Thursday, June 30, 2011


Warner's latest endeavor (besides climbing up the stairs) has been standing by himself.

He gets so excited once he does it and starts "dancing" and smiling his big smile.

What in the world am I going to do with this boy?!

He is getting closer and closer to walking and this Mama doesn't know if she can take it!
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Free Play at My Gym

I signed Warner up for classes at My Gym a few weeks ago. However, we've only been able to make it to one class so far!

Bound and determined to get the most out of my money, I took him to their "free play." This is a block of time where the gym is completely open for little ones to do as they please!

I think it is safe to say that Warner is pretty fearless.
(did I mentioned he climbed the stairs and made it to his room in 15 seconds flat this morning?!)

He had a great time exploring and climbing everything in the gym...

However, his favorite part had to be the ball pit!

Hopefully, we'll make it to his regularly scheduled class tomorrow!
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Warner's First Sign!

I have been signing with Warner for quite some time now.

I've consistently done signs for milk, more, eat, and all done.
He seemed to understand what these words meant, but never actually repeated/used the sign.

Until recently...

Here is the sign for more.

I've read that babies often develop their own version of the sign.

Warner has done just that!

He uses the sign more for anything he likes or wants more of.

For example he loves to use the sign when he wants to hear more of a book.

I'm so excited to see what sign (if any) he'll use next!
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Monday, June 27, 2011

Just Because...

...he makes me smile!
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Play Date at the Pool

My friend, Ashlyn invited us out to the pool for a play date. It was Warner's first time in the pool! He seemed to enjoy himself.

All the little ones were precious!

Thanks for a fun time! We hope to do it again!
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9 Months

Warner turned 9 months yesterday. I'll say it again...
"Where has the time gone?!"

I wanted to cry when we scheduled his 12 month appointment. It will be here before I know it.

Here are his stats:
Weight - 19.81 lbs (54th percentile)
Height - 29.75 in. (95th percentile)
Head - 18 in. (73rd percentile)

During this appointment we were given the "green light" to go ahead with table foods! So far Warner has enjoyed everything I've given him. (Of course the only things I have really given him have been fruits and some chicken.)

Warner Lately:

-Warner has 2 teeth and the doctor says he is getting ready to cut the top ones any day.

-He loves being sung to. His favorite songs are "If You're Happy and You Know It" and "Five Little Monkeys." I know these are his favorite because he smiles REAL big when I start singing them!

-He is still constantly on the GO!! We can't keep him out of or away from anything! He wants to walk so badly. I'm perfectly ok with holding off from that right now!

-He loves bubbles!

-He is clapping at times and starting to use the sign "more" a little bit!

He is still just the happiest little boy and we couldn't be more blessed! We love our sweet, little boy!
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Monday, June 20, 2011

Would you look at that face!

Warner completely made this face by accident, but every time I look at it I see a little boy and not a baby.
Where is the time going?!
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A Day on the Lake

For Father's Day weekend, Dave wanted to go out on the boat, so that's just what we did!

We invited the Marshes and Kim (Mike had to work-BOO!) and headed out the The Rusty Anchor for lunch.

The poor little ones were pitiful in their life jackets.

The "captains" led us safely to and from our destination! :)

Gotta love a lake day!
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Friday, June 17, 2011

Red Velvet Cake Balls

Dave was in charge of bringing a dessert for something at his work. Since his idea of bringing a dessert would be to stop at the grocery store and pick up some cookies, I decided to help. Besides, it gave me a chance to try out this recipe that I've been meaning to get to for some time now.

Red Velvet Cake Balls

Ingredients: a box of red velvet cake mix, a can of cream cheese frosting, melting chocolate
(note: you can use any kind of cake mix, frosting, melting chips that you like)

1. Prepare the cake mix according to the box.

2. Cook the cake and cool completely.
(I stuck it in the freezer to speed up the process)

3. After the cake has completely cooled, crumble the cake.

4. Add the can of frosting to the crumbled cake and mix.

5. Form small balls

(I began doing it as pictured below)
(however this way was MUCH easier)

6. Chill the cake balls for at least an hour.
(Once again I used the freezer-perfect!)

7. Melt the melting chocolate and dip your cake balls until they are completely covered. Let harden and ENJOY!
(I wasn't able to get a picture of the dipping process--too messy)


These little suckers were SO good and easy! The only issue I had was the dipping process. I am terrible at it. I can't ever seem to get them covered in a "pretty" manner. If I had had more chocolate I would have dipped them again so you wouldn't be able to see the red flakes of cake.
BUT...that is the total perfectionist in's totally not necessary! The taste is what matters and trust me...these taste good!

Hmm...I wonder how many points these are?!
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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Who Needs Toys?!...

...When a good ol' laundry basket will do!
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Monday, June 13, 2011

"New" Pots

You may remember two summers ago when I did this little pot project.

Fun, cute, but time for something new...

Fast Forward to today and we now have this.

Fun, cute, "new"!
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Thursday, June 09, 2011

Sweet Summertime!

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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend

Since I had to work on Memorial Day we celebrated the day before at the lake.
Warner enjoyed some time in the pool before we took him on his very first boat ride!

He was not a fan of his life jacket. (I don't blame him though, it was entirely too tight around the neck. We're going to look for another one.)

But like any good baby should...

he took a nice long nap!

We're looking forward to many more trips to the lake this summer!
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