Tuesday, August 30, 2011

It's his party---and I'll cry if I want to!

Sweet baby boy will be turning...
Our precious angel is about to be...
Carson Reid is almost....

Nope, can't do it...
Can't write those words...
There is just NO WAY.

Let's just go with this. We are having some sort of party at our house in the near future. The theme will be nautical, the crowd will be large and the tears will be flowing. No. Doubt.

Here are some pics of my party inspirations! (If I focus on the fun part, maybe the sadness will be suppressed.)

This is the invitation that I ordered it from this darling little Etsy shop.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Ahhhh....moments like these

Sweet baby boy,
These days, you are much more "big boy" than you are "baby." I have been planning your first birthday party and it absolutely kills me. Where has the time gone and why are you so big? Well, I think that you can sense that I am struggling because you just let me rock you to sleep before your nap! We rocked, and rocked, and rocked, and rocked. We haven't done that since you were super little because you are usually way too wiggly, squirmy and busy to just let me love on you, so I super enjoyed our little lovey time. Now I smell like lots of baby lotion and never want to wash it off. I love you!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

10 Months

How? How in the world have we already had our sweet baby boy for 10 months? I feel like he just got here, yet is already so grown up! He is busy, busy...oh. so. busy. Our house is in constant disarray- toys strung high and low, sippy cups all over and cheerios in every nook and cranny. Baby boy keeps me on my toes, that's for sure! In all of that, we have been going-going-going. We have had company several times, took at extended weekend in Santa Fe and took a {baby free} overnighter in Fort Worth for our anniversary! I have also been making and selling lots of crafty things, so every spare minute (aka: nap time) is spent in my craft room. So, I guess that the one word that sums up baby's month number 10 would be busy!

Height/weight: tall and filling out (ok: those aren't really height and weights, but we haven't been to the dr in over a month for the exact count)
Teeth: 8 and his top canine teeth keep coming to the surface and then going back down...so mean!

Likes: Eating. This boy can eat! Playing with blocks, knocking down towers of them that we build, pulling out toys (he stands at the shelf and clears one section, moves to the next, repeat), swinging on his new swing set, waving at himself in the mirror, exploring, splashing in the bath, playing with Riley, chewing on every thing within reach

Dislikes: being wiped down, staying still, loud noises like the vacuum, dust buster and disposal

Mobility: army crawling, real crawling, standing, cruising, pulling up

Vocals: B, W, M, D, G, S, vowels, clicking (loves it!), sounds like a turkey...kinda like a gobble gobble thing. He is super vocal and it's beyond precious!

Eating: SO MUCH! He is insatiable, a super good eater. I feed him 3 meals a day and at least 2 snacks. He pretty much eats everything but citrus, strawberries, pineapple, tomatoes and meat. Some of his favorite foods are fruit, yogurt, cheese, noodles, puffs, beans, cheerios, bread and cereal bars. The only thing he doesn't like is canned peaches! He hates them!! It's hilarious! His face squinches all up and he spits them out, super far! He nurses 2-3 times a day, although I'm thinking about winding down on that...I'm pretty ready to have my body back.

Firsts: I'm not sure of any, really. I feel like we have kinda reached this plateau where he doesn't really have new tricks; he's perfecting everything he already knows. He's amazing!

Santa Fe with GMaw

Sitting at Daddy's desk like a big boy
Laying on the floor playing on our 4th anniversary, like we do every night.
C's second ball game