Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Years Eve 2015

Didn't do anything super special tonight... Had cookies, drank some sparkling juice, and set off a few fountains in our backyard. Low key, but just right for our man cubs.
Jonah watching the fireworks outside. He loved it.
Levi went inside during the fireworks because he got scared. So he watched them on a chair in front of the window.

Quotables:
Sparkling Cider: Bubbling (Jo meant bubbly)
During prayer, Levi kept interrupting to make sure Daddy thanked God for Ben.


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Ben is One Month

Baby Ben has been with us for a whole month now!
Ben weighs just over 8 pounds 11 ounces. Just like his brothers, he is a tall one. He is in the 75% for height at 22.2 inches. Man cub number three is still in newborn clothing, but barely... he is almost too long.

He is still in newborn sized diapers, but not for long. They are getting kinda tight.

He eats every 2 to 2.5 hours during the day. The nights are still crazy. Eating sometimes every 1.5 hours, and sometimes giving us a 3.5 hour stretch. Justin and I are ready for more sleep.

Ben loves his big brothers, noise, and his wubbanub. He HATES being cold, being swaddled, and peace and quiet. Big brothers can't wait to actually start playing with him.

We are so blessed by our good boy. He's a very sweet, and happy baby.


Saturday, December 26, 2015

Christmas Quotables

It is so funny to have young kids who can talk. This Christmas Jonah and Levi had a couple quotables that I need to share.

Mistletoe = Mr. Toe

Frosty the snowman = Frosting the snowman

Silly boys.


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas 2015



Saturday, December 12, 2015

Ben



Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Jonah is FOUR!

How can my firstborn be four already?! It seems like maybe last year he was born, and now he is a big boy who goes to school and helps me with his little brothers...
Jo is 3 ft and 6 inches tall... at school he is easily the tallest in his class. He is very friendly with everyone... though tends to be a bit bossy. He's all about being the fastest, and 'winning.' He helps with laundry, putting dishes away, and wiping up messes. His favorite color is "macaroni blue," aka the shade of blue on the Kraft macaroni and cheese box. He loves superheroes and all thing Disney. So Big Hero Six and the Incredibles are right up there in his favorites. He is a very tender-hearted boy, and loves his brothers dearly. I couldn't ask for a better Jonah Bear.

Audrey's Bear Etsy Shop

I've been seeing the cutest little personalized name blankets for kiddos on Facebook recently, and I knew that Ben 'needed' one. I've gotten something special for each boy when they have come home from the hospital. For Jonah it was a little hat, burp cloth, and bib with his monogram embroidered on it. For Levi, it was a little outfit with his name on it. So for this man cub, it was to be this blanket. (Also, it was a plus that when he grew too big for it, I could incorporate it into his "big boy" tshirt quilt. I've made one for each boy as they have graduated from crib to toddler bed.)

I did a lot of research, and found Audrey's Bear on etsy. This shop is based out of Alaska. They were wonderful to work with (I kept making changes, and they were sweet about it.). They were surprisingly fast considering what a personalized item this was.  If you are looking for a well made, light personalized blanket; I would definitely recommend Audrey's Bear.



*I was given a discount for writing this post, but the opinions are my own.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

When the Three Musketeers First Met...

My mum brought the big boys to the hospital the morning after Ben was born. We were a little nervous about Levi, but knew Jonah would be a champ. Turns out Ben is Levi's new favorite "toy." He just wanted to hug and cuddle him. I actually had to bribe him with candy so Jo could have a turn! Also, please note that Jo had to wear his Prince Philip shirt so he could keep baby Benjamin safe. Love that silly bear.

They both currently adore their new little brother, and I hope the trend continues.


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Benjamin Alan Biddle

We are thrilled to announce that our third man cub has arrived! Benjamin Alan Biddle was born November 30, 2015! He weighs 7 lbs, 4 oz, and is just over 20 inches long. It was a long, tough labor for me, but he is here safe and sound. I'll post about him meeting the big brothers later.



Thursday, November 12, 2015

Christmas Decor 2015

So this is what happens when you are 2.5 weeks from having a baby, you buy your hubby eggnog, and your whole family loves Christmas decorations... they end up going up early.

Everyone in our house is loving it... sorry to any neighbors driving by at night that are grinches.
It was a lot of fun decorating a new house...

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Nesting for Biddle Boy 3

This pregnancy nesting has been a lot more sewing, and a lot less prepping. Since this is boy number three, we really already had everything we needed except a new infant car seat and diapers. So other than setting up the baby's room, there really wasn't much to do. Also, it's amazing how two littles can distract you from things you could be nesting over...


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Pumpkin Carving 2015

First off, let it be known that Jonah was heart-broken we were going to cut up his beloved pumpkin until we explained to him that the pumpkin is like a carrot... it can't feel. So cute. So silly.

Second, pumpkin guts can apparently ONLY be touched by grown-ups because little boys "don't like to get dirty, we might get germs..." Riiiiiiiight. Germs. From pumpkin guts. I was tempted to go all old school and be like, "well, at least your pumpkin guts are warm, when I was your age, my pumpkin guts were freezing cold..." but I didn't. Yet. I'll save that one for another year.

Third, the photo dump.
Watching Justin cut open the beloved pumpkin...
Surprise! There are seeds inside.
You want us to touch WHAT?
Helping Daddy scoop out seeds with spoons, because they might get germs...
The final product. 
Levi's is a "happy pumpkin," and Jo's is a "scary pumpkin."

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Family Photos 2015

When we visited family last August, my mum hired a photographer to take family photos. I LOVE how they turned out! They are really nice photos, but still feel like our family. For example, my boys are still silly little boys instead of perfectly posed and pressed. They feel like real life.


Sunday, October 25, 2015

Livin' with the In-Laws

For the past two weeks (15 days to be exact), the boys and I spent time with our family in Michigan. Justin had some crazy things going on at work, and we knew all his free time was going to be spent sleeping. So the boys and I flew to stay with the in-laws. Honestly, we were spoiled rotten by Nana Lynne and Cocoa Papa, but we missed Justin something awful.
Jumpin in the leaves
Hanging with Uncle Adam
Justin had flowers delivered to me! 
Playing at the park with Nana Wendy
Jumpin at the trampoline park!
First experience trick-or-treating. They got to wear costumes that Nana Lynne made for Justin and Uncle Michael years ago!
Me and my boys.
We had so much fun! Many new experiences, and fun new activities; but nothing beat coming home to Daddy.