Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Time

Oh how I love Christmas time! I think I am even more excited for Christmas this year, thanks to my little sweetie who I get to spoil. I love my little family so much!

Picture Overload of the Past Few Weeks

Date night with mom and dad at Macaroni Grill...YUM! Chate was actually really happy, the flash just catches him off

5 Months

Wow. That is all I can say...can my baby really almost be half a year old already?! I swear it feels just like yesterday that I found out that I was pregnant, and that was already a year ago! My mom used to always to tell me that as you get older time speeds up so enjoy every minute of being young with no worries. I completely agree with my mom on that one. Being in school, all I wanted to do was graduate and move on with life, but now, as I see my life quickly passing before me, I just wish time would SLOW the heck down, wouldn't that be great? I think yes. So I will take my mom's advice and enjoy every minute I have with Chate being so young, because I know it is going by way faster than I would like it to. Ok here are some fun things Chate has accomplished this past month:

 - He can now sit up, but every once and a while gets excited and topples over, so I have to really watch him, and can not just leave him by himself sitting up yet.

- We have ventured into the realm of "real" food, all we have tried is squash, but he seems do be doing quite well. FYI and maybe to much info, but since we have been starting him on food, his poop and toots are SHTANKY (my way of saying stinky)! Yuck, is all I have to say about that.

- Chate loves to go out and about and see different scenery, since we pretty much just stare at each other all day long, I don't mind it one bit, but he gets tired of just seeing mom all day long.

- He loves church, and has been a good boy the past few times going. He always seems to start chatting VERY loudly during sacrament though, hopefully nobody minds. I would rather him be happy and talking than mad and crying, so people will just have to suffer through his cute little banters with himself.

- Chate is practicing really hard at blowing raspberries with his tongue, he has succeeded a few times, but we are still working on getting it down really good.

That is all that I can think of for now, but I am sure there is more...Chance and I just love Chate so much, and love his little personality. Chance really likes that Chate is able to do more things, and Chate loves when his daddy gets home from school or work, his whole face lights up, it is the sweetest thing ever. I just love my boys :).

Monday, December 3, 2012

A Baby and his Bag

All the experts say to not let your baby play with bags, heck the warning label is right on the bag, stating all the horrible things that could happen. But we all know that bags are one of the most fun things to play with for baby's, and all of us let our kids play with bags, but under direct supervision right?! Chate loves bags, and especially paper, he rips it, eats it, and shakes it around like he is trying to rip it to shreds, its pretty hilarious to watch.

The Food Experience

It seems that as a mother, you hear lots of different opinions on how/when/where/what, you should do with your child. Some say to start food early, some say don't start them until very late. I decided that I would do it when Chate seemed ready and even interested in it. We had a really bad experience one time when I gave in oatmeal cereal, it was very scary for me to say the least, and I have been scared to try any sort of food since. That was until last week...Chate seemed to be interested in what we were eating and was trying to grab it and put it into his mouth. So I thought, hey lets try some rice cereal this time and see how it went not so good. He HATES that stuff, as you can see from the pictures, as soon as it hits his tongue he makes a very disapproving look and spits it right back out. Darn, so my idea was not so good. But I did get a jar of squash from Target the other night, so what the heck I gave it a try...and, well lets just say he didn't hate it. He liked it better than the cereal but is still not too sure about the whole idea of it yet. So I will keep trying at least once a week until he becomes used to it. I do enjoy seeing some of the faces he pulls when I feed the squash to him though, its quite entertaining.

Rice Cereal : GROSE

Squash...not so bad!


For Thanksgiving this year we headed down to Ava to be with my in-laws. My family was on vacation in Cozumel, so we were able to spend all our time with Chances family. We did also get to see my sister Kaysha and her cute little family too, I just love them :). I love this time of year, I love all the food, the smells, the music, the kindness of others, and the all around good feeling in the air. Thanksgiving morning Chance played football with some of his friends and Chate and I and my sister and her baby tagged along. It was fun to see them play, but we had to leave a bit early due to tired babies. That afternoon we ate a very delicious meal. I pretty much maxed out on turkey and pie, it was so good! I would say that I wish every day was Thanksgiving, but then I would be roughly the size of a barge so that probably isn't a good idea, so we will just keep it as a once a year deal. It was so nice to spend time with family for Thanksgiving, but I am so ready for Christmas, BRING IT ON!


4 Months

So I am a little behind, things tend to get a little hectic around the holidays, but I love them! So here is a quick update on Chate during month 4:

Weight: 15.2 Pounds
Height: 25 in

Chates personality is really starting to shine, he absolutely loves to play with his toys, and especially his daddy. But he is definitely a mommas boy (which I love), he only lets me feed him and put him to sleep, that's ok though because for me, those are the most precious bonding times. Chate does not like rice cereal, he pulls the funniest faces, which eventually leads to his face of  "get this the heck out of my mouth, I want my milk! ", which in turn leads to him fussing until I scoop it all out of his mouth...silly boy. He is such a sweet baby, and such a good boy, he will let anyone hold him, and loves to get attention. I can honestly say that he rarely cries, he does fuss a bit, but never full on cries. I am so blessed to have such a sweet boy, I love those chubby cheeks, and his awesome double chin ( we have been working on it since birth). He is such a cutie, and I look forward to waking up to is coos and little laughs as he plays in his crib waiting for me to get him up.