Preston’s First Vacay!

Over Memorial day weekend we took Preston on his first Vacation. We ventured to Texas Hill Country to visit his Auntie Annie and Auntie Em. I was a little nervous at first because this was going to be Preston’s first airplane ride as well. Thankfully, he did really, really well!

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When we arrived in Texas, surprisingly it was cold and rainy! Thankfully it warmed up for the rest of our trip.

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Preston got to see his aunties again. This was only the second time he’d seen them!! (besides FaceTime, of course!)

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And was smothered by their kisses!

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Preston was so good the whole time. He even went shopping with us!

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Went on a hike with us!

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Went wine tasting with us!

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We made it to all three wineries that we wanted to and he was a trooper!

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He participated in his first #oscarselfie (but i’m not sure her was as impressed with it as we were!)

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Went to Jacobs Well with us!

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He got to play airplane with Grampy!

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He enjoyed being manly with the men!

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But also enjoyed being smothered by his main women.

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Mama got a nice little vacation, too!

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But still enjoyed snuggling…

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…and multitasking!

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Needless to say, Preston had a riot!

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He loved the summer weather…as long as he had his shades on and was sitting in the shade!

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I would say it was a successful vacation!

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He did catch a cold while we were on vacation, but thankfully, Dr. Emma was there to check him out!!! πŸ˜›

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We enjoyed all the time spent with family!!

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It was sad to say goodbye! But it was time to head home. On the flight home Preston was sitting on the back of the seat in front of us for a little while (the seat was empty) and he kept giggling at the little toddler behind us who kept saying ‘baby’. It was pretty cute!!

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Who knows the next time we will travel again–but at least we know Preston is pretty good at it!! πŸ™‚

Preston – 4 months

Our little boy is 4 months old already. I can’t believe how fast the time is flying by.

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Preston weighs 17.4 lbs and is about 24 inches long.

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He loves smiling and giggling.

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Rolling over and ‘tummy time’ in front of the mirror.

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He loves jumping in his jumperoo even though his feet don’t touch yet. πŸ™‚

We have placed a box underneath him so he can still do a little jumping and bouncing!

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He LOVES bath time. Lately he’s been splashing and getting my mirror all dirty. πŸ˜‰

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Preston loves being social and likes to be the center of attention. He’s such a little social butterfly and loves ‘talking’.

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We’ve been practicing siting and he can sit by himself for a couple of seconds! (baby steps, people!)

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He also loves to visit his Grammys and Grampys and Aunties and Uncles!

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He especially LOVES his aunties kisses!!

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He loves playing airplane with Grampy!! He is a giggle machine when they play.

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There truly is never a dull moment with this sweet pea. He’s such a ham!!! (just like his grammy and aunties–all of them!)

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He’s definitely a good mixture of Chad and me πŸ™‚

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We have his 4 month appointment on Monday. I’m excited to see how much he’s changed when they measure and weigh him–because I never know how accurate it is when I do it at home.

I’m just dreading the shots!! Poor buddy won’t even see it coming! 😦

Preston has also gotten his nap routine down. It’s so nice because he always goes down for a nap after his second feeding of the day. Usually around 9:30am. He will nap for about 3 hours. It’s so nice to have some ‘me time’ (to clean, read, shower, blog, drink coffee) and prepare for a day full of fun with my babe!

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Side by side comparison of my chunky Punky!!! He’s gone from looking like an alien to a handsome young boy. πŸ˜›

Until next time…XOXO ❀

An Ode to Fatherhood & Husbandhood

In honor of Father’s day, I am going to use this as an excuse to brag about my husband!

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Preston and I are so lucky to have Chad in our lives. He is an outstanding husband and father. He is such a hard worker and impresses me with his skills and knowledge on a day to day basis. After working a long day to provide for our family, he comes home, and takes care of all of his ‘husband/father duties’. It seems that the yard work and house work is never ending. There is always something that needs to be done. Whether it’s cooking dinner, cleaning the house, doing the dishes, mowing the yard, changing the oil in one of our vehicles, folding laundry, or watering the garden; he’s always there to get the job done. Not only that, but he also finds the time to hang out with Preston and me. He is always putting our needs before his own and does it in the most selfless manner. He also lets me sleep in on the weekends while he tends to Preston. He does the first diaper change every morning and evening before I feed Preston. AND HE NEVER COMPLAINS A BIT.

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So today, (well, yesterday…actually, everyday) I am not only thankful for Chad being a good Father, but I am thankful for him being an outstanding husband. ALL. THE. TIME.

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Happy First Father’s Day to my Hubs!

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June 15, 2014

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XOXO ❀