gobble gobble

we had a great thanksgiving, full good food and good company.

it was hadley's first and of course she had absolutely no idea it was even a holiday. it was just an average day for her.

we ate at my sister in law's house but hadley and i did not stay long as she was a teething, crabby mess. hadley that is, not molly- my sister in law. molly already has all of her teeth i think. Poor hads has 6 teeth coming in at once. painful i am sure. tylenol seems to really bring her some relief though. the husband and sweet cheek's ventured out on thanksgiving night to see 'the muppets.' i still want to see that one. mahna mahna.

here are just a few pics of the girls on turkey day.

note their cute tees that their sweet grandma made for them.... like she does every holiday. seriously. she is the best.

wordless wednesday


harajuku mini

love it- gwen stefani has launched harajuku mini at target.

i am pretty sure caroline will be shopping this line for some trendy pieces. you know the girl has got a style of her own.

take a peek below

and maybe we can throw in a piece or two for hadley-

i really love those striped leg warmers!


bag it up

i once posted here during my pregnancy about my want for the jj cole technique diaper bag in green. and at the time it was $80 from buy buy baby.

today baby steals had the jj cole technique in red for $39.99. though normally red wouldn't have been my first choice, i couldn't resist the bag at such a great price.

now i just wait for her to arrive.


month five

so hadley turned 6 months on october 29th. i took these pictures last weekend. just being honest people.

i can't believe this month i have a six month old and a six year old. it is just nuts.

anyway, since hadley is so freshly six months, i am still making this her month 5 update.

at month 5, hadley-

  • is an official sitter. what a big deal that is! i love seeing her sitting on her nursery floor and playing with her toys. such a big girl already
  • has so much hair. it really seems to be coming in fast. won't be long till i am getting some sweet hair clips in there
  • is still only drinking about 5 ounces per bottle
  • is still waking twice a night to eat. so need to get rid of one of those feeds. haven't i said that before. the husband and i need some decent sleep
  • weighs 16 pounds. had to take her for a sick appt last week and they weighed her then. can't believe she has more than doubled her birth weight already
  • is eating several new foods. though i wouldn't really call it eating. more like taste testing. so far i think she has had peaches, pears, carrots, sweet potatoes, and prunes. she just isn't a big baby food eater. she'll get there
  • loves to use her little mesh feeder. so far we have put ice cubes, frozen carrots, and grapes in it.
  • drinks water from a straw sippy cup
  • eats her socks when she doesn't have her robeez on
  • loves peek-a-boo
  • smiles the biggest for caroline, who we refer to at our house as "sissy"
  • sits in her bathtub now rather than laying back. i think we are going to move her to just the regular bathtub this month
  • loves to play with her sophie the giraffe, which i often call a chew toy. how ridiculous is that. isn't that what you call a dogs toy. i really need a better name
  • is such an easy, happy baby. even when the girl is tired, she rarely cries
  • really notices the dogs now
and here she is

with her favorite rattle

she has got some serious blue eyes

okay, so i said she rarely cries right. i just pushed my luck here by trying to add a headband...

fallen leaves

yesterday was a beautiful day outside, even with the chill from the wind. i bundled hadley up and took her out front to play in the leaves.

i of course had to snap up a few pictures of her sitting (yes, has officially been a sitter since 1 week before turning 6 mos) and being entertained by all the pretty leaves. it was sweet to watch. it even took her a good 3 minutes before trying to eat any of them!

she loved the crunch in her hands

once i finished taking hadley's picture, i was immediately brought back to similar photos i had taken of caroline when she was about 7 months old.

so i had to share the comparison shots for fun...

sweet cheeks - nov, 2006

look at caroline's cheeks just hanging over! loves those.

even with the difference in cheek size, i do think my girls look a like. both have that one sweet dimple in their right cheek. they are both just so darn huggable!


skip skip skip to my lou

skip hop- not just diaper bags

skip hop is absolutely one of my favorite children's brands for toys and gear. not only are their things super cute with amazing colors but they also have such functional pieces. you must see their website. now.

and in case you didn't go to the website that i suggested.... here are a few of my favs

cute catch-all bib

butterfly plate

love this no skid sectional plate for babies and toddlers. i see less mess with this thing

so awesome ...a soap or shampoo dispenser. now this is what i'm talkin' about...cute and super functional for moms giving baths or kids showering on their own. a must have

simply cute. love the red and aqua together with the polka dots

the books ends in action

i'm ordering this for hads. love the actual size of it.

hads already has this and loves it. mainly loves shoving the tail of it into her mouth as far as she can. the girl knows how to have fun

and i just thought these were sweet