4 months.

It is so unbelievable that my little man is 4 months old! He is growing so so fast!! Here are some new things he is up to from this past month.
He loves his exer-saucer - it is his favorite thing to do right now, I think it makes him feel independent and he likes it!
He has really started grabbing onto toys - so fun!
We started rice cereal and he is eating like a pro - I see veggies in our very near future! (Then I am really going to have a chunk on my hands!)
He still likes to stick his tongue out and smile.
He has found his hands and likes to chow down on them!
He is also starting to drool a lot! Makes me wonder if he is working on some teeth.
He is doing great with sleeping but likes to take a couple little power naps in the morning instead of one long one.
He absolutely loves pat-a-cake! He will giggle and giggle when you clap his hands together.
Loves watching Mickey Mouse already - uh oh!
Squeals very loudly when he is excited! (I wonder where on earth he got that from? Hmmm...Big sis maybe?!)
Is really starting to love baths and enjoying kicking and splashing in the water!
Is in 6 months clothes already! Right around 17 lbs!
He is the happiest baby ever! He always has a smile for you - even if he is hungry or tired.  
 Happy 4 months little man!


Rice Cereal.

On Nov 5th, we let Dominic try rice cereal for the first time! He seems very ready for food. He watches us while we eat and chomps with his mouth. He gets mad when we are at the table and he isn't! And obviously he is chowing down on formula too! So we thought we would give it a shot. He took it like a champ and chowed down an entire bowl!
The next time we tried I even let Elena give him a couple spoonfuls. She thought that was awesome!
We decided to go ahead and get out the highchair so he could sit at the table with us. I think he likes it. :) 
I have a pretty strong feeling that we will not be waiting until 6 months to try out baby food like we did with Elena. This big boy is getting more and more ready by the day!


Lil' Mama.

 Elena is such a great big sister! She has done so well with Baby D, better than I ever could have hoped. She is my little helper and always wants to take care of him. She is definitley a little mama!
How adorable is this?? She is practicing "super baby" with her doll Olive! So sweet! 
She actually practices being a Mommy with her dolls all the time! Here she is swaddling and putting baby Dora down for a nap!
As you can see here - Dominic thinks his big sister is pretty awesome too! 


First Haircut.

and no, I'm not talking about the baby, I am actually talking about Elena! I know, I know - she's 4 years old! Why wait so long? Honestly no reason really - her cute little curls have always looked really good so I've never felt that she needed one. Plus, she went on a very long streak of being obsessed with Tangled and when I tried to talk her into a trim before she gasped and acted like I was crazy, she wanted hair like Rapunzel! :) But after straightening her hair a few times recently I realized she could definitely use a trim! So last week she got her 'official' first haircut! That's one for the baby book - lol!! She was really excited!
What better place to take a princess than to a Pink salon! :)
This girl was hilarious - she kept saying ''This is so great!" over and over, and look at this reaction after - ha ha ha! She was cracking the entire salon up! 
I got a 'little' trim too - what do you think?
I'm loving it so far (even though it looks darker its not, just the lighting I guess)! I have had it long for quite some time, it's nice to have a little change!



November has been so hectic! Between Robert traveling for work, my work being very busy and two busy kiddos - I have had a hard time finding time to take pictures (gasp - I know!) let alone blog. I have managed to take pictures on my phone so here is a little catch up ...
Mr. Man sporting his 6 month jammies!
Seriously, make him stop growing!!
All Elena wants to do all the time is crafts, crafts, and more crafts!  
Her most favorite thing to do right now (which I need to get a picture of!) is coloring and cutting out construction paper in the shape of clothes for her little dolls! I mean all the time she is cutting out new designs! Maybe I have a little fashion designer on my hands! 
I can just see in his eyes that he is going to be an onery one! :)
Already he wants so badly to keep up with his big sister! He watches her like a hawk! 
This is definitley his favorite toy right now! 
Some pre-bedtime snuggles - one of my favorite things to do!  
 Elena had a friend over to stay the night for the first time! What a fantastic time she had! We definitley had to lay the law down at about 11pm when the giggles were still continuing! ;)
 Yup. That's my husband.
 We decided to break out the highchair so the little man could join us at the table.
So of course I should have known this would happen!
 He's also starting to like the Bumbo chair too!
Of course there has been lots of time hanging out with Mom...
and Dad!


Halloween {2012}

This year for Halloween Miss Elena begged to be a popstar! From her current favorite movie obsession, Barbie Princess and the Popstar. So we got her all dolled up - even with purple hair! (It looked more pink though!) She was quite the entertainer all day - she hardly ever broke character - ha ha!
Here is a picture of the popstar that she wanted to look like...
And if you would like to hear just what Elena sang all day (and everyday since then!) just click here! :) We even made her purple boots out of duct tape! A fantastic idea if you don't want to buy boots! Here is the tutorial - I have a feeling it is going to come in handy for several costumes in our future!
 She was so excited for her party at school - and I was excited too because I took the day off of work to be the room mom and hang with the kiddos all day! :) Little D even dressed up for the party!  
I had them do a little Frankenstein craft and then they enjoyed way to many yummy treats!
Their little class was so adorable! (Check out the red solo cup on the right! Her costume even played the song!) 
We went home and got to hang out all day and then carved our pumpkins!
We made one face per Elena's request - triangle eyes and scary teeth!

But I already had plans for the other pumpkin...
Ha ha ha! :) I couldn't resist.
He was so stinking adorable!! I couldn't stop taking pictures!
Then we had some dinner, handed out candy and headed out to trick or treat ourselves! (I even got Cooper in on the dressing up action!)
It was dark and cold so we only went to a couple houses close to us.
Elena was definitely a DIVA by the end of the night!
Happy Halloween 2012!!


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