Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Baby loved the beach

Our family took a much needed, relaxing vacation to Cape Cod this month. We rented a house on Seconsett Island in Mashpee, which was in walking distance to a beach and a lake area, and a short driving distance to many local sites.

I’ll blog about the whole trip soon, but first, a big surprise for me: baby loved the beach!

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He just put his hands right in the sand and started digging and playing with it. We had to keep his paci in, otherwise he would try to eat it. :)

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He didn’t mind that the water was cool at all. He splashed and kicked and crawled all around.

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My favorite picture. Beach crack. :)
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View more pictures from the vacation here.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Chisum–9 months

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At 9 months old, Chisum, you are getting “so big”! No really. At your 9 month appointment, you weighed 23 lbs 4 oz, were 30 inches long and head is 18 inches. You had a major growth spurt from your 6 month appointment.DSC05782

You are one active baby. Once you picked up crawling fast, you haven’t stopped. In just one week, you took a huge developmental leap where you started crawling, pulling yourself up, taking steps from one chair to another, and clapping. Let’s slow down just a bit!
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You have this hilarious “model pose” that you do when you take a short break from crawling. It really cracks me up.
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You have figured out how to get back down after pulling yourself up (only after a couple of “ouchy” reports from daycare), and you really love pulling yourself up at the sliding glass door and looking out/tormenting Hank.
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For food, you still love feeding yourself, but are trying new things like broccoli, pasta, mango, papaya, eggs, deli meat and cottage cheese.
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We celebrated daddy’s first Father’s Day with the boys going to church in matching polos, then going to the Lincoln SaltDogs baseball game.
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You really adore your dad so much.
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You can sit on the rocking chair just like Gramps did when he was little.
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So many of my pictures of you are becoming a blur because you’re always on the move – but you are just so fun that it makes it worth it. We love you! 
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You went to the pool for the first time on June 7th and really liked the water! It must have worn you out because you fell asleep on me in the pool as we were swimming around. 20140614_150703

Monday, June 2, 2014

Captain Chisum’s Chariot

Chisum has earned the nickname, “Captain” from his Nana and Papa Joe. Thus, the grandparents thought the little Captain needed a chariot!DSC05668

I had talked about how a bike trailer would be a lot of fun, and when mom found one at a consignment store, I told her to grab it. On Memorial Day, Ronny got the chariot all hooked up to my bike and we took it for a spin around the cemetery to see all of the flags.
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It was fun and Hank was tired! We will be trying the trail, next!
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Monday, May 26, 2014

Baby Food Garden 2014

I wasn’t sure my garden would get put in this year. And I wasn’t too worried if it didn’t – obviously I have way more important things to play with, like a little boy. :)

But since I’ve been making all of Chisum’s baby food, I thought it would be fun if I did get my garden in, to make it a “baby food garden”.

Chisum came with me and we went on a quick adventure to the greenhouse on Saturday and got cucumber, zucchini, acorn squash, summer squash plants and one small roma tomato since Ronny and I like to eat them. I also have carrot seeds and peas so I planned to put them in as well. It will be a smaller garden than year’s past (2011, 2012, & 2013), but that’s fine for this year.

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There was some volunteer lettuce growing from last year, so Ronny replanted them in the corner and I threw in a few more lettuce seeds just for fun.
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This is my first time trying acorn and summer squash – hopefully my little squash-lover will like them.
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I loved having little helpers. ;)

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