Not quite a year and a half but soon my baby will have his second half birthday. I’m treasuring every moment with him. His squishy little cheeks, his chubby little legs that I just can’t resist to put leggings on, his puffy little lips that make loads of smacks, tons of kisses and say ‘bye-bye’. His voice is the sweetest!
Casen is growing right on track…making his way in a size six shoe. Likes to dance. Lover of hats. His head is almost the size of his brothers! Solid for sure. This past month he has given it a test run. Doing tumbles on concrete, head banging the front door and hitting it himself in the midst of a tantrum. Needless to stay he is most likely to become a starting linebacker. He’s pretty fast too. I certainly can’t keep up…he’s in one room and sprints to the other. He has no fear. None. Especially when it comes to stairs.
This past month he visited his new baby cousin Avery, went apple picking with his Aunt Jessi, went to a few fun birthday parties and went thrifting with his momma.
Not quite a year and a half…still my baby. Case is changing every day. Starting to ramble a few words, nothing super clear yet, besides ‘ball’ and ‘da’ which means every thing he points to! I love his squishy little cheeks and those lips are to die for.
Doc said he’s looking good on all the charts. 28” tall, 26lbs, and a head almost the size of his brothers. The few hairs he has are looking a little on the blonde side…and I can seeee curls! (< happy momma!) Growing boy…soon will be beating up his brother. Which has only just begun. I mean freaking quit fighting over toys already. Haha! Hoping my extra laid back button kicks in when the fighting really starts to happen.
He loves shoes and hats (which he used to hate). Is ticklish. Climbs our bed, the steps, the couch, wiggles his way up onto the barstools. He’s half monkey. And Still eats veggies…YAY!
This month he enjoyed his first snow cone, out grew his first pair of moccs, got his first tattoo (temporary), took a boat ride on the river, helped celebrate momma’s 30th birthday and of course visited the local donut shop too many times.
So I missed an update. I mean, it’s summer…everyone is busy. It is so amazing how much can happen in two months. My little Casen Blake isn’t so little anymore. Outgrowing clothes like crazy…visit @jaxandcase on instagram for some gently used hand-me-downs! Aside from being down in molar city these past months, his hair is actually growing…on top, still the wiggliest ever and eats pretty much anything you put in front of him. He will even blow on it if it’s hot…um the cutest!
He’s a daddy’s boy for sure. Always cuddling just with him. Otherwise he’s on the run. So fast. And if you can’t find him, chances are he is in the bathroom trying to touch the toilet water (ew…I know, I freak every time) or playing with my makeup brush. He has learned how to climb on the baby gate and pull up and hang on the oven handle…eek! Hoping he waits a bit to climb out of his crib. Although I can’t wait to get rid of it because his chunky little legs are constantly getting stuck! Then we have waterworks. Lately he is so sensitive, especially if you take his toy (JAX!)
This past month, we went on our first family vacation to the beach (photos + blog post to come), MawMaw came to visit a few times and we took tons of bike rides and dips in the baby pool.
Year number two is off to a fantastic start…aside from the massive poop incident that covered Casen’s face. wall. curtain. mattress. blanket. and seahorse glowworm. I refuse to share the photo…it’s too gross. Anyway everything is all cleaned up and I can’t get enough of my sweet one year old.
At his one year check up he weighed 24 lbs + measured 31 inches long. His little hair is finally starting to grow. Hoping for curls! He is going to get all the ladies with his lips…always sticking them out, giving kisses. It is the cutest. He leans his head over with his mouth open. omg! Stop growing. I mean stop walking everywhere! Case is not afraid of anything. Well maybe my sister’s dog. ‘Daw’ his new word. He loves our dog, George. Giggles and gets so tickled when he walks past and sniffs him. Definitely still ticklish, always has been.
This past month he was a first timer in the ‘car cart’ at the grocery store, enjoyed a few dips in our new kiddie pool in the backyard, went to Grant’s Farm and celebrated cousin Addie’s first birthday!
Jax is another month older, 39 months…so independent, curious and adventurous. Each time I write an update about him, I try to just soak in everything that happened the past month, what he said to me, the things he did. We have good days and we have days full of nothing but fits.
It has been a crazy month. With the tragedy in Boston and in Texas…I’m holding my babies close. Praying for all the families that are suffering and that have lost a loved one. He experienced his first storm, the power went out and we had to head to the basement with a candle. A tornado actually hit a few miles from our house. Power outages everywhere, so we stayed in a hotel for a little bit. It was his first time (that he could remember) As he walked in he said, ‘It’s like a home, I wuv this chair too!’
Hoping this month will be better and brighter! Summer is almost here. Daddy is building his first swing set that MawMaw and PopPop gave him for his birthday. It’s the littlest I’ve ever seen. He will love it. He loves to be outside. Riding his bike. Stealing daddy’s tools. Pretending to be a ‘worker guy’. He’s got a new little neighbor pal, Annie. He played his first game of tag. It was so cute to watch. Lots of giggles.
Yesterday we took Jax on a late night trip to Smoothie King…first timer!
Aghhh! No. I mean what?! Still sinking in that Case is eleven months old. See a few photos here. No more baby clothes and soon he will be out of his pumpkin seat. Oh geez. On a positive note…time to plan his first birthday party!
Seriously y’all he is going to walk any day. He stood up the other day and started to take a step and just I grabbed him. Um…I’m not ready yet. I know. I know. But I didn’t have my camera and Daddy was at work. Have to capture that big milestone.
Jax. Jax. Jax. Yet another month older, that makes 38 months to be exact. This past month (week rather) he has blown my mind. So damn smart. All those tricks I had up my sleeve when he was younger are not working so much anymore.
We are dying to get outside, it seems to be either really rainy or randomly snowing here. Jax’s favorite thing to do inside is jump in Case’s crib with him. The other day I said, ‘Enough jumping for today’ and told him to ‘get out immediately!’ He knew I meant business. So he left the room for a minute, came back in and held out his hand, ‘Mom, will you give me?’ I didn’t understand what he wanted so I asked, ‘What do you mean?’ he quickly replied…’It makes people happy.’ My mouth dropped. My son was asking me to forgive him because he was jumping without my permission. Really?! Talk about blown away that my three year old knows the concept of forgiveness! The sweetest thing ever! Well and THIS bedtime chat too.
So happy that he is eating better! He ate pork chops, butternut squash + quinoa the other night for dinner. These are helping out a little. And maybe Case is rubbing off on him a little. Operation Milk is still in full force. (Thank you everyone for the tips!)
Side note, I’m really not into all these action figures or toys guns. Ready for spring, I mean summer! Swimming and bikes and activities that wear him out. Ha!
Help! My kid is obsessed with milk. He wakes up several times in the middle of the night requesting more milk. Again when he wakes up. Again and again all day every day. No milk in the middle of the night results in screaming and crying for milk. ‘Milk is my favorite!’ ‘I need milk now!’ ‘Mom open da fridge!’ AGHH!
So for the past two nights I have refused to give in. The reason why, is because ever since Jax has been potty trained he hasn’t had any accidents in his bed during the night. Two nights ago was his first. He freaked and of course wanted milk. Grr. Any advice would be super helpful.
Cheers to sleepless nights during Operation Milk!
We are in the double digits now…eek! Oh it makes me so happy to see Casen growing and doing new things. My baby is not so little anymore, in a few months we will be celebrating his first birthday!
Case is quite the little mover. Getting a bit harder to keep an eye on…usually you can find him behind the couch or in the bathroom. He tried to wash the shower curtain in the toilet this week. I think he dreams of being big so he can do all the things Jax does. Like running! He loves his brother. One of these days they will be in the living room wrestling, knocking each others teeth out. (That day can take its sweet ol time). Speaking of teeth. Some newbies came in…crooked as ever, but hoping they straighten out.
This past month he has learned to clap! It is the cutest. Catch it over on vine…and follow me! (I got a new phone so my video quality isn’t so shitty anymore).
Everything is BIG in Jaxon’s world. Even him…he has already been three for a month! You always hear about the terrible twos, but I think that three is going to be um, lets just say
worse, a challenge, hard, interesting. Let’s be positive, right?!
We went to the doc for his checkup yesterday. He was all over the place. He’s a wild man! The only way he can be still for a minute is if he was looking in the mirror or hanging up side down. He was good though, no super huge screaming fits. (Hate those with a passion). He is 3 feet 1 inch tall and weights 33 pounds. Threes across the board.
He just discovered his shadow. Likes to run around naked and go to the gym. Let’s pretend those things happened at once, oh wait they did. eek! Needless to say we are teaching him about his private parts and being in public. He love to sing and make up songs when his is helping clean or riding in the car. Into transformers and puppets. He is starting to like food. Still obsessed with milk. Not whittle bitty tiny…BIG milk.
This kid. He brightens my day and pushes all my buttons.
Geez. I feel like I just wrote Case’s update, but it’s that time again because he is 9 months old today! This past month has been great, despite a few visits to the doc, he is happy and healthy 19.9 lb baby.
My brave little one has been trying to let go once he pulls up next to the couch. Getting closer and closer to walking. (It’s really okay, I can wait for that to happen.) We’ve been trying to teach him to wave…almost, but not quite yet. Still ticklish as ever…his giggles are too much to handle. And when he smiles you can see his teeny tiny pearly whites. He got three new teeth this past month! Which is good because he loves food. Pretty much out of that soupy baby food and into the good stuff. He loves everything except broccoli. He is such a good little sleeper too, he slept twelve hours, two nights in a row. Any parents dream! Maybe he can teach Eating + Sleeping 101 to his big brother Jax. Ha!
You will always be my baby even though you are growing so big, into the smartest, craziest boy I know. We’ve made it through so many things together, most recently almost a whole year of potty training. Our toilet lid is filled with stickers and I am so happy to say you are now accident free! I couldn’t be more thrilled. I know this year will be full of new adventures. Hoping we can get you to eat like your brother. Maybe start crossfit for kids. But your biggest adventure will be preschool. Whoa. I mean, I know you are ready. You will do great. You rock at your numbers and we all know you love the second half of the alphabet…starting with Q, and you already know your left foot from your right. But before school starts we are going to take you to the beach!
I love you, my little three year old.