Friday, May 17, 2013

Elijah: 8 months

My sweet, sweet boy.  I'm writing this today as you turn 8 months on my 4th Mother's Day.  I was thinking that while Theo originally made me a mama three years ago, you made me a better mama this year.  You have made the second time around so easy, and I love seeing the relationship you and your brother are developing.  I keep having to remind myself that you will grow out of this baby stage so soon and I need to soak it all in right now. 

Weight:  still about 20 pounds
Size:  Size 3/4 diapers, and 12-18 month clothes.
Feeding:  You'll eat just about anything we put on a spoon, which we do three times a day.  We added some ground meats this month as well as oatmeal.  New tastes included prunes, cherries, ... You still nurse some at night, take one bottle while I'm at work, and then nurse two more times in the evening.
Sleeping:  I believe I did have my first full night's sleep since you were born this week! 
Likes:  petting Cori (all dogs), napping in the porch swing at Aunt Megan's, kisses on the head from random girls, sitting in the grass
Dislikes:  getting your finger nails clipped (you scratch way too much)

You have started getting up on all fours, and scooting backwards some, but I'm still waiting for you to take off crawling.

Finally, you have the biggest smiles for me when I come home from work to get you.  And you don't even mind being dropped off.  Your life seems full of happiness! 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Theo-Bot (Liam's Birthday Party!)

We had the pleasure of attending one of our Indiana friend's birthday parties this past weekend. I've known Ashley since we were about six and her son is about right between Theo and Eli in age.  This mom threw a really cute robot birthday party (I  was glad I packed Theo's robot shirt two months ago). 

I have always called my oldest Theo-Bot (don't know why), so I was especially excited she made a photo station that worked well.


Just one of the cute robot-themed menu items.
 Once gifts and cake were finished with indoors (my son is the only one that asks for a second piece... not sure what that says about my parenting).  Bubbles and Liam's new wagon kept everyone happy and busy outside on the beautiful day.

Eli loved playing with blades of grass...
and many kisses and hugs from the pretty girls there.

Too bad we don't live closer...
(All photos are courtesy of Ashley's little sister since Theo decided our camera was dirty and gave it a bath in the dog's water dish.)