Sunday, April 26, 2015

Springtime has hit Boston!

Can I just say that out here in Boston, we REALLY needed springtime.  Lucky for us, it finally came!

It has been gorgeous weather around here.  I have loved going out with the two boys---it really helps so much.  Flowers are starting to bloom, and we even had one 70 degree day.  It was monumental.  

We've slowly started to adjust having two kids.  It's pretty manageable when we're together, but it's a little harder when it's just one of us.  We've started grocery shopping all together, which I think is more fun.  :)  We've also started going to the park a lot more, which is also a blast.  

Mr. H's dad went in for a very big heart surgery.  We've been really worried about him, and it has been hard to not be there with the H family.  The surgery itself went pretty well, but the recovery has been filled with set backs.  We are all praying very hard for him, and love him so much.  

Mr. H is almost done with the semester!  So excited!!!!

I've had so many sweet people helping me out here in Boston.  It truly is such a blessing and miracle to be surrounded by so many good people.  Everyone has helped me in more ways than I can count.  

We got to celebrate Patriot's Day out here, (which we didn't even know was a holiday) and that was great.  The Saturday before, we drove up to Lexington (one of my favorite towns in New England) and watched a REENACTMENT!!!  I have been wanting to see one of these for AGES.  It was really cool.  C hated it, and it was really loud, but it was a really fun experience.

C doesn't really know about guns yet, but he does have some cheap water guns at home.  We told him that there would be guns there (to prepare him) and he started shouting as they started shooting, "Their water guns are TOO LOUD!!!"

On Monday, we were able to go to the Boston Marathon, which was AWESOME!  We went with some other people in our ward, and set up around mile 20, which is right at the beginning of what is known as heartbreak hill.  We got there pretty early, and saw the paraplegic athletes, as well as the elite athletes.  It was amazing.  You know their going fast when it's been 1 hour and 30 minutes, and they're already at mile 20.  Crazy.  It was a fun time.  

People were there handing out yogurt...and it was really really good yogurt! :)

C and his buddy M cheering the runners on.  

It was a little chilly. :)

Our baby is one month!

Baby T turned one month.  

Like with C, I decided to do a little photo shoot.  

T's stats:

At one month:
9 lbs
21 inches long
head is 14.5 inches

He's been smiling!  He got hit hard with baby acne, and has also been pretty gassy.  He loves being held, and hates his swing.  

He also really doesn't like his binky, but can sometimes be coaxed into taking it.  He likes walking around.  He likes the ergo baby carrier, but puts his arms against my chest and pushes out so he can see everything.  He also does not like being swaddled.  He is still in all his newborn clothing.

Favorite moments of the month:
When he first smiled at me!!!
All the snuggles.
He truly loves his big brother C.

We love our little baby T!

Can't forget big brother C!!! @ 2 yrs 8 months :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Easter 2015

We had a lovely Easter 2015.

It was our church's General Conference, which is always lovely.

It was, however, much harder to listen to it this year.  A talkative two year old and newborn will do that to you I guess. :)

Saturday we watched Conference and dyed our Easter Eggs.  I accidentally got brown eggs, but I actually loved how they turned out.  Mr. H was not convinced. 

Mr. H enjoyed a fun guys night out for the priesthood session.  

The next morning we enjoyed a yummy breakfast, and then did an Easter Egg hunt outside for C.

He LOVED it.

I'm excited for when he has a little more competition though. :)

He would ooh and aw over every cute.

We then did the Hansen family annual Easter Egg roll.  It was so fun---C was so cute!  He loved rolling the eggs at each other and LOVED it when it cracked! ha.  I was the proud winner this year!

Then our friend came over and took a couple of family pictures of all of us.  It was so nice of them!

We then watched conference and relaxed!!!

After the last session, some friends came over for Easter dinner.  It was really fun.  I always miss family over holidays, and having some people over helped me feel like it was a real holiday. :)

Overall it was a great day.  I'm so grateful for our Savior, and so grateful for the messages He taught.

the winning egg :)

C accidentally smashed one with his hand. :)

our little Easter bunny


Transitioning to a Four member Family!

After our moms left, reality set in.  

The last two weeks have been hard!  

But that is a post for another day...maybe when I'm out of the recovery phase. :)

I wanted to document some pics of baby T and our cutie C.

It is safe to say he did NOT enjoy his bath. 

Reading to BOTH boys

Someone now LOVES the alligator towel :)
It's been fun to see how similar/different baby T and C have been.  Here are some side by side comparisons:

baby T
baby C

baby C coming home
baby T coming home (both look equally as thrilled)

baby C

baby T

baby C

baby T
baby C after his first bath
baby T
Anyway...they definitely look alike, but it's fun seeing how their little looks are different and how their personalities are different (even as tiny babies!!!)