Sunday, July 26, 2015

Our week in pictures: 7.19.15

1. Ethan had his last soccer class this week, he loved it and said he wants to do it again!
2. I hit the jackpot in the Target dollar spot!
3. Family walk!
4. Ethan looking at bugs under his microscope!
5. Friday fun at the splash park with my littles!
6. We had to show Dado the new exhibit at Brookfield Zoo!
7. Date night with my love!
8. This little girl is ready to walk!
9. Mom fail - I forgot the kids change of clothes on the table at home so they had to ride home in their diapers from the splash park, oops!
10. Sofia was not to pleased with me walking her up from a 4 hour nap!
11. Friday night cousin fun, the kids all took turns pushing Sofia in the stroller!
12. Love how much these two love each other!
13. Sofia loves her scrambled eggs!
14. Ethan waving hi to Sofia on our nightly walk!
15. I got back in the pool swimming a mile each day and it was great!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Our week in pictures: 7.12.15

1. This guy is finally riding his bike we got him for his birthday in May! He was scared of it for some reason, but now he's riding it like a pro!
2. I got this picture of Ethan taking his nap at daycare with sunglasses on. She said he wouldn't take them off, HA!
3. Kitchen sink bath for this smiley girl!
4. Ethan was peeking out of his blanket fort!
5. Sofia has a new trick, clapping!
6. It was Porkchop's 8th birthday and he got his favorite food for breakfast and dinner, eggs!
7. Sunday dinner with my family!
8. We are set with new Bears gear for football season, only 45 days till kickoff!
9. Marble run fun at a birthday party!
10. Listening to Ethan count to 100 with his Countablock book!
11. Playing with Sofia's new Disney princess castle!
12. Ethan learned about good sportsmanship this week at soccer. After their scrimmage game, they lined up and said good job to each other with high fives. It was so cute!
13. These two goofballs had so much fun on one of the hottest days of the year!
14. Library fun!
15. Michael got this awesome hand made metal Blackhawks signs from one of his customers!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Our week in pictures: 7.5.15

1. Cousin fun on a Friday night!
2. My little Minion!
3. A great 9 month check up for our little girl!
4. Warming up at soccer!
5. Love starting our morning with a kiddo pile in bed!
6. These two goofballs crack me up!
7. So fun watching these two play together at the Morton Arboretum!
8. Sofia is already practicing her ballerina positions!
9. Playing trains together!
10. Ethan has been wanting to push Sofia when we go to the park now and she loves it!
11. Sofia had her first ponytail this week and it was so cute!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Our week in pictures: 6.28.15

1. This little girl is on the move!
2. Scootering!
3. Water table fun at daycare!
4. Pretty red, white and blue flowers for the 4th!
5. Cousin fun at Brookfield zoo!
6. Bubbles at the park!
7. My beautiful girl!
8. I know it's crazy but I'm stocking up on Summer clothes for next year. I can't wait to see my littles in these matching outfits next year!
9. Sunday morning shenanigans in Mommy and Daddy's bed!
10. I was so excited I finally got to use my picnic basket I got for Mother's Day!
11. This guy is still having a ball at soccer!
12. First time on a slide!
13. We stopped at one of our favorite food trucks for dinner, yum!
14. Sofia loves avocado!
15. My beautiful boy, I love his profile!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Sofia's World: 9 Months

9 months and holy cow this has been the biggest month of change little girl! The most exciting news is that you are crawling! You are everywhere these days! About two weeks ago you went from getting up on all fours to starting to scoot forward. It only took you a couple of days to be able to cross the room. You are very determined. You want to be running alongside your brother so bad and it is your sole motivation. Not only are you crawling, but you are pulling yourself up on everything and starting to cruise. I'm amazed at how little fear you have. If you are standing you will let go of what you are holding on to! Usually you stand for just a second before you plop down but I know that walking is not that far off! I am not ready for that yet little girl, so you can take your time! It's fun to see you move around the room exploring and finding new things. The baby gates are officially up to keep you safe. 

The other big news this month is that you finally have teeth! Your bottom two teeth are moving their way up and you look so cute with your little teeth. No sign of the top ones yet, but I'm sure we will see them soon! You are still the smiliest baby ever. You light up the room and people just go crazy over you when we are out. I can't believe how much has changed with you this month. I love this age so much. You are such a joy to be around and have the best personality. I can't wait to see what amazing things you are up to next month. We love you so much!

Your next appointment isn't until next week but I would guess you are around 20 lbs.

Just like your weight, we won't know until next week but I would guess you are around 30 inches long.

Clothing Size:
You are wearing 12 and 12-18 months in clothes.

We just moved you up to size 4 Pampers.

For the most part you eat your formula on a regular schedule of 5 times a day and 6 oz at each feeding, the same since you were 4 months old. However, I can tell you are getting sick of formula. You really just want to eat what we are eating. I can't say I blame you, but you have a few months left! You are an eating machine! There is literally not one thing we have given you that you haven't liked. When we eat in front of you, you stare at us waiting for us to give you some and if we don't, you start to scream at us! You have had eggs, chicken, beef, turkey, broccoli, carrots, sausage, pizza, bread, pasta, potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, squash, mushrooms, corn, yogurt, strawberries, blueberries, watermelon and I'm sure a bunch of things I can't remember. I am crossing every finger and toe that you stay this way and don't become picky like your brother!

You have beautiful blonde hair and it is really growing! You still have beautiful blue eyes like Daddy that everyone comments on pretty they are!

Sleep has been fantastic. You typically go to bed around 6:30 - 7 after story time with Ethan and you sleep until 6 - 6:30 in the morning. You take 2 naps a day, usually 2 hours in the morning and 3 hours in the afternoon. Keep it up little girl!

Fun Stuff You Did This Month:

You finally have teeth! Your two bottom teeth are coming in and you look so cute when you smile! 

Crawling, Pulling Up, Cruising
You are on the move and it is so fun to watch you go! You are getting quicker every day. I can tell you are so proud of yourself because you laugh and are full of smiles when you crawl across the room or pull yourself up. You are starting to cruise around furniture and push the walker toy. It is so crazy that you are doing this at this age. Your brother wasn't even crawling yet!

Summer Adventures
We have been having so much fun this Summer visiting fun and new places and our old favorites too! We are crossing lots of items off our Summer bucket list and you have just loved being along for the ride. You love watching your brother and you stare at him intently to study what he is doing. My guess is that is why you are so motivated to move. You just want to join in on the fun! I can't wait to see you running alongside your brother doing all these fun things next Summer!

Your first year month-by-month