Wednesday, December 31, 2014

9 Months

Happy Last day of 2014. We are celebrating our little guy turning nine months. While people are out partying it up we will be watching movies and eating cookies. We might stay up, but most likely we will be in bed by 11. We've been doing this for years though. Having a kid didn't make us lame. We were there long before he came along. 

So we now have a nine month old. He is all over the place and destroying our house one small area at a time. He crawls everywhere and loves to be chased. He now pulls himself up and walks along the couch, windows and anything else he can hold onto. Walking is next on his agenda. He still loves talking. Until last week his favorite word was still mama. Now he says dada just as much. He also says a bunch of other mumbled up words that make total sense to him. We no longer do purees. He is solely a self feeder now. Also, he will eat just about anything you put in front of him. Today we found out he LOVES pulled pork. He is definitely our child. He has started to mock things that we do. We got him to start waving, clapping and shaking his head. 

Standing. No big deal

Christmas was a success

His gift from Aunt Brittney

My sister came into town for Christmas. She actually just left today. She got to experience Henry's first Christmas. He didn't really care what was going on but loved all of the boxes and paper. She got to see what it's like to spend Christmas in 70 degree weather. We took her to Gourdoughs donuts and introduced her to the best donut she has ever had. Did I mention it was as big as her face? She learned what it's like to party with people in their late 20's and early 30's. I'm pretty sure I caught her falling asleep a few times. Overall, I think it was a successful visit. We already miss her like crazy. Henry loved having her here and so did we. Now back to our normal, boring life. 

Being tourists

Trying to stay warm with Aunt Brit

Yes, this is a donut

This year has been full of so many firsts and awesome experiences. We now have one extra person to experience 2015 with. Can't wait to see what this next year brings. Hope you all have a great New Years Eve. 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

8 Months

Can you believe it?! Eight freaking months old. The time is just flying by. We had our first Thanksgiving as a family. We had a few friends over for lunch since our family lives in Indiana. We learned that Henry loves turkey, but to be honest he loves everything. 
8 months

This kid is growing up. He crawls everywhere, all the time. I can't keep up. He is working on pulling himself up to stand. He will stand if you help him up but can't get all the way up alone. Talking is on a whole new level. He still loves to say mama and has said dada maybe a few times. He will say Da randomly though. He hardly shuts up and has learned to yell when he is mad instead of crying. 

Boxes > Toys

Look what I can do
We survived our second cold. I had read that teething caused a runny nose, so I thought that was why he had one. Then I got sick. I guess all of his cart licking finally caught up with him. Still no teeth but you can see the little buds. He is pretty hilarious and knows what faces makes us laugh. The dogs are his new favorite things. All they have to do is look in his direction and he cracks up. I seriously can't wait to see what the next month brings us. 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

7 Months

This Halloween our little guy turned 7 months. No we didn't got trick or treating. He doesn't need candy and to be honest neither do we. He has gone through serious growth spurt and out grew most of his pajamas and pants this month. 

Happy Halloween/7 months

This kid is on the move. He rolls all over the place and has figured out how to maneuver around the furniture. He recently has started to try his hand at crawling. He can get on his knees but falls when he tries to move. We are predicting he will be crawling by Thanksgiving. He is a pro at sitting up and butt scooting.  

Teething is in full force. So much drool everywhere. There are no teeth out yet but you can see them under his gums. He has started sitting in the cart which makes my life so much easier at the store. He has finally said his first word. Drumroll.....Mama! Everyone said it would be dada but he decided to go against the odds I guess. I think dada is coming soon since he has mastered baba. He loves every food we have given him so far. This week we are starting meat, so we will see how that goes. 

Baby Jail

We had to buy a baby gate to keep him from getting into everything. We like to call it baby jail. If we don't keep him contained he is like a hurricane. He destroys everything. Let's hope it will withstand him once crawling starts.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

6 Months

Where did the time go? It does not feel like Henry should be six months, but he is. He is getting bigger and cuter everyday. He is still pretty small for his age but we expected that since we are both pretty small people. He is still, and will forever be, a ladies man. He loves flirting with all women no matter the age. 

Not only can he roll but he can roll both ways. So now when I put him in one place he rolls to his desired destination. He also has started to scoot on his butt. It's pretty entertaining to watch. He still isn't crawling but has started showing some interest. He would rather sit on the floor than lay down. He just started using more sounds while talking. Just last night he started putting together his ah,la, and ba sounds. So he's pretty much a genius. Look for his children's book set to release in a few months. 

His hair has curled up this month and is officially out of control.  I'm considering baby hair gel to keep it contained. Solids foods are happening. Avocado so far is the favorite. We start peas tonight. He had some mango and loved it as well. Seriously though who doesn't love mango. Dogs are fun now. Trying to make out with dogs is even more fun.  Just for fun I did a comparison of one month to six months. It's crazy how much he has changed.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Why Are My Cookies Pink?

That's right pink cookies. After the eating adventure we had today we needed a healthy-ish cookie. Today we went to one of our favorite restaurants Frank. If you ever make it to Austin you need to go there. Anyways, we split two amazing things. I ordered a house made hot dog, wrapped in bacon, deep fried and topped with pimento cheese and coleslaw. Rob got a house made hot dog topped with mac-n-cheese and BBQ sauce.
Henry's first trip to Frank

 Enough about our ahhhmazing lunch. Now to why my cookies are pink. A while back I found this recipe for beet chocolate chip cookies. That's right people BEETS! So I found the recipe over at beantownbaker and thought I would try them out. Let me just say they are way better than I expected. Not too sweet but sweet enough. I made a few slight changes. 


3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup shredded raw beets
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 Tbsp water
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips


Combine all dry ingredients and stir.
In a food processor, pulse the shredded beets for a few second 5 times. Add the oil, vanilla, and water and process again. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the sugar to the food processor and pulse until completely combined. The mixture will be very liquidy.
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and the beet mixture. Mix to combine.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 min at 350.

So give them a try. Yes, they do have beets in them but you can't tell. I've already ate three and don't plan on stopping anytime soon. Well maybe after five. I need to learn a little self control. Enjoy!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

4 months

Our little man is four months! He is still the cutest baby you will ever see. He smiles at just about everything and everyone. He has started flirting with the ladies. I'm going to be in so much trouble when he gets older. His talking has gone to a whole new level. He now growls, squeals and whispers. It's pretty freaking adorable.

There are a few new things this time around. He now laughs. He thinks his dad is the funniest thing on earth. He rolls from belly to back, and is trying to roll from back to belly. When doing tummy time he now scoots around in circles. He sits in his highchair and plays with his toys. We have been slowly introducing cereal just to see how he does. He is slowly getting the concept of actually swallowing and not just spitting it out. 

Having a deep conversation with Cosmo
We plan on visiting Indiana soon so the family can meet Henry. We are excited to see family but not so excited to see Indiana. We did find out that we could fly to Puerto Rico for cheaper, so that might be our next trip. I've never been there and Rob has been wanting to go back for a long time. 

Monday, June 30, 2014

3 Months

That's right people he's three months! He is pretty much the cutest thing around. He is smiling at everything and everyone. He talks non stop and has started mimicking sounds. He no longer hates tummy time and is working on rolling over. He loves being carried in his carrier so he can see what's going on. He also likes to lick his carrier along with everything else. My mom had bought him a Sophie teething toy that he loves to "make out" with. If you aren't careful he will lick your arm while holding him. 

Making out with Sophie

This kid can't stay still

Also my sister is visiting! We are so excited she is here. This is her first time meeting Henry and her first time in Texas. She has turned out to be Henry's favorite person. He loves to stare at her and smile. We are doing all the tourist things and loving it. We will be sad when she has to go back home.

Hanging out with Aunt Brittney

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Introducing the Coolest Nursery....Ever!

After I found out I was pregnant we had bought this cute blanket. We were walking around downtown with some friends and went to a craft flea market. It's pretty much where a bunch of hipster artists get together and sell their stuff. I was in heaven. Anyways, we saw this Pac Mac blanket and had to have it. We didn't care if we were having a boy or a girl. So once we found out we were having a boy we had to decide the theme of his nursery. Well if you know us at all you know we aren't exactly traditional. Together we thought how about old school video games. We then narrowed it down to Pac Man since we already had the blanket. 
The blanket that started it all
We painted his room colors that he will hopefully like until he is old enough to paint his own room. We kept the Pac Man decorations to a minimum. We didn't want it to be too busy. So introducing the nursery you wish you had as a kid. 

Jealous much? I know I would have killed to have this room when I was little. So the next best thing is living vicariously through my child. Hope we can inspire other soon to-be parents. Just remember just because he is a baby doesn't mean his room needs to scream baby theme. 

Friday, May 30, 2014

2 Months Already

I can't believe how fast time flies by when you have a baby. I feel like Henry was born yesterday. Well he wasn't. He was born two months ago. TWO MONTHS! He is growing and changing so much. I didn't realize how much he had changed until I compared his one month photo to his two month photo. They look like two totally different babies. 

Big things are happening with this kid. He has started "talking". He doesn't actually talk. We all know this means lots of oohhs and coos. It is the cutest thing ever. He talks all the time and to everything. He loves talking to the pac man decals on his wall. He has started smiling, all the time. He doesn't love tummy time but is really good at getting his head up. According to his doctor he will be rolling over soon. He still loves rap music. Such a gangster baby. 

tummy time
He is the cutest
We had his two month check up today. If you don't know it is also the first appointment with shots. I had been dreading this part for weeks. Everyone has told me their horror stories and how their baby cried so much that they did too. I was prepared to bawl my eyes out. Well when shot time came the nurse gave him his shots, he cried for about 30 seconds and then was back to his happy self. No tears were shed on my end and it wasn't as traumatizing as I had thought. I feel like I dodged a bullet. We will see if I'm as lucky next time. 

This is my favorite video of Henry talking so far. 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

One Month Already

I can't believe its already been a month since Henry was born. It seems like it was just yesterday that we came home from the hospital. You always hear people say "they grow up so fast". Well now I believe them. He is such a good baby and people constantly tell us how lucky we are. He is seriously the cutest thing around. We can't get enough of him. 

In the last week he has started "talking" which is mostly little coo's or yelling noises followed by smiles. Pretty much the cutest thing ever. He has started sleeping more at night and less during the day. His favorite thing to do is fight taking a nap. I love it and by love it I mean hate it. He tolerates tummy time. He eats like a champ and has the gut and double chin to show for it.

I think we are getting settled into our roles as mom and dad. We have accepted the fact that our clothes will now be covered in spit up and think puppy pants are cute. Who would have thought you could get excited about poop faces and farts. The dogs love him and want to constantly lick him. One rule...not in the face. 

Video Games with Dad

Baby wearing like a champ
We also finally moved into our new house. I will post pictures eventually. Check out our backyard it's pretty amazing.