Our little boy

Our little boy
Our Little Miracle

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Halfway to One!

Happy Half Birthday River!  This month has been full of lots of firsts.....You started off with eating rice cereal then peas, green beans, squash and finally carrots today!  You LOVE to eat and you are getting really good at it.  Even though we are starting food you still nurse 100%.  You are still amazing at it and really enjoy it.  It is still our special time together.   You still love Mommy but you are  starting to enjoy Daddy more and more each day. 
You took your first real trip to Rattlesnake Lake....and LOVED it!
 You also love all things outside and where the action it.  Grass you think is fun to pull and try to eat...
The water table was ok.....but you were more interested in what your brother was doing.  As per the norm these days!
 You have figured out how to roll anywhere you want to go.  Luckily it is normally towards your brother who LOVES that you are so into him!
 You are even doing what I call lucky crawling.  You are getting up on all fours and sometimes you kick your feet just right to move.  You are also starting to pull yourself around in a kind of army crawl!
 Even though you are now is size THREE diapers and fitting nicely into size 6 to 9 month clothes, we are starting to see your neck again!
 You are also very into this blanket.  It is small but you love to chew on all the different tags!  Its been hot here but you seem to be handling just fine.
You still love to snooze in the carrier when we are out and about but are finally starting to take naps in you crib as well!
Happy SIX months River Nolan!  You are growing up WAY to fast but we are enjoying every minute of every day the best we can.  We love you SO much!♡♡♡

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day

To the Best Dad......
 And Papa around!
We wish you a very special day!  Thank you for all that you do for us each and every day!  
We LOVE you,
Mason and River

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Mr. Blue Eyes

This little man....or should I say BIG man is now wearing 6 month clothing!!!!!
 He is one SOLID boy!!!! No he is NOT 6 months yet but very very soon!

115th US OPEN

On Thursday Tom and I (along with Papa) went to the first round of the US OPEN.
The merchandise tent.....it felt like a REAL store not a TENT!
 The perimeter walls were just covered with hats!
 Walking to find a spot to watch.....
This is the second tee.....
Yup we were THAT close.....
 (Not zoomed in)
 Watched them put the 16th hole in
We found a spot in the middle of the 2nd hole where we could watch the drive, the approach shot and then the putting.....
Again it was AMAZING to be so close to players that you watch on tv!
 The 17 hole.....
We spent most of our time on the 16th hole where we sat in the grandstands.  We saw all the players come through!  This is the group of Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott and Sergio Garcia.   
Later we watched Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson and Angel Cabrera come through but those pictures are on Tom's phone so I will post another time.  After we watched the morning groups, go through, we had lunch and we watched Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler and Louis Oosthuizen play number 2 before we left.  

We had orginally planed on taking the boys with us but after Nana and Papa went to the first practice round we all decided it was not a good idea.  Nana stayed home with the boys while Tom, myself and Papa went.  We got up at 4am just to get to the parking site where we had to catch the shuttle to get to the course.  Just a little in site we did not make it onto the course until after 730am!  The course is beautiful but not ment to have people walking all around it, so we decided to pick a spot and stay put.  We did watch all the moring groups and almost all the afternoon groups play the hole we were sitting at.  
I am so glad we were able to go and experience it.  I hope once the boys get older we can experience it with them as well!   

UW 4.5 Years Later

On Wednesday we took a trip down to good old UW for our annual follow up with the high-risk clinic.  First we got weighed and measured.....Mason is
 14.8 kg (33lbs) 7.76%
40" tall 9.87%
head circumference 52.5cm 90%
Corrected age is 53 months 21 days.  
The measurements were according to his actual age not corrected. The doctors are happy with his growth even if he is bearly on the chart.  He is still on his slope so that is all that matters.  

After meeting with the pediatricians it was time for lunch. We had a picnic down by the water. ...  

We watched the boats go by
and threw some rocks! 
Then it was time to go back in and meet with the psychologist. 
River and I hung out behind the two way glass so not to be a distraction. 
Mason did a great job with all 10 parts of the evaluation!   We will get the offical results in a month or so but again the psychologist was happy with how he did and was not worried about anything.

Even though Mason is going to be five shortly after school starts,  he misses the cut off to go to kindergarten this fall.  Regardless we would have held him back just because he would be SO young!  So this fall Mason will be starting preschool!