Wednesday, May 13, 2015

One is Fun

Saturday Morning our Happy turned ONE!
He woke us up at 3am sharp. He was sick and miserable, but after a few hours of snuggling brightened up a little. 

We didn't get to do the amazing weekend we had planned, but we did get to open presents. 
Which was insanely exciting.

AND we got to have cupcakes. 
Also, super SUPER exciting.

Happy at one is a pretty amazing guy. 

He is super focused on learning to walk. 
He coasts easily all over the place, stands on his own like nothing and even manages a few small steps before crashing. He loves holding hands though, because then he can really move. 

He is SUPER into music. Doesn't matter what really. If it's got a beat he'll dance to it. 

He loves LOVES animals. Our personal, at home zoo cracks him up and delights him. He also loves watching animal videos. Those are pretty much the best things ever. 

He likes to wave, salute and point and everything. He's working on a heart stealing trick of blowing kisses too. 

He likes to talk to and watch strangers, but isn't all about them touching him. Lately, you really have to be the right person at the right time to get holding rights. 

Through this whole year it has been so delightful to have such a joy filled baby. From day one he has been quick to smile. He almost always has a laugh for you, even when he's just gotten tackled by his brothers. 

We all adore this sweet boy and are looking forward to seeing his journey from babyhood to toddler. 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Scrappy Sunday: 3 Loves

I have been working on getting pictures organized for Happy's baby album this past week. Most of the book will be PL style which so far is working beautifully. However, there are always those stray pictures that just have to be in there, but can't really go on a PL spread all by their lonesome.

This is one of my favorite pictures and one of the very few of Happy and my sister (and my niece). It was a lucky snap with my phone and I'm so glad I captured it. 
Created using: Piccadilly collaboration by Designers for Pixels and Co and Geocaching template by 2Paws Designs.

I'm loving the flow I have right now with Happy's book and hope I can go back and finish up Munch and Nox's books in the same style. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Eleven Months

Just one more month till our Happy little ginger turns ONE year old. 

Those top two teeth have come in, but he's still chewing everything. 

He thinks wishes make for the perfect snack. His brothers find this HILARIOUS. 

Happy is trying to go out of our 6-9 month clothes and onto our 9-12...although the pants are still insanely long and loose. 

Mama is pretty sure that walking is coming VERY soon. Happy is certainly thinking long and hard about it.

Right now Happy only gives very rare kisses, but when he's sleepy he will grab your face and pull it close to his and just smile. 
And my heart swells. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Ten Months of Happy

Our little man turned ten months old on Monday. 
This month our little guy is in to EVERYTHING and loves tearing into the book shelves and toys like a hurricane. 
He's still working hard on those top two teeth and is loving trying new foods. 
He is all about Daddy at the moment. His whole world lights up when Daddy comes into the room. 
He recently learned how to wave. Which is a pretty fantastic trick if you ask me. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Happy 9 Months

This kiddo turned 9 months a week ago. He is constantly moving and nearly impossible to photograph. He has moved on from his adorable army crawl and has that belly completely off the ground. 
 His top teeth JUST started coming through, but that hasn't really changed his happy disposition.
I love this pre toddler stage. Happy is so fun. He loves "talking" to everyone and following his brothers EVERYWHERE. They are his heroes. He has started trying to give Eskimo kisses, which is adorable when it works out....when it doesn't you get rewarded with a sore nose instead.  
He is attempting some standing on his own. Lots of letting go and split seconds of balancing and trying so so hard to move directly from sitting to standing. He's not there yet, but I know it's only around the corner. He DID discover the stairs this past week and that has been an adventure. He mastered them after his first attempt and the gate went up shortly after. Hasn't stopped him from attempting to go up though.
Napping has been a major headache. For basically the whole month of January he would only nap if I was holding him. It made it very hard to do house work or pay much attention to the big boys. It made for a pretty rough month, but I think we are finally past that now. 

We have FINALLY figured out a routine. Yep...NINE months is how long it took, but I think we are there. That means chores are getting done (ish...more...better?), attention is more equally divided between the kids AND Mama is getting a few minutes here and there to do stuff for just her. Woot!