Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Husbands Are Funny

A little something to make you chuckle and to take a glimpse into CT's brain: 

1. What is something your wife always says to you? "That's rude"
2. What makes your wife happy? "Kingston"
3. What makes your wife sad? "Grey's Anatomy"
4. How does your wife make you laugh? "Sing"
5. What was your wife like as a child? "How would I know"
6. How old is your wife? "25?" -- I'm actually 26
7. How tall is your wife? "5''8"
8. What is her favorite thing to do? "Craft or decorate"
9. What does your wife do when you're not around? "Nothing"
10. If your wife becomes famous, what will it be for? "Interior design or murdering me"
11. What is your wife really good at? "Decorating"
12. What is your wife not very good at? "Dusting"
13. What does your wife do for a job? "Sit at her computer"
14.What is your wife's favorite food? "Vegetables"
15.What makes you proud of your wife? "Her mothering skills"
16. If your wife were a character, who would she be? "Wicked Witch of the West"
17. What do you and your wife do together? "Eat"
18. How are you and your wife the same? "Both athletic"
19. How are you and your wife different? "You're white and female"
20. How do you know your wife loves you? "She packs my lunch"
21. What does your wife like most about you? "My color"
22. Where is your wife's favorite place to go? "To bed"

He's too funny! Quiz your man and let me know what he says! 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

PTL People - We Have Internet

What a doozie it has been without internet in our house. 60 days to be exact.
 SO much has happened since April 17, 2015. 

We moved into our first home.
I purchased 6 rugs, returned two, and then purchased another. 
I turned a shower curtain into a massive piece of artwork - now hanging in our living room.
I painted, painted and painted some more. 
I hosted my first event - my sister-in-laws baby shower. 

Kingston started walking. 
Kingston received his first black eye. 
Kingston rode a pony.
Kingston puked 5 times - just today. 

As you can see life is busy and it doesn't seem to be slowing down any time soon. 

Stayed tuned for some fun new posts on life's best things! 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Kingston: 8 months

As of 3.30.15
20 lbs -  (taken at home)
29.5" - (we didn't take height this month - this is from last month)
Blue/green/grey eyes. Light brown hair. Chubby cheeks. 2 teeth. 

Clothes: 9 -12 months onesie/tops and 12 month pants.
Diapers: Size 3 disposable diapers and the middle rise snap on cloth. Moving to 4's next purchase.
Shoes: He has the chubbiest little feet - but still fitting in size small or 0. 


Same ol same ol this month. He usually nurses first thing in the morning around 430am,  fruit + 6oz bottle around 830a, veggie + 6oz around noon, 6oz at 300p, veggie or fruit + nurse at 530p, nurse at bedtime. Only difference is he LOVES our food. Whatever we are eating - he thinks he needs to eat it too. 

So far he's tried 'real' foods in this order:
oatmeal cereal, peas, carrots, sweet potatoes, green beans, turnips, avocados, bananas, apples, peaches, pears, squash, prunes, sweet corn, blueberries, turkey, mangos, blueberries, chicken, mac and cheese with veggies.  -- We've also given him bites of whatever we are having = cheese, guac, pizza, rice, ice-cream, yogurt, tomato sauce. He also snacks on puffs and yogurt bites and loves them!

I would say he LOVES: fresh avocados with lemon juice, all his fruits, and anything that mama and daddy are eating.

I would say he HATES: the kid doesn't dislike much in the food department. Maybe peas?

I'm still pumping at work - always 2 times a day but most of the times 3 times a day. I average about 12oz a day which is enough and I still have 60-70 ounces in the freezer. It's dwindling slowly .. but I love that I'm able to produce enough throughout the day for him to have the next day at daycare. 

Last month was rough with eliminating the swaddle, paci and adding crying it out. I can say though that it was the best thing for him. We were able to get all of the hard stuff out of the way in one weekend and he now puts himself to sleep without any 'crutches'. He has also found out that he loves sleeping on his tummy - which is the cutest thing ever. 
730p-430a then 445a-645a is his normal schedule. 

Napping at daycare is still hit or miss. Usually he has a 45 minute nap in the morning and an 1-2.5 nap after lunch. If we are lucky he will also take a 45-1.5 hour nap when he gets home from school with CT but since he's been going to football practice with him - it's disrupted his flow.

Rolls over.
He claps.
He waves. 
He feeds himself - it's the cutest thing to see his little pointer finger work with his thumb.
Gives kisses and hugs. 
Working on high fives, turning on/off light switches and the sign for more.
He knows his name.
He has 2 teeth.

Shakes his head no - especially if he's asking if he's ready for a nap.

The TV remote.
All sports - in person or on tv. 
Bath time. 
People watching. He is such the awesome shopping partner. He will just sit in the cart and stare at people. 
Playing with balls.
Music and DANCING to any and every beat. 
Being outside. 

Watching Bentley.
Playing with his little man parts. 

When we take food away from him. 
When we don't feed him fast enough.
Being held 'like a baby.'

He gargles his spit in the back of his throat and blows spit bubbles by vibrating his lips.
Something that sounds like hi in a high pitch.
Loves to make noises with his lips and tongue on top of his mouth.

Walking in his walker.
Playing catch.
Going on walks.

This past month Kingston had his first overnight trip to KC in which we stayed in a hotel. He did awesome in the car and even more awesome sleeping in a pack and play away from his normal. Bentley still stays away and I don't see that changing anytime soon. With the addition of two tiny teeth - have come nibbles and pops on the mouth from his mean mama. He also spent a week home with CT during Spring Break and only fell off the couch and bed a couple times. The kid literally hops all barricades when he fights his naps. He enjoys tummy time much more these days, tries to stand whenever possible and I'm sure this next month he will become fully mobile. Scary!

Not much has changed this month besides his little personality shining through.
 He is 100% boy - crazy, wild, loud, active, loving, and happy. 

And I still love being his mama. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Home Ideas I'm Lovin'

While we continue to wait for the sellers bank to get their crap together our first home - I've been pinning like crazy. CT's hunny-do list is miles long and I've found lots of fun ideas that I hope to make happen once we get those keys. 

Here's what I'm loving . . . 

1. Striped Accent Walls
I haven't decided if I'm going to go bold and do black or emerald stripes or stay subtle with white/grey stripes. All i know is that I need to make this a reality in my home. Such a simple inexpensive way to bring focus to an area.

2. Navy Front Doors
You want to set the tone from the beginning - what to expect on the inside shows with how the outside of your house looks. I love dark doors and pretty porches. We don't have a lot of room for more than a planter with flowers - so I hope to make the entry appealing by having a pretty painted door. 

3. Tuft Headboards 
I am obsessed with tufts - on chairs, ottomans and especially headboards. We plan to upgrade from a queen sized bed to a king and hopefully I can talk the hubby into helping me make a headboard. It shouldn't be too difficult or costly -  and can really bring drama into the bedroom. 


4. Succulents 
Inside and outside - I want lots of them! They are a minimal maintenance plant with lots of color and texture. It doesn't get much better than that.

5. Color Throughout 
Whether its emerald in the living room, plum in the bedroom, navy in the bathroom or mint in Kingston's room - we plan to have lots of color throughout our house.


6. Pillows
When you see an abundance of pillows on a bed or couch, doesn't it make you just want to jump right in? Pillows make things look cozy and inviting. I have been on the lookout for the perfect pieces - but so far I haven't found anything I love that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. 


7. Sliding Barn Doors 
My plan is to replace our laundry room door (that open into the hallway and blocks traffic from both sides when it's open) with a sliding barn door. My only concern is that I hope it doesn't clash since we are more of a 'modern' family. 

8. Stained Concrete
Our soon to be basement has a finished bedroom and bathroom but the family room still needs completed. We plan to stain the concrete and cover most of it with a shag rug. It's cost effective and helps keep things cool during the summer. The only downfall is that during the winter it literally feels like Antarctica.  

My to-do list is a mile long but hopefully I can make most of these things reality! 

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