My little family!

My little family!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Bottle It Up!!!

Some recent moments I'd love to bottle up and take with me everywhere. 

1. Benny's New Dance Moves
Recently, Benny learned how to dance. He is SO proud. He rocks his all body back and forth and is pretty good at it! If he's sitting or laying, he'll rock his head back & forth. It's the cutest thing I've ever  seen.  

2. Layla's Cousin Obsession
I'm not kidding when I say Layla has a very strong, very real obsession with her cousins. She loves them all so much but her latest crazy addiction is Abbey. She can't get enough. It's a true love and it's so pure and real. Last night, Abbey came over for dinner and Layla said "HI ABBEY!" about 575867 times throughout the night. 

3. Random Warm Days
For some reason, it's strangely warm. Yesterday, we were able to head to the playground and Layla was in heaven. Benny seemed to really like the swings too (he likes the swings but not nearly as much as Layla) -- while we were there, we ran into my nieces Ava & Marley. I thought Layla's head was going to explode - unplanned play dates with her cousins tops her list of favorite things. 

4. Disney World
Yes, it's Mid-November. Yes, we have a million amazing things between now and the end of January. But every single day, Layla & I talk about Disney World. Multiple times. We discuss the rides, the princesses, the food. She asks questions. She is so excited. She's so curious. It will be so magical and I can't wait. 

5. Monday Lunch
Since Layla was 3 months old, my Dad & I have had lunch every Monday. It all started because music class was Monday mornings. With Layla in school on Mondays, Benny has taken her place. It's so special and fun and I really love it. 

6. Breaking Bad
Ok, I know. It's a show. But I love it - and I wouldn't mind bottling it up and re-watching it over and over.

7. Josh
Sometimes he makes me laugh. Hard. Like, doubled over and stomach hurting. Last night, while laying in bed, we had the most random talk about the Hunger Games movie that only he & I would understand or find funny. And I just laughed until tears were streaming down my face. I love that man.

8. Friends
Saturday night, 10 of us went out to celebrate Shari's 30th birthday. It was so so so nice to be together and just relax while eating yummy food. I am so lucky to have such lovely girlfriends and equally lucky to enjoy their husbands <3 

9. Haircuts
This past Saturday, Benny had his first haircut and Layla had her third. After waiting an hour, the kids were so good and well behaved. During the haircuts, they were perfection. They BOTH sat perfectly still while the stylists worked their magic. They look so cute and stylist ;) 

... OK, that's it for now. Thanksgiving is fast approaching along with Layla's 2 1/2 birthday. DAHHHH!!!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

10 months old!!

Teddy & Benny

oh man, oh man.

Looking outside.

I could bite this face. And sometimes, I do.

Mama.. really?

Are we done…???

10 month stats:
Weight: I'm guessing a bit over 26 pounds? 
Height: I'm guessing around 30-31 inches!  
Eating: 3 meals a day. Snacks in between. Breast milk every 2-4 hours.   
Clothes: 12 months (rarely, too small), 18 months, 18-24 months and 2T.
Diaper: Size 5.

Benjamin Sawyer,
Here we are again. 10 months old. A measly two months until your very first birthday. Another 4 weeks -- and boy are you growing by the second. This month was full of new things - you are constantly discovering, learning,  moving. You are so sweet, so loving, so ADORABLE. I mean your face is just the cutest. 
You are so handsome - and yes, you're still a BIG boy I have to remind everyone you're still a baby. You are still hanging on to your rolls but you are definitely starting to thin out more and more. I hate it! Your big brown eyes take everything in and you stare at everyone so intently. I wonder what you're thinking? Your hands and feet are SO big - my little sports star in the making. 
You have perfected crawling -- and you stand up on anything and everything. You also are now "cruising" along furniture which makes me think walking is in your near future. AHHHH! You don't need to rush it, my little love!! You love to stand up on your Mama, Dada & Layla the most - you think it's so funny. You are pretty good at waving bye-bye. You love to put your hands up to have someone pick you up - and you LOVE to do "SO BIG!" The coolest trick of all is you have learned the sign for "more" - you are so so smart. Baby sign language is amazing. You can also high five! You are quick. Your favorite things to play with are the remote, shoes (yuck) and the cats. You love to torture Shluffy & Rigby -- it's so cute but they get annoyed. 
You LOVE to play -- your favorite toy BY FAR is a ball - of any kind. You can sit and have a serious catch for a long time - I think your favorite ball is the basketball (Go Heat!) -- but of course you want whatever toy Layla is playing with. You guys get along great but she's starting to realize you want to play too - I mostly let you work it out between the two of you. I can see how much you love Layla and she is always asking about you and watching you. She makes sure you have water, food and toys at all times. The cutest. A few times this week, the two of you sat on the floor and shared yogurt bites - it was so simple but you both understood sharing and always made sure the other was happy. You recently took a slight interest in TV.. but the only show that holds your attention is Jacks's Big Music Show (so opposite of your sister who was TV addicted by 10 months). 
We are on a good sleep streak thanks to re-sleep training earlier this month. You go to bed promptly at 6:30 PM and sleep until roughly 6:30 AM every morning. I don't get you out prior to 6:30 AM and you're good at occupying yourself if you wake up before that. You will sometimes wake once in the middle of the night but if I go in to pat your back, you'll go back to sleep. You are a great napper (except for right now, ha!) -- you nap twice a day  - two hours in the morning and 1-2 hours in the afternoon. You now sleep with two stuffed animals (Teddy and Brian.)
Talking is slow and steady.. right now you say DADA, CA (Cat), MAMA (rarely), YEH and BALL. You are learning and taking it ALL in. 
FOOOOOD you love it ALL - anything I put in front of you, you'll eat. Your breakfast is always oatmeal mixed with prunes. Your lunch is usually yogurt, cheese and a banana. Lately, dinner is whatever I'm eating! Very cool and fun. You can eat a lot and fast -- plus you love water. You drink around 3-4 zippy cups of water a day. You are still nursing but I'm noticing your starting to self-wean. I hate it but I know the time is nearing when we'll switch to bottles (for a bit) then zippy cups. You have snuck your sister's milk cups and made a funny face when you drink it but hopefully you love milk as much as Layla! 
You have 6 teeth - 4 on top and 2 on the bottom but I think you have at least one more tooth trying to poke through. I know it hurts and I wish it was a much faster process!!
Today was your last day of music class - it was great to watch you participate the past 10 weeks. I know when we do it again in January, you'll be even more involved. It's fun to watch you shake the instruments and you are so in love with the teacher, Miss Sandy - you snuggle with her all class and she adores you. 
The temperatures are starting to really dip but you don't seem to mind at all - you still love it outside so hopefully we'll get to play outside (once we bundle up!). 

We have lots of fun things coming up it never ends!! Your first Thanksgiving, your first Hanukkah  your first New Years, Your 4th trip to Florida (including your 1st time away from me for 5 days, YOUR FIRST BIRTHDAY and your first trip to DISNEY WORLD!!! So much good stuff -- I can't wait to make millions of memories with you. 

Your 1st birthday party is all booked and set - a music class mustache bash!! I have mostly everything ordered and I'll be working on your invitations soon. We love you, we celebrate you, we want nothing more then for you to be happy, healthy and grow!! You are the perfect baby brother, my sweet boy. 

We love you!!!
mama, dada, Layla

creepy and cute.


Your first halloween - the cutest Mickey Mouse around!

The best we could get of the 3 of us <3 

Feed me woman!

Just hanging out in Layla's doll's stroller. 
Looking outside at the cars.

Little man!

Thumb sucker!

Post bath cuteness.

love you.