Saturday, October 29, 2011

Lucas at 5 Months!

On Oct 24 Lucas turned 5 months old! He had a few firsts this month. He went to Disney for the first time and a Pumpkin patch! I think he still was too small to get excited when he got to Disney. I'm sure next time we will actually take him to see some of the characters, which I'm sure he will love. He got to ride two rides, our favorite Pirates and then the Haunted Mansion. I hadn't rode the Haunted mansion since they changed it and I think the ending is a lot cooler than it use to be. Lucas was a pretty happy baby all day.
He also got to visit a Pumpkin patch.
The little Mister has gotten his rolling under control. He was only rolling right, now he rolls both ways getting himself to and from much quicker. He also can push he upper body all the way up. He just recently started scooting backwards and moving his body in a circle. If he sees a toy he wants he shimmies his body towards it. As soon as he gets it he starts nawing away on whatever it is.
Little Mister is also very vocal. He looks at you and just starts a babbling away. He already has some great stories for such a young mister. He just loves to giggle. Sometimes he just looks at something and the giggling begins. Other times it's brought about by the torturous tickling. There is just something about a baby laugh that can make you forget about everything and put a smile on your face.
He loves to watch his big bro and his big bro loves to entertain him. I'm sure it won't be long before Lucas is crawling after Kalen. They already seem like the best of buds. Kalen brings him toys when he is upset and tries to feed him a bottle every now and then. He tries to play cars with him, but it mostly turns into Kalen pushing a car all around and over Lucas.
He has been eating homemade squash and sweet potatoes although he isn't the greatest at it. He would much rather watch his brother which makes it difficult to get a spoonful of food in his mouth. But he will get better. He seems to enjoy the food when we actually get it in his mouth.
Lucas still thinks its funny to wake up at 4. The hubs says Lucas just misses me and needs to see me. He has been getting quicker about eating and going right back to sleep. So hopefully he will soon stop waking up. Every now and then we get a tease and he sleeps till 630/7.
He already has some favorite toys. Two of them we call his angry toys because when we give them to him he yells at them while he plays with them. It's quite comical to watch. He also loves his taggie blanket which I finally remade since my moms dog got a hold of it and chewed on it like it was his own.

A few pictures from this month

Playing with his cousin Grace

Arriving at Disney

Riding Pirates

About to eat Squash for the first time

My Littlest Pumpkin

Yummy Sweet Potatoes

Friday, October 28, 2011

Pumpkin Pickin with my Pumpkins!

On Saturday we decided to drive into town and go to the Pickin Patch to get some nice pumpkins. I already bought a cheap carving pumpkin from Wal-Mart because I was not exactly sure what to expect at the patch.
You pay two dollars for anyone over three to get in. This gets you unlimited hay rides around the farm, a sunflower field to run through, and a corn maze to get lost in. We first hopped on the hay ride to check out where the best pumpkins might be. Kalen really seemed to enjoy the ride, he was looking everywhere and pointing. Lucas was strapped into the Bjourn with daddy and enjoyed getting a great view of everything.
Next we headed to the corn maze. It was funny to watch Kalen go through. He wasn't sure at first and stayed behind me. I was able to get him to go out in front of me and he just pushed the leaves out of the way and kept on truckin' through. Towards the end I ran way out in front of him so I could get some pictures of him.

Hay Ride

Lucas with Daddy

Heading into the Corn Maze

He needed a little break

Off to pick out a Pumpkin
Time to actually go pick our pumpkin. We got our wagon and clippers and put Kalen in the wagon to head out and find a nice pumpkin. There were lots of pumpkins still out there and you had to lift the actual plant to find some of the good ones. We had never actually been to a patch that you could actually go cut the pumpkin right of the vine. Next year we want to go earlier because they grow so many cool pumpkins; green, speckled, white, yellow and some others. But everyone seemed to have picked all those unless we just didn't look hard enough. Kalen wasn't too sure of what we were doing and was more interested in pushing our wagon than picking out a pumpkin. So we got two one for Kalen and a smaller one for Lucas.
Before we left Kalen played on a hay fort where he became a little dare devil and was rolling down it and climbing all over it. I was also able to get a few pictures and pick some beautiful sunflowers. We tried to get a family picture but Kalen wasn't having it. This may have been due to him being soaking wet! He decided to hop, fall into the water mill, clearly ignoring the do not touch sign :)!
Found Kalen's Pumpkin

Helping Mommy push our wagon

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Got our Pumpkins

On the very top of the Hay Fort

Playing in the Hay

Time to plow the field

The best family pic

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Lucas 4 Months Old

Well we, actually just me, have been super busy. Hence Lucas' 4 month old post is coming now at 4 1/2 months. Football season has started so if the Gators are at home my Saturday's are pretty much shot. During the week I'm just to lazy and tired to actually sit down at the computer and blog on we get both little men to sleep.
Littlest Mister turned 4 months on Sept 24th. We had his check up and he is staying in the 50th percentile for height at 25 1/2 inches and he is lower on the weight he dropped out of the 50th percentile at 13 lbs 14 ozs. We aren't sure why he isn't gaining weight since he is pretty much eating a full bottle every 2-3 hours. But he is healthy so that's all that matters. He had another round of shots and that did not go over well. He was already mad at the nurse for striping him down so he got really pissed when she poked him.
He got the go ahead to start eating some solids. So I made him a batch of sweet potatoes and some butternut squash. At first he didn't really know what to think and was mostly just trying to get the hang of eating something other than milk. The second time around he seemed to have gotten most of the squash in his tummy.

Yummy Squash

The little mister loves his feet. As soon as he grabs them he pulls them straight into his mouth. He really loves when his jammies have animals on the feet. He gets some good chuckles looking at them. Speaking of chuckles he loves to laugh. He pretty much thinks his Big Bro is the funniest thing out there. He watches everything Kalen does. Which can be a good or bad thing. Hopefully he is only going to learn the good boy behaviors and not the dare devil tendencies Kalen has. Kalen also enjoys being able to entertain Lucas, he thinks it's pretty cool to get a laugh out of Lucas.

Giggling at his big bro

Lucas favors being on his tummy now. When he rolls from his back to his tummy he stays there to play and reaches for his toys. Rolling is also his mode of transportation now. He rolls all over the living room. As soon as we set him down he begins to roll toward a toy or just to roll to the other side of the living room.
I'm pretty sure the poor thing is teething. He chews on anything he can get his hands on. If he can't get a toy or teething ring he just shoves his fist in his mouth.

He seems to be weaning himself off the binky. He really only wants it when he is trying to fall asleep and sometimes even then he doesn't want it. If we put it in his mouth he usually just takes it out and turns it to chew on. Watchig him do this I realize he has pretty good hand eye coordination. (Here's hoping that neither boy gets my coordination, because I often trip over flat surfaces). He has a pretty good grip especially on things you dot want him to i.e. Mommies hair! He also loves moving his toys from one hand to the other, yay for coordination!
He is now taking his naps in his crib. He was taking them in his pack n play which we kept in the living room. He usually goes down around 1130 and then again at 5. I usually get about an hour where Kalen and Lucas' naps over lap, sometimes I get lucky and get more. He has been going to bed around 8-830 and was sleeping through the night till 7-8. Then something happened, what we do not know and he has been getting up around 430/5 for a snack and then goes back to sleep. So we are working on getting him back to being his good sleeper self that wakes up when Kalen does.

His first Football game (Jags vs Titans 9/11)

Getting sorted (He got Raven Claw)