Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Forgotten post // August 2011

As I was gathering Christmas pictures from multiple people's cameras, I came across a ton of pictures from August. I quickly realized a couples of things 1) I never really did a full post on the wonderful milestone Ryan and I hit this year -- 10 years of marriage. I did a small mention in my August Randomness but nothing in its own post. Shame. 2) I really miss the summer. Although I was 8 months pregnant and it was 100+ degree, I still miss it. Bring on the pool and fun times!!!

I simply can't file these pictures away. I must share and reminisce.  The Saturday of our anniversary weekend my parents kept Chaz so we could go to dinner and a movie. This is the sweet man that married me 10 years ago. Yes, we got married when we were 23 years old--straight out of college, one month before September 11th and green as green can be. All I knew was I loved this man and he made me happy. He still does.
 And he still loves me when I am chunky and carrying a bambino!  He has given me two wonderful children and I couldn't be happier with our lives right now. He is my best friend!
 Chaz wasn't very happy that he didn't get to go with us.
I don't think that lasted very long because as soon as we left they hit the pool. And from the looks of it, they had an absolute blast. MeMe and Sandra came over and joined in the fun. It looks like main activity was surfing.  Did I mention I really miss summertime??
 Swimming! No life jacket!!
 back to surfing...
 Then it was time for the blow-the-water-through-the-noodle game with PaPa.
and we came home to this. I'm pretty sure they straight wore this kid OUT!!  Love him!!
Oh Summer, can you please hurry up and get here? Although it is unseasonable warm for January (60s) I really want to do this and this and this and this.. AND I hope we don't have too much of this or this in 2012.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Dane // 3 months // January 2012

I still can't believe this is possible. Is he really 3 months???  The time has simply flown by but I have loved every minute. Well, maybe not every minute but the majority of them. He is a great baby! He wakes up smiling, which is hilarious if you know this non-morning-loving family. He is currently still in his co-sleeper in our room but we hope to move him to his crib soon. I have been waiting for him to only wake up once (or sleep solid through the night) and then we will move him. I just don't have the energy it takes to go the 90+ steps from our bedroom to his (yes, Ryan measured) in the middle of the night. It doesn't sound like much but try it.. it is a lot! He currently sleeps in 5 hour increments during the night so it isn't that bad.
He weights   roughly 13lbs. and is approximately 23 inches long (both of these are rough as they were measured by yours truly, not a doctor. He is in 3-6 month clothes, which are still a little loose on him. He hates hats (as did his brother) but once you get them on his head he settles. He doesn't like the initial moments of being put in his car seat but again, he is quick to settle. He has a giggle and a smile that could melt your heart and the most precious eyes ever. Which are currently still blue!
He has found his hands and loves to suck on them. I am pretty sure he can get his entire fist in his mouth if he just works at it. He is still on breast milk and eats 7-8 times a day. I say he likes me the best but we all know that is only because I am a food source. He loves, loves, loves the star that came with his playmat (or technically his brother's playmat. Chaz loved this thing too! We take it every wear)  He is trying to roll over but has a ways to go. He is slowly getting over despising a wet diaper. He will at least give you two minutes before he voices his opinion. He is currently in the stage of blowing bubbles, which I love. He has gas, a lot. Which makes him (and the rest of the crew giggle) It isn't bad if it is a baby people!!! 
He has some cradle cap on his head that we are treating. Sometimes it is better than others. He doesn't mind taking baths at all. He likes to splash and play and will even let me wash his hair without a fuss. He loves his Daddy and his brother and they can make him giggle and laugh like no other. He knows the sound of our voices and GaGa's voice. If he gets fussy at GaGa and PaPa's, we just put him on PaPa's chest and he listens to his heartbeat and humming (or snoring as Chaz says) He absolutely HATES to be cold--which is hilarious as Chaz is almost always hot.
As you have probably noticed I always sit him in the same spot for these monthly pictures and add in the sock monkey so you have something to compare him against. Chaz wasn't home for these pictures so there will not be an older brother sighting at the end of this post as there was with the last two - - One month and two months.  Sorry!! Speaking of his brother... Chaz is still 100% about Dane. He always wants to know where he is and what he is doing. The first thing he does when he gets home from school is find Dane and give him a kiss on the head. His common phrase is "Oh, he is SO cute!" He also tries to help us diagnose the problem... a la "He pooped. He is hungry. He wants his star. He wants his brother."  He is super gentle and often asks to hold Dane. I love watching these two grow and interact -- so much more of that to come.
Oh and he cannot sit up unattended. Just FYI.
I love this shot. It looks like they are snuggling and sleeping. But -- SPOILER ALERT -- it is in fact just a blink...
He did wrap his arm around the monkey all by himself. So precious!!
I love this little man more and more each day, which I wasn't sure was even possible. I can't wait to see what the next month brings!

Happy 3 month little man! We love you very, very much!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

We have the day off school.. So we BOWL!!!

As usual schools were closed the Monday after New Year's. I had a bazillion things to do but when I got a text from Sally asking what we were doing for the day, all those plans went right out the window. Who cares if we have "things to do??" My time at home with the kiddos was becoming increasingly limited (return to work slated for the 17th) so we decided to play and I am glad we did.

The plan was to meet up with Sally and Fletch (Izzy was working) around 11:30 at Fast Lanes. Remember this place??  We love this place!  We decided to have lunch and bowl.

This little guy was not interested but was nice enough to snooze the entire time!
The boys were ready to go! We gave them superhero names based on what they were wearing. Fletch was Spiderman. Chaz was Batman. And the boys picked names for Ryan and Sally. The Hulk and Wonder Woman, respectively. Chaz still refers to Ryan and The Hulk, which is ever so cute in my book!
The boys were awesome and played so well together. As we were eating, all of the sudden the lights went out and the blacklights came on. They also put College football on the big screens and all TVs. This really made my day. If it were acceptable to drink beer in the middle of the day at a bowling alley... with a baby. I totally would have done it!
Once the boys were tired of bowling we decided to head over to the games. We knew everyone was tired and we probably wouldn't last long but there is no way to go to Fastlanes and not play a few games. Especially this one, according to Chaz. Really? The toilet game is your favorite??
Still doesn't care about anything we are doing. HA!
What a random funday! The rest of the day was full of naps and football watching. I give this day and A+