Friday, September 27, 2013

Oliver @ 8 Months!

This past Tuesday Oliver turned 8 months!
Eight months was a big month for Oliver, he has a learned a lot and is growing way too fast!
This past month he started feeding himself, well, he can pick up pieces of banana and bread, which has been nice because I can feed him and have more time to do something else or I eat myself.
He can wave hi, I don't think he knows what it means but if you do it to him he will copy you.
He can say mom, so mom was his first word, but it's more like this: "mommmmooommm moooommmm" That first I thought maybe it was baby talk, but Dustin thinks he's saying mom as well, and when he's looking for me when I'm in the other room he keeps saying it until he finds me.
He loves to sing, he will sing with Thomas in the car, he will sing when we are singing at home, he really likes it. 
He loves to wrestle with Thomas, and already tries to attack Thomas if he get's mad at him, o boy! He gets into everything, and he will do whatever he wants to, and he is REALLY smart, I think I will have to watch him closely during the teenage years, I think he will be a good kid, but I think that sometimes he will try to out-smart me and get away with stuff. He's very adventurous and likes to be thrown around, he loves swings, and anything that's fun. Also this past month he has lost interest in the pacifier which has been nice because we don't need it to soothe him.

Him and Thomas get a long so well, they both love to climb under the kitchen table and goof around and chase each other, it is so fun to watch.

He is so much fun, he makes everyone happy and gives everyone plenty of love.

We love our little Oliver!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

And... We Are Catching Up Again

I really don't like being behind on the blog and doing these collage things, especially this week when the pictures uploaded small... I like big pictures... anyway enough complaining.

AGAIN, the last few weeks have been busy. A good busy, some things we have been up to:

1. For an early birthday present I took Dustin to a Weezer concert, and it was AWESOME! It was my first real concert and I thought it was great! Pretty sure Rivers (the main singer) is the greatest thing after I saw him perform, and our next son is going to be called Rivers. I wished we had pictures but they said no cameras and I think we were the only ones that obeyed that rule. So we were going to take pictures afterwards with our Weezer shirts but it never happened... So you will just have to imagine how awesome it was!

2. I finished my art class, and I'm so sad, I loved it! And I will post my final homework assignment soon. It's nothing great, but it was fun. My teacher said I had progressed a lot and that I latched on all the techniques quickly and now to just refine it and fit it to my personal style and that I'm a great start for a young artist and he hopes to see me around and my artwork. 

3. If your friends with me on FB, the Harry Potter painting I did for fun for Thomas, well, I sold a print of it the next day! That's when being an artist is fun, when you do something for the heck of it and some one gives you money for it. And I'm currently working on some commissions and I did another photo shoot this weekend and have one coming up. So I'm staying pretty busy.

5. Dustin is getting the hang of things with his new job, he always has great stories. Man, 13-year olds can be jerks. I would say he has a harder job than me.

6. Oliver is learning so much and has some new tricks but I will talk more about that on his 8 month update. He's 8 months this week! So CRAZY!

7. Thomas and I have become pretty good buds since Dustin has been gone more often, He's a daddy's boy but we have bonded a little more this last little bit and I'm so glad because I thought we wouldn't have a close relationship but we have a lot of good chats together, and he's been a really sweet boy to me and has helped me a lot when I've needed help with Oliver.

8. And this week it started to get cold! YAY! It's still not that cold, crisp fall I grew up with but it did rain one day and it got me all excited for fall and Halloween so I started putting up the decorations, and got Thomas' costume, and boy was he excited. So here is a little preview of our theme for our Family costumes this year:
And some pictures of the last 2 weeks, sorry they are so small:

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Snapshots of the Last Few Weeks

I'm not a fan of doing these collage pictures for blogging but we have been so busy that it's the only way to catch up on the blog.

We have been busy the last few weeks, and I'm not going to lie I have been somewhat overwhelmed with some of the craziness. I think part of it is lack of sleep, since the move the kids haven't slept as well and Oliver has been sick and will only stay asleep if one of us his holding him, which makes long nights and I have been a zombie this last week.

Dustin has been super busy with teaching. They say the first year is the hardest and I feel like we rarely get some alone time. Since we are a one car family he carpools with another teacher who is a coach that has practices in the morning so he leaves before the rest of us wake up, than he gets home we have dinner which is crazy between the 2 kids, than we put them to bed and we both end up falling asleep while doing that. Usually at night he's working on his lessons and I try to play catch up with homework, cleaning house, or whatever that needs to get done, and if I'm lucky go running. Than Saturday Dustin went to the school most of the day grading. So he is always working.

So not having him around to help has been hard. And I think I have a lot on my plate right now so I get a little overwhelmed and I feel like I rarely get down time to recharge so I have been running on empty for a while. I have finally become that mom that doesn't know the last time she has showered, lives in yoga pants, and is wearing ponytails.

Anyway... even though things have been rough we have had some fun too. On Labor Day we met up with some family and friends and went to a lake and had lunch. Thomas loved playing with his cousins and loved getting wet and muddy. It was a lot of fun. Also we have gone on a lot of walks, made and decorated paper airplanes and they were a hit! And at the moment Thomas is really into Harry Potter and I'm loving it so I'm probably have been feeding it a little. Couple of weeks ago Dustin was at his parents get some few last boxes  of our stuff and had Thomas watch the first 30 minutes of Harry Potter and ever since than he's been so excited about it, he most be my son. So in the car we play Harry Potter music and he sings with it {it's adorable} and he's pretty good at it. We sing the "Double Trouble" song from the third movie together, he calls it "mommy's song" because I told him it's my favorite. When I practice flute he asks me to play Harry Potter. He found a stick on one of our walks and he calls it his wand, but now that I have shown him the wands we got in Orlando he plays with those ones now. We have been drawing Harry Potter together which has been fun I hope to post pictures later. I will let watch the first movie and just skip the scary scenes and he's been liking that, so it's been fun sharing a common interest I can't wait till he's old enough to read the books!
Oliver had been good, so far he's been harder baby then Thomas. He's always on the move, so I have to constantly watch him. This past week he hates sitting on the high chair and it's nearly impossible to put him in it because he straightens like a stiff board and cries when we put him in it, but he likes to eat... so I don't get what the fuss is about, but we do it every time. He's been waking up as much as a new born and I usually have to hold him 2 hours during the night, this was before he's been sick, when he was sick I had to hold him to whole time, so hopefully now that he's better we can get into better sleeping patterns so I can function better. But he has a smile that warms your heart and loves to cuddle that it makes it all worth it!

Anyway a little update, I hope things settle down the next few weeks.