Saturday, September 13, 2014

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

It's blog catch up time! Last weekend Aubrey and her Mommy and Daddy came over. The two of us got to dress up in Anna costumes and do lots of crafts. Mama took lots of pictures and we finally have time to post them and many others as well. Enjoy lots of pictures....
Princess Anna
Do you want to build a snowman?
I loved playing dress up.
Aubrey dressed up too.

We made some sand art.

Check out that concentration!

Poor Hayden had to put up with our
Here are some of Mama's most recent phone pictures....
Good morning!
Happy boy!
Mama and Hayden selfie.
"Hi, Mama!"
"These aren't good table manners?"
"Hee Hee! Check out my foot!"

Here are some pictures from our last visit to the White Water Center and Nana's birthday.
Nina and me.

It was hard to hold on to two of them!

Check out this snazzy fellow!

Happy birthday, Nana!

Hopefully we won't get so far behind on the blog again. Oh, and a quick school update.....I LOVE IT!!! We've been busy learning about sea creatures, making rainbow fish and sea horses, and learning new songs. I come home from school with lots of things that I've made. Today, Mama and I painted a big picture frame pink and we are going to hang it in my room so that I can display all of the cool things that I've done. Pictures to follow soon (hopefully! Hee Hee!).

Monday, September 8, 2014

8 Months Old!

Well, technically I am 8 months and 1 week old. Mama has been very busy with work so she was a little late getting my monthly picture taken. Better late than never, right?
Height: TBD when she has time to measure me
Weight: Again TBD
Sleeping Patterns: Ohhh my....I probably don't even want to share. Mama can't even remember the last time that I slept through the night. I like to wake up around 2:00 a.m. for a little snack and I'm usually up again around 5:00 - 5:30ish. I have been going back to sleep in the mornings though and most morning Daddy has to wake me up to take me to BeBe and Pappy's. Sometimes I like to take two naps, sometimes I like to take 1. I guess I should get this sleeping thing under control, huh? Sorry, Mama, I'll try to do better!
Eating Habits: I still love to eat (see above for my middle of the night snack! Hee Hee!) Mama is still nursing me about 3 times a day (that doesn't include my night time feeding, so I guess it's 4). I haven't been drinking too much milk at BeBe and Pappy's during the day....just a few ounces. I'm happy and healthy though and I love all kinds of baby food. I'm still eating around 3 big containers of baby food and have added some table food into the mix. I love: puffs, yogurt bites, ritz crackers, baked potatoes (Mama makes it so it's almost like mashed potatoes), and I tried goldfish crackers too!
New Foods I liked: Mama mentioned some of them above....ritz crackers, baked potatoes, goldfish crackers, and I eat pretty much every jar of baby food that I try. For lunch and dinner I get the mixed food. Some include: turkey, rice and mixed grains; chicken noodles; chicken and rice with veggies. You can it, I'll eat it!
New Discoveries I've Made: I'm pretty quick with my scooting skills now. I'm babbling a lot, but still no "Mama". "Bababa" is my phrase of choice right now.
My Accomplishments: Growing teeth! Check it out! I have 8 now!!!
Check out those teeth!

You can even see the top ones when I smile now!
I am also able to hold myself up and stand for a few seconds if I am holding on to something!
Places I went: We didn't go anywhere new, but we did have another trip to Carowinds and we went to the Mehalls to go swimming in their pool.
Special Memories: Every day is a memory....I'm so curious about everything and love learning new things every day!
Current likes: Ayla, Nana (I always have smiles for her and will actually sit on her lap for short periods of time), bath time, our Pittsburgh Pirates baseball bat, Ayla's plastic golf club, and of!!
Current dislikes: I'm still not a fan of the car seat. I don't like getting strapped in. I'm okay once we are in the car...but only for short trips.

Here are the pictures from the photo shoot. The pictures with Jacko are not so easy to come by. I am a squirmy wormy!!

I didn't really want to sit still for this
photo shoot.

Ayla didn't mind posing with Jacko.

We took the photo shoot downstairs.

Those toes are so cool!

Oooh.....can I balance?

I'll crawl underneath my exersaucer instead.

Hmmm....what's in this toy box?
Hi, Mama!

I'm such a big boy!
 Again, better late than never! Mama has been super busy but we will be posting some more updates very soon. Love and miss you all!!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

First Day of Preschool!

Today was my first day of preschool! Last night I told Mama, "I'm a little bit scared but I'll be okay." She made sure that I had a super cool lunch and made me a sign for my first day. Daddy made sure that I had all of my things when he took me to BeBe and Pappy's and BeBe and Pappy were ready to take me to school today. I had a great day and was so excited to tell everyone about it! Since Mama had to work, she gave BeBe and Pappy her camera to take lots of pictures....we know how she LOVES to take pictures. Thank you for capturing my day for me!
My lunch, made with love, by Mama.

Mama gave me this sign that she made.

Selfie with Mama (really early in the morning!)

Showing off my Frozen lunch box.

My sign from Mama.

Showing BeBe my lunch when I got there this morning.

Ready to go!

In the car....

....walking in... front of my classroom... my teacher, Ms. Rima, my lunch box...

....showing her my picture....

....and ready to start my day with my new friends!

Pappy picked me up and I was ready to go home.
When Mama asked me what my favorite part was I told her it was playing on the playground. I also told her that I gave my teacher lots of hugs and showed her everything that we did. I colored a worksheet that had an apple on it, practiced drawing slanted lines, and colored a picture about being a good friend.. I also made a bracelet with beads. I had so much fun and can't wait to go back on Thursday!!

*On a side note, Hayden's 8 month blog will be up soon as well as some more pictures from the White Water Center and Labor Day/Nana's birthday. Mama's a busy lady now that she's back at work!