Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Happy 6 months!

Happy 6 months Bentley!

[6 months was officially on 11.27, better late than never.]

You weigh 21 lb 6 oz.

You are 27" in length.

Your noggin' is 17" round..

You wear size 3 diapers & size 6 or 9 month clothing.

You are such a good eater!
You drink 6 oz bottles & eat a fruit or veggie at lunch & dinner.
Your favorite thing to eat is bananas & least favorite is green beans.
Proof below.

You are sleeping good! clockwork {knock on wood} you go to bed at 8:00, up at 3:30 {although you are doing this less & less, YAY!} for a small 2 oz bottle & diaper change, then up again around 7.
Sometimes I'll scoop you up in the morning & put you in bed with me for some extra zzz's.
This snuggle time is one of my favorite things in the world :)

You love going on walks.
We have tried taking advantage of all this unseasonally warm weather mother nature has provided lately!

You can now sit up by yourself & love to be Mr. Independent.

You love to chew on your fingers, preferably both thumbs thumbkins at the same time.

Your favorite toys are your playmat, monkey bouncer, exersaucer & Sophie.
You are in the phase where anything that is not nailed, bolted, or screwed down is put directly into your mouth.

You are on the cusp of rolling & are showing interest in crawling.
Anytime we do tummy time you belly scoot around, it's hilarious!

Your other trick at the moment is rocking from side to side.
*thx GiGi for teaching this wild behavior ;)

November was a hard month for you between teething, a cold that lasted two weeks, & a TERRIBLE stomach virus.
Two doctor visits within four days = not a fun time.
We did lots of lovin', cuddlin', & nappin'.

[that lip.
be still my heart.]

Your favorite songs are:
Row Row Row Your Boat
Wheels On The Bus
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt

You are our bundle of sunshine little BB.
You literally are our everything.
I cannot believe it's been six months since you made your way into this world & right into our hearts.

Happy 6 months baby boy,
we love you. we love you. we love you.

ps-every little boy needs a little blue tree.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

oh Christmas tree.

This past wknd we got our Christmas tree!

{ Bentley refused to smile...oh the life of a 6 month old ;) }
Little by little we have gotten the house decorated!
I am like a kid in a candy store this time of year but I can truly tell you that having a baby in the house puts the magic back into the season.

dwntwn parade.

couple pics from parade fun...


Thanksgiving: Wintergreen style.

I'm baaack!
Picture problem FIXED!
So let's get caught up!!!
For Thanksgiving we headed up to my Uncle & Aunt's mountain house @ Wintergreen.
We had such a good time & wonderful memories were made.
Lunch @ Devil's Backbone
followed by relaxing at the house while everyone arrived!
we started off the day with my parent's legendary bloody mary's & brunch

 then us girls got to cookin'!
We had fried turkey, dressing, broccoli casserole, sweet potato casserole, & cranberry sauce.

after dinner everyone just relaxed & watched tv

cousin day @ the breweries in the valley.



girls day @ the spa
enough said.
that evening we played pool & hung out around the house for our last night there.
hubs playing slots.
such a great kickoff to the holiday season!!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012





Friday, November 16, 2012 won't be like this for long.

this song holds so much truth & has been one that I turn to constantly as a new mom.

through the sleepless nights {what is sleep? oh that's right, it's that thing we used to do at night} and the worrying {are we doing this right? are we doing that right?} and the tears {GOOD & bad}...we keep telling ourself that "this phase is gonna fly by so baby just hold on 'cause it won't be like this for long."

Parenthood is not for the weak nor weary, but it truly is a glimpse of heaven.

Thursday, November 1, 2012


 Last night we hosted a dinner party to celebrate Bentley's...or should I say Frankenboo's first Halloween :)

Pre-party Johnny Jump-Up session.

fun Halloween decor.

love him <3


the main attraction...

fun memories :)

Monday, October 29, 2012

Happy 5 months!

Happy 5 months Bentley :)

No wellness visit this month (yay for no shots!) so I have to guess at your weight, thinking around 18 lbs?!

You are in a size 3 diaper, size 2 shoes, & size 6 month clothes.

You have a small bud on your gum for a soon-to-be tooth!

You found your toes this month & love to play with them.

You are very social & talk non-stop, we would LOVE to know your thoughts little man.

You are rolling from side to side like a champ.

You eat baby food at lunch & date, you have tried green beans, green peas, peaches, bananas, sweet potatoes, & pears.

You are sleeping good, with the exception of a nightly wake up around 3:30...all you need is a quick 2 oz bottle & you go right back to snoozing.

This month you had your first cold :(

You love to watch tv with your is one of your faves.

oh my sweet boy, you fill our hearts with so much happiness.
every day brings new growth & development.
we love watching you soak up this big world for the first time.

your daddy & i love you so much Bentley-Boo!