Friday, January 2, 2015

Hello 2015: Resolutions


Happy New Year! Geeze, it's been ages since I last blogged. But I ALWAYS share my resolutions, guess it's a kind of way to get them out there and hold me accountable. Although I didn't do to hot last year.

  1. Start savings account
  2. Do one home improvement project
  3. Cycle twice a month (or more)
  4. Maintain current weight loss
  5. Family trip to pumpkin patch
  6. Finish Christmas shopping BEFORE December
  7. Sign out of Facebook for one week
  8. Start portfolio for kids artwork
  9. Print photo book of Nathans first year
  10. Clean/organize Master closet
There you have it. As always, I set goals/wishes I think I can easily reach, but we will see what 2015 will bring for me. I hope everyone had a happy holiday season!

Here is Jim's 2015 Resolutions!
  1. Get back to Lose It app
  2. Do an art project
  3. Have more patience with the kids
  4. Do a house project
  5. Take kids to children's museum
  6. Build a snowman with the family
  7. Do a yard project
  8. Date night once a month
  9. Spend more time with mom on Skype
  10. Help kids to stay healthy
He has already done a house project, installed new front porch lights! Overachiever! 

We also started adding Shelby to our tradition last year, so here are hers:
  1. Eat at Fire place (Kobe) for dinner
  2. Paint pottery
  3. Trip to mall
  4. Pumpkin Patch
  5. Buy new Shopkins
  6. Strawberry Picking
  7. Play outside
  8. Go to bounce house
  9. Start doing Shelby chores
  10. Read more books
I love the simplicity of a child's wishes! I always try my hardest to make sure she gets to do all her resolutions (probably more than I try to do my own). Happy new year!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Nathan: Nine Months Old

Nine months old, say it isn't so, but it is. At his 9 month doctor update his stats were: 18 pounds and 28 inches tall (to compare with Shelby at 9 months old, she was 19.5 pounds and 27.5 inches). Slightly taller and slightly thinner.


I think he will start plumping up here though, boy loves table food. I can't feed him baby solids anymore, because we both end up wearing more than what goes in his mouth. So far he's tried pizza, toast, mac and cheese, bananas, orange slices, pita bread, crackers and cheese. I think there is some cake in there too.


Nathan had another ear infection this month (3rd in 4 months) with that came his 2 new top teeth, making 4 total teeth. He loves showing them off too, with good reason! His smile really does light up your day. Shows it when you pick him up from daycare or when you get home from work, pretty much the best thing ever!


He is pulling up on everything, he can even stand solo for a couple seconds. I think at his 10 month update I will be sharing the news of a walking baby, but we shall see. His favorite toy is a ball, small bouncy balls, beach balls, kick balls, pink balls, red balls with bumps, tight dyed balls, he doesn't care, he will play with them for hours! And he can even say "A baall" while playing with them! That's his 3rd word, first was "Dada" second was "Mama" and 3rd is "Baall". He just recently starting saying "uh oh" and we all know that's pretty cute when they learn that, specially when they use it correctly...threw my toy on the floor "uhh ohh".


Sleep is still hit or miss. Of course when he is sick that makes for long nights. But for the most part he does well. Sleeping for roughly 8 hour stretch before waking up for a diaper change and small bottle, quickly going back to sleep for another 3 hours.


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Nathan: Eight Months Old



Biggest thing at 8 months old is CRAWLING! Yes, people, we have mobility! He has only been working at it for the past 3 weeks! He was so close to crawling more than 1 step a day before turning 8 months, then 8 months and 1 day he got it down. He is pretty fast when he wants to be too!


No new teeth yet, but he is drooling like no tomorrow. I can't wash bibs fast enough! For the most part he is happy, but he does he get cranky some with the teething. He favorite thing to num on is cardboard books, or an empty water bottle.


He is also pulling up on everything, mainly the sofa and his crib (as seen above)! We think he is desperate to walk, but hey, let's take these baby milestones one step at a time! I am happy he is finally crawling, but time is really flying by now and I want to soak in his tiny little self before I blink and he is a full grown toddler/teen.


Nathan's personality is really shining through lately. He LOVES watching people. He is most happy in a group setting. He has no problem when other's hold him. For the most part he is an easy going baby, as long as you are in the same room with him! Don't try leaving him in a room by himself, he will voice his opinion! Nathan and Shelby still adore each other. It makes my heart happy to see their bond and I hope it never changes!

Nathan still has no issues eating any solids we throw his way. I hope he will grow to love any food we give him and not be picky (but I know most kids end up being picky eaters...cough, cough, shelby, cough cough).

His sleep pattern is hit or miss. Sleeping roughly 8 to 9 hour stretches at night. (knock on wood) Most nights have been easy lately, but sometimes he likes to throw you off your game and have a 2 or 3 am dance party for an hour. Napping is a whole other ball game, kid is a power napper and when I say that I mean, 20 or 30 minute nap is all he feels he needs. Only twice a day, so getting only an hour of nap time per day. I am not sure about the daycare ladies, but it is exhausting some days!

All in all, this past month was a good one, Managed to not be sick at all (seems like he had a stretch of illnesses the past few months). He is happy, crawling and very talkative! Can't wait to see what next month brings!
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