Tuesday, February 4, 2014

4 years later....

Where have the last four years gone...the boys are now almost 18, 14, 5 and 9.  Heck Gabe turns 5 tomorrow!  The last time I posted he was just a little guy and now is all grown up. 

Bradley is a senior in high school.  Crazy how time flies. They are babies one day and then suddenly they are choosing colleges and making plans that somehow don't include you.  I am not handling this transition well, but know in the end it will be the best thing for him.  He has chosen a college in CT and will be moving far from home. It hasn't completely hit me yet, but it will.  Looking forward to that. :)  Lacrosse season is about to begin. He is happiest during those months so it will be nice to have a happy teenager around the house!

Greggory is in the 8th grade.  He spends most of his time on the computer and playing games virtually with friends.  He is a great student, friend and an amazing big brother.  It is great watching him grow up and be so different than Brad.  Not that Brad isn't GREAT, but they are so different so it has been fun.  He starts high school in the fall and seems to be excited about that.

JT is in the 3rd grade.  He enjoys playing sports and playing with his friends more than anything.  School doesn't come easy to him so he has to work at it a bit.  He prefers to take it easy and coast...he is however an amazing athlete and so much fun to watch be it on the football fields, soccer fields or the baseball fields. He is such a great big brother to Gabe.  They share a room and I love how close they are!

Gabe is in Pre-K.  Starting kindergarten next year has me a bit freaked out, but it will be nice to have 2 kids in the same school for the next 3 years. He has overcome all of his hearing issues and is super smart.  He knows all his letters and numbers and is working on printing his name and other words.  He is great on the IPAD and loves ALL his big brothers.

Matt and I are just busy with work and keeping up with the four of them and happy.  Trying to figure things out like should we buy the house we currently live in or move, where should we live, etc.  We just enjoy our time away from it all and spending time together. The last four years have had their ups and downs, but we are right where we need to be!

I promise to not wait another 4 years to blog again.  Writing is for me.  Sometimes you just need things for you.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Gabe wants to be big....

Guess it is hard having older brothers who play sports. Every chance Gabe has to either have a lacrosse stick in his hand or a football he takes it.
This stick was a bit big...he has one that is smaller, but of course he loves Greg's.
Another shot with the stick...a little too big.

Gabe trying to play football....

Look at that smile. Gabe recently had tubes put in his ears and although it hasn't gone very well we are hoping he gets better soon. He really isn't talking yet which is fine with the other three always talking, but it would be nice if he would say momma or daddy. :) He is 14 months and all. :) The doctor said he should catch up with his speech in the next one to two months. He said it was like Gabe has been living under water so it was hard for him to hear sounds the correct way. It is amazing in just one week the sounds he is making. He says uh oh, but now he is trying to say, "pi pi" for his paci and baby which of course is him!!!! He says it more like ba beeee.....He still has no teeth. I am guessing that is next!!!!

Happy Easter!

On February 21, 2010 Gabe took his first steps. It took almost a month for him to really get the hang of it, but now that he has watch out. He is for sure on the move and no stopping him!!!

My friend, Gina, got him these music toys for his birthday. He loves all the sounds they make!

Shake Shake Shake!

This is my cousin's dog, Dingo. Gabe was trying to give him kisses!

My cousin holding Gabe and dingo...I love the stare contest the two of them are having.

Me and my baby cousin, Dj with Gabe!!! We had a very low key Easter!! It was nice to just relax.

JT and flag football

I think living in a house full of boys who all play sports makes it hard on the little ones to NOT give it a try. Last year we tried JT at t-ball and he was bored to tears. This year he wanted to play flag football. I wasn't too sure if he was ready, but after his first game I knew he would be a natural. :)

Jt getting ready to pull flags...
Even Gabe came out to cheer on his brother!

Look at that face. He is so determined.

All he wants is the flag!!!

Not this time. Of course he has pulled a few flags now and of course I have yet to get it on film. I will keep trying!!!

Park time fun!

We decided to head to the park recently. It was really Gabe's first time playing at the park. It was a little windy and I am still not sure he knew what to make of it, but he seemed to have a good time!

He wasn't sure about the wood chips at all!! He kept shaking his hands off.

Brad came along to shoot hoops. His newest idea is to play basketball. We keep telling him football and lacrosse is enough, but sometimes its hard to stop him!

Gabe's first time down the slide. His face was cracking me up. He almost looks scared there.

Bradley was there to catch him. Still not 100% sure if that was fun or not.

Ok never mind that was fun!!!

Jt giving Gabe some love. He is such a proud big brother!

Jt going across the monkey bars. All I kept seeing was a visit to the ER with a broken arm, but so far so good.....

And he makes it all the way!! Go JT!!!!

Grandpa's happy birthday!

We had Grandpa over for his birthday! Now that it is getting so nice outside all Gabe wants to do is play out back. For some reason when he is outside he makes the funniest faces.

Three generations of Heverling guys!!!!

Look at that lip!

JT even got in on the fun!!! My silly boys!

Happy Birthday Grandpa!! Nothing like strawberry shortcake with a candle!!!! :)

Sunday, March 7, 2010


I got a phone call this past week from JT's school saying I needed to pick him up early. He was throwing his lunch trash away and tripped over the teachers foot. When I got there JT was only upset because he didn't get to go out on the play ground. So I asked the teacher for a band-aid and out the door we went. He played for about 10 minutes and then off to the doctor we went. As you can see it was bleeding pretty bad. He bled thru two band-aids in about 1 hour.

Gabe chilling in his new stroller he got for his birthday. He received some cash and gift cards and we decided he sure didn't need any toys so a new stroller it is!

JT giving Gabe some love in the waiting room for the doctor!

A picture of his horrible cut. He hit the edge of the table. It was pretty deep. The doctor suggested I take him to the ER for stitches and I suggested we derma bond it. :) Thankfully the doctor went along with my suggestion as the idea of taking 3 kids to the ER was NOT looking very appealing. JT was so brave as he barely even cried about it.

And the final result. A picture of it with the glue. It is healing so well. The doctor did a GREAT job and as long as he didn't open the wound in 5 days we should be smooth sailing. The doctor did say if it did open we had to head straight to the ER for stitches. So far though so good. Only today left and we should be good! :)