Friday, February 22, 2013


Valentine's was lots of fun around our house this year. We did 14 days of cupid delivering goodies to daddy and he got a great photography surprise from the kids. Addison decided that she wanted to give love bugs for her Valentine's, but then found out we had to do the whole pre-k group. So, we decided love bugs for her class and cereal boxes that read, " You cerealsly rock!". Avett gave his friends some socks. The kids also got their teachers, starbucks cards and lotion that read "A little COFFEE and CREAM for a great teacher who makes my heart beam!". Lastly, we had a yummy Valentine's dinner. Pink Heart cut out homemade pancakes, bacon, and sparkling grape juice with a kitchen all decorated, thanks to Addison! What fun we had on our LOVE DAY!

6 months

6 month catch up!!
Avett is growing so quickly. He is now weighing in at 17 lbs. 12 oz. We are on half formula and half b.milk (getting ready to transition to complete formula in a couple of days). He is eating cereal and baby food (wasn't so sure at first...look at the face in the pictures below) and started some finger foods.
Avett is trying so hard to move and groove, but has not quite yet figured out how to get his legs under his body to get moving. He is rolling front to back and back to front, along with twirling himself around on the floor to get to things or see things. He is sitting up for longer amounts of time, but once he tries to grab at something his balance is lost. Standing is a favorite position for him and is a bouncing machine in one of our standing toys.
Avett loves to LOVE! He is gives hugs and kisses, and touches familiar peoples faces with such adoration and love. Sweetest thing EVER! He laughs and smiles non stop and you will not hear this baby crying much at all. Super calm and enjoyable all day long. He is observing everything around him and we are working on signing time with him. As you can see in the pictures, big sister is helping a lot with the signing! Toys with sound, lights, and textures are his favorites right now and he is very much enjoys to place them in his mouth. No teeth yet, but sure does seem like they are trying with the amount of drool and mouthing he is doing.
Sleeping has not been a constant through the night yet. For the past 2 months, we have had non stop ear infections. WE have been on 3 antibiotics and 3 shots.(Could we ever tell he was in pain or had ear infections..NO) We actually got cleared today and as of right now they are gone. Maybe our sleeping through the night will begin soon. Luckily, it is normally only 1-2 times a night and for about 10 minutes and then he is back to sleep.
He is taking a bath like a big boy now, but is needing someone to hold him from slipping. Baths in the sink were getting to be a big big watery mess.  Much better with sister in the big tub, and he just loves to kick and splash and laughs when there are lots of bubbles.
He will be 7 months next week and we are wondering where the time as gone! 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

bath beauties

Avett is now needing to take a bath in the big bath. Our little kickers were getting water all over the kitchen counter and floor and that was no fun to clean up. He still needs one of us to hold on to him, because although he is sitting up he is not completely stable and he just won't stop kicking around, therefore he topples over. He is loving bath time with Addison and Addison loves having him in there for a little bit of time!

Much Love, The Reynolds