^^ This guy keeps the Daddy bar set pretty darn high! ^^
On Friday, Husband had his first invite to have Father’s Day breakfast at Bennett’s school. Oh! I don’t think I have mentioned on here that Bennett had started school… here are a few pictures of him on his first day, and then I will get back to the post dedicated to Husband ;)
That’s Bennett’s teacher on the far right, Ms. Tracey. He really seems to like her and seems to be really enjoying school as a whole! No tears, always happy when I get there to pick him up and it’s not because he sees me, he is just having a good time! Anyway, back to Father’s Day… So, Husband had the Father’s Day breakfast. They got there and everyone ate muffins and waffles (and I think there was some other stuff but I forgot). No mom’s were there at all :( I thought for sure he would send me a text saying all the moms were there and for me to come join them… whaaaaahhh!! After breakfast they handed out the presents- Husband got a new grilling glove custom with Bennett’s handprints, name, and year, he also got a paper tie with coloring artwork that Bennett did himself, inside the tie was a Snickers bar! He also got a card with the sweetest Father’s Day poem in it! Too say I was a tad bit jealous would be an understatement, but boy, does this daddy deserve all the love!
Husband, you are the best father for so many reasons, but the top three that come to mind are:
1. You are a great example for these boys! You are a hard worker, you love their mama, you spend every free moment with them… if they grow up to be just like you, I will be so proud!
2. You provide for these boys far and beyond what is expected of any father. These boys will never have a need that will not be met because you make sure that they are taken care of.
3. You light up the room when you walk in! You never let the stress of the day come home with you, when you walk in they are your only priority and they love it! Their eyes get big and they get a grin from ear to ear! They just adore you!
Husband, the boys & I are so lucky to have you! We love you!
Happy Father’s Day!
Short and sweet, Remy’s first beach experience was a huge success! Lots of sunscreen was lathered, fists full of sand was ingested, and never ending facial expressions telling his exact feelings… perfect! We had a lovely time just relaxing and appreciating our time in the sun. Hope you enjoy the pics!
Also! One of my dearest friends, Sarah, came to visit from Ohio with her husband and kiddos! So thankful for her and our friendship which has stayed strong even while being far apart! Her kids are so well behaved and got along great with Bennett! They are so lucky to have her as their mama- she’s truly the best!
Love you, Sarah- I know you are reading this ;)
Yesterday, this guy turned five months old. We were so busy I didn’t have time to write a post but I did get the pictures done! (Patting myself on the back)
Husband & I were just reading Bennett’s Five Month Old Post and I wish I would have read it before I wrote Remy’s four month post because their height at four months was exactly the same and Bennett weighed only one pound less. When I was re-reading all the things that Bennett was doing at five months, I couldn’t help but compare it to what Remy is doing… Bennett was almost crawling at five months! Remy really doesn’t even push up on his forearms yet. He’s trying but not quite strong enough. And Bennett was sitting up on his own with ease, where Remy is not. Again, he is trying and he is almost there, but not quite.
My sweet and smiley Remy has lots of social outings (just like big bro did) just his is usually with his big bro and big bro’s friends ;). He has started going to some of his own mom group outings, but we have been so busy traveling that it makes it tough to go to all of them. Remy just flew on this tenth flight last week on our way home from Chicago, so he is traveling a lot more than Bennett was at this age. He does so well on the planes!
A month from now Remington will be starting swim lessons at the same place that Bennett goes (hopefully at the same time too!). He really loves the pool and floating around. He usually can stay in the water with us for up to an hour without fussing at all! And next week he will be going to music class with big bro- I’m pretty sure Bennett started music class a little later but since Remy doesn’t cost anything right now, I thought why not let him tag along, I just know he is going to LOVE it!
Right now, Remy loves to find his feet and put his toes in his mouth, he is drooling like crazy (just like Bennett was), he’s not as interested in real food yet… still very happy with his bottles, hates the car seat, completely sleeps through the night- even when we are traveling and he is in random cribs, loves lots of eye contact and is just the most angelic little… ugh… big!! baby ;)
We love you, Remington! Keep being the precious gift from God that you are to me!
Happy Mother’s Day to two of the best mothers & grandmothers I’ve ever known.
You both are such great role models, and I strive to be the perfect combination of the two of you.
Thank you for loving and adoring my children just as much as I do!
I was reading the post from Bennett’s four month update, and as I was catching up, I could not believe all the similarities. Remy is rolling from front to back, back to front. He is giggling and coo-ing for anyone and everyone. He’s a great eater (at least 32 oz. a day!). By this age, Bennett was already playing in the Jolly Jumper, but I haven’t felt as confident putting Remy in it yet, only because he doesn’t hold his head up quite as well as Bennett did. But he is getting there. We have been doing much more yummy time and he is lifting his head much higher than before. Maybe within the next week or so he can try some of Bennett’s old activity toys.
According to his measurements from the pediatrician, he is 16.13 lbs and 28 inches long. The medical assistant couldn’t believe how long he was, she made me lay him out again so she could remeasure. Sure enough she was accurate. 28 inches! Gonna be a tall dude! Remy has officially found his toes and loves to play with them. I haven’t caught him with his foot in his mouth yet, but I’m sure it’s going to happen soon!
This little guy loves looking at himself in the mirror, can grab things that are in front of his face, he is starting to sit in a bumbo for small periods of time, and enjoys hugging a lovey. He loves to kick his legs as hard as he can, enjoys listening to music, and finds the water features of the pool soothing enough to sleep to. He is so precious!
In the middle of our little photoshoot this afternoon, we had an unexpected photo bomber! Good thing he’s cute ;)
Gah! I love these babies! So freaking much!
Two years have come and gone with the blink of an eye.
At 10:15 this morning, my oldest little man turned two. Today we woke up and had cinnamon rolls for breakfast. We had our swim lesson, had our two year check up with the pediatrician (B weighs 27.25 pounds and is 38 inches tall), came home and swam in the pool, then ordered yummy pizza for dinner. It has been a very normal day, yet I have been reminiscing on the last two years and how much my boy has grown. He changes so much, but I’m really loving the stage we are in. The stage where he gives unlimited kisses, always accepts a bear hug, squeezes into the smallest space next to me on the couch just to hold baby brother… it is really the sweetest time right now, I hope it continues to get better and better.
To the one who made me a mom… my precious Bennett,
You are such a special boy, everything about you is unique to you. The way you can keep your excitement for anything under wraps, even though deep down I know you are totally stoked to see and do fun and adventurous things. The way you can keep your cool around other kids who are losing their sh*t because they aren’t good at sharing, it’s admirable. The way you can be so quiet in large groups, but get home and you can take the stage for an overly dramatic speech that includes changes in your tone and hand gestures.
Everyone that meets you tells me how well behaved you are, how chill you are, how laid back you are. Although I know you have two sides, and that when you are home you are much more comfortable and can let loose, it still makes me so proud to hear other people admire your behavior in public. You are so gentle, not destructive like most little boys (at least as of the last two years- this could change now that we are in the “terrible twos”). You are much more interested in observing than doing. But I think that this is more because you like to be 100% confident that you can do something before you do it. You practice and practice until it’s perfect then all of sudden you are doing things with ease.
You are amazing to me in every way. I adore everything about you. You make my life so wonderful and I’m so proud to be your mommy.
Happy Birthday my oldest baby! I love you so much!
A few pictures from Bennett’s Choo Choo Train Party:
This little family of mine is FINALLY getting over a horrible cold that has been plaguing our household for two weeks now. Three out of four of us have been on antibiotics, one had an ear & eye infection, the other just had fluid behind the ears that had the potential of becoming infected, this mama is tired. It is sheer exhaustion over here. We have also taken two trips this month, one to Dallas (Remy’s first flight), and the other to San Diego.
Easter Sunday came and went. Bennett participated in two egg hunts, both boys met the Easter Bunny twice (once at the mall, the other at the country club), we didn’t make it to church on Easter due to our snotty noses and deep congested coughs, but we made the best of it!
Dallas was so much fun! Husband was in meetings majority of the time, so it was just me and my boys being tourists. We went to the Dallas World Aquarium which was awesome! Bennett loved the sea otters the most! It’s a beautifully done aquarium, they have a little bit of everything in there, but I would recommend (if you ever go) to not go at peak field trip hours because it was packed at 10:30 AM on a Thursday with tons of kiddos. We also saw the Pioneer Plaza Cattle Drive, seriously one of the coolest things I have ever seen.
Does anyone else have a child that points as much as mine?
Ha ha ha!
And most recently, our trip to San Diego… We of course went to the zoo, checked out Old Town San Diego, ate at Coyote Cafe where we ate some of the most wonderful homemade tortillas of our lives, and Mission Bay for my little man to play at some parks.
We have had a very busy April and it’s not even over yet. Bennett’s 2nd birthday party is on Saturday, then we have Berns Wine Fest on Sunday that sold out in like 2.5 seconds, so I’m really looking forward to this weekend of fun! I know this wasn’t the most detailed blog post, but sometimes just throwing the pictures up here tells the story in themselves. Uploading the pictures to this blog also keeps this mama sane while trying my best to document my babies lives and milestones. Some day in the distant future, I will have time to blog like I used to, but for now photographs of a moment in time will have to do.
Hope everyone is having a great week!