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A sweet Saturday

I started off my day with a nice cup of coffee with coconut milk creamer in my favorite mug.

20130330-224754.jpgBesides the oh-so-delicious coffee, what made my morning even SWEETER was this little bunny Β playing happily in the cutest Scooby Doo Pjs…20130330-222703.jpg{Ahh! I adore him!}

After coffee, breakfast, and some playing it was nap time…

20130330-224131.jpg{such cuties!}

Of course Mommy didn’t nap, instead she painted her nails a new color inspired by the lovely Mila from Lofty Apetite.

20130330-222832.jpg{Essie Fiji which I LOVE and feel is the perfect Easter pink!}

Then we headed off to get some bunny’s FIRST hair cut…

20130330-230545.jpg{we had to distract him with several combs, but other than that he did very well!}

I thought I might cry seeing him getting all his little curls cut off, but thankfully I didn’t. In fact, I can’t get over his new trim, I really like it and feel like he looks like such a BIG BOY!

IMG_4280{So handsome like Daddy!}

IMG_4282{I seriously adore him!}

20130330-222738.jpg{kisses XOXO}

After his big boy haircut, we went for a stroll…

20130330-224808.jpgWe just couldn’t resist the beautiful D.C. weather.

20130330-222758.jpgMr. Cool loved it so much he fell asleep and napped for almost 2 hours, which let me get in a nice, much needed run OUTSIDE as well. πŸ˜€

Afterwards, we headed to the store to get last minute Easter items, as well as some yummy Fro-yo!

20130330-222807.jpg{Banana & Island Coconut=SOOO GOOD!}

After some shopping and a nice dinner, we came home to play with GLOW-IN-THE-DARK EGGS! (Thanks to Aiden’s Momo for the awesome idea!)

20130330-222825.jpgWhile A & Mommy played, Daddy worked on the last minute touches to his project…

20130330-230648.jpgWe still have to decide what print to use for the seat cushions but we’re not in any rush yet. I think it came out perfect & cannot wait to start finding table decor ideas.Β Now that Lent is over, I’m on Instagram & Pinterest again and will definitely be pinning tons of table setting ideas!! πŸ˜€

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Lastly, the sweetest thing about today, was that the beautiful weather reminded me of a beautiful soul who is no longer with us, but is our guardian angel in heaven above.

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Happy Birthday Momo (my grandma), Love you always & forever.

❀ Alicia

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A’s Birthday Bash

Its so hard to believe but my little man is 1 already!! I remember the days when I would feel him kick me at all hours of the night while in my belly. ❀ It is hard to believe my wittle baby is less and less like a baby and slowly becoming a little man with each passing day!

For his *first* birthday we decided to stick with a basic theme, without any particular characters because he isn’t really into anything specific right now (except for maybe Elmo, which is just recently caught his eye). So with that we figured doing an *UNDER THE SEA* theme would be perfect!

ocean preppy

(Ocean Preppy Theme from Party City)

Besides the subtle use of anchors (which I adore), I just felt the color scheme was perfect for my little guy. I also loved the argyle and whale print patterns and felt they made the entire theme boyish and perfectly “preppy” as the title of it suggests! πŸ™‚

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{the snack buffet area}

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IMG_3849{A’s photo collage}

waves{party decor}

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IMG_4176{A loved the dangling decor and the globes}

IMG_4180{apologies: this photo was taken after the party, hence the craziness!}

IMG_3893{party friends}

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IMG_3856{under the sea themed snacks!}

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IMG_3857{can’t forget the veggies!}

IMG_3880{tye-dye cupcakes!}

IMG_3875{They were SO moist and SO SO good!}

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IMG_3858{A with his GG}

IMG_3973{More deliciousness!}

IMG_4012{icing mustache}

IMG_4019{the “that’s some good stuff” face}

IMG_4080{presents galore!}

IMG_3895{our sweet friends family}

IMG_3916{He was clearly saying “I’m done with photos”}

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Happy *1st* birthday little pookie! ❀ We love you to the moon & back!

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Aiden {10 months}

Aiden at 10 months…… ❀

-Stands with assistance. He uses an object (a toy, my leg, his bouncy) to help him pull himself up.

-Walks by pushing his little sit-to-stand learning walker.

-Pushes everything he can, including hisΒ activity table, as well his little tikes drum.

-Loves GREEN smoothies

-Throws EVERYTHING and then waits for the applause afterwards. πŸ˜‰

-Has started to become a bit of a picky eater (like *ahem* someone else I know…*DADDY*!!). He prefers fruits over most veggies.. :-/ but we’re working on incorporating veggies as much as possible.

-Has become such a big boy by sleeping in his crib! Sleeps from bedtime til midnight, then wakes up for a feeding and comes to bed with us. (Okay okay, so maybe he could sleep the whole night in his bed, but we still enjoy the cuddles and snuggles with him in our room, so we’re partially there…we’ll get there soon enough!)

-Has become super independent, wanting to push his toy by himself without any assistance. We try to help him turn around because he gets stuck a lot and he’ll push our hand away from the toy as if to say “I got this!” πŸ˜› He also tries to push the toy one handed sometimes or prefers to look at his audience instead of where he is going…hence making him crash into the couch and needing assistance.

-Signs MORE occasionally when he really wants something, as well as the sign LECHE when he thristy.

-Stands up all the time but has yet to take any steps unless he’s by the couch, he’ll sometimes try to reach for it and walk towards it but usually just sticks to standing and holding his balance.

-Knows the words, tree, book, dad, puppy, and cat. I’ll say “where is the tree?” and he’ll look at it or I’ll ask him to get me a book and he’ll find one.

-Is a total tech savvy little guy ALREADY! He smiles and giggles everytime the phone rings; he assumes it’s a video call and becomes giddy with excitement. He also LOVES cell phones, remotes, computers, anything electronic basically.

-Snuggles to be *sweet.* He will lay his head on my nap or on my shoulder (and even the ground..anywhere really) just to hear us tell him “Ohhh!! How sweet! What a sweet baby!!” He LOVES the praise and will do it over and over again!

-Threw his first temper tantrum/fit when we made him share his favorite walking toy with a friend. He got mad that we were letting her have a turn and he threw himself back onto the ground and cried.

-He sweetly & unexpectedly woke Daddy up on Christmas morning. He usually just focuses on waking Mommy up, but that morning after waking me up he immediately whe nover to Dada to bug him until he got up. I thought it was absolutely adorable, such a little smartie!

-He loves when we read to him, he chooses his books every night and often times chooses the same one.

-Likes to throw share his food with Lexie (the pup) and even saves some scraps for the cat too, but Luke of course isn’t interested in human food, so Lexie and A are BEST BUDS now! πŸ˜‰

-Toddler-tude (toddler attitude) has indeed begun; he’s very demanding when he wants something lately. The other day he did NOT want to sit in his high chair after breakfast while mommy straightend up the kitchen. Instead of sitting contently like he usually does, he huffed and puffed and grunted with all his might to try to push the tray off so he could get down.  😦 My baby knows what HE wants apparently….and isn’t so much of a baby anymore..

-He’s also very intrigued by other people and is such a little flirt! He smiles at people ALL the time, especially cute little girls…Uh-oh…I’ve got a little ladies man on my hands for sure…lol

-I definitely see him changings a lot these days..he’s doing so much, both independently and with others. It’s soo sweet to see him discover and explore the world around him. ❀

10 months old(Love that sweet smile!)

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IMG_3623(Mr. Push-a-lot)

A Oijitos(*Ojitos*)

Puppy A(Cutest puppy ever!)

I love pancakes A(Mmm…Mommy makes the best pancakes ever!)

A saying Hey(Hey! I didn’t see you there!)

A being sweet(Little Mr. being a sweetie <3)

Hard to believe he’s 10 (10.5 today) months already…can’t believe we are already starting to plan for his *1st* birthday, seriously where has the time gone?!

twinkle twinkle
little boy
how you fill my heart
with joy.

❀ Alicia

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Aiden {9 Months}

My *9 month old* is seriously becoming more and more of a toddler and less of a baby with each passing day..

Baby (almost BIG BOY) Aiden…

-Loves to EAT food; he shoves 2-3 puffs in his mouth all at once.

-Learned to drink from a straw cup (which only took about 2-3 days).

-Eats about 3 times a day of solid food and continues to nurse on demand.

-Has TWO TEETH now, his first one he got the day before Halloween and the second a week later.

-Likes to pull his big sister’s tail at any chance he gets, thankfully she’s come to really like him a lot since he tends to share his food with her ALL THE TIME. πŸ˜›

-Had his first encounter with the grouchy cat one morning and lets just say that the score is Lucas 1 Aiden 0…for now..

-He says “Ki-Ki” for cat and sometimes says “key-key”

-LOVES carbs like his momma…haha..He ate some whole wheat banana pancakes one Sunday for breakfast and had rice that same day for lunch and was SUPER HYPER afterwards…lesson learned: Don’t double up on carbs

-He “gobbled til he wobbled” on Thanksgiving and ended up taking a good 2 hour nap afterwards.

-Likes fruit like is momma, especially blueberries, strawberries, bananas, pears, peaches and *mandarine oranges*.

-He also loves yogurt, he’s been eating YoBaby Yogurt, but also likes all other types of yogurt as well (including fro-yo, again like his mommy).

-Loves his CD and has finally gotten used to listening to Christmas music, particularly Michael Buble’s Christmas album which mommy LOVES!

-Started moving from a seated position to his knees on Nov. 20th, and also began scooting on his bottom around in circles to. Also started to become more active while on his tummy, which he hated to be on for such a long time.

-Began crawling by kicking his lower body and rolling, (you could tell it took a lot of strenuous work because he would constantly grunt and take breaks throughout his mini journeys) but after a while he figured out how to make it easier and began to really crawl in a special way by using one leg in the typical crawling position Β and keeping the other leg straight while crawling.

-GRUNTS to tell us stuff esepcially when implying “MORE”

-Can SIGN “leche” πŸ˜€ (leche= milk). I can ask him to sign “leche” and he’ll sign it to me and I can sign it to him and he smiles and gets all giddy.

-Knows the sign “all done” and understands it but has yet to use it.

-Blinks his eyes several times (otherwise known as “ojitos”) and enjoys getting a great applause from everyone.

-Still only says “Da-da” and “Ba-Ba”

-Likes his jumperoo but prefers to be on the floor able to move and crawl around.

-He enjoys his toys but prefers non-kid friendly toys such as, the remote, mom and dad’s cell, the computer cord, pretty much anything that he isn’t supposed to get his hands on. πŸ˜›

-He loves bath time and has finally gotten into a “bedtime schedule.”

-Loves the Christmas tree & looks at it everytime I say “tree”

-Has been all about the pretty gifts under the tree and has unwrapped a few of them with great joy! So we are very to excited to see his reaction on Christmas morning!

-He has also found the drawers on our TV stand and gleefully crawls to them the minute he/s put on the ground.

-He loves to throw stuff, especially his toy balls, golf balls dad practices with and his toy rings.

-He has also started to nap & sleep in his crib πŸ˜€ which was a big step for us! (I’ll post more about this later)*

-He wants to STAND & pull himself up to STANDING all the time, especially when in the bath tub! lol

-He shakes his head NO to EVERYTHING! I’ll ask “Aiden is that yummy?!” then he shakes his head Nooooo but then opens his mouth for me to feed him more. lol

He is seriously becoming so independent and more mobile by the minute…my friend told me that once little boys get moving, they don’t stop and it leaves mommy exhausted. While I love seeing him grow, I can’t help but think what happened to my little baby…he’s not a baby anymore he’s becoming a toddler. :-/

I haven’t gotten an accuract account of how much little Mr. weighs and how tall he is, because his 9 month check up isn’t until after the holidays. So I’ll have to update that later. All I know he’s getting a happy, healthy and loving baby and that’s all that matters to me!

Fun fact: Dad loves to sing “Hey diddle diddle, the cat in the MIDDLE…” instead of the “the cat and the fiddle” πŸ˜› Such a silly Daddy!

Aiden Ojitos

{Cutie pie doing “ojitos”}

A standing up

{Cool new tricks!}

A crawling

{On the GO!}

A felt tree

{Felt tree fun}

A and Scout

{A & his best friend Scout}

A and golf ball

{“You want this ball!?!}

A presents

{“Let me see…which one is mine?!”}

Mommy & A

{XOXOXOXOXOX}

“Before you were born, I dreamed of you, I imagined you, I prayed for you. Now that you’re here I hope for you, I love you and I thank God for you”

❀ Alicia

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8 months

8 months….(almost *9* already too…) Ahhh! Where has the time gone??

My little 8 month old…

became very independent while visiting family at home he…

-went on his first trip without Mom, with his grandma and grandpa and did GREAT (even though Mom missed him like crazy,I was glad she could do some homework while he was out & about!)

-learned to sit up in the bath tub all by himself with a bit of assistance of course

-learned to say “bye-bye” with his hands which was SOOO CUTE! My dad told him “Let’s go bye-bye baby!” and A looked at him eagerly and waved “bye-bye”

-learned to DRIVE πŸ˜‰ thanks to his Popo for teaching him to it’s done

-ate tons of yummy foods, including, rice, beans, ice cream, pie……

-was spoiled rotten with lots of toys, goodies, and attention 24/7… how could anyone resist a sweet face like his? πŸ™‚

-got his first pair COWBOY BOOTS

-went to see a bunch of cute little baby goats

-watched his aunt Mia play volleyball every weekend

-also got to experience his first at home band concert by his aunt Mia on the clarinet and his uncle Danny on the trombone. Needless to say, A was super shocked when he heard them playing their tunes.

-starting to become an expert at using his little pinchers to pick up foods

-he mostly enjoyed all the loving and affection he got from EVERY ONE in the family! ❀

When we got back home he…

-began turning over more often, mostly from back to tummy (which he hated to be on) in an attempt to reach for toys

-started turning 360 degrees when on his tummy

-started throwing things; anything and everything he can grab, toys, his paci, rings,bouncy balls

-started to move from a seated position to his hands and knees

-rocks back and forth while on hands and knees and looks as though he is going to crawl, but then decides at the last moment to sit right back down. (SOO cute to watch)

-after a while of rocking back and forth, and sitting back down, he finally got the courage to just dive forward only to land on his tummy!

-since visiting the family and seeing many other faces he has become more aware of others and even allows new people to hold him without getting upset the moment Mommy walks out of the room.

-he is completely aware of his little furbaby siblings and loves to see them run around the house, it totally cracks him up.

-enjoys going to the library and is always such a good boy

-became a little pumpkin, literally..(see photo below)

-was a MONKEY for Halloween and enjoyed seeing all the kiddos trick-or-treating

-has definitely LEARNED the “bye-bye” concept..one day I tried to put him in his crib for a nap and he cried the entire 10 mins…so being the mom that I am the fact that I cannot stand to hear him cry (yes I know many of you are shaking your heads at me…but hey this is my parenting style..), I proceeded to pick him up. As soon as I held him in his arms, he smiled, rubbed his face in my shoulder with glee, then turned to his crib and waved “bye-bye” then smothered his face in my shoulder once again and smiled the biggest smile in the world. ❀

{At his first LH Football game!}{Rocking his personalized hat that his GG made him}

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{He slept throughout the entire football game. πŸ™‚ Guess it was too boring for him?}

{Using those pinchers!}

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{Getting lots of lovin’ from his big sister Lex}

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{All about those hands!}
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{Bundled up for the cold VA winter!}

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{Halloween, our little GREAT PUMPKIN}

PAPA1

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{His first Halloween, my wittle monkey boy!}
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He seriously melts my heart all the time with the smallest things he does, he’s such a smart little cookie, I cannot kiss him and love him enough, it drives me bonkers! ❀

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Aiden 7 months….what?

So it’s almost Halloween and I completely forgot to post Aiden’s 7 months update…

7 months?! Holy moly! I seriously feel that 6 months + is FLYING by, I remember thinking “I can’t wait to get to 6 months” (since that was my first breastfeeding goal..) Then it came and now here we are at 7 months & then some almost * 8 months* already! WOWZA!! πŸ˜€

So at 7 months Aiden…

-Can sit up by himself 70% of the time,…he’s still working on balance and often throws himself back, which is why I have to keep a pillow behind.

-He is doing LOTS of baby talk, “Da da da” “La la la” and “Ba ba ba” no “ma ma ma” yet, but we are working on it πŸ˜‰

-He found his thumb and sucks/chews on it ALL THE TIME.

-Refuses to sit down sometimes, (gets that from Daddy who used to do the same when he was tiny tot) he straightens his legs and stiffens himseld completely so that he can’t be forced to sit down.

-Has become more adventurous, tries to move more and more by launching himself from a seated postion.

-It tolerating tummy time a bit more, trying to move but still has yet to crawl. He does however love to reach for non-toy itmes, such as mommy’s highlighters, books, and pens.

-Pulls himself up to a seated position when he’s laying down. (he’s gonna have some killer abs he keeps this up! )

-LOVES the mesh feeder, ate watermelon one day and could not get enough!

-Likes to EAT, gets sooo excited when I sign and say the word EAT.

-Loves the Boba carrier

-Has started to RUN in his exersaucer/bouncy, it’s so cute, instead of bounching, he lifts up one leg at a time as if running. It’s adorable.

-Favorite napping spot is still in mommy’s arms.

-Wears his shades like a pro, doesn’t take them off because he’s cool like that. πŸ˜‰

-LOVES to facetime and talk on the phone, especially with his Grandma (Momo) and Grandpa (Popo)!

-Swung on a big kid swing for the first time, though he didn’t seem too excited about it, he tolerated it but it wasn’t as fun as I had hoped it might be for him.

-LOVES the library and is always so great when we go.

We flew home to visit the fam and Aiden was GREAT on the plane, he did REALLY GOOD, I was sooo happy and impressed with my little traveler. πŸ™‚ Though I will say flying with a 7 month old compared to a 3 month old requires a lot more work. He was so busy, looking at others on the plane, peaking through the seats and passengers behind us, banging on the foldable tray, and laughing at random. πŸ™‚ He got lots of compliments from people as we got off the plane too.

We’re enjoying TEXAS, getting lots of homework done and enjoying our lovely family.

Can’t believe my little Mr. is 7 almost 8 months already!! πŸ˜€

(Playing with the pool pass is sooo much fun!)

(Rocking the shades, in the carrier like a pro πŸ™‚ <3)

(Tasty thumb)

(Ready for winter! Bring on the SNOW :-D)

(“You don’t need your homework mommy!”)

(WATERMELON YUM!)

(Early morning smiles)

My beautiful *7 months old* little darling! ❀

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Aiden…6 months

Somebunny is…..*6 months old*!!!!!!! I seriously cannot believe my little man is half a year old already..geez the time has FLOWN by. πŸ™‚

At 6 months…Aiden..

-has become more aware of his hands and uses his fingers Β more precisely. We’ve caught him starting as his fingers as we moves them around, with a look on his face like “whoaaa, that’s cool!”

-has started SOLIDS, though it’s not a complete immersion into solids since he gets all of his nutirtion from mommy’s milk still. { I will say as excited as I was to start solids,…I didn’t factor in the consequences of loaded diapers these days…not so fun..haha :-P)

-loves sweet potatoes, carrots and pears, isn’t really a big fan of bananas.

-has been having visits from the TEETHING bug lately…we’ve definitely seen a few days of random irriatblitly especially at night, lots of drooling, and tons of fussiness. :-/ Still not teeth yet though…hoping the teething bug will peak so we can get a few days of rest soon.

-it’s getting better everyday with pulling out his paci and putting it back in now.

-has discovered his feet…or better yet the taste of his wittle toes.

-LOVES books…all books, especially opening them and EATING them.

-has been sitting up more and more but still prefers to recline and relax 70% of the time. Sitting up on his own is apparently overrated to him.

-loves to snuggle and be held

-recognizes Daddy and smiles with joy when he comes home from work.

-recognizes Lucas and Lexie now and laughs when he sees them.

-is STILL the master of rolling over from tummy to back…we place him on his tummy and try to lift his legs to help him get into the crawling position but he straightens out and rolls over and SMILES at his accomplishment.

-watched part of his first Texas football game. Hook ‘Em Horns!

-loves his monkey but also enjoys Maya’s V-Tech barnyard toy.

-has the cutest curls especially on the side of his head.

-sees mom and whines, and reaches for me to pick him up. Totally a mommy’s boy πŸ™‚

-TALKS…began to say “Da-da-da-da-da,” Β “Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba,” “Ga-ga-ga-ga-ga” and “Ghee-Ghee-Ghee-Ghee.” I’ve been trying to get him to say “Ma-ma” but he has yet to pick up on it.. of course! lol

-is very curious and aware of his surroundings whenever we go somewhere and is always so interested in these new places. It’s adorable to see his little brain hard in thought.

I can’t believe how fun he is at this age, it’s definitely a change from a newborn, though I do miss those days sometimes, I greatly enjoy this new chapter of our lives. He’s becoming more of a big boy each and every day!

“I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always,
As long as I’m living,
my baby you’ll be.”

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