Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Festivities

We started off our Halloween festivities right,
by attending the Hamilton's Annual Pumpkin Carving Party on Saturday.
Last year when we went we had JUST taken a pregnancy test right before that said we were going to have a baby!
We were super excited last year at their party, but it was even more fun to attend this year with our very own precious little pumpkin!

We carved each of our hands in our pumpkin

Chase gave Mason some Halloween tattoos...
Mason took a little siesta during the party...

After the pumpkin carving party, we went to my sister-in-law, Brittney's baby shower.
Here he is with her, sitting on his soon to come duzzin (which is Woodbury for cousin) .
Mason was so excited to see his Grandma and Auntie!
He was just bursting with smiles!
What a little handsome pumpkin he is.
It doesn't get much cuter than that.

Happy Halloween from our little Superman!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Rolling Over

We have a roller!
Mason decided to roll over for the first time the day he turned 5 months old.
I put him on his tummy because I wanted to take a picture of him for the blog,
but then he just kept rolling over instead!
So I had to switch quickly from camera to camcorder on my phone,
so sorry it's not the best quality!


We're so proud of him!
Yay Mason! :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

5 Months Old

5 months ago, Mason was born.
That's almost half of a YEAR.
That just boggles my mind.
Seriously.

Mason, at 5 months old you...
-Are about 13.5 lbs, but feel like 20 lbs to me and my weakling arms
-Like to try and suck your thumb, but haven't quite gotten the hang of it yet (it's really cute to watch you though!)
-Don't sleep well at night all of a sudden, the longest you'll sleep is 3 hours (I'm hoping it's just a phase or a growth spurt or something)
-Are hungry all of the time
-Drool all over yourself and everything you're near
-Suck and bite on everything you touch (still no signs of teeth yet though)
-Have had rice cereal a couple of times, but will have more experimental adventures with it this next month
-Your acid-reflux seems to be getting worse all of a sudden and we're not sure why
-Love to play and smile
-Can't be awake for more than 2 hours at a time without getting cranky and wanting a nap
-Need your catnaps (30 min-1 hr) all day long
-Like to listen to our Primary CD in the car, it seems to calm you down and keep you from crying hysterically in the car like you used to (so lets just say I know every song... VERY well)
-Love to play with and eat your Mr. Whoozit toy
-Like to be swaddled still and won't sleep or calm down unless you are wrapped up nice and tight (I'm convinced we'll still be swaddling you when you're a toddler... maybe even a teenager... we'll have to use a sheet instead!)
-Wear 3-6 month clothing for the most part (so right on track!) but can still fit into some 3 month old stuff
-Can roll over from your tummy to your back (you just did it for the first time TODAY!... video to come soon)
-Have the chunkiest thighs that I wanna squeeze, the chubbiest cheeks that I wanna pinch, the longest eyelashes that I envy, and the cutest smile that I wanna kiss!

Here's his photo montage from the last month...

He was trying so hard to poop...
Mr. Whoozit

We love you so much little peanut! Happy 5 months!


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

'Tis the Season

October is here and so is a little tease of good weather...
which means it's time for pumpkin goodies!

Being how chocolate chip cookies are my weakness, I had to start off the autumn season with my favorite... pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.
Even though I'm still on a dairy, soy, and egg-free diet, I do NOT let that stop me from making any type of baked good I am craving!

I combined a few recipes to make this one, and substituted here and there according to my allergy-free diet...

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened (or shortening)
1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
1 egg (or 1/4 cup applesauce)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips (or dairy-free chocolate chips)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine dry ingredients; set aside.
2. Cream together the butter and white sugar. Add pumpkin, applesauce, and vanilla, and beat until creamy. Mix in dry ingredients. Drop on cookie sheet by tablespoonfuls; flatten slightly.
3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes.
Recipe yields 3 dozen cookies.

Enjoy! :)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

DIY Fall Wreath

So I'm not normally a DIY kind of person...
1. Because I never seem to have the time
2. Because I never seem to make the time
3. I'm not the most creative or crafty person in the world

BUT... when I went to lookup DIY fall wreaths,
I saw a yarn and felt flower one and HAD to make it because I loved it!
Here's my version of it...




Don't you just love it?
I do!

Here is the wreath I copied and the tutorial I followed, if you want to make one for yourself!
Trust me, if I can do it, anyone can.

Happy Fall!