Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Ready for Fall!

Believe it or not we've actually had some "cooler" weather down here in the sunshine state! :). The babies and I usually head out for our jog around 9...and unlike the normal temps in the 90's!!!'s been in the low 80's! With a nice breeze! Come on fall weather...we are ready!
We are ready for some Tennessee football.....pumpkin patches....hay rides...fall breezy jogs and pulling out our jackets. :)
Speaking of clothes...I initiated myself back into the sewing world for the first time since having Jackson! A friend of mine loves to sew and actually has a little girl one year older than Bella which works out perfect for hand-me-downs! She gave me 2 fall dresses and the pumpkin dress I made Bella last year still fits! SO I whipped up some pants and coordinating onesies for Jackson....

Saturday, September 8, 2012

4 months!

My little handsome is four months old! I can't believe it! He is officially no longer a tiny newborn but rather a chunky, giggly, roly-poly baby! We fall more in love with him each day and it's so hard to even imagine what life was like without him!
He continues to have a layed-back "chilled" personality! He'll let us know if he has a dirty diaper or if he's getting sleepy but for the most part he is just along for the ride! :)
It seems like he has really come to life this month! He loves his tummy time mat...and loves laying on his back and pulling at his toys (his monkey is his favorite). He rolled over consistently this month and is just about to roll back to tummy! He smiles all the time and giggles too! He's especially ticklish under his chin and on his chubby thighs! Nothing sweeter than that open mouth giggle! He loves looking in mirrors too! He continues to love his swing...still takes all his naps there! It amazes me that he can still sleep so soundly for hours! We will probably be transitioning to his crib soon for naps (pretty sure I said that last month)! Haha! He continues to sleep in his bed next to me...I know he'd be fine in his room but I am not excited about having him across the house from me! He loves riding in the stroller with his sissy...but we are sure ready for some cooler fall weather!
We all four made the trek to see Dr. Dean yesterday for Jackson's four month appointment! Here are his stats:

Height: 25 inches. 55%
Weight: 16 lb 2 oz. 75%
Head: 42 cm. 50%

He showed the doctor all his smiles, babbled for him and even showed him his awesome tummy time skills! :). Since he's doing so great on gaining weight, we will wait a bit longer for cereal.

His routine:
7ish Wake/Nurse
8:30 Nap
10:00 Nurse
11:30 Nap
1:00 Nurse
2:30 Nap
4:00 Nurse
5:30 Cat-nap
6:30 Nurse
8:30 Nurse/Bed
10:30 Nurse...and hope for good sleep!
4:30ish Nurse

We love this handsome little guy! It's gonna be a fun fall season together! :)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

"School Time"

Bella has loved getting back into our little school routine! By "school" I mean...singing rhymes, learning numbers, doing projects....reading books and so on! I'm following the "abc Jesus loves me" curriculum...which I love! It is a perfect guide for us as we integrate learning throughout our day! With Bella, just barely 2, we don't have tons of structure but just enough to keep our day flowing smoothly together! If you are interested in the curriculum google...."abcjesuslovesme". Of course I love supplementing with various resources but I use this as my major source. We will have to post pictures of our projects throughout the year! :)
We have a little board in the kitchen where we keep our flash cards and tactile number/letter cards to practice. And we made the wall in Bella's room above her desk her "project wall". We keep our objectives for the week on the refrigerator so we can be learning all day....while cooking dinner etc! Jackson's morning naps have been the perfect time for Bella and I to enjoy this special time of learning together! :).
She surprised me with her sorting skills! =)
We get to practice  our Bible verse and flash cards during meals too!
Bella's "project wall"...
Our objectives for the week!  And Bella was so proud of her first "Puggles" project (She started Awana's this year at church as well as Music on Sunday nights!)

Rain, Rain, Rain!

Last week, hurricane Isaac came through the Gulf Coast. Thankfully it hit East of us but we got tons of rain! By the end of the week, we had a bad case of cabin fever!!! But, we sure enjoyed some rainy afternoon naps and playing in the puddles! :)

Monday, September 3, 2012

John Johns!

I can't wait til these little John Johns fit my handsome! They coordinate with some smocked dresses Bella a great deal on them last winter. I just monogrammed them today...just in time for fall :). John Johns and smocked dresses.....I can't wait!