Last weekend, after saying our goodbyes to the Ober family, we took another walk to Cedarburg's Strawberry Festival hoping it wouldn't be so crowded on a Sunday - we were wrong. But, we were able to find some shade for relaxing.
Violet's Dress: BabyGap, shoes: Pediped
Max's shirt: gifted (not sure of brand but it's the softest fabric ever), shorts: thrifted
This past week(end) we welcomed the Ober family for a fun-filled visit. We showed them around town, went bowling, listened to an outdoor concert, walked around Cedarburg's Strawberry Festival, rode a hay ride, and played game after game of baseball/soccer/basketball/wrestling.
Baby Jackson taking a nap while the rest of the house ate lunch.
He loves anyone's shoulder.
The basement turned war zone after about three minutes.
Now that Violet is standing up in her crib, it was about time to take out the bumper pads. And, so far, she seems to love it! Yet, when all four of her pacifiers fall through the slats, it's no fun for Mama.
It's really sad that I'm still dressing the kids in blue jeans in the middle of June, but I guess it comes with the territory of living in Wisconsin, right? Yet, with a tushy like this, I don't mind a little blue jeans baby.
Since this is our sixth month of living in our "new" home, I decided to update the blog's title and style. And since this blog primarily focuses on the day-to-day activities of the two rulers of the house, it's aptly named. I'm still working on the banner, so don't be surprised if it changes a couple more times. I also plan on posting some house pictures for those who have asked and haven't had a chance to visit yet. I just need to clean up the toys, leftover lunch and unmade beds first!
For the past several days (except for today), we've had hot hot temperatures. So, I've finally been able to dress little Violet up in this adorable outfit she was gifted when she was first born. It's starting to really sink in that I have a little girl!
Romper: a gift from Aunt Kelly K. (not sure of the brand)
With my overgrowing rosemary plant (courtesy of J & J for Mother's Day), Max and me made some yummy foccacia bread. And, apparently, all you need to keep a toddler occupied for an hour is some flour, measuring cups, a spoon and random food items.
At 10 months old, you have developed quite the personality. You dance by swinging your arms back and forth whether in your highchair or anytime you are sitting still. You babble all day long saying, "mama, ba ba, and ay yi yi." You love watching Max race around the house and act silly. You're pulling up on anything and taking a few cruising steps around furniture. You have two bottom teeth, but I suspect two top teeth are making their way soon. You are still nursing, but have taken to a cup pretty well, which we hope will be a permanent transition soon. You sleep all night long and take two restful naps during the day. You rarely cry except while changing your diaper and you give the cutest smiles and funny faces when prompted. We are amazed how fast these past 10 months have flown by and look forward to watching you grow alongside your big brother. Happy 10 months, Viley!
Shirt: Besame Mucho (boutique in Key West), pants: hand me down (Carters), headband: Wal-Mart