Thursday, July 27, 2017

Harper's 3rd + Tanner's 1st | Picnic Birthday Party

HOW has it been almost two week's since we celebrated harper and tanner's birthday!!??
it never ceases to amaze me how quickly a week (or two) can pass.
BUT time flies when you're having fun they say, and that's just what life has been lately!
we had just the best time EVER celebrating these two babes of ours.
though there are challenges within the whole "babies having the same birthday thing", it was also more fun and exciting than I could've thought. to get to bring them BOTH together and to celebrate BOTH of them for a handful of days was like a big ol' family/friends celebration where no one was left out. now that will be true until our next babe comes along (not pregnant) and that's also assuming we won't have ANOTHER baby born on JULY 13TH :)

Lord, you sure dropped an extra challenge on our plate with this one, but boy the blessing it is to have these birthday twins sure overcomes it all!
one major challenge from the get-go was how in heavens name to a choose a theme that will fit both a one year old boy AND a three year old girl...
lots of pinteresting and I came upon a picnic theme!
...and from that moment on I did my best to get my hands on all the red + white gingham I could find.
we had this little picnic area set up for the kids, and as soon as her little friends started to arrive, the birthday girl became the best little hostess! setting a peach on each plate for her friends, then running into the house filling their cups with lemonade and a straw.
this girl has the sweetest, most giving heart.
this all white picnic set from RePlay (the basket, gingham cloth, plates, spoons, forks, & cups) couldn't have been more perfect! we already love their products so much and to have a whole picnic set for the kids, was a final touch to the party :)
hold him a little longer, rock him a little more, read him another story, you've only ready him four, let him sleep on your shoulder, rejoice in his happy smile, his is only a little boy, for such a little while.
this little big one year old birthday boy wanted NOTHING to do with his cake.
shocking too, cause i mean just look at him.. no question that this boy can eat ;)
aw well tanner boy, we'll get you a cheeseburger instead.
...and to end a backyard picnic party, sack races!!
this girl was all about running the show :)
happy FIRST birthday tanner boy!! you're now a ONE year old!!
happy THIRD birthday sweet harper girl!! you're THREE!!!

here's harper's lemonade birthday party from last year :)


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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Tanner Ross || 12 months

12 months.
not a clue how we've gotten here. and how a whole year has passed since our sweet baby boy entered this world. last year at this time I was completely consumed & in hibernation with my sweet little 8lb 2oz newborn. soaking in every bit of him and trying my hardest to be in the moment, cause it all goes too fast
and now i've got this big 26lb 3oz one year old baby who's on the verge of looking full blown toddler.
he's still the sweetest darn thing.
and has doubled the joy in our family over these last twelve months.

the last of these monthly pictures and I had to include the man behind the arms this time :)
he's done good holding this big boy out every month! 
age: 12 months

26lbs 3oz  --  32.6 inches

birth: 8lbs 2oz  --  21 inches
2 days: 7lbs 11oz
12 days: 9lbs 1oz
1 month: 12lbs 4oz  --  23 1/2 inches
2 months: 15lbs  --  24 inches
3 months: 17.4 lbs  --  (from the scale at home)
4 months: 18lbs 13oz  --  27 inches
5 months:  20.4 lbs  --  (from the scale at home)
6 months: 21lbs 2oz  --  28 inches
7 months: 22.8 lbs  --  (from the scale at home)
8 months: 23 lbs  --  (from the scale at home)
9 months: 23 lbs 15 oz  --  30.2 inches
10 months: 25lbs 2oz
11 months: 26lbs  --  (from the scale at home)

clothes: 18 month
diapers: size 4

Tanner name sign // Quincyjeanart
banner // hooray everyday
tanner loves to eat. have yet to find a food that he completely rejects.
he gives big 'ol open mouth kisses which melt my heart each and every time. 
he has a contagious giggle that fills the room with joy.
babbles + babbles all day long.
has one solid word. mama :)
understands almost everything we say to him.
is his sister's little tagalong.
has started walking, but is still preferring to crawl.
already pushes the limits on things he knows he's not suppose to do.
is growing way too fast. and yet at the same time, growing at just the right pace. cause each and every phase and month just gets better and I know without a doubt in my mind that it will only continue.
you're more precious to me than you'll ever know my sweet boy. and oh I just can't WAIT to see what fun you will be in these months ahead!
mama loves you!!