Tuesday, February 2, 2016

34 & 35

Gabe is so busy lately!  He sits really well on his own.  He army crawls as soon as he gets back onto the floor.  He loves to get into everything he isn't supposed to!  It's about time to get the gates back out! Today he was after Pepper's bone.  Yesterday each time I put him down he headed for the shower.  This morning we had an incident when Cameron dropped a chunk of Play-Doh and I didn't see it.  Gabe tried to eat it but it stuck to the roof of his mouth and made him throw up.  I had to wipe it off the roof of his mouth with a wash cloth.  Poor Cameron can't handle the sight of anything gross so he had to wait in the bathroom until we had everything cleaned up.  

Cameron is saying new words every day! He has understood everything we tell him for a long time but refused to say the words. So it has been a lot of fun for everyone now that he can communicate with us!  He's still pretty stubborn but I think he likes it better when he can tell us what he needs!  

Tomorrow Cameron has his (kind of) first day of school! I'm bringing him to an ECFE class.  I think he's going to love it.  While we are there I'm going to talk to them about getting him signed up for preschool!  I cannot believe he's already going to be old enough to go to preschool.  He's going to like that more than mommy will.  

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

33 weeks

We had a big weekend visiting Cameron and Gabe's cousins.  It was so much fun!   The boys had a blast chasing each other around the house.  

Here they are taking a quick break from chasing. :) 

Both Cameron and Gabe were sleeping as soon as we left the driveway.  They were completely worn out from all the fun! 

Gabe and Pepper were happy to be home. 

Gabe turned 33 weeks today!  He's getting so strong.  He loves jumping and going in his walker.  He's still practicing crawling.  Today he got himself into plank position and hopped both feet forward. He thinks his brother is hilarious- especially when he's causing trouble.  Nap time is a struggle when Cameron is messing around and Gabe giggles every time I tell Cameron to stop!  

We had to do pictures twice because Cameron wanted a picture in his new outfit.  

Friday, January 15, 2016


Gabe had his 6 month appointment- he weighed 18 pounds!  We fed him his first solids a few days after his appointment!  He's tried a lot of different things since then and the only thing he didn't really like was cauliflower. 

We all got sick between Christmas and New Years.  Gabe had his first two teeth pop through!  He ended up needing a visit to the doctor.  His first non well-baby visit. :(  poor buddy had croup.  At this appointment he weighed 19 pounds!  He gained a whole pound in a month!  


He's working hard trying to figure out how crawling works.  

Cameron had a blast sledding with Daddy.  Last year he was so scared to even sit on the sled but this year he went down the big hill all by himself!  He didn't want to come inside! 

I'm not sure when it happened, but Gabe can sit on his own now!  I haven't been very good at keeping track of his milestones. At least I'm still taking weekly photos!  

Cameron isn't interested in being in them, he would much rather help me take them.  He's turning into quite the little photographer!  He even took this photo! 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

23, 24, 25

Oh boy, I'm way behind again!  

Gabe loves playing with his toes! 

Gabe sits by himself now!  Only for a few seconds, but he is getting stronger every day! 

We had our first big snow and Cameron was not a fan.  Gabe snuggled in and took a nap while we were out exploring.  

I'm trying to get back into running and I'm really excited about it!  Pepper is a good running buddy once we get going.  At first she likes to sniff all over and doesn't stay by me.  With a little practice I think she will stay by me the whole time!  I ordered a treadmill for my big Black Friday purchase, so Pep and I will have to pick it back up in the spring.  I agreed to run on a relay team for the Fargo Marathon and I'm already nervous. Excited, but nervous!  

 Gabe came with us to Walmart on Thanksgiving.  We don't usually head out but we were leaving Thanksgiving supper and decided to check it out.  Gabe slept the whole time!  I stayed out of the high traffic areas and actually from the back ends of the aisles, it seemed like a regular day!  Hubby happened to find an abandoned tv that was on sale so he grabbed it.  He's excited to have a tv in his "man cave" and I'm excited to have it in my "exercise room" and I'm sure our guests will love it in the guest bedroom (and I guess it is the play room too.  I wonder how much more stuff we can cram into that room!).  We checked out in the garden section and were out of the store in less than an hour!  

We celebrated cousin Miles' 3rd birthday Thanksgiving weekend!  Look at the adorable balloon giraffe!  We are looking forward to meeting baby girl cousin mid December!


Halloween was fun!  Cameron was Daniel Tiger, Gabe was a bear, and I was a turtle!  We went trick or treating at the bank on Friday and that was fun!  The bank staff was dressed as the 7 dwarfs! 

We got home from the bank and Gabe rolled over for the first time!  He flipped onto his tummy and Cameron clapped and shouted "Roll! Roll!"  And then he kept rolling and was on his back again!  Such a big boy!  

Gabe is 5 months now and comfortably wearing 9 month size clothes.  I don't think he will be in 9 month size very long. He is growing much faster than Cameron did.  He loves to talk and blow raspberries. 

We took some 5 month pictures and we are loving how warm November has been so far! 

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!