Wednesday, August 24, 2011

what's for dinner?

(he is sticking his tongue out at EVERYTHING and EVERYONE!!!!)
we are loving our baby food these days!!! i fired up the machine this past weekend and then again tonight. i love it! it's very easy (even though i had a few glasses of red wine tonight and messed it up)... luckily aunt jess was here to fix the problem(s). anywho, i made his batch for the next few days. he will have bananas for breakfast, sweet potatoes for lunch and green beans for dinner. lately i have been mixing up his rice cereal and adding the fruit for breakfast and then the vegetable for lunch and dinner. this way he gets a lot of good iron and protein. he has really started to pork up! he isnt the easiest baby to feed, but if i work with him for a few minutes, he will eat the whole bowl.
last weekend i even ventured to a place where i swore i would never go and thought i would never be.... ozark natural foods. jared and i both (mainly him and it's rubbed off on me) are not super into the natural foods/organic/green stuff. but after my family convinced me that i would be poisoning bennett if i made his baby food with anything other than organic food, i headed that way. i went to the produce section, the cash register and then out the door. i am not against other people being very 'granola' it's just not for me. however, i am willing to do everything i can for this little child of mine and if it means going to a place that smells like an armpit to get his food, i'll happily frequent it every weekend ;)
bennett is six months old tomorrow!!! i will do a post with his six month pics and what our little man has been up to!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

florida 2011...

his very first time to lay eyes on the ocean

my sweet family

celebrating ollie's 6 month bday!!!!

taking it all in...

HILARIOUS!!!!! we said... 'charlie, put your hands on the

babies' and this is what we got :)

one of my ALL time favorites

our adorable babysitter, cassie, and our little man


our trip was absolutely amazing. we had the best week ever. bennett did SOOOOO well on the way down and back. he really loved the ocean. i think that it took him a bit to figure it out at first, but then he was so curious and couldnt take his eyes off it.

we played, we ate, we drank, we slept, we loved on our little ones, we shopped, we relaxed, we told stories, we made memories, and we had blast. thank you mimi and poppy for always making every day special and for taking us on a fabulous vacation. we love you very much!


back at home... this baby boy is turning into a full blown little man.... he sits and plays by himself for hours! he loooooves his alone time, which he 100% gets from his father. i for one never need alone time. sometimes bennett will be fussy and he just wants to go chill in his bed or sit and play with his toys by himself. makes momma sad bc i want to play :) not gonna lie though... sometimes it's nice to be able to get stuff done while he entertains himself.

as you can see below.. we also started feeding him this week. i started brown rice cereal on monday and he did great. he lapped up a bowl the first time, and every night since. i mixed it pretty thick tonight and he did great so i am going to start cooking all of my baby food this weekend. sweet taters are on the menu :)

as you can see... this milestone was well recorded.


every night when we put him to bed, i kiss his forehead and tell him that i love him to the moon and back and to have sweet dreams. i came home tonight from a meeting and jared had already put him to sleep, so i 'accidentally' woke him just so i could tell him.

we love you bennett william!!