Solomon Says // 002

January 23, 2018

I thought we were due for another Solomon Says post, since he seems to be saying so much lately. I love that I can have full on conversations with my little guy now. This stage is so fun!!! 

OH! // he says this constantly and I think it's so funny. If we are talking to him and explaining something new, he will look at us like he completely understands and casually says, OH! Then if he's doing something he knows he shouldn't be doing, and we correct him, he will respond with the OH! like he had no idea. He also loves to say OH! while playing with his toys or running around the house talking to himself.

baby brother talk // it's not so much what he says but how he says it to Asher. Whenever he's talking to Asher he will have a change in his voice and sounds even sweeter and constantly rubs his head while talking to him. He loves him so much and I love watching them together.

otay // I know he picked this up from Peter because he says it a lot, mainly when he's starting to read a book to Solomon. He will open the book and say OKAY before starting to read. Now anytime Solomon is reading a book to himself, he opens it and says "otay". Kills me, I love how he watches Peter and copies him all the time. He will also say "otay mommy", when I ask him to do something, which is so cute! But, the cutest way he says it has to be when he is using that sweet little voice when Asher is crying and he tells him "it's otaaaaaay".

imagination // just in the past few weeks his imagination is going wild and you never know what he's going to say or do. It's so funny to watch him play now and hear the things he comes up with. Especially how he changes who he is constantly. If I call him Solomon he might respond with, no I'm a tiger, or a dinosaur, or even Luke Skywalker (he's a little obsessed with Star Wars right now) but just a couple days ago he told me he was his cousin Giovanni. The entire night he was Giovanni and  would tell us that Solomon was playing outside or in the playroom. Then he would go and find him but he wasn't Solomon again for a while. Anytime I would try and call him Solomon he'd say "No, I'm Giovanni, be nice!" It's so fun to see him pretend and come up with these things on his own.

weekly three.

January 19, 2018

This week flew by, thanks to the midweek snow break! It was nice to see everything covered in the beautiful white snow and have a relaxing morning with daddy at home before he ventured into work on Wednesday. Yesterday was definitely the most stressful day so far with my two boys. Solomon has a cold which means he's having a few too many meltdowns, then add in a baby brother that he can't hold or kiss, well... he's hasn't been a happy guy. I'm hoping hes back to normal soon. For all of our sanity. I can't believe it's already Friday. Praise Jesus, I'm ready for the weekend!!!

butt pats and reading books.... the life of a mom of two. I'm finding my way through the adventure and really loving it. I told Peter this week that I still want ten babies. Even after the day of meltdowns yesterday. 

this little angel and his sleeping habits so far have been such a surprise. He has given us 4-5 hours a night (most nights) and even puts himself to sleep with the paci at times. Both things that Solomon never did. Solomon didn't sleep for more than 2 hour chunks until he was 20 months old, and I'm not kidding. So, this is a nice change for us! Happy THREE WEEKS to our sweet boy. I can't believe we've had you in our arms for a solid three weeks already. 

I'm going to try my best to have my morning coffee in the playroom with Solomon instead of on the couch with the TV. The light coming in first thing in the morning is so nice and I love to sit and watch him play. A much better habit than staring at the TV or my phone. 

snow day.

January 18, 2018

We had our first snow of 2018 (and dare I hope, the last! I'm so ready for Spring) and Solomon was so excited. Ever since our last snow, anytime it has been really cold, Solomon asks if it's going to snow. When we heard the news that we could get a dusting to 1 inch of snow, I was hopeful it would work out for our little guy. Yesterday morning he woke up bright and early at 6:30, like he knew something big was happening. We were so excited to share the surprise with him once it was daylight outside and he could see the snow. It definitely helped with a morning meltdown, he quickly had an attitude change once he saw all the pretty white snow. I was also excited for Asher's first snow day! It was cold so we all got bundled up for a short 20-30 minutes to explore. Solomon has a cold and Asher is so tiny, so we knew we wouldn't spend a long time outside. Thankfully the hot chocolate was a good way to get Solomon back inside. 

I was very excited to use my baby wearing jacket for the fist time. 
This jacket is so nice since you can wear it 3 different ways, I wouldn't spend the money on it for full price BUT I did get a great deal on it before Christmas. I actually got lucky enough to wish for this for the Eliya Family Exchange this year, it was such a good gift!! 

I love this photo SO MUCH!
& I love how Solomon is staring at his daddy in almost every single picture lately. He's definitely obsessed with Peter and I love it! 

Happy snow day to all of you!!!! Hope you can enjoy it a bit longer before it all melts away, I will definitely enjoy looking at it from my warm spot on the couch! ;) 
Okay, Spring.... we are ready for you!!!!

brother littles.

January 15, 2018

We've had baby brother in our arms for over two weeks now, and I find myself wondering how we ever lived without him. I'm so thankful to say that the transition has been a good one, but like I said, it's only been two weeks. I thought it would be fun to list a few of the little things that I have loved so far and don't ever want to forget! 

one // the way Asher already looks at Solomon with wonder and excitement. I can't wait to watch them grow up together

two // finding out all the little differences between my two boys has been interesting. Things like how Asher needs to be burped constantly and the way he needs a clean diaper almost every hour. Both of those things are very new to me since Solomon never cared or needed that. Asher's sleeping is also pretty new to me though, since Solomon still isn't a fan of that nonsense. 

three // all the many, many kisses that Asher gets everyday from Solomon! And also how he's only had one foam ball to the head so far. We are so proud of Solomon and how he's adjusting. 

four // forgetting how exhausting breastfeeding is and having your toddler wake you up whenever you doze off on the couch while baby brother nurses. "Momma, wake up!!!" Haha!

five // praying as often as I can for these brothers to become best friends and truly love and need each other one day. That would make be so incredibly happy!

Photos are by the very talented, Molly Neely Photography

weekly three.

January 12, 2018

Well, it was my first week at home alone with both of the boys, and 80% of it was wonderful. The rest other 20% of it was exhausting, but my worship music and quick prayers helped me keep my mind at ease and my heart happy. I am very happy that it's friday though! Peter's half day has me excited for an afternoon nap, not gonna lie!! Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend.

trying my best to write more thank you notes to those who have taken the time to love on us since Asher has joined the family. We are so thankful for our family and friends!!

this boy and his love of coloring or drawing makes all these nursing breaks much easier. Super thankful for his independent and easy going personality!!

chunky monkey in the making, sweet boy was already a pound over his birth weight. I can't believe he's 2 weeks old today! 

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