Tuesday, July 31, 2012

7 months and CRAWLING!

My awesome little family!
Mason is crawling!
He likes going on the swings at the park
He loves to be held
He is starting to recognize people
He wants EVERYTHING he sees
He moans when he is unhappy
He started teething and he was not a happy baby, he was actually in more pain than Alexa was at his age
He has two teeth on the bottom. His right one came in first, 7/20, and the very next day, 7/21, his left one broke through
He gets bored very easily with his toys
He still does not like to be in his carseat
He can hold his own bottle very well
He takes two two hour naps a day
He goes to bed around 7:30-8:00
He loves to play in water whether it be a bath or pool he loves splashing around
He likes to stand as much as possible

Everyday that goes by is bittersweet when it comes to how I feel about my children. I can't wait to watch them grow everyday but yet I want them to stay little as long as possible. I'm so fortunate that I get to stay home with them everyday and the thought of my firstborn going to school breaks me heart. I know she is only 2 but time goes by even faster when you have kids. It's going to be weird not having her home and just being home with 1 baby. Then it's going to be worse when I have no babies at home with me. When you have kids you feel a love like no other and you start worrying about them from the day you find out you're pregnant. Some days are more stressful than others, but everyday is totally worth it! :) I'm so lucky to have my two healthy little babies!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Belle and Ariel

A couple weeks ago I went to Hollywood to celebrate my friend's bachelorette party and as we were driving past Los Angeles I mentioned this little hole in the wall street called Olvera Street. For all of you who know me I love this street because there is a place I get Mexican food and I LOVE their taquitos! My mouth is watering as I'm typing this. Anyways, I mentioned it and the girls were all up for trying my place out. They liked it and after we decided to walk to China Town since it was right across the street. It was a different experience that's for sure. It didn't smell good and we saw a lot of weird people. More than usual in Los Angeles. However, they did have great deals on clothes and such. One of the things that I saw that I just had to get were little turtles. I instantly fell in love with how small and cute they were and for $5 I thought it was awesome! Plus it was only $1 for their food so why not get them. Well, it wasn't such a great deal because I forgot to think about what was going to happen as they grew, haha. I talked with my brother, the animal/reptile expert pretty much, the next day and he said that the turtles I got were slider turtles and I basically bought them illegally because they are not to be sold that little. That is why you see them bigger in pet stores. Plus they are stinky pets and as they grow I would need to buy a bigger tank so they can swim and I would have to clean the tank constantly. I thought about the cons for a second and thought yeah they had to go. I already have 3 people and a dog that I look after and pick up after and I can't handle another thing to take care of more than I thought I would. Anyways, Matthew found a lady that takes these turtles in and finds a good home for them so he met her at her part-time job at Prehistoric Pets and that was the end to our foster pets Belle and Ariel. It was nice having them, but it was also nice to have them gone and in good hands. Here are some pictures before they left so we will never forget that mommy did something stupid and bought turtles. I actually may have done these turtles a favor in buying them and giving them away to the lady that we did because these poor things were sitting in the sun, in hot weather, in China Town so I may have saved their lives and now they can live the 30+ years they were meant to live! Just not at my house! :)

Friday, July 6, 2012

6 Months old!

Mason is 6 months and he is growing up so fast. I can't believe that in 6 more months we'll be celebrating his 1st birthday! Crazy!

Mason is 27 in. tall
He weighs 18 lbs.
He takes about 2 2 hour naps a day now
He moans when he doesn't get what he wants and he wants everything
He loves his fruits and veggies
He loves sucking on ice
His teething is really bad and his gums are swollen but no teeth yet
He can sit up all by himself
He can hold himself up on his hands and legs but he isn't crawling yet
He loves walking in his walker and gets around the house pretty easily
He loves walking while his hands are being held
He loves water... Alexa can squirt him with her squirt gun and he doesn't seem to care. Plus he splashes himself a lot when he swats his hands down into the water