Friday, June 29, 2012

Bathtub Fun

In the mornings when I am getting ready Blake likes to hang out in the bathroom with me. This was fine until he started to master the art of standing. He now only wants to unroll the toilet paper, flush the toilet or try and pull his bathtub out of the tub. I figured that since he already can pull the bathtub out, he might as well get to play with it (and it might actually allow me 5 mins to get ready uninterrupted). This morning I put the bathtub in his room and let him play around. At one point he had it over his head and was hiding out in it like a fort. Silly kid! Once I was done getting ready, with him sitting in it, I dragged him into our room, he thought he was on some fun ride :)

P.S. Note to any new parent. Do not buy your kid toys. Just give them tupperware, measuring cups, random stuff in the house and plastic cups. Endless entertainment!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Blake and Raegan

Yesterday we had our monthly Kramer/Malic date. It had been awhile since the whole group got together because Katie and I took last month as an opportunity for Mommy only time. Since the last time Blake and Raegan hung out Blake hit Raegan in the face I was a little worried this time around. They actually did great together. Blake tended to ignore Raegan a lot and Raegan was fascinated with Blake's helmet. They do have opposite personalities, Raegan basically watches Blake act like a crazy kid and is probably thinking "what the heck is that kid doing?". They are 11 weeks apart but because Blake is so tall and Raegan is short its hilarious.

They are both standing

Blake is telling Raegan that crawling is lots of fun and she should try it

P.S. I stole these pictures from Katie's blog because she took most of the pictures yesterday. I cannot wait for our July vacation to the Dells together. Blake and Raegan in the pool is going to be so much fun!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Typical Morning

This is now our typical morning. Blake creates what appears to be a tornado in his room with toys everywhere. You also can now find him trying to stand or climb on anything within reach.

P.S. Yes, I realize the kid has no PJ pants on, but I barely can get him to hold still long enough for a diaper change, I figure pants free is OK

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Wisconsin Time

This past weekend we took Blake to Lake Geneva. Louis and James got to golf at the Grand Geneva and Sean, Blake and I hung out downtown. First all of us went to lunch at Gordy's. The weather was really hot but we all had a good time. 

For some reason all of Blake's monthly pictures make his hair look more red than it actually is. 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Two Years

I cannot believe it has been two years. It feels like we have been married much longer (in a good way). This anniversary is extra special because we get to share it with Blake. I think he was so excited to celebrate he woke up extra early this morning. 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

Blake loves Louis. There is no doubt in my mind that we have a Daddy's boy. Blake lights up when Louis comes home every night from work and goes from grumpy, crabby baby to giggles and smiles. If Louis is in the room Blake has his eyes on him (unless of course Blake spots a cord and then game over). It has been amazing to watch Louis and Blake's relationship grow. I can remember Louis holding him for the first time and seeing the awe in his face. Their connection grows deeper everyday. Louis is Blake's protector and the parent who is more far more cautious (who would have guessed that between the two of us!). I look forward to watching my boys develop this special bond.

Happy Father's Day Louis!

I also want to take a moment to say Happy Father's Day to my Dad. Since becoming a parent, I can understand his protectiveness and concern for Sean and I all these years on a whole new level. It has been amazing to watch him interact with Blake. You can see the love from a mile away. Sean and I are lucky to have such a great dad and Blake is lucky to have a grandpa who would do anything for him.

Love you Dad!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

8 Months

How the heck is Blake 8 months old already? Time is going by too fast. He is at such a fun age, but Louis and I are quickly realizing that with his new found freedom of crawling he is getting into EVERYTHING. He also is no longer satisfied with just crawling, he wants to be standing now. Thank goodness for the helmet, he has fallen so many times that I have no idea what we are going to do when the helmet comes off.

I took some pictures this morning of the little peanut.

Here are 8 fun facts about Blake

1. He is a Daddy's boy. He gets happier with Daddy around
2. If there is a cord within a 20 foot radius of him, he will find it and try and pull on it
3. He is a horrible napper at daycare. He refuses to miss the fun and never sleeps
4. He likes to drink from a big boy cup, but often most of the water ends up on his shirt
5. He still is a jumping machine
6. He hates getting dressed. Most days I can only get a shirt on and he crawls around without pants
7. He has discovered a love of swings
8. Being outside calms him, he tries to take it all in and is facinated

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Family Pictures

Over the weekend we got some professional family pictures taken. I got a LivingSocial deal through the photographer that Katie uses for pretty much everything. We headed down to Geneva to get our smile on. Luckily, Blake cooperated and after a few minutes was all smiles. I think Caitlin got some great pictures. I can't wait to see them. Until then, here is a preview. 

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Hot Days of Summer

This weekend was another hot one in the Chicago area. It was over 90 degrees on Saturday and Sunday. I went out and for $7 I got a little kiddie pool for Blake. We decided to give it a try after his afternoon nap. 

Oh my gosh, I am in a pool on the driveway!

Blake was confused why he was in water on the driveway

Friday, June 8, 2012

Daddy's Little Man

Blake is definitely a Daddy's boy. He always gets in a better mood when he can see Daddy. This morning he was crying and all upset and then I bring him into our room to see Louis, and just like magic, the tears stopped. Because Blake is now a crawling master, he has taken a liking to our closet, especially Daddy's belt.

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Happy Birthday Katie

Happy Birthday to one of the sweetest and most thoughtful people I know. Katie, you are such a great friend, wife, mom and Aunt. Please try and enjoy your day-- RELAX. 

P.S. We have no recent cute pictures of us so lets change that ASAP. 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Our Weekend

Our weekend was low key and relaxing. It was definitely needed considering we have a pretty full schedule the next couple weekends.

Usually I go grocery shopping solo but this week we made it a family trip and Blake is 2 for 2 in falling asleep in Wal-Mart

Yesterday we took a family walk and stopped at the park for Blake to try the swing for the first time. Total success, he LOVED it. he was giggling and laughing the whole time, and he was seriously swinging, no little baby pushs for this guy.

He discovered its more fun to drool when you can aim at the ground :)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Houston, we have a crawler

On Wednesday night Blake crawled! It still is a little wobbly and not that glamorous of a crawl but he now can move everywhere. With his new found freedom, he has targeted everything he is not suppose to. Toys no longer entertain him, cords, boxes, etc are his new choices.

This morning he found where in his closet I put the diaper genie refills

Apparently the dishwasher seemed really exciting

The good news is that now that he is crawling, his pants are collecting all the dust and cleaning our floors!!