Saturday, April 30, 2011

~*5 Months Old*~

We have had another fun month!! Fun and busy! We have moved to a new house and Beau is loving his new, bigger room (and so is Mommy!)!! Beau has gotten to spend lots of time with family, and some time with friends too! This months photo shoot was quite the fun one, Beau did not want to sit still at all! He has turned into such the wiggle worm!

Let's get some stats!

  • Wearing size 2 diapers

  • Weighed 16.2lbs on the home scale and was 26.5in by home measurement (not the most accurate :-))

  • Can roll both ways now! But has only rolled from back to belly once...

  • Has started to use his walker, and loves it! Can't really make it go very much yet, but loves to sit up in it.

  • Beau is a fabulous eater! Both on the breast and eating solids! So far you have had carrots, sweet potatoes, and summer squash.

  • Beau loves his toys! He can push their buttons and make them make noise.

  • Beau is still in some kind of funk with sleep. He is a great napper, and he goes down great at night, but we aren't sleeping through the night. He usually has 1-2 wake ups. We are working on it! At about 3 months he was sleeping through the night, then he got his first cold and it totally threw him off, and we have never fully gotten back into a good sleeping routine.

  • Beau's hands are one of the best and most interesting "toys" that he has! He will stare at them forever. He'll be playing and then he catches a glimpse of his hand and that is it, the other toy is "trash" and his hand gets the full attention.

  • No teeth yet! Beau has definitely been chewing on anything he can get in his mouth, and he will bite on our fingers if we put them in his mouth, so I think we are at the beginning stages.

  • Beau is trying to sit up, not doing it by himself yet, but not too much longer now. He tries to sit up in his carseat when I'm trying to strap him in it, and he will strain him little abs so hard trying to sit up. He does the same thing in his lamb seat!

Friday, April 29, 2011

When did my baby become a big boy?

Grumps stopped by to spend the evening with us on his way home from a school trip to Austin. Kolby cooked us some great food, and we just relaxed and did some visiting.

This picture makes Beau look like such a big boy, I think!! It makes me a little baby is going to be 5 months old tomorrow. He doesn't even look like the same little baby. He's turning into a big boy right before our eyes! It makes me both happy and sad at the same time!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Let's Go Rangers, cha cha-cha cha cha

We have broken the seal! We went to our first Ranger's game of the season! Poor little Beau Beau didn't get to go...but he got to spend the evening with his Aunt Pattie! That's only his third time to be with a baby sitter ever, and he did okay. He did have a little meltdown she said. I guess we're going to have to try to get him out more so that he is used to staying with someone who isn't Mommy. We'll work on it...

My little family in our Ranger gear

Me and my bestie Laura
Ranger's Ballpark

Mason, Laura, me, and Kolby

Me and my man!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Carrots, Yum??

Well we are starting the next step in our eating adventure! We have officially graduated from rice cereal and we are moving on to vegetables. We are to start with yellow/orange veggies, then greens. We can only introduce a new food once every week, so slowly but surely we will get some food in his belly! LOL ONce we have mastered the veggies, we can move onto fruits. We don't want to create a sweet tooth first thing!

I have also decided that I want to try to make Beau's food at home rather than buying store babay food. So we will see how it goes! It is supposed to be better nutritionally as there are no fillers and no preservatives, and it's supposed to be way cheaper! I'm all about saving money! So today was my first adventure in the baby food making journey. And I must say after a small mishap, it went well. I decided to try carrots first! I was steaming the carrots on the stove, and I was outside with Kolby and Beau enjoying the nice afternoon, and completely forgot about my carrots! I boiled all of my water out of my carrots and burned the whole batch! It stunk sooo bad. Thankfully I only cooked half of my bag of carrots, so I had another batch of carrots for a second attempt! The second try went much better!! They were quite tasty, and I don't even like carrots! They were so sweet.

I mixed some rice cereal and breastmilk in with the carrots, and at first Beau wasn't too sure what to think about them. But by the end of the meal he was sold! I couldn't spoon it fast enough. I think Beau is going to be a good eater!

First bite...not quite sure...

Maybe these aren't soooo bad

Okay, okay, I kinda like them

Give me more!!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Egg Huntin'

Due to Kolby's work schedule, we weren't able to (or chose not to) travel anywhere for Easter. Daddy has already missed out on alot of Beau's firsts so we wanted to spend this holiday together as a little family! We were going to celebrate with our friends up here, but they ended up going to Houston to see their family, so we were on our own. Which was fine!! We had Beau's little Easter basket all ready for the Easter bunny. As the pictures below show, Beau did sooo great!! He held his basket the whole time while he was "hunting" his eggs...until the last egg, and then he dropped his basket and all of the eggs spilled out everywhere, LOL!!

So excited to hunt those eggs!!

Holding his basket like a big boy!!
Got one!

And we spilled our goodies!!

Happy Easter!!

He was hanging on to anything and everything!

Sitting up by himself for a split second!

I love my little family!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Play, Play, Play

We've been doing a whole lot of nothing but playing around this house!! Beau is really starting to take alot more interest in all of his toys!! It is so fun to watch him play. Another favorite play thing is his feet, which is great because they go everywhere with us! LOL

Monday, April 11, 2011

A Suprise Visit!!

Can you say crawfish?!

This weekend we went to the Crawfish Crawl in Keller. I don't eat crawfish, but Kolby absolutely loves them!! He says that he's going to teach Beau to love them too! While it was a really fun day, it was also a really HOT day too! And of course we all forgot our sunscreen and we all got sunburned! Mother of the Year right here! It was a fun day though, and I'm glad we went. There were a few games to play and there were craft booths to go along with the food, so there was plenty for us to do!

Chowing down on his crawfish

Beau and Mommy enjoying the beautiful weather
Taking a try at the dunk tank

The fire dept had the fire truck out there and the kids could crawl up in there and have their picture taken! While Beau couldn't have cared less, Mommy still thought it would be fun to do!

Headed home, my poor little boy's sunburned face!

So sad!