Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Sittin' and Swingin'

Little Miss had some firsts last weekend!  I sat her down for a second prepared to hold on to her, but she just sat...and sat.... and sat for at least three minutes - unassisted and without tipping over!

whoa, whoa, whoa!

hey! this is kinda cool!
I seriously can't get over how cute she is! I could eat her up!

Sunday, we went on a family run then stopped at the park on the way home.  Kate had her first swinging experience and loved it!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Kate ~ 6 months!

Here we are at six months, 1/2 way to her first birthday! I really wish time would slow down.  I held a friend's week old baby yesterday and that time with Kate is already a blur :(

Happy Girl
Kate loves:
Laughing at her sister and brother
Putting everything in her mouth

We have been introducing foods for the last month.  I need to be better at it... sometimes it's every few days before we try another food and has only been at dinner time.  So far carrots seem to be her favorite! She has tried peas, green beans, sweet potatoes and peaches.  She did not like the peaches! She also likes teething biscuits!
I am very proud to say that she is still 100% mommy's milk.  I can't even remember the last time she had a bottle.  We have a pretty good routine down!

If she has the day to herself, she would nap three times a day.  It's hard with Max and Claire's schedule to make that happen every day.  She usually naps 1.5 hrs each nap, sometimes 2-2.5. Nighttime sleep is not so great.  Part of that is my fault.  She still wakes up every three hours.  I try to give her paci and walk back out but she doesn't have that! She cries until I scoop her up and feed her. I think I'm going to start giving her a bottle before bed so I know her tummy is getting full.  I said I was going to start sleep training at six months, but I can't stand listening to her cry.  I am exhausted tho!

We have her six month appointment next week. I'll be interested to see how much she has grown since her four month appointment.

Little punky wears mostly 3-6 months, just recently moving into some of her six month clothes.  She is getting baptized next weekend!

*Kate six month stats:
weight: 14.8 lbs (15%)
height: 25 1/2 in (23%)

has two teeth!

Monday, November 2, 2015

A Spooky Good Time!

This past week was full of dressing up and Halloween fun! Their school had a Trunk or Treat, parade, and of course, we went trick or treating with our playgroup friends Saturday night.

We had a Ninja Turtle, Hello Kitty and a precious little cow!

little pumpkin sitting in car waiting for the rain to let up

The trunk or treat was moved inside due to rain.  The kids didn't mind!
Hello Claire Kitty
Pie toss!
Max was the line leader for his class

Trying to get a class picture!

Halloween afternoon we went to the Gill's house.  This is our third year going over there. We got there at 4:30, the kids played, ate, and at 6, we were ready to hit the streets!

Just the girls! I'm an egg :) Justin was bacon!
organized chaos!
I absolutely love our Happy Hour/playgroup friends.  I am (and the kids) going to miss this group so much when we move.

My three krazies!

The sweetest cow I ever did see!

blurry, but loved how one of the dads (who is a principal) had all the kids lined up in between houses.  They each got to be the line leader! Once we go to a house he would say, "go" and they would run up to the house!


Sunday, October 25, 2015

My first Stitch Fix!

Last week I received my first stitch fix box! Over the last year I have seen a few people post on facebook about stitch fix, but I never really looked into it until now.  And I am so glad I did!

You start by filling out a style profile.  They ask basic questions (height, weight, etc) then ask how you like clothes to fit, what you like to accentuate, colors to avoid...etc.  A little piece of advice I got from reading other blogs, is to make sure you have an updated Pinterest board so your stylist can see what your style is.  Oh, you can also tell where you want to keep your price range.

There is a $20 styling fee, but if you keep at least one item, that $20 will go towards your purchase. If you keep all five pieces that are sent, you get 25% off your total.  You can get all kinds of clothes and accessories.  I opted against shoes, jewelry and handbags.

I was ecstatic when my first box got here!

I could tell I was going to like some of the pieces as soon as I opened the box!
This card came with the clothes ~ A personal note from my stylist and two photos of each item showing different ways to wear. I think my stylist hit spot on!  Two of the shirts were not ones I would have picked out in the store, but glad I tried on because I loved them!

My full length mirror is so old and disgusting, so I got my 4.5 yr old to take my pictures :)  I also did not take the time to style the outfits... i only have on the items that were in the box.  I look forward to piecing them with items already in my closet.

1. Dali Open Drape Cardigan $78
I love the colors and the fit!
 2. Rosa Tab Sleeve V-Neck blouse $58
Not a great picture, but this is a loose fitting blouse.
 3. Baya Lace Inset Pullover Sweater $68
really like the detail on the neckline

excuse the cheese face. It is navy so really hard to see how it really looks
 4. Anise Striped Vest $78
This was one of my favorites! I love navy and white stripes
5. Liverpool: Lianah Bootcut Jeans. $78
These are the jeans I am wearing in the pictures.  They fit perfect!  They are super soft and I haven't worn bootcut in a few years! The stylist said to wear them with low heel boots.

I put the prices next to each item because i really liked seeing them when I read reviews!  I did not realize there was a cheaper option when I scheduled my first box.  I have since gone back and asked for some pieces to be less than $50! (that option is called "the cheaper, the better") All of mine were in the $50-$100 range.  Normally I would not spend this much on five items, but it did average out to $50 a piece after my 25% off :)

The beauty of stitch fix is you don't have to sign up for a monthly subscription! You can order one box or sign up for monthly, every few months, or just whenever you feel like it!  I was going to wait a few months, until I realized I didn't have many church outfits and Kate is getting baptized next month so I figured I needed to order another box! It will be here November 18th!

If you want to give stitch fix a try, please use this link

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Pumpkin patch fun!

Last weekend my aunts and cousins came in town.  My cousin has a seven month old that is as cute as can be! We took the kids to a local church "pumpkin patch".  Love how the pics turned out!
My handsome buds!

Sweet Ann Grace

My three loves

The littlest pumpkin

My mom and aunt with their grand babies! just missing my nieces 

The two littles!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Kate ~ 5 months!

I have had this post ready to go since Oct. 4th.  For some reason I can't figure out how to get my pics from my phone to automatically transfer to computer.  Sometimes it does, other times it takes days?

Miss Kate is five months!  She is still the sweetest baby and we love every second with her!

She is really a happy baby and still only cries when she is hungry or tired.  She is exclusively breast fed ~ this is a huge accomplishment for me.  I pumped for 10 months with Max and Claire and had to supplement the whole time.  I love every minute of nursing Kate.  I love our time together.  It really is the sweetest bond. She is a very quick eater.  She usually on nurses for seven minutes tops.  She can go around four hours during the day, but has still been waking at night almost every three hours.  I know she can go longer, but I really don't mind bc she is so quick and goes right back to sleep.

This little piggy loves bath time!
I wasn't planning on starting solids for another month, but this weekend, her older cousin was here and she seemed interested in her food.  I bought some oatmeal to try.  She has had it once and seemed to like it.

When she is not running around doing things with Max and Claire, she likes to take three naps a day. Usually lasting 1hr-2.5hrs.
She is not a fan of being in her car seat.
She loves her new exersaucer!
Can't believe our little peanut is almost six months old.  Time needs to slow down!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Tooth fairy!

Max has had a new tooth coming in behind his bottom baby tooth for about a month.  Last week it finally came out!  Late afternoon Friday, he realized it was gone! We are not sure when it came out or if he swallowed it!  I hate that I don't have his first tooth.  But he still wrote a note to the tooth fairy and left it under his pillow :)

Can't believe my buddy already lost a tooth!! Such the big guy!