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10 Months: Bottomless pit, endless energy, and finally - sleep!

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This little love turned 10 months recently! Time has FLOWN by!

James loves crawling plowing through piles of laundry, laughing at his sisters, watching the big kids play outside through the big glass window, and eating. A lot. Eating is a favorite pastime, especially MEAT. This kid is a lot of fun! Oh - AND he's finally consistently sleeping through the night! Praise the Lord! TRULY. All the praise hands. I am loving the sleep.








Little Boy on the Mooooove {9 months}

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Time is flying! And with little mister on the move, Momma feels her head spinning... just a bit!

James-y Boo is 9 months old. He started army crawling the week before he turned 8 months. Then about two weeks later, he started legit crawling. He also figured out how to go from laying down to sitting, and now he is pulling up - on everything! And he can walk along the side of things while holding on. Ohmywerd. If I felt busy before, sheesh.

He loves cords, outlets, and Sammy's water bowl... sooooo needless to say, he is being watched constantly. And he's gotten MANY hand slaps. He seems to be slooooowly getting the message. We do now have a pack n play set up in the living room with toys in it. Brendon has named this "baby prison." James doesn't love it as much as we do.

James also eats everything. Food or not. The girls now have to keep their craft table immaculate. Working on getting them there. James has now eaten Play-Doh and many scraps of paper. Plus leaves f…

Adeline at age 4!

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I've been trying to think about what to share about Adeline, and somehow whenever I do these yearly posts, things don't come as clearly as posting monthly about a baby's milestones. Soooo I'm going to try to capture Adeline at age 4 in my notes below!


Sweet thing is spunky. She will make a sweet comment or intriguing observation out of left field. Yet then she will also throw herself on the ground in a fit of frustration and tears before you can even look at her sideways. She keeps us on our toes! For sure. Adeline loves to play outside! She adores playing with her big sis and neighbor friends, but sometimes in the mornings are around lunch, she will disappear to go swing or bike ride by herself. Girlfriend loves the outdoors in whatever form it is.I think we've finally gotten to a sweet point with Adeline not waking up during the night. (Or at least these past two weeks...) BUT now Lilleigh is...Adeline loves to do things "by [her]self". I actually love i…

Adeline turned 4!!

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Adeline turned 4 this past week, and we have been celebrating! We had a birthday party and a birthday lunch at Grimaldis as a family. Tita and Morgan came up last weekend; Pappy, this weekend; and Grammy, this coming week!

(I'm seeing this post just now published, but I first tried to publish it several days ago, hence the timing that doesn't quite line up. 🙄)

I'll have to do an update of Adeline at age 4 later, but for now, here are some celebration photos! 














Jamesy Boo 8 Months

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Jamesy boo just turned 8 months! Time is flying by, and I am reminded of this each time I turn around to find him across the room from where I put him. Oh my! Keeping momma on her toes for sure. 
This month James started army crawling, and is working on a legit crawl. He can also get himself from flat on his belly to sitting up. 
Just yesterday I saw him try to pull himself up using the kids bench that goes to the craft table. Unfortunately the bench toppled over on him though, which he wasn't too happy about. 
We did have a super unfortunate finger casualty this month. James wanted to be held, and the girls wanted something cut. I picked up James and pushed his arm out of the way before cutting. Of course, he reached his little hands right back in the way right as I cut. So the tip of his index finger was chopped. Ugh. It's healed back amazingly, but even still, it was quite traumatizing for momma! But bottom line: He is fine. Brendon reminds me that won't be our last trip t…

James at 7 months

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James, you are such a ray of sunshine. I appreciate your happy disposition and go with the flow attitude. I'm thankful each day for you. I love getting to sit and just rock you to sleep.
Highlights from this month include: sink baths, baby food pouches (on the run), your first trip on an airplane and to a different state. You are almost crawling. You fully sit up by yourself. And you love playing in the water. Swimming and sink baths are probably your favorite activities.
Sleep is still a dream for momma. You were letting me give you a dream feed and then you'd sleep till sunlight. Now you've decided to wake up a couple of times in between, and mom is tired. We need to work on that. 
We had a mishap yesterday that wound us at urgent care. You decided to check out what momma was cutting. And mom should've known better. The very tip top of your index finger got cut off. Oh I've never felt so terrible. I love you, little buddy. The doctor said you're going to be okay…

Colorado, part 2

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We left Carbondale and went to Breckenridge, where we spent a couple days to ourselves before Pappy and the girls met up with us.
Some of our friends were there at the same time, so we met up with them at an old train museum/ playground.
And we roamed the streets of Breckenridge.

Adeline managed to lock herself in a bathroom when the girls were playing hide and seek. That was an adventure! But Lilleigh slid Monopoly money under the door to keep Adeline entertained during the half hour (!!) it took for us to get her out!

When Pappy and the girls got there, we went up on the mountain to do the trampoline, the Alpine slide, the maze, etc. The girls had a blast!



And one night Pappy offered to take all five girls to dinner while Brendon, James, and I had a date night! That was amazing! And it sounds like he got quite the Adeline experience too. Lots of emotions and tears.

We had to take pics of he chipmunks! Because chipmunks.


Then we all moved to the Vail Four Seasons, which was amazing. If we h…