Friday, May 23, 2014

Trippy: Six Months Old

My little boy is already six months! I have such a love hate relationship with this growing up business... Sigh. 

Tripp's likes: the post-diaperchange hip wiggle (gotta get that on video soon), eating solid foods(!), rolling and rolling and rolling, putting everything in his mouth, his playmat, outside, snoozing in the (fake) Ergo and cuddling with Mommy. 
This silly face. 

Mall shoppin' while Dad was outta town. 

First park visit of the Spring Season. 


Tripp's dislikes: sharing bath toys and washcloths, new teeth, car rides over 2 hours long, beards, putting himself back to sleep in the middle of the night and pacifiers when he's not sleepy. 
Trying to escape. 

Also this month: Tripp took his first camping trip! He had a ball! (See previous post for details on that trip). 

Hangin' out in the tent. 

Sister's sippy cup is really cool. 


Enjoying the view of his blanket at Lake Placid. 

New tricks: rolling back to belly, putting his pacifier in by himself, grasping and passing objects from hand to hand, stellar hand and mouth coordination, blowing raspberries, knowing his name and saying 'mamamama' when he's hungry or upset. 
The I-Just-Rolled-Over face. 

Sleep: a bit hit or miss these days. In other words, unpredictable and inconsistent. Tripp goes to bed around 6pm, and wakes up between 1 to 4 times a night. Sometimes he goes back to sleep with a reinserted paci and simple shushing, other times it takes a full on nursing session or the standing baby bounce-n-jiggle.. However, now that he's 6mon old, we will be on a mission to sort out this night waking business. Mommy can't take many more interrupted nights of sleep! Naps are just as scattered.. We were doing better about two weeks ago, but then we went camping and got two teeth, so we are back at square one. 

Eating: we started solid foods! This part of baby life is easily the best!  I love making Tripp's baby food, LOVE IT. 
I started two weeks prior to him turning 6mon old, as he was beyond ready. He has had bananas, avocados, oatmeal and mangos. And he loves it all! I had heard that boys eat a lot, and now I can vouch for much truth in that statement. 

I sure do love this little man.

Thursday, May 15, 2014


Taking a five month old and a two and a half year old anywhere, I mean camping, for five days is a gamble. This time around we came out on top. I am so impressed and so in love with my little family. 

Camping and being outside are two things that Jarod and I are quick to agree on and can do well together. So to celebrate the end of his semester, we threw our tent, some sleeping bags, a dog and the two cutest kids I know, into the Pilot and headed north east to the Adirondack Mountains. 
It was a laid back, low key, low expectation family trip. We ate meals around the campfire, went on a few hikes, saw a waterfall, played in the river, had a fox visit, learned to poop by trees, ate a lot of "golden bwown" marshmallows, played in the dirt and pine needles, weathered rain and wind, and watched Daddy climb "waaaay up high". Charlie Ann had some of her cutest sayings thus far.. Including, "I so excited!" "A lottttttta times" "woasted mashmawwows". Completely adorable. She was genuinely thrilled about every part of the trip. Tripp was a trooper too. He was teething most of the time, which meant more nursing through the night, but otherwise, he loved being outside too. 

Let's keep our fingers crossed that these kiddos will do this well again in another month or two :)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Charlie Ann's words

Probably more for my personal memory than any one else's... But these just crack me up. Sweet little girl. 

Magga Mugga (magna doodle)

I Supa Gul (I am Super Girl)

Bonina (banana)

Boobies (blueberries)

Itsee Biber (all bugs, derived from "Itsy Bitsy Spider")

Why Why Why Berry  (at the library)

Bagel Butta (bagel with cream cheese)

Foo Gus (school bus)

Calipipper (caterpillar)

Flooret (floor)

Store-et (store)

Overet (over)

Dooret (door)

Mawn (more)