Friday, August 15, 2008

It's not that easy

I used to think that feeding a baby was easy and boy was I wrong. Lets start from the beginning of solid foods.

Challenge #1 opening the mouth
*They open their mouth for every thing that gets put in front of their face until you put a spoon with food on it.

Challenge #2 Swallowing
*Babies are used to swallowing from a bottle/ breast
*The way they are used to swallowing pushes their tongue out which also pushes their food out.

Challenge #3 Vegetables
*New tastes which brings alot of wide open mouths with the food sitting on their tongue for a while. (you can pretty much go back to #1 now)

Challenge #4 Vegetables again
*So they love the vegetables then you introduce fruit and we all know that fruit is so much yummier.
*This is where the tricking comes into play I do it something like this
-bite 1- fruit
-bite 2- fruit
-bite 3- vegetable (he thinks fruit is coming because he has already had 2 consistent bites. You better believe those veggie bites are pretty big)

Challenge #5 Keeping the spoon in your hands

*They are so quick their little arms beat me every time.
*If this happens plan on food being everywhere because they flap those little arms like crazy. (remember there was food on the spoon because you were hoping to get it in their mouth)

Challenge #6 The latest blowing bubbles
*This is where you wish they understood NO

Challenge #7 Cleaning
*That dang baby food leaves some good stains on my baby, me, and the carpet from the spit up that comes an hour after eating.

So as you can tell from my experience it hasn't been as easy as I thought it would be. Boston loves to blow spit bubbles and so the second he gets food in his mouth here come the bubbles or food flying in every direction. It's pretty cute actually but man it's alot of work. Lets just say I am very grateful for stain sticks and shampoo because I usually have small chunks of mixed vegetable and peaches in my hair and all over my clothes.

Good luck to everyone who thought it was as easy as I did. I really hope you have better luck than I do.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

3 Years and counting

Today August 13th marks one of the best days of my life. I seriously loved the day and would do it over and over again if I could. Trav and I have been married for three years and it has been amazing. I feel so blessed to be his wife. He is such an incredible person. He makes me laugh harder than anyone I know and I can't even imagine my life without him. I am not good at writing my feelings so I will keep it short. Thank you Travis for making me so happy, for treating me like a queen, for being such a hard worker and providing for our small family, and THANK YOU for our son. I love you and look forward to whatever the future brings and am excited to share it with you.

3 years ago also marks when we went to cancun for our honeymoon. I would do that all over again too.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

San Clemente

*Warning lots of pictures and I mean lots. I won't feel bad if you give up half way. I would if it wasn't my cute boys in the pics.*

This year for the Wilson family reunion we headed to Southern California and stayed in a beautiful beach house in San Clemente. We had so much fun and loved being in the cooler weather. Here is a little recap of what we did.

We went to church in the most beautiful chaple ever! Here are some pics of the view in the parking lot.

Boston finally got to meet his cousin Ryan they are 3 weeks apart. So cute!!!

We did a whole lot of this... that's right sat on the beach and Trav did a little boogie boarding with his brothers

O and Boston did alot of this. Eating sand I couldn't keep his hands out of it.

We went to Disneyland. Other than the 5.8 earthquake that closed the park down for the first half of the day it was great! O and minus Boston freaking out at the end of the night. Poor little guy had enough.

Getting ready Mom and Boston's 1st time to Disneyland

Dad and Bobo in line for Dumbo right before the earthquake

Grandma and Ashley sporting the Mikey hat

Family pic on Jungle Safari. Boston was actually able to go on a few rides. Probably more fun for Trav and I than for him.

We did a lot more of playing at the beach and being with cousins.

Boston loved taking his baths in the sink

We went to Seaworld. Note to self this is alot more fun with a 6 month old than Disneyland.

Boston loves the Bjorn. So sad he will be too big for it really soon.

Boston and Ryan. Definately my favorite pic from the whole vacation.

Boston getting some good lovin' from Grandma

We did some more beach. Can't get enough of it.

Umm I love my boys!!

The Chikadees notice Boston eating more sand. Yummy!!

Then this +

this =

this. Yep that would be a broken foot. Why not go out with a bang.

Other than the Broken foot and a couple tired baby moments we had so much fun. Now we are back to the real world which is work for Trav and mountains of laundry for me. O yeah it's also welcome back to 105 degree weather that feels like 115 with the humidity and the yucky Texas water.

Monday, August 4, 2008


More of were this cute picture came from tomorrow

I can't believe how fast time is flying by. Boston turned 6 months old last week. He is huge!!! I am starting to get sad because it seems each day he is turning into a little boy and loosing the baby stuff. We went in for his six month check up today here are the stats...

Weight: 18 lbs. 15 oz. %75
Height: 27.5 inches %90 (thanks Dad)
Head: 17.8 inches %90

Everything checked out A+ normal. His head has gotten so much better since his 4 month check up, but is still pretty flat in the back. The Doctor pretty much left it up to us to decide if we want to get him a helmet, but said if it were his kid he would. He said he didn't think that his head would improve much more on it's own due to the size of his head (yes is is big but so very cute) and the fact the he is moving around and will only continue to be up and moving from here on out. We decided that we are going to do it. As much as we don't want to fork over the money we know it would be something we would regret later if we don't. We go to his first consultation on Aug 18th and will get it taken care of after that.

Boston is getting to be such a fun little guy. His personality is totally coming out and I must say it is pretty dang cute. He is rolling all over the place I can see some head wounds coming because he doesn't stop for anything. He loves his food. He is eating rice cereal and veggies. His favorite are sweet potatoes which I am sure will be replaced when we introduce fruits this week.

Boston loves to play with Dad's squirt bottle while Mom does her hair.

*Things to Remember*
+ Sleeps 10-11 hours
+ Bed time 8:30
+ Loves to eat and sleep laying on left side
+ Rolls both ways and is all over the place
+ Links are his favorite toys
+ Loves snugly stuff
+ Loves bath time
+ Takes 2 sometimes 3 naps a day
+ Great eater
+ Very ticklish on bumb and thighs