13 months old

Little stinker is 13 months old, though the size of a 2-year-old!  =)  All about this past month:
— 31 inches tall (87%) and 26 pounds (93%).
— walking like a pro, tries to run!  he has had a double ear infection for almost a month now, which definitely throws off his equilibrium and at times can’t walk straight…drunken sailor!  climbs up on the couch and stands…yikes!
— he follows simple directions…he will go get things that we ask him to.
— says: Mama, Dada, “O” for open, “boo” for book, “bit” for bite, calls a sheep a “baa”, when he sees dogs immediately says “woof woof”, “sit”, and a few times has said “oh geez”.
— he loves music and books!  he will listen to just about anything and has the cutest little booty shake when he dances.  he can read the same book over and over and over and over again.  books he loves: Zoo Train, Zoom Buggy, Are you a Cow?, Pete the Cat: White Shoes, Oh What Busy Days, Little Bee, and Night Night Book.
— he is a bottomless pit!  he will eat until you stop feeding him, i swear that boy never gets full!  his absolute favorites: yogurt, lasagna, peanut butter sandwiches, smoothies, and spaghetti meat sauce.  he loves: raisins, yogurt covered raisins, quesadillas, bananas, chicken nuggets, butternut squash, and anything off Mama’s plate.  he hates: veggies and fruit…he will eat purees but refuses the real deal.
— he is such a good little cleaner, he loves to help clean his toys up.
— he is such a little sweetie and gives the best hugs, kisses, and snuggles.
— still sleeping through the night with 1 nap during the day.  and down to nursing 3 times a day…wake up, before nap, and night night time.

our little cutie this month:

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Our little dude is 1 year old!

Miles is officially 1-year-old, he is a toddler, a baby no more…and I just can’t wrap my head around it.  I think it is a bit harder to swallow this time around knowing there won’t be another pregnant belly or brand new bitty baby in our house.  I was hoping he would stay tiny as long as possible, but always measuring in the 98 percentile…he apparently had other plans.  We had a fun little family birthday followed by a fun little construction themed party with close friends…both were perfect.  Happy first birthday little dude, I love you more than you will ever know.
The last month:
–He is walking!!
–He purposefully shakes his head “no” and points to every single thing that he wants.
–He will tell you animal sounds for a bee, bear, lion, dog, and sheep.  He says “boo” during peek-a-boo.
–Sleeps ~12 hours at night with a ~2 hour nap.
–Has 7 teeth…4 on the top and 3 on the bottom.
–He hates his car seat and really really really hates the stroller.
–He is such a picky eater now!  It feels like he hates everything.  Likes: wheat bread, yogurt, humus, guacamole, oatmeal, chicken: pureed/shredded/nuggets, raisins, and Cheerios.
–Nicknames: little dude, chubber, destructor.
–His eye color?  We have NO idea!  Sometimes dark blue, sometimes blue-gray, sometimes dark blue w/ brown tint, sometimes hazel.  It’s crazy, they always look different!
–Was sick for the first time this month: adenovirus, then 2 weeks later: double pink-eye, and now a yucky cold.
–He LOVES peek a boo, reading books, tickles, snuggles, hugs and kisses, and wrestling with Payton.
–He loves helping clean up and putting things back into their bucket/bag.

Lots of pictures from this past month and his birthday!!
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Special thanks to Brandy for the banners!  Leslie for all the wonderful help!  Bae Bae Cakes for the construction themed cake! and Let’s Play in Sammamish for such a cute facility!!

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Miles 1 second a day from birth

Happy first birthday to our sweet boy…Miles Bennett was born February 26, 2014…he is our little dude, our destructor, our everything, and is very much loved. We managed to capture 1 second a day from birth…so many memories to hold onto. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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Things a 3 year old might say…

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We were listening to Payton’s current favorite song “Uptown Funk” and I started singing…
P: Mom don’t sing!
Me…keeps singing
P: Mom don’t sing, just sing another time!!  He sings better! <pointing to Bruno Mars>

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On one of many nights Payton was up from 11pm-5am…yay…at around  3am Payton is yet again standing at my bedside…
Me: Payton…goooo toooo bed! You are going to be so cranky tomorrow!
P: <big smile and as perky as can be> YUP!
Me: <laughing and possibly crying> I’m begging you, go to sleep!
P: It’s ok Mommy, I took a good nap. Ok now, it’s morning time, les get dressed!
<puts Payton back in bed>  …30 mins later at my bedside again
P: Lets go Mommy, what we got planned today?
Me: Payton are you fully dressed?!  Nooooo!
…wearing new undies, leggings, dress, and shoes…ahhhhh!
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Byron and Payton were talking about who is bigger and smaller than each other.
Byron: I think I am bigger than you kiddo.
P: Well when I was a kid I was bigger, laster day!
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P: <yelling> Mom!!!  Dad!!!
Byron: Yes Payton?
P: No Dad, I said Mom first!  Mom only!
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Payton and Miles were taking a bath together…
P: What is that Mama?!  <pointing to a naked Miles and his manhood>
Me: Oh, that is where Miles goes pee pee from.
P: Ohhh, it looks like a donut.  Is that why Daddy likes donuts so much?!
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P: “Mama color with me! Mama color with me! Mama color with me! Mama mama mama mama coooollloooorrrrrr with meeeeeeee! Mama color with me! Color with me! Color with me! Mamaaaaaaa color with me!
So I color…for 5 seconds…
P: Maaaaamaaaaaaa don’t colllllllor theeeeere! …followed by screaming crying tantrum on the ground.

 

 

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Valentine’s Cuties

Happy Valentine’s from these little love bugs!
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It’s Superbowl Sunday…Let’s go Hawks!!

We are all so excited for the big game today…Seahawks 2 years in a row…squeeee!  Last Friday wasn’t just Blue Friday…it was Super Blue Friday and the kids had a blast celebrating their Seahawks.  Lots of little screams of “Beast Mode!”.  Gooooo Hawks!

Baby Beast Mode:
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Big Girl Beast Mode:
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And 2 Best Friends cheering on the Seahawks together:
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And then there was this super cute sequence of high fiving turned to fist bumps…little cuties…I mean come on, does it get any cuter than this?!
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Go Hawks!!

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11 months old!

Ack!  Only one more month until I have a one year old!  Crazy talk!  Highlights of Miles’ past month:
–6 teeth!  And for the most part has stopped biting…now he just messes with us a gnaws. –Sleeping 12 hours a night still…half the time.  Which is still better than big sister!  The other half he’s up for a bit yearning for a nice back rub to get back to sleep. Hey…I don’t blame him!
–Stands for short periods, tries to take a step, cruises around with his walker, bear crawls, and of course loves to be carried by Mama…A LOT.
–Nurses 4 times a day and drinks water with a straw. He’s become a picky eater!  Loves: humus, Cheerios, bread/toast, oatmeal, banana, mandarin oranges, pears, sweet potato, beans, guacamole, butternut squash. Hates hates hates: potatoes, zucchini, green beans, peas, and plain avocado.
–Loves music class…taps, claps, yells and sings!
–Loves to wave “hi” and “bye”!
–Gives huge bear hugs and slobbery open mouth kisses.
–Waits for you to take a drink then immediately eats your mouth to try and get a taste.
–Hates hates hates his car seat and stroller!
–Says “Dada” “Mama” and imitates lots of animal noises.  Tries to whistle! =)
–Favorite book by far is “Zoo Train” by Lissa Rovetch…he squeals in delight at the site of this book!
–Favorite toys: shape sorter, balls, blocks, xylophone, Billy Beats keyboard, loves drawing on the Magna Doodle, pot of veggies he can take the lid on and off of.
–Sits with his legs crossed…it is SO cute!
–Nicknames: little Dude, little chubber, chunk chunk, destructor.
Favorite pics from the last months:
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