why do i blog in spurts?
seriously. shouldn't be that hard to do on a regular basis. ah, the wonders of life.

so today is beaner's 6 mo. birthday. poor kid didn't even get to celebrate with real food. soon! sees the pediatrician friday... if this darn cold/cough/sniffles combo doesn't get us there any sooner!

haven't had a chance to take pictures. hoping this weekend. and hoping i can get them uploaded here too!


bear down.

mister ben in his bears outfit.
i think it was the first outfit we bought when we were expecting beaner.
i hear miss braiden was bad luck for the bears when she wore her outfit as a wee one. hoping ben is gonna bring good luck!

the first is my fav... then i couldn't decide what to share, so you get like five pictures!


what else...

we are super, super busy. i feel like we've had some where to be every day for like the past two weeks. it's been fun. but leaves no time for blogging. there will be a hella update of pics from labor day weekend. was great. wish it didn't end!

ben is sick again. yay daycare. top that with teething and we have one happy baby. however, that happy baby cried himself back to bed the past few nights. it only took 10 minutes. well, i think one might have been 15ish. makes me happy considering i have heard stories of wee ones crying for hours. our pediatrician let one of his kids cry for like 4 hours. jas and chris said they went about 1 1/2 hours. oy. i cannot imagine. hoping he does it again tonight. it's just that last little bit of sleep... like 330am almost every day. so he's sleeping a solid 8 hours. working on getting him to a solid 11ish!
he's also doing great with the cereal. loves the apple rice flavor i just got him. looking forward to real foods in about a month! weee!! we're gonna make our own. so excited. have an awesome book that i got at our shower. so anxious to try it out!

what else...
-starting an indoor volleyball league tomorrow. thank goodness it doesn't coincide with the bears/packers game. that would make me sad.
-got a new hair cut and color. of course, i cannot make it look as cute as the hair lady.
-went to an awesome coupon class. learned a lot. hoping to start saving some moola. check it out. mummy deals. it's local but i'm sure some of you long distance readers can apply some of her ideas like walgreens and cvs rewards. oh and target policies on coupons and stuff.
-thinking nick's going to join a soccer league.
-i need to get cracking on my scrapping deadline. oy. i swear every year i swear off procrastination and look at me... never works.
-i'm feeling forgetful. i'm sure there is tons more stuff going on but i'm too brain dead to think of it!!

pics soon! ;o)


5 months!

late of course.

-loves to watch the kitties.
-is digging oatmeal. banana. the rice cereal... not so much.
-started daycare! and thursdays with jane.
-is hating tummy time. {sigh}
-digs the activity center and jumper.
-is thisclose to sitting on his own.
-weighed 17.2 pounds and was 24 inches at his last doctor's visit {a little over four months} so he's probably 18ish pounds and still short. ;o)
-is averaging just about 30cc of formula a day.
-is a talker. i swear he says hey.
-gives the best smiles.
-is starting to pinch.
-is a complete snugglebug. loves to fall asleep on mommy or daddy.
-loves his new muslin blankets.

and since i've sucked at sharing pics, i'm sharing more than just the five month shot ones.

first experience with rice cereal. um, no we didn't have the high chair together yet...

i think i might like this stuff. lemme see.

aw mom, just gimme the bowl...

are mom and dad crazy? they still don't have the highchair together. but that's okay. ben loves his bib more than cereal.

can you believe it? the highchair. and it makes ben happy!!

chilling outside. LOVES to be outdoors.

laying on dad with one of his favorite blankies.

loves, loves, loves the artwork in his room. makes me sooo happy. he says good morning and good night to mo the monkey everyday. and a kinda sorta comparison shot here. {he was 2 mos in that picture...}

the bear/ben shoot. didn't get the best one this month. oh well...

doesn't it look like he's doing 'pop goes the weasel?'

my dad makes me smile. and drool.

yes, i'm a happy baby.

yawn. do we really have to take these pictures mom?

okay, i'm excited. let's take pictures!

what is this thing on my shirt?

the end.


i did it.

the pictures are taken!
here are just a few randoms to tide you over before the official five month post. commentary by ben. ;o)

i love it outside!! and my mom is pretty fun too.

and this bumpo is awesome. thanks for letting me borrow it braiden. ;o)

seriously people, a bow?! my mom told me it's a tradition. i'm not sure i like it.

and the one i've promised forever ago... the father's day presents.
stole the idea from someone on two peas. might try it again, when he can actually sit. ha!



all my troubles seemed so far away.
now you have that song in your head... ;oP

ben slept all day. well, here ya go.
went to daycare. and he doesn't like naps to begin with. try to get him to nap with multiple screaming babies near by. not so much. or with lots of fun toys that he could be playing with. again, he'll skip the naps. so of course, when we get home, he's exhausted. we also took him grocery shopping before he got home. {he LOVES the grocery store!}
beaner fell asleep around 730. ahem, so did mommy and daddy. i woke up around 1130 and took him upstairs and changed and fed him. he slept until 630 when i had to wake him up for school! he fussed a few times in the night but always calmed himself down. woohoo.
totally makes up for the lack of sleep we've experienced the past few nights. totally hoping it isn't a fluke. but exciting to know that he doesn't need a feeding in the middle of the night and that he can quiet himself. {i bought earplugs for the cry it out stage that was coming!}

so why am i babbling about all of this? because i still haven't taken his 5 mo pictures. terrible, terrible mom! fingers crossed i can find some time either tonight or tomorrow or he'll look the same in the 5 mo and 6 mo pictures!