Max is 4 months old!



Max is four months old and I can't believe it. I feel like he has changed so much over this last month. HE HAS STARTED SMILING!!! I love his smiles. They are the cutest thing! Because of his smiling, his personality is really starting to show. We can get him to give us little chuckles here and there too. He is in the 88th percentile for height. He is definitely getting a recessive trait when it comes to the height. Nate and I have relatives that are tall, but we certainly aren't. Maybe this will be our tall guy! Zach isn't short though. He is in the 68th percentile for height. It'll just be our lil nugget Zo on the short side. That's completely fine. She may be small but she's got a personality that is 6ft tall for sure.

Max likes:
  • His Mama - big mama phase right now
  • Chewing on his hands
  • Walking with the ladies every morning
  • Eating
  • Wiggling on the floor
  • Having socks on
  • Being held
  • Falling asleep on Mommy
  • His car seat buddy toy
  • Music
  • The swing
  • When his brother and sister lay on the floor with him.
Max doesn't like:
  • When the car is not moving
  • Having a dirty diaper
  • Being cold
  • Being hungry
  • Having the boogers sucked out of his nose
  • Loud noises
  • Getting shots



Handsome


Seriously Mom?


With Daddy!


Trying to get a picture of us and he just wasn't having it.


We're being skeptical.


Baby!


Let's snuggle mama.


Hanging with my mom in the store.


Obviously he's praying for his crazy sister and brother.


Ahhhh cutie!


Matching brothers!


Zach was so excited to match Max.


I see you!


So big!


Still cute!


So happy!


Yo!


Mr. Bear, you should really wear your seat belt in the recliner.


We are still so in love with this little guy and love seeing his personality shine through every day. 

That's all for now. God is good.




Max is 3 Months!



Our sweet Max bee is 3 months old already! Mommy is a little behind on this post. He was three months on December 24th. He is getting so big! He is so smiley these days that it's hard not to be constantly taking pictures of him. One of the sweetest things he does right now is when he's tired and I am around he will get fussy. If I take him from whoever is holding him like grandma or Nate, he will almost always quickly fall asleep. Once he has his Mama these days, he gets comfy and takes a nap. It's super sweet. Mama loves it. We get a lot of snuggle time.

Max likes:
  • Bath time
  • Eating
  • Wiggling on the floor
  • His sister making noises at him
  • Having socks on
  • Being held
  • Falling asleep on Mommy
  • His car seat buddy toy
  • Music
  • The swing
  • When his brother and sister lay on the floor with him.
Max doesn't like:
  • Being cold
  • Being hungry
  • Having the boogers sucked out of his nose
  • Loud noises
  • Getting shots
  • Having a urodynamics test done

A snuggler, just like his brother and sister.


I can't get enough of his sweet smiles.


Mom. Why? Why this hat?



Eeeeee. Happy baby!



He warmed up to the hat.


Squishy during our shopping trip.


Just relaxin with his cardinals blanket.


Hanging out with sissy.


So smiley.

That's all for now. God is good.

Our Decade in Review



Yes, our decade. It has been a decade of the Wollenbergs. I'm going to break it all down for you here in this lovely post!

2010: Our Wedding!

On February 27, 2010, Nate and I were married at St. John's Lutheran Church in Arnold, MO. We took pictures at Busch Stadium, danced the night away and then headed off on a cruise to the Bahamas.


2011: Vicarage

From July 2010 to June 2011, Nate served as the vicar for Hanover Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau, MO. Cape has some of the most fantastic people and we are still blessed to call some of these people close friends almost a decade later.





2012: Nate became a pastor!

Nate was ordained as a a pastor on July, 8, 2012. A couple of weeks after his ordination we moved to McAllen, TX to begin his first call at St. Paul Lutheran Church.



2013: Katie received her first call as a teacher in the LCMS, teaching middle school at St. Paul.



2014: Zoe was born! 

Our lil Zobug was born March 8, 2014. Our lives have never been the same.



2015: Traveled to Savannah, GA for Aunt Vivi and Uncle Kurt's wedding!



2016: We moved to Hoyleton! 

On December 7, 2016 we rolled into Hoyleton and started our life here. We are so blessed and happy to have been here for 3 years already!



2017: Zach is born! 

On April 19, 2017, Zach made his appearance. Much to Mommy's chagrin, he was 5 days late, but waited until Daddy was done with Easter services.



2018: Our first Hoyleton Hofbraufest! 

Our first year we lived in Hoyleton we were out of town for Hofbraufest. We learned that we would never make such a grave mistake again and have made sure to be in town for the next two. We LOVE Hofbraufest. We love the atmosphere and we love hanging out with our Hoyleton family for a whole weekend.





2019: Max is born! 

Max man entered the world on September 24, 2019. He was a big guy weighing in at 9lbs 9oz but his labor was only 6 hours long start to finish. These days he is smiling all the time. He was the perfect end to our decade.


This decade has proved to bless us beyond measure. We have a wonderful home, church, family and friends. So happy and so blessed.

God is good! That's all for now!

Max is Two Months!




Our Max Man is two months old! I can't believe he is growing up so fast. He had a rough first month with all of the medical tests and being in the hospital, but month two has been a lot less calmer. He sleeps about 5-6 hours at night and he eats very well. One quirk that he has is that he eats the best for mama. If someone is having trouble getting him to drink his bottle, when they give him to mama he drinks it right down. Silly boy.

Max was also baptized on November 3rd! This is also Mommy and Daddy's dating anniversary! Max godparents are Angie, Jacob, Caleb and Chloe Kelm. The Kelms are good family friends. Max's middle name, Peter, is the name of Angie's late husband. He was my pastor when I lived in Cincinnati. We are so blessed to have them in our extended family.

Max likes:
  • Bath time
  • Eating
  • Wiggling on the floor
  • His sister making noises at him
  • Having socks on
  • Being held
Max doesn't like:
  • Being cold
  • Being hungry
  • Having the boogers sucked out of his nose
  • Getting in the car seat
  • Loud noises




First Halloween! Toy Story Gang



Max is one of the Alien Toys from Toy Story






Smiles!


Making funny faces with Jake!










Max and Leb


Max and Chloe



Max smiling at Jake.


Max and Aunt Vivi



Matching Brothers



That Face!!!!

That's all for now! God is good!