Tuesday, October 25, 2011

pumpkin patch & 5 months

i love fall here in Pittsburgh - perfect weather! most of the time anyways...

we took advantage of it this past weekend and made our annual trip to the pumpkin patch -
Cole's first of course

we took the hayride up to the pumpkins

it surprisingly wasn't too crowded and they still had a decent amount of pumpkins left. 

enough for a cute posed picture -

and a family picture

can't wait until we carve pumpkins this weekend. mine is usually just a boring face, but still fun!
love traditions!

and i read on wholesomebabyfood.com that a lot of babies like pumpkin - so we're going to save it, cook it, puree it, and freeze for next month! can't wait!!

we really want to try to make all of his baby food! healthier and cheaper!

so far we've done bananas, but we just mash those as he eats them. he loves those!

and tonight I baked a butternut squash and pureed it and tried to give him some - he ate a lot at his evening feeding though, so I don't think he was hungry enough for it - he gagged! but he didn't spit it at me like he did the rice cereal, so I dont think he hated it! 

(that doesn't look like bananas mom!)

(I don't know about this)

(if i don't look at her, maybe she'll stop trying...)

 we'll try again tomorrow!

he also turned 5 months over the weekend! time is just flying!

he's still just a little guy. 11 lbs 10oz at his appointment last week. he's getting there!

 so full of smiles and laughs though! we just love him!!

that's all for tonight! feeding time...

have a great day!

Monday, October 24, 2011

a couple firsts

we have had a lot of firsts the past couple weeks...so much excitement!

Cole is VERY slowly gaining weight so we started solids a little early.

we tried just rice cereal mixed with breastmilk, by spoon....

he was soo not a fan...

so after having a lot of that spit in my face...
i added smashed up banana...

 and he loved it...he shakes in between bites...

a week later at the doctor, he was up 7oz in 2 weeks and we are done with weight checks for now!!

then, the same day he tried cereal...
he rolled over for the first time!! and i got it on video!!
bad angle makes him look like he has a huge head but still cute:

he was so proud of himself after! now he's rollin back to front too!

next up: butternut squash! can't wait! pictures soon!

have a great day!


Monday, October 17, 2011

life lately!

so i haven't blogged in about 3 weeks...oops! life has been crazy....a few big orders in my etsy shop, lots of fun new things with Bubbles, and just fun family time!

we worked on our 101 in 1001 list a little bit!

1.  Get a new job....had an interview for a corporate job...waiting to hear back :/
35.   Go to 3 museums in Pittsburgh....went to the Heinz History Center - lots of local history:

Cole was very intrigued...

85.   10 DIY projects...I made a yarn wreath...they're all over Pinterest and I loved them! I'll have to add a picture later!
we also had our high school's homecoming...parade and football game...busy day!
my little sister marched and performed:

and my brother got to play for pre-game:

i added some new things to my etsy shop:

and Bubbles had lots of first...more to come on those :)
but of course I have to throw in some recent pictures of him:
have a great week everyone!