Monday, August 24, 2015

Our week in pictures: 8.16.15

1. Ethan is still loving baseball, only 2 weeks left!
2. Beautiful scenery on our hike this week!
3. Daddy had his hands full!
4. I'm still going strong with my running, 2 5K's in the books this week!
5. These two love playing in pillows!
6. Fantasy football draft day!
7. I was trying not to cry writing out Sofia's 1st birthday invitations!
8. Sofia took her first step this week, just one, it won't be long until she's running!
9. Little Miss Independent loves to feed herself her bottle now!
10. Morning snuggles in our bed with Miss Sofia!
11. Summer fun at the Arboretum!
12. We had a great day at Brookfield Zoo!
13. I have to say normally I'm excited to see the sight of pumpkins in the store, but I an not ready for Summer to end!
14. My pretty girl!
15. My hiking buddy!
16. Ethan being a good brother and helping Sofia walk!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Our week in pictures: 8.9.15

1. My wild girl with her post-ponytail crazy hair!
2. Ethan learned about sliding in baseball this week, it was hilarious!
3. Pretty gerbera daisies from the farmers market!
4. Michael and I did an awesome 4 mile hike this week!
5. Feeding the parakeets at Brookfield Zoo!
6. Ethan and Sofia love having snacks with Dado, this day it just happened to be on the kitchen floor!
7. There were hundreds of fish in the lake at one of the parks we go to, it was crazy!
8. Ethan has officially decided he wants to be a T-Rex for Halloween!
9. Fun Friday with my littles at the Red Oak Nature Center!
10. This little boy was in train heaven at Day Out with Thomas!
11. Me and my precious girl waiting for the dolphin show to start at Brookfield Zoo!
12. Bike riding tongue out Michael Jordan style!
13. Beautiful scenery on our hike this week!
14. Ethan loves pushing his sissy at the park!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Our week in pictures: 8.2.15

1. Relaxing in the grass, love them!
2. My little ladybug!
3. Ethan was having the best day ever when the grocery store we went to had mini carts for kids!
4. We went hiking on Friday and Sofia loved riding with me!
5. Ethan loves when we go and play tennis. I love this shot of him hitting the ball with his tongue out!
6. I was so proud of myself this week when I ran my first 5K since before I was pregnant with Sofia!
7. Bubbles!
8. We checked out the amazing Lego display at the Morton Arboretum!
9. Michael built a little Lego ladybug!
10. Swinging at Grandma and Grandpa's!
11. Ethan working on his swing at baseball!
12. We had a crazy 5 minute storm last weekend and we had some pretty big hail!
13. Cousin fun, these 3 had a ball!
14. Nightly family walk with my favorites!
15. Ethan on an indoor safari!
16. Sofia rocking a wicked mohawk after I took out her ponytail!
17. Super Ethan ready to save the day!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Ethan plays baseball!

Ethan completed his final soccer class two weeks ago and it was great! He got better and better every week and really enjoyed it. He said he wants to do it again, so I'd call that a success! Last week he started a 6 week baseball class. It is the same coach so that is a positive and there are only 4 kids in the class and they were all in his soccer class so he knows them already and he will get a lot of one on one time with the coach. Ethan has had very little exposure to baseball compared to soccer so it will be interesting to see how he likes it at the end.

The first class he did great. They primarily focused on throwing, the rules and running the bases. They are starting hitting this week which should be interesting. 3 year olds and bats is kind of scary to this Mama, HA!

And a couple of videos of him running the bases, he forgot third base the first couple of times, HA!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Our week in pictures: 7.26.15

1. Ethan built his first ever Lego set, a garbage truck!
2. Ethan went on a horse for the first time!
3. Sofia went on a carousel for the first time! (A lot of firsts this week apparently)
4. I love how babies sleep!
5. We have only 4 things left on our Summer bucket list, we've done a lot this Summer!
6. Dr. Ethan is ready to give you a check up!
7. I found a bunch of selfies on our iPad of Ethan wearing my swim cap, HA!
8. Michael teaching Ethan how to hit a tennis ball!
9. Playing tennis with my love!
10. Love our pre-dinner walks every night with my favorite littles!
11. My happy girl loving the wind blowing through her hair!
12. My two boys!
13. Silly cousins having fun at Blackberry Farm!
14. The last time I was on this train at Blackberry Farm, Sofia was in my belly!
15. My beautiful Sofia on her 10 month birthday!
16. Ethan with his new red panda (a new animal obsession)!
17. Pure joy on Sofia's face as she is pushed by her brother!
18. I'm finally getting my butt in gear and running regularly again! I'm hoping to do my first 5K since before I was pregnant this Fall!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sofia's World: 10 Months

10 months and double digits little girl! I cannot believe we are only 2 months away from you turning 1! You become more and more like a toddler every day. You are showing us so much of your personality and let's just say it's a bold one! We're a little scared how much trouble you are going to be. You are so brave and have zero fear. If you want something you will do everything in your power to get it. We have to hold on to you with all of our strength sometimes if you want to get down because you try to leap out of our arms. We are in BIG trouble!

You are doing some fun new things this month. You are saying "Mama", "Baba", "YaYa", and "Dada". You definitely have found your voice and sometimes it's ear piercing, especially when you want to eat! You can clap, you shake your head "no," and you just start waving and its the cutest thing ever! You are crawling everywhere and have gotten so fast. You are pulling up and walking along everything. We are just waiting for you to get brave enough to take that first step. I'm pretty confident it is going to be very soon and that you will be walking by your first birthday. Speaking of your first birthday, it is coming far too fast. I am working on planning you a fabulous pink and gold princess party since your first birthday is also your golden birthday. It's going to be sparkly and fun just like you!

You are just so much fun these days, it's a great age and I'm soaking up every minute I can with you being this little. You are the easiest, smiliest baby ever and such a joy to be around. Your smile lights up the room! I can't wait to see what this next month brings. We love you so much little girl!

At your 9 month appointment you were 19lbs 12oz so I'm sure you are over 20lbs now.

At your 9 month appointment you were 29.5 inches so I would bet you are over 30 inches now.

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

You are wearing size 4 Pampers and they are fitting you comfortably.

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, raspberries, peaches, 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! I'm still amazed you are eating everything you are only with two teeth too!
You have beautiful blonde hair and it is really growing! I love putting your hair in a sprout pony tail now! 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 started clapping this month and it is the cutest thing. When you get really excited you start to do it on your own and if we ask you to do it you will as well. 

Getting to play with your brother
Now that you are more mobile, you can finally participate and play with your brother and many of the fun places we can visit. You've spent so much time being stuck in your stroller watching and I can tell how much happier you are now that you get to actively participate. It's so fun to watch you and your brother play together. You love him so much and are always actively watching him and what he's doing.

Feeding yourself and using a sippy cup
You are doing so well feeding yourself finger foods. You really only ate pureed food for a couple months before we just moved you to small bite-sized pieces. Even with only two teeth you have no problem eating anything. You get better and better with getting everything in your mouth as time goes by. You are also using a sippy cup like a boss! You used one with handles for a couple of weeks and then I saw you steal your brothers' cup one day so I bought you some without handles and you have been using it with no problems. You also can feed yourself your bottle but you are very messy with it and you get milk everywhere! 

First pony tail!
Your hair has been getting longer and longer and I had been waiting until I could put it up in a little sprout on top of your head. You looked so cute and your hair looked so funny when we took the pony tail out!

Your first year month-by-month