Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Henry - 7 months

Henry, You are 7 months today!  You are such a sweet baby!  You are doing new things every week.
The biggest change from last month is that you are now eating some solid foods.  You aren't very interested, but so far you have tried apples, pears, bananas, sweet potatoes, broccoli and avocado.  But you are very take it or leave it when it comes to food.  Sometimes I think you want us to spoon feed you which is so opposite of your brothers.  We don't plan on spoon feeding and will just let you eat at your own pace(a.k.a. baby led weaning)
You are full of smiles most of the time.  You are definitely getting your own unique look.  You have more hair on top than on the sides which gives you a red mohawk look!
You can almost sit up by yourself.  You still fling and throw yourself back so someone has to be right by you when you are sitting.  You are very active!  You have gotten really good at rolling all around a room.  You will probably start crawling soon!
You love watching and being with your big brothers.  They are very very loving and gentle with you.  They are always giving you hugs and kisses.  They are the BEST entertainment.  If the boys ride in Todd's new truck they all get to sit in the same row!
What else are you up to this month?
- You are around 20 lbs,  wearing 12-18 months or 18-24 months size clothes, and in size 3 diapers.
- You love being around people, noise and activity.  Sometimes you get a sad face or stop crying if you are left alone for a minute.
- You are sleeping well at night.  Usually you go down around 7-7:30 and sleep until 5:30-6:30.
- You are starting to take some longer naps, but most are around 30-45 minutes.
- You still only have your two bottom teeth.  I think your top ones should be coming soon!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Birthday weekend in Minneapolis

We went to Minneapolis to celebrate James' 5th birthday with Todd's family.  On the way there we made a quick stop in Lamoni for lunch.  The boys enjoyed the swings and train.

 Friday night we enjoyed our favorite Pizza Luce and then went to the hotel to have a party for James.  The room was decorated with streamers and balloons!  Ashley brought a dairy queen ice cream cake for the birthday boy!

 Saturday morning we enjoyed some time at the pool before heading to the Mall of America.
 I guess I didn't realize how big James has gotten.  He was tall enough to do almost all of the rides.   Todd and James had so much fun on the roller coasters!

 Blake got to do some rides too....

It was a great weekend that went by too fast!
Videos from the weekend below

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

James' family bunny party

We had a family party for James after family brunch on Easter.  Since we were all full from brunch we just had bunny cake and chocolate covered strawberries.  It was nice enough outside to decorate eggs on the patio and take a walk.


The end of March my neighbor Emily and I took James and Carter to Legoland!  It was a turning 5 celebration!  James and Carter are just 3 weeks apart in age.  The boys had a great time.  James got to pick out something special in the lego store and no matter how much I tried to get him to pick out legos he just HAD to have a sword and shield.  He is definitely ALL boy!  After Legoland we went to Fritz's for cheeseburgers delivered by a train!  Yum!

Monday, April 1, 2013