Monday, October 28, 2013

Right Now Challenge | Week 5

Here is what I have written down from last week!

- Levi: "My worry my baby." (translation: I am worried about my baby.) I asked him "Why?" and he said, sadly, "She need play her toys."

- Levi: "My wike you mommy."

- Mommy: "Levi, come here so I can change your dirty diaper."
  Levi (nonchalantly (sp.?)): "No mommy, my just harves'ing."
  (He was laying on the floor playing with his combine and tractor.)

- Levi gives Paige a hug while she's laying on the floor and says, "My wove her."

That's all I have! :)

Friday, October 25, 2013

Photo update :)

Just sharing a few pics from the past couple weeks!

He is always loving on her. "My 'nuggle her." or "My wove her." or "My jus give her hugs."
 He was a teensy bit excited to be sitting by Hunter and Reese on our hayride last week. Silly kid.
 And then this little eskimo. She wasn't real impressed with being bundled up. Obviously.
 Her snowsuit was a little big for her. We had to get a pic of the girls together!
 Typical lazy morning when daddy is home.
 This little stinker is really working hard on getting up on all fours. Ack! A few more weeks and I'm afraid she'll be up and rocking back and forth. Mommy is in no way ready for two mobile little people.
 Yep, she is pretty proud of herself!
Her other favorite thing to do is chew on her feet. Or suck on her big toe as pictured below. 
 And one more pic of my two monkeys. It was kind of funny, as I went through these pics deciding which to post, there was a series of a few of them, and they both had similar expressions in each picture. Poor Levi has a bit or a rash/dry skin around his mouth and chin. I've been trying to put lotion on at night, but I'm sure a lot of it is the fact that he still has his binker for nap and night time.
Have a good weekend!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Right Now Challenge | Week 4

Wow, I am starting to wonder if I should make this a Monday post since I keep forgetting about it on Sundays. Oh well! Better late than never, right?

- Conversation with Levi:
                    Me: "Levi, come in the living room and I'll turn cartoons on for you while I feed Paige."
                    Levi: (pauses) "No! My just feed her in dog house!"
                    Me: "You want to feed her in your dog house? Where is that?"
                    Levi: "Yeah. In my room. My build it. My just build it."
                    Me: "Um, ok, you go build that while I feed Paige."
                    Levi: (runs into living room) "Bob Builder just use my tools!"
Yes, random. I would love to see how that brain of his works.

- Levi: "Big boys make babies laugh."

- Levi is standing on his stool by the counter, playing with the wick trimmer for my candles:
                    Me: "Levi, put that down please. I don't want you to break it, and I don't want you to get hurt, either."
                    Levi: (pause) "My be fiiiiine."

- I told Levi to go pick up a toy Paige dropped out of her bouncer, he responds, "We-vi, on double! We-vi, on double!" as he runs over there. (It's a phrase that one of the characters in a cartoon he watches says...Rubble, on the double! He misses nothing.)

That's all for this week! (or last week I guess.)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

My favorite, super-easy, fruit dip

It might seem weird that I'm sharing a fruit dip recipe now that summer is over. But it's apple season, and apples are my favorite dipper for this yummy fruit dip. More specifically, honeycrisp apples! Of course, it's delicious with any fruit. We've been making this dip in my family for as long as I can remember. And it doesn't get much easier! Only two ingredients! It's also really good eaten with a spoon or your finger...just sayin'...
Easy 2-ingredient Fruit Dip

1-8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened (I always use the 1/3 less fat neufchatel cheese)
1-8 oz container marshmallow fluff

Combine both ingredients in a mixing bowl, and beat together until smooth. That's it!


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

4 months

Another month that flew by. And that means Miss Paige is 4 months old! It seems like she's really learned a lot of new things this past month. She always wants to be moving! Her feet are always kicking, and she loves looking around watching what is going on. Everyone still says how much she looks like Levi, but I see more of me in her than I did of Levi. The other thing a lot of people will comment on is how she is just a little peanut...which, I didn't really think she was that small, until I went back and looked at Levi's 4 month post. Given, he was big for his age, but I didn't think there was that big of a difference! I will compare below :)

So, here is our pretty girl!

She gave me a workout to get these few pics, that is for sure! Dare I say, she might be more of a wiggle worm than Levi!? Oh man, I think we are in for it again. Good thing they're both cute! :)

Paige, at 4 months ::

Weighs 13 lbs 3 oz. (Levi was just over 16 lbs.)

Is 25 inches long. (Levi was about 27)

Wearing size 3 diapers.

In between 3 and 6 month clothes. Most 3m onesies  still fit, but 3m leggings are usually too short and look like capris. 6m sleepers fit better.

Very smiley! She just doesn't like to let mommy catch the good ones on camera. ;)

She giggles, but you really have to work for it. Unless you have balloons, then she'll giggle her butt off! Ha! (I took her with to a baby shower for a friend of mine, and the friend's house that we were hosting it at has two little girls...they were bopping a couple balloons around and Paige was just giggling like crazy! It was too cute!)

Very easily distracted. Especially while I'm trying to feed her!

Still nursing, and for the most part she does really well!

Grabbing at everything now! My favorite is when she grabs at your face. It's adorable, and she thinks she's pretty funny. Usually whatever she gets ahold of goes right for the mouth.

She's got some pretty funny noises. She squeals, coos, grunts...and I love when she sighs in her sleep.

Found her feet! She's grabbing at them constantly...then they go to the mouth!

Rolling over. All the time. As soon as I lay her down, she rolls to her tummy. She likes to look around and see what's going on.

Girlfriend wants to move, as in, forward motion. I would not be surprised if she started crawling before 6 months. She puts her face on the floor, then pushes her butt up with her feet, and I'm waiting for the day when she slides forward and it all clicks to her...

Sleeping is going backwards a little bit. Same as Levi did around this age I think. She goes down for bed around 8:30-9:00, and sleeps until 3:00-3:30, then I usually bring her to our bed and feed her there. She usually sleeps on her tummy, since she can roll onto it by herself now.

Loves to flirt with daddy.

Over all, she's pretty easy-going. We love her to the moon and back!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Right Now Challenge | Week 3

Totally forgot to post these last night! Here is my list from last week.

- Paige is laying on the floor on her tummy and Levi tells me he is going to help Paige crawl. "My be teacher," he says. Then he gives her a little push on the butt as he says, "Only teachers push her."

- Leaving the farm the other night, as we are driving down the driveway, Levi says, "My weal-wey wove Gwanma. My just miss her."

- Paige can wiggle herself in a complete circle on her tummy on the floor when she wants to.

- I went upstairs to get Levi when I heard he was awake after his nap. I sat on the edge of his bed, he looked at me and smiled, crawled over and put his head on my lap and said, "My wove you." Aw! When we went downstairs and I changed his diaper, he then tells me, "My not wove you." He thought he was funny! :)

- Paige turned 4 months old!

- Paige really discovered her feet this week...constantly grabbing them!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Back again with pictures

Harvest has begun around here, so that means we are busy with one thing or another all the time. Fall is always crazy it seems like. But I love it, so that's fine with me. It's my favorite time of the year!

Anyways, just wanted to share a few pictures from around here lately.

Levi loves holding Paige lately. Well, he always has, but he seems to ask more often the past couple weeks. He is such a good big brother. He's also growing up so fast. I catch more and more glimpses of him as a little boy instead of a toddler these days.
 Cutie. He looks tired, but I think it was mostly my camera flash. He was being a puppy here...had to have his "dog treats" in his specific bowls, then ate out of them like a puppy. Never a dull moment around here with this goofball!
 And here is my little Paige-girl! I have a harder time catching her smiles than I did Levi's at this age. She is so smiley, but as soon as I put my camera up to snap a picture, she gets the wide eyes and "what the heck is that?!" look on her face.
 Ladies man. Levi with Paige and cousin Aubrey. He was in heaven! And just as quickly he was over it and ready to play again. Lol.
 We went with the ECFE class to the pumpkin patch this past week. I took both of them by myself. Whew. It was exhausting. We rode the bus because I thought Levi would enjoy it, which he did. But it would have been much easier to just drive ourselves. Live and learn I guess. There was no getting him to sit still for a picture obviously. This was the least blurry of the ones I took.
Hopefully be back soon with Paige's 4 month update!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Right Now Challenge | Week 2

Just a few notes from this week.

- We went to ECFE for the first time this week and met some new friends and future classmates. Levi loved going to 'school'!

- Levi pats me on the head and says "Nice meet-ey you, mom." Um, nice meeting you too kiddo.

- Levi's latest phrase/exclamation: "Oh dear! Oh dear!"

Hopefully I can get some pics up this week to share too. :)