Thursday, August 25, 2016

First Things First

 We've had a couple weeks filled with 'firsts' around here. 

Lynden isn't generally first at anything.
Walking for example... 


But, thanks to his hardworking Daddy, he now has a big boy bed!

The first week or so took a few tumbles and being returned back to 
bed innumerable times, but he's getting the hang of staying in bed now.

For the first few days Ryder borrowed my blanket ladder to get into his top bunk.
I'll have to get a new picture with the matching walnut ladder Braden made for him.

And I finally finished Lynden's first big boy bed blanket. 
How's that for alliteration? 

 Quincy had his first doctor's appointment last week as well.

Getting three kids up, dressed, fed, and to the doctor's office on my own by 
8am was a task of Olympic proportions, but we made it with 5 minutes to spare. 

I think this is my new favourite photo. 

Lynden still won't walk on his own, but to give me a break, 
Braden took both big boys to the shop with him on Saturday.  

Quincy accompanied us in the Lillebaby on our first 'family of 5' walk. 

And this sweet big brother was absolutely 
tickled to be able to hold his baby brother for the first time. 

Lynden is not my sensitive and affectionate boy, 
but he was fiercely possessive of Quincy 
and even bestowed a few kisses on his soft head.

Looking forward to more 'firsts' to come. 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Day #1

My next few posts will just chronicle the 
first few days and weeks of life as a family of 

What a thought! 
Here's Quincy's first photo with Daddy & Mama.

Nothing looks nearly as uncomfortable as those couches the 
Daddy's have to sleep on at the hospital.

Having a buddy makes it a little better.

Quincy weighed in at 7lbs 10oz.
Exactly 1lb less than Lynden and 2lbs less than Ryder.
That'll make it easy for me to remember!

Big brothers were excited to bring their baby brother home on Monday morning.

But in all reality, this is a little more what life looks like...

So grateful to have this little sweetie as a part of our family. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

He's Here!

Quincy Oliver Apperson

We welcomed our third sweet son into the world on 
Saturday, August 13 at 10:27.
7lbs 10oz

For the first time, I experienced over 24 hours of labour.
After 10 and 5 hour labours, I have a whole new appreciation for those 
Mamas who are in it for the long haul!

 This little fella is the sweetest baby a Mama could wish for.
And he's got two very adoring big brothers.

Our hearts are filled with gratefulness to God for blessing us with this boy!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Peach Freezer Jam

Well, week 38 came and is just about gone. 

Tomorrow I'll be into my last week 
- give or take - 
since my 2 big boys both showed up late.

On Sunday we crashed some friends' date and met up with them for a 
matinee of the new Bourne movie. 

I think it's been years since we went to a movie together. 

Then yesterday, our sweet neighbours brought over a big box of peaches from their tree.

There's nothing quite like being 39 weeks pregnant to motivate you to get 
some of those can't wait projects done - just in case.

So this morning I watched Olympic Gymnastics while 
peeling, slicing, and cooking up a big batch of freezer jam. 

Here's the recipe:

We ended up with well over 10 lbs of jam!
All for a just few hours work. 

And now I'm just waiting ever so impatiently for it to cool off so 
I can slice and butter up a thick piece of fresh bread to douse in jam. 

Happy Saturday!