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?"

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Recent Projects

I have the best hubby. No, really. THE BEST.

Recently he has been going overboard helping me (or just flat out building for me) with a few projects I've had on my mind.

Project No. 1: Blanket Ladder

I saw a similar ladder at a friends house, and thought it would work a lot better for us than shoving our blankets in a basket like we had been. I also like how it balances out our living room a bit more. Justin took these plans, and altered them a bit to fit our space.

Project No. 2: Reclaimed wood sign for over our headboard

While we still lived in Tennessee, Justin had the opportunity to tear down an old white oak barn... and was allowed to keep the wood. Naturally we dragged all that beautiful wood to Louisiana. We ended up using a random piece to make this sign. The words are from a Louis Armstrong song that we danced to at our wedding rehearsal dinner. Super meaningful since our first kiss was the next day.

Project No. 3: A NEW TABLE


Our family has gotten bigger, and our old table was quickly becoming too small for us. I had found about three tables that I really liked, so my sweet husband created his own plans for a table that included the things I liked from all three. This table is so perfect. Even down to the fact that he can unscrew the top, and build a bigger top anytime! It cleans easier, is bigger, and fit our home perfectly.

So blessed to have a man that is creative, and handy.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Big Ben is 10 Months

Benjamin is 10 months and he's 25.5 pounds.

He's in size 5 diapers, with a Huggies nite time diaper at night. He's in size 18 month clothing. He is still eating 5 ounces of formula every 4 hours, and has solid food 3 times a day. He loves rusks, puffs, pizza, pears, and soup. He can feed himself as long as it's not liquid... His favorite baby food is banana pumpkin puree. He still won't eat peas. Been working on sippy cup, and we are getting closer.

Still waking a few times a night, but he's a good boy and will go right back to sleep after a bottle. 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. Its more of a comfort thing.

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. I've had to start telling him 'no no' now, and he doesn't like it. He screws up his face and lets the tears fall. Oh my. We are in a for a treat when he's two...

He's been trying to pull himself up on the couch, and trying to stand in the middle of the room... which is hilarious. He also loves to clap.

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

He can say mama, dada, hi, bye, nana, bobs, le-la (Levi), jo jo, love, uh-oh, yay, and a few more words.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Girls Weekend: Magnolia Market

A couple weekends ago I jumped on an airplane and flew to Dallas to spend the weekend with a GREAT friend of mine. It was her 35 birthday; so we had a girls weekend. We even went to Waco, Texas and visited the Magnolia Market at the Silos. It. Was. Awesome. Godly women, fellowship, road trip, girl time, cupcakes, etc.

Picture Dump!


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Michigan Trip Picture Dump

Airplane right to Michigan
Benny meeting Nana Wendy's parents
Great Grandma Joanie was delighted by Benny... I think the feeling was mutual.
Levi and Uncle Adam being silly at the Fair.
Brother Love at Dow Gardens
Dangling feet at Dow Gardens
Not a huge fan of getting a haircut from Aunt Sarah.
Visiting Amish country
Love my Sister-in-law. She's more like a sister!
Benny meeting Grumpy Grandpa's parents.
Shooting my brother's crossbow.
At the park with Nana Wendy

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

9 Months with Benjamin

Benjamin is 9 months. He's 22 pounds and 1 ounce (86%). My tall boy is 2 feet and 6.5 inches (98%). And he's got a big noggin for his Biddle brains... 18 inches (72%). Basically, Benny is Big.

He's in size 5 diapers, with a Huggies nite time diaper at night. Benny is still eating 5 ounces of formula every 4 hours, and has solid food 3 times a day. He loves cherrios, puffs, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, apples, and smoothies. He can feed himself. His favorite baby food is pears. He gags when you feed him peas. Been working on sippy cup, but he's really not interested. 

Still waking a few times a night, but he's a good boy and will go right back to sleep after a bottle. And to be honest, he's such a sweetie, I don't mind (too much) because he's such a sweet snuggle buddy.
Justin getting sweet snuggles on Benny's first airplane ride. Clearly this baby is a champ.

He rolls all over the place, sits up if you sit him up, and will scoot backwards all over. Yesterday he crawled for the first time. It was so slow, and almost painful to watch because of how slow and small his movements were, but he got where he wanted to go!
Aunt Sarah gave Benjamin his first haircut.

Benny's favorite toys are balls, anything noisey, his maileg puppy, a wobble fox and stuffed animals.

He loves it when people talk to him. He sings in a really high-pitched voice (we have Jo to thank for that one.) He imitates EVERYTHING... including Daddy power washing the patio and race cars. He can say mama, dada, hi, bye, nana, bobs, le-la (Levi), love, uh-oh, yay, and a few more words. He's first sentence was "I love dada."