Friday, April 15, 2016

Introducing The Newest Hartman

My I present to you (very late!) the newest Hartman.  Gage Wesley Hartman joined us at 1:04 on Tuesday, March 8, 2016.
I went in on that Monday at 40 weeks and 5 days.  I had wanted to go into labor but when our Dr. offered induction I said YES. ;)  I had taken Shane with me to that appointment to have him help and tell the Dr. we wanted to wait it out but I didn't even give him the chance. Ha!

The induction took ALL day.  I thought I was never going to progress!  I had little problems though and it was peaceful.  

Gage weighed 8lbs 7 oz and was 21 inches long.   I have shared on here before how I didn't get to see Ella's feet.  I'll never take these little tootsies for granted. 

We delivered Gage, celebrated him, and then I ate!  I WAS SO hungry.  Ha!  Then we all got to sleep.  Since we didn't tell anyone that he was a boy we wanted to tell the kids first.  So family all just got a "baby is here and all is good" text. 

Visiting hours weren't till 10 am so people had to wait a long time!  The kids were so excited!  It was sweet to see them hold Gage. 

My heart grew for another little one that day.  We didn't really plan on having Gage but the Lord had other plans.  I was holding him and burst into tears.  I didn't even know I needed him in my life that much until I was looking at his sweet little face. 
Clearly, he looks like his brothers!  Gracie and Ella had lighter hair and the boys all had this dark hair.  Gavin had more but Graham had about this amount. 

We are so blessed to have this little one.  It makes life crazier but I wouldn't have it any other way. 

Monday, February 15, 2016

Indy children's museum and almost there.....

My kids are still cute and worth photographing and blogging but time and motivation escape me. Anyway, last week we took a day to go to the children's museum.  One of the best things we did this year was get a membership.  Best homeschool field trip days ever.  And if you are thinking of going try from like 2-5.  No one is ever there!
They love this special TMNT exhibit. 
shane took them to their first Indy 500 race last year so this is always a must.  They can't wait to go again this year! 
Gavin is starting to enjoy the carousel ride now :)
Gotta love fun house mirrors!!!! (Ok so this one may not be that far off....)
But I liked this one way better. We are down to about two weeks and counting till we meet this little one! 
I love this kid. He's super adventurous 
And a cute little Dino too.  
Afterwards we decided to go to Circle Center and eat.  The kids loved it almost as much as the museum!  (Escalators and the views)

I am thankful for a fun family day with this crew!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

The rest of 2015

We take an art class with friends and this was our Jackson Pollock splatter paint day.  So much fun!
We have a new pizza place in town and I love love love their breadsticks.  Which means we stop there on our way home from lego club often, er, I mean sometimes.... :)
This is the way to ride.

What I missed.

Some pictures I missed sharing with you.... our pumpkins....
the growing Hartman to be....
fall fun with friends.....
a visit to a dairy farm....
and a pumpkin patch....
and corn fun....
We had a great fall!