Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Homemade Laundry Detergent

So tonight I finally took the time to make my own laundry soap.  I used this web site as my guide: 
I have read through this site before and had forgotten about it.  Jason and I did watch his tutorial on youtube about a year ago.  Here is the link to that:
I like this guy cause he is from IA so he must know what he is doing!!! :)

I did not use Borax as I have heard that it is harsh on clothes and not ok to have around kids.  I used Oxiclean instead.  For the bar of soap, I used Dr Bronners castile soap.  You can find it here:
http://www.drbronner.com/DBMS/OBPE05/PeppermintOrganicBarSoap.htm  Dr Bronners is pretty cool.  Looks to be a good go to site for some good soap!

It was a very easy process to making this detergent.  The only thing that took a bit was shaving the soap but I cut the time by using my food processor.  I had the water heating up while I shaved the soap.  Once the water was boiling, I added the soap.  I didn't do it little at a time like the guy said and I had a few clumps.  I just took my wire wisk to it and it broke up the clumps fairly easy.  In no time at all, the soap was dissolved.

I added 3 gallons of water to my "Homer" bucket by filling it up in the bathtub as my kitchen faucet has terrible water pressure.

I added 1 cup of Washing soda to the bucket and then poured in the soap that I had just dissolved.  I stirred that up really good.  I didn't have any lumps to break up.  I think it's because I had hot water in the bucket to begin with.  After that I added 1/2 cup Oxiclean to the bucket and gave it a good stir.  I put the lid on and had my wonderful husband take it to the basement for me.  I can't wait to give it a good stir tomorrow night and start using it!

I don't know how much this cost me as I bought the washing soda about a year ago and the Oxiclean from Sams club.  The Dr Bronners soap does cost a bit but I am happy that I am using something that is good and green!  I am hoping to find it cheaper on line and buy a few at a time.

I did take pictures and wanted to share but my husband went out to run some errands before I had him download the pictures. I will have to add pictures later.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

A year gone by

Almost a year ago, my twins came into this world. This year has gone by very fast. It has been a blur but there have been some great memories made, wonderful pictures taken and lots of laughter in the Starbuck household!

It has been so fun watching the boys grow and change each day. It's been fun watching Nate interact with the boys as they grow. These days when you see Nate crawling up and down the hallway, you can be sure to see Jonathan right behind Nate crawling and right behind Jonathan is Riley doing the army crawl!!! They do everything they can to keep up with big brother. Nate gets a kick out of his brothers doing the same thing he does. I think all 3 boys are going to be buds as the years go by.

This year has been special but it has been difficult too. It has taught me to be more organized, flexible and to just sit and not worry about the house. I have taken the time to just sit on the floor and play with the boys. I am a stronger person now because of the last year. Raising twins is very difficult. I remember once saying that I wanted both boys but not at the same time. Now, I wouldn't change it. I am glad I have both at the same time. They have given me lots of laughs and to be honest, tears too. I can't imagine going through the day and not loving on them in some way. I am sure some day, all 3 will tell me "Enough kisses!!"

I will leave you with a picture of each of my babies.



Friday, September 18, 2009

Picture of my boys!

We were outside one day last week enjoying the beautiful weather and I decided to pull the twins around on the wagon. Nate of course hopped in for the ride. I pulled them under our magnolia tree and got a decent shot. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

No more helmet for Riley!!!

If you all remember, back in March, I noticed Riley was laying his head to one side. I took him to our wonderful chiropractor and she said that he has torticollis. She also noticed that his head was misshaped. When we took Jonathan to his hip doctor, we asked him to look at Riley's head. He said it was simply plagiocephaly. We took Riley to see Barb the helmet lady. She took measurements and said that we needed a helmet to help shape his head correctly. We got the helmet May 21st and today was our last day!!! He has made major improvments since we first had his head measured. We are quite happy with the results. His head isn't totally round and the left side of his face isn't perfect, but it's so much better than it was. He will continue to improve over time!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Happy Birthday to my darling 4 year old!

Today is Nate's 4th birthday! He was born at 7:44pm and was 7lbs 4oz and I think 19 3/4 inches long.

I will have share pictures tomorrow.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Neat picture to share of Riley and Nate

Thought I would be goofy and set Riley like this on Nate. They both were being pretty goofy themselves!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

It's Helmet time!

Riley as you can see got his helmet! I love the camo print! Jason said that he can go hunting with Grandpa Starbuck this fall now!! Riley is tolerating his helmet just fine. We are working our way up to 22 hours a day of wearing it. Right now we are one day 3. He wears it 3 times a day for 3 hours at a time. Kinda hard to wear it for 3 hours when you throw nap time in. By tomorrow, he can take naps with it on. By Tuesday, he will wear it over night too. We will take it off every 3-4 hours for a break, check for redness and wipe down his head and helmet. He gets pretty sweaty in it. I am going to ask if they can drill a couple of holes in the back of the helmet for more ventilation. He will have to wear this helmet for 3-6 months depending on how well the helmet works. Since we found his plagicephally early enough, he probably won't have to wear it as long.

Other news: My 33rd birthday was this week. My mom came into town to spend time with me. She made a peach pie that was very yummy! Jason took the day off. My mom babysat all 3 boys so Jason and I could go out for lunch. Thanks mom! We ended up at Walmart to get a few things after lunch. I bought a wireless mouse for my laptop that is awesome!! I also picked up a case for my new digital camera that Jason bought me! I love it! I am having fun taking pictures. I can download/upload pictures right to my laptop and manage the pics that way. The camera is a point and shoot from Pentax. It suits my needs very well. I also received a necklace and earring set from my parents that is beautiful!! Jason also bought me the movie Emma w/Gwenth Paltrow, 2 cds from my favorite Christian, Chonda Pierce and some spending cash. I am need of some nice clothes.

All 3 boys are doing fine. Nate had his last Parents Day Out last Thursday. He will start again next fall. I am thinking we need to schedule in some play dates with some friends this summer. Nate sure enjoys playing with his pals!

Jonathan and Riley are growing like crazy. They are talking all the time and getting louder too! They are enjoying an exersaucer that we are borrowing from a friend. They are getting interested in small toys too. Makes my life a bit easier to be able to entertain them! They are now sitting at the table with us. I brought out the booster chair that straps to a chair. I found another one just like what we have at a yard sale yesterday!! I was so excited! The seat has a tray that hooks on. Kinda like a highchair but for a chair. I need to wipe down the one I just bought and hook it to a chair. Our kitchen is too small for 2 highchairs so this fits our needs just fine. The boys are doing ok with sleeping at night. I stopped giving bottles to Jonathan and nursing Riley at the 3am feeding. A few nights ago, Jonathan woke up and I went in, gave him a paci, patted his bottom and within 2 mins he was fast asleep. I had to do this for a few nights in a row with both of them and last night they slept till 6am this morning!! I don't know how long this is going to last.

Guess thats enough rambling for the day! We have a birthday party to attend this afternoon. Lots of fun!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Cute words!

Teeter totter= Tator tots
Couple sips= soda or pop
Lemelade= lemonade

Nates version of the real words!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Cute picture to share

This evening, I put the boys down for bed. I usually lay them about 1-2 feet apart. This is what I found when I went to check on them:


Sunday, April 5, 2009

Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband!

Jason and I have been married 6 years today! These are some photos of the memorable day!
The first is of the grooms part. Starting on the left: Vince(friend), Josh(my brother), Jason, Adrian(Jasons brother) Ben(friend) and Matthew(nephew). Ben and Vince were ushers.

The second photo is of the brides party. Starting on the left: Amy(Jason's sister) Me, Tiffani(my sister-in-law, Josh's wife) and Ashton(niece). Tiffani was my Matron of Honor

The last picture is pretty much self explanatory. Jason and me, the Bride and Groom!

It was such a beautiful day. The sun was out but it was a bit chilly. We had a really good photographer from Trotters photo. My sister-in-law, Tiffani, brought some yummy pulled beef for sandwiches. I loved my dress! My mom and I went on a dressing shopping date. We stopped at a shop in Litchfield, IL. My parents lived not far from there. I tried on plenty of dresses not knowing what style fit me best. I put this on, went out to the big mirror and both my mom and I knew this was the dress for me. It's an A-line style dress, ivory in color with flowers embroidered on the bodice and down the dress. We did go into Springfield to see if we could find other dresses but had zero luck. This dress was meant for me! The only thing I wish I could have done is perserve my flowers. I wonder if I could recreate it somewhat with silk flowers? Mmmm, I will have to look into that.

Our reception was simple but nice. My mother-in-law, Kathy, and sister-in-law, Amy provided the meal. It was sandwiches, slaw, chips, and other yummy foods! Our cake was from McArthurs Bakery. It was all chocolate with a basket weave design.

We stayed at a B&B in St Charles and then took off that Monday for the Gulf Shores where we spent our honeymoon.

Out of this union came 3 adorable boys: Nate, Jonathan and Riley!

Happy Anniversary Jason!! I love you and can't wait to spend the next 6 years and more with you!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Goodbye Grandpa, I will miss you.

Thursday night the 26th of March, my Grandpa Elmer passed away. I am very sad about this. I wasn't able to say goodbye to him. He is the only Grandpa I have known. My dad called me Friday morning to let me know that Grandpa had passed away. My Grandma was with him and they were at home. He was suffering from cancer. I am glad he is not hurting anymore. I have many wonderful memories of my Grandpa. I was honored to be a pall bearer along with my brother and 4 other cousins. My Aunt read a wonderful eulogy about my Grandpa. It described him perfectly! I will always miss my Grandpa.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Just surviving

I don't like this time in life when raising babies. I am surviving which means I don't really get to enjoy my babies as much as I would like. I am tired. Makes taking care of babies that much harder. Thankfully, we have found some help. There are some women in our church that are willing to help out a few days a week. I am very happy at the idea of having an extra set of arms to help hold, feed, change diapers, and let me get a nap in once in a while and get some time to play with Nate.

We had an appointment last Thursday for Jonathan. He had another ultrasound done on his hips. The tech said that both his hips look great! We were keeping an eye on his left hip. We saw his Dr after and he also said that his hip looked great! So, no more ultrasounds or need to be seen by Dr Anderson and best of all, no braces! Whoo hoo!!!

Last Wednesday, I took the boys to the chiropractor to get adjusted. They both had some issues that I needed Dr Gina to address. She took care of both of them beautifully as usual! I was worried about Riley and the way he held his head. I was thinking he has torticollis. Dr Gina did take a look at his neck and head and said that he did indeed have a bit of torticollis. She did some muscle stretching and massage on his neck and then adjusted his neck. I let her know that I was doing massage on his neck also at home. Because of the torticollis, his head is misshaped. Dr Gina knew that we were going to see Jonathans orthopedist the next day so she wanted us to have the dr take a look at Riley's head. Dr Anderson took one look at this head and said that he has plagiocephaly. It is a malformation of the head. The way Riley lays his head, allows his bones to shift so his head takes on a weird shape. We have been referred to a plastic surgeon at St Johns. I have no clue why a plastic surgeon, but I have heard he is the best when it comes to plagiocephaly. We may end up getting Riley a helmet that helps reshape his head. I don't know more than that and will keep you all updated as we go along.

I have finally come to terms that I am no longer able to nurse both the twins full time. My body just can't keep up with the demands of two babies. I have tried all there is to keep up my milk supply but it wasn't working. I am going to continue to nurse Riley, but Jonathan will get mostly formula. As much as this hurts me, this is what needs to be done. Jonathan just isn't happy after nursing. He just isn't getting enough. I am not through nursing Jonathan completely, he still gets to nurse when Riley isn't and I will continue to pump and he can have what I pump. I would like to nurse them for as long as they want to. I was able to nurse Nate till 18mos. If we go that far, I will be very happy! I just don't want to lose my nursing relationship with my boys at all. I have a feeling that when they start eating table food then I can start nursing Jonathan more and maybe even get rid of the formula except at bedtime. I just need to get through the next few months.

I am so proud of my nephew, Ethan! He lost his first tooth! A call will be going out to Ethan this afternoon and I can't wait to hear all about it straight from the source! You can read about this exciting time from my sister-in-laws blog, Sunshine is Delicious. The link is to the left of my blog.

I better get some breakfast eaten before one of the boys decide they need to get up.

Have a blessed day everyone!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Pictures of Nate and Jonathan

Our old camera was broken after the twins were born so Jason went and bought a new one the next day. I was determined to see if the old one could be fixed so I could use that for myself. I knew how to use it and upload the photos to the computer and flickr. I took the camera in to get fixed and the guy quoted me $300 to fix it. Ummm, no thanks. Jasons new camera was less than that brand new. So, I guess I need to learn how to use the new camera. Thankfully it has an Easy button. It does everything for me! So, yesterday, I decided to get some pics of the boys. Riley decided he needed a nap instead so I only got pics of Nate and Jonathan. Here are a few pics of them.

The 2nd one is Jonathan just hanging out on the blanket. The first one is of Nate. He had to get in on the mix and get his picture taken too! I hope to get some photos of Riley today. I have a picture frame that has 3 frames in it that need some photos. I like the one of Jonathan here and hope to get one similar of Riley.

Enjoy the photos!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Life as usual

As usual as can be with 3 boys! Life has continued since Jason went back to work over a month ago. There are some days I wonder if I will make it through. I look forward to the weekends even more now.

Nate is doing fine! He is just talking like crazy! I talked with my Grandpa the other day and he asked if Nate was talking and of course I said yes and then I realized what he was getting at. Does he talk alot like me! I told Grandpa, yes!! My Grandpa likes to tease me about my chatter. I do like to talk! Nate is into Mighty Monster Trucks at the moment. He likes Meteor, Junk Boy, Little Tow and Big Foot. I wonder what he will like after this. Will he go back to Thomas or Bob the Builder again? What about tractors? He seems to jump back and forth with what he likes. One thing that never changes is that he loves to be outside. The other day, he wanted to go outside so bad and I kept telling him that it was too cold. He still insisted on going out. So, I opened up the front door and had him step out onto the front porch in his jammies. I asked him if it was too cold and of course, he said No! When he gets something in his brain, he won't let it go. Mmmm, wonder where he gets that from?!! Thankfully we had a couple of nice warm days so we made sure we got outside to play. He loves when the neighbor boys are out too. Lots of boys to play with!

Riley and Jon are doing fine. Growing like crazy. They are making lots of eye contact now and are focusing more on things like our faces which is pretty cool. I have gotten a small smile out of both of them but I am waiting for them to crack big smiles!

Jonathan is my sleeper. I can always count on him taking good naps. Other news for him: Since he was breech, we need to keep an eye out on his hips. The second of Feb we had an ultrasound done on his hips to see if there was any concern. His right hip looks fine but his left hip is off a bit. We now have a pediatric orthapedist on our list of dr's. Dr Anderson saw Jon last Thurs. Dr did say that Jon's left hip is loose. We don't need to do anything in the way of braces right now. We are going to have another ultrasound done the 19th of March and then see Dr Anderson right after. Dr said that his hip could take care of itself and if thats the case, then no braces are needed. We will see what time will do between now and the 19th. Dr Anderson was wonderful!

Riley is my eater! When he nurses, he's all business. He is also a mamas boy. He loves to be held. Good thing I have a sling to put him in! He has red hair and it sticks up! Cracks me up! He gets lots of comments on it. He has battled 2 colds so far, poor thing. He has had to sleep in the bouncy seat so he could breath. Just last night I put him in the crib to sleep. He is also starting to coo. It is so fun to watch him. He can really get into it!

Both of their personalities are starting to emerge. Jonathan is more laid back and Riley is a mover and shaker. All 3 of my boys are going to do great things when they grow up :)

The twins had their first long car ride a few weeks ago. I took all 3 boys up to my folks in Springfield, Il. The babies slept the entire 1 1/2 hours. Nate just chilled out in the back seat. My parents were excited that we were coming to visit. They can't get enough of the grandbabies. We took some time and went to visit my sister-in-law and her boys. My brother was on his way home from Chicago so we didn't get to see him. Nate had a great time playing with his cousins. Tiffani got her baby fix with the boys. It was so much fun watching Nate play with his cousins. They are a hilarious bunch!

Jason celebrated his birthday the 21st of Feb. We went to lunch at TGIFridays. First restaurant outing for the twins. They did great! After that we chilled at home. Jason opened his gifts. He got new memory for the computer, some things for game nite, and a book. He also got to have breakfast in bed. I made biscuits and gravy for the first time. He was happy with that! Nate woke up and gave him a balloon. Nate and I were sneaky and hid the balloon in Nates closet so daddy wouldn't know. Nate did a good job keeping the secret! That night, we went to Americas Incredible Pizza Company with tickets and such that I won at our trivia night at church in Jan. We took our good friends Ben and Laura and their son Logan. Everyone ate for free and played for free. It has pizza and games. Think Chuckee Cheese but bigger and better.

I tried looking for photos of the twins so I could update you all but I cant find the new ones Jason just took a while ago. Here is a link to his blog since he seems to have the photos. Photo hog!


Enjoy your Sunday!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Birth story

I am finally getting around to posting my birth story of the twins.

My contractions started New Years day around noon. They were sorta painful but not too bad. Enough pain for me to notice them! They were around 5-7 mins apart. I was laying on the couch chatting with a friend who had come to see me. The contractions slowed down but that night they started up again. They were painful but not enough for me to breath through them. I was jotting down the times every time I had one. I was able to get some sleep that night. The next day, the contractions were farther apart but getting more painful. This was the way it was all day. That night I noticed them getting stronger. Saturday was the same. Sunday, I called my friend who is a doula to come and see me and give me some ideas on how to get the contractions more regular if this was the real deal! My doula was very supportive and gave me some great ideas. She asked if I wanted to have my membranes stripped and I said no. I wasn't sure that I was in labor. My mom called that afternoon and said that she was coming in the next day to help and be there just in case I did go into labor. All Sunday night and into Monday, I had to stop and breath through the contractions. They were getting stronger and closer. I felt better if I was standing and then swaying back and forth during a contraction. Since my mom was there, I decided to call my doula again and have her come and strip my membranes. She got here around 9pm. She decided to check me for dilation first. I didn't get my hopes up since the last time my OB check me, I was at 1cm. Well, my doula checked me and I was at..... 4cm!!!! She said that I was in labor!! After she left, I tried to rest. I think I maybe slept an hour total that night. Laying down during a contraction hurt the most. I wasn't sure when we should head to the hospital. That morning, Tuesday, I hit a wall mentally and physically. I knew then that we were heading to the hospital that day. Again, I was very happy my mom was here. She stayed with Nate till our friend got to our house to watch Nate so that my mom could come to the hospital. Jason and I left for the hospital around 7:30am. We got checked in and I got changed into the infamous hospital gown. They started monitoring the heartbeats of the twins and mine. I had an awesome labor and delivery nurse! She did get a bit worried because my heart was racing. It wasn't bad, but they were a bit worried. They had a lady come in a do an ultrasound on the babies. I thought that was a bit odd, but oh well. One more chance to see my boys before really seeing them! Good thing they did the ultrasound because baby B turned breech sometime in the past 4 weeks of my pregnancy. The nurse called my OB and mentioned this and my OB denied me my VBAC. I was angry about the whole situation. I had my heart set on a VBAC. Before all this, my nurse checked me for dilation and I was at 5cm and 100% effaced! When she was checking me, she noticed that my pelvic opening was a bit small. After my OB said no vbac, Jason and I talked about it and prayed but I knew that it was going to be a c-section. The anesthesiologist came in and talked with us about what was going to happen. I will tell you I had the best people caring for us! Everyone was so very nice. I was able to walk down to the OR. That was a bit weird walking into an OR. It was cold and kinda intimidating. I hopped up on the table and sat on the side so my epidural could be put in. Jason sat in front of me holding my hands. I was very fearful of getting an epidural. I didn't have a good experience with my c/s with Nate. Obviously, this anesthesiologist knew what she was doing because it didn't hurt much at all and she told me what she was doing so I wouldn't be surprised. Everything was put in place, I was able to lay down. Jason moved so he was up by my head on my right side. After a while, my OB started my surgery. I waited impatiently to hear the cry of my babies! Baby A came first and was born at 11:11am. I saw the nurse take him to the warmer. The nurse took him to the wrong warmer and we all told her, "Wrong warmer"!!! The warmers had a note on them saying Baby A and Baby B so we wouldn't get the babies mixed up! I have to admit I was a bit surprised to see him looking gray. It didn't take long and they had him crying! What a sweet sound! Baby B arrived one minute later at 11:12am. The nurses brought the babies over one at a time for me to see and hold and snuggle with for a few moments. Daddy was busy taking pictures and cutting the cords. My OB was wonderful to leave some length of the cord so daddy could have the experience of cutting the cords! As I was getting stitched back up, the babies were getting cleaned up and weighed and measured. Baby A, aka Riley was 7lbs 3oz and Baby B, aka Jonathan was 7lbs 15oz!
After a while, they were done stitching me up and onto a bed so I could head to recovery. Daddy stayed with the boys. Oh, Jason was the only guy in the OR!! I thought that was awesome that everyone in the OR were women. My mom met us in the recovery room. Both boys nurses were in there too and so were the boys. I got to see the boys get their first baths. Riley's nurse helped me start breastfeeding with Riley. He latched on with in 2 tries! We had to work on Jonathan a bit but he finally got it.
I didn't stay very long in the recovery room before heading to another room where I would be the rest of the time. The hospital has a thing called "Cuplet Care". Basically, the babies stay with me and Jason the whole time unless we send them to the nursery.
The rest of the week was pretty much a blur! I was able to get out of bed on Wednesday. I was a bit shakey but had 2 wonderful nurses helping me. My iv and catheter came out Wednesday morning too which was so nice! Both the boys and myself had wonderful nurses. I had a great experience at St Lukes. I would recommend St Lukes to anyone. I did send the boys to the nursery at 10pm every night. I needed the sleep. My nurse would bring them back when they needed to eat.

Today, the boys are 3 weeks old. We had a great 3 week check up today. Both are gaining weight and are healthy.

My OB originally set my due date at the 6th of January. After we found out we were having twins, the date was changed to the 14th of January and left at that. Well, I had the boys on the 6th so I know in my heart, I went 40 weeks to the day with my twins. That is a rare thing these days. I am blessed that we were healthy throughout my pregnancy and both boys were healthy the day they were born

Wow, I didn't know this would be so long. I think I had better copy this for myself to keep. I know that my memories of Nate's birth day have faded somewhat. I probably should write those down too.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Riley and Jonathan in their coming home outfits

Here is a picture of the boys getting ready to come home yesterday! I just love the outfits!
Riley is on the left and Jonathan is on the right.

Puzzle boy

Nate is really into puzzles right now. He was given 24 piece and a 60 piece puzzle for Christmas. After us helping him the first couple of times with the 24 piece puzzle, he can do it all by himself. I watched him put it together. He was really good. I decided to time him. He can put the 24 piece one together in 2 1/2 minutes!!! Now he can put the 60 piece one together in less than 5 minutes! Here is a picture of Nate putting together his tractor puzzle. He brought it with him to the hospital to play with when he visited me.

Nate is up to Grandpa and Grandmas H's house and then over to his Uncle Josh's house for the week. His cousins are excited to spend some time with him and Nate was excited to find out he gets to play with them too. Jason and I are looking forward to a quiet house for a couple of days. I do know that we will start missing him sometime tomorrow! My mom is coming into town to help out for a couple of days. I know that I will be sleeping as much as possible.

As a side note: There will be a lull in picture posting on both blogs as Jason's camera was broken yesterday. It was pushed off a chair and on to the floor on to the view finder that was out. It is jammed and I am hoping to get it fixed so that I can have it for the diaper bag and Jason can have his new camera. Jason just bought a new camera today. He is currently out buying a memory stick and a bag for it. He is getting the battery charged up.

Hope you all have a good Sunday!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Riley, Jonathan and mom are home

We are officially home from the hospital. Both babies are doing well. Right now they are being spoiled by Grandma Starbuck and Aunt Amy.

I am going to be laying low for a week or two getting some rest so I might not be able to blog much so keep an eye out on Jason's blog for updates and pictures.


Thursday, January 8, 2009

I would like to introduce Jonathan David and Riley Charles!

Our 2 new additions to our family! Unfortunately, I do not have pictures at this time. I am waiting for Jason to upload photos to flickr so I can show off the boys! I do have a picture that melts my heart when I see it. It is of Nate and Riley. Grandma brought Nate to visit yesterday morning to meet his brothers. He was cool with the boys, but he thought it was weird to see me here. He asked to hold Riley and so I said hop up on the bed and he did and then he held out his arms to hold him! Here is the picture! Nate is being goofy with his smile.

Enjoy the picture!

Obviously, I didn't get the picture to set right here, but that is of Nate and Riley. Not of Riley and Jonathan. Those pictures will be coming soon.