Sunday, January 27, 2013

so much, so fast...

 happy 7 months my sweet baby boy!!!

daddy was kind enough to step in & photo this month...
i think the late hour of the day
and the 'help' of his pre-schooler sidekick
left a little to be desired in the photography department...
but he normally knows his way around a camera pretty well! ;)
{thanks mikey...}

giles is working on getting used to being in a one-cat house...
tucker {in head lock, above...} says it is going to take him... a little longer.
we were so sad to lose our sweet iris earlier this month...
we live on a street that sees enough traffic that in some ways
we felt pretty fortunate that she never had any issues before now.
she somehow got in the street & sadly didn't make it across.
it was strange in that we were all around the front of the house
because mikey and giles were heading out with the dogs
to the park to exercise with the dogs.
no car ever attracted our attention, or stopped,
and we had just interacted with iris very shortly before.
sadly, giles was right in the midst of it all 
but he handled it so well. he helped mikey have a little memorial
& short little prayer service in a special little place at the park. 
 she was the sister in the 
roger & iris duo... 
she was 14 years old... loved to find a comfy spot in the nursery
and have herself a little nap...
in looking for this picture, i came across one of roger...
he was so cute! i had forgotten just how sweet he was...
he was a little more snuggly than iris...
and definitely more curious... and you know what they say about curiosity...
  roger learned that the hard way :(((
this was sweet roger back in april 2007... 
so now we are a one cat, two dog family...
all rescues. all nuts in one way or another. all perfect for our little family :)

 crawford has enjoyed starting to go for walks
sitting facing forward in the BOB... he gets all cozy in his fleecy suit
and he is ready to roll!
he doesn't even nap!
giles used to conk out... they are a little different in their sleep habits.
both are awesome sleepers, but giles really loved to sneak in a nap.
crawford will take one, but he has to be 'prepped' a little more :)
i can't wait to see all the differences and similarities come to light...
but just not too soon... time passes way too quickly as it is!
we did actually get to enjoy some snow already in 2013!
it was beautiful.
it came down in big snowflakes, it started sticking, everything was covered in white
for about 4 hours...
then it was gone! 
the sun came out and the snow melted right up!
 i have NO IDEA what makes schools close in this town, but it ain't much! ;)
we got a snow day out of it! lol...
i loved it because i love having my boys home with me,
but it was hilarious to me that our school was out.
giles was excited about the snow, but he got over that pretty fast.
it was wet, cold & there wasn't enough snow to do anything.
so here was our only real snowbird that day :)

so far january has brought lots of new & changes...
and crawford fits right in there...
this month he has changed the most noticeably to me.
he holds his bottle like it's no big deal.
he feeds himself puffs and graduated to cheerios.
he holds on to his paci and self-inserts as needed.
he intentionally rolls over during a diaper change
and it similar to taming a tiger during that process.
he talks. A LOT.
it's mumbo-jumbo to us,... but he knows exactly what he means!
he jumps forwards and backwards in his johnny jump up! 
straight up and down got boring so he started bouncing
forward and then backward and it is hilarious!
and on jan 15th, his 7 month birthday, 
he cut a tooth during the day.
 see that cute little tooth on the bottom?
isn't it adorable?!??!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

some stats

a very cute site
had these on one of the deal sites recently.

when giles came along
i had more time and more $$$ to spend decorating his room

with crawford, 
i just got around the dusting the nursery 
for the second time
and he's 6 months.

so of course the decor,
save for the curtains,
has suffered a bit.
but we had friends coming over 
for dinner over the holidays
and i used that as motivation to 
spiff up both of the boy's rooms.

but here is a little addition i love
that i just added to the nursery.
i used one of the frames from 
some art that i had had for giles 
when he was in the nursery. 
so it was a very cost efficient

please excuse the terrible lighting. 
i knew if i waited, it would never get taken.

crawford's new thing of late is his ever-changing
sleep routine. so, i guess that is not really a new thing.
sam's club formula has always been just fine for us.
neither child, praise the Lord, has had formula issues.
they actually have done better on sam's formula
than any of the name brands.
so, naturally, sam's picks NOW 
to repackage their formula.
so our store was sold out.
thanks, sam's. 
could you not have scheduled it to have a little overlap
so as not to run out on the shelves
and leave little baby tummies high and dry?
we don't have huge sensitivity issues with formula,
but yank the old reliable out from under them,
there is going to be trouble!
so, maybe it is coincidence.
maybe not.
but unless crawford has some strange 6th sense
that after he goes to bed all kinds of fun things start happening,
then the change in formula has resulted in a
change in sleep routine.
the new thing is when he would normally 
be going down for the night, 
that has now become his 'pre-sleep.'
he now likes to cat nap for 45min to an hour
then get up and be held, HELD, 
not just awake and glad to be around us, no.
he wants human contact
for about a 30-60 minute session.
but, as much as it sounds like i am griping,
i am not.
just noting a noteworthy, to us, change in
the routine of our 6 month old.
because in a few weeks when he changes
it to a different time of day,
i won't even remember this.
and while i would love to go to sleep with my kitchen spotless
and all of the clothes folded and put away,
if i get side-tracked because i cuddled the little lump,
i hope i always remember how wonderful it is!!!