Bennett Wesley :: 11 Months Old

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Nope.  This is not an April Fools joke.  Although, I wish it was… Y’all, in one month, my baby will be turning one year old.  How?  Why?  Stop it.

This little man has taken his first unassisted steps (up to 7 at a time, if I’m keeping up with details), he cuddles his stuffed animals (never really loved them before), his favorite food right now is oranges, wearing 18 month old clothing for the length (tall boy!), he has mastered throwing lots of balls out of his ball pit, enjoys drinking from a straw, and loves being called a “big boy”.

The only show he will watch is Sesame Street, of which he only really enjoys one episode titled “The Wedding Planner” and, really, he only likes it for the “Two Little Rocks” song… if you are familiar with this episode you will know exactly what I’m talking about.  So we have it DVR’d for those moments of melt down ;) ha ha ha!

His hair is getting so long!  And has a little bit of a curl to it in the back, which I find super cute!  No, I’m not going to cut it any time soon…

Next time we have our monthly baby photo shoot it will be for the BIG day!  Happy 11th month my little man!



Bennett Wesley :: 8 Months Old

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My baby’s getting big, y’all.  And he’s becoming less needy.  That little baby phase is long gone… sad.

He’s pulling himself up with ease onto anything and everything he can.  He crawls faster than I speed walk.  He’s always chatting with anyone who will listen (including the dogs and toys).  This boy can eat!  He is excited to try it all!  Poor thing still only has his two lower front teeth so he still can’t eat much, but anything soft and can be broken up into little pieces or fed with a spoon he is eager to get in his mouth.

His favorite activity these days would be bath time.  He has not had to use the baby holder thingy in the tub in a while so he is free to roam around, put his hands under the faucet as it fills the tub with water, play with all his water toys and books, and get bubble mohawks and beards from daddy.  He always has a big smile on his face when he’s in the tub.

My boy loves to be tossed into a big pile of pillows and blankets where he then pounces and laughs real loud.  It’s the cutest thing ever.  He is starting to tolerate being in the car a little bit better.  For a while this was a big challenge for Husband & I.  Neither one of us wanted to drive with him in the car!  Ha ha ha… He would get so upset!  Thank God that phase is over.

This boy is loooooong.  He is wearing 12 month clothes and I don’t mean the 9-12 month size… I mean the 12-18 month size.  Not that they fit in the waist, but for length, it’s the only size that works.  I’m predicting he’s going to be tall and skinny just like Husband & I were as kids… But please look at that pot belly in the pictures toward the top- I live for that belly!!

Every single day is a new adventure with Bennett.  He is just absorbing so much and developing skills so fast, I’m so proud of my little man!

Bennett, Mommy loves you so, so much!!  And Daddy loves you so much too!


Bennett’s First Christmas

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I have to be honest, I was slightly dreading Christmas.  I knew it was never going to be the same without my dad.  In the past, even if he was working or with my grandma in Houston, I always knew that he would be here before or after to celebrate… but with the loss of one of my favorite people in the world, came the happiness and joy on the face of my precious little baby.  I had to remind myself that this was Bennett’s first Christmas and it needed to be special.

We had a wonderful time with family in Florida.  I hosted Christmas Eve which is starting to become a tradition.  We play White Elephant and Aunt Louise played Christmas carols on the piano as we all sing along.  Christmas morning Husband & I enjoyed opening presents with Bennett even thought he was not sure what was going on ha ha ha… Then we headed over to my mother in laws house where she had her wonderful breakfast ready.  I seriously look forward to that bacon all year long.  I will be craving it for the next 362 days…

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas with their loved ones!


Bennett Wesley :: 7 Months Old

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My pride and joy!!! This sweet baby melts my heart with that smile!  And those teeth… oh my word!!  #HolyCuteness!!

Well, today my boy is 7 months old.  We just got back from celebrating his first Thanksgiving in Houston with my side of the family.  It was a really nice trip.  Bennett went to his first parade, met some of his new cousins, saw his great grandma, and tried refried beans {I hope he liked them because Mama eats Mexican food at least once a week}.

This boy is getting so long and lean!  He loves to eat… all day long… He has mastered the spoon {well, taking food with a spoon, not using it by himself} and sippy cup.  Yep… skipped bottles and went straight for sippy cups.  We are still breastfeeding.  It’s still his favorite.  He is wearing 12 month clothes for the length.  Size 3 diapers. Hates wearing shoes.  Crawls all over, and is starting to pull himself up on things.

One thing that surprises me is how much he is starting to enjoy our story time.  This boy really likes books right now.  He gets this look on his face like he is reading along right with me and is completely entranced with the story.  His favorite book at the moment is “Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See” but today I read him “The Night Before Christmas” and he adored it!  What’s funny is, with Brown Bear, Husband & I will read the entire book and as soon as we say “the end” he starts crying hysterically until we start reading it again.  So we will {literally} read it 100+ times!  Ha ha ha!  I have a cute video of him doing this, might have to upload it to our youtube page…

Anyway, we are super pumped for Christmas later this month.  The tree is already up and the decor is in the works.  It’s going to be so special having this little guy around.  He completes my world.

I love you so much, Bennett Wesley.

xx Mommy



Halloween 2015 :: A Week Later…

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Halloween weekend was full of fun!  First we had our Fawns party with the Moms of South Tampa group, where we all met at Corona Park with our babies dressed up in their super cute costumes.   The big kids did some trick-or-treating in the park and decorated cookies while the little kids played on the jungle jim and swings.  It was a bit hot (pushing 90 degrees) so Bennett didn’t last long in his costume, but from the pictures you can see he had a great time!

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Halloween night was another hot one, so again, Bennett didn’t last long in the T-Rex costume :( but we had the grandparents around and headed over to the block party on our street which had a nice turnout!  Everyone brought a appetizer and donated $5 for beer and wine, and we got to mix and mingle with our neighbors and their kiddos!  I think B had more fun at the MOST event because of the playground, but next year he will be so into Halloween, I just KNOW it!  Ha ha ha!

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Oh, and Husband & I went to some adult Halloween parties too!  Here’s a pic of us in our all of our silliness:

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Hope everyone had a great Halloween!