June 15, 2017

Strawberry Picking

My friend and I took our kids to the local strawberry patch last week to pick lots and lots of strawberries. 

We thought that a couple of 4 year olds would be a great help to get the job done much quicker, but no, they ate more than they picked. We did most of the work. 

These strawberries were so sweet. I had plans to make jam, strawberry shortcake etc, but that night my husband made waffles and homemade whipped cream and we ate the whole basket of strawberries. So this means we need to go back soon. 



This is the face of a girl who ate too much and is full and sleepy. 

This little one ate quite a few strawberries too. 


Have you gone strawberry picking? When we lived in Georgia, we went blueberry Picking almost daily during that season, and couldn't get enough blueberries for us, we ate them too fast.  It was so much fun to go with friends and come home to make delicious blueberry treats. 


Thanks for stopping by. 

Acsa 

April 23, 2017

Leo|9 Months




Weight? 21.5

Height?

Clothing size?
9 months, he's on the shorter size for pants. He's still in 6 months 

Milestones this month?
We have a crawler and man does this baby move fast!!! 

Special outings this month?
We took Leo to his second country,Holland to see the tulips. 

Thoughts about the past month? 
I really should have thought more the veggie and fruit updates. Now that he's moving around more, they are getting hard to do. Lol 

What is his routine like? still the same. He's eating some solids but not enough. Still prefers breast milk. Which is okay. 

Any big changes? 
He's trying to stand up on furniture and in the tub. Where is my newborn? 

What are his favorite things right now? 
Looking in the mirror and dancing to Moana and Trolls. 

What are you looking forward to?
Taking him to the beach next month. I hope he likes it!!


Leo| 8 Months

Catch up time!!

     


Weight? 20 pounds 

Height?

Clothing size? 6-9 months 

Milestones this month? His two bottom teeth broke through

Special outings this month? we went to see Beauty and the Beast. He slept the whole time. 

Thoughts about the past month? He's very loud and babbles a lot. This is something Vida never did as a baby. She was very quiet until she turned 1, and then she became a loud baby. 

What is his routine like? same, still breastfeeds to sleep. We co sleep for a little bit at night time, then I put him in his crib and co sleep again when he wakes up to drink breast milk around 7am. I love that he falls back asleep after and wakes up right when we take Vida to school at 9am. 

Any big changes? He's so much heavier now and trying to crawl. He gets up on all fours and I see that he wants to go but just can't. Almost though. 

What are his favorite things right now? Playing with Vida. He loves being next to her,then he pulls her hair and all hell breaks loose. Lol

What are you looking forward to? I can't wait to see him crawl, but at the same time that means he is growing up really fast and my mama heart can't handle that 



April 20, 2017

Happy Easter

        
Happy Easter 2017!! This was my first Easter with two babies. Leo didn't do much egg hunting, he just watched his sister grab eggs while I held him.
 When she was done she would come over and gave him a few eggs, he had his own little basket that I found at the dollar store. It's really tiny, I'm not to sure what it could be used for. But it was the perfect size for him.
Isn't it so cute and tiny? He's a little bear with a picnic basket 

We did a total of 4 egg hunts Friday to Saturday. So Sunday we stayed home,made pancakes and Anthony made me extra strong coffee because I was exhausted

Leo got to meet the Easter bunny for the first time. As you can see he's thrilled. 
We did a 1-5 year old egg hunt and Vida had a blast. She got so many stickers she asked me if we could home right away so she could use them 

On Saturday we did en egg hunt every hour from noon to 3pm for kids in the 0-3 age group 
It was so cold that afternoon and she insisted on wearing the Easter dress my parents sent her. So I told her she had to wear a sweater and a coat. Between egg hunts we went indoors to do crafts, eat food,decorate cookies and get her face painted. 

So thankful this was here so we could keep busy and stay warm 

I couldn't time Leo's naps with the Easter bunny so I couldn't get a photo of them together with the bunny, next year for sure. 

Later that evening Disney's Imagination Movers came to perform for the kids. 
Vida was dancing the whole night,she slept like a rock that night and didn't get up until 11:30 the next morning.

Sunday morning I got the kids baskets set out and it was so cute to see Leo digging through his and then quickly crawling over to Vida's to terrorize her and take her stuff 


So sad he didn't get any chocolate 
Stealing her gift card,no shame 

All is good, he got a book with his name on it. 

While Vida napped Sunday afternoon, I took this little bunny and took a few Easter photos in his bunny ears and bunny Honest Co diapers. He looks so cute. 


Since Monday was a holiday in Germany, Vida didn't have school we headed to the Palmengarten in Frankfurt, for their Easter event and egg hunt. It's so beautful there, they had live bunnies and delicious chocolate. 

We spent the whole day here walking the gardens,watching the swans and stopping by their cafe for dessert and coffee. 

It was such a fun Easter this year with my loves. I can't wait to see Leo hunt for eggs next year. 
Hope you all had a great Easter 





























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.