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Monday, February 27, 2012

Ross 7 Months!

Oh handsome boy!! Here is my little man during his seventh month... This month has been a tough one for him, the ongoing ear infections, 2 MORE teeth, and constant need to be in mom' arms have made for an... tearful month. Once the second doctor told us that the 2 prescriptions the first doctor prescribed weren't suppose to be given at the same time because they cause upset tummies, Ross felt better about life. We had to pospone the 6 check-up while he was feeling bad so we will have to make another trip to the doctor for some shots... I keep forgeting to make that appointment because I hate him having to get so many shots.
Ross is doing great with all the norms. He LOVES eating. I am making his food just as I did with Merritt's {I just can't pay 80 cents for 1 jar when I can get a bundle of bananas for the same price and it lasts for 2-3 weeks}. With his new teeth {the vampire ones and the 2 bottoms - the teeth in the middle on top are missing - maybe dentures?} he is eating everything we put if front of him.
Everyone that is around him swears he is saying 'mama' and I love it!
Ross is sitting up great without any assistance and within the past week has begun to pull himself up. Instead of crawling to get a toy, he will turn on his bottom and scoot until the toy is withi reach. A couple of times he has gotten himself on all fours but then isn't sure if he wants to put forth the effort to actual go anywhere.
Little man was not 'feelin' tonight's photo shoot so these are a few before he began screaming.

Monday, February 13, 2012

I {HEART} Valentine's Day!

Some people love the fall because of holidays like Halloween or Thanksgiving. Some like Christmas time and winter fun. Me... I love Valentine's Day! It is totally a Hallmark holiday and I don't like chocolate and I would rather have alot of things over flowers but I can't help LOVING this month. I think some of the reason is that I know spring is right around the corner... Today Sir and Lady Valentine received some mail from their GG & GPop. Merritt was so excited to see her name on the envelope! After I let her open her card, she insisted that she needed to 'show Ross' how to open mail. Both of them loved their cards... in different ways. Ross wanted to taste test his while Merritt wanted to stare at herself in the mirror that was inside the card.
She even took it to bed with her and had me include it as one of her bedtime books.
We also made Merritt's class their Valentines - they read "I 'wheelie' like you" and have a toy car tied to a foamy heart with a heart ribbon. On the back, she wrote her friends' names all by herself.
And you know me being a teacher, I couldn't leave out Merritt's teachers!
For each of her SCENTational, SCENTastic, and SCENTrific teachers, I attached a little card to their favorite scent of Scentsy wax. Also for their sweet tooths, some brownies... Yum!
Super Cute Shooting for Brownie label is from http://laurenmckinsey.com/

Love to Learn!

My little Valentine LOVES to learn {especially when I call it 'playing games' and not 'Mommy School'}! This month I took advantage of some wonderful Pre-K packs that I have found on Pinterest - definitely check them out if Mommy School interests you! Here's Merritt standing in front of her LOVELY work!
My friend Jen made these last year and I printed out a bunch but never got around to using them until this year. Lady Valentine loved sorting the sweetheart candies, counting them, and then graphing the hearts. This activity became a nightly 'game' at dinner time - each night we opened a new box. I was also amazed at her memory because she would remember the day before's count and compare the amount!
The Valentine Pre-K pack I downloaded from Over the Big Moon was fantastic! The graphics were super cute and included lots of different activities that were just right with what she is doing at school.