Friday, January 31, 2014

Friday Five

1- This past week has been all about teething.  Poor James.  Poor me.  This little guy is in a lot of pain which means he only wants to be held 100% of the day.  Here's to hoping the worst is over.

2-  Lately I've made two great purchases on Etsy.  I ordered a cute bubblegum necklace for Elise for her Valentine's gifts and I got a wooden airplane teether for James.  I've never really used Etsy before but now I basically want everything on it.  I'm very impressed with both items!

3- Zack has both Saturday and Sunday off this weekend (Miracle!).  This means that we finally get to go out on a date to celebrate my birthday!  Hooray!  Now, which restaurant offers the best free birthday dessert.....

4- Today Elise has her first friend birthday party.  Her little buddy Eric is turning 3 so we are heading over today to help celebrate.  I'm sure she will have a blast!

5- One of the cutest things Elise has been saying lately is that we stole her heart.  She, of course, says it in an accusing sort of tone.  She will point to one of us and say, "Hey!  You stole my heart! Give it back to me!"  Ha ha. It is so cute. We tell her all the time that she already has ours.  Love this girl so much!

Here's a picture of my cute little man! You can see the little teether there too.  In between teething crying sessions he DOES smile.  Love him lots!

Friday, January 24, 2014

The return of Friday Five!

It's been a while since I've had my Friday five post up.  They really are some of my favorite posts, since they give little snippets of our day-to-day lives.  Sometimes it's boring, others interesting and sometimes it can be something funny the kids say.  Either way, I want to remember these moments down the road.

-The documentary "Mitt" comes out on Netflix today and I'm pretty excited to see it.  I just think the world of Mitt Romney and am excited to see and learn more about him and his family. 

-Today James is officially 8 months old!!  He is getting so big!  He also is cutting his two central incisor (middle) teeth.  I'll post a pic when they are officially out. He also graduated to the big bath tub now that he is sitting up!

-I started back up on Jillian Michaels workout DVD, 30 Day Shred.  I'm only on day 4 today so we'll see how long I can last. Trying to be better!!

-Elise and I have been watching the new Disney Junior show, Sheriff Callie's Wild West.  Elise is pretty much obsessed with it.  It's cute and I like that Mandy Moore is the voice of Callie. 

-This has been the coldest/worst winter we've had in our time in Wisconsin.  It is miserable.  It's sad how much I look forward to a day that would be considered "freezing".  32 degrees sounds pretty great, if you ask me!  Yesterday it was so cold that the credit card machine for gas wouldn't read Zack's card.  Things like that just shouldn't happen!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Our Sweet James

Our sweet baby James is 7 1/2 months old!  It is high time I do an update on our favorite boy! 

When he was 6 months old he figured out how to climb out of the bumbo chair, so we don't use it anymore!  This boy is a mover and a shaker!
He is wearing clothes that are a few months older than he is!  Right now he fits 9 month clothes perfectly.  He is a very tall boy.
He kept fighting his swaddle so he graduated from this...
to this!  He now sleeps in his sleep sack and rolls all over the place!  He has been a thumb sucker since forever!  We actually have an ultra-sound picture with him sucking his thumb.
He is so SO close to crawling!  He gets up on all fours and even his tummy is off the ground but he hasn't quite figured out how to move those knees forward.  He moves all over and scoots himself to every corner of our house!  He is so fast- one minute he is by my feet and the next he is underneath the piano bench.
It was tricky at the beginning, but he is finally a good eater!  He prefers table food rather than jarred baby food.  His favorite foods are yogurt, refried beans and puffs!
Other big news: He sleeps through the night!  We put him down around 8pm and he sleeps until around 6:30-7am.  I could not be happier! 
I could be wrong but I swear his first word was "Mama!"  I know, I sound completely biased but Zack is the one who pointed it out!
He has the best laugh!  He smiles at everyone and is a joy to be around.  We are so happy to have this little boy in our family!  He loves to watch his sister run around and be silly. Nothing makes him laugh faster!