Our little boy

Our little boy
Our Little Miracle

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Happy 13 Months River!!

This cute guys is 13 Months old today! Can you believe it??? Yeah me either!!!

He is in LOVE with all things water and takes at least ONE bath a day.  Partly because he only feeds himself and partly because  that is how Mommy gets a shower most days!  
River you are ALWAYS on the go and most of the time getting into things you should not be!  When you are "sitting still" it is right next to your big brother which you absolutely adore!
We have had a few dry/warmer days in which we have taken advantage of playing outside!  River loves to ride in the firetruck and stand on the scooter to be pushed around the neighborhood.
Mason and his trusty side kick!  Yes River you can already blow that whistle  :  ) and truly are the best side kick!
You still wear size 3 diapers and 6-12 month clothes.  We have gotten the 12 months clothes out but they are still very baggy/long on you.  As for food you LOVE apple juice and milk as long as it is in a big boy sippy cup.   You have 7 teeth.  4 on top and 3 on the bottom.  Nursing is still top of your list when it is morning or bed time but in between you do just fine with a cup!  You continue to love to eat and eat just about anything at any time!

You have taken interest in the tablet's games that include songs and movement.  You are pointing at things and saying "want" along with developing your own language that at times cracks you and your brother up!

In short you have developed quite a personality that is all your own and so fun! River you have brought so much joy to this family in the last 13 Months.  I can't wait to see what the coming months ahead have in store for us!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Tooth #7

Has arrived!!! Bottom right : ) just broke the skin so no good picture yet but I am sure I will get one in the next day or too!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

One Year Ago Today......

This happened.....

Happy coming home day River!!!!!!  What a year it has been! You keep us on our toes for sure but we would have it no other way♡♡♡
We LOVE You!

And here you are today playing Peek-a-boo with the plunger : )
What a little man you have become!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Year In Review 2015

JANUARY started of with a bang.  River completed our family and got to come home just a few days into the new year!
 Tom turned 40 in FEBRARY, and I continued to recover from all the complications I had during delivery.

MARCH came and River visited the zoo for the first time!
 We also decided to take our first ever ferry ride!
 And just like that APRIL was here and the Easter Bunny was seen...
And River made his first batch of cookies!

An extreme low tide had us exploring in MAY....
 As well as buying a new family car!
 JUNE was HOT and many days were spent soaking up the rays
 and getting nice and WET!

 We also got the chance to go see the U.S. Open.
 When JULY hit we were ready to jet
 Enjoying the wedding of Uncle Jonathan and Aunt Dana in Mexico!
 And just like that we were into AUGUST
 Where the Adventures with Pa and Granny kept us wanting more!
 A Party with cousins and off we went......getting home just in time for SEPTEMBER!
Mason started school ...
 And had his birthday party at Chucky Cheese

OCTOBER was full of outdoor fun
And brotherly love
In NOVEMBER River mastered walking....
And a short trip to Spokane.....and River's first ride on the Riverfront Carousel!
December has come...
The 25 days of Christmas tradition continues.... 
And we celebrated River turning ONE!
Now lets cheers to 2015....we had such a blast!
Happy New Year to All!!!
 2016 we can't wait to see what you have in store!!!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Happy 1st Birthday River!

Happy Birthday River Boy!!! 
(That's what Mason likes to call you)
So much has changed this past year.....I can not even believe that it has already been ONE year!
Today we just had a party with Mommy, Daddy and Mason.  First we opened gifts....
You liked to bite the paper.....
And of course then eat the paper....you do this all the time.  No matter what kind of paper it is if you find it you eat it.  You are nice and spit it out to me when I ask for it ; )
You finally have gotten the hang of opening your presents!!!
After all the fun of opening presents, you let Mason pick where we went to dinner!  You decided you needed a nap and fell asleep on the way!!!  You are still taking about two a day.  A morning and afternoon one.  Each day is different with how long and when you actually sleep for but hey it all works!
Once you woke up you ate some french fries!  You eat just about anything and are still a very good eater.  When you want to eat you eat a lot.  When you don't you are good at throwing every piece of food onto the ground!!!
Mason enjoyed an ice cream  cone!
And you ate a little bit of ice cream....
Then we went home for some brownies...
You LOVED them!!!  
Other facts about month 12.....
You still just have 6 teeth.
You are still in size 3 diapers and 9-12 month clothes.
You can clap your hands, dance, blow raspberries and attack your brother.
You like to join in on lightsaber battles with your own lightsaber of course!
You say mama, dada, yeah, up and milk.  You yell when you want attention or something else.  
You are still 100% a mama's boy but now when Daddy comes home from work you run to him and refuse to leave his arms!!!!
You are always up to no good.  Your favorite is to climb the stairs (if the baby gate is not up) and also mess with outlets!  You only pulled the Christmas tree over on yourself once but you are always pulling it and removing the ornaments.
This past year has just flown by and even though I have soaked up every everything, you are becoming such a big boy more and more by every second.   We wish you the most amazing birthday and can't wait to see what this next year brings♡♡♡