Friday, October 13, 2017

Peyton William // 9 Months

9 months?! I can't believe he's already this old. My ovaries are doing summer-saults because I have baby fever so bad, but that's probably because I've gotten three nights of sleep. I'm sure that will be over soon and I'll go back to being done with two. Regardless of the loss of sleep, this age is my favorite. I say that every month, but it just keeps getting better!
Nine months, almost time for a birthday party which is in the works! I'm having fun planning this one. I've changed my mind twice already. But, I'm sticking with it this time. It's overused but I like it so we're going with it. Also, I can't wait to dress this boy up for Halloween!
What's New?
  • Giggles. He has the best giggle and has started to laugh more and more. He thinks his brother is the funniest person in the world. Peek-a-boo is hilarious also!
  • Pulls himself up. He has really started to pull himself up onto things. When we are holding him, he likes to be standing and bouncing. He's getting those legs strong for walking. #notreadyyet
  • Baby talk. He will, out of the blue, start rambling. He knows how to grab someone's attention. He will just ramble all sorts of noises and it's the cutest thing.
  • Loves to play. He loves to be in the middle of whatever his brother is doing. At daycare, he loves all the attention from the other kids and likes to be involved. He doesn't like to be by himself. In fact, he's started screaming his head off if he can't see anyone.
  • No. Oh my goodness, he has started shaking his head no. When he doesn't want something to eat, he purses his lips together as tight as possible and shakes his head.
  • Fights. I've witnessed several brother fights. Since he is so mobile, he's getting into his brother's toys. He knocks things down, he is quiet the trouble maker. Just wait until he starts walking, then we'll be in trouble!
  • He's attached to his binky and blanket. He buries his head in his blanket and rubs it on his cheek while I give him his nighttime bottle. I started giving him his binky so he wouldn't put random things in his mouth and now he really likes it. I wouldn't say he needs his binky, but if he sees it, he prefers that it's in his mouth.
  • He's wearing size 3 diapers and 12 month clothes.
  • He knows what he doesn't like. I tried giving him peas the other day and he was making himself gag. Also, carrots. He prefers to have veggies mixed in with some meat.
  • He loves food. He's so interested in what we are eating that purees seem like they are a thing of the past. I keep trying to feed them to him but he isn't interested. I made Colson a pb&j so I cut on into small strips and gave Peyton half. He loved it!!!
  • I made chicken fajitas the other night and gave him some cut into really small pieces, he loved it.
  • This boy is ready for solids.
Ugh. Like I mentioned at the top of this post, I have gotten three nights of good sleep. He's been waking up two-three times a night. He has some teeth coming in, and we've all be fighting a cold. I'm not exactly sure what the deal is but he hasn't been sleeping great. He goes down at 8 and is up for the day by 7. Some mornings, he'll have a bottle and go back down until around 9.
He takes a morning nap. Usually it's about 2 hours. In the afternoon he usually takes a 3 hour nap. I try my hardest to have the boys nap at the same time, but his afternoon nap is the best nap of the day.

He is arming crawling or rolling everywhere. He has figured out how to get around. Having hardwood floors makes it more of a challenge, but he's figuring it out.
Everyday is a new adventure with him. His personality is really starting to shine. He has a temper. (that he gets from his dad, i'm sure of it!) He will play independently but only if someone is in the room with him. He doesn't like being alone. His brother is the greatest person in the world. He says "Mama" but I think he's holding out for Dad just to push his Dad's buttons! :) He brings so much joy to this family and we love watching him grow!


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Day In The Life: School Edition

Happy Thursday, friends! I love reading these posts from other people. I had the intention of doing a day in the life on Monday but I had sick kids so I couldn't link-up on Tuesday with Andrea. Yesterday was back to normal so these pictures are from yesterday. This was a pretty normal Wednesday. Colson is going to preschool this year so it's been an adjustment, but we are finally getting into a groove!
So, I used to be a morning person. I loved getting up early before anyone else and getting things done. That was until Travis. We normally stay up way too late for me to even think about getting up early. And, with a baby that has been getting up several times a night, forget about it. Someday, I would love to become a morning person again.
Up before the boys, which is rare. Normally Peyton wakes me up long before this. The extra sleep was so nice. I got a shower in before he woke up!

This cutie got a few snuggles with Dad and always watches cartoons in the mornings. He takes a few minutes to wake up in the mornings. A common theme in our family!

And awake!

A morning bottle and then he's a happy boy!

Pumpkin coffee in my favorite pumpkin mug eating my favorite pumpkin toast while putting on my makeup! While......

This boy watches!

Dry Shampoo saves the day! I hate washing my hair so I use this as often as possible!

Dressed and now it's time to conquer getting the boys ready.

Breakfast for these two...

Then dressed and "Let me get a picture really fast!" Colson is having a melt-down because Peyton is touching his shoe. Ugh!

Dropped one off at the sitter and one off at preschool.

Home to do some homework!
And the sight is down.......

I read my bible and had some quiet time. By the time I was done, the sight was back up and I spent the next two hours finishing some homework!

I spend countless hours in front of my computer doing homework.

I picked both boys up at 11:30 and we always go to lunch with Dad, Papa Kim, and Grandma Kay on Wednesdays!

Home around 1:30 and not leaving the rest of the day so comfy clothes were calling my name.
Both of the boys went down for a nap! While I........

You guessed it! More homework!

I spent two hours listening to a webinar for school with one ear and listening for the boys to wake up with the other. The afternoon when the boys are home are a lot harder to accomplish homework. Usually they take naps at separate times but today it was perfect!

Colson woke up from his nap at about 3:30 so he played quietly while I prepared dinner. I tried a new recipe, sheet pan fajitas! They were so good! And really easy!

This cutie woke up at about 4 so we snuggled.

And then Colson joined us.

Colson's closet was a disaster so I helped him clean it up. He's having a friend over to play so it will be a disaster again this afternoon but every once in awhile we need a reset! 

Next up, Peyton walked around in his walker, Colson watched a movie, and I put away the dishes while we waited for Dad to come home from work.

Nights are super crazy and usually I fail at taking pictures! We ate dinner...

Gave this cutie a bath! Which he is way too big for my liking! He scoots all over the tub now.

Snuggles with Dad while I cleaned up the kitchen.

And some playing. Toys everywhere, and a crawling baby....

An unexpected visitor! Our neighbors brought us some fresh eggs! They are new neighbors and so nice! We got lucky. They are the only neighbors we have and they couldn't be any nicer!

Finish up the kitchen and dishes...

Bath time for this big boy!

A book! Which this book is so cute if you're in Idaho! I picked it up at Fred Meyer and we read it every night. It's Colson's favorite right now.

Loves and goodnight!

A bottle for this sweet pea!
Both of the boys go to bed at 8. It was about 8:15 and I ...

 watched the end of the Yankees and Indians game.

And then went to bed and watched last week's episode of Will and Grace before calling it a night.

Normally we don't turn the lights out until after 10:30, but I was so tired last night.
There you have it! A very normal day in our lives. This was a good day. I love nights at home with my family. I love listening to all the conversations that take place. I love watching Travis interact with our boys. I love watching Colson take on the role of a big brother. I'm so blessed that this is our life. It's nothing fancy but I thank God everyday that this is the life He chose for me!
I hope everyone has a great Thursday!