Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Reid's Sip 'n See

Like I said in my 100th post, I have a lot of catching up to do! My goal is to be all semi (let's be honest) caught up by the time I go back to work. First on my "To Blog" list is Reid's Sip 'n See that we had back in May.

I first heard about Sip 'n Sees from my friend Sarah and hosted one for her about 3 years ago. Basically, a Sip 'n See is a baby shower post-pregnancy, so people get to come and meet the baby. I have actually come to LOVE these, possibly more than traditional showers, because there are so many people that I get to see at the baby shower, but then it takes so long for me to meet up with them again to introduce the baby. At a Sip 'n See you get the best of both worlds- Baby Shower Food Fun (no, I'm not addicted to cupcakes) and the Ooo's and Ahh's of seeing a baby!

So, now that you've had your Sip 'n See 101 lesson, let's get to the pictures!! :)
Because my mom knows my addiction to crafting, she was kind enough to let me create the invite, cupcake toppers, water bottle labels and favor jars. She also let me help decorate on the day of, which of course makes my Decorator-At-Heart Heart happy!
Our family has, since my wedding, become addicted to candy tables. You might say we have a slight sweet tooth and you'd be wrong. We have a SERIOUS sweet tooth! We HEART candy tables, and pretty much any event you attend from now until forever will likely have warned!

For favors we decided to use the candy from the candy table, so we created these super cute jars that say "Thank you for coming to meet Baby Reid" on the top. They were so cheap ($1 at the Dollar Tree), super easy and very cute!
I loved getting to introduce Reid to all of our family and friends! We were so blessed to have many people who drove in from long distances to see him, and us, but mostly him. We love you and thank you so much for coming!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Reid {3 Months!}

Dear Reid,
Time continues to fly by with you in our family, baby boy! As you can tell by your picture, you are growing fast and LOVE to smile! We are all having so much fun with you!!
This month you have slowed down a bit on the chowing down. You still don't skip any meals, but now you at least seem to actually get full. If you look closely you can see your cute little rolls muscles that tell us you are nice and healthy!!
You absolutely love to smile. Pretty much anyone can get you smiling just by talking to you, but we have recently discovered that fake sneezes almost make you giggle! I bet we are going to hear the beautiful sound of laughter coming from you in no time.
You are quite the social butterfly already. You don't care much for laying on your back or stomach. You want to be up facing the world. If you get fussy, I usually can just turn you facing out, and you calm down almost immediately. Even sitting in a reclining position isn't always good enough. You are constantly pushing your head forward (which you have excellent control over) to try to sit up all the way. We've started putting you in your Bumbo seat already because you just love to sit up and see everyone.
I guess you are going to be popping out a tooth fairly soon, because you have gone into full on teething this past week. You pretty much have every symptom including wanting some serious snuggle time with Mama! (I don't mind a bit!) I wonder how much longer we'll get to have that adorable gummy grin?
That's about all for this month. You continue to make our days fun and exciting. We all love you so much, including your sister. You still top the charts on who gets the most kisses from her! Love you, little buddy...bring on month 4!


Thursday, July 18, 2013

100th Post!

Well, I haven't been the world's best blogger by any means, but I guess I haven't been too bad. This post is my 100th blog post! WOW! If you have been with me since the beginning I hope I haven't bored you to death! The majority of my posts are about my family and kids, and I hope you don't mind. Though if you do, sorry, I'm not likely to change for the next hundred- just to warn ya!

I've been doing a crazy amount of crafts lately, so hopefully I'll be able to get a few of those up. I also need to post about Reid's Sip 'n See, Maddie's 2nd Birthday Party and our recent trip to St. Louis, but this post shouldn't be about what I need to do, it should be a mark of what I HAVE done!

Thank you for sticking with me and keeping up with our beautiful family! We are blessed beyond measure, and just when we think we have enough, God gives us more! So to commemorate 100 blog posts and a new upcoming family adventure, I will announce that we are officially LAND OWNERS!! We now have 8.35 acres in our name in Robinson, TX! We are so excited and can't wait to start the building process- which has a time table yet to be decided. ;)

Here's to another 100 posts...just don't hold your breath for the next one. I am still the author, after all. Love you guys!!