his first Halloween party and loved it! He dressed as a fireman and went Trick or Treating with his cousins, Jane & Evan. Eva momentarily dressed as a pumpkin, but stayed at home with Daddy and Ian this year. Ian was supposed to be a pumpkin too, but we never got around to putting the outfit on him and taking pictures :( Beggar's night was quite frigid, but Owen and his cousins did well!
Donut eating- NO HANDS ALLOWED!
Three- legged race- not bad for a couple 4 year olds!
Well Ian is almost 3 months old, but here is his 2 month post... a little late :( We are busy having fun, reading, eating, changing diapers, soothing a crying baby (and toddler), and working on our basement office/quiet space. Ian is quite popular with Owen and Eva. They like to take turns holding him, sticking their fingers in his mouth, and trying to give him toys. Eva especially loves giving him pretend food on a spoon. Owen is very helpful, since he has already had practice with a baby at home. I'll say I am going to feed Ian and Owen says, "let me get your feeding pillow and burp cloth for you." So sweet! Having three kiddos isn't as crazy as we had imagined, but there are some rough days. Days where it seems like the kids are taking turns crying, and those times when they are all crying at the same time. I try to just smile and then things get better :) ... because they usually all take naps on days like these! It is more difficult to get out the door (on time) with three, but we are managing. I take Owen to Preschool story time at the library once a week. He loves this! Eva stays busy during story time by bringing me several books to put in a stack and reading(flipping pages) Dr. Seuss books- which reminds me... she is so addicted to flipping pages in books right now that she has developed a sore on her flipping thumb! Ian usually is cuddled up asleep in our Moby wrap or spending time with Grandma while I take the others to the library.
Thanks for reading! I hope you are staying warm :) We just started up the fireplace this weekend! I love it!
On August 26, 2014 at 10:15 am, we welcomed Ian Thomas Dursch into this world. He was 7 pounds 2 ounces and 19.75 inches and perfect (aside from a broken blood vessel in his eye, that went away around week 4). Owen and Eva came to meet him at the hospital and were happy to finally meet him outside of mom's belly. He was born at Kettering Hospital on a beautiful Tuesday.
Eva was 18 months on August 1st. She is so beautiful :) It is amazing how much a child can change in a year and a half! She has just soaked up the world around her. Her vocabulary has expanded like crazy, I can't even begin to list the words she says now. Although, her favorites are 'look' and 'watch'. She and Owen are starting to get along very well, sharing a room and exploring the world around them. It is so cool to see siblings grow and interact!
We went to Myrtle Beach with the Leuzinger family the first week of August. Eva enjoyed taking walks on the beach with Poppi each morning when she woke up at 6:30am. She had fun at the beach and loved being in the pool. She is going to be a swimmer like her daddy for sure!
I am hoping to get around to posting some more soon!
Eva is 17 months now. I will do a full update at 18 months, but I needed to tell everyone how big this girl is getting! Eva has really picked up her vocabulary and can now say a handful of words fairly consistently. They are: uh-oh, bye bye, daddy, mama, papa, peace, bird, fish, watch, teeth, dog, geez. She also tries to sing along to the ABC song with Owen and me. She is a strong willed girl, that seems to cry anytime she isn't understood and/or doesn't get what she wants. This is often :( Eva loves to laugh with her brother and mimic anything that he does. They began sharing a room a few weeks ago. It is fun to watch them communicate and play before they fall asleep. She often likes to scream and yell to try to wake him in the mornings too! Ugh! Eva is sturdy and very physically capable. Her latest strength move is swinging on the bar on our trampoline, like Owen. She had her first set of stitches at 15 months. Owen (accidentally- for the record) hit her with a golf club in the forehead. It has healed now, but left a decent scar. I am sure this will be the first of many injuries for her, for how hard she plays!