Saturday, May 29, 2010

Seven and a half months

My sweet boys are just growing up way too fast. They are so fun, but I want time to stand still.


  • Weighs 18.9 pounds (50-75th percentile)
  • 26 3/4 inches tall (50th percentile)
  • Is crawling as fast as we can catch him
  • Is now beginning to eat table food along with his baby food and really likes turkey deli meat, prunes, and macaroni and cheese
  • Still has the most gorgeous blue eyes
  • Sits up on his own
  • Naps about two hours a day (an hour in the AM and an hour in the PM)
  • Chews on everything
  • Is attracted to cords
  • Likes to spit his food when he is finished eating what you have given him
  • Has an adorable chuckle, although he doesn't laugh as often as Brody
  • Is content playing on his own
  • Has one tooth coming in on the bottom
  • Bullies his brother


  • Weighs 18.6 pounds (50-75th percentile and is catching up to his brother)
  • Is 27 1/4 inches long (75th percentile)
  • Is long and lean
  • Not interested in crawling but rolls to get what he wants
  • Has FIVE teeth (three on the bottom and two more coming in on the top)
  • Laughs and smiles all the time
  • Prefers to be entertained and in the room with you
  • Cries when you walk out of the room and leave him
  • Is a good eater and really likes Vienna sausages, turkey deli meat, and peas
  • Naps 3-4 hours per day and is an excellent sleeper during naps and at night
  • Has been a bit cranky because he has so many teeth coming in at the same time
  • Chews on anything and everything he can get his hands on
  • Laughs and grins from ear to ear often
  • Adores Moxie and Tucker and laughs at them and watches them anytime they are around his play area
  • Loves to splash water everywhere when taking a bath
  • Doesn't sit up on his own for very long yet
My sweet boys are going for their first overnight trip this evening at my mom's house. Allen is geeking- not because my mom is taking care of them but because we are "abandoning them." Really? I'm stoked to get an extra hour or two of sleep tomorrow! Allen keeps asking me how I can "just let them go so easily." They are seven and a half months, you know. Geez.

We upgraded to the next car seat size, and both boys are pleased with how much room they have to move now.

We're still in love, but how can you not be with these faces? I've only (literally) taken 406 pictures of the babies during the month of May. That's not too many, is it? I'll have just about every second of their lives documented! HA! Hey- at least they will know they were loved. My children will NEVER be able to say I didn't have pictures of them while they were growing up! I mean, 406 in one month should count for something, right? Maybe it will keep me out of a nursing home for an extra month when I'm old and decrepit.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Favorite Pics

Leah's Beef Pot Pie

1 pound ground beef (drained)
1 can Veg-All mixed vegetables (drained)
1 can diced potatoes (drained)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2 pie shells (I buy the frozen ones)
2-3 cups cheddar cheese
salt and pepper for seasoning

Once your ground beef has been cooked and drained, mix vegetables and soup into it. Pour the mixture into the pie shell. Cover with cheddar cheese. Take the other pie shell and lay it on top of the cheese. Pinch sides together with other pie crust so it doesn't overflow while cooking.

Cook at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes or until top pie crust is light brown.

It is scrumptious and easy! Thanks for the recipe, Aunt Leah! We love your pot pie, even if yours does look prettier than mine.

Bucket List

On my Bucket List-

  1. Take a photography class
  2. Take a cooking class
  3. Take a cake-decorating class
  4. Buy a $100 bottle of champagne and drink it with dear friends
  5. Go on an Alaskan cruise with my husband
  6. Got to Jamaica
  7. Waste less food

What's on yours?

"Babe Questions"