Tuesday, October 21, 2014

5 Months and All Things Fall

Hi everyone!!! Just stopping by for a quick update. Our main man turned FIVE months old on the 14th!! Its pretty much blowing my mind that next month he will be HALF A YEAR OLD!!! Just stop it ok. I just want to freeze time and keep him like this forever.

What's new in Carter's world:

-He cut his first tooth!
-He tried his first food! Oatmeal cereal. I plan on trying some sweet potatoes next and then bananas.
-He's a pro and rolling over! But sometimes gets stuck and gets mad if he can't get himself back over. He actually is scooting a bit too! Ill put him down in one spot and before I know he's making his way around by rolling or scooting.
-He found his feet finally!
-We are practicing sitting up on his own with the boppy but he's not quite there yet!
-He just tried the exersaucer this week and seems to love it!
-His sissy is the funniest person in his world. He loves to watch her and always giggles!
-He likes fresh air and being outside.
-Still lovin' Mickey Mouse Clubhouse!
-He was 14lbs 10oz at his last appt awhile ago..so Im guessing he's in the mid 15lb range now...
-He loves to laugh and smile! For the most part a very happy babe!
-He loves when daddy tickles him! But still is a momma's boy :)
-Likes to sleep on his side now and no swaddle. Usually still wakes once to eat.
-Drinks about 5-6 oz every 3 hours (plus one "meal" a day)
-Enjoys intense games of Peek a boo
-Doesn't like the dark! Especially if he's in the car and its dark :(
-Loves bath time still! Can't wait till his is sitting up and can share a bath with sissy! Convenient AND more fun :)
-Had his first sleepover at his Auntie Kristen's (His Godmomma) and loved it!

What's new in Samantha's world:
-Seriously, she's like a little adult now!
-Lots of talking and singing and arguing haha
-We've hit the terrible two's but at the same time she can be sweet as pie! :)
-She's been into independant play more and she's so imaginative! I love listening to her make up little stories and act them out with her toys.
-She's starting to try new foods which is great!
-Such a good big sister! In the beginning we were a little nervous but she's come around and is so loving with him!
-Loves to dance and color and paint!
-Outside is still her thing she loves the most! Loves playgrounds and parties and kids!
-Lately she's been saying "Snow's comin!!!' " Haha!
-Recently has really started loving cartoons. For awhile she didn't really care. But now her favorites are Paw Patrol, Doc McStuffins, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
-She's about 25 pounds and 2 1/2 years old! Her brother is going to blow by her!
-Potty training could be going better but she does pee on the potty a few times a day and we alternate between pull ups and diapers. Only because I find the pull ups dont really hold up that well with poop! haha
-Her favorite toys right now are her paw patrol stuffed animals. "Pup friends" she calls them. She has to nap and sleep with them at night.
-Lover of ice cream!
-Knows all her colors! And most shapes!

They are both just getting so big so fast! Everyday my heart seriously explodes a bit at how much I love them. Sure, there are often tough days where Im exhausted but everyday there is something good. I am watching another baby again, a 3 month old baby boy. So its been extra busy! He's not a very easy baby...cries a lot so that makes it really hard! And he arrives at 6:30 am. So needless to say Im usually in a mombie state by the end of the day,
Fall is my favorite and we've been trying to get some fall activities in! Which is tough because my husband works saturdays. But we took the kids apple picking a few weeks ago and we are going to a really fun farm this sunday for pumpkin picking. And next week we are taking them both trick or treating for the very first time. Didn't take Sam last year. Samantha is going to be Dorothy and Carter is going to be Toto :) I'm sure next year will be the first year Sam really wants to pick her own costume so I figured this would be my last chance to coordinate costumes!

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the season!!! Is it just me or are the months FLYING by this year??! Here are some recent pictures of the kids!

Until next time...Happy Fall Y'all!

I went away to VA  a few weeks ago with family  (without the kids and husband). And when I got back I saw this. haha.


Rebecca said...

Wow they sure are growing up quick.

Babydreams2011 said...

LOVE this update!!! The kiddos are gorgeous girlie!! So happy to catch up on you. Dang can you believe we have TWO kids?!?! Crazy.. Don't stay gone so long! <3 <3

Good Timing said...

Time really goes by fast. The days are long but the months and years go by quickly. :) can't believe Carter is 5 months! What a big boy. And Sam sounds like she's doing so well. Reminds me of M a lot. We love Daniel tiger here too. Best show ever!!! And how cute are their costumes going to be?! Can't wait for pics. :)

Kristen said...

Awww I made the blog! Loved my special sleepover with my special little man :) And how did I not know Sam is peeing on the potty a few times a DAY!?! That's fantastic! Go Sam!!!

ADSchill said...

What sweet kiddos. I can't believe you have two! I remember life back in the day...so much better now.