Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ten On Tuesday

1. Family pumpkin painting/carving time...
Not sure if he got more paint on the pumpkin or himself!!!
2. The following morning Mase wanted his picture taken with our finished products...
 3. Pinterest project #1 complete.
 4. Pinterest project #2 complete.
(Canvases painted by none other than Mason Dale)!!!

5. Mase got two haircuts last week. The first by either one of his cousins (who's a mere 6 months older) or himself and the second by daddy. Luckily not too much damage was done by the first haircut. Mase was at my parents on Thursday (while I worked) and on Friday morning when I was doing his hair I was like what on earth. Long story short my mom didn't even know it had happened. (She was baby-sitting five kiddos and the oldest four were hanging out downstairs while my mom was busy with Molly). Not sure of all the details but my niece is saying she did it...so thats the story I'm going with too. I guess the saying "what happens at grandmas stays at grandmas" is true!!!

6. Mase giving Mols a quick tractor ride...
7. New Salem Pumpkin Patch with the entire Vugteveen clan. A fun yearly tradition!!!
G&G Vugteveen with all 10 grandkiddos.
Molly driving Bob the Builder
Train ride.
Ready to head into the maze.
My lil fam. Love them to absolute pieces!!!

8. A few weeks back Mase kept it real during church nursery (while I was on nursery duty). He was teasing (although I don't think he knows what teasing is) this little kid by not getting out of his way. I asked him to move. He would not. Suddenly out of nowhere the kid shoved Mase. (And shoved him hard. Mase nailed his head). Needless to say Mase LOST IT. I went to him and wouldn't you know he slapped me in the face, grabbed (and pulled) my hair HARD, pulled the other side, and tried to slap me again but I caught his little hand. I was stunned and didn't know what to do. I held him while he thrashed and for the life of me couldn't calm him down. I didn't know what else to do so I went to Brian (who was in Kids Zone) to get the car keys. At this point I was almost in tears. (Which is really not like me). I took Mase out to the car, gave him his bop, and (thankfully) he finally calmed down. Shortly after returning to nursery the same kid that shoved Mase bit another kid. Definitely not my best nursery duty.

9. Catching the big one (according to Mase)...
10. Today Mase wore his beloved winter boots from the moment he woke until I made him take them off before nap time. Crazy kid!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

{Molly} Ten Months

Stats: Hoping my little lady has gained at least another half a pound (maybe just maybe even a full pound) but since she's not big on eating I'm guessing the half a pound is more likely. This would put her at 17 and a half pounds. And maybe she's reached 27 inches (a gain of a quarter inch).
Sizes: Molly is still wearing 6-12 month, 9-12 month, or 12 month. Still wearing size 3 (Kirkland brand) diapers.
Food: As of October 13 Molly officially became a formula fed baby. Kinda made this momma sad but life has gone on!!! Molly currently gets four 5 ounce bottles a day (of Similac Advanced). Molly (as mentioned above) is NOT big on eating and to add to that she is EXTREMELY picky about what she WILL eat. Stresses me out. The girl does loves her some pb & jelly toast, yogurt, yogurt melts (as long as it's not peach flavored), chocolate pudding, and any and all snacks. Struggling with getting her to eat meat, cheese, fruit, and veggies. (Although the other day I did get her to eat some strawberries and salomi)!
Routine: Where we struggle with food we do NOT struggle with routine!!! Molly goes to bed around 7:15/7:30 and sleeps til 8ish. (We had an 8 day stretch where Molly slept ALL night long!!! But then she caught a cold and our streak ended. Thankfully after just one night she went back to sleeping all night long again)!!! She takes a morning nap of 45-90 minutes. On the longer side if we're just hanging out at home. Shorter if we have morning plans. Her afternoon nap is normally an hour and a half to two hours.
Developmental Milestones: Molly finally hands out kisses. Oh I LOVE me some Molly kisses!!! And within the last week has figured out clapping (somewhat) too. She can crawl UP stairs (as of October 7). She (same as last month) can pull herself up but now she is a pulling up machine.
Loves: Molly loves computers/iPhones!!! Molly loves her snuggie (blanket). Molly loves her bubba (bottle)!!! Molly loves her (or her brother's) pacis. Molly loves her brother's sippys!!! (Actually Molly loves anything that is her brothers)!!! And Molly still loves tubbies!!!
Dislikes: Molly dislikes her face/nose being wiped. Getting her diaper or clothes changed. Being walked away from/left in a room alone. And she also isn't too fond of headbands.
Other Things I Don't Want To Forget:
  • You're kind of a drama Queen. When something doesn't go your way you throw your whole body down and start whimpering. You then look up to see if we're watching you. If we are you throw your whole body down again. If we're not you go about your business.
  • You can already cry on command if it means getting your brother in trouble.
  • With the above said you really are a pretty chill and very happy girl. 
  • You noticed the dishwasher and the lazy susan for the first time on October 8.
  • Mommy brag moment and I can because its my blog...everyone almost everywhere we go comments on what a cute baby you are and what awesome hair you have. I can't help but agree!!!
  • You participated in your first Walk To Remember (in honor of your big sisters). It was a cold one and mommy quickly figured out that you do NOT like the cold or your winter jacket.
  • We had our family pictures (actually extended family pictures) taken this month. You did good for our little family pics but were pretty over it by the time we got to the extended family ones.
  • When you're tired you become extremely clingy and mommy (or daddy) needs to be in your line of vision at all times.
  • Most days I lay you down awake for your naps. You might talk for a few minutes but you always fall alseep in one position or another.
  • I love love love our snuggle time before you go na-night. You snuggle right in with your snuggie by your face while mommy holds your bubba. You're not quite asleep when I put you in your crib but you always roll onto your right side while I cover you up...and not another peep is heard.
  • One difference between you and your brother is you've been a champ at holding your own bottle for a good month now. But you always let mommy hold it for you at bed time.
  • You have this lovely habit of taking a drink out of your sippy and then throwing it to the floor. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ten On Tuesday

1. This is Molly's "I was happy and now I'm gonna cry face." I had just told her to be careful...didn't know I would set her off so!!!
2. Somebody discovered the dishwasher...
3. Mase congratulating Molly on her first climb up the stairs...
 4. My Be-A-utiFUL pumpkin girl...just LOVE her so!!!
5. My lil arteest painting canvases for Mommy's wall. Finished product to come in my next Ten On Whatever Day I choose.
I bought some acrylic paint for this project and at last minute decided to go with the Crayola washable paint that was already up in the cupboard. SO glad I made that decision!!! The colors maybe bleed together a little more but the clean up was WAY easier.

6. October 15, 2014...Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remebrance Day. We lit our candle at 7pm (Wave of Light) in remembrance of our sweet babies (Alayna, Ella, Luke, and Blake) and all their little friends in heaven.
7. Zoo Goes Boo...
Mario and a Ladybug
 Mario checking out the bear. (His favorite animal).
Had to have a picture by the mean looking big ole dragon.
On a funny note...I kept calling Mase Mario. He finally looked at me and said "I'm not Mario. I'm Mason."

8. Walk To Remember 2014...
(Clockwise): Cambrey, Me, my Mom, Brinley, Cole, Mason, and Molly
Love these little Rainbow Babes
Pink balloons for Alayna and Ella, Blue for Luke, and White for Baby Helmholdt.

I gave the hubster permission to go hunting instead of the walk but since I still wanted to go I asked my mom to come with me. A win-win for everyone!!! This walk was definitely one to remember. We stood around for an HOUR before the program even began. When I registered it said the walk was from 10-12. They didn't clarify that registration was from 10-11 and the program/walk from 11-12. There were no programs to read this year and there was such a poor turn out since the sign up went up so late. And to top it off Molly literally screamed from 11-12. (Pretty sure she didn't like her jacket nor the cold). So basically I didn't hear any of the program but still very glad I went!!!

9. A look back at the Annual FALL Front Porch Family Pictures (2009-2013)
2011 (Pregnant with Mase)!!!
(Thinking Brian talked me out of the three of us because we had just gotten professional family pictures taken. It's the only reason I can think since no family shot was found).
2013 (Pregnant with Molly)!!!
10. And 2014's picture...
Love this perfect little family that God has given me!!!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Seven On Sunday

1. I took some fall pictures of the kids a few weeks back. Yea for cornstalks in my backyard! These pics were for a project I am doing. (And I will post a pic of this project once the hubster hangs it on my wall).
2. Brian was gone hunting so I took the kids to "visit" their big sisters. Had to grab the flower pot before it was confiscated.
3. After "visiting" the girls we had to run to Meijer. Meijer + kids ='s an interesting time!!!
(After Meijer we met my parents for dinner at Big Boy...that too proved to result in an interesting time!!! Just imagine spilled water (not by either child), spilled chocolate malt, food crumbs everywhere, and a child not knowing what "use your indoor voice" means).

4. Mase asked me to take the below picture. Only because he loves to look at all the pictures (ahem himself) on my phone. Not only does he like to look at pictures but he also likes to take pictures these days. Just the other day he took 175 pictures of his movie while we were in the car. AWESOME!!! Good thing it doesn't take much to delete them all.
5. I have figured out how to keep Mase (for the most part) in a cart these days. And on that note I am SO thankful he's easier to run errands with. Makes me kinda sad that were entering flu season...
6. His mad face that daddy ate all the Oreos...
 7. Somebody loves cheeseballs...