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My sweet angel crawled into the basket and snuggled up with the pillow and clean laundry.


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My baby.

Love this kid with all my heart and soul.


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Leo’s second visit to Santa was highly disappointing for me.

I had high hopes he would lose his mind.

I know, I’m sick and twisted.

Here is the anticlimactic Santa picture.


I may take him again like I did with the Easter Bunny.

I’ll be sure to pinch him as I’m passing him over. 😉

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Leo’s First Halloween

This post is only two weeks late. That’s pretty good.

I took a mini stay-cation to prepare for Leo’s first Halloween, first birthday party, first birthday and first haircut.

First up was Halloween.

I am sure it is normal to take forever to decide what your baby’s first costume is going to be. I searched and searched and sent Joey a ton of choices. Here are a few:

Lion since he is named Leo.

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I thought this skunk was so stinking cute!
Joey said it was a girls costume and it was sold out at the time.

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Thought about a monkey since I have always called him my alien love monkey. I have no idea why.

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There were a bunch more with Joey vetoing everything. Finally we compromised on a dinosaur.

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The day before Halloween we took him to the Clayton Pumpkin Patch; last year we went I was HUGE as a house pregnant.

Such a great place to take kids for picking out pumpkins.

We dressed Leo up and let him go find the perfect one.

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Then he lost his mind and ripped the head piece off.

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It was very warm and Leo was sweating in his costume so we took it off and snapped a couple of more shots.

This one is my favorite of that bunch. Kid is representing his home team and looking all gangsta while doing so.


On Halloween we went Trick or Treating with friends of ours and their two daughters.

Leo had way too much fun and passed out half way through. Didn’t stop Joey from filling up his bucket though. 😉


Hope your Halloween was awesome!

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My mom and Joey’s mom have finally been in town at the same time and have met.

Here are Leo and his Babi and Gigi on the way to his haircut.


Here is my little boy after his haircut.


We took Leo to Gymboree and everyone sang happy birthday to him during parachute time. I choked up a little bit.

Happy Birthday my angel.

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One year ago to the minute, I was in labor and didn’t know it. Less than 24 hours later my beautiful son joined our lives.

While I lay in bed writing this with his sick little body(double ear infection)wedged up against me, I’m a blessed and thankful everyday that he is here.

Leo has changed me; he has made me a better person.

This photo is a photo I didn’t know existed. Joey’s lovely friend snapped it of us when Leo was about 12 hours old.


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11 months

I am a week late in this post, but we did take the pictures on time.

Leo is now 11 months old and the countdown of his first year of life has begun.

A year is a blip of time and you don’t truly know that until you have children. I have already started thinking about #2 which means I am obsessing about baby names more than usual. Will save that for another post.

Leo is approximately 20 pounds and is getting taller and taller. His nine month clothes had to be retired due to them being too short. Quite funny looking when they are an 1-3 inches short but then look like clown outfit in the body. Tall and skinny. I’m jealous. 😉

He has four teeth on the top and four teeth on the bottom. Been acting a bit crazy the last week or so; I suspect a molar.

His hair is still uncut and looks like a hot mess. The back is starting to fill in and grow longer down his neck.

He is FINALLY getting on the solid food train. Which has been more frustrating for Joey then it is for me. He likes chicken, sweet potatoes, yogurt, corn, but his all time favorite is noodles. Kid is a carb whore already. Sounds familiar.

He has struggled a lot trying to work out the pincer move when picking up food. We started getting really excited when he was actually able to pick up a piece of food and get it in his mouth that we would clap and say “YAY!”. Now he thinks every bite is a time for celebrating.

Due to him eating more and more solids and less formula/breastmilk he has been having toxic poop which created his first diaper rash. Which was truly awful. Screaming his head off during a diaper change; there were lots of tears, some were mine.

He loves to play and does so by himself very well. He has a basket of toys in the living room that he digs through and sometimes climbs in. His favorite toys right now are: an orange monkey on wheels, yellow and blue dump truck and these wooden balls.

The monkey gets the most action. I think because Leo has a major obsession with wheels and since the monkey is soft he can carry the monkey in his mouth as he crawls around.

Leo is a fantastic crawler; super fast and all over the place. He can climb up the ladder at gymboree and go up the stairs like a champ.

He is not standing on his own and still has an issue with reverse. I have been trying to teach him how to go down the stairs and it is quite dangerous.

He has already given up the bath for the shower. The bath makes him scream like we are trying to drown him. Now he just crawls around in the bathtub and plays with toys while one of us showers and he gets rained on. I have a new trick when rinsing him saying that the water is tickling him which makes him laugh.

Taught him how to high five yesterday which is so cute. He won’t wave bye-bye, but is an expert clapper.

We are NOT sleeping through the night. Disaster. We totally suck at being strong with the Ferber method.

Here is his 11 month photo:

Runner up:

Out takes:

Loving the hot mess hair!

Joey posted this one on facebook and someone thought his blocks on the right was a ring box, hence Leo’s excitement.

To see all his monthlies click here.

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