two years. two babies.

September 3, 2013 Henry and I celebrated our two year anniversary, well, actually we celebrated this past weekend.

We got a babysitter for the kiddos and drove to Ithaca for the day, stopping at Watkins Glen State Park. The weather was PERFECT! We hiked the entire thing (which is only about 1.4 miles each way) and were ready for lunch.

We didn’t eat breakfast so we were STARVING and went to and Indian buffet right downtown. We gorged on delicious food and literally had to walk it off the rest of the day. We had full intentions on going to Just a Taste for dinner, but were too full. We went to Madeline’s for drinks and dessert instead. Yummy!

While we were “walking off” our lunch I ran across this huge mixer. I had to get a photo.

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As we were leaving town I realized we hadn’t gone a single photo of the two of us. We stopped at Taughannock Falls State Park just outside of town and took a few photos. Here is one worth sharing.

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I just have to thank my lovely husband for the most amazing two years I have ever had in my life. You have brought me so much joy. We have moved across the country twice, had two beautiful babies, and have shared so many other amazing adventures together. Thank you for being such a wonderful Husband and Father!

I love you!

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grandma links visit.

Grandma Link came to visit our house last week. Of course I was bad at taking photos, but thankfully she took some for me.

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We had so much fun going to the Museum of Play, where Aiden rock climbed, colored, play in cars, boats, went into the mini Wegmans (but got upset when he realized the strawberries and banana’s weren’t real).

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He also loved wearing Grandma’s new tennis shoes.

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And his cowboy boots

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Thank you Grandma Link for such a wonderful time. We miss you already!

the diaper dilemma.

We have been using Huggies since Aiden was born and we really loved them. They worked great for his bum, were easy, and we super soft.

With Oliver we just didn’t want to spend the money on the high-end diapers. We tried Walmart, Target, and even Sam’s Club brands. They felt like plastic to touch, can you imagine how they would feel on a newborn’s sensitive little bottom? I needed a better solution.

That’s when I stumbled on the cloth diaper revolution.

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Diapers these days don’t need safety pins to keep them together, diagrams to teach you hold to fold them, and even *gasp* swirling of the diapers in the toilet to clean them. They are much, much easier than that.

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and they are cute! Cloth diapers can save a family 2K per kid. Cloth diapers are one size (fancy snaps to make smaller and can be undone as the little one grows bigger) so once you buy your cloth diaper wardrobe you are done.

The photo below brings up the other very obvious issue with disposable diapers.

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I think I’m just going to leave it at that. We made the switch and are saving money, saving the planet, and putting super soft, super comfy diapers on our little one 🙂

If you or someone you knows wants to make the switch, message me, or feel free to use any of these resources, or just type in cloth diapering on google or youtube.

http://www.cottonbabies.com/clothdiapers.php

http://www.theclothdiaperwhisperer.com

http://www.pinstripesandpolkadots.com/basics.htm

http://www.diaperlab.com/learn/basics.php

http://simplemom.net/cloth-diapering/

3 months.

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Okay, I’m slacking. I haven’t gotten my fancy camera out of its bag for over a month and a half-which means I skipped Oliver’s two month photo shoot. It wasn’t because I didn’t have time to take the pictures, rather I didn’t have time to make his onesie. Lucky for me, my wonderful and oh-so-amazing Mother-in-Law came to town last week and helped me make all of the onesies until Oliver’s 12 month photo-shoot. Now all I have to do is get him dressed and start clicking.

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My little Oliver has changed A LOT since I took his one month photos. He’s laughing constantly, always happy, able to almost sit up on his own being propped up against the couch without falling (he does move a bit too much to avoid falling 100% of the time). The above picture he was actually on his way down, but oh man was he having fun!

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He’s not quite sleeping through the night, but is pretty good about getting down to business when I feed him and then going back to sleep right after, so it could be WAY worse. Plus, he only wakes up once during the night. Aiden woke up every 3 hours for what it seemed like an eternity.

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He loves to laugh at words that start with “s”. “Stinkerpants” and “Sassafras” are two of his all time favorites, but maybe that’s because I like to say them with a huge smile on my face 🙂 They get him every time. Maybe I’ll start with the letter “A” next so we can start practicing his alphabet. It’s never too early to prep him for the Ivy Leagues, is it?

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At three months, babies should be able to hold their head and neck up on their own, and kick their legs up. At our house we call that the superman. And as you can see from the photo above, Oliver is quite the little superhero.

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and what photo shoot wouldn’t be complete without some little piggies.