Thursday, March 26

6 MONTHS

Half a year, no way he has been with us only, yet already half of a year. I can't remember life without him yet how has he grown so fast?

He is already getting so big and sooo fun. I know I say this every month but he just gets more fun and happy, literally everyday.

The giggliest little guy in all the land
Officially army/worm crawling with grunts at every scoot
Garbage. Can. Will eat anything, anyway. From me, bottle, or spoon. (Since I am posting this late, this is no longer true. Is going on a solids strike or rather only likes pears.)
Still loves attention
He loves his sleep just like mom and dad (again, this has changed a touch due to vacationing...or teething...)
Loves to make it impossible for me to change his diaper
Still rarely fusses--just lets us know if he wants attention or is tired/hungry
Has started noticing when mom leaves or enters the room

Loves his schedule and I love his predictability
- 3 naps a day 9-10:15 or 10:30 // 12:30-2 // 4-5
- Bedtime 7:30 sleeps until 7:20 with a feeding around 4am--so I can cuddle with him (sometimes I let him sleep by me for a while after he gets done eating. My favorite.)

Eats every 3 hours // 5 breastfeedings with 2 feedings of solids a day
-oatmeal and fruit at lunch time (favorite seems to be pears)
-rice and veggie at dinner time (favorite seems to be sweet potatoes)

Favorite toys are
-Sophie
-Banana toothbrush
-Soft books--for eating of course--but also loves when I read them to him. Sat still for 5 minutes as I read to him yesterday. Pretty precious moment for this wiggly, busy guy.


 We have been on vacation for a week. On his 6 month birthday we drove all day! He is so fun and growing daily. He weighs 18 lbs and people always comment on how strong he is. He is also very determined and won't stop telling us about it until he gets to the object he wants. As always, stop growing but keep growing! We love you bubba-lou.

Wednesday, March 4

Ezzy: five and one half

Kasey and I fight over him daily. His giggles are always just lurking about ready to explode. I swear he thinks I am hilarious, like when I dance, he laughs.... Well maybe thats because I think I have the moves like jagger, but I don't. 

But seriously we just giggled together for the past hour together. I was attempting sit ups while he laid on my legs and every time I made it up, out of breath might I add, and said the number I was on he laughed and as I did more he laughed harder and harder to the point of getting hiccups. 

Then we just sat on the couch together making faces at each other and, you guessed it, more laughter. I really believe he loves me and realizes I am his funniest best friend. The end. 

Now for some pictures taken within the past week. 
Church is hard these days. He usually naps from 9-10:30, but church starts at 9 and he is always a bit too busy checkin' everything out to nap. I put him on my lap like this during the 2nd hour of church and  after a few minutes like this my friend Natalie told me he had fallen asleep. He was exhausted. Kept his arms floating like that until I moved him to the crook of me arm. 3.1.15

This boy is very regular with his poops. Every. Single. Morning. Well Sunday morning he didn't, because of the solids he is eating these days, so I knew we should expect it sometime and that it would probably be big. He was playing all by himself quietly for a bit and I told Kasey, "I bet he is pooping". When I went over and picked him up-- boy was I right. 3.1.15

This happened while I was napping. When Kasey showed me, I laughed for a solid minute. 3.1.15

Always have proof of my crazy crib boy. Bumpers should be here in 2 days. 3.2.15
Loves eating his homemade peas and rice cereal. I think he is going to be a garbage disposal. He has had sweet potatoes (homemade), avocado, peas (homemade), and rice cereal thus far. On the list to try this week is carrots (homemade). I love making him food by throwing it in the magic bullet, its gratifying somehow. 3.2.15
Park trip 3.3.15
Started like this.
Left the room for 3 minutes. 3.4.15
Ended like this.
I think he may be crawling sooner than later. He is BUSY.
3.4.15
Yes baby, you are Awesome. 3.4.15 
Never. Grow. Up.
This face melts me on the daily.

Seaside Oregon

Since the weekend leading up to my birthday was dubbed "study weekend" we had fun the weekend after my birthday in Seaside, Oregon with the Peterson's! Kasey had Friday off from school and got to leave at lunch time on Thursday so we started the 4 hour trek to have a fun relaxing weekend with friends.

The last time we saw Dustin and Christina, she was pregnant and I was largely pregnant so we got to meet each others babes this time around. I swear Ezra is betrothed to like 4 girls already, cute little Taylor is definitely on that list!!

They didn't believe we had a child for the first 18 hours because he was asleep every time they were ready to meet him. I did not realize how much he sleeps until I really wanted him to meet his new friends (and possibly in-laws?? haha).

We hung around the hotel room and showed off our babes, watched TV, ate food, went to the arcade (every arcade should invest in Fascinations), went to the beach and heard a very brave soul sing her heart out, and just all over had a grand ol' time.

Thanks for coming with us, lets make it an annual trip!!

Either he was trying to kiss her or eat her... nobody knows. 

He has already got the moves, held her hand right away. 
They were totally flirting :)




When did my baby become a toddler. He looks HUGE in this picture.

5 M O N T H S

I blink and he is one month closer to one. Next month is going to be a crazy one, oh gosh, my heart is already fearing it. I am not ALL sad about him growing up. He is sooo much fun and getting cuter and happier by the day. I wrote 5 things on instagram for his 5 month birthday (birthday? Yes, I think they exist every month till he is 1).
always talking
doesn't gag on rice cereal anymore
moved to size 4 diapers last night (we only put them on him at night and he still fits snuggly in his size 3's-- finishing up the box and then moving up)
loves to play "where's Ezzy?"
is a crib acrobat
a couple more things about him

my hand is his go to favorite toy
loves to cuddle (PLEASE last forever)
goes to bed at 7:30 and wakes at 5 to eat and then sleeps again until 7:30
takes 3 naps a day (9-10:30 / 12:30-2 or 2:30 / 4-4:45)

can put his binky in all by himself
reaching for things while on his belly, is that a sign of getting ready to crawl? Insert sad face.
the most ticklish boy in all the land
still loves to play with the curtains
-reaches for and is almost always successful in grabbing any and every thing--especially my hair
toys vs slobber, slobber wins every time.
clearly this feet grabbing business is for real
                                                         Still as cute and fun as ever

Lovers Day 2015

We started out the day as we do every other year, with heart shaped french toast, but this time we had a little guy to join the party! [We went to PF Changs the night before to try and avoid the craziness] Then we decided to go to pikes to find some beautiful cheap flowers since the sun was brightly shining.

We ended the day the same as every other, with homemade pizzas and this year we had that at my Aunt Sharsti's. They also made me a birthday cake for me and I got to blow out candles (a couple days early). Thank you for the cards and valentines and plants (that I forgot rushing out the door).