This post is about a week late, but better late than never!
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Well after a 6 month long hiatus from blogging I am back! You are welcome.
A lot has happen the last 6 months:
A lot has happen the last 6 months:
- Eli is a little man, walking, talking,... a full fledged toddler
- We opened Kidsnasium! www.kidsnasium.com God has been so faithful and has blessed our little gym so far!
- We are having another baby!! I am so excited about Eli becoming a big brother. He is such a sweet (energetic) kid, I know that he will have fun with a buddy.
In the past, I have used this blog to document Eli's development, crafts, random posts, etc. But this time around there will be a little bit of everything. Having a toddler, business and a bun in the oven should give me plenty to talk about but maybe not the most time,...
At the end of this month we find out if our little bean is a she or a he! I am so excited. There are cool things about having a boy (we have a ton of boy clothes, though most of it says Eli, we know how to raise a baby boy and Eli would have a brother to go camping, hiking, fishing,.. boy stuff with!). And I would love a little girl to dress like a princess, and cover in bows! I am almost positive that we are not complete after this little person, so we will have another chance at either gender again ;-)
But I would really like to have a gender reveal party. They look like such a fun way to announce she or he, and it is a good reason to throw a party! My other half though, finds them intrusive on a personal moment. Also, he feels like there are certain expectations in his reaction that our family and friends would want to see,... What I mean is, when Christian and I found out that we were having a boy in a little dark room, he tightly squeezed my hand. And I knew that in his genuine response that he was thrilled that our bean was a he. But if we were to cut into a cake and it was revealed that we were having a boy or girl, just squeezing my hand wouldn't cut it! There would need to be an elated reaction for the sake of family/friends/cameras, etc. And this feels fake and awkward to him. I completely understand,... But I still want the party. So I don't know if we will have a gender reveal event or not.
What do you think? Gender Reveal Parties too intimate?
Before I call an end to this first "Back to Blogging" post, I want to show you guys our Fun Fall To Do!
I have been looking forward to fall since July. I will be so glad to wear boots, scarves and take my son for a walk without coming back drenched. So, for the last 3 months I have been making a list of all the stuff I want to do when the season came,... and here it is!
I ordered Eli's fall t-shirt yesterday. I love this company Pint Size Press they are a set of Christian women. All their designs are precious, their turn around time is less than a week and they have excellent costumer service. Also, if you have a shirt that you want them to press on you can mail them the shirt and they will put on the design for less than $10.
Until next time,
Friday, March 22, 2013
In 2 weeks Eli will be ONE!!! Wow! Time flies when your having fun :) Seriously this little man has changed my life. It is not about me. My everyday life is completely different because of Eli. And I love the change. I love being his mommy. I love the way he looks at me like I am the coolest. I love that he wants to cuddle with me before he goes to sleep. I love the way he holds my face with both his hands. I love how he thinks leaning on me is funny. Babies change everything. But it is so stinkin' (literally and metaphorically) great.
A lot of people are asking when Mr. E is going to get a baby brother or sister, well hold your horses! We definitely want more kiddos, I mean come on, we make beautiful babies! But we aren't worried about making sure they are close in age or anything like that... I know siblings a few years apart that are not close and I am 10 years older than my siblings and we are very close. We are trusting the Lord to reveal to us when our family should grow.
Teeth - Poor Buddy, he is cutting molars and they are not being nice to him! When he opens his mouth up wide I can see those suckers coming in and it almost looks like it is bruising his gums
Eli's Cuteness - This little man is hilarious. Eli has a great sense of humor! He likes to throw his head back and give a big "toothy" grin. Eli also likes to come running to me with a huge toothy grin.
Milestone - Feeding Eli is a true "experience" This little guy loves to throw food when he gets bored. He thinks it's hilarious to push the food between his front teeth and out his mouth. So transitioning to solid food has been hard for me because he throws everything. So it has been easier for me to continue with the mush so that breakfast/lunch/dinner doesn't involve deep cleaning at the end of every meal.
Daddy's Birthday - Christian's birthday was last weekend and we had so much fun! On Friday we had a great meal at McGuire's then went and saw a fun movie with some fun friends :) And on Saturday we had the youth of our church over for Praise and Worship. Then Sunday was Christian's birthday party! We had a fun time playing softball with family and friends.
|Christian's birthday cake, surprisingly the only picture I took on Sunday :-/|
Planning Eli's Birthday - We have a theme! Yo Gabba Gabba! :) I am still trying to figure out how big of a party we should have. There are soo many people that we love and that love Eli, we are trying to decide immediate family? all family? family and friends?
One Year Project - I am making a One Year poster of Eli from the time he was born and each month.... this is what it looks like so far...
New Favorites - Looooveeesss those puppies! Loves running around with Cowboy and Bear! And they love that he throws the ball for them!
|Eli playing with the puppies|
|Loving this Spring weather|
Pictures of Eli
|Eli is curious about these "cats"|
|Sliding with mommy|
|He loves sliding!|
|Park time is fun time!|
|He is very fascinated with mouths|
|On St. Patty's Day we forgot to wear our green!|
Friday, March 15, 2013
I am in such denial about Eli turning ONE in 3 weeks, that this is all I can say about that.....
Weight - About 22 lbs according to the bathroom scale
Looking forward to this weekend - Christian's birthday party! We are having a softball game party to celebrate Christian's 26th birthday with some friends on Sunday. Eli will love running wild in one of the unoccupied fields, Eli loves to play in the grass!
Swim Lessons - We have Eli in swim lessons at the YMCA. We have only been to one lesson.... When Eli first got in the water he was not crazy about it.... which was weird to me because Eli loves bath time! But after a few minutes Eli started to enjoy himself splashing around and playing with the toys. After swim lessons Eli slept like a rock.
So what's new - Super fake cry. Eli has the funnest fake cry. I love his sweet kisses. He hasn't quite figured out that when you kiss mommy you should shut your mouth! He likes to "help" mommy... "help" do the dishes, laundry... Eli loves his puppies. He likes to give the dogs his snacks and pacifiers... Eli also likes to throw the ball for our dog Cowboy. He loves to play outside! He wants to be independent so bad! In the morning Eli is literally crawling away from me while I am trying to put on his clothes.
Eli's Birthday Present - This is what we are thinking about getting Mr. Man for his birthday
Smart Trike 3 in 1 tricycle
What are we looking forward to?? - Summer! I have a lot of fun things planned for Eli and I, like the beach and splash pads and public pool kid play area
|Playing with mommies necklace|
|Someone loves to be naked!|
|Watching his favorite show! YO GABBA GABBA|
|Hanging out with the babies in the nursery|
|Did I mention little man loves to be naked?|
|Cute lil' booty!|
|Uncle Muscles loved being the "baby monster"|
|Surprise visit in Bham from Aunt Eva, Nanny & Becca!|
|Outdoor man with his walking stick|
|Hanging out with cousin Vivi|
|Playing at preschool|
|I got this picture texted to me after I left the house|
|Playing with the big boys|
|Loves his baby|
|This is the fake cry....|
|With Gma eating some Nilla's|
|Eli feel in love with sweet Ella|
|What a flirt he is!|
|Sweet buddy sleeping|