4 Month Update

The last month has been a fun filled, crazy busy time for our household – explanation for lack of posts lately. We had Kolsen’s baptism, Carrie Underwood concert (my Mother’s day gift), NDSU Homecoming, a visit from two of my best girlfriends, birthdays, and a trip to Arizona for another one of my best friend’s wedding! All this going on while still soaking up every ounce of cuteness and loveyness of Kolsen. I seriously cannot get enough of him.

:::Kolsen had his 4 month checkup today:::Here’s the update:::

19 Weeks: 18.4 lbs (89th percentile) / 27.5 inches (100th percentile)

Doctor’s Notes: For his height and weight, he is about the size of an 8 month old! {crazy how fast he’s growing!}, great head control, passed all of his social, communication, and mobile skills with flying colors. He is ready to start solids whenever we want; I think we’re going to wait a few more weeks though.

  • Sleep Habits: Kolsen has been sleeping in his crib since the end of September. The transition was pretty seamless; he didn’t seem to really notice the change. We got the Motorola Digital Baby Video Monitor -and I love it! It was more expensive than I was originally looking for, but I got a good deal on it and it’s been so nice to have. Bedtime routine now starts between 7:15-7:45pm. Still getting a bath most nights and a bottle every  night. His sleeping habits are kind of all over the place lately though. Sometimes he’ll sleep through the night, sometimes he’ll get up around 4:00am, and other times he’s up at 1:00am and 5:00am. He’s starting teething, so I think this could be part of the culprit.
  • Eating Habits: He eats 5 ounces about every 3-4 hours during the day.
  • Loves: He still loves putting his hands, fingers, and toys in his mouth; drooling all the time. He’s also recently discovered his toes and he’s able to grab things now. He’s a pro-roller mastering from back to tummy. Still working on tummy to back. He loves being able to sit (with some help) and look at what’s going on. He laughs so much when Daddy tickles his feet and neck with his beard.  He really enjoys tummy time now – a huge smile beams from his face with pride. When he’s doing tummy time instead of propping himself up on his elbows, he extends his arms straight back and legs arch up and he looks like he’s sky diving.
  • Hates: Waiting for his bottle still, but now that he’s on more of a schedule we usually have a bottle ready for him. He gets frustrated when he rolls onto his tummy and can’t roll back over. Being such a happy baby, there isn’t much time when he’s upset.

:::Here’s a little look at the past month:::

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Going to the cha-a-a-pel

…she’s gonna get ma-a-a-rried!

This past weekend was a weekend that I had been looking forward to for quite awhile. It was one of my best friend’s bridal showers and bachelorette parties. I was really looking forward to celebrating her upcoming nuptials to her amazing fiance, lots of girl time, lots of talking, and lots of eating. I love any excuse to design invitations and party plan, so here’s a little recap of the weekend.

Amanda did an amazing job with everything! Complete with colorful fruit kabobs, wedding bell and cake sandwiches, and a bloody mary bar!

All of the girls!

Mollie with her bridesmaids, minus Catie who lives in Arizona. She was missed!

Doc, Dopey, and Bashful 🙂
In the 6th grade, instead of passing notes between each other, we had an entire notebook. We had code names so that if it every was placed in the wrong hands, they wouldn't know it was us.

The Mother of the Bride and the Bride-to-Be

Here's a view of the banner that I made for Mollie - "From Miss To Mrs"

We played a new game called "Who Said It". Before the party, we asked Mollie and Matt the same set of questions. At the party, we read only one of the answers and everyone had to flip their sign to who they thought said it. It actually turned out to be a pretty fun game and we learned even more about the couple.

The lovely bride-to-be with the honeymoon package some of us got her 🙂

All in all, I would say it was the perfect day for Mollie! The weather was beautiful, we had great company, and came away with great memories – what more could we ask for! It makes me even more excited for their big day!

Falling for scarves

Fall is in the air. And I’m in love.

{breathtakingly beautiful}

I’m in love with everything about Fall: the leaves changing and cooler weather the cozy sweaters, tall boots, fun jackets – I want them all {too bad my wallet won’t agree}.

I’ll be the first to admit that I haven’t always been a “Fall Girl”. If I had a theme song, {you know, how in movies when a girl walks into a room and her “theme song” starts playing and everyone stops what they’re doing to turn and catch a glimpse of her…} well it probably would have been Jessica Andrew’s song “Summer Girl”. Now don’t get me wrong, I still do love my flip flops and sundresses but there’s just something about Fall that I never want it to end. And I think scarves are to blame.

I love how a scarf can completely finish off a look.

{it's like the icing on a cake}

:::I feel pulled together:::

:::I feel confident:::

:::I feel happy:::

{You’re probably asking yourself, “All that from a scarf?!” I know, right?!}

Scarves have this super-power effect over me to get me out of my “I have nothing to wear” moods. With so many different colors, textures, and patterns, I could literally make hundreds of outfits {but shhhh don’t tell my husband that}. Here are just a few of my slices of happiness:

vibrant colors {jcrew}

animal print. rawrrrr. {forever21}

neutral with lots of texture {urban outfitters}

i'm a sucker for ruffles {forever21}

Plus there are so many ways to wear scarves. I’ve been wanting to broaden my scarf horizon and came across this great tutorial!

25 Ways to Wear a Scarf in 4.5 Minutes!

Enjoy!

~Amy