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Monday, September 19, 2016

Oliver: 5 months

Weight: 17 lbs.

Size: 3 diapers. Wearing 3/6 and 6 months.

Looks: Dad and Harlow.

Eyes: Blue. 

Hair: So much blonde!

Sleeping: We hit a little sleep regression just after the 4 month mark, so he's waking up around midnight and then again between 4-6 a.m. (boo). Still takes 3 good naps a day and goes to bed by 7:30.

Eating: Every 4 hours. I nurse him and supplement with formula. So he's drinking between 5 and 6 oz. a feeding. We will start food within the week. 

Milestones: Rolling back to belly, found his feet, holds his bottle, started going to our church nursery, and he totally says mama when he's crying and hangry.

Memorable Outings: Celebrated his sister's 2nd birthday.

Loves: his sister (they both love each other so much) and when she interacts with him, jumperoo, the bath, nap time/bedtime, food, music.

Hates: being hungry, when I take him out the bath, when something startles him, cleaning his nose. 

Words/Sounds: coos/agoo and mama when crying.

Nicknames: Oli, Oli boy, bubs/bubba.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Harlow: 2 years

We have a two year old! 
Harlow is such a fun little girl and gets excited over things. She had a Minnie party and would say "Minnie pawdy woohoo!!" It makes doing things for her and with her so fun. She is so smart, it amazes me daily what she knows and absorbs. Sometimes I wonder how she learned something, she's like a sponge.

Weight: 28 lbs. (82nd percentile)
Height: 35 inches (79th percentile)

Size: 5 diapers and 2t clothing. 

Eyes: Blue.

Hair: Dirty blonde and long.

Sleeping: Sleeps from 7:30 p.m. - 7:30 a.m. and one good nap a day. Still a great sleeper!

Eating: Still loves food.
Favorite foods: favorite foods remain the same for the most part: squeeze fruit pouches, pickles, cucumber, avocado, basically all fruits (apples, bananas, clementines, kiwi, berries, pomegranate), carrots, celery, yogurt, pasta, rice, lunch meat (turkey/ham), fajita chicken with avocado, chocolate milk, Annie's cheddar bunnies.

-Became a big sister at 19 months
-Counts to 10
-Says her ABCs (with a few missing letters ;)
-Knows her colors
-Knows animals and the sounds that they make
-Sings Jesus Loves Me, Happy and You Know it, and Let it Go

-LIFE! Her excitement over things kills me
-Her brother, he's the 1st thing she mentions when she gets up in the morning
-The Humane Society (loves the cat room)
-Playing in her room 
-Playing with friends
-Elsa & Anna doll
-Her "bebe" and stroller
-Bath time and water
-Going to bed
-Going to Target 
-The puppies

Hates: being hungry and when she wants a "snack" but I won't give her one because she just ate.

-So many words and putting sentences together.

at her 2 year checkup

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Harlow's 2nd Birthday

Harlow loves Minnie, so when it came time to decide a theme for her party, she picked Minnie. I wasn't thrilled (I wanted a mermaid party) but as soon as I found this outfit I was ready to start planning. I had a lot of this stuff on hand because her 1st birthday was pink and gold themed. I used a black and white blanket as the table runner and picked up pink and black balloons the night before.

Her party was at 11 so we went with a brunch theme: quiche, waffles, fruit, and mimosas. 

I made the 'two' banner out of card stock and some bakers twine that I already had. I cut out the gold minnie heads using a Mickey hole punch and glued them to the paper straws. Side note about the silver balloon: it was supposed to be gold. They didn't have gold. They said but we have pink. They didn't have pink either. So silver it was.

How cute was her cake?!

Favors for the kids: birthday cake popcorn and Minnie and Mickey ears.

Her candle was a '2' sparkler.

Some of the kids.

I setup a little Photo Booth outside with props that I had and then bought a few extra from the Dollar Store.

She loved her little apron.

Going to bed as a 1 year old for the LAST time!

We had Harlow's party on Saturday but still wanted Monday to be special. Harlow loves donuts, so I picked up some Dunkin' Donuts with pink icing and sprinkles to have as her birthday breakfast. Later that evening we went to Mexican because her favorite thing to get is rice and cheese dip. When our waitress came to the table she said "rice! cheese dip!" haha

Harlow was SO excited about this party. When my mom and dad got into town Friday night she ran out to them and gave them the biggest hug. She then started jumping up and down saying "Minnie party!! woo-hoo!" Seeing her excitement was worth it all.