Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Hectic year!

We have been so busy with the kids, I haven't had a chance to update anything lately. Will post pictures soon!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

A year of life for Nevan.

We have been blessed w our third baby for a year now. Nevan is our Christmas baby. His birthday is December 15, 2011. He has brought so much joy into our lives! The transition from 2 to 3 children was extremely difficult but seems to be finally easier. Nevan is a very happy boy who loves to be held as well as in the action. He can't get enough of Clare, whenever she walks by or talks to him he repeats 'Ca' or 'Sis' over and over. He will sit by Paul for long stretches of time and play cars or blocks which is very sweet. Hands down, Nevan is a baby, he loves constant attention and is very content to be held all day long. He is a big boy but is fairly small (weight wise) in comparison to Paul at this age. Nevan started walking about 2 days after his first birthday and still only says a couple of words consistantly. He loves to be roughed up and wrestled by Daddy and Paul. It will be so fun to see Nevan react to the new baby! He will be 18 or 19 months old when number 4 comes along.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Update for the Hinkle clan!

Whoo hoo! Blog is working again! Somehow I locked myself out for months! Irritating!


We are pregnant again, currently 15 weeks along. We are so excited for this next blessing, it is so much fun w Clare and Paul being more aware.

Clare is almost 4. She is so much fun and such a Momma's helper and Daddy's girl! She loves playing w her many dolls (honeybaby, sarabelle, clarabelle, baby dream, tiny baby, Mosem and China baby). We had Clare in 3 days a week Preschool for about a month, but we just didn't feel it was a good fit.

Paul is 2 and absolutely hilarious all.the.time. he is a total Momma's boy. He says sweet things all day and is a great little problem solver. He is obsessed w spiderman and swords. He prefers to play w his bro or sis but isn't to interested in making outside friends (unlike his super outgoing sis). I can't get enough of Paul, he is such a blessing. He seems to be musically inclined, not so much singing like his sister, but he catches beats really quick and plays air guitar anytime he hears music.

Nevan is 1 years old! He started walking just after his birthday, we spent a lot of time holding off walking due to our Chiropractor's recommendation, not easy. He doesn't say a whole lot beyond grunts but he sings whenever we are singing. He finally is sleeping through the night. A month ago he was waking 6 times per night and it quickly tapered down to 3 which after a year of 6 or more nursing sessions a night, 3 was welcomed, but for the last week he hasn't been getting up! He has a very pleasant and happy attitude. Loves to be roughed up and in the action.

We had a very blessed Christmas, hope you did too!



Saturday, April 30, 2011

New blog

Alright, so a follow up to my last post...

I have a new blog to keep up with, this hinkleclan blog will stay as it is, dedicated to our daily happenings and this new one www.countrycatholicliving.blogspot.com will be dedicated to my opinions and research on various topics including but not limited to, Catholicism, abortion, vaccinations, circumcision, homebirth, breastfeeding, natural health alternatives, organic food, vitamins and supplements, and peaceful attachment parenting.

Please follow me if you are interested :)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Tonight I am just sitting in bed, catching up on some articles that my fellow bloggers have put up. I am always reading blogs that contain the following topics, Catholicism, Vaccinations, Abortion, Peaceful and Natural Parenting, and Conservative Politics.

I am sitting in bed, Nev is layin next to me, Clare and Paul are both in bed sleeping, Josh is playing Call of Duty and I am all caught up (sort of) on housework. I am thinking about how grateful I am to have so many good friends who have provided me with so many avenues to form who I am as a mother today. I am shocked at how much I have changed since I first was pregnant and then gave birth to Clare. My ideas of parenting have pretty much done a 180 (thats when they turn completely around...right?) I am also so grateful that my husband is so smart and supports me in everything we have chosen for our family. He truly is a wonderful leader, husband and father. It gives me so much comfort to know he has researched almost as much as I have on Vaccinations, more than I have on Catholicism, Abortion and DEFINITELY WAYYY more on Conservative Politics or Politics in general. He is a wonderful support.

I dont like to post to much about topics that interest me, I tend to stick to my kids and just posting about our day to day lives but I think I will start incorporating some articles and various tid bits of information I am researching as I research. I can only imagine I will lose blog readers, but since I have a pretty minimal following- I think i'll live. Part of my reasoning behind blogging about topics that are important to me, is to have a place where I can compile all my research and put all my random articles I have in my inbox and my husband's inbox in an organized blog.

Anyways- I hope yall stick with me and dont EVER feel forced to read anything I post and please drop me a comment or question- I ALWAYS will respect everyone's opinion and rights as a parent.

God bless!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Paul!

Well, Mr. Man turned 2 on Friday. If you ask him how old he is, he says "Free" (Three) and holds up one finger...hmm.

Paul has been such a joy, he is so articulate and funny. He LOVES to play with Clare (she loves playing with him as well). He is obsessed with rescue vehicles especially FIRETRUCKS! We took Paul to see a firetruck on Friday, Josh is friends with the Fire Marshall through his store and he has told us many times to bring Paul by so we took all the firemen some Braum's Icecream and got to see a firetruck. Paul sat in the front seat, "drove", hit the lights, and made LOTS of siren sounds. Paul also received a Fireman hat and some stickers.

We had a family and friends party for Paul today for Cake and Icecream. While getting everything set up, Paul literally helped me decorate. He recognized that most everything (table cloth, plates, cups, napkins etc...) was red or blue and he brought out various red or blue items, including a lady bug stuffed animal, his coveted truck book, spiderman book, train set he received from Gma and Gpa Cihak, cars...all colored blue or red.

We had our family here and some dear friends that drove out from Cashion with their five children, Peter is their youngest and he is about 2 weeks older than Paul. Marigold is a little less than a year older than Clare and then they have Oliver who is 6, Ben who is 8, and the oldest sweetie who 'trained' our puppy all afternoon, Lily who is 10.

Paul also received a firetruck that makes all the noises and siren sounds of a firetruck in action...sidenote- this is not an appropriate toy for car rides...unless you enjoy being the only person pulling over frantically looking around, waiting for a firetruck to zoom by! haha! Thank you to his God Parents Paul and Susan! We miss yall so much!

enjoy the pics :)