Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pumpkin patch

I absolutely love Halloween. I love the smell of it, the costumes and pumpkins! Ever since we've been married, we've been lame and haven't gone to a pumpkin patch. I was determined to go this year, since I feel like every kid should get a picture at the pumpkin patch for their first Halloween! I looked up ones in our area and there was one just 10 minutes away in Laguna Hills.
There were so many cute things to do around the whole area. Luckily, he's not old enough to want to do any of those things (because they all took money), so we were able to just walk around, look at all the fun things and take lots of pictures! We didn't even end up getting a pumpkin because they were overpriced!
There was so much going on around that it was a little difficult to get him to look at the camera. I suppose it's ok since he's cute from any angle.
He's just over 2 ft now. Such a tall boy!
He was definitely more interested in the straw around than looking at the camera.
He was a pretty somber and sleepy boy, so there weren't many smiles, but he has master the two finger sucking.
I just love his eyes.
We had so much fun and I can't wait until next year when he's a little bit older and can enjoy just a few more of the fantastic activities it has to offer!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Happy birthday to me!

This is definitely a few weeks late, but I couldn't miss writing about my birthday! I mean, I am now 25!

It started off the night before my birthday. Ethan was going to be gone for most of the day so he wanted to give me my gift early. I may or may not have had a good idea of what it was, but I wasn't going to spoil it for him. I opened my gift as we sat around the fire pit. The first gift was a photography book that I've been wanting, to help me get better at taking pictures. The second gift was one that I just knew! We will be going to an amazing show-Wicked! Have I already been twice? Yes. Do I really want to see it again? Absolutely!! He knows me all too well!

On the actual day of my birthday, I spent time to talking to people on the phone, cleaning the house, and doing the every day things that I do. Ethan gave me a call and said to be ready to go out to dinner at 7:00pm. He wouldn't tell me where, but I'm fairly easy when it comes to food. I got ready and even put a little more make-up on than usual. I felt great and I was excited to eat! We went to this small little Italian restaurant called Tutto Fresco. It was absolutely delicious! They had this amazing bread, with oil for dipping of course, and it was so soft and warm. Yum. We decided to pass on dessert, but ended up going to Target and getting ice cream. It was nice to get out, dress up and go on a little date with my little family. We came home, got Nixon to bed, and spent some time cuddled up on the couch watching a little Chopped and then called it a night.

The next day, Saturday, we decided to celebrate with a little bit of a party. There's a group of about 14 young couples in this area that we've done a few things with and we thought it would be fun to get together for my birthday. It was nothing too exciting, we roasted some S'mores around the fire and I had made some delicious brownies (people loved them). We had planned on playing a few games, but we ended up just hanging out around the fire and talking for a couple hours. It was nice to have a couple Pack N' Plays and enough rooms to house the 4 little sleeping children, while the parents were all downstairs.

It was a fantastic weekend (with no pictures unfortunately), and the perfect way to celebrate the big 25! I have a feeling this is going to be one of the best years to come.

Monday, October 27, 2014

26 Weeks

Nixon is 26 weeks and has hit the 6 month mark! We don't have any new stats yet, since his appointment isn't for a couple weeks but here's some of our favorite things about him.

-He is one of the happiest little babies I have ever seen. He has a smile that could light up any room.
-Getting him in the morning is the best thing ever. He flashes his million dollar gums and kicks his feet he's so excited! It would make anyone feel like they've won the lottery.
-He is a spitting image of his dad.
-We're working on him sitting up. It's a work in progress, but it's progress nonetheless!
-He's got the bluest eyes. I could look at them for hours!
-He loves his oatmeal cereal. He has it once a day and eats like a champ.
-He is the best sleeper. No joke, it's almost ridiculous. 
-He rocks a bow tie every Sunday and people love seeing which color he'll rock next.
-He and I are the best of friends. We hang out all day and I wouldn't have it any other way!
-He's got the biggest personality!
-His favorite song is still "You Are My Sunshine."
-He LOVES to stand. If I want him to sit, I usually have to force him to bend at the waist.
-He has the best voice. It's so low and straight from the gut. His laugh is the same way.
-He sure looks up to his dad, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
-He has been the biggest blessing in our lives and we love him more than he will ever know.
Happy 6 months Nixon boy. We love you!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sweet boy

Is that not the most precious face? He melts me.