Sunday, April 28, 2013

April in Pictures

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Knox (4M) & Casper (7M) 


Sofia's getting good! She put all of the pieces in the right spots!


Her nap hair just kills me!


Nathan & Sofia: trash trucks = free entertainment!


This girl loves trash trucks!


Peyton, Aniston & Sofia: hanging out on a rainy morning, eating fresh popcorn! 


Ellie & Sofia: little friends with matching hats!


Knox & Dad (I know who Sofia gets her hair from). 


Trying on Dad's work boots. 
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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Projects Abound

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There's nothing better than sewing for new babies! 













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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Knox is 4 Months!

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Wow. 
Man Cub is 4 months old! 
He weights 18 lbs, 12 oz. 
He is 26" long.
95th percentile. 
He wears 9-12 month clothes and 12-24 month socks. 
He has amazing balance and leg strength for his age, he can now role from front to back and is starting to show signs of stronger core muscles. His arms are getting stronger and he will hang out on his belly longer. He is alert and bright eyed and loves to play and be part of the party! 
He still isn't sleeping through the night... I blame this on two things - first: every time he gets close he gets sick which causes us to take three steps backwards. Second - I've gotten lazy because I am so darn exhausted! I am so tired I've actually fallen asleep while feeding him at night (multiple times). So Momma's got to restart her engines and start pushing this boy towards lengthened nights. Other than that he is pretty darn consistent. His schedule is now: 
7AM - Wake & Eat
8:30-11AM - Morning Nap
11AM - Eat
1-3PM - Mid-Day Nap
3PM - Eat
4:45-5:30 - Afternoon Nap
5:30PM - Eat (I've kept this feeding because he will soon be eating solids at this time)
7PM - Eat and Bed 

On average he wakes up twice a night. He is very inconsistent at night. Whereas Sofia would wake up at almost exactly the same times every night, Knox can go anywhere from 1-3 feedings a night and all at completely random times. This makes it very difficult to ween off of a feeding because there are no set feedings. Any hoo - we're working on it. This boy just loves food. Who can blame him. 

Dad thought it would be funny to put him in 6 month clothes.


Strong Edwards legs!


This is Wes's focus look, Sofia does it as well... sticking the tongue out to concentrate. 


He has Mom's head. 


Blurry but TOO CUTE to resist. 


Little Momma. 
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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sofia's Garden

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We have been having a blast prepping our vegetable garden this year. 
Here are some pictures of the progress we have made thus far. We've been over at the ranch every weekend working on it, Sofia is having the time of her life! I keep telling her this is her garden and she loves being in the middle of it all. She loves to tell us "helping. I helping." 
















We've come a long way in a short time! More to come! 
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Monday, April 8, 2013

Daddy Love

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The best part of the day is when Dad comes home.













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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Oh TOODLES, Sofia's Officially 2!

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Well, it's official. 
We've survived parenthood for two whole years now (haha). 

Sofia Belle is 2. 
It doesn't feel fast or slow, it feels just right. She feels like she is two and it took a comfortable amount of time to get there. Some moments went too fast, some went too slow, but overall it was just right. 

We're loving her new-found two-year-old quirks (most of them) and staying on top of a few less desirable ones, but then again she IS two and it is commonly referred to as the "terrible two's" for a reason (I know, I know, I keep hearing that the 3's are worse). 

We love this sweet girl! She had one heck of a Mickey Mouse birthday party! 

Sofia requested chocolate cupcakes, so after searching and searching, I found an awesome dairy free chocolate cupcake recipe, it was so simple and delicious. It will stay a family favorite even if Sofia grows out of her allergies. I used mini Oreos for the ears and made the bows out of Fruit by the Foot.


 I hand made all of the Mickey& Minnie Ears, for more about that, see this post. I was inspired by The Suburban Mom.

I found Sofia's dress over at FunUpTownGirls on Etsy. I know, I could have easily made it myself (and still probably think I should have), but it would have cost me about the same and I've realized with two kids under two (until recently) that you have to know when to outsource (still working on that).




My friend Katie whipped up this super awesome Mickey beanie for Knox. She rocks and we got so many compliments on her handy work! 




Another one of Katie's creations (both the beanie and the baby). 

 


I made the Pinata for $4, read about it here.  




We had a great time celebrating our sweet girl! We can't wait to see what her third year of life brings and so look forward to so many more fun birthdays with her.
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