Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

First time in her chair

 Close ups!

 Meeting new friends, Phil and Andrea

She really loves her daddy

Playtime has gotten so fun!

Out and About
Always looking cute for Inn Mommies


Last trip to the pool for the year - now too chubby for her suit!

Arizona Taco Festival


Like Granny Bea said, Always look your best - you never know when Mr. Right is around the corner!

We have been doing lots of hiking together.
Those rocky paths make for nice naps!

At the Babymoon Inn Birth Stories Tea
Look at those leg warmers Bama Lou made!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Three months old

Little Chloe has graduated from newborn to infant status and it shows!  She is no longer a sleepy and fragile little baby.  She giggles, coos, and moves with purpose. She doesn't just see us, she looks at us and reacts.  Her expressions are clear what she is feeling and she has her different voices to communicate exactly what that is. She doesn't just hear and recognize our voices, but she hears what we say and knows her name.

We are just blown away what a difference just a month makes.  She can sit if supported and is really close to rolling all the way over.  She wriggles around on her mat, scooting herself to her favorite toys.  Tummy time is still her least favorite activity, but we're sneaking it in a little bit at a time.  Before we know it, she will be mobile.

She is now 15 pounds and 24 inches!  Already wearing 3-6 month clothes, and quickly filling them out.  I have to say the only downside to cloth diapering is how bulky they are! Yes, our little pumpkin is nice and chubby, but with those diapers, pants are almost impossible!  I am guessing she'll be in 6-9 well before Christmas when she will be 5 months.

This month, my maternity leave ended and I started back to work.  It has been a couple weeks, and each day gets easier as we settle into our ever changing normal. Luckily, I work 4/10s.  While the days are long, it means I get 3 days off with her!  I just take it 2 days at a time and will continue to work towards our 3 year plan to hopefully allow me to stay home part-time with Chloe and her future sibling(s).

Needless to say, I'm much busier now so I will continue to squeeze in updates for you all on the blog on Wednesdays as much as I can.  Wordless Wednesday will now be monthly so stay tuned next week for a digital look at our adventures for the month.  Until then, enjoy pictures of Chloe's 3 month photo shoot.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Schnepf Farms

Every October, kids across America  head to the pumpkin patch to pick out their very own pumpkin to carve for Halloween.  These days, that patch is most commonly your local grocery store but for Chloe's first pumpkin, we made the drive to the edge of town to visit Schnepf Farms, a working farm that holds an annual Fall festival.

The grounds are filled with nostalgic elements like old country buildings that house local preserves, handmade candles, and decor and gifts.  We were sure to stop in one for one of the last jars of Pumpkin Butter.  Now considering it is only the 2nd weekend of the festival and they had just a handful left, you know this stuff is delicious!

All around the farm are tons of quintessential settings perfect for some farm themed photo ops.

Now it was off to pick our pumpkins! One for each of us, and two little ones for the doggies, too!

There are so many fun things for kids to do like a roller coaster, carousel and pony rides. For now, we just watched from the sidelines but in a few years we'll be all over it! We could check out the petting zoo, watch the pig races, and get lost inside the corn maze.  Simon also enjoyed their mini X games while I found some tasty Italian Ice.

Chloe was so wiped out that she slept through the entire bumpy corn maze.  The only way out was through the rows where we had no choice but to pick up the stroller and carry her out!  I say that means it was a successful afternoon.