Saturday, June 27, 2015

Adler 13-15 Months!

I have decided to continue writing a monthly post for Adler but instead of one a month I will combine a few months. Hopefully they won’t be as long but I want to remember all his milestones. I hope I can keep this up and do it for my other children but we will see. I also heard a great idea of turning all these blog posts into a book for Adler when he is older or for myself. 

13 months:
-The biggest thing Adler is doing is walking!!!! He has been taking steps since he was 11 months but on April 27th he started walking! 
-Loves the water and when we were in Mexico my aunt taught him the basics of swimming like holding his breath and we can pass him back and forth between two people under water. 
-He smells flowers and it is so cute!

14 months:
-He folds his arms when we tell him it’s time for prayer
-He tries to snap and it’s the cutest thing!
-He can say grandma (ga-ma), ba (ball), Ba (bath), and car
- He gives hugs and I love it!

15 months:
-He know what a lion says, a shark (chomp while clapping his hands together), a snake (sticking his tongue in and out), a monkey, a sheep, a gorilla (bangs on his chest) and Darth Vader (thanks to his Opa!) We always joke that he still doesn’t know what a dog or cat says and those always seem to be the easiest.

-Whenever he hears a plane in the sky he looks up and tries to find it.
-He can find his nose, eyes, hair, teeth, tongue, chin and sometimes his ears. He can also find them on other people sometimes.

-I don’t know when kids get good at throwing balls but I feel like Adler has a good arm!
-For the most part he can identify my family in pictures even Grandpa.

-When he plays with cars (which he loves!) he totally makes sound effects. This makes Dane happy!
-He is working on saying everyone's name in my family. He can say Mda (Amanda) and Bri (Brittany) we are just working on Courtney and Melissa!

-These last two are my favorite and I need to get videos to truly show how awesome it is! 
1. If you have seen the movie Big Hero 6 you know that when Baymax does “pound it blow it up” he goes balalalala well when you tell Adler to “pound it” although he doesn’t make a fist (working on that) he totally makes the balalala sound with his tongue. I die every time he does it!
2. One time Courtney looked at Adler and pointed her fingers at him and clicked her tongue (click click) Adler looked back at her and copied her! We laughed so hard! He can’t stick his thumb up with his pointer finger but it is adorable!

Adler is growing so fast and I love watching his little personality come out! 
Look at this face!

I had to get us matching shoes :)

Playing in the kids pool

We got this cool Eagle balloon at a carnival and I wanted to take a picture of Adler with it but that was harder to do than I thought...I love his face in this picture.

Giving the eagle kisses 

I love his outfit here!

This was my Mother's day picture 

Love his dino pjs

I am so happy with this purchase! It was his birthday present and he loves it!

I love that face!

This is my favorite picture right now! Hugs are my favorite! 

Sitting in mommy's old chair
Watching the rain

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

My Favorite Diaper Bag: Fawn Design

When I was first pregnant and started the process of picking out the perfect baby accessories, I knew exactly what kind of diaper bag I wanted. But there was one problem– the idea in my head on what I wanted didn’t exist. So I satisfied my diaper bag needs with a couple different ones (but also I really like bags so I couldn’t help but buy multiple). Once Adler was born, I kind of gave up hope on finding the perfect diaper bag and I was pretty happy with the bags I had found.

When Adler turned 9 months I finally found the PERFECT diaper bag. It had everything I was looking for: a backpack, a classic look, pockets to organize stuff on the inside and outside and enough space to fulfill my overpacking needs. I couldn’t believe I found one but the only problem was it wasn’t available until March. I stumbled upon it on Kickstarter one day and after learning about the company and looking at her amazing bags I knew I had to fund her project so that I could own my perfect diaper bag. 

I counted down the days until it would arrive and when it finally did I was so happy! Since Adler was now one I was even more anxious to find a bag that I could use as a diaper bag that gave me a lot of room but didn’t really scream “diaper”. 

This diaper bag is great because it can be used as a backpack (my favorite feature!) or you can use the shoulder strap which has proved very helpful when I’m in a hurry and my hands are too full to swing the backpack straps on each shoulder. 

One of my other requirements was that my bag needed tons of pockets. Especially ones on the outside for bottles. Now I use one for a sippy cup and one for a bottle in case we are out and can’t get home in time.

The bag has plenty of storage compartments which is a mother’s best friend because who has time to dig for the pacifier when your baby is tired and crying. It has 5 internal pockets which I have filled with his pacifier, tissues, some teething tablets (just in case) and many other things. 

Being a new mom is an adventure. I am always trying to plan as much as I can but those plans always change with a baby. I’m so happy that I was able to find a bag to keep up with my adventures. It’s durable for the unexpected, ultra functional which is important for moms, easy to clean when things get messy, and has tons of space that I fill with fun things for when things get a little too boring for Adler. And it looks great. It doesn’t get much better than that!