Thursday, March 28, 2013


Here are some pictures from our staycation a few weeks ago. It was so nice having Nathan home for 9 whole days! This was the first payed vacation he's had since our honeymoon! 

Leisurely coffee at our favorite coffee shop. 

Had to take a picture of this while we were at the $$ store. Really? Squeezable marshmallow in pouch? Gross!

They boys ready for church 

This bakery is called the Beach Pea and it's in Kittery, ME. It's the closest thing to the bakery I used to work at in GA. I just wish it was closer to were we live. There is nothing in our town that comes close. 

It was 52 degrees so we sat outside

We did a little driving and saw historical Newington, NH

A little home improvement

A tree inside a tree while on our walk

Monday, March 18, 2013

Dumpling Update: 7 Months

My baby is growing up too fast! Everyone says this but it's so true. Everyday he's learning something new and growing up. It's flying by. He's mastered sitting up but is unmotivated to do much else. He has no interest in crawling or scooting except in his bed. He rolls from stomach to back well but it takes him a few tries to get from his back to his stomach. He loves, loves, loves to hold your hands and stand up. He will let go and stand on his own for a few seconds. I'm pretty sure walking and crawling will come about the same time. He's still a very happy kid most of the time and pretty easy except for his huge issue with not taking decent naps. 

Weight: 17 pounds
Length: 27.5 inches

Is still figuring out how to opening his mouth for a spoon
Loves food (as long as he's not too tired)
Is a horrible napper...seriously...horrible!
Gets up to eat 1 time a night
Can stand on his own for a few seconds
Sits up very well
Takes baths in the big tub now & loves it
Is drooling a ton 
Yells and shrieks just to hear himself
Gets super frustrated when he can't reach something
Loves music and will dance
Is super ticklish 
Hair is more strawberry blonde 
Likes to watch me cook
Gets very excited when we open the door to go outside

Friday, March 1, 2013

Cotton Candy

 There are two types of snow (that I know of) wet and dry. I categorize them as cotton candy and powdered sugar.  Our last big snow was powdered sugar. The kind that's dry and light and easy to shovel, remove from your car and drive in. Sunday we had about 3-5 inches of cotton candy snow. This snow sticks to everything, is heavy and wet, and causes horrible road conditions. Wet cotton candy snow does make for the best winter wonderland because everything is covered in white you can see.