Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy (early) Thanksgiving!

Today we are on our way up to Wichita Falls to join the rest of Craig's family for some Thanksgiving fun on the farm!  We didn't get what we consider the full Thanksgiving experience last year since we drove up and back in the same day so we are really looking forward to spending a few days with everyone this year!

Harper & Keegan were only five weeks old for Thanksgiving last year!  They were so tiny... and we were SO tired exhausted!  I barely even remember anything from this time last year!
So small!
I sure needed a highlight... and some eye cream.

Thanksgiving is hands down Craig's favorite time of the year!  He looks forward to spending time with his cousins at Thanksgiving all year long.  We started counting down back in September!  And honestly, I love all the fun at Thanksgiving!  The pie making, sitting around the fire, the s'mores, Black Friday shopping... I love it!  We all have such a good time together!  Christmas will always be my favorite time of the year but Thanksgiving isn't far behind!

So we've packed up what seems like the entire house and we're off to enjoy Thanksgiving festivities! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Keegan's First Haircut

Keegan's hair had gotten rather out of control!  He had wings over his ears and nice rat tail.  I'm pretty sure he was trying to grow a mullet so I decided it was time for a trim!

Last Friday Valerie at Olive gave Keegan a little trim!  He did such a good job!  He didn't exactly sit still but Valerie was able to give it a good cut!

I think it's safe to say he is happy with how it turned out!

No more rat tail!

He is such a handsome boy!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

13 months!

Harper and Keegan turned 13 months on November 18.  The past month has gone be faster than I could have imagined! It seems like they just had their birthday last weekend. They are transitioning into toddler-hood faster than I thought.

No more bottles or formula!  We officially finished with bottles and formula this past month!  I know some people are sad about this but I couldn't be more excited!  Making bottles for two babies who drink two different kinds of formula was kind of really a pain.  Right after their birthday we dropped their three daytime bottles cold turkey and replaced them with sippy cups of milk at mealtimes.  Then we dropped the night time bottle about 2 weeks ago.  Keegan seems to really like whole milk and Harper tolerates it.  Honestly, I think they could care less they aren't getting bottles anymore because these two can seriously eat some food!  They might be small but they can pack it away!

Some of Harper's favorite foods include: yogurt, mandarin oranges, cheese, Nutrigrain bars, stuffed chicken with broccoli and cheese, french toast sticks, green beans

Some of Keegan's favorite foods include: waffles, steamed broccoli, stuffed chicken with broccoli and cheese, french toast sticks, lima beans, Italian stuffed peppers

Craig and I probably aren't going to win any "Parents of the Year" awards anytime soon since we do feed them processed foods and don't make everything we feed them but we're okay with that.  Harper and Keegan are both healthy and growing and that's what matters.  We feed them TONS of fruits and veggies but they've had Chick-fil-a (and Chipotle and other fast food joints) a few times as well. :) Of course, just like their parents, they LOVE Chick-fil-a!

They both are really good sleepers.  They go to bed between 7:15-7:30 PM (occasional 7:40) and wake up around 7:20 AM.  They are still taking two naps - 9:30-10:45 AM and 1:45-anywhere between 3:30-4:15.  They don't always quickly fall asleep for their naps so I'm wondering if we will start transitioning to one nap sometime after the holidays.

It's been so fun to watch Harper and Keegan play together recently.  They would kind of acknowledge the other before but not all the time.  This month they have really been interacting and becoming best friends.  It's so cute to watch!  They love to play peek-a-boo!!  Most of the time they are using the curtains in the nursery to hide behind but sometimes they hide from each other behind our living room recliner.  The giggling during an intense round of peek-a-boo is just the best! :)

Anything else?
Harper is walking!  She still crawls a decent amount but her walking has really improved.  She kind of walks like a drunken sailor but she's just so darn cute!

Keegan has zero interest in walking.  He pulls up on anything and everything and has for quite sometime but has just recently started letting go and standing on his own for a few seconds.  If you try to make him stand on his own though, watch out for the noodle legs.

Too soon for tantrums to begin? Unfortunately, no. We've already had a few knock down drag out fights.  Well not really but they've both hit each other several times and are learning how to push each others buttons.  Harper likes to scream and make dramatic facial expressions (typical girl, I know) and Keegan prefers to lay flat on the floor on his stomach to make his point known.

It's been amazing to watch them learn.  They both can wave hi/bye and clap.  Keegan can high five and Harper can signal a touchdown.  And if you'd like a big open mouth slobbery kiss, Keegan is your man for sure.  Harper's kisses are a little more reserved.

Sometimes I think Harper actually thinks I can understand her.  She rambles on about who knows what for hours on end.  The girl seriously never shuts up.  I'm pretty sure this already drives her brother crazy.  Even though Keegan isn't as vocal, he is loud when he wants to be like during diaper changes which he hates.

I'm so excited for all our family and friends to get to spend sometime with them during the upcoming holidays! They're so much fun!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

1st Birthday Party!

I planned and planned for Harper and Keegan's 1st Birthday Party and it went by in the blink of an eye.

I absolutely loved the invitations!  The original idea I found was actually for a gender reveal invitation but I was able to work with a great Etsy shop (Popcorn and Pixels)!  She transformed the gender reveal invitation into the birthday invitation.  They were exactly what I was wanting!!
The day of the party was fantastic!  The weather was perfect and the kids were in such great moods!  The cakes turned out just how I wanted and so did the decorations!

My favorite part of the decorations were the chalkboard stat boards I made!  They could not have turned out any better!! UPDATE: Chalkboard signs can be purchased from SugarBub Designs!

Harper and Keegan loved eating cake... especially Keegan!  I'm pretty sure cake is his favorite food now.

I can't believe their birthday was already over a month ago!  It was such a fun day!  I'm so glad so many friends and family were able to enjoy the day with us!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Toddlers... how is this possible?!

Well it's been 8 months since I posted and obviously LOTS has changed! I won't try to fill you in on each and every detail that's occurred over the last 8 months because that would take daaaaaays! The good news is I am going to try to get back into blogging on a regular basis.

Harper and Keegan are about to turn 13 months!  How is this even possible?!  To think back to this time last year seems crazy.  So much has changed in a year!  My babies are toddlers.  I don't even know where to begin on how I feel about that.  They'll always be babies to me.

Get ready for some upcoming posts...
  • 1st Birthday Party
  • 13 Month Stats
  • Our Recent Favorites

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