Since it is officially summer I am trying to take full advantage of everything summer related, that’s why I made a summer bucket list so we can make some amazing memories!
1. Watch a sunset at the beach
2. Lot’s of pool lounging
3. Make homemade popsicles
4. Watch fireworks
5. Eat BBQ!
6. Picnic at the park
7. Take an adventure to Disneyland
8. Make fresh lemonade
9. Go to the farmers market
10. Eat as many smores as posible
Avery is five months old! Every time I take his monthly photo I think… how is he already this old? It’s so true what they say- it all goes way to fast! At five months old he is figuring out he has a tongue and lips so he is making more sounds than just cooing (it’s hysterical). He has been teething since about 3 and half months so he has his good and bad days with that, but that little bottom tooth is making it’s way out. Also he is officially in the grabbing stage… He grabs everything and then it goes straight in his mouth!
One of my absolute favorite things about having a baby is celebrating holidays. Even though we are no longer in Canada and my husband and I are not Canadian I still want to celebrate for him since he is a duel citizen… plus I will never object to a fun day with my boy! So, happy Canada day to all the Canadians out there!!
While I was pregnant I started taking prenatal yoga… I had never taken yoga before but thought it might be the best time to try it out and surprise, surprise I loved it! It truly helped me during my labor and I was excited to take Avery to the baby and me yoga class when he was old enough… Then came the move and things got shaken up. My husband being the amazing guy he is found a baby and me yoga class close to our new apartment for us to try out. Turns out Avery loves going even more than I do! So now it’s a twice a week thing- it’s amazing meeting other Moms and watching Avery interact with the other babies!!
First off, Happy Father’s Day to all you Fathers, Grandfathers, and Father Figures! We celebrated our first Father’s Day by waking up extra early and surprising Dad with donuts and gifts, then we headed to his favorite little sandwich shop for lunch. Nothing to exciting but it’s exactly what he wanted to do! From the moment my husband found out about Avery he pretty much began his journey to becoming the Dad he is today. They have a truly special bond… it’s fascinating to watch. When I see them together I am absolutely sure they are meant to be Father & Son. He is a perfect role model for him and I can’t wait to see when they do next. His excitement and commitment to being Avery’s Dad is unparalleled.
On Wednesday I woke up with the baby, did our usual routine, headed to yoga, then errands… Running errands with a baby is always difficult but when you return home and there are beautiful flowers waiting for you, your day suddenly seems worth the extra 30 minutes it took to get out the door. I believe everyone should receive surprise flowers at some point in their life. You can’t help but smile! Happy weekend!
We have already taken Avery to the pool a handful of times but it never stops being fun so we just keep going. We only take him in for maybe 15 minutes every time but he seems to enjoy it more and more and this last time he actually started splashing the water. It was a pretty exciting Sunday! Other than that he likes to sit and watch the palm fronds blow in the wind. And as for me I just enjoy my time outside. Once you have a baby you sometimes forget to take some time for yourself and every once in a while you have a moment of “ahh” this is amazing!
Today is Friday and National Donut Day! I don’t know if it gets much better than that. I hope you all are treating yourself to as many donuts as your belly can hold and topping it off with a happy weekend!
Avery is officially 4 month old! It seems like the days are flying by but going so slow at the same time… I love how his little personality is developing everyday. He loves to laugh, play pick-a-boo, blow spit bubbles, and smile at himself in the mirror. He has also started rolling over front to back and back to front which means diaper changes are more challenging than ever and he has a tooth that has already broken through. Teething hasn’t been to bad but he certainly has his days/moments when it seems like it bothers him but for the most part he is one happy boy!
He just had his 4 month checkup and shots and his growth is right on point which is always reassuring as a new Mom. We also just adjusted his Stokki crib from the bassinet size to the full crib size witch was bitter sweet but exciting. Since he no longer is swaddled during sleep he tends to sleep on his side which I feel is kind of unusual for a baby but maybe not… I was feeling nervous about his sleep positions but the doctor said it’s fine. If there is one thing I have learned in these 4 months it’s that every baby is different and sometimes you just have to let your little one do what works for them… even if other Mom are there to judge you.
When we lived in California before, we lived in the Santa Monica area. This time we are located in the Burbank area which means we are in “The Valley”. This means summer is a whole new ball game. It gets about 10 degrees hotter or colder in the valley meaning when it’s hot, it’s really hot! I experienced this for the first time this past weekend when there was a heat wave. It was like summer was here and it made me want to start planning all kinds of fun activities. Luckily we have a fabulous pool and central air… otherwise I doubt we would make it though summer in the valley. Im very much looking forward to pool days, popsicles, BBQ’s, and movie marathons these coming months. Now that Avery is here I want to make sure he gets to do as many fun things as possible, I know he is still to little to know what’s going on but that doesn’t mean we can’t start our family traditions!