Monday, January 25, 2010

Week 30: 365

Week 30! January 16, 2010: Happy Birthday to Mike! Mike turned 29 today. To celebrate, we had some friends over and ate carrot cake from Snickerdoodles (the BEST!!!). Mike was really excited about the cake, can't you tell? :)

January 17, 2010: We've finally started baby food with Grayson (besides cereal that is). The first thing we gave him was Squash and boy did he love it! He ate all that I gave him and hardly spit any of it out.

January 18, 2010: Grayson likes his jumpy seat but he LOVES it when big brother is around to entertain him. They will sit and laugh at each other like this for 5 minutes or so. It's absolutely adorable.

January 19, 2010: My mother in law bought Weston these fish for Christmas. They have words on them, but I thought they would be fun to use to help Weston learn his colors. We spend about a half hour separating the colors into bins. Weston has really gotten the hang of it and does most of them by himself now.

January 20, 2010: As previously declared, Weston loves the drums. Now, every time we go to church he says "Drum drum". On Wednesday nights he gets a chance to play on them with the youth band (while they practice).

January 21, 2010: We took another trip to Snickerdoodles this night. I got Weston this big sprinkly sugar cookie. He only ate a few of the spokes but first went right into licking the sprinkles off.

January 22, 2010: We took Weston the Bounce About at our mall. Needless to say he did not like ANY part of it...not the bouncy, not the slide, and not the dinosaur ride...maybe in a few months. :)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Week 29: 365

Week 29!
January 9, 2010: Even though we were 2 1/2 hours late for Libi's 1st birthday party (I thought the party started at 2 when it really started at 12...ooops!) it was so good to see her and Desovia!
Weston and Libi were both too tired to really play together, but I did get them to stand together for this picture!

January 10, 2010: Sunday morning Weston woke up at 6 a.m. (2 hours earlier than normal). He wasn't feeling well, so I put on some cartoons and let him lay in our bed while we got ready for church. The bed and cartoons worked but what made him smile was snuggling up to his big sister, Ginger.

January 11, 2010: So we've lived in our house for almost 2 years now, and I had never been up to the attic until this day. Here it is...not too pretty but I wanted to see if there was room to store some stuff, which there is! I'm going to enjoy not having to crawl in the storage space under the foyer!

January 12, 2010: Until recently (meaning the last 3 nights) Grayson hadn't been sleeping too well in his crib. This is where he normally ends my arms, in my bed! Hopefully the 8 hour stretch last night is a forecast of the future. While I love snuggling up with my little man, I sleep much better when he's not wiggling around next to me.

January 13, 2010: This picture just makes me smile! Weston's Nanna bought him a nice winter coat. The smallest size she could find was a 2T which is still a tad to big on him. I bundled him up to go to church on Wednesday and this was the result. Poor little guy was so buried in his coat! He didn't complain though. I think I'm going to take the outer part of the coat off for now...

January 14, 2010: I'm pretty sure we have a drummer in the making. Weston absolutely LOVES to play the drums at church. I gave him this drum stick we had at the house and he's been drumming on just about everything he can, including the trash can. I'm seeing a drum set in our house in the very near future.

January 15, 2010: My little band! Haha. But really Grayson was actually playing with the guitar, and Dylan was playing with the mic. I set Weston up with the piano for the picture, and he wasn't too happy about sitting there (as you can see). Who knows though? I can definitely see these 3 jammin' out together in the future!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Updates on the boys!

Since doing the 365, I don't feel the need to blog about monumental moments as often as I did before due to the fact that I usually catalog these events with my 365 posts. However, I do want to take a minute and round up some events that have occurred such as firsts with Grayson and doctors appointments. Again, I write these blogs for my own records but hopefully others will enjoy the moments with me as well.

Here we go...


Grayson is now 5 months old. It's hard to believe he's getting so big so fast! He's already sitting up, rolling in both directions and crawling! Yes, I said crawling. Not the typical crawl, but the army crawl. Regardless....he gets around way more than a normal 5 month old and I swear I didn't give him steroids! He's just so eager to catch up with Weston. Gray started rolling over from his back to his front on November 6, 2009. He now rolls from front to back as well, although I can't give a definite date for that. He doesn't do it that often anyway because he loves to be on his belly. Also, I think most babies roll over and over to get where they need to go and since Gray is already doing his army crawl thing, he doesn't need to roll as much. I also can't give a definite date as to when he started his crawling. I know it was about the middle of December so for about 2-3 weeks now. It's quite impressive although I wish I could just put him down and know that's where he's going to stay. Instead, I find him on the other side of the room and into things he shouldn't be. I really didn't think I would have to baby-proof again so soon! Grayson also started sitting up around December 1, 2009 at only 4 months old. He is now a pro with minimum falling over incidents.

We took Gray for his 4 month appointment in the beginning of December. He was 17 pounds and 26 inches long. (I'm not certain on the length...I didn't write it down at the time). At his appointment, Dr. Uggowitzer said we could start him on cereals and then move onto vegetables. Since this appointment, we did try rice cereal. Grayson didn't seem to care for it really so we took a break and picked it up again about 2 weeks later. He still didn't care for it so I tried Whole Wheat. He likes this much better so once he becomes a good swallower and not spitter-outer, we will move onto vegetables.

Moving on...


Weston is now 18 months and acting totally and completely like a toddler boy. This includes testing his limits physically in every way he can whether it's falling backwards from the ottoman to the couch or climbing on everything, or walking down the steps like an adult (without holding onto the railing!) he never ceases to give me a small heart attack. I can't say that it doesn't bring me joy though. I love watching the little guy explore, granted he doesn't bust his head wide open. It's so awesome watching him find great delight and being so proud of himself when he figures out a new skill. He's beginnning to talk so much more which also makes me happy. I thought he would be speaking Westonese forever. While that is still his primary language, he has been communicating in English more efficiently these days. We have not begun potty training but I'm thinking and hoping in the next couple months we will begin. It would be nice to only have to change one stinky butt around here!

Weston went for his 18 month appointment about a week ago. This trip was totally different than the others. He actually remembered the nurse that gives him his shots and I would be understating if I said he flipped out when he saw her. I could not calm the child down, even with lollipops! You know it's serious when lollipops don't work! I think this reaction is going to pose a problem when we go to see the doctor for Grayson. I might have to find a babysitter so I don't risk emotional trauma for poor Weston! I'll be so glad when these appointments are yearly for him! I can't stand having him upset like that. Anyway, Weston gained 2 pounds since his 15 month appointment making a grand total of 23 pounds! Haha. He was also 33 inches tall although I don't know how accurate that was since he wouldn't stand still for the measurement (he was already in hysterics at that point). We don't go back again until 24 months. I'm sure by then, Weston and Gray will weigh the same! Haha.

Anyway, so that's the update on the Ferrante household right now! I'll try to do these every once in a while for my own records outside of 365 (which I LOVE doing!)


Friday, January 8, 2010

Week 28: 365

Week 28!
January 2, 2010: Mike, Kristin, Ms. Bobbie and I all went to Melting Pot in Columbia! It was soooo yummy! I'm addicted...I just wish it wasn't so expensive!

January 3, 2010: We finally made the move from our room for Grayson. This was his first night sleeping in his own crib. It did not go well....

January 4, 2010: Weston had his 18 month doctor's appointment on this day. Both the boys played with this fun table while we were waiting.

January 5, 2010: This is what happens when you leave an 18 month at the table with mac n cheese and yogurt!!! Holy mess!!!! There was also edamame on that plate...although he didn't touch that...

January 6, 2010: I absolutely adore this picture! I'm pretty sure nothing could ever top this! They just love each other so much.

January 7, 2010: Grayson didn't nurse well when he woke up in the morning so I had to pump. I decided to give him the bottle to see if he would take it from there....and he actually held the bottle by himself!!!

January 8, 2010: Since we didn't get ready in time to go to the library for Read 'N Play, Mike decided to do his own version right at home! Weston loved it! The other two kept these expressions on the entire time. While it kept their attention, I don't think they were amused.

Week 27: 365

Week 27!
December 26, 2009: We went to Rocky Run for dinner. Weston was having a rough time so we broke out the camera to make him happy for a while. He wasn't too you can see.

December 27, 2009: Maria came up to visit from Alabama!!! I've missed her a ton! She soaked up as much Weston and Grayson as she could until she comes back in April!

December 28, 2009: I'm so glad he's using his Christmas present wisely....

December 29, 2009: After a shopping spree for Mike, we all went to Don Pablos for dinner. Weston was all about trying new foods, including Salsa and onions. He didn't care too much for the onions, so he tried to feed them to Mike instead!

December 30, 2009: Happy Birthday Molly! Weston's friend Molly turned 1 today so we joined them for a birthday dinner. Weston is also officially a year and a half so Abby made Weston his own half-birthday cupcake (how sweet!!!). He dug right in, while Molly was a little apprehensive about her cake.

December 31, 2009: New Years Eve. We went to Luray to visit my parents. Mike and I actually got a chance to go out while my parents kept the boys. I can't believe they kept Weston up until midnight! Here he is as 10:49 (according to the TV) and still going. Haha.

January 1, 2010: Happy New Years! It's officially 2010! This picture has nothing to do with that of course. Weston has recently started hating having his penis washed when he's in the tub, so to avert the cleansing (though we still get to it), he lays down. Also, there's nothing like a good butt photo (especially with such cute freckles!) :) Haha. This will be one to show future girlfriends! :)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

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