February 18, 2017

Leo| 7 Months

Weight? 18.5 pounds 
Height? I need to invest in a measuring tape 
Clothing size? 6-9 months depending on the brand. He's a little on the short side. 
Milestones this month? Holding his upper body up with his hands, he's also attempting to crawl too. I'm so not ready for that. 
Special outings this month?He celebrated his first Valentine's Day party at a friend's house. He stayed away the whole freaking time!!! 
Thoughts about the past month? 7 months feels different this time. Vida was a little bit of a nervous baby, she could sit on the couch with a few toys and she wouldn't move or try to roll off. Leo, on the other hand, I can't leave him for a second because he just tries to roll of the couch the moment I sit him down. So now I have to sit on the couch and he has to stay on my lap. He's definitely not a nervous or scared baby. He's just ready to grow up and get moving.  
What is his routine like? He wakes up at 8:30 on the dot. Which is the time we leave to take Vida to school. Even on the weekends he's up at that time. When I drop Vida off st school, we come home, he breast feeds and then takes his morning nap, but only on the couch, anywhere else and he wakes up. He likes to fall asleep to me cleaning and watching Friends in the background. He sleeps for about an hour and half.  
Any big changes? We tried puréed carrots with breastmilk again, and he loved it. This time he opened his mouth and actually enjoyed it. He was not ready last month, he kept using his tounge to push the food and wouldn't get any in his mouth and he didn't seem thrilled or excited to try the food as he did this month. 
What are his favorite things right now?  Wooden spoons. Mine or the toy ones from Vida's kitchen. It's an obsession. He has such a strong grip on them too, so don't try to take it away. 
What are you looking forward to? 
I'm not sure, I feel like he's growing way too fast and it's making me feel a little sad. As long as he's happy as healthy, that's all that matters. 

Happy 7 months, baby boy. 
Now to look up recipes that have celery in them, so it doesn't go to waste lol. 


February 8, 2017

Leo|6 Months

 Weight? 18.4 pds

Height? Not sure 

Clothing size? 6-9 months 

Milestones this month? Turning from back to belly and belly to back. Blowing raspberries to whomever gets close to his face. Yeah, not cool when it's a complete stranger. 
Special outings this month? We went to France for the day. He slept for most of the trip, woke up to eat and once he went back in his stroller he fell asleep. 

Thoughts about the past month?He definitely is more aware of his surroundings and much more clingy with me and I feel a little bit more worn out with having to hold him more throughout the day, other than that he's a very happy baby and is in love with his sissy. 

What is his routine like? His naps are shorter but sleeping much more during the night time. 

Any big changes? He seems to be teething but I don't see any teeth at all 

What are his favorite things right now? Riding in his stroller, he's so chill in there but I have to keep moving haha. He owns me. 
What are you looking forward to? 
I want to see him try to get up on his hands and hold himself up. We gave him a taste of puréed food but he wasn't ready. Will try again next month

January 11, 2017

Snow Day in Germany

 We finally got snow!!! 

It didn't snow at all last year and I couldn't wait for Vida to see snow for the first time.
We woke up on Tuesday morning to about 4 inches of snow (I know its not much but it didn't stop snowing all day) I think by 6pm we were up to 6inches. My parents who live in Ontario, Canada got 16 inches over night. That is crazy. I am happy we had enough to play in. Vida kept saying "I want to build a snowman" so we ate breakfast quickly and took about 30 minutes putting on our winter gear. 
She was a little unsure at first but once she stood in it for a while she picked up snow and made her first snowball.

me doing all the work and her posing for her dada

snow baby

baby brother joined us for a bit and fell asleep in my arms

After playing in the snow, we made hot chocolate with lots of whipped cream and spent the rest of the day being lazy and watching Disney movies.

It was the best snow day ever.

January 9, 2017

Strasbourg, France

We took a little day trip over to Strasbourg, France last week when my brother was visiting from Spain. It was about a 2 and a half hour drive from our home in Germany to Strasbourg, I was so happy both kids slept the entire way there and back.
It was a really cold and rainy day in France when we arrived. On the drive there, we had huge snowflakes falling and I was wishing they would be falling as soon as we arrived, sadly, we just got light rain and sleet. 

Here are a few snapshots of our day there.

This Gothic sandstone Cathedral is breathtaking. You can go in for free and stroller friendly 

My brother standing in front of the "Cathedral of Our Lady"

Catching snowflakes

every time we travel, we buy a postcard, and we send one to our parents in Canada.

Vida said this is Belle's Castle

Inside the Cathedral is this Astronomical Clock

Take a picture of me, posing like this lol

 We crossed over this bridge and made our way to "Petite France"
She hates being cold, but always wants to be outside

Maison des tanneurs

Baby Bear came out from hibernation

Palace Kleber

We stopped for chocolat chaud and macarons. You haven't had delicious hot chocolate, until you have had hot chocolate from France.

We have to thank Grandma for this perfect coat and hat

So happy they kept their Christmas lights on even though their Christmas market was over.

France will always have my heart, I feel so at home here. 
Since I was raised in Canada, I learned French from elementary school
 all the way to high school. 
It felt so nice to be able to communicate with everyone.
We didn't visit any parks or gardens because of the weather, but I hope to return when its warmer and do lots more sightseeing.

Thanks for stopping by.

December 30, 2016

Christmas 2016

I cannot believe Christmas came and went so fast. 
We had a beautiful Christmas surrounded by friends and my brother who came to visit us from Spain. 
Sharing a few snap shots of our weekend below :)

This little dress belonged to Anthony's cousin who is a teenager now, she passed it on to my niece and now it was Vida's year to wear it. 
I am so excited to start a little tradition with the girls in our family and 
seeing how far this dress goes. 
Vida loved the glitter on this dress and kept spinning in it all night. 

Of course after her little photo session with her dad,she didn't want to take a photo with us.

Christmas Morning was very quiet. I woke up early and the kids woke up at 11:30. I'm not even kidding. By the time we finished eating breakfast it was 1pm. 
I made Nutella Hot Chocolate and we watched the kids open their presents. 
Leo was ready to go. It was so cute to see him tearing up the paper 

A Frozen floor puzzle. 
helping, what are big sister's for?

so excited to open her Ariel make up
Uncle Matthew

big girl bike!! 

We also got her a wooden coffee maker by Melissa and Doug, a wooden sushi set and fake food for her kitchen 

Stocking stuffers are my favorite. I filled hers with a Dory snack holder, Frozen Utensils, stickers and play-doh. 

After presents we watched Home Alone 1&2, Jingle All the Way and Elf while eating left over turkey. After a short little nap for me we made a gingerbread house. 

time to build a Gingerbread House

she wanted her dad to do the sticky frosting, she didn't want any getting on her fingers lol

So delicious, Hanzel and Gretal wouldn't be able to resist

Not happy, next year buddy, I promise 
The final product, I really liked this Gingerbread House kit. The frosting was easy to work with and the house comes assembled, so it is ready to go.

      I still can't believe I had two babies to celebrate Christmas with this year
I hope you all a magical Christmas Day :)