Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

10 Months

The babies turned 10 months on the 10th!


Oh my little bear who had the worst reflux. Puked up everything.
I thought I'd be feeding him bottles and purees until high school.
No longer I tell you!

This kid will only eat table food and usually only 2 bottles a day maximum!
He loves his grilled cheese, his chunks of fruit, green beans, cheerios, eggs etc etc etc. Really anything.
But he's kinda obsessed with the grilled cheese. 
He just shovels it in.

He's still sleeping amazingly, 6-7am wake-up
9am nap until about 10:30
1pm nap until just after 2 and bedtime between 6-7pm!

Loves baths, his brothers, the cat, eating, crawling (yes he is actually crawling now and starting to pull himself up onto things!) and his mama.
Dislikes diaper changes, clothing changes, not being held by his mama, toys being stolen from him, and his brothers leaving him behind.


He still likes to be spoon fed, but is doing awesome with table food. Usually only get 1 bottle in him a day.
Starting to do better with a sippy cup.
Sleeps about the same as his brother, only usually one nap is much shorter than the other one.
He is cruising all over and standing on his own a lot but no steps yet!
He loves his brothers, getting into mischief, chasing people, laughing and snuggling.
Dislikes diaper changes, clothing changes, getting in the car seat, being put down for sleep and the vacuum.

They are so adorable together. They usually follow each other around, not straying too far from one another. The will go wherever Jack goes.
They've started jabbering a lot back and forth and making each other's too cute for words.
They play the "pacifier switch" game. One will take the other's out and put it in his mouth, or just run away with it. And they will do this back and forth for a long time. 
They fight over toys and throw tantrums
They don't like it if you are holding both of them, they want to be the "only one". So hilarious at 10 months.

They are doing fabulous. 
And yes I am pinning away on Pinterest their birthday ideas! I am getting excited!
See, I'm not a real baby person...but I love from this age on!

Saturday, December 17, 2011



If you know me, or have followed this blog for awhile you know we have a healthy obsession of Disneyland.

This trip has been in the works for years. It was actually my parent's 30th Anniversary present, they wanted to take the entire family as their celebration. And also, my Dad retired at the ripe age of 55 the same summer, so this was a HUGE celebration!

So, after years of planning and saving, my Dad, Mom, Sister, Brother-in-Law to be, Hubby, Kids and our close friends Curt and Lynette all went!

We flew a direct flight (2 hours) to LAX at 6:00am in the morning, and the kids did perfect. The babies fell asleep and Jack just sat with "Nama" and looked out the window and snacked.
No crying, no tantrums, nothing. Perfect.

We hopped onto a Super Shuttle which dropped us off at the only hotel located IN the park.
Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Day Spa

We checked in, left our bags and headed right into the park for our first full day! We were in the park before 11:00am!!

The next 5 days consisted of amazing, beautiful, fun, exhausting excitement.
We went all day long, only going back to the hotel on a few days for a nap. Otherwise, the babies napped in the stroller and Jack did just so great. Most days he got his nap, but two of them we skipped and he was fantastic.

Everyone seriously was so great and amazing, I don't think it could have gone any better.
The fact that we outnumbered the kids 8 adults to 3...was brilliant.

People helped us with them so we could ride together, or took them on rides, or took Jack. It was so wonderful.

Jack was tall enough for almost every ride (something we actually prayed about haha)
He went on Matterhorn, but then never wanted to go in a tunnel ride after that. Oh well, he wasn't forced. But guess what ride he talks about ALL THE TIME now?
Yep...he's so proud of himself.

He was also really really into the maps. By the end of the trip he knew which ride was where and on what park's map.
He also felt the need to tell each character he met, where something was on the map. So we have several pictures of him pointing to things on the map with characters. It's adorable.

"Brer Fox, this is where Monstro the Whale is..."

So darn cute.
We got to stay in the park until 4:00pm on the day we left, headed back to LAX and although we almost didn't make it home that night due to fog, we eventually did (after a very rough takeoff where I was in tears....really really extreme turbulence)
But again, the boys were perfect with all 3 falling asleep.

It was sad to come home, but at the same time exciting because my sister was getting married that next Friday!!

Some of you may be wondering how my Mom did. At the point of our trip she was just over halfway through chemo and had started a new drug. It had really taken it's tole on her.
But she did amazing.
She walked the first half of every day, using the wheelchair for the second half and made sure to take a nap/rest each day.
I've never seen a more incredible person than my Mom.
Never not smiling, pure joy.
She was just incredible. 

Enjoy some of  the pictures from our trip.
And if you have any questions about traveling with kiddos, or Disneyland in general. Ask away....we probably can help ya out :)
Main Street Porch
Jack and I on the teacups....sacrifice of love for me

This was the best we could get...they are in constant motion!!

Pooh and Jack

Jack's first ride
Hotel Lobby (part of it)
Babies and Mickey!

So excited

Jack and his heroes

Very lucky to see Pinocchio!

How cute is this?!?

Jack and Mickey

We cannot wait to go back!!!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Fill in the Blank Friday

Per my Aunt's request.....Fill in the Blank Friday! 

1.   My most favorite "little thing" is   baby giggles.

2.   I give anything to   fly back to Disneyland right now .

3.  I can't believe   the babies will be ONE in 2 months....  .

4. The one thing I'd like to achieve today is  my run.

5.  The last thing I want to do today is   hmm....I got nothin. 

6.  If I were writing my own blank today, it would say: Who would you meet for coffee today if you could go with anyone?

7.  My favorite candle scent is ....home something from Gold Canyon. YUM.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I'm back! Did you even know I was gone?! :)

Back from my break, it was really really nice.
We just got back from our vacation and this weekend my little sister gets married!!

Busy times here in Southern Oregon.

I'm hoping to have a new look around the first several months of the new year here on this blog, along with a new approach to blogging.

After the wedding is over I will be back posting regularly.

Hope all is well!
Looking forward to catching up with you all!