Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Week 27 & 28

I can't believe I forgot 2 important things!!!
1. You are cutting your first tooth this week!
2. You are balancing in a sitting position for a few seconds now. I wouldn't call it sitting yet, but you're getting close !!

Genna wanted to be in the photos too :)

Max really has SUCH a connection with Genna. When he sees her his face lights up. He loves being close to her.

We got out the mesh this week and I put a piece of chicken in it. He LOVED it!!

My little helper :) she was out putting a clip on every piece so that nothing would blow away with the wind :) We've been having SUCH hot weather we've been drying everything outside. She really is such a good little helper.
I LOVE BATH! No matter how tired he is, he gets VERY excited for bath time!

We have a good routine going now, and after milk he always looks forward to reading a book. This is his favourite book - simple and just a few pages of things 'baby' does. I spend a bit of time on the last page saying 'see baby is SLEEPING.' lol ;)
Yesterday we took the arms off your sleep sack and you officially are no longer swaddled :) It went much better than I expected. I think you were just ready. That you have started sleeping on your side in the past few weeks has made a big difference I think, because without your arms in you can move around happily now. And I find that now that you're on a good sleeping schedule and self settling for more than 1 sleep cycle (3 1/2-4 hours napping a day in 2 naps), you're going down well for sleeps and not just laying there constantly pulling your dummy (nuk) out! The first night you did scream out at one point though because you had flipped onto your tummy! You were NOT happy! But overall you slept well :)

SHOES! too too cute (Week 28)

A smirk because he spotted his Genna :)

Monday, January 12, 2015

26 Weeks / 6 Months

Where has 6 months gone?????

You are just the HAPPIEST guy!

This week you are loving when we pick you up and kiss you on your tummy, you laugh and laugh.

Fun girly pool time with Amelia & Clara

You LOVE spending time with your sister - your face lights up when you see her

That little hand around his waist makes me ahhhhhhhhh. So sweet - reading together

Now that his nap times have become quite regular we're getting out to the park again

It was fun! He enjoyed laying on a blanket looking at the trees and Genna enjoyed playing on the slides and swing
Enjoying his big boy high chair! He likes banging toys around while I feed him

Zoned out - tired kids!

What happens when Genna's at school....... (he has her baba)

You sit up well when wedged in the corner :)

Getting close to sitting on your own!
Dinner! You eat SO much it's crazy! Here's sweet potatoes, pumpkin and carrot + rice cereal for dinner, followed by apple and blueberry for dessert :)

Doing her butterfly craft from *Santa* (thanks Nanna & GrandDad)

She found her koala purse (that Helen gave her) and said 'you need to text Helen and tell her I found it'
I told her she could take a selfie and we would send it to her
This is her first attempt

and second attempt - pretty cute :)

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Xmas / Week 24 & 25

Making gravy from scratch in advance for Christmas

playing in front of the Christmas tree 

tummy time :)

Cookies and milk for Santa - and of course a carrot for Rudolph!

Posing with Aunty Helen 

Cutest sibling photo ever! Do they look alike or what?

Christmas morning - Santa came - her stocking is full!!

Anna bow

Marshmallow yay!

And a Princess necklace!

Nanna & GrandDad got presents from Santa too!
Morning cuddles in the kitchen :)
Dadda got a cool magazine in his stocking!

Merry Christmas!

Max loves his penguin and reindeer toys!

Genna got to open one present before breakfast - she chose her Santa gift - a butterfly Barbie!!!!

Nanna cuddles

Genna, GrandDad and butterfly barbie :)

Helen in her pretty new dress

Genna in her Christmas dress with the snow leopard Mariah got her at Taronga Zoo

Handing out the Christmas gifts

Genna's gift from us - a swimming mini mermaid & tank

Max with the Christmas cake themed to welcome him this year :)

The lovely table set for Christmas lunch - Helen did an amazing styling job!

Turkey Wellington

It tasted even better than it looked!

such a miserable baby :)

Princess tool shed - working away!

Playing outside in the shade on a hot day

Max's first swim!

Perfecting her moves with her gift from GrandDad & Nanna

Opening other gifts from friends later -  Princess Anna!

Max's FAVORITE thing to do 

Bouncing in the jumper!
Gift from Grandpa & Grandma - fun!

I love my new bib!

I LOVE to eat too!

Popcorn caramel slice with cookie base and chocolate on top that I made to wish our neighbors a Happy New Year - SOOOOO delicious! 

Just in the last 2 days Max has started rolling on his right side!

I can reach it!

Mr Fuzzy Head - so adorable

Selfies with Mama

His FAVORITE time of day - bath time! He kicks so much the water doesn't stay in his baby bath for more than a few minutes anymore!