Monday, June 19, 2017

SIX MONTHS

Milestones at Six Months:

- Grant can sit up on his own for short periods of time! He's working on building those core muscles. 
- He rolls and scoots everywhere! He is on the move and ultra determined. 
- Still loves his baths, the swimming pool and any kind of water! 
- Has decided food isn't his jam and gags! We'll keep trying, but this boy just love nursing. 
- Loves to laugh and has the cutest & most infectious little squeal. 
- When he isn't getting enough attention, he will screech and squeal very loudly and high pitched. We call him a baby dinosaur when he does it! 
- Wearing a few 6 month clothes and transitioning into 9 month clothing. Still in size 2 shoes. 
- Visited Seattle, WA and took his 3rd and 4th plane rides. 
- Will start swimming lessons next week! 
- Weighs and measures: 16 lbs 12 oz (30%) and 27 inches (75%) 

Friday, June 2, 2017

HELLO,SEATTLE

We decided to venture out for Memorial Day weekend, and found ourselves looking for cities we could easily fly to, and had never visited. After scouring the East coast, and not finding anything affordable, we decided that Seattle would be a fun place to see. We were not disappointed! Our hotel was located right on Lake Union, in walking distance to not only major city sights (Space Needle, Mo Pop Museum, Chuhily Garden & Glass, Pacific Science Center), but great on the water eateries and a beautiful park. We were spoiled with amazing weather, and took full advantage the entire time. We walked everywhere, ate outside, and enjoyed a fun harbor cruise. We used the Seattle City Pass, which we highly recommend, for all of our sight-seeing. One of the highlights was seeing the Chinese Terracotta Warrior Exhibit at the Science Center. WOW! That was a major bucket list item for the both of us, and so fascinating. Even Grant was impressed by these ancient artifacts. We also strolled Pikes Place Market, and may other iconic Seattle landmarks. We had the best weekend, just the three of us, enjoying and exploring a new city. Seattle, you stole our hearts! 

Monday, May 22, 2017

CAVALLO POINT: THE LODGE AT THE GOLDEN GATE

For Derek's birthday weekend, we decided to use a generous gift and stay in Sausalito, the quaint historic town on the north side of the Golden Gate in San Francisco. We were able to stay at Cavallo Point, a beautiful resort that was formerly military housing and barracks during WWI, and WWII. We had a beautiful view of the bridge on Friday, before the fog rolled in Saturday. We dined at the resort restaurant, walked to the water, spent time in the luxurious spa, and just enjoyed doing nothing for about 24 hours. Grant was a joy to bring along, and received a lot of fun attention from fellow guests. He smiled, cooed, and loved being outside on the balcony, on walks, and eating on the porch of the restaurant with a beautiful view and cool breeze. It was a wonderful time as a family, and we can't wait to go back and enjoy more of what the beautiful city has to offer.



Friday, May 19, 2017

FIVE MONTHS

Milestones at Five Months:
- LOVES to eat! We tried solids (organic oatmeal) and he was in heaven! 
- Rolls all around, back to tummy, and tummy to back. 
- He has a move called "The Superman" where he rolls onto his tummy, and thrusts his arms back like he is flying through the air!
- Babbles, spits, screams, laughs and is just all around hilarious with his noises!
- Enjoys sleeping on his tummy, especially in his crib!
- Still loves to nurse, and needs at least 2 feedings in the night (this boy is growing!)
- Solidly wearing 6 month clothes, and a few 9 month pieces!
- Loves the water, and enjoys to kick and splash in the tub.
- Being outside is his favorite, so our morning walks/jogs are one of his favorite times of the day!