Wednesday, February 25, 2015

9 Months

This sweet girl of mine is growing like a weed and way too fast if you asked me! River will be 10 months old next week, that means I need to start planning her big first birthday! What a blessing she has been to our family, Hunter loves having someone to play I mean fight over toys with :o
One minute he's loving on her with cuddles and kisses then I turn around and he's tackling her! Brothers.....;)
Her new found talents are waving "hi", pulling herself onto her feet and standing on her own for about .2 seconds, climbing onto things, screeching as loud as she possibly can, snuggling when she gets sleepy. She is growing attachments to people other than just Mama (Papa, grandma's, brother), she loves bananas, baby oatmeal, sweet potatoes, any type of carb especially French fries, loves swinging at the park, playing with all of Hunter's toys and dancing!
Still only has two teeth but is constantly sucking on her lips, hopefully those others will pop out soon, nursing less and less (I have mixed emotions about her stopping soon) .I've been working on sleep training her more although she is already a pretty good sleeper.
I'm really looking forward to all the other "firsts" for my girl but also feel bittersweet about her growing so quickly.  

Friday, November 21, 2014

6 Months

I can't believe it has been 6 months since our sweet River girl was born. I'm a little late on posting this, she turned 6 months on November 6th. I still can't believe I went my whole pregnancy not knowing what I was having! God has blessed us abundantly with this sweet soul. I told my hubby recently that two of my dreams came true, 1- I always wanted a chubby baby and 2- I prayed my whole life that God would give me a girl.
She is still waking on most nights 1-2 times to eat. I'm crossing my fingers that its just a growth spurt?!? I'm hoping she gets the hang of sleeping through the night soon, that would be nice. Not that Hunter lets us sleep, that's a whole different story. We started giving her solids this past month, She will only eat baby oatmeal but not rice cereal. She likes avocados and munching on apples, pears, bread, arrowheat cookies with her two bottom teeth. She loves to sit and play on the floor and gets on her hands and knees to rock back and forth but then gets frustrated because she can't go anywhere. Her two favorite boys are her brother, Hunter, and her Pa (Daddy), anytime they walk into the room her face lights up. She is a social butterfly but also plays independently very well.
Its bittersweet watching her grow so quickly knowing she won't be a baby much longer but I'm also so excited to see the girl she will become.

Monday, November 17, 2014

A day with Thomas

Yesterday was probably one of Hunter's favorite days in his 2 short years of life. He got to see Thomas the train come to life! My mother in law treated Hunter to a day with Thomas up in Perris CA at the Orange Empire Railway Museum. They had a warehouse full of vintage train cars to check out plus the Thomas exhibit. Hunter had his first ride on a train and it wasn't just any old train, it was Thomas!
These first few pictures are Hunter seeing Thomas for the first time, I think he was in shock. 
Thank you so much Nonnie, Hunter loved experiencing this.  

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Kids shared room

I really love how the kids room is coming together, I still have a few small projects to complete. I kept a woodland/forest theme with mostly neutrals except for a few girly colors on River's side of the room. If it were up to me I wouldn't have so much brown in the room but its not like I could go out and buy all new furniture and theres not a ton of color options in blackout curtains. My handyman hubby built Hunter's bed and helped Hunter pick out his comforter (also not my choice, but its not all about me anyway). I painted the trees on the wall by Hunter's bed and also made their H&R string art.
They have been sharing a room for a couple months now. I was so nervous about putting them together but it has actually helped them both sleep better. Hunter doesn't come out as often, I think he was feeling left out with her in our room. They sleep with a sound machine on and I usually put them together for naps which works out most of the time.