Thursday, August 22, 2013

August: 1/2 Birthday!!

We've made it little guy.....
Happy 1/2 Birthday!!
It's hard to believe that in another six months Baby Jack will be a year old....really??  The nighttime bottles-turning purple when crying-glaring at Mommy days seem so far away, he's really evolved SO much since he came into our lives.......
Age: 6 Months
Weight/Size: 18 lbs, 50% weight & 85% height percentile
Favorite Words: Still “Da-da”, we’ve been working on Ma-Ma a LOT though (well I have been at least- I’m determined)
Favorite Activities: OMG- he just figured out that he could “bounce” in his play yard chair….and he’s a complete crazy baby in it, I keep thinking he’ll launch himself out of it so now it’s a joke between us that he’s actually going to use it to escape one day….also attempting to dance and loves hanging upside down!
Signature Moves:  Chomping on his feet, and sideways “creeping” on the downstairs rug (gateway to crawling…..right??)
Likes: Drinking (or pretending) out of Mommy’s cup, Swimming in the hot tub or pool, playing in his water tub, bath time at night before bed…there is an obvious pattern here
Dislikes: Green “puffs” aka healthy cheerios
Mommy Likes & Dislikes: Last Sunday after pooltime we were sitting in the  backyard when he turned towards me and fell asleep on my chest…I completely melted and decided this child can have whatever he wants for the rest of his life.  Dislikes: Dried guacamole smashed all over the new highchair
Sleeps: 8pm-ish to 7am-ish; Naps 3x a day (last nap powernap)
Changes in Mood/Behavior: Way more alert, smiles when he sees either Travis or myself and very aware of where we are at all times, and a lot more vocal these days- doesn’t want to sit still.
Eating: Avocados and Quesadillas.  LOL!  And a bottle 5x a day still
Clothes: 6 Months, 6-9 Month pajamas
Looking forward to:  More homemade baby puree madness (can’t wait to start mixing the fruits & veggies to really step it up) and more advances towards crawling : )

....this past month in pictures.....

Neon Sunday Funday swimming and playing all day at home

 Starbux date with Mom

 Santiago Irvine Park hike with the whole fam
 Water Play at home

Showing off his skills

Thursday, August 15, 2013

August: Food Prep & Guacamole

So if you're one of my good friends, you're well aware that not only do I have a position that requires me to shop online (forecasting, trends, etc), but I'm a HUGE advocate for it....and to my surprise what do I find this morning???  H&M is finally offering online shopping, probably a dream come true for this Mommy with champagne taste on a beer budget!!!  Ever since I stumbled across the additional 50% off sale section a couple of months ago and picked up 5 tops, one pair of jeggings and one dress for $30 I've been hooked.....but enough about me.

Here's what the baby picked up this week, it's time for "solid foods"!!
Baby Cuisinart: 2-in-1 Baby Food Prep w/steam & blend options, amazing.
Table Highchair: We have a thick granite countertop at home, so this little (and travel-ready) folding highchair  made in Italy comes with it's own bag and is available in 6 colors- of course we went with the lime green for Jack : )
Beaba Multiportions: Easy freezing, Easy to pop out and serve!
Beaba Feeding Utensils pack: Not only do they match the highchair (I know I know, I'm a little ridiculous when it comes to coordinating) but these utensils have a rubber handle so it's easy for baby to grip!  Easy to pack in a ziplock and take along too
Silicone Baby Bib: I'm all about convenience with my little guy, and this bib not only looks adorbs but is machine washable and folds up and snaps for super easy storage at home or in a baby bag!

So Jackson isn't quite 6 months old YET (tear....) but last weekend he literally shoved his hand into my guacamole while out at lunch and gnawed on his Dad's leftover quesadilla (he IS our baby, we knew it.) we bagged the "steamed apples" idea and went straight for the avocado for his "first food":

This month has gone SO much faster than the's almost time for his 1/2 birthday!!!

Friday, August 2, 2013

July: Summer is here!!

It has been hot hot HOT in Anaheim Hills this July, so much needed pool & outdoor time is a must!  


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