Thursday, July 31, 2014

8 months

Your 8th month has been GRAND baby boy! Sissy is home on summer break and our school year activities have died down. We spend a lot of time as a family of 5 these days and it is FULL TIME LOVIN for you mighty man!
You also broke your first tooth! It was a beast! If you look closely you can see that tiny little tooth FINALLY made it's appearance...not without a fight though :) You may be a little "tender" like your daddy ;) haha
{too cute for words}

You are also quite vocal these days :) Our house a lot more noisy now! I just love those baby babbles though. Melts my heart! You also are making an adorable little squeaky noise these days. You only do it once in the video but usually do it over and over :) Your best tricks these days are squeaking, scooting, blowing bubbles with your lips ...
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I think this is the perfect picture of what it looks like to be the baby of 3 hahaha...
Don't worry Milo it's good for you ;) For the hardships of being the youngest of 3 also comes with many privileges that you will have that your biggens won't because Mommy and Daddy will have already been through it twice before you! I'm sure we will have chilled out a lot by then and quite frankly, probably exhausted too :) You will get away with many things. You will be doted on, pampered, worried about and taken care of your whole life. You're everyones baby after all! But first, you've gotta to do the time...
"Mommy help me!!!"

You think your brother is SO cool and he loves being the "big guy". All he has to do is run by and you laugh like this. I'm seeing so many fun times ahead with you two!
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You've been watching your brother intently and are learning to make a little mischief of your own! The very first time you let me put you down our walk out of your sight this day was to get into the magazines...just like a little boy is supposed to do :)
We went on your second picnic to Kerry park. Your sissy and Luca played hard while you sat there and looked adorable. 
You and Pippa are still buds. She still watches out for you wherever you go! Now I'm having to make sure you don't pull her ears! She's very patient with you though. 
I snapped this little picture on the left and it reminded me of one of my favorite pictures of your Daddy! 
Twinks!!!
Mommy has to let you cry to make you sleep sometimes. Sissy absolutely can't stand it. I caught her sneaking in giving you little kisses :)
I think her favorite thing this summer has been taking care of you! She loves to change your diaper and clothes. You are like her own little baby doll. 
Our Friday and Saturday mornings when Daddy is home have looked a lot like this...
playing outside while we cook out in the gorgeous weather...
holding your bottle for the very first time!
 More sissy bonding! 
By the way I think this is the sweetest picture ever. I see her care and protection and your vulnerability with her. 
 I love walking in after your naps and seeing this little face smiling at me! (when you're not crying mamamamama of course...that's equally as sweet if you ask me)...
Just a few days shy of turning 8 months, you started "scooting"! You have amazing upper body strength. It's like an army crawl :) You've started using one little foot to help push. But either way, you can definitely get where you need to go!

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You are getting so big...but you will forever be my newborn baby :)




Photo Dump

We are having so much fun this summer that I write a bajillion blog posts and still have to have a photo dump :)  

 Milo and his watch dog. Love. This adorable duo needs a name...like Milo and Company :)
{Milo & Co.}
Milo, being the baby, certainly gets his fair share of TLC and pampering. I'm sure all the others will claim that he has it the easiest (according to Mike-the 3rd child). But I'm just saying...he has his fair share of problems!
3rd child probs right here for your viewing pleasure...
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More pics from Thomas...


 love my girl...always up for a good time!

 riding Thomas!
 early morning donut date with Daddy
This weekend, Ella and I will set sail to Paradise Bay for a slumber party girls weekend (+Milo) at a friend's beach house! Can't wait :)

Greenlake

Another hot spot for us this summer, also just a couple miles down the road, Greenlake! We haven't spent much time at the actual lake part or the play areas because we can't stay out of the wading pool! It's a nice area to stay cooled off. The biggens have endless fun and the babe is cool and entertained :) These little adventures are totally worth the 2 hours it takes me to pack, prep and get out of the house...



 love this pic...he has the sweetest eyes...just like his Daddy!
 what a babe!


 .cutie bootie.
he loved the water

 When Daddy went to play with E & L, I seized the opportunity for a photo opp with my baby boo boo! {clearly I'm obsessed with this child} They're only this little once and it's not for long!





 .baby shades.



Golden Gardens

This lovely little place on earth is just 2.2 miles from our back door! We love Golden Gardens. Mommy got brave last week and spent the day with all 3 lovelies at the beach...solo :) Daddy was working away so we decided to join friends to beat the heat. This 85 degree weather is a bummer in Seattle! I know I know...I can hear the groans from all my Texans all the way here haha. I mean, look at this place!
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Milo enjoyed a nice nap with the warm sun, cool breeze and the sound of the waves behind him...
 my view...


 .SaNdCaStLeS.



 typical girl..gymnastics on the beach!
and sand angels!
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double trouble right here!
Look how fast this dude can run in the sand! Future track star right here...
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Luca buried in the sand :) I'm shocked he sat still long enough for that!
cooling off with cool treats...
 hahaha...that's one way to say it!

 batman pops for the boys...
 snow cones for the girls!
 baby beach bum!!!

 drying off in the sun at the playground...