Monday, November 19, 2012

Fall Fun!

Well, I have no idea what happened but I swear Drew grew 5 inches and 5lbs over night... I looked at him this morning and couldn't believe how big he was! 
Ugh..he is growing up way to fast.  

The other day I looked in my Parent's backyard to find gorgeous red leaves naturally I ran for my camera and bundled up Andrew and headed for those leaves! He was so mesmerized by the leaves it was like nearly impossible to have him look up. I was lucky to get one good shot! The kid moves super fast these days...

I had to capture those big cheeks!

I love how he is first, holding the leaf...and then looking at it!

Those red leaves were sooo beautiful!

Last month we arranged to have some pictures taken with Mr. Southbays side of the family. We decided to all wear navy, dark purple and grey.. I think they turned out great!

I'm glad I brought some pumpkins along..added a nice pop of color!

I couldn't believe I found a purple/navy shirt for Andrew over at the Gap!

Getting family photos done are sooo oober important to me! 
You can imagine how many pictures we have in our house :)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Drew's 7 Month Update

Okay...before we get started..I can't believe we are already at 7 months! With all our back n forth from MD and PA I missed place your milestone stickers and will be ordering new ones!! Oh darn! Soon as I get them I will snap away!

*Sitting up and playing with your toys all the time... You are already needing me less and less.. :(

*Down to 4 bottles a day..

*Eating one big meal between feedings in the evening.

*Avocado, Butternut Squash, Prunes, Apples, bananas and sweet potatoes to add to your list of items! Eating much better this month, as it is staying in your mouth!

*When we go out to eat you want to eat too! You are definitely picking up on stuff... you smart cookie you!

*Nap time...well it's a bit harder to get you down for them lately.. and when you don't want your pacifier you really let us know it!

* Sleeping through the night.. can't complain there.

*Right before bed...after your bath you are in my arms..relaxed...we look at each other and you start to giggle..cute little grin. Id love to know what you are thinking!

*We are taking less walks because of the oooh so cold weather! its sad..

*Took you to the mall for the first time and you started to cry.. We are assuming it's from the loud noises.. after a few minutes of loving you....everything was okay once again in the world! It was funny to watch Daddy push your stroller in the mall.. i must say.. :)

*wearing size 6-9, 9 month clothing.

*Size 3 diapers..

*Whenever you topple over while automatically roll on your belly...

*We can never keep socks or shoes on your feet!!!

We had 7 month pictures done the other day. Ohh it was fun..and you did soo good! Below is a sneak peek that the photographer sent us!! We also had family pictures taken with Daddy's family.

This month has been a blast with you! Now that you are sitting up all by yourself..we are able to do a lot more!

Monday, November 5, 2012

DIY-Christmas Ornament

This is a DIY that I have been wanting to create since we tied the knot! Yes, its been over three years! I just couldn't part with our left over wedding today I pulled them out of hiding and got to work. I found this idea over on weddingbee. Wow..haven't been over there in a long time!

Here is the finished product! I want to say it looks better in person!! It will look even better on our Christmas tree this year!!!

First cut your invitation into strips. Then roll them up somewhat tight..I used a piece of tape to secure them. I also let them sit for a day prior to placing them in the glass ornament just incase the tape gave way.. It did happen quite a bit!

I won't lie..this project took me a while to complete! It also depends on the size of ornament. Or you could just place the strips inside the ornament.(see below) It takes like no time at all to complete. I think it also depends on colors of your invitation. If you have a very colorful invite it would look great. Since a huge part of my invite is white I had to really try to keep the green showing as much as possible.

Soon as we put up our Christmas tree I will snap some pictures of them! We have one of our invitations framed and I love looking at it..but now I get to use them again. It is such a great way to use your left over invites..and have such a meaningful ornament.