Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars with Streusel Topping

I made these last weekend for a family get together and they were a hit! SO GOOD! I never thought to take a picture, but just wanted to share the link to where I found the recipe.  Get it HERE.
You definitely won't be disappointed.

pickin' pumpkins!

Last night Paul was home right after work, so we took Levi to a little pumpkin patch outside of town. They were very reasonably priced, so we got a bunch of nice ones! They had quite a variety too. Of course I had to snap a few pictures!

Levi was more interested in pulling the grass and seeing how much he could get in his hands than looking at me to take a picture. In this one I think he is looking at the dog that was running around...who also thought it necessary to give Levi kisses. Good thing it was bath night.

It was a fun little adventure! Paul and I always enjoy visiting local places like this. Next time we visit my mom and dad, Levi has a few pumpkins waiting for him at Grandpa's pumpkin patch too! :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


 Some friends of ours borrowed their jumperoo to us recently, after we visited them and Levi had so much fun in it! He also gets to play in one at daycare. I think he likes this thing better than the exersaucer...he is happy in it for a longer period of time at least! :) Such a goof!

Monday, September 19, 2011

5 months

Time again to do another update! Seems like the months just keep going faster!! I can't believe my little munchkin is already 5 months old. And next month he will be half a year old! Ack! It makes me happy and a little sad at the same time. I love watching him grow, but I will miss him being little too! Anyhoo, here's the monthly pic of little mr. It's getting harder and harder to get a good pic of him sitting there...he wants to lunge forward and grab his feet, or the camera, or anything within reach! :)

 Levi at 5 months:

about 18 lbs, weighed at home

I could not get him to lay still long enough to measure him, so not sure!

moving into 6-9 month clothing

still in size 3 dipes

still nursing/pumping, but we've started mixing a little formula at daycare b/c I don't get quite enough

having rice cereal mixed with a little formula. just started 2x a day last week. he doesn't take much at daycare, but he'll usually do pretty good for me. some days he likes it, some days he's not real interested

rolling from back to tummy, and just started getting up on all fours! he's starting to figure out how to push forward when he gets on his hands and knees to get to something

loves being outside

when we get home from daycare the first thing he does when I take him out of his car seat is grab my face and sucks/bites at my cheeks and nose. It's so sweet :) 

Still working on sleeping....some nights are ok, some nights suck. I'm pretty sure we will be doing some sleep-training in the next month or so.

naps are hit and miss. usually he'll take a decent morning one and sometimes a good one in the afternoon. he seems to do better at daycare than at home with naps.

has not been wanting to take a bottle at daycare or from me for the past few weeks. we've tried different bottles, different temps, etc. but he I think we've concluded that he's just being stubborn because he just wants to nurse. I think this also has something to do with him waking up so much at night lately...maybe has his nights and days confused when it comes to eating. he's gotten into a cycle of not eating during the day, so he's hungry at night, then he fills up at night and isn't as hungry during the day. makes sense right? not so much? who knows...

starting to sit up. pretty soon! he still wants to lean forward to get at toys

if he's on a blanket on the floor playing, he'll pull the blanket to get the toys he wants closer
pretty much everyone (grandmas, aunties, etc.) thinks he's working on getting some we'll see what happens in the next few weeks!

that's all I can think of for now, so here are some pictures from the past month!

Friday, September 9, 2011


HOPING that Levi continues to make progress in the sleeping dept....the last 3 nights he's been doing great! Up only once to nurse then usually back to sleep for a few more hours. Fingers crossed that it will keep getting better and longer stretches! :)

WISHING that my house would clean itself. And stay that way. Lol. I like my house to be picked up and clean, but it's a wee bit harder to do when you have a little one to play with. I wasn't a great house keeper to begin with anyways, much to Paul's dismay.

PLANNING on baking some fresh bread tomorrow. Haven't done it for awhile and it just sounds yummy.

EATING a Schwan's Caramel Apple Pop. Actually just finished it. Love them! Made sure I got an extra box this month since they are seasonal and won't be back til next summer.

LISTENING to the crickets outside the open windows.

ENJOYING the cool evenings and nice days lately.

SAVORING every moment with Levi as he keeps growing and learning new things every day. Such as:

Yep. Up on all fours now. Well, mostly. :)

EXCITED to go shopping next weekend. Trying to figure out how I can get all the things I need (or want) without spending a fortune.

READY for bed. Good night!

Sunday, September 4, 2011


The other weekend I took a few senior pictures for my cousin Rachel. We had fun!