Thursday, January 24, 2013

11 months

uhm... what? since when did this happen?
i can't believe he'll be one next month, i thought it would take forever for that day to get here and now it's just around the corner.
here's a few highlights from the past month...
- about two weeks ago he started taking steps here and there... nowadays he's walking laps around the house none stop! it's still so wierd to me to see this little man walking! he's so big now!
- and of course while he's walking he must be holding onto one/two/three of his toys. lately it's been his toy cars {one in one hand and two in the other}
- he thinks the words 'no' and 'ouch' are funny no matter how sternly i say them. if i tell him no he'll just look at me smile and go right back to doing what i told him not to do. same with 'ouch', he'll just laugh at me. trouble.
- lately he has to through all or most of his toys out of his small toy boxes that are located around the house. it's so funny to see him head first in the bins and just tossing toys behind him. i guess the kid knows what he wants ;)
- every morning we watch Sesame Street, Cat in The Hat, and Super Why. whenever he hears the Super Why song he looks up smiling and starts dancing, love it.
- he has his eyes set on the cute waitress down at our local cafe. my family are pretty much regulars there for weekend breakfast so we usually have the same waitress everytime, bree. he lights up and smiles and watches her every move when he sees her. the other day he wasn't feeling so good and was pretty tired/grumpy but as soon as she came around it was all smiles and laughs. apparently he likes the older ladies
- he loves our dog lola more and more it seems like. he gets so excited in the mornings to see her and loves to "pet" her {aka pull on her fur :/ ... i'm working on teaching him gentle pets} she's such a good mama with him though and lets him pull and crawl on her, if she gets annoyed she doesn't growl she'll just "talk" at him and walk away. i'm so happy she's so patient with him.
- he's starting to eat from the kid's menu at restuarants {which i'm loving! less stuff to pack}. last night it was grilled cheese and broccoli and milk. it was his first time drinking through a straw as well.
things to come:
- his FIRST birthday party! we are doing 'Where the Wild Things Are' theme. i'm pretty excited about how it's all coming together. hopefully i'll be able to do a post of what i have done so far.
- and VERY exciting news... Zach will be able to make it for the party! he'll be here for two weeks and i couldn't be happier. so glad he'll be able to be a part of this big day.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

just another day...

with this rad kid.
don't mind the drooling... i think the 5th tooth is on it's way!

i'm making an effort to start taking more photos of him with my big girl camera... though camera phones are convenient they just aren't the same...


Sunday, January 20, 2013

isaac + joslynn {bump}

only a few more weeks and luke will be here! can't wait to meet him and watch my bro and sis-in-law become the most amazing parents



Thursday, January 17, 2013

Wild Man Walking!

Ya... he's pretty rad...

Watch "Wild Man Walking" on YouTube

The Beast started taking steps about two weeks ago and now he's doing it pretty constantly! His balance keeps getting better and better and before I know it he'll be off and running ;)

Can't believe he's walking at 10.5 months!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

my return...

sorry for being mia lately, the husband came into town for the holidays and we were busy cramming in as much quality family time as possible! i'm sad to say he's back in NC for now and we still have no clear plan as to what/where we'll be in the next few months... oh army.
here are a few photos of our time together... and finally a photo of all THREE of us!
 first time sledding
 my world