Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Baby's First Easter (Wrap Up)

Hello, hope everyone had a lovely Easter weekend!

We had a fairly busy one.  Saturday we all went to Taste of Hillcrest. (All of us being: me, my BF, the boy, and Nana)  Hillcrest is a very cool part of town, and is also where the hospital is that we spent so much time at last year.  There are TONS of great restaurants around and the vibe and people are great.
It was so fun!   
Basically, you pay $30 and then walk around the area to get tastes of food from all the participating restaurants.  There were over 40, but we only made it to about 15 of them.  By the end we were tired and stuffed, but it was a lot of fun.  Some of the food we got to sample: pizza, bratwurst, Indian food, BBQ, escargot, sushi, frozen yogurt, and other desserts. Definitely looking forward to more of these events in the future. 

Sunday was actually pretty mellow in comparison.  
The Easter Bunny left a big basket of goodies for the boy and we had fun playing with all the new toys for most of the day. 

The packed basket.  Besides everything I mentioned in this post, I added any bunny related items we already had on hand for a little extra stuffing.  :-)
The loot partially unpacked....The puzzle (as anticipated) has been the biggest hit so far.  (Although he does also bang the remote around fairly regularly.)
My little bunny!   (He hardly holds still anymore so it was hard to get a good pic!)
See above comment re: never holding still!   It was basically impossible to get him to keep the sunglasses on and hold still at the same time.  hahaha   He pretty much just wanted to chew on them or bang them on the ground.  I still think they are cute, though!
He also was not a fan of the bunny hat (although he wore the ears pictured at top for a while with no complaints!) 

In his EGG-stra Handsome bunny outfit.  We didn't put this on until the evening, so...he might have worn this all day Monday, too.  haha
That's about it for our first Easter with the baby.  
I am looking forward to a little more understanding and participation next year.  
Dying and hunting eggs will be so fun!  :-)

16/52 Getting Into Everything

This little guy, he is on the move constantly, and getting into everything he can possibly get his little hands on!  He especially loves the shoe basket we have by the front door.  
It might need to be moved for a while...

A picture of my son, once a week, every week, in 2014
Inspired by Jodi, just click the lovely button to join in the fun.

Some of my faves from last week:

Poor crying Charlie reminded me that not all days are full of smiley babies!
Awww... Daddy snuggles are pretty irresistible.
This cutie's blue eyes reminded me of my boy's. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Baby's First Easter (Basket)!

I'm hoping to get my pictures from the weekend uploaded/posted soon, but in the meantime here is what I got for the boy's first Easter basket!   
I know he won't remember any of this but we'll have pictures to show him when he is older.  :-)  

I LOVE the basket, found it at Target and I think it will last us for many years to come.  It's big and sturdy and my favorite color.  Some of these items I have had for a little while but have been holding on to.  He has so many toys already, but I am constantly picking up new stuff. (Target and Amazon, you kill me!)  
Besides the items shown below, the Easter Bunny also gave him a pair of (the CUTEST baby) sunglasses, a new food bowl, a pair of bunny ears, and some plastic eggs with Cheerios in them.

He already has one of the Melissa & Doug Jumbo Knob puzzles (Jungle), and he loves it.  So of course I wasn't surprised when he happily started banging the Rainforest friends one around. 
He's always trying to get at our remotes for the TV, so I am hoping the toy remote will be as interesting.  So far he doesn't seem as interested in it, but maybe if we put it near the others he'll be convinced. haha
A few new books are always good, we've read all of them already and he seems to like We're Going on a Bear Hunt the best so far. 
The sippy cup and bibs should get plenty of use at mealtime. 
The giraffe pull toy will get more use once he starts walking I think, but he did push it along the floor for a few minutes yesterday.
Melissa & Doug Puzzle, V-Tech Toy Remote and 3x Books from Amazon// Bibs and Sippy Cup from Target// Giraffe Pull Toy (by Hape) from Citrus Lane

Of course, at Target I also snagged this.... (and he was adorable in it!)
An "EGG-stra Handsome" onesie and pants to match.  I just can't resist the holiday clothes, especially for this first year.   We'll see what happens as the years go on and we celebrate the 2nd, 5th, 10th Easter.  hahaha

   I know I won't get away with hats like this for long, that's for sure. 

I really worried this hat might not fit his big old noggin, but it was stretchy enough!  He didn't leave it on for long, and it was tough to get a good picture of him in it.  He's always on the move nowadays!

Happy Easter everyone!  
Hope you had a great day filled with loved ones 
and the Bunny delivered what you hoped for.  :-)

 Linking up with Darci @ The Good Life   
(click on the eggs below to see other baskets!)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

15/52 Always Smiling

Overall, he's quite a happy baby, even when teething!  
I am thankful for that. 

A picture of my son, once a week, every week, in 2014
Inspired by Jodi, just click the lovely button to join in the fun.

Some of my favorites from last week:

My son takes every open door as an invitation to explore, too.
I love little Isla's eyes in this picture on the swing.
I like the colorful little one in the middle of the drabness in this one.