Friday No. 47

Friday, October 21, 2016

No. 1

It's been a big week for Beau! He's now officially an avocado eater! :) He LOVES it. Like, legitimately he's eating so much every time and he loves it. Thanks to the suggestion of a friend, we're also introducing baby sign language and so every time I am about to give Beau more I say "more!!" and do the sign, then feed him more. This may sound crazy but I feel like he's already responding to it. He'd get worked up trying to reach for the food and I would say and sign more and he'd settle down and open his mouth. YAY! Huge victory!

The first few times trying the avocado we just put Beau in his little mamas and pappas chair, but a few nights ago we went ahead and pulled out the highchair and he LOVED it! And we love it!! If y'all don't already know this about me.. I'm passionate about getting nice things for a lot cheaper than they would usually be. 90% of the time if you see me in something expensive it's a substantial amount cheaper than the ticket price. I find coupons, price adjust, etc etc. I compared where was the cheapest place to get this high chair, and it ended up being Target. At the time they had a promotion where you got a $25 gift card for every $100 you spent in the baby department, I asked them to price match my buy buy baby 20% off coupon (they couldn't, but they gave me a 15% off courtesy which I gladly accepted!) and then linked my red card (another 5%), got free shipping, and then used generous gift cards for the total. This is how I shop for everything haha! 

No. 2
Next week we have Strader family photos, Beau's six month photos + our family photos, then Halloween, then the next week we have portraits for Beau at Janie and Jack, and then Beau's baby dedication. So coordinating outfits for our little family has been my job lately! I'm so excited about what I've chosen so far and can't wait to share with y'all! The dark photo below is one of the outfits I've chosen! :)

No. 3

Beau also went into the nursery at church for the first time last Sunday! He did great, yay! What made it easier is that our friends Dave (in the photo!) and Karen were in his room. They have five kids and are amazing parents so I joked that he was in better hands with them than with us! I'm so proud of my precious little boy!

No. 4

We went back to the pumpkin patch on Wednesday night and got this sweet family photo! It seems surreal, still, that we have a little family!

No. 5
So far, I feel like so much of motherhood is learning to balance. I want to balance being crazy busy and being home so much that I feel like we need to get out, etc. Yesterday was our only day home all day and we had to break out, haha! Beau loves being on the go because we love being on the go! We went for a long walk/run around our new neighborhood and it was so great. Except I'm ready for cooler weather please. :) 

Happy Weekend! 

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  1. That dress is so sweet! With the little booties! LOVE! Also love your sleigh bed. And I'm the say way with shopping, it might look pricy, but believe me, I got it 50% off or more, I refuse to pay sticker price. :)

  2. My baby still dislikes avocado, sadly it's her least favorite food right now. We are doing portraits at Janie and Jack next week as well, have fun!!

  3. You will LOVE signing with him! I signed with out daughters and it was like we had our own little language.

  4. Love that dress! I, too, am on the hunt for family photo outfits - might have to go take a look at Anthro! :)

  5. Beau is seriously so stinkin' cute!! Love all of his hair! Can't wait to see all your coordinating outfits :)

  6. Just checking in before I head off to catch up on the rest of your blog, but just needed to say "holy head of hair!" Your little guy is adorable and that is one amazing head of hair!

  7. So many fun things coming up sounds like coming up! That dress is lovely on you too :)
    Happy Friday!

  8. I'm glad he had a good time in the nursery! He looks so cute with that avocado! Yum! Enjoy family pictures, can't wait to see them!

  9. I love that he's loving the avo and the high chair!! (:

  10. So much of this post resonates with me! Baby sign language has been so great for Greer and us! We can understand what she wants when she can't verbalize it. Family photos and the coordinating outfits are on my mind too + pumpkin patching round 2 for us over the weekend. And almost daily I look at my husband and daughter and still can't believe that we're a family of three. It's the sweetest blessing! And your little family is just adorable!


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