Friday, October 16, 2015


Gabe tried his first bottle this week! 

The big event this week was when mommy cut Cameron's pacifier.  It was broken and was very distracting when Cameron was trying to fall asleep, so I cut off the end where it was broken.  Cameron was very upset with me.  In fact, he must've hidden it or thrown it away because I haven't seen it since!  I was worried he would try to steal one from Gabe but he hasn't tried that yet!

On Friday we had our 13th annual country tea!  This year we did potluck style.  It was so fun!  There were lots of yummy goodies.  

The sneaky toddlers helped themselves to the brownie tray and then tore the house apart on a sugar high. 

Yesterday we had baptism for Gabe.  It was a beautiful day.  It was amazing to have an 80* day in October!  

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Tummy time!

Look how cute I am!


Gabe is growing like crazy!  He's already fitting into some of his 9 month clothes!  I have so many cute 6 month clothes that I saved from Cameron and Gabe is already too big for most of them. It seems like he grew out of them over night!  

We are finishing up our garden for the year.  It seems like the only things we can grow well are tomatoes, carrots, and weeds.  

Hubby's summer kitchen has been coming along nicely!  It's been awesome to use for canning and cooking and keeping Cameron contained.  Yesterday he put a door on the back so we can be ready to build a little deck on it next summer.  Pretty soon we will be living out there and only using our house to store our junk. ;) 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

12 Weeks

It's a challenge to get Cameron in the weekly photos lately!  Gabe's mouth seems to be healing well after his tongue clip yesterday.  He has the biggest smiles now!  And he can stick his tongue out!  He wasn't able to do that before.  I've switched out all of his clothes to 6 month size!  I had been rotating the same few outfits because I thought I gave away all of Cameron's old 6 month clothes.  Boy was I wrong!  I dug a little deeper in the attic and found a whole tote full!

We've been spending a lot of time in the summer kitchen.  I had a hard time understanding Hubby's plans for the old storage shed when he first explained it but now I get it and it is awesome! 

That is Cameron's "exploring" pose.  See his binoculars? ;) 

And have you notice that I haven't mentioned anything about bats?!  We haven't had any unwanted guests in the house all summer! 

Monday, August 24, 2015

7-8-9-10-11! Oops!

At least I've kept up with weekly photos.  Tomorrow is time for week 12!  It was a big day for us today.  I've been recovering from mastitis and Gabe got his tongue tie clipped.  I feel so bad but he's been smiling so big that he has DIMPLES!  He didn't have them before and I wonder if it has something to do with getting his tongue clipped! 

I'm planning more updates for tomorrow- lots of photos and stats from Gabe's two month check up!  

Tuesday, August 11, 2015


Yesterday we had a two month checkup scheduled for Gabe.  I was on the ball and determined to be on time.  We were all showered- including myself!  Cameron had one shoe on but I knew we could find the other one before it was time to go... Or maybe just a different pair.  We were all fed.  I had make up on and my hair was brushed.  I was working on changing Gabe's diaper and thinking how thankful I was that he had an explosive poop at home instead of in the car seat or on my lap in the dr's office. And then it happened.  Cameron started gagging.  I stopped mid-diaper change to ask him if he was ok.  He threw up all over his feet.  I went back to Gabe in the pack n play and discovered that I hadn't wiped all the poop off his back. So now my clean baby was smeared with yellow poo- and so was his outfit and the pack n play.  I started to wipe up this mess when Cameron started gagging again.  This time he threw up on the living room rug.  I ran over to him to try steer him back to the wood floor instead of the rug.  I asked if he felt better and he said yes.  Back to the baby- who is screaming.  He's finally clean with a fresh diaper and outfit.  I still have 10 minutes to get out the door.  Cameron threw up again- this time in the kitchen.  I realize I'm not going to win this fight and call the clinic. Gabe is still screaming.  A strange truck has pulled into my driveway so my dog is barking- not normal barking, but "my family is in danger" barking. I'm sweating like a beast.  The receptionist rescheduled our appointment.  She didn't even laugh at me.  I got Cameron cleaned up.  I washed up his mess.  I sat down to feed Gabe again and realized then that I hadn't changed my shirt like I had been planning to and was still wearing a very unattractive pajama shirt.  So thank goodness for life's little blessings.  If all of this wouldn't have happened, I would've went to the appointment wearing pajamas.