Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Adler is 7 Months!

Our little boy is growing up so fast! Everyday is a new adventure with him and I love soaking up every moment. We are spending the month of November in Virginia because Dane has a lot of business trips. I am so excited that Adler gets to spend time with his Grandma and Grandpa and 2 of his aunts!

The biggest thing is that Adler is crawling!!! He has been mobile for a while by army crawling but right before we left for Virginia he crawled! I was so glad he did this before we left so that Dane could see the first time. There is something special about seeing him develop and grow for the first time. I love that he can get around by himself now but now I have to watch him way more closely. It might be time to start baby proofing. 

Before he learned to crawl he learned how to get to the sitting position by himself. The first time he did this he was in his crib and I found him sitting after his nap. So cute!

He has tried so many foods and I think he likes them all! He will eat anything! He has tried sweet potatoes, butternut squash, carrots, spinach and his first fruit was apples.

In Virginia Adler started giving high fives! For a few weeks now I would take his hand and show him what a high five was and then one day I just said high five and he totally gave me one! I thought it might have just been luck but he has continued to do it. I love how interactive he is becoming.

He has started reaching for us and I absolutely love it! I always told Dane I can’t wait for him to start reaching for me. It makes me smile.

I don’t know if he has said his first word or if it’s babbling but he is saying “mama” and “baba”. We feel like he knows the word “baba” (bottle) because he usually says it when it’s time to eat and he just repeats it until I make him one.

He loves songs! I have been watching the Big Bang Theory and every time the theme song comes on Adler stops what he is doing and watches the T.V. One time he was a little fussy and as soon as the song came on he stopped fussing and watched the T.V. with big eyes. It was adorable.

Sometimes in the mornings we hang out in bed for a while and I will check my phone and he puts his head on my pillow and just stares at my phone while I am on it. It is the cutest thing ever!
sorry for the dark picture

Adler has become a better napper, which makes me so happy. Now I can get stuff done. Now we need to work on putting himself to sleep at naptime like he does for bedtime!

I have loved every stage of his life and I am trying to savor each one but I am so excited that he is now crawling, sitting, eating food and becoming more interactive. I can’t wait for him to start saying words. Here are some cute pictures. Since I am in Virginia and I don’t travel with my computer (I already have enough stuff to deal with) I don’t have as many pictures but here are some favorites!

Gymboree had Eric Carle pjs and we had to get some!

*Naked baby bath picture next*

I love his eyes!

So cute when he sleeps

First time in a high chair and he loved it because he could see everything. But everything was also in grabbing distance

Playing hide-and-go-seek with mommy! (Ignore the laundry)

Adler loves it when we count to 3 because it normally means we are going to throw him or do something fun. I just love how he freaks out when we are about to say 2. I love this little boy!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Adler's Month of October

The month of October has been so much fun! Dane and I have always loved Halloween and we always tried to do something fun– but let me tell you it is way more fun with a child. I love how children bring out the celebration in you and you want to celebrate and document everything! 

First, we just had to take Adler to a little pumpkin patch with some friends. The place we went was really cute but it was geared for some older kids. It will be fun to take Adler back when he can do more of the activities. They had a little corn maze, a little train (parents couldn’t ride so neither could Adler :( ), cider and donuts, brand new kittens and of course pumpkins! 

Living in Idaho Falls means there will be wind and boy was it windy when we went. We tried to take pictures and document the experience but mostly turned into hair everywhere, squinty eyes and shivering lips. So we picked our pumpkins and called it a day. It was so fun going to the farm especially with friends.

The farm had little kittens 

Our friend's kid on these cool bikes 

Haha these things are so funny

Next, we took our first Family photo! Dane and I love Fall because the leaves change and it makes the perfect back drop for pictures! Our friends knew the perfect place to take pictures and they were right! We took Dane’s camera and set it up on a tripod and then had our friend snap pictures and get Adler’s attention. We think they turned out great and I can’t wait to show them on our Christmas card.

We went to Utah for a weekend in October and while we were there we attended the Riverwoods Trick-or-treating. All the shops in the area were handing out candy and there were games and crafts you could participate in. Dane’s brothers joined us and this was the first time Adler wore his costume. I was so happy with how it turned out! 

The reason we went down to Utah was for a Whitmore Cousin Halloween party! I love all of our cousin parties and get togethers we have and I’m glad we are close enough that we can still attend most of them. This was the first time we wore all of our costumes. I was a mermaid, Dane was a shark and Adler was a scuba diver! We made all of our costumes with a little help from my cousin sewing my skirt. We really like how they turned out.

We always try to plan stuff for these parties but just end up talking the whole time. We do sometimes get movies in and at this party we watched Hocus Pocus. I love seeing all of my cousin’s costumes and what they come up with. I love my family and I’m glad we are all so close!

Playing with Amy's new puppies

Group Shot (thanks Amy :))

Our next Halloween event was Dane’s work party. This party was a lot of fun! Each office decorated their doors and the kids went around and trick-or-treated. They had a lot of contests at the party, a pumpkin carving contest, a picture coloring contest (for the kids) and a costume contest. Adler won the costume contest which was great because the prize was blocks, which he was in desperate need of! Then we had a yummy dinner and I met a lot of Dane’s co-workers. Dane and I discovered that was the first work party I was at since he started working with KLIM. It was a great party and so much more fun with our little boy!

Dinner was in their warehouse 

Adler's prize for best costume 

The local zoo hosts a Boo at the Zoo and ever since I saw an ad for it at the beginning of October I couldn’t wait to go!. They decorated the zoo in hundreds of lights and the kids would walk around the zoo and trick-or-treat. Some of the animals were still out so we walked around and looked at those as well. Adler is still too young to be interested in animals. He likes looking at them for a second and when we make the noises he likes it but then is easily distracted. They also had a costume contest and Adler took 1st place! He got a stuffed penguin and it was so cute because he kept hugging it. It was fun walking around the zoo and seeing all of the other kids. We will definitely do this again next year!

This face cracks me up!!


I love his face in this picture!

Waiting to be judged at the costume contest 

Picture with the other winners and the judges

Finally Halloween!! We were so excited for Adler’s first Halloween. We went over to our friend’s house and hung out and ate pizza before we left. Then we all got ready and headed out to trick-or-treat. Adler didn’t really understand what we were doing but we were outside and he loves to be outside even in the cold. I think he gets hot easily and loves to be cold. After TOT we went back to our friend’s house and just hung out. Alder crawled everywhere and we watched some Halloween movies and drank Hot Chocolate. 

So much candy!

Trick-or-treating is tiring

Halloween this year was so much fun! Even having a 7 month old that doesn’t get the concept of Halloween makes the holiday even more enjoyable than it was with just Dane and I. Adler wore his costume 5 times and he was so good at keeping his goggles on his head and not getting annoyed by his scuba tank! It was a great October and I’m glad we got to do so much this month. I can’t wait for Thanksgiving and Christmas.