10 April 2017

Calvin Robert Turns ONE!

My sweetest little Calvin turns one today!! We had a great party with family yesterday at our home and showered Calvin with hugs and kisses! Both him and Theo just had the best time! There were no meltdowns or hissy fits - it was all just fun! Theo loved celebrating his little brother and was so excited that it was "Cal Cal's birthday party!!!" all day long!

I cannot believe that I no longer have a baby under 1!!! The newborn and infant stage just flies by, even though it seems it will never end when you're in the middle of it. Two walking and talking dudes just roughhousing all day long. Yikes! I am in for it.

I can't wait to see what the next year of Calvin's life will bring!

Here are a bunch of photos from his special day!


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14 March 2017

11 Months Later, Calvin Robert!

Eleven months of my sweet, sweet Calvin!

I honestly am having a hard time believing he will be one the next time I write a monthly update. I simultaneously feel as though we JUST had Calvin and as though he has been here forever.

So much changes in the first year and it is a tough year as a parent - especially with an older toddler running around. Little sleep is had. Lots of adjustments are made. The time just somehow gets away from you and it seems as though you blink and the squishy, tiny, sleeping newborn is a crawling, babbling, toddler-child right before your very eyes.

This past month you and Theo started successfully sharing a room and it is the sweetest thing ever. I am pretty sure both of you sleep better now that you're together. Big bro likes to keep an eye on you and always lets us know when "Cal Cal sad" or "Cal Cal crying."

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These two are the best of buds and they just cannot get enough of one another!

How long will that last?!
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16 February 2017

Calvin is 10 Months Old!

 My little Calvin is TEN months old!!

This past month Calvin enjoyed his very first Superbowl and his team WON! He started eating lots and lots of food and he also has FINALLY started consistently sleeping through the night without a 5am bottle! It took a day or two of crying because we got your pretty used to a nice early morning bottle, but we finally broke that bad habit and we all sleep better because of it - hallelujah!

He also took his first big digger off the couch. I was literally right next to him, but the little bug is so fast and so determined to just flail all over the place that in one second flat, boom, he was on the floor. So that's where we will be staying from now on... the floor. 

These last months have just gone by so fast and we are in such a routine, I can't believe my eyes when I look at him sometimes. How did he go from this tiny helpless infant, to the lean mean Calvin machine who doesn't take no for an answer and is determined to get what he wants!? Gosh, I love him. 

Here is a little photo dump from our 10 month shoot:

 can someone seriously dust that fireplace?!

 Always chasing the cats.


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