Saturday, February 23, 2013

Fisher is 9 Months!

Wow! We are three months months away from Fisher being a year old! Where has the time gone?! Here's my little man at 9 months:

We had his 9 month check up earlier this week. He's now 18 pounds and 10 ounces and 29 inches long. (According to a growth percentile calculator on Baby Center, he's around 50%-75% in length and 10%-20% in weight.)

Here's what's been going on during his 9th month:
  • He is a super fast crawler still and loves pulling up. He's now even cruising along the furniture!
  • We are introducing a variety of small bites of food. Avocado, banana, strawberry, peaches, mandarin oranges, beans, peeled grapes, etc. 
  • This kid LOVES bananas! I can't eat a banana in his presence without sharing. As soon as he spots it, he bolts on over to get his share. (It's actually super cute.)
  • His top right tooth is on its way down! It will be so crazy to see my little guy with a front tooth!
  • His personality is really starting to come out. He's been very energetic and loves giggling even on his own. 
  • He loves to shake his head back and forth (in the "no" motion). He'll even copy you if you do it first. 
  • He's making so many more noises. It is so much fun! He definitely wants to have a conversation with us.
  • Month nine has been Fisher's month of sickness. We've been fighting cold, after cold, after cold, but he's been a champ through it all. We're hoping for better luck in the next month. 
  • He had his first Valentine's Day! 

Here are some extra photos from this month:

 Here's Fisher with his friends:

 Here are some of our "official" B+R Photography pictures from this month too:

Love that little boy so much!

Until next time...


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Year of Generosity: Sending Love to the Mailman

Brent and I made a New Year's Resolution to make this a year of generosity. We'll be heading to Haiti in October, but we wanted to find little ways to show love to those around us all throughout the year. 

Today our generosity is focused on the mailman all just because I forgot I ordered Girl Scout cookies. Brent and I are starting a Daniel Fast in honor of Lent tomorrow (which obviously excludes sweets) and last night I received a box of Thin Mint cookies. Not great timing. Or is it?

We took this as an opportunity to send some love out to our mailman! Will he think we're nice or just crazy? Who really knows. At least we tried, right?

I know I'd be pumped about some free cookies (unless I'm about to start a fast) so let's hope he enjoys them. 

Anything you've done to try to share the love? I'd love some creative ideas!

Happy (early) Valentines Day!

Until next time...


Friday, February 8, 2013

Family Photo Wall

It's been almost two years, but I FINALLY have some decor up on our master bedroom wall. I decided to make a collage of family photos to fill up this empty space. I love the way it turned out and it was super simple! 

The frames came from my parents for Christmas plus a couple I already had around the house. I used wax paper and a sharpie to figure out my layout before nailing anything to the wall. It made the process so easy! No doubting if you'll like how it looks once everything is up on the wall. Love it!

Here's how I went about it and how you can do it too:

1. Lay out your pictures on the floor (or bed) and decide on your layout. 
2. Cover the photos with wax paper (or any other transparent paper) and trace the frames with a sharpie.  (Also mark the locations of the hangers.)
3. Tape your guide to the wall and decide you position.
4. Start hammering in those nails and hanging your frames! If the frame requires two nails, I recommend checking that your marks are level before putting in the nails.
5. Once all your frames are up, pull down your wax paper guide. 
6. Admire your new, beautiful wall! 
I love how this collage helps distract from the huge return air vent. Now that it's not the only thing there, it's much less annoying. 

Like I said, easy-peasy!

Until next time...