Tuesday, August 20, 2013

8 & 9 Month Updates

8 Months:
// She is crawling and pulling up on everything!
// We have officially stopped nursing.  She lost a few ounces at her last check up and her Doctor recommended that I give her a bottle after nursing, and well, she seemed to prefer her ba ba!
// She eats three solid food meals (table food now) and roughly 4 8-ounce bottles.
//  She is constantly babbling: Dada, Baba and blowing lots of raspberries
// She is still sleeping through the night! Wahoo!
// She has 2 teeth and one making it's way through on the top.
// She is still a major Mama's girl!
// She has such a big personality

9 Months

// Still crawling and getting into EVERYTHING!
//  She is pulling up and cruising around things now.
//  She has two bottom teeth and 1/2 of a top tooth
//  Mama's girl :)
//  She can say Dada and clap her hands, she really wants to wave bye bye and is working really hard!
//  She thinks she is just as big as Ainsley and should be able to do whatever she does!
//  She take 2-3 naps, unless we are away from home, then she never sleeps.
//  She loves chicken, blueberries, bananas, and well, basically just food!
//  She is so silly and loves to make faces

Headband // Onesie-Carter's (similar)

Munchkin Must Haves >> 6-9 Months!

Yowza!  It's been 3 months since my last Muchkin Must Haves post!  Time to play a little catch up!  I have put together a list of things that have made our lives easier these past few months.
I love you through and through - This is such a cute book!  Harper loves books with drawings where the faces are really big.  She is getting more interested in looking at the pictures as opposed to tasting them.
Michael Jackson Onesie - Don't stop 'till you get enough! I love this onesie, but onesies in general are a must have around here now that Harper is crawling.  As much as I would love to put her in a dress every now and then, it makes it impossible for her to crawl.  So, cute onesies are a staple!
Hylands Teething Tablets - I love any natural remedy as opposed to medicines.  These teething tablets have been a life saver!  When Harper first started teething I was giving her Tylenol but really didn't like giving it to her every night. I was skeptical at first but super impressed at how well they work!  They last for a long time too!
Paci Wipes - These are great to keep on hand.  Harper doesn't take a paci but has just started playing the "throw everything on the floor game", so these are nice to have to clean up her toys when she launches them onto dirty store floors!
Munchkin Baby Food Maker - I have mentioned in the past that I make all of Harper's food and this thing has been essential in doing so.  I am using it less and less now, just because Harper is able to eat chunkier foods, but in the beginning this was great for pureeing her food, and it's cheap!

Dino Ball Popper - Harper is much more interested in playing these days.  She loves this ball popper and dances along with the music.  The large opening also makes it easy for littles to learn how to put the balls into it.
Edge Cushion - Harper has been pulling up on EVERYTHING!  These cushions make that a whole heck of a lot safer!  We put them around the fireplace to keep her busy little noggin safe!
Duck Spout Cover - We have had this since Ainsley was a baby, but there are cuter versions out now!  Either way, a spout cover is really important with a mobile one.  It keeps them from bumping into the hard and sharp edges of the bathtub spout.
Outlet Covers - I love these outlet covers.  Unlike the old outlet covers, these are SO much easier to remove (for adults) but still keeps littles from playing with outlets.  
Walk Behind Stroller - Harper is on the cusp of walking and this is such a cute little toy!  It is weighted enough so she can pull up on it without it flipping over.  Plus she can put her little dolls in it and push them around.  She is still learning how to move with it but we are getting there!

 I am sure I am missing something, but for the most part these are some of the items that have really been helpful so far!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Weekend Recap

O.K. technically this is a Thursday recap, but this weekend was a washout and Thursday felt enough like the start of the weekend so it counts in my book!  The temperatures around here lately have been amazing, so we took advantage and took the girls to the park.
Horrible Mama moment when I forget knee pads AND a helmet!

Little stinker

Oh I love them so!

One shoe on, one shoe off, diddle diddle dumpling

Boy oh boy does she like to swing!  Total opposite of her sister!

Hope you all had a nice Thursday  weekend!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Pin It & Spin It >> Round 9

There are a few changes to Pin It & Spin It.  For one, I will be flying solo for a while. And two, I have decided to do away with the link up part, it will now just be a weekly post!  This may change in the future, it all depends!

Any hoo!  The pinspiration for this week's outfit can be found here.

This look screams fall to me, and let's be honest, it really should be fall by now!  However, here in NC the temperatures and humidity don't quite reflect my internal seasonal calendar. Boo!
So instead of trying to recreate this outfit exactly, which I am definitely planning on doing when it gets cooler, I chose a skirt instead of pants and a necklace in place of the scarf.

Shirt: Thrift
Skirt: Thrift
Belt: Ross
Booties: Target
Watch: Target
Knuckle Rings: Charlotte Russe
Earring: Target

Apparently, from the frequency that I am grabbing my necklace, I thought surely it was going to choke me!

Here is next weeks pinspiration:

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Oh Hey Real World, I'm back! Vacation Recap and a Photo dump

Last week we took our yearly trip to Topsail Island, NC.  It was wonderful and as it always is, went too fast!  The week was filled with lots of beach time, family, food, beer, bloody mary's, and fun!  We were so sad to have to leave!

Here are a ton some pictures from our trip:

Don't let her face fool you, Harper really loved the beach. 

Ainsley had a few wipe outs, but never hesitated to jump right back in!

After several handfuls of sand, she finally decided she didn't like it.

This is my happy place!  I miss this view already!

Dinah got to stay with us for a night and absolutely loved it!

Now I guess it's back to reality (wah wah)!  We started home school yesterday and it went surprisingly well!  I have had my hesitations but so far everything is going pretty smoothly!  
Hope you all had a great weekend!
Oh and Pin It & Spin It will be back tomorrow! Yay!

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