Monday, June 28, 2010

Who does D look like??

Mommy?                    or                   Daddy?

Saturday, June 26, 2010

When there's Itchin' there's B____n'

Oh NOOOOO....... don't tell me my eczema* is back again??!!!

PUHLEASE God, make it stop itching!!!!!!!!!!!

*This is how he felt last week with a really bad flare up...he is back to his normal self at the moment  :)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Dillon {7 months}

Oh Mr Baby...if only you knew how cute you were at this age...actually you probably already know because you sure know how to work it to get what you want!  You have been changing and growing so much over the past month, mommy and daddy can hardly believe it! Here is what you are doing these days:

You weigh 17 pounds 6 ounces... Mommy only weighed 18 pounds at a year!

We had to take you to the doctor recently because of your horrible eczema. Poor baby, we feel so bad when you are itching and sad. You still manage a smile when mommy comes to pick you up after a rough (skin) day.

You learned how to feed yourself with your fingers. It was so fun watching you figure it out. You like to pick up diced bananas and your puffins cereal.

Mommy taught you how to sign more. You are pretty good at when you want to be!

You can sit up all by yourself and play for a long time before falling over! You love to sit up and take everything in.

You have tried to clap a couple times! You love to give Mommy and Daddy high fives... you are probably giving yourself a high five since you only move one hand, haha.

Mommy and Daddy love you, little one. Spending time with you is our favorite part of the day!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Father's Day Weekend

Dillon and his daddy, who he just adores!  :)

We spent Father's Day weekend down in Charlotte, one of my favorite places to visit in NC! Evan was playing in the State Games for lacrosse and he pretty much cooked himself outside all weekend. It was so hot, Mr Baby and I could only watch 30 min of the first game on Saturday before we said buh bye!  I was dripping in sweat and the poor baby had rosy cheeks. We decided to go visit a friend in SC(just over the border) who met Mr B for the first time, while I met her hubby for the first time!  It was a lot of fun catching up and seeing her new house. We went out for dinner and strolled around uptown later that night. Mommy even had a couple peach martinis...yummy! It was another hot day on Sunday so instead of cheering on daddy(he said it was okay) Mr B and I stayed in the ac and had breakfast together.

Then we took daddy out for Fathers day lunch. And of course, you can't leave Charlotte without going to Ikea! 
ps-not a fan of the high chair...he said he wants a comfortable one. We agreed.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Chillin in my Pool

What a HOT weekend it has been....I'm ready for the fall already!  The only way to beat the heat is to stay inside all day(not good with an active 6 month old) or to cool off the pool!

We bought a little baby pool from Target and tried it out last weekend. Mr Baby didn't like sitting down because it was too cold. He just wanted to jump. We were too busy to wait for the water to warm up, so this weekend we had time to cook the pool for a while before getting in. What a difference! His BeBe Pod chair worked wonderfully as a pool float for him. Since he isn't heavy enough to weigh it down, he was floating around bobbing up and down. He loved chillin in the water splashing his hands and feet. The only thing he was missing was an ice cold Corona....haha!

This Friday, Mr B and I are going to a friend's neighborhood pool and I think he will LOVE kicking around in the big pool. Now its time to find a real pool float!

Chocolate Goodness

 What do you get when you combine chocolate with sugar, butter and crackers? The best toffee crunch bars EVER.
  This recipe was made three times in the past week at our house. Once for a lacrosse picnic, next for Evan and I and then last for our friends we went to visit, who just had a baby. I made it different each time. The first time was with chocolate/peanut butter chips, second time was just with semi sweet chocolate chips, third time was with heath bar toffee chips. I think the best one was the first with the peanut butter.  :)  Here is the super easy recipe:

Yummy Toffee Crunch Bars
*2 sticks of butter
*1 cup light brown sugar
*1 column of Saltine crackers
*1 package of your choice of chocolate chips(milk chocolate and peanut butter were my favorite!)

-Melt butter and brown sugar together on stove, bring to a boil for 3 minutes
-On a 10x15 baking sheet lined with foil(with edges is helpful) spread out crackers in rows
-Pour sugar mixture over crackers and bake at 400 for 5-7 minutes
-Once baked, spread chocolate chips on top and spread evenly when melted. 
-Cool in fridge for 30 minutes or more, then break into pieces. 


Saturday, June 5, 2010


Since I am out more with Dillon at play dates or the gym, his bag has a higher chance of getting lost or someone not knowing which bag is his(especially at places like the nursery) so I decided to order him a cute little bag tag from where else...etsy! I just got it in yesterday and love it! The designer is Oh Suzy Q Designs and she makes some cute stuff at a great price!
I like that it is a hard plastic case and not flimsy 

The back has our names and phone number that I cleverly blurred out so my number isn't floating around the internet!

On the bag!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Dillon {6 months}

Sweet baby, stop growing up so fast! Mommy and daddy do love the grown up baby you are becoming though. You have changed a lot over the past month! Here is a little about your life right now as a 6 month old....

You are 16 pounds, 6 1/2 ounces and 28 inches long, still our little string bean! We try to fatten you up but you just keep getting longer!

You eat 8 oz at a time now(and you know the sign for milk!) and eat solids at dinner. Your new favorites are squash, sweet potato, vegetable medley and green beans(notice their are no fruits because they give you a HORRIBLE rash!)

You sleep 11-12 hours at night and take two or three naps a day. You were sick a little while ago so it took what seemed like 10 years to get you back to sleeping through the night again.

You wear size 3 diapers and size 6-9 month clothes.

You are getting so close to sitting up on your own without toppling over. You can prop yourself up for a little while and are so proud when you do!
Your favorite toys are anything you can chew on! Those teeth must be coming soon...we hope!

You are always happy. You wake up happy, you go to bed happy. We love what an easy going baby you are and hope it will stay that way at least until you are 18, haha.

You love to get our attention by screeching, fake laughing, clicking or even yelling! You love to "talk" and tell us all about it! Your little conversations make us laugh! You sometimes talk to the dog and he likes to give you kisses...even though you smack him in the face!

The jumper is your favorite place in the evening to get all your energy out...and wrestling with daddy.

You are half way through your first year of life and have already filled our house with so much joy. You are a FUN little boy and can't wait to see what new things you do next! Mommy and daddy love you so much!  :)


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