Tuesday, November 26, 2013

8 Months

Ok, time you can slow down now.  I do not appreciate you speeding faster and faster toward the one year mark.  I just can't handle it!

My little guy is getting more and more fun by the day.  He's got so much energy and personality.  I am totally loving this stage.  He cracks us up constantly and has the most infectious smile.  He's pretty much happy all the time.  He rarely cries unless he's hungry or sleepy.  He's on the go all the time.  Much like his daddy, he's not content in one place for too long.  He's crawling all over the house exploring everything.  If we catch him, he just looks at us with a huge grin that basically says "do you see what I'm doing! This is awesome!"

If he doens't like what's going on - he will let you know!  We've taken to sticking him in baby jail (his pack n play) and if it's just too confined for this free range baby, he will yell at us until we let him out.  At dinner last night, I was dropping water in his mouth with my straw and when I quit, he yelled at me again.  He's definitely opinionated and wants things his way.  Not sure where he got that from...Yeah, it's me.  Definitely me.

Food. This little piggy eats whatever we put in front of him
Being free and mobile
Standing up
Musical toys
Being tickled (his thighs and his neck get the biggest and best giggles)
Playing Peek A Boo - this guarantees a laugh every single time

His carseat.  This does not bode well for our 9 hour road trip we have next month!
Getting changed.  He's forced to be too still for too long

Waving hi and bye bye
Saying Mama and Dada and we're convinced Bye Bye
Playing Peek a Boo - he will cover his face and move whatever he's covering it with
Quickly (like a millisecond) standing without holding on to anything
Using a sippy cup with no handles

My sweet boy:

I can't even believe how much you're growing and changing every single day.  Your daddy and I love watching  you learn and experience new things.  You are so curious and love to be out and about to see everything that's going on.  You are such a happy little guy. You smile so much and we're getting some great giggles these days.

Love you so much boo,

And, since we were at a football game all day the day he actually turned 8 months (the pictures above were from the day after) - here's a picture from the actual day of.

How awesome are his hat and shoes!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Catch up - in Instagram pictures

I am the world's worst blogger and for that I apologize. But, basically my life is boring.  I go to work, come home, play with the nugget, go to sleep.  Rinse and repeat.  Nothing too crazy or exciting.  So, in the effort to post more than just the monthly recaps of H, here is a run down of everything that's been going on the past few weeks.  Presented in Instagram pictures.  Full disclosure - it's only in IG pics because when I hold my phone upright to take a picture, it sends it sideways and it won't turn in blogger.  At least I can't figure out how to make it do so.

Holt has been crawling everywhere.  And when he reaches his final destination, he pulls up on the nearest whatever.  It's both adorable and exhausting. 

Exhibit A.  He's also realized that this is where we keep his toys...

The box is much more fun than the toys.  And keeps him contained!

Is this not the sweetest thing!

B was out of town all weekend and this momma was exhausted from chasing H down all over the house.  So, it donned on me.  Baby jail.  Our Pack N Play was in the living room (collapsed and in it's bag).  I figured why not set it up and put his toys in it and see what happens.  He loved it!  He can still pull up in there, play with his toys, and see us.  It's a win win all around.

I have too many toys and they must all go in my mouth!

B's mom bought him the most ridiculously adorable winter hat a few weeks ago.  One morning it was actually cold enough for him to wear it.  B was out of town so he needed a picture of the cuteness.

And the adults have even had some fun!  Sometimes it's hard to have our own fun and be grown ups.  But, it does happen from time to time.

B's parents are moving and in the process have cleaned out all their stuff and given away what they can.  We managed to nab a side table.  And 3 bottles of champagne.  Win!  So, last Tuesday, I decided it was Champagne Tuesday!  I'm trying to make it a thing.  Feel free to participate.

B decided to hijack Champagne Tuesday and add Whiskey

And then...best thing ever.... this happened on Wednesday

 It was freaking amazing.  B got me tickets for my 30th bday back in September.  Best gift ever.  I've loved JT for a long time.  Not ramen hair phase long, but a long time.  So, when he announced he was coming to Raleigh I knew I needed to go.  And, since I have the best husband ever, he surprised me.  I took a girlfriend and we met up with 2 other friends.  It was the best girls night ever.  He played for 3 solid hours.  Well, minus his 10 minute set break.  But he's 32 and needs the break so F you.  Those were his words, not mine.  As a fellow potty mouth, I found it endearing.  He was so so so amazing. It was well worth the exhaustion and bad hair the next day.  In the words of my friend A who went with me: there was no amount of coffee or dry shampoo that made Thursday ok. 

So, that's what's been going on with me.  What's going on with you?