Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Interview with a 6 year old ~ Jacob

What's your name? 

Whats the meaning of life? 
Caring for one another. 

What do you love? 

What makes you most happy? 
My family.

What do you want to be when you grow up? 
A heart doctor.

When do you feel the most loved? 
When I'm around people I know. 

What are you afraid of? 
Being alone. 

If you had one wish, what would you wish for? 
A brother! (Be still my heart)

What is the funniest word? 

What is the hardest / easiest thing to do? 
Hardest ~ Spelling big words
Easiest ~ Remembering things

What is the best / worst thing in the world? 
Best ~ Books are the best thing in the world! (I absolutely love that he adores reading so much)
Worst ~ Tarantulas and Black Widows. They just scare me! Ew.

What makes you mad? 
Not being able to do what I want to do whenever I want to do it. (It's a tough life I tell ya!)

What is the meaning of love? 
Helping another when they need help.

If you had all the money in the world, what would you do with it? 
Buy everything! A limo, Disney Infinity toys, Pokemon cards, Skylanders.

Who loves you? 
My family ~ Mom, Dad, Mallory, Chloe... the whole family!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Chloe's 1st time actually eating solids!

At Chloe's 6 month appointment, the doctor gave us the go ahead to start her on solids. Out of my 3 children, she was the only one I waited until 6 months to start. Jake started at 4 months old and ate like a champ. He was my only formula fed baby and I think that had a lot to do with it. Mallory was offered oatmeal at 5 months and she seemed to enjoy it, but it took her a week or two to get the hang of it and did awesome when I introduced other purees and gobbled them right up.

Chloe was a different story. Like Mallory, she was/is exclusively breastfed and so I figured it would be the same thing with her. I completely skipped the oatmeal with her and just went straight to veggies. We started with Squash. As I started feeding her, I noticed she still had the "tongue thrust" that babies tend to grow out of around 5ish months. No big deal, we'd just wait and I'd offer it again in a few days or a week. I knew that it wasn't necessary at this point, but that it was just introducing her to new tastes and textures.

Chloe absolutely REFUSES a bottle of pumped milk, so I figured with adding in some solids, she'd be able to go a little longer between feeds if I ran to the store when Josh was home, etc.

It took us 2 months, but today was the first time she actually opened her mouth when a spoon was offered and swallowed! I was so excited :)

A week shy of turning 8 months old and Miss Chloe ate a whole jar of Earth's Best Sweet Potato and Chicken!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

So, I found a blog on Pinterest (oh, how I love that site!) with a post titled: HOPESandDREAMS: 30 Things

I liked the idea and since I just started this blog, I've decided to make a post about each of these over the coming month or so.

Ok, here ya go:


1. List 20 random facts about yourself.
2. Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.
3. Describe your relationship with your parents.
4. List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could.
5. What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?
6. What is the hardest thing you have ever experienced?
7. What is your dream job, and why?
8. What are 5 passions you have?
9. List 10 people who have influenced you and describe how.
10. Describe your most embarrasing moment.
11. Describe 10 pet peeves you have.
12. Describe a typical day in your current life.
13. Describe 5 weaknesses you have.
14. Describe 5 strengths you have.
15. If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
16. What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?
17. What is the thing you most wish you were great at?
18. What has been the most difficult thing you have had to forgive?
19. If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
20. Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.
21. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and what would you do with it first?
22. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?
23. List your top 5 hobbies and why you love them.
24. Describe your family dynamic of your childhood vs. your family dynamic now.
25. If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and what would you eat?
26. What popular notion do you think the world has most wrong?
27. What is your favorite part of your body and why?
28. What is your love language?
29. What do you think people misundertand most about you?
30. List 10 things you would hope to be remembered for.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Here we go!

I'm ready to start documenting our crazy, beautiful life. Let's do this.