Friday, October 21, 2016

Life Lately

Life lately has involved all the pumpkins and pool time, because the weather isn't completely convinced it's Fall.

Aside from our trip to Clemson last weekend, we've spent the last two weeks at the pumpkin patch, painting pumpkins, going to the park, and a taking a special trip for donuts with just my big boy before heading off to Mops together. Ryan goes to a little "school" (as he calls it) at Mops while I listen to the message and enjoy table time with other moms in my same stage of life. Plus it's fun time in the car and doing fun things like eating donuts beforehand with just my big boy. :)

This sweet girl is loving food! And she is always full of smiles. :)

Dancing with daddy at lunch- because some songs just have to be danced to.

Pumpkin patch picture amazingness with these toddlers and babies. :)

Ryan with his favorite girl ;)

Wish it wasn't blurry, but love this picture of a selfie of Aunt Dre and Ryan!

Family picture? Sort of?!

This boy loves to swing!
8 months this past week! We could eat her up!

All week, we've picked up my nephew, Maddox, from school and have loved having play time with him for a few hours before my sister comes to pick him up. One night, Ryan went back to their house and kept the fun going until it was time to come home for bed. We are LOVING being close enough to them to do things like this now!

Little lately enjoying a meal with the big boys :)

But still small enough to curl in my lap for a bottle

Pool time followed by jumping on the bed time ;)

Playing is hard work :)

Now that Natalie is getting older, it is SO fun to watch her and Ryan interact. Last night during dinner, Ryan was sharing his food with her and when she coughed, he got down from his seat, walked over to her high chair, started patting her back and said, "Is that better, Nonni?! Yesss!" Sweet love. They are pretty fun. :)

Earlier this week we had Stephanie and her two boys over for pumpkin/body painting. ;) They were so cute together!
Ryan focusing on giving a thumbs up :)
And Nonni girl looked on while enjoying some puffs. Next year she'll be in the mess with them!

Later this morning, we're heading to another pumpkin patch... and it's actually supposed to feel like FALL! Plus, it's Friday. So today is coming together already. ;)

Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Natalie Grace- 8 Months

Our sweet girl turned eight months old two days ago, and she is somehow managing to become more and more fun each week.

She is the sweetest, happiest little girl. Watching her face when she sees people she knows is precious. Her wide, two-tooth grin will melt your heart! And when daddy gets home from work, that smiles takes over her whole face and she might just wiggle right out of your arms if you're not careful!

She is definitely busier these days and loves finding anything and everything to put in her mouth. Speaking of, she is a big fan of meal times, and "chews" pureed food, but usually spits back out solid food- funny girl! She will figure it out before too long if she's anything like her brother.

She is working hard on crawling/scooting around the room and shows so much determination when there is something she wants out of reach. She'll usually scoot her hands and knees forward a couple of times and then stretch out on her belly to see if she's close enough. Sometimes, if she's tired, she'll get her feelings hurt if she can't quite get there, and it is the sweetest, saddest thing!

She has figured out that we come to get her from the door in her room, so when she's ready to get up, she sits up and pulls down her bumper to look out. It is so cute!

Here's a look at her last month:

Our last picture in the house where she came home from the hospital

Her first swim with daddy at the new house!

Sweet girl scooted herself all the way under the dresser!

First pumpkin patch!

She loves Tally- especially when he's licking her hands after a meal.

Happy 8 months to our little angel girl! We couldn't love her more!