Monday, April 30, 2012


So Liam has been a pretty picky eater since he started table food so we never got to experience some of those classic “babies first time eating” things with him…Lucy on the other hand…well that kid will eat anything and yesterday we got to watch her devour some spaghetti.


Girlfriend LOVED her some spaghetti (and garlic cheese bread),she was laughing and smiling the whole time. Then she got to experience her first “sink bath” because she looked like an oompa loompa LOL


This weekend I made Snickers Brownies…holy cow….they were amazing!! If you make them we all would recommend eating them cold from the fridge, they were so much better cold then room temp. Yumm Yumm!!!


Fifty Shades of …… awesomeness……

So last week…. yeah, it went a little something like this (I promise I did feed the kids, I even cleaned too)


life taken over by fictional characters (Fifty Shades Darker, second book, was my favorite!)


there way a lot of tea consumption too….(naptime and pancake making time)


but then late sunday afternoon I read this line….


then I felt a lot like then….


sigh…. I may start reading again…..


Saturday, April 28, 2012

Happy 7 Months Lucy


Dear Lucy,


     Well you are officially now closer to one then newborn…on one hand time has flown to think that you are 7 months old but on the other hand it seems like you’ve been part of our family forever. Once again this month you have blown us away with your abilities, developments, and milestones reached. Lets start with the biggest news of all …. you are on the move! That’s right just two days ago you started doing what I call “the zombie crawl” … think amputated zombie, hand and forearm dragging… that’s the best way to describe it but in the last two days you have already made progress and are now getting up into plank pose or on all fours and launching your self forward over and over until you reach your destination (usually snacks or monster trucks).


    Oh and yes for the record you crawled for food for the first time. This comes as no shocked because girlfriend you love to eat! You are such a good eater and will try and devour everything we give you. I can’t eat in front of you without you pitching a fit for a taste. We are doing baby led weaning and letting you, for the most part, eat everything we do. Your favorite this month was whole grain stuffing and blueberries.


    No offence but you are still a horrific sleeper….just not a fan of sleep and you will NOT sleep in your room, oh goodness that is a story in and of itself so you are still co-sleeping. Luckily…you are now just eating once a night between 1-3am, at the beginning of the month you were still eating at 11 and 3 so at least we are not getting up twice, I’d call that progress.


   You have really taken to your paci this month. Once you learned to put it in yourself you started using it more but you still don’t need it. I could easily take you our without one and you wouldn’t cry for it. I think it is just something to keep you busy more then sooth you.


   You favorite toys are still your exersaucer, Sophie and another toy of the same brand that squeaks (as I type this you are “thumpering” on it with your foot making t squeak), the baby Einstein music box, blocks, Freddie the Firefly, and of course Liam’s trucks. You love the Baby Einstein movies and Sesame Street.


   You’ve started the beginning movements of trying to pull up by climbing on my lap and both hands on the seat of your bouncy seat. You are doing really well sitting by yourself, you can even reach for toys and keep you balance.


   You waved to Grandma earlier this week as she was leaving, it was the sweetest thing and both of us had our jaws on the floor … we couldn’t believe it when you did it.


   You are loud! You talk loud, laugh loud, sing loud…. its funny. Every month I have forgotten to mention how much you LOVE bath time! You splash and splash and kick and laugh the whole time, you love it and always have. We think you are going to be quite the water baby this summer!


   You are 19 pounds, wear a size 3 diaper, and 6/9 month clothes (with the random 12 month thrown in there).


Monday, April 23, 2012

Our creative little smarty pants

We have been trying some new ways to get Liam to eat dinner and let go of some of this picky eating ways, let’s be honest we know it is a control issue but that is a whole other story. Anyway, last night we were in an epic battle to get the kid to eat a blueberry. Last summer he would go though a carton of blueberries in two days and now suddenly he doesn’t like them, toddlers…. So we sat together for almost 40 minutes trying to get him to eat the blueberry. At one point I said “Liam eat the blueberry, put it in your belly” …. and this is what he did


lifted his shirt and put it in his “belly” … creative little thing….

then after he put it in his mouth but refused to chew and swallow Alex said “no Liam make it disappear” and the little toot puts it in his hand, does some magician like hand movements and states “ooooh all gone” …

In the end he ate all of the inside of the blueberry and we waved the white flag and called it a night.

Our week and then some

Let’s just start by stating that our weather has been crazy! Last week we had some HOT days and today part of the start is getting a foot of snow?!

On Friday Alex and I celebrated 10 years together! Crazy to think how much has changed in 10 years … from high school students to parents of two…. love it!


1. foot in hand, thumb in mouth…that’s Lucy for you

2.3. planting flowers outside and running monster trucks over dirt piles

4. my sweet little girl, so stinking cute in that (a little too tight) polo

5. shooting shotguns on a Friday night…

6.7. Trip to Cabela’s on Saturday with Alex’s Dad, Alex, Me and the kiddos. Liam LOVED the fish but was scared of the animals this time.

8. We went to Alex’s Dads work “spring party”, it was an Easter party but since it was so late I’m calling it a spring party. It was at a dairy bar and waffle shop and the kids had a lot of fun. All Liam wanted was ice cream and he finally got some and ate it up. Liam and Lucy had their first sibling ‘tiff’ over ice cream

9. Alex helping Liam carry his eggs from the egg hunt before we left.


My weekend had been overtaken by this….


oh dear…..ahem….. ::fans self::

I have comments …. but they are wildly inappropriate for how many family members read this … HA …

Anyway, it’s a pretty good read so far (I’m about two thirds of the way though the first book). Definitely one of those books that hooks you and you want to keep reading… like until after 1 am when you have a baby that hates to sleep and you know sleep is a precious thing but you can’t tear yourself away from book.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Our week in pictures and a blurb about BLW


Monster trucks have taken over Liam’s life.


Little Lucy has done a lot of playing….. she loves reading the book on her exersaucer and is getting better and better each day sitting my herself.


We had been wanting to get this activity cube since Liam was little but for one reason or another just never did. Well we got it for Lucy with a gift card she got from my parents for Easter and both of them LOVE it!


Nigel and Liam have become BBFs…


and my blurb about baby led weaning. I have seen a lot of bloggers do this over the last few years and thought it would be something to try with Lucy. From the beginning she took to food well and a little before 6 months old was eating puffs by herself really well so I decided to start giving her some table foods to let her try stuff out and let's just say it has been a great success. She does so well and has really liked everything. She hated peas as a puree but ate them up the other night as finger food.



Yogurt melts (so excited to eat some of big brothers snack)


Peas, black beans, and rice


Grilled cheese, she ate almost a half of a sandwich


Beef stroganoff…she started to cry when I would take a bite instead of give it to her…


…and her favorite pancakes!


We got pancakes today from a fundraiser for the local fire department, as you can see Lucy ate them up but Liam did as well. He’s also been on a peanut butter kick …


It also snowed this week, welcome to PA in April, today it was in the 70’s.


This is what Lucy has been doing during naptime this week, have a mentioned this kiddo hates sleep.


but at least I have one that sleeps like a teenager ….


I got this at the store on Saturday and it is even better then what I had imagined! Oh my, so good!!!IMG_1953

Lucy helped Dada play xbox, she really wanted to play and for the record that is Alex’s intense gaming face.


This morning Liam was playing with his monster trucks and I see him walk off with Grinder and then come back without it so I asked him “liam where is Grinder” and he said “ Oh Grinder in time out”…. well okay then….IMG_1962

Yesterday the boys flew kites. After we spent some time with Alex’s softball friends and watched some guys fish, had some yummy food and Liam got to play with a dog (which everyone ended up thinking the dog belong to us because they were inseparable). Liam loved watching the guys fish and seeing the fish. He said “I fishin’, I go get stick” and then ran up and grabbed someone's rod to try and fish, no worries we interecpted  his rod borrowing. We ended up going and getting him a little Cars fishing pole today that he can use when we go next time. Its adorable and he was so excited about it.