Friday, July 25, 2014

Five on Friday- "B" Alliteration Style

This has been a great summer so far and we have totally had a blast just throwing caution to any type of schedule and making fun memories. It seems like we have had something almost everyday and we've had more playdates than I can count!
Just a few things that have been happening in our world...
1.) The Box: Aubrey Lane has become infatuated with this old box she found at my grandpa's house. It is wooden and weighs about 10 pounds...not exactly kid friendly. She has no concept of how heavy it is and just swings it back and forth without any worry about what is around. We have had quite a few dents put in our doors, walls, and maybe even Weston Hayes' head.  Aubrey has decided that it is the perfect place for all her "treasures". By treasures, I mean anything from clothes, shoes, old food, remote controls, money, toys, toothbrushes, soap, straws, name it and it can probably be found in her box. Can't tell you how many times this last week I have searched for what seemed like hours for something, only to ask Aubrey if she has seen it and her reply has been, "oh that's my treasure".
2.) Blueberry Picking: We went to the local blueberry farm last weekend and had a blast picking blueberries with our Uncle D. It was kinda hot, but the kiddo's did awesome. There was something kinda relaxing and addicting about picking fruit...I got into a groove and almost couldn't quit! Only bad thing was there was only a porta potty out there and much to my dismay, Aubrey thought it was the coolest thing ever! She kept telling me she needed to potty in the blue box. Apparently we don't need to waste our money on high end entertainment...just get the kid a toilet!
3.) Beauty Salon: Miss Thang desperately needed a haircut so I decided it was time to let a professional handle her hair. (I may or may not have butchered her hair when she was one...we won't go there). Aubrey did awesome and even though she refused to speak throughout the entire process...I think she had fun. No tears or tantrums, so I call that a success! Weston will need a cut soon, but Christian has already threatened to divorce me if I mess with Weston's hair. Apparantly he doesn't think I have hair cutting skills.
My beautiful girl...
4.) Brotherly love: I am so thankful that Aubrey loves her brother. She has not ever shown a lick of jealousy or resentment towards him. In fact, she is extremely protective and possessive of him. She has totally exceeded my expectations when it comes to being a great big sister. We have started to encounter some sharing issues, which I know will only escalate in the future. Aubrey may be loving, but she is no saint and when it comes to sharing...let's just say she has a lot of improving to do! Overall, I am so proud of her and I look forward to seeing their relationship grow. I am extremely close to my brother, so I know firsthand just how special brothers are. Aubrey will even tell me she wants two brothers...never a sissy...always "two brudders". We will see how that turns out!

5.) Broken Record: We have officially hit the stage where every single thing I say to Aubrey gets a reply of "Why?" It was so dang cute at first, but now I find myself quickly tiring of having to come up with adequate answers to quench her curiosity. Answer one why...and that will lead to another why...and then another is quite exhausting. I found myself coming up with funny answers just becuase it entertains me...and helps me not get angry with my inquisitive 2 year old.
"Aubrey we need to go fix dinner."
"Because daddy will be hungry when he gets home"
"Because his belly needs to be refueled"
""Becuase daddy has a bottomless pit, but I can't serve him cereal again for the fourth night in a row"
"Well...because we are out of Golden Grahams"
Since I see that this will not end anytime soon I turn to plan B...
"Aubrey would you like a snack?"
Aubrey has been eating lots of snacks lately! HAHA!
And to end this random post...a picture of my sweet boy.
This is how Weston and I both feel when Aubrey asks nine million "whys?"
...and when I have to cook a homecooked meal!
Happy Friday!

Monday, July 7, 2014

6 months and dedication

Weston Hayes you are 6 months old! I will not talk about how quickly it is going by or how much I want to cry when I think about you being 1/2 a year old! I just won't even go there...
You are such a joy to us, Weston Hayes. You make us laugh constantly and I am in love with your sweet smiles.
You are growing and developing like crazy. Just this month you have started raising up on your arms and trying your best to crawl. You can get around a room just by rolling over and scooting around so I have to be careful what I leave on the floor. You put everything into your mouth and chew your first two fingers upside is the cutest thing ever!  Although it won't be too cute when we have to pay a $10,000 orthodontist bill to fix your teeth!
You wear anything from 3 months to 9 months in clothing and a size 3 diaper. You have recently started saying, "dada dada dada" and it is just the cutest thing ever. You love to hear your voice and make every kind of crazy noise you can. You are hilarious. Oh and you have cut your first tooth!!! AHHH! You are growing up too fast!
You nurse every three hours around the clock (yes even at night) and have just started solids at night. I've introduced you to sweet potatoes and you seem to like them. You are an extremely messy eater so that makes it kinda difficult!  I know you will get the hang of it soon.
You are a great napper during the day. You usually sleep from 9-11 and then again from 2-4. You do not sleep through the night, but I can honestly say I am used to it by now and I am just going with the flow. I am trying to cherish our times together because one day I will miss those late night snuggles with just me and you.
We dedicated you this week at church. It was such a special day and having all our family there to pray over you and celebrate your sweet life was just awesome. You are such a loved little guy and so many people are head over heels for you.
1 Samuel 1:27–28"I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life he will be given over to the LORD."
Happy 6 months sweet Weston Hayes. We love you to the moon and back!