Archive | July, 2014

Hudson: Four Months

29 Jul

Big Man is 4 months today!! See what he was up to last month.

About a week and half ago he had his 4 month check-up and everything went great. We talked about stopping swaddling (which we did) and that I could stop feeding him in the middle of the night. He is still waking up in the middle of the night but he has been making it longer and longer so hopefully that is a sign. Poor guy got his 4 month shots but he handled it like a champ.


Height: Just shy of 28 inches (guessing he is 28 now) putting him at 99%+ (he is way off)
Weight: 17 pounds, 14 ounces (again, guessing he is at least 18 now) putting him at 95%
Head: 17.13 inches putting him at 97%

He still hasn’t rolled over (and honestly doesn’t even seem that interested) but he picks his chest and head up really well. He tends to move his upper body side to side rather than roll (almost like he is going to get up and crawl). I am sure the rolling over will come. He had pretty good head control, however, he still has the occasional head bob. He loves to stand up. He has been having a good time in the exersaucer and jumperoo. He has started grabbing his toys and loves his snuggies. He loves to grab them and bring them up to his mouth. He drools must more than K did but not sure what that will mean. He is just a happy and content little guy for the most part. He LOVES to track you across the room. I feel like anywhere I go he is watching like a hawk. I have noticed him trying to watch some TV lately too when it’s on for Kyler so I need to start getting him on the floor or busting out some new toys to stop him from doing that.

I still have no plans to start food yet. I honestly think we will wait closer to 5-6 months but we will see how this next month goes. He seems fine without it, although, he has been watching us eat lately. K did too and she hated ALL foods until she was 7.5 months old. So no rush here 🙂

I think we will be retiring out infant car seat in the next month or so. We already have a convertible so not really a biggie. It’s just kind of crazy how quickly he is growing out of it. I only have 2 more inches to go! Plus, carrying him in the infant seat is killing me. He is just too big. I think this weekend we are going to try him out in the big seat of the stroller. He is certainly big enough to go in it, I just don’t know if he is strong enough. It does recline so that should help.

He is pretty much rocking the 6-12 month size right now. Because of that, I only buy 12 month things now. What size is this kid going to be in when he is One? Crazy to think about. We are still shoeless mainly because his feet are too skinny for how long they are. He is probably a size 3 right now.

As I have said before, he is such a happy and easy going boy. He really loves Kyler and loves to watch her. He is very observant in general. It’s so fun to see his little personality develop. Happy 4 months Huddy Boy!

the life of a toddler

28 Jul

the life of a toddler is a new blog series in the words of Kyler (for the most part). It’s just a fun way to document what she is up to 🙂

Quotes of the week:

Me: Daddy, I want two cookie fish
Dad: Okay, here are two cookie fish
Me: I don’t want cookie fish!!!!!!

Mom: Should we go to Disney soon because you have been a good girl and going potty?
Me: Yeah I go to Disney World because I all dry all day and go potty all by myself!!!!!!

I love bubble baths, andddd Ammo, anddd Caya, anddd Maggie, anddd um swimming, anddd my park, anddd Mommy, anddd Daddy, anddd Hudson, anddd bubble baths, anddd Disney World, anddd…

a life of a toddler is a new blog series in the words of Kyler (for the most part). Just a fun way to document what the crazy girl is up to 🙂

Quotes of the week:

Mom: Kyler, did you have an accident at school today?
Me: Um, yeah
Mom: Why did you go pee in your pants? Why didn’t you tell your teachers you had to go?
Me: Um because….You see the birdies?
Mom: Kyler, why did you go pee in your pants?
Me: Stop talking Mommy, shhhh

Mom: Hey pumpkin!
Me: Am I your pumpkin?
Mom: Yep, you’re my pumpkin
Me: Daddy, I’m Mommy’s pumpkin!

Me: Claire took my hair out
Mom: Kyler, do you let the kids at school push you around?
Me: Nope
Dad: You are’t a bully are you?
Me: No, I’m stinky. I have stinky feet

 Photos taken by Mommy:

Kyler’s a big girl!

I go super duper high!!!

My best friend Kenley

Look at the the airplane

Mom: Kyler, let’s go put your shoes on
Me: Okay, Mommy

Cheeeseeeeeee….Hudson’s too big

Mommy, I’m walking here!

Weekend Update with The Jenkinsons

27 Jul

Just goofing off before bedtime

Already getting into Mommy’s shoes and jewelry

All snuggled up for bed

Kyler read Batman to Hudson before bed. No joke, he was super into it.

Holy rolls!!! Love my little chub bub

So sad this is blurry but hard to keep steady when little Miss is sitting next to you 🙂

The fruit and sorbet at Bahama Breeze are no joke. Yummy!

Hit up the park for Kyler’s 2.5 year old pictures. Her best bud Kenley!!

Just love them to pieces!

And of course the many faces of Hudson

Working on his fitness

Swimming in the lazy river!

She loves her Grandma and Poppa

Buddy boy is getting so great at grabbing for his toys!

Puzzles with Kyler. It amazes me how smart she is getting ❤

Tonight, we are working on getting everything hooked up and running with the new computer….and the new cable modem. Ours got struck by lightning yesterday 😦 Thankfully, everything was on a power surge so the only thing that went was the modem.

Nighty night!

Hudson: 17 Weeks

26 Jul

17 weeks?!?!? I thought I had to do the 16 week post and then realized I did that last week! Time is just zipping right by me! Hudson is still doing great. I have stopped feeding him through the night but he has not figured that out yet so he still is waking up for a little bit. I hope he realizes there is nothing but a paci for him and just stays asleep.

Still hasn’t rolled over yet. We are doings lots of tummy time to help us get there though!

Honestly, he almost acts like he is going to army crawl rather than roll. He turns his upper body to look at the toys and it’s quite impressive!

Our happy little dude!

Kyler: 2.5 Years Old

26 Jul

Today, my sweet and crazy girl is 2.5 years old!  She is starting to seem less and less like a little toddler and more and more like a little girl. We have full on conversations at times and she is starting to help out around the house (SCORE!).  Every night at dinner I asked her what she did at school/Grandma’s and she tells me what she did and who she played with. It’s really cute. Lately, I have been asking her to help me with some small things like letting the dogs outside, letting them back in (which is so funny because she yells for them and they don’t listen), getting something off the table for me or putting her dirty dishes in the sink. It sure helps when I have my hands tied with her baby brother!

She loves to sing her songs, dance, do her ABC’s and can even spell her name now (and recognized it when it’s spelled out!), and counts t0 20. She is one smart cookie. For quite a while she went on a boycott and wouldn’t let us read to her but she has finally stopped that and we are reading again! Kyler has gotten much better about dinner time. We still have our struggles, however, it is much better than it used to be.

Bedtime is the pain right now. She tries to find every excuse to delay bedtime. Potty Training is not helping. As of this week, we are trying the “ignoring her once she is in bed” approach and I have to be honest, it is so hard. It’s hard when you hear her sweet voice asking you to cuddle but that is all part of her ploy. Once she has you you aren’t getting away. My mom even mentioned that although I was pretty slick as a kid she has me beat. The kids pediatrician asked me how Potty Training was going and I was going over some things and she laughed and kept repeating how I am in trouble and she is going to give me a hard time when she is older. Gotta love that independent streak.

Kyler is quite the little fishy if you haven’t noticed. She is swims SO well and LOVES the water. ISR was such a great decision and I feel so comfortable with her in the water.

She has quite the personality if you haven’t noticed already. She is super goofy and silly which makes for some funny times around our house. If you didn’t see, last week I started a new blog series called a life of a toddler and I will post those goofy things she says on there.

She is definitely slimming out. She is still wearing 2T (going on 1.5 years now) and some 3T things. I honestly think some things that used to be tight on her are acutally getting a little loose as her baby belly is going away. It’s like her feet stopped growing too. She is still wearing size 7’s.

Things she loves:

Movies, Disney, lions, puzzles, princesses, books, Hudson, airplanes, her park, swimming, ice cream, Pirate Booty, yogurt, grapes, applesauce, chicken

Kyler, happy 2 1/2 years old! Can’t believe you are this old already! We love you and watching you grow 🙂

the life of a toddler

21 Jul

I have been thinking. I update everyone on Hudson each week and used to update everyone on what was going on with Kyler. Although she still changes quickly, she doesn’t change nearly as fast as she used to when she was a baby so I struggle on what to write. I was thinking of ways to still update everyone on what Bug is up to (other than the Weekend Update) and decided to start a new blog series: the life of a toddler. I am not sure yet if it will be weekly, bi-weekly or when I have enough material to actually write a post about but I thought I would start it and see where it goes. It will mainly be quotes of Kyler’s, pictures SHE took with her camera, or random videos of her being Kyler So…

Welcome to

the life of a toddler by Kyler Jenkinson

While swimming: Mom, don’t touch my hair in the water, it will turn brown

• Mom: Okay, Kyler time to get off the potty and go to bed
Me: Wahhhh
Mom: What are you doing? Are you crying?
Me: I need to go to time out (time out is downstairs and I don’t want to go to bed)
Mom: What? You aren’t going to timeout. You are going to bed.
Me: AHHHHHH. But I’m screaming.
• Mom: Do you want to go to Toasted or Tibbys, Chris?
Me: I want Tibbys!!
Dad: Has she ever been there?
Mom: No
Dad: How do you know about Tibbys?
Mom: You really want Tibbys?
Me: Yeah I want to go to Tibbys!
Me at Tibbys: This is Tibbys?
Mom: Yeah we are at Tibbys
Me: YAY Kyler’s at at Tibbys!!!!!!
• Me: That is a big lion, roarrrrr
Mom: It kind of looks like a lion but it’s a sun
Me: Oh, that’s a sun?
Fast forward to later that night
Me: Owwww, the sun bit me
•  It’s too hot out, I go get my suit on and go swimming

•  First sound of thunder no matter where we are: Storms coming! Got to get out of the water. It’s raining.

• You hear that? I heard it.

•  Kyler do it

Kyler help

•  Me sitting naked on the potty after bath: Mommy, you got your shoes on?
Mom: Yeah, I am gonna go work out
Me: You’re gonna go work out?
Mom: Yep
Me: Okay (grabs her Nikes) I put my shoes on. Daddy, I put my shoes on and go to work.
Dad: Wait Kyler, put some clothes on first.
Me with clothes on: Mommy, I wanna do pushups
•  I get Yogurt for going potty and keeping dry ALL day! Thank you frogs!

I can spell my name “K,Y,L, E, R- Kyler!

I am going to take a picture of….



Mom, I take your picture


I am going to take a picture of Jake

My green toes

Mom, look up, I see you and Daddy (while sitting on the potty)

Noooo Daddy I don’t want to get off the potty. I have more, I’m not finished

Weekend Update with The Jenkinsons

20 Jul

Received my desktop drum set for my desk at work. Don’t ask 🙂

The storms in Orlando are no joke. They happen about everyday in July. This little storm actually ending up missing us for the most part.

However, sometimes after the storms have passed they leave your sky like this. Pictures can’t even do it justice.

Kyler and Grandma hit up the zoo again. I’m jealous!

Fishy kissies with my mini

She loves her doggies

We had a BOGO for Frozen Yogurt and decided to reward Kyler for potty training.

This little man hit up the doctor’s on Friday. Look how happy he is!

Buddy boy’s growth chart for height. Too funny.

Tummy time on the mat!

My little workout buddy

I mean I think she could be the next model for Nike kids… what do you think?

Getting ready to hit the pool

Kyler the fish

She was so kind to let the dogs go swimming with her too

The girl loves the water

popsicles + pool = summer

We hit up Traders Joes for the first time. Letting my super independent, I don’t need help, toddler her  own shopping cart while the place was a zoo was a bad idea.

Another weekend gone to fast and back to the grind tomorrow.

Hudson: 16 Weeks

19 Jul

Sweet Hudson had his 4 month check up this past week. It was a bit early considering her won’t be 4 months for another 10 days but that’s okay. He weighed 17 pounds and 14 ounces and was right under 28 inches tall. Big boy!

Everything is going well with him. As of last night, I stopped swaddling him and he did just fine. I also dropped his feeding in the middle of the night too. Now when he cries, we will just get up and put his paci back in. I am THRILLED about this because now this means Chris can get up and help with him instead of it being all me 🙂

He is such a sweet and happy little dude. He loves to just watch and copy. This past week he has been really loving on his snuggies and seems to be loving his toys more and more. Still waiting on him to roll over but that will come 🙂

Let’s Party! – HomeONE! Baseball Chalkboard Sign

15 Jul

My best friend’s sweet little boy turns One soon and they threw him a baseball themed birthday party. She asked me to come up with a chalkboard sign with some fun facts about Grey. Here is the finished product!

Baseball Chalkboard

It was the first chalkboard sign I have done but just love how it turned out!

Baseball Chalkboard

Weekend Update with The Jenkinsons

13 Jul

Just love these two

Grandma took Kyler to the zoo this past week

They have a nice little water area too. Perfect for these hot summer Florida days!

You sir are a gentleman and a scholar

I have been doing a pretty good job with working out this week. I am starting to see my abs again, big moment for me haha. I have been doing some running and P90x3 mainly

This kid is always smiling!!!

We wrapped up a full week of NBA Summer League at work

Free slurpees at 7-11 on 7-11! Sugar free Watermelon Punch for me!

On Friday, I decided to run up to the daycare to pick up the kids

We celebrated my best friend’s son’s 1st birthday this weekend!! The chalkboard stats I made for him!

Kyler at Greyson’s 1st birthday party!

Happy early Birthday little guy!

It also happened to be the last time I got to see my bestie before she moves to New York tomorrow. I am going to miss her so much!!!

Our ride home. This happens every. single. day in July here.

While I was looking through some photos I came across some of Chris when he was a little boy. I knew Kyler had his eyes but it’s kind of crazy to see how much she looks like him when he was little! She may be my mini me but she sure looks like her dad too!

Hudson is SO big now! Big boy in his 9 month pjs and standing up… don’t mind all of Kyler’s books on the counter 🙂

Bath time fun!

Yup, this is the good life. Soakin’ in the spa while the kiddos were sleepin’

Kyler loves to “jump” into the pool. Problem is that she really doesn’t know how to jump. How this doesn’t hurt is beyond me!

Hudson and his buddy Crosby!!

Damn cat! Scared me when I went to go pick up the bag off the ground

Just an afternoon snooze

She loves her daddy

Back to the grind tomorrow. I love my weekends with my little family. Kyler had a great weekend and is going accident free now! More on that subject later but it sounds like potty training is finally clicking!!!

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