Friday, December 19, 2014

Half A Year

Our beautiful baby boy is 6 months old!

At his latest check up me measured in the 97th percentile for height, 28.25 inches, and weighing 16.5 lbs. In the last month we have spent Thanksgiving in Washington, taken family pictures, and Jonas has reached some new milestones! Since he turned 5 months he has gotten his second tooth, so after we got back from visiting Washington for Thanksgiving we started solids. He has also moved up a size in clothes and diapers. Right after he hit 5 months he really started sitting up on his own, but still needs to be watched in case he falls over, and rolling all over. With his new walker toy he has started walking with it on the kitchen floor. And most recently, he has started to reach for mommy when he wants me and started to do better at sitting up from laying down on his own. 

Sitting up ALL ALONE! He did this right after he hit 5 months. We have worked doing it for longer amounts of time, he has become a pro!

Wearing his first official 6-9 month sized clothing. I could have moved him over a couple weeks earlier but I held onto his smaller clothes as long as possible.

He loves to steal my water bottles!

First time with solids! He has tried, carrots, sweet potatoes, green beans, bananas (for the purpose of mixing with the green beans), and some small bites of my strawberry yogurt. This also means he has started to make the gross, smelly big boy poo. Which also means more laundry for mommy!

He loves this new toy we got from a Black Friday deal I found on Amazon. When it's on the kitchen linoleum he has started walking around! Usually trying to attack me. 

Jonas met Santa!

We also had our church Christmas party last week, and this picture is just perfect. I thought we were smiling, but Jonas got confused and JT was cheesy. Also, I accidentally matched the boys' outfits. 

He has finally started showing interest in books, so instead of ruining the Hymnal at church we try to keep his own books within reach.

We got a nice break from the cold and snow, which gave us a few chances to go on walks!

Instead of stealing my water bottles I got him his own cups with water, for between feedings. It usually just ends up on his shirt. 

We can't believe our baby boy is grown up so fast!

Monday, December 8, 2014

December 2014: 3 Years Married and a 6 Month Babe

December is a magical time of the year. For most it simply means Christmas and snow. But in our little family it also means celebrating our wedding anniversary, 3 years this year, and Jonas's half-year mark! So of course this means it was time to take some new family pictures!

For our family pictures we used Katie Anderson. She lives in our apartment complex and is our Relief Society President at church, and she's an amazing photographer. She teaches a class on campus and takes pictures on the side. Over the last few months I have followed her Photo Design's Facebook page, and I have loved her style. Her pictures are always beautiful! Thank goodness I contacted her early enough to fit in a short session. Everyone should head on over to her website to check out more of her work!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

A First Thanksgiving

For Jonas's first Thanksgiving we had the blessing of visiting the Great State of Washington. For work JT had to take the whole week off, which gave us plenty of time to enjoy with family!

We were very nervous about driving 12+ hours in the possibly bad weather, with a 5-month old. So we left at about 4 in the morning so we could start the trip with Jonas sleeping. This was successful! The rest of the day I sat by him to entertain him and get him to sleep while dad drove. 

The night before Thanksgiving we had our Pre-Thanksgiving as a family at Melting Pot. YUM. It was a little difficult to do with a 5-month old. But we survived. 

Jonas got to spend some more time with his Grandparents (my parents) and his Great-Grandparents. He loves all of them! He was on his best behavior the whole week.

Jonas LOVES Grandpa. He acted perfect each time he was with my dad.

Jonas got to meet Leila! My cousin Chelsey had Leila on Mother's Day, so just a month before Jonas's due date. We were excited to meet each others little one's!

JT was super proud of his 140 while bowling. 

Every Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember is spent with my dad's side of the family, at my Grandparents house. I was so excited to have the chance to spend it with family, again. We haven't had a Thanksgiving in Washington since we were engaged!

JT shaved his beard that weekend, since No Shave November was over. (Thank goodness :))

We had such a great time with family, and we are excited to spend time with the Dewey family for Christmas!