Friday, November 20, 2015

Scarlett Says

Scarlett: Mama, we should change baby brother's name.
Me: Oh yeah? To what?
Scarlett: We should call him Tarzan.

(While Ty tries to get the elastic out of her hair for bath time) 
Scarlett: Daddy, I'm going to have to tell Mama that she can't put top knots in my hair anymore because you don't know how to take them out. 

Me: So help me God, you better stop crying in this car before you wake your brother!
Scarlett: He's not going to help you Mama because He's in the sky watching and YOUR being naughty.
Me:..........(Way to make me rethink things my Scarlett.)

While going through the carwash.
Scarlett: AHHHHHH!!!!! These look like Ursula's testicles!!
(I look at Ty and we laugh)
Me: I think you mean TENTacles.
Scarlett: No, I mean testicles.

Scarlett after receiving a trophy at Soccer: "I am going to polish the trophy every day!"

At the grocery store:
Me: Oh man, they don't have Daddy's coffee flavor.
Scarlett: Well, looks like he'll just have to drink wine.

Monday, November 16, 2015

5 Months.

Mr. Maxwell Theodore.You are 5 months old now. Although, one might argue that you are 12 months. That is the size clothing that you fit in now. I bought you some really cute 9 months overalls for family photos and when we squeezed you in them yesterday, it looked like this.....

You are the sweetest boy. I love every roll on your chubby little body. You have started some foods as of lately. You love bananas, pears, rice and oatmeal. You are NOT a fan of chicken. But we keep taste testing. You are going to be sitting up any day now. That is a feat in itself since your body weighs about 21 lbs now. We recently moved you to your own room. Hallelujah you sleep so much better now. I think this is the mistake that I made with your sister. She slept in our bedroom for a year. And she NEVER slept well. But you my boy, are on your way to being a better sleeper. I can sense it. You are cooing and making all sorts of noises these days. Daddy says he can't wait until you start talking. I think this is funny because one day home with your "Chatty Cathy" sister and we are all ready to wait for you to talk. ;)

There is something to be said about Mamas and their sons. I feel this connection with you that I know your Father has with Scarlett. Don't get me wrong, I am close to Scarlett in many ways and there are plenty of days that she only wants Mama. But Daddy and Scarlett get along in ways that I envy. Maybe because she is just like me, and Daddy is a more patient soul with her. But with you, I feel that you are more patient with me. You hold my face in the early mornings and coo to me. I love that more than you will ever know. I love just looking down at your chubby face and watching you rub my cheek. Sweetest boy.

Your hair is getting lighter and lighter. In fact, I do believe it is the color of my real hair. A dark blond. I think you may have more traits from me than we once thought. Many people swear that you look JUST like Daddy but I think you are changing. You look very similar to your sister (who coincidently looks just like her Father) but still you look different than Daddy. I'm not quite sure who you look like yet but you are a handsome Bubs, that's for sure.

I have been so blessed that I have been able to stay home with you this long. Of course I get antsy sitting around the house, once you get to know me, you will understand this about me. Still, I love being able to watch you grow. I love that I never missed a first. My little Maxwell, I cannot wait to spend holidays with you now in our family. I cannot wait to take you on vacations and watch you grow alongside your big sister who shows you so much love these days. She RUNS to you when you wake up crying from your nap. She talks to you and keeps you entertained. You may not know it yet, but she is your best friend.

My love, you are the King of my Castle, that's for sure. You complete me.

Love, Mama

Friday, November 13, 2015

Halloween 2015: 101 Dalmatians Theme.

I figured that Scarlett was old enough to choose what she wanted to be for Halloween this year. She figured that she was old enough to know what we all wanted to be for Halloween this year. Last year, I was sick beyond measure with pregnancy all-day sickness. Blah. I didn't enjoy it that much. I decided to be a good sport when Scarlett asked if we could all dress up together. She picked the theme. Lately she has been obsessed with dalmatians. I'm sure it has something to do with the fact that she watched the movie for the first time recently. Her teachers tell me that she gets the entire class to act like dogs and follow her around the classroom. I have no feat that this child will not be a follower, but a leader. 

Scarlett said that she wanted to be Perdy, Daddy had to be Pongo, Maxwell should be Lucky and I should be Cruella Deville. Fair enough. I guess I do hold that "mean lady" hat sometimes. Ha ha. So I went online and started searching for costumes. Honestly, this theme didn't cost that much. Here are some of the links to our costumes. 

Ty's Costume: here.
My Costume: Wig here, Scarf: Target, Gloves here and the coat was a white coat that I already owned.
Scarlett's Costume: Target
Maxwell's Costume: Here 

We had a blast of a time. So much so that I didn't really get many photos. Ty was such a good sport and even wore this crazy dog costume without question. He'll do anything for Scarlett. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Soccer Mom.

Since Scarlett was a little girl, I'm talking 2 years old, I have wanted to expose her to all kinds of different outlets. I never had many chances as a kid to do this and it is one of my regrets looking back. I wish I had played more sports and been involved in activities as a team. I think it is great interaction and builds teamwork skills. When Scarlett was 2, I started her with gymnastics. It was kind of a flop. She was scared to do much of the things that they were doing. Then we tried dance. Ballet and tap to be exact. She loved it at first but we ended up stopping mid-season as it conflicted with her nap time. DON'T MESS WITH A TWO YEAR OLD'S NAP! I'm just warning you. Ha ha.
I thought we could try it again when she's a bit older. This year, I asked her if she wanted to try soccer or ballet again. I could almost guess what her response was going to be. 

So I signed her up and she started soccer this fall. She loved it! The running, the kicking, the energy and of course the team cheers at the end. Her coach was great and she got a lot out of this season. Granted, soccer at 4 is limited. After teaching them their entire lives to share and wait their turn, now we look to them and say, "Steal the ball!" There were conversations like this:

"You go after the ball and take it from the opposite team, Scarlett."
"But Mama, it's not polite to steal."
"I know but this is just a game Scarlett, you can take the ball during soccer."
"But Mama, that's not sharing."

As you can see....Confusion set in a bit at first but by the end of the season, I think Scarlett got a little more used to the idea that it was okay during a game.  She loved soccer this year and I am very interested to see her play other sports and possibly soccer again in the future. Scarlett cracks me up with the things she says. This one is going down in the books:
"Mama, I love my trophy! I'm going to polish it every day!" 
Here's some photos of my little #2

Saturday, November 7, 2015

One Fall Day.

We took a little trip to Elm's Farm a couple weeks back. Elm's Farm is a fun little place where families can play and enjoy the outdoors and all that Fall has to offer. There was live music, hay rides, all sorts of fun kids games and activities, pumpkin picking and snacks. There was no apple picking but we were okay with that since we did that the weekend before. It was a gorgeous day and it was screaming for us to, Go outside! 
So we did.  
There was a line a mile long to get in but we waited anyway. Once inside, Scarlett had a blast jumping on the Jumping pillow and practicing her best farmer face. (See below) We also took a hay ride and grabbed a bag full of apple cider donuts that I was more interested in stuffing my face with than taking a photo of....hence no photos of those delicious morsels. Scarlett even did her very first zip line!!! I was so nervous that I didn't get a picture but I did catch it on video for the memory book. We had a lot of fun. The weather has been so nice here in New York. It's rare that it is high 60's low 70's in November. But I'll take it with no complaints! Hope you all got to get out and do some fun fall things as well. 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Burlington, Vermont.

I am so behind on posts lately. I just finished school last week and it has put me behind in all other aspects of life. But that means lots of posts coming up this month. I want to make sure I document all of the fun things that we have done this Fall. And there were some great memories for sure. 

A couple of weeks ago we took a trip to Vermont. Ty spent many summers helping out in Vermont on his Grandfather's dairy farm. I know that going back there brings him a sense of joy and nostalgia. Ty often talks about owning a farm one day. Although I'm sure Scarlett would argue that we'll own a horse farm instead of a Dairy Farm. Scarlett was in awe of all the hills and abundance of cows. She was very much into the whole scene. We took one day and went into Burlington VT to shop the shops. I bought a new coat and the kids got toys. We ate at a great little restaurant called "Sweetwaters". As we sat down to eat, it began to hail outside. We watched from the window at the sudden weather that came out of nowhere. It was a peaceful weekend and Ty enjoyed seeing his Papa back at the ole' farm. 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Scarlett & Maxwell Take 2

Maxwell is now 4 months old. He is just shy of 20 lbs and seems to get bigger every day! I seriously run out clothes for this guy on the daily. He is rolling front to back and back to front now. His laugh is even more contagious than ever. Remember how I said he was a pretty good sleeper? I was apprehensive to say so and I was right. He has been waking up every 2-3 hours all night, every night for the last couple of weeks. Eh, who needs sleep?! Right?  Hopefully it's a phase. Maxwell does well eating from a bottle or nursing. We start rice and some solid foods this week. I'm sure this little roly poly boy will love it. He is overall very happy and I must say, a Mama's boy already. 

Scarlett is 4 years and 5 mo old. Her imagination is wild. She is infatuated with horses and when asked what she did at school, it usually goes something like this: 

"I brought my horse there and took off her saddle because she didn't want anyone to ride her. She was nervous. " 

That girl has an imagination just like I did as a kid. I love that about her. She loves tomato soup, and cut up bananas. Always eating yogurt and she's pretty into applesauce too. She would drink chocolate milk 24/7 if I let her. She still hates anyone touching her hair. She says leave it crazy. Lol. She is VERY, I repeat, VERY independent. I don't know who she takes after! ;) I love those moments when she asks, "Mama, can I cuddle you?" because she is generally a Daddy's girl through and through. I suck up those cuddles when I can. These me crazy and absorb my entire heart at the same time. Wouldn't change them for the world. XOXO