three months! and four months!

Months three and four have flown by!

three months!

three months!

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happy little guy

and... happy four months!

and… happy four months!

loves gnawing on his toes

loves gnawing on his toes

so, I took the pictures while Lincoln was at school... He came home and insisted that we take a few more so that he could be in them too :)

so, I took the pictures while Lincoln was at school… He came home and insisted that we take a few more so that he could be in them too 🙂

two months!

When Lincoln was a baby, it was pretty easy to keep up with posting monthly pictures in a somewhat timely fashion.  I don’t have quite as much free time these days…

Anyway, here are Harrison’s two month pictures and stats.
(He is a full pound heavier than Lincoln was at the same age!)

Weight – 13lb. 14oz. (95th percentile)

Length – 25 inches (>95th percentile)

Head Circumference – 41 centimeters (75th percentile)

two months!

two months!

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this is the story of Harrison's life... Lincoln always VERY close by...

this is the story of Harrison’s life… Lincoln always VERY close by…

happy two months!

happy two months!

one month!

Baby Harrison is already one month old (actually more like 7 weeks old, but anyway…)

Our pediatrician was so delighted with his weight gain at his one week check up, that we haven’t been back in for a visit yet.  So, I don’t know his exact size, but at my 6 week check up, we weighed him at my midwife’s office, and it looks like he is already over 13 pounds… my “little” baby boy…

one month!

one month!

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working on a smile

working on a smile

sweet brothers

sweet brothers

Baby boy!

After much anticipation, baby #2 finally arrived!
My “estimated due date” was July 1st.  Baby arrived 12 days later.
Born Monday, July 13th at 4:45pm… weighing in at 10lb. 8oz….
Harrison Stephen La Crosse

I’ll share some more details of his birth later, but for now, here are a few pictures from his arrival…

One of our first moments together

One of our first moments together

Husband & I both thought he looked smaller than Lincoln, but we were wrong... 6 ounces heavier than his big brother!

Husband & I both thought he looked smaller than Lincoln, but we were wrong…    6 ounces heavier than his big brother!

Big brother & little brother

Big brother & little brother

Sleepy boy at home...

Sleepy boy at home…

my chatty toddler

I know I have been seriously neglecting this blog.  I truly do not know how all of those mommy bloggers out there have time to write daily posts… or how they maintain lives that are interesting enough to write about that often 🙂  Lincoln and I are always on the go, but it’s typically to Whole Foods, the post office or the dry cleaner.  I don’t think those day-to-day errands warrant any blog entries.

So, while I don’t have any fabulous recent adventures to tell you about, I can share some funny things Lincoln has said recently.  He is very verbal these days, and I love hearing all of his thoughts…

– On the airplane back from a recent trip to Bend, OR, the flight attendant asked Lincoln if he would like anything to drink.
He asked for a La Croix. (Apparently, my obsession has rubbed off.)

– Instead of wishing me a happy Mother’s Day on Sunday, Lincoln said, “Happy Easter Day!”

-One day while Lincoln was napping, I was sitting in the room with him, snacking on a bag of cashews.  Upon waking up, Lincoln saw the bag and very quietly, but very eagerly whispered, “Nuts… Cashews… Yes!”

-Reciting the words to “Looby Loo” (very similar to the “Hokey Pokey”)… Instead of saying, “I give my hand a shake, shake, shake,” quickly, Lincoln very slowly says, “I give my hand a shake, a shake, a shake…”

-We’ve been doing some counting recently, and Lincoln’s 1-10 usually goes like this, “One, two, three, four, nine, ten!”

-Every time we talk about walking outside or are about to go out, he always reminds me, “Do not step on any bees!”

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My silly (almost 2 year old!!) boy

 

another day… another park…

After living here for about a year and a half, I feel like I know my way around Spokane pretty well.  However, I am still stumbling upon and discovering new parks with Lincoln.  There seem to be a lot of parks here, which is really great.

Here’s a little video I took of Lincoln last week…

(I promise he did not go head first down the slide after I stopped recording)

Happy weekend! And happy first day of summer!

yard sale

I’ve been busy all week getting ready for a yard sale we are hosting this Saturday… exciting stuff, right?  Our whole neighborhood is having a yard sale, so I thought why not join in?  We got rid of a ton of stuff before we moved out here, but since arriving, I realize there are still things I do not really need.  So yard sale, here we come… I’ve never hosted one before, so wish me luck!

In the meantime, here are just a few more pictures from Lincoln’s birthday weekend when everyone was in town.
(I told you summer would mean more sporadic posts, right?  Sorry!)
(Oh and if somehow you want to see MORE pictures from his celebration… there are more pics on Flickr- http://flic.kr/s/aHsjFGV8N2)

playing baseball with the boys...

playing baseball with the boys…

chatting with Popi

chatting with Popi

checking out the Spokane River with Dad...

checking out the Spokane River with Dad…

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birthday celebration

I have a TON of pictures from the weekend.  I will share some more in another post, but here are a bunch from our celebration of Lincoln’s birthday…

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birthday card and picture display...

birthday card and picture display…

this is my felt ball garland with some of Lincoln's monthly pictures

this is my felt ball garland with some of Lincoln’s monthly pictures

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cute golden book I found...

cute vintage golden book I found…

some family pictures with the birthday boy

some family pictures with the birthday boy

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some kisses from Uncle Steven & Aunt Jen

some kisses from Uncle Steven & Aunt Jen

after a BBQ, it was time for cake & presents

after a BBQ, it was time for cake & presents

Lincoln was very wary of the candle...

Lincoln was very wary of the candle…

But after the candle was gone, he dug in and had a good time

But after the candle was gone, he dug in and had a good time

fun feeding cake to Dad

feeding cake to Dad

Lincoln got so many great gifts... but this truck was one of his favorites

Lincoln got so many great gifts… but this truck was one of his favorites

please note all of the boys sans shirts

please note all of the boys sans shirts

happy birthday sweet boy!

happy birthday sweet boy!

twelve months!

It’s official… my little Lincoln is a year old… ahh!!

We did a bit of celebrating on his big day including a lovely breakfast at a local cafe and some fun at the park.  I am still getting ready for this weekend’s festivities where we will do cake, presents, etc. and I will have lots of pictures to share; but for now, here are the usual monthly pics & stats…

Weight – 20lb. 10oz. (25-50th percentile)

Length – 29 1/2 inches (25-50th percentile)

Head Circumference – (50-75th percentile)

12 months!

12 months!

arms up!

arms up!

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and quickly the sticker was gone and toys were brought in to distract...

and quickly the sticker was gone and toys were brought in to distract…

happy 12 months!

happy 12 months!

another great trip

We had an amazing time in Bend last weekend.
Please enjoy some pictures of Lincoln 🙂

at one of the baseball games, Lincoln snatched the score sheet and took off running... luckily this happened before the game began

at one of the baseball games, Lincoln snatched the score sheet and took off running… luckily this happened before the game began

watching the game and swinging with Nani...

watching the game and swinging with Nani…

Lincoln loves Dad (please note husband's playoff beard going strong)

Lincoln loves Dad (please note husband’s playoff beard going strong)

and some group shots...

and some group shots… Lincoln’s face cracks me up

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cousin love

cousin love