Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Moving North


Next month we will be packing up our family and moving to Illinois! We have been very blessed during our two years in Louisiana, but I am looking forward to being much closer to our families.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Michigan Christmas 2016

We spent ten days in Michigan for Christmas.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Big Ben is ONE!

Benjamin is 1 year old!

He's in size 5 diapers, with a Huggies nite time diaper at night. He's in size 18 month clothing with a few 24 month here and there.. He is getting whole milk in a sippy cup during the day, but still wakes for a bottle several times a night. He loves puffs, pizza, pears, blueberries and pretty much anything he can put in his mouth. Cake is now on the favorite list...He can feed himself as long as it's not liquid... He still won't eat peas.

He is crawling all over the place! I will sit him down by his toys in the living room, and two minutes later he is in one of the Big's rooms playing with blocks or hugging their stuffed animals. He LOVES water. Bath time is his favorite. He loves it so much, that if we don't close the bathroom door, he plays in the toliet... 

He can pull himself up on anything and everything, and will cruise a tiny bit.

Benny's favorite toys are balls, anything noisey, stuffed animals, and really enjoying balloons.

He can say many things, but the newest addition is "more," usually in reference to food. He says it a lot.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Myrtle Beach 2016

Every other year we go to Myrtle Beach with Justin's side of the family... like the whole family. It is such a blessing.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Ben is 11 months old.

Someone asked me a couple days ago how old Benjamin was.... I said 10 months... then had to stop and think. NOPE! He was 11 months and I couldn't believe it.

Benjamin is 11 months and he's 25.6 pounds. I think he didn't gain any weight this past month because this kid is ALWAYS moving. He just goes, and goes, and goes.

He's in size 5 diapers, with a Huggies nite time diaper at night. He's in size 18 month clothing with a few 24 month here and there.. He is still eating 5 ounces of formula every 4 hours, and has solid food 3 times a day. He loves puffs, pizza, pears, and pretty much anything he can put in his mouth. He can feed himself as long as it's not liquid... His favorite baby food is banana pumpkin puree. He LOVES onion. He still won't eat peas. Tried canned peas instead of baby food... yeah, he threw them at me. Still not much interest in the sippy cup.
His "touchdown" face, while covered in pizza.

Still waking a few times a night, but he's a good boy and will go right back to sleep after a bottle. Mama is still tired, and we are still trying to figure out how to put a stop to this because he really doesn't need to eat in the middle of the night.

He is crawling all over the place! I will sit him down by his toys in the living room, and two minutes later he is in one of the Big's rooms playing with blocks or hugging their stuffed animals. He LOVES water. Bath time is his favorite. He loves it so much, that if we don't close the bathroom door, he plays in the toliet... 

He can pull himself up on anything and everything, and will cruise a tiny bit.

Benny's favorite toys are balls, anything noisey, stuffed animals, and really enjoying brother's blocks right now.

He can say many things, but the one I'm most impressed with right now is "gentle." Apparently we've been saying that a lot to him.
Technically, this is the day after 11 months, but the cuteness factor overrides that. Also, the look in his eye... "Really, Mom?"