Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Blake turns 6 months..

Blake turned 6 months on the 13th. He is doing great and checked out a happy, healthy and
heafty baby!! He weighed in at 18lbs 8 oz (70%), he is 28 inches (99%) and head was in the 50% for his age. He is growing SOOO fast! I can't keep up with his sizes and sleepers are the worst! He is out of them in NO time flat.

Some milestones for Blake over the past few weeks is he is eating rice and oatmeal cereal, orange veggies and mum mums! He seems to enjoy the oatmeal the best, not so sure on the veggies, he gets this cute little pucker face then smiles! It's so sweet! Blake is also sitting up on his own or until he gets a little tippy then rolls onto his side and rolls to where he wants to go. This is such a fun stage to watch as he learns to explore his way around. He loves laying on his back and reaching for his toes to try and chew on them. No teeth yet but drools like crazy!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Starting cereal...

before it all started..
intro to solid foods

first reaction???

and back out it comes...

Still not to sure...

Okay so this isn't so bad...

Bo turns 4!!

Once again I am behind! This year for Bo's birthday we were going to be on vacation so I decided not to do a "birthday party" we were just going to make it a fun day for him in Branson. Mimi was with us so she helped us celebrate too. We had a great day celebrating his birthday. We went to a rec center that had a nice pool for toddlers and toddler time, no one over 5 could come (except parents)! We spent the morning there, then he pick where we ate lunch, of course it had to be hamburgers and fries(we talked him out to McD's, and went to Freddie's)!! Then went back to the condo, took naps got back up to swim, that evening we grilled out and had his cake that he picked out! It was a great day and a fun one at that.

Bo announcing that he is 4 and so ready to open presents!

Then the weekend we got back G&G Stutzman wanted to celebrate his birthday so we went down to Arthur for the night. Grandma had a scavenger hunt for Bo to go on in order to find his present, he really enjoyed that. Was a nice and relaxing evening.

Ready for some of Gma Stutzman's red velvet cake The last celebration was on Monday when we meet the Kimball's and Bauer's at the splash park cause they to wanted to celebrate his birthday! Not sure if it would have just been easier to have celebrated with one big party! Oh well we had fun and we celebrated our little man!!

Fun with the cousins!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Gracie's 1st Haircut!!

Didn't know when this day would come, but I just can't take the unevenness of her whisp/thin hair and so today we took the plunge into her first haircut. She did awesome, just sat there and let the lady trim away!! She is so proud of her new do!! I just love it!

Blake's 4 month check-up

Today Blake had his 4 month check up. He has always been and more than likely always will be our BIG boy!! His stats:
Weight: 16 lbs 6 oz ( 75%)
Height: 26 in (85%) hoping for a 6 footer!!
Head: (60%)

Dr. B said Blake is one strong little man, when he went to try to pull him up to check his neck strength, Blake put his feet down and stood right up and caught the dr off guard! It was so cute to see his big smile when he did that :)! He is growing so fast, and we can start cereal's anytime from now to 6 months. I am planning on waiting a little while yet, he is content with his formula and already sleeps so well, doesn't seem to be needing anything new now! And that is one phase I really don't care for, introducing foods. So will phase into that later. So happy and am so grateful for a healthly little boy, I know there are many other families out there who aren't so lucky and are dealing with so many big and little health issues. Makes me feel very blessed and thankful!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

4 months and GROWING...

Blake is 4 months old today! He is a little sweetie. I am so spoiled with babies, they have all been very easy going babies (all 3 of mine) and pretty good sleepers for the most part. Blake is so strong on his legs, he loves to stand when you hold him. He has been playing in the hop n pop this month and enjoys it, usually for a good 1/2 hour or so, specially if big brother plays and talks with him!! I just love to see B and G talk and "play" with Blake it's so sweet! Next week we head to see the Doc. I can't wait to see how much he weighs and how tall he is. This past week or so he REALLY filled out EVERYWHERE!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

4th of July Fun..

This year was the first year we went to the Towanda parade, and what a nice parade it was. Sadly it was the first parade for the kiddos as well can't believe it took me 4 years to get Bo to one:). Bo loved seeing all of it and the candy was nice too! Gracie only was interested for the first half then she wanted to go sit in the shade with Mimi. We spent the rest of the day finishing up the new swing set for the kiddos and then got together with some good friends for a cookout and fireworks!

Our 1st Snowcones!

Gracie enjoying her Snowcone!

Bo watching the parade, it was HOT!

Mimi and Blake hanging out in the shade!

3 months

This seems to be the trend lately around here, I am overdue again on getting this up at the right time. Blake turned three months in June. He is getting so big and as we watch these stages fade away it is a little sad to know we won't see them again. I just LOVE this stage right now, he all smiles and jabbering back at us. Bo and Gracie love to get reactions out of him. He is a good sleeper and is very happy for the most part when he is wake.

Friday, May 13, 2011

2 months

Today Blake turns 2 months old, time is flying by and he is changing so much. He is starting to smile and coo back at you when you talk to him. He is also enjoying his little "gym" set by batting at the toys with his hands. I still think he looks so much like the other two may just not quit as round faced as the others but so many similar traits. Next week we go for his 2 month check up so I will put up his stats next week. I can't wait to see home much he has grown and weighes!!


This was Bo's first year in AWANA's. He just finished Cubbies, It took him a while to warm up to it but he finally did and really enjoyed it. Some of his favorites were learning his verses, game time and story time. It was so fun to hear him retell the stories to us! There were a few things he never seemed to take in and those were song time (said it was to loud, he would hold his hands over his ears, although he sings the songs at home) :)! and big Cubbie Bear. Hopefully next year he will enjoy it all. Until September...