Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Paxton 5 months

Eating: you are a big boy now! You are eating solids two times a day, and nursing every 3-4 hours. You have tried green beans, peas, pears, applesauce, mango, bananas and carrots. Green beans being your least favorite. You are also eating oatmeal with your morning feed. I started introducing a sippy and you are not sure what to think of it. 

Sleeping: 8:30-7. At least 2 long naps a day. You generally take a short cat nap in the evening. 

Size: You are growing like a weed. You can wear 3-6, 6 month, 6-9 months and some 9 months. Size 2 diaper. 

Exciting New Things

You can roll both ways now. You actually started rolling from your back to belly on your 5 month birthday. 

You laugh at Caleb over anything he does

You love your exersaucer, and have mastered spinning in it

You have discovered eating your feet.

You chew on everything.

You have started reaching your arm around me and snuggling in (like you are hugging me). I love that!!

You blow raspberries now

You squeal a lot now

You are perfect!!! I love you so much!!! 

Family Visit

The weekend of Caleb's party my dad, Sherry, and Mikelle came in town.  We had a great visit, and had a lot of fun.  We started off the weekend having dinner with my sister.  The next day was party day and we were all exhausted by the end of it.  Sunday we spent the day canoeing.  My mother in law kept Paxton, and we were on the river basically all day.

After canoeing we all came back to my house for a breakfast dinner and game night.  We had such a good time playing games, laughing, and staying up way too late.

Monday we spent the day at the museum, Game Works, and eating dinner at Dicks. 

I think we were all exhausted once the festivities were over, but sad to see them end.  It was a great visit!


Caleb's 5th Birthday

We recently celebrated Caleb's 5th birthday, Power Ranger style.  He went back and forth as to what theme he wanted to have for his party, but the Power Ranger decorations won him over.  He once again picked out all the d├ęcor, and favors, and I sat back and let him pick what he wanted.  I enjoy throwing super cute parties, but there is sometime even cuter about your child picking what they actually want....plus it is a lot easier that way.

We planned to have a water party at my in laws, but the day ended up being over cast and kind of chilly.  The kids did not play in water, but they had a blast running around the property playing.

Caleb blew out his candles.  He requested purple because he said there was a purple Power Ranger on one episode he watched....that worked because purple candles were the only candles I had in my pantry. 

He opened his gifts.  He got so many fun toys.

My dad performed a magic show for everyone...quite impressive if I do say so myself.

We finished off the party with a small fire. 

It was a great party!


Friday, June 27, 2014

Paxton 4 Months

Paxton at four months:

Eating:  You are nursing every 3-4 hours from one side.  Your last feeding is around 8, and your first morning feeding is around 6:30.  The doctor told me I could go ahead and start you on solids, but I haven't so far.  I may wait a little longer, or I may try it once and see how you do.  It's still up in the air.

Size: You are 13 lbs 12.5 ounces, and 24 1/2 inches.  You are wearing mostly 3-6 and 6 month clothing.  You have also moved up to a size 2 diaper. You have multiple leg rolls, wrist rolls, and the elbow dimples. You are a chunky monkey, and I love it.

Sleeping:  You still sleep great throughout the night. 8:30-6:30.  Generally naps are taken outside of the house, because we are always on the go. The last few days you have been fighting falling asleep in my arms, so we are currently working on you falling asleep on your own for naps.  You always fall asleep on your own for bedtime, and do not get upset, but you hate to lay in your bed during the day.

Exciting New Things:

  • You laugh, and it is precious! 
  • You scoot yourself around in a circle when laying on your back. 
  • You have started interacting with your toys.  You try so hard to grab them and once you do, they go directly into your mouth.
  • You put everything in your mouth.
  • You are loving your bumbo.  
  • You are close to sitting.  You try so hard to pull yourself up to sit, and if we sit you up, you can keep your balance for a few seconds.  
  • You still think Caleb is the best person ever. 
  • You love to fall asleep with my hand on your face.
  • You love the water. Pools, lake, bath etc.  You laugh and kick your legs while smiling every time! 
  • You get excited and move your body towards me when you see me now. 
You are the most precious little guy.  I am enjoying spoiling you rotten, cuddling you too much, and kissing you constantly.  You are perfect, and I am blessed that you are mine!


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

So...He Keeps Growing Up

Caleb has gone from a toddler to a boy this year, but this Summer is ridic.... He learned to swim a few weeks ago, and has been a fish ever since.  He loves jumping in, swimming under water, and he is practicing swimming to the bottom of the pool, and floating.

That in and of itself was enough to make my mommy heart ache, and scream with excitement at the same time.  However, tonight we were playing outside with the neighbor kids.  One of the little boys learned to ride his bike with no training wheels. Caleb immediately pulled out his old bike, watched the neighbor ride for a few minutes, started practicing in the culdesac, and learned how to ride on his own.  He was all over the place!! It started raining, and he continued to practice.  We spent a good hour in the rain watching him ride his bike, and letting Kinlee jump in muddy puddles.

Time....you seriously have to slow down!!!