Thursday, May 26, 2016

What We've Been Up To Lately...

Since this post is a jumble of photos and blurbs, I'll just jump right in with these cuties :) :) :)

Andy and Calum in their Arsenal kits is just too cute.  We got him a 6-9 month onesie and he's already in it - we have a long (tall?) baby!

He just blew past all the newborn sized clothes we had (hand me downs thankfully!) and we had to make sure to get him into the smaller stuff before he outgrows it.  This onesie was made in the Philippines and was gifted from Grandma in honor of Cal's background, 1/8 Filipino!

Calum is taking a bottle like a champ and Andy loves to feed him.  Como Tomo FTW.

At about two weeks old, Calum and I headed out without Andy for the first time!  But we had Ariel and Nathan for support.  We strolled the mall and, of course, our beautiful boys attracted plenty of attention ;)

We went to Grizzly Peak - Victor's Gold and chicken club (AND polenta fries, Cparks would approve)...

^^ Cal is ironically wearing his First Draft Pick from his Aunt Kristen.  Like I would ever let him play football bahaha...

The first time chilling out on our deck.  It has been too cold, too windy, too hot, we had a wasp nest....finally it got just right out there for him (yes, we are helicopter parents :P )

Seriously, these Cal + Daddy moments are my life.  Calum loves story time so we lay on the floor and read books to him.  His first favorite was Green Eggs and Ham but he recently has started loving Big Little ;)  Where is Baby's Belly Button? is a huge hit too!  I'm personally loving Giraffes Can't Dance and the Little Blue Trucks but he's hot and cold on these hehe

Andy and I like to take him for walks around our neighborhood in the Tula.  I just ordered a Tulasaurus one so Andy and I can have our own.

Tummy time and more outfits...

^^ The one on the right cracks me up.  He tucked his little legs and has a huge cloth diaper on and his grin, oh man, what a goof!  (PS Rosie Pope onesies, pictured on the left here, are the BEST, thanks Ali!)

{Calum at LAB}
{Calum at Jolly Pumpkin}
A late lunch at Cafe Zola with my MIL, GMIL, Ariel, Nathan and Calum! 

{Calum at Kilwins}

{Calum at Argus Farm Stop}
Calum and I ventured out alone to Kerrytown one Wednesday.  We picked up some vegetables from the Farmer's Market since there was a man spraying rat poison/hand sanitizer on food at the local grocery stores, wtf.

Cal held the eggs ;)

^^ His first trip to Zingerman's for bread!

We made it downtown for Mother's Day.  We had an early "dinner" at Isalita:  Chicken Gorditas and Cuban Quesadilla.  While tasty, I was regretting eating either of them really quickly...

Since we've been living off of this salad - Organic Girl Kale or Baby Spinach, tomato, cheddar cheese, avocado, red onion and if we're feeling fancy, sliced cucumber.  So the richness of Isalita was a little jarring!!!

^^ Maybe we can manage to get some chicken on it and almost always we include a slice of Zingerman's Farm Bread.  We spend way more money at Zingerman's these days than I care to admit.  But it is delicious and easy.

Jules is suffering from mild bouts of depression but we still love him so much!  I had just put Cal down for a nap and came to hug Andy when we hear a "mew" and look down to see Jules' big eyes looking at us longingly.  I scooped him up and cuddled him into our hug.  He was purr-ty happy!

Cal is meeting more and more family and friends -

{Papa Joe}
{Mee Mee}
Grandma and Grandpa ...


{Gigi - Great Grandma}

{Great Grandpa Herb}

{Drew & Alyssa}

'Aunt' Anna and 'Uncle' Chris and Christoper... 

From day 1 we swaddled Cal to help him sleep.  As he has gotten bigger and stronger, we realized that a swaddle blanket + our swaddling skills would not contain this hulk baby.  It is pretty comical at how bad I am at swaddling.


^^ Ziggy Baby swaddle worked for a little while but the velcro started sticking to me and scratching me.  When he started to break out of the velcro swaddle we moved on to the Easy Swaddle by Aden & Anais.

Someone wore pants for the first time!  I LOVE this picture, he's so cute!

We had our first family selfie.  Calum was not that interested lol.

Sporting the locavore onesie from Aunt Anna and Aunt Elisabeth!  (Pictured on the blanket from Marj, best blankie ever!)

We made the transition to cloth diapers!  We have a bunch of GroVia covers but the Flip covers are our favorite, especially for summer since they are thinner.  We're using DyDee Diaper service for the inserts.  We originally were going to wash our own inserts but that went out the window real fast.  Laundry is on repeat.

^^ Calum got his 2 months vaccinations and got some cool stickers in return.  I wore a white shirt to this visit and of course he bled all over me, poor guy!

And one more of our fur babe.  The big brother.  He's matured so much in the couple months!  He hisses at strangers (to him) but loves his Calum <3

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