Happy Birthday Bro!

Dear, sweet little FentFry,

You are such an adorable little guy. Such a little lover. You really love giving kisses. A couple days ago I said I loved you and you walked over and gave me a kiss. It was awesome.

You love having a rag and wiping everything down. You like chewing on cloth. You can be found walking around with a sock hanging out of your mouth.

You are a blanket boy. When I get you up from bed, you are often holding your blanket. You are really attached to your Wubbanub plug.  You like to hold your plug while you nurse and suck on it a little multiple times in the middle of nursing.

You point! I love it, so cute. You also reach for people to pick you up. When I open your door after nap, you’re often reaching for me and get excited. You are also a little stinker. You pick who you want to hold you based on how easily they will let you down. You like to be on the go.

You are a climber. You love to be with people. You love playing with Ki and Ella. Ki is an awesome big brother and loves to play with you. Ella is learning to be a great big sister and getting so cute!

Birthday breakfast in Minnesota!








Dinner with Morgans







Eleven. Months.

Eleven months is unreal. I cannot believe My baby boy will be one next month! Make it stop!

Fenton, you are SO fun right now. The day you turned 10 months you started taking 1-2 steps and got up to 7. Then you stopped. You’d take a couple steps and drop to crawl. This past week you just decided to full on walk. So now you walks everywhere and it’s adorable! You usually have your fists out in front of you. Cute cute.

On April 18th you popped 2 teeth! That was a LONG time coming. You have been a napping champ the past few days!

You still are not sleeping through the night. Little punk! The norm lately is Sleeping about 7:30pm-7:30am, waking up to nurse around 11, 2 and 4. Sometimes you’ll nurse and go back to sleep in the morning, sometimes you don’t. You’ve been napping about 10-12 and 2-4/5. I think you’re going through a growth spurt (you’re thinning out) and will start sleeping better soon.

You love watching yourself in the camera and taking pictures.

You go to sleep awesome on your own. I can put you in bed awake and you fuss for maybe a minute and then give in. Glorious. Thank you. 😉

You are such a sweet, happy boy. Dad thinks you’re going to be our sensitive kiddo. If we get after you for something (you really like cords and trash…) you get upset.

You like playing with balls, duplos and Little People. Your favorite duplos are the ones with wheels. You drive them and it’s so cute. Such a little boy!

You LOVE being naked. If I let you escape during a diaper change you crawl SO fast. It’s funny.

You are starting to play with your brother and sister more. It’s cute.

You love to eat. Nursing and real food. You’re getting pretty good at feeding yourself, too.

You’re started climbing into things the past few days. Too funny. You can’t get out though, so you yell and start fussing.

You’re starting to like blankets. Your favorite is currently a fuzzy light blue blanket with satin edges. You’ve been holding it standing up the past few times I’ve gotten you up.

Here’s your big bro at just over 11 months and your big sis at 11 months.

My baby girl is 3!!!

My dear sweet Ella Novelia,

You are so adorable. You don’t let me call you Muffin anymore (so sad!), but you do answer to Spanky. Other than that, it’s mostly Ella, Elle, Elle Belle, Ella Bella (Troy), etc. If we call you anything else, we get corrected. You know what you want are are miffed if you don’t get it. You have the best little pout. I love it. Your very favorite thing is your ni-night, Daddy’s baby blanket. I’ve had to sew holes and re-sew all around the edge. You like the “string” that hangs off the end.

You are getting into all things girly. It’s glorious. You like to wear your dress up and are enjoying playing with your new girl presents. You served everyone cake (out of duplos) and tea this morning. You love pink and purple and sparkles.

You enjoy doing puzzles, duplos, coloring, painting and playing with Ki. You are particular about how things are and like it just so.

You talk in a high little squeaky voice and use your fingers when you are excited. Like here, the day before your birthday, when you described the cake you wanted.

Ella’s birthday talk from thosewandlings on Vimeo.

You get sad if Ki isn’t around and talk about how you miss him. You two are so sweet together (most of the time). He teaches you things and you listen intently and participate in his little classes.

Ki teaches Ella counting from thosewandlings on Vimeo.

Here’s a little example of your cute pout. You two are great at apologizing and forgiving.

Reconciliation from thosewandlings on Vimeo.

You are my sweet pea. When you are really happy or feeling sweet, you make the best sappy sweet face.

Your imagination has really taken off lately. It is so fun to watch. A few times I’ve found you sitting quietly playing and making up stories for a while. You even make up stories with your food. They’re all people.

You are getting a little better at sitting still to get your nails painted. Your fingernails still end up smudged though. And we can’t paint your left middle fingernail because you still suck it.

You are becoming a great big sister. You can make Fenton giggle and are pretty cute with him when you want to be.

You love to clean and cook, but you snitch as you go.

You are a joy, even when you’re being adorably pouty and we love you SO much. :)