Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Roland - 6 Months


{Milestones}  You started sitting up this month! You had been rocking back and forth on our lap for a while, and all the sudden, you were able to sit up on the ground too! We were so excited for you!

You are grabbing and reaching more. Reaching for things is new. Sometimes, you will rock back and forth on our lap and then go to stand up. You have so much more strength. In the past two weeks, you have become much more active. It's exciting watching you sit and stand.

{Temperament} You are the happiest little guy. You adore your brother and your toys.

I cannot get over the cute relationship you and your brother have.


{Eating & Sleeping} You started solids yesterday... Before yesterday, I had tried giving you some vegetables on three different occasions. I made the decision yesterday to regularly give you food after you started waking up in the middle of the night. You had been sleeping a full 8 hours, and now, you are waking up once in the middle of the night. I know this isn't horrible, but I would LOVE to go back to your 8 hour routine.

I gave you organic rice cereal. You were pretty excited about it. You took 10 spoonfuls with out any trouble.

You're eating every 2 to 2.5 hours. You'll have one 3 hour stretch during the day.

You go down for bed between 8:30 and 9:30.

You are napping throughout the day. You'll have shorter cat naps and two longer naps in the afternoon and evening.

{Weight} 23 pounds 14 ounces (98th percentile)

{Height} 27.5 inches (75 to 90th percentile)



{Clothes}  You are still in some 12 month onesies, but I noticed I like your 18 month clothing on you a lot better! You also have this one 24 month shirt of Liam's that fits nicely. I can tell you are getting longer and your 12 month onesies aren't fitting.

{Hair} You have long bangs in front that love to swoop to the side or sit to the front of your head. The hair that is coming in on the sides is pretty blonde.

{Eyes} True blue with a darker ring of blue on the outside.

{Likes} You love sitting and rocking back and forth. You also love your play gym. You can hit the rings and look at all the colors.

You love being outside. You love being held. You like when people talk to you and make you laugh. 

You love riding in the stroller for a walk or run. You still love your swing although you are on the ground more often now whether you are sitting or playing on your tummy or laying in your play gym.

{Dislikes} This one is always hard... I feel like you don't have too many dislikes. You're pretty chill. Although being hungry isn't fun or being tired.


{Outings} You went to Chicago again this month! This time, Auntie Paula came with us! We went on the water taxi to Michigan Avenue, and then we walked to Millennium Park where we played all day. We got Garret's popcorn on the way home.

We've been going to forest preserves. The last one wasn't that great because of all the misquitos. It was a full time job fanning them away from you for part of the walk. I think we might wait a while to go back. We've been going to our favorite park. You love sitting in the stroller and looking around at everything. If you're not looking around, you're sleeping.

The bumpy trails put you right to sleep. 

We celebrated a plethora of family birthdays this past month. 

This month, you'll go to the Tractor show for the first time. You "helped" drop off the tractor when Papa pulled everyone in the wagon to the show and Nana picked everyone up.
{Just for Fun} Liam's 6 Month Update



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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

What We've Been Up To {My 700th Post!!}

I thought I would share what we've been up to lately on my 700th post! Wow... I never thought I would have 700 posts on this blog. I've blogged about a lot of different things, and I think my favorite part of having a blog is the ability to look back at all the memories at a later point.

Okay... Here's what we've been up to lately!

1. WHAT WE'RE EATING THIS WEEK....


I made cinnamon rolls for Bill's birthday yesterday. He LOVES them and always requests them.

I also made a pasta salad this week, and we've been having it for lunch. I should say I've been eating it for lunch. Liam doesn't like it yet. He's been eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

2. WHAT I'M REMINISCING ABOUT...


We had such a good time going out for Bill's birthday last night. We went out with Bill's parents and my mom. Roland was with too. :)

3. WHAT I'M LOVING...

I'm loving summer. I don't want it to end! I love sitting outside with the family and having meals out there.

We've been making the most of our summer.


4. WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO...

We've been outside living up all the good parts of summer. I'm planning a few fun this week.




5. WHAT I'M DREADING...


Honestly, I've been dreading due dates, but I started using my planner religiously. My planner makes all the difference.

I feel on top of things with it. There are few things I need to tackle today, but first, I need to make time for a walk.


6. WHAT I'M WORKING ON...

I've been working on my social media accounts I take care of each week. Also, I have story to complete this week.

I'm having a typical week. 😄

7. WHAT I'M EXCITED ABOUT...

I'm excited for the dutch door we ordered for our closet. I had several ideas for our room, but this dutch door was all Bill's idea. I loved the idea.

I've never seen a dutch door for a closet door, but of course it's on Pinterest!




8. WHAT I'M WATCHING/READING...

I haven't been watching any new TV lately. I'm almost caught up with the Bachelorette, but it's not holding my interest.

I honestly need to find another show. Do you have any suggestions?

I've been reading:

Bill has asked me for a few years to read "Anna Karenina." I haven't been interested. I don't know why. I think I thought the language would be off-putting.

I was pleasantly surprised. Tolstoy's book reads like a modern book! Who would have thought?!

9. WHAT I'M LISTENING TO...

I've been listening to the third Harry Potter book... I LOVE the narrator. Harry Potter takes me to another world. 


10. WHAT I'M DOING THIS WEEKEND...
 
 We're working on cleaning up the basement and organizing all of our stuff that was in "storage."

We've come a long way, but we're still working on the finishing touches.

11. WHAT I'M WEARING...

I've been living in shorts and maxi skirts, but I've been wanting to wear leggings... These Disney Lularoe leggings are a favorite.

My mom keeps telling me I need to wear more green and blue. I'm considering it. Ha



12. WHAT I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH...

I'll still be enjoying summer. I can't wait for more festivals that typically happen in August.



13. WHAT ELSE IS NEW...

We're finishing our book challenge for the library this week. Liam will have read 40 books, and I'm finishing my third book.

I'm hoping he likes the prizes he gets from the library.



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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Happy Birthday, Bill! {And a List of My Favorite Moments With You!}


Happy Birthday, Bill! Today, you turn 33! It's hard to believe I met you when you were 25. I think it's fun thinking back to when we met and thinking about where we would be at when we turned 30 and 33. I'm so proud of everything we've accomplished together and apart.

I never would have thought I would meet anyone as fun, goofy, smart or loyal as you are. Thank you for being my best friend for the past 7 years.

A few of my favorite moments from the past 7 years:

Our trip to Canada and New York! 1, 2 and 3

Our Beach Wedding

Our Wedding Reception at the Farm

Decorating Our House Together when we were First Married

Our Trip to Europe 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Trips to Biloxi 1, 2, 3

Our First time back in Hutchinson Island since Our Wedding

Our Trip to Vegas for Tom's 21st

 Liam's Birth 💓

Roland's Birth (I still have to write his birth story.) 💙

I realized I most mentioned our favorite trips together, but they were super special. Of course, the most important moments and memories come from our boys. I love the family we have together! 💖💋


Liam, Roland and I all love you SO MUCH!

Happy, Happy Birthday!! We can't wait to celebrate with you!

xoxo,



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Monday, July 24, 2017

Taking Stock



Brainstorming -  I've been brainstorming ideas for Bill's birthday, and I've come up with the perfect idea for a present... Bill is the least material person I know. I usually end up buying him what amounts to a lot of "stuff." This time, I'm going for something more meaningful.

Decorating -  I believe I finished decorating my desk area. The other week I bought a chalkboard and a mermaid decoration from Hobby Lobby. I'm honestly in love with how it looks. I feel like I love walking over to my desk and looking at it when I sit down. Plus, it reminds me of every article I'm currently working on at the moment and what posts I'm researching and scheduling for social media.

Discovering - The importance of a routine! I've been using my datebook more often, and I have felt a lot more organized! I know what I need to get done. I know what needs to be done at a certain time too. It's great. I've been committed to writing in it daily.

Drinking -LaCroix water all day. Well, I haven't been drinking it all day long but pretty close! I love the peach, coconut, berry and lemon flavor! Also, I think I'm getting obsessed with tea again. I like it in the afternoon after I've had coffee in the morning. Of course, I'm drinking a lot of water too.

Enjoying - I'm taking in every good moment this summer. I love the warm summer months. I also love fall too, but I want to enjoy summer before it's gone. I love the pool, the warm days, the quiet mornings outside on the deck and the walks in the forest preserve. Oh, I can't forget the fun trips to the city we've had as well. They're also the best.

Feeling - I've been motivated to get in a good routine this past weekend after feeling completely overwhelmed. There's nothing like a horribly unorganized day/week that motivates you to get a tight schedule. I'm feeling super prepared even though I've only been following this schedule for a day.

Listening - I've been listening to "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban." The narrator is amazing!

Lusting - Nothing lately...

Planning - We've been planning and organizing the basement. Bill has done an amazing job. I have a cork board I'm decorating. It's been so much fun watching it all come together.

Playing - Liam is currently playing with his dinosaurs. His dinosaurs, Bill's toys from childhood, are his favorites.

Procrastinating -  I'm not procrastinating anything today. I feel like the more I put something off the more overwhelmed I get.

Shopping - My mom went shopping for me yesterday. She picked up some decorations that Bill requested for his birthday. I'm excited to have him open them tomorrow.

Thinking -  Thinking about how to decorate the basement. Ha I can't wait to post pictures of everything.

Wishing - I'm wishing there were more weeks in summer to enjoy all the good things we love.

Waiting - I'm waiting for tomorrow to make Bill's birthday the best one yet. I'm making cinnamon rolls tomorrow for him. I still haven't heard exactly what he wants to do tomorrow. Ha He likes telling me everything he wants at the last minute.


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