>I love love love the Dallas Arboretum. Especially this time of year. The pumpkins are out…it’s starting to cool down…happy, shiny people looking at all of the beautiful things there. It’s a happy place! We got to go this morning with my family and it was Holden’s first trip there post womb (weird?). Tom (my mom’s boyfriend) even came out for the event! We chatted as we walked around and JR had a blast playing in the pumpkin village. My mom and Tom were out in full force sporting their fanny packs!:
Allan and I got my mom a fanny pack one year for her birthday to match Tom and this is the first time she’s actually worn it. I think she liked it!! She will probably never admit that though. It was so cute to watch Allan playing with Holden from afar.
We went to lunch at R&D Kitchen afterwards and I got their Carnitas Sandwich (yum!) then we were off to Pinkberry. OOoooooOOo my goodness. Pinkberry is heaven in a cup. GO if you haven’t yet! The one we went to was at Royal & Preston (luckily right by the temple since Allan & I needed to go). All in all, we were spoiled today by GiGi. Thanks GiGi for the awesome day! I’ll leave you with this action shot I love of me and my baby boy.
-Little Wife Power House
>WE SURVIVED! Huzzah! Today was Holden’s two month check up with his pediatrician which means we started his immunization schedule. To say I wasn’t looking forward to the shots would be an understatement. I was SO nervous for him! It’s terrible to see your child in pain and shots=pain. I found myself wishing all week that Allan would somehow miraculously be able to take off of work and go for me but alas, Friday came and no such miracle occurred.
****UPDATE***** Holden is sure feeling the after affects of the shots. He has been crying for hours. It’s so hard 🙁 🙁 🙁 Hurry up, Dad, with the baby tylenol!!
>Today was a big day for my son – he turned 2 months! He’s growing bigger every day and I just can’t help but think how much I want him to stay a little baby. Too bad they have to grow up but I know the future holds fun things for our family! We had the Guerrero’s over for dinner (roast, carrots, and potatoes – yum!) and Angel Food Cake (I can’t eat chocolate due to Holden’s sensitivity to it…worst sensitivity ever!!) Angel Food Cake is so good and SO easy to make which was good since I was definitely feeling under the weather today.
Holden was sure loving some aunt/cousin time with Lori & JR. He was laughing up a storm! Someone was just telling me at church on Sunday that most babies this young don’t smile as much as he does. What can he say, he’s living the good life!
-Little Wife Power House
>Today we lounged around most of the morning then Holden told us he wanted to see his grandparents so off we went! We got there and right off the bat the cuties (Adelle & Carrie) wanted to show off their skit they had been practicing. Boy were they good! It was about a day in the life of Garfield. Their dad was video taping it and I bet they’ll get a kick out of it when they get older. Here are the actors:
I played “You’re Bluffing” with Grandpa, Carrie, Adelle, and Allan. It’s a really fun game. Adelle creamed us! She’s such a smart girl. She can even tell you what “cumbersome” means! How many 6 year-olds do you know that can do that?! After the girls left we played “Bananas” – somewhat like scrabble but different. I’ve definitely expanded my game repertoire since marrying into the other Anderson family. Kirsten came home and played with Holden while we finished up our games. He was LOVING his Aunt Kirsten – look how happy he was:
>Don’t say I didn’t warn you 🙂 I am one proud momma today! Last night we decided to try transitioning to the crib for a full night’s sleep. I had been toying with the idea for a few days and finally decided to just go for it. I was nervous because (as I told you all before) Holden sleeps on his stomach. I may have checked on him throughout the night…at least I didn’t sleep in there on the floor like I really wanted to! It was nice having our bed back but I really missed him. It’s a little early (he’ll be two months on Monday) but I really felt like he was ready. I also didn’t want him to get wise on the fact that we were in bed with him every night (he never warmed to his Arm’s Reach Co-Sleeper for some reason). He did great! He woke up once at 3:45, ate, and went right back to sleep until 8:30. What a good boy!! I, on the other hand, could not go back to sleep until 6:15. Blah. Oh well, I got to read some, take a bath, mess around online..it was kind of nice. Okay, I’m done.
Now I’m really done 🙂
-Little Wife Power House
>We started off the morning going through our normal routine. It was sad to say goodbye to Allan after the fun three day weekend but someone’s gotta bring home the bacon, as they say. *WE MISS YOU, ALLAN!* Holden went to spa-de-la-mommy then he had to hit the gym (aka the play mat) for some tummy time:
We woke up and went through the normal routine – nursing, diaper change, bath time. It was actually a pretty relaxing morning. I even got to take a bath! Yay! Things got a little more frantic as we were approaching leaving time. Our goal was 12:00 noon (the blessing was at 1:00 PM twenty minutes away in Denton). My plan was to get to the church and have time to put him in what I like to call a “milk coma” before the blessing. It all worked out and we were right on schedule! What a miracle. There was one hiccup…my mommy brain completely forgot to dry clean his blessing outfit! How could I forget to do that with my ultra skin sensitive baby (another blog, another day)?! I felt terrible! But we had no other choice than to put him it. I figured it would be okay since it would only be about 30 minutes then we would change him right out of it. Boy was I wrong! His back/neck/stomach broke out and turned fire red, Poor little guy…I’m going to have to put on the hat of nurse mommy the next few days while his skin gets over these shenanigans. It was a beautiful day and we are just so thankful to have him in our lives! Holden looked like an angel. Not just “he looks so sweet” (although he did) but like a little spirit who was visiting us from heaven (see below).