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Happy Halloween

This post is purely to document halloween 2017, for my own selfish mom journal. I am horrible right? This was such a fun year seeing Halloween through a three years old eyes again. It just filled with SO much magic and excitement. We went to a nearby neighborhood because the community we live in is basically full of retired folks who have put in their hard time. They don’t even put a pumpkin on the porch. Super lame for the kids. It was a total blast and there was a few adult beverages consumed. I am ready to put our house on the market now ! Ha! I got our entire family’s costume from Chasing Fireflies and the quality of them was beyond anything I have found before. Worth every single expensive cent because they can be enjoyed for months to come ! The Switch Witch even gave us a visit last night and stole all the kids candy, in its place she left two small toys kicking off NO-vember! What’s NO-vember you ask? Thats No toys November. We do not purchase anything for the kids from now until Christmas, no matter how much they beg, plead or tantrum. It’s our house rule, try it this month and you will be amazed how much more you little ones will enjoy the month of December! Speaking of December if you have already started decorating for Christmas, we are no longer friends. I can’t deal with how fast 2017 has gone. CAN. NOT. DEAL.

 

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Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch Family visit Halleigh Hill Best OC pumpkin PatchI think I say this ever. freaking. year. “Is it seriously almost Halloween already?” I am still saying August religiously. September didnt even get an ounce of my attention. We might as well start wrapping Christmas gifts people. We are leaving on a trip today so we snuck in our pumpkin patch visit because buy the time we return it really will be Halloween. I am so on top of the fact that this month is flying by that I ordered our family Halloween costumes WEEKS ago people. I have been having to beat the kids off of the box because they are DYING to play in them. This year we ordered from Catching Fireflies- and I have to stay this theme was chosen by Rhyker sooooo you can only guess what it is. (I can’t wait to share!) This is our 6th Halloween doing family costumes and I fear it may be our last- as the kids get older they are really wanting to do their own thing… (as tears well up in my eyes, I might have to let the streak go.) Do you do family costumes or just let the kids pick them out? We really enjoy dressing up as a family and although my husband would like to pretend to be put out, he really gets a lot of joy making the kids happy and dressing up alongside them. I hope they remember these little tiny gestures of love when they are older and actually appreciate it. My mother always dressed up along with my Nino and it’s some of my most treasured childhood memories. This little visit to the pumpkin patch was short (hot) and sweet… and although we started strong by the end EVERYONE was in tears over a bag of chips. Yep. Lets hope they remember the fun and not the mean mother who doesn’t let them eat GMO crap- we save that for trips to Grandma’s house. (The kids tee’s are from Chaser.com- and its not to late you should totally order them)

Let me know what your little one is being – I can’t wait to hear them all. Also be sure to check out this little video below, I have really been enjoying making these and sharing them. Let me know what I should make next !

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Marrek | 3 Months Old

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I will wait until your ovaries stop aching… I know… right? I have been taking these monthly photos… like I did for the first two but I haven’t got a chance to share many of them on the Gram or here on the blog so I thought I would finally take a moment and share some “Awwww” worthy shots from a few weeks ago. I feel like I have totally been robbed of the “new phase” This guy might only be 3 months old but he is wearing 9 months across the board. His weight gain has not slowed down and I get told daily how huge he is. It makes me secretly sad because as many of my mommy  readers know… they don’t stay little for long… and this littleness has the shelf life as long as a loaf of bread from whole foods. SHORT guys. TOO short.

Little guy has an umbilical hernia – but don’t worry it doesn’t hurt him. It is getting smaller by the day – it popped up just before he turned 6 weeks old. Rhyker had one as well but it took FOREVER to self resolve just after he turned 6 months. We haven’t bound it or anything, just letting it do its thing. I have read about binding it but it just seems too uncomfortable so we decided to just keep our eye on it instead. I know it looks painful but since we have been through this before I now know it’s just cosmetic. If your little one is going through the same thing the most important thing is make sure it stays soft and does not change color at any point. Also it should be able to be pushed in with no pain – if any of those things occur be sure to have your little one seen STAT.

Age : 3 Months

Weight: 16 lbs 14oz.

Length: 25 inches

Size (diapers, onesies, etc.): Size 2 but size 3 here we come

Eyes: Blue

Hair: Its gone guys… it all fell out. womp womp.

Sleeping: Pretty darn good. Still waking up at 10pm and 2am but the feedings have gotten super efficient.

Eating: Exclusively breast feeding but unlike my other two he sucks a bottle down like a CHAMP.

Milestones: Smiling, Giggling and we can sit in our bumbo already.

Favorite toys/activities: Marrek giggles like crazy when I make his hands clap together. He also has taken to the same song “happy boy” that Rhyker loved.

Words/sounds: Found his voice in the last week or so. Babbles non stop when he is awake now.

Nicknames: The littlest Da Bro

Looking forward to: A whole month of firsts – First visit to the pumpkin patch, first halloween… awwww. it’s already going by too fast.

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