Wednesday, October 28, 2009

8 months

Last Friday my sweet Ronan turned 8 months old. It's hard to believe that it has been that long since he was born. (it's even harder to believe that we already have another baby on the way!)
We don't go to the dr. at 8 months, but according to our home scale Ronan weighs right around 18 pounds. Close to what Collin weighed at 1 year.
He has thick, beautiful hair just like his mommy.
He now has 3, almost 4 teeth and is finally starting to eat some solid foods. He is able to handle puffs, cheerios, sweet potatoes, peas (which he hates) and applesauce (which we just started today so hopefully it stays down).
Ronan is crawling like a pro, sitting himself up, pulling to standing, cruising along the furniture, and crawling up the stairs.
The other day I ran upstairs to use the bathroom (I do that a lot these days) and when I came down Ronan was in the laundry basket. He had tried to follow me up the stairs and fell off into the basket. I thought it was funny and ran to grab the camera. I swear he wasn't crying until he saw me and I walked away.
Ronan continues to be a sweet loving little boy, but he is becoming kind of a mama's boy and has gotten somewhat clingy with the other babies around during the week. He has recently started giving awesomely sloppy, wet kisses and is starting to wave.

He also still loves his brother and is in awe of everything he does. I see lots of trouble in their future.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

a baby shower

Yesterday I hosted a baby shower for my best friend, Krystal. I had so much fun getting everything ready for the special day. I hope that she enjoyed it as much as I did.

Here is a picture of the invitations that I made.
This is a picture of the invitations with the extras.
Here are the delightful homemade mints.
A close up of the delicious food. (chicken salad, sausage puffs, mini quiche, apples with caramel dip, mini cupcakes, and of course mixed nuts.)
Here is a full view of the table.
And a close up with a better view of the diaper cake I made.
I am so incredibly excited for Krystal. This will be her and her husband Patrick's first baby. She is due New Years Eve with a little girl (if you couldn't tell by the shower decor). After little Evie arrives and Krystal goes back to work I will be the lucky lady who gets to watch her during the day. I can't wait!
Congratulations, Krystal! You look absolutely beautiful!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Someday, if I ever have my own laptop again, I may have time to post on a regular bases. With pictures. Today is not that day. I'm hoping to get my old laptop back for my birthday. My old laptop, which is actually my brother-in-law's old laptop, quit working and he is supposed to be fixing it. Are you reading this Rob? For my birthday, I want my computer. Please and thank you. Oh, and I love you.

Anyhow, as usual. It has been super busy around my house. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday I have 2 toddlers and 2 infants from 8-1, and 1 toddler and 3 infants from noon to 5. Wednesdays I don't have the extra toddler, and Friday's I only have the extra infant in the afternoon. Did you follow that schedule. Crazy I know. Some days are better than others. This week has been long. Lots of crying. And no, I was not the one crying.

I love having the other toddler here 3 mornings a week though. And Collin loves it too. They play, and fight over toys, but they have fun. Lots of fun. Plus, we get to do art, and make our own pizzas for lunch. Oh, and I get to watch my son walk around in high heals with a purse on his shoulders. Rememsber when he walked around in them in only a diaper? Well this time he had clothes on but it was still cute.

In other news, this weekend I am hosting a baby shower for my best friend. Hopefully I'll get lots of good pictures to post.