It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged. I thought for sure it had only been a couple of weeks, but I was shocked to get on the blog and see it had been 6 WEEKS! Yikes! Where have I been?! The answer to that is with a cranky teething 9 month old who got 5 teeth in one month’s time. Loads of fun! Now that we’re getting over that phase and hopefully baby and I are both getting a short reprieve from the pains of teething, I’m back (and hopefully back to sleeping longer at night again).
Let’s play a little catch up. Here’s what’s been going on in our daily lives. I’ve got tons more posts and ideas I’ve half written on my phone, but I’ll get to those starting next week. Today is half of my Instagram recap from the last few weeks.
Get ready for an overload of Phillips family today.
Day 156: He’s not a fan of the pack ‘n play, but he’ll sit in a laundry basket eating a tambourine the entire time I fold laundry. Gotta keep him in one place until we get that baby gate at the top of the stairs.
Day 158: Graydon loves going to Guitar Center as much as his Daddy. He was especially mesmerized by the percussion and stage lighting. I’m already looking forward to buying him his first guitar and drum set. For now, he likes to play the shaker.
Day 160: Monday, we continued our yard work from the weekend. Let’s see if I can keep these flowers alive longer than a month. Anything that blooms usually withers within a few weeks of being in my care.
Day 161: Love this boy so much! I enjoy our morning, days, evening, anytime on the front porch watching cars and getting fresh air. He’s so content playing in his exersaucer while I read a book. It’s our quiet time together.
Day 163: First time riding in the cart like a big boy! Since Graydon is getting so big, I look pretty ridiculous lugging around his infant carrier and am sweating in this heat by the time I get inside the store, so I thought I’d try putting him in the cart. It worked out fabulously! I guess I should’ve tried this sooner. Just didn’t realize he was there yet.
Day 166: Happy first Father’s Day to my incredible husband who is the most amazing father to our son. I knew he’d be a good dad very early on in our relationship. Seeing him with our little boy every day is just proof of what I knew years ago, and it makes me love him even more.
Day 168: My sweet sister-in-law was in town and Graydon got to hang out with his big cousins. I love how much they adore him. It’s so sweet to see him watch their every move and look up to them in awe.
Day 169: Baby Time at the library. This time he played with the other kids and ventured away from me to get the musical instruments he wanted. I’m glad to see this growth since he’s had some major separation anxiety lately.
Day 175: First trip to the pool this summer. He was less than thrilled with the experience. There was only one other family at the pool. However, as soon as I was easing him into the water and placing him in his float by the steps, the a little girl “swam” by and drenches us all. Graydon took a face full of water and just lost it. So he pretty much hated the pool for the next 20 minutes. What an unfortunate introduction to swimming. And the little girl didn’t say anything nor did her parent who was right there watching my infant get a wave of pool water to the face. 🙁 We’ll have to show him the pool is more fun than that. He warmed up to after a little while, but never really seemed happy.
Yep, a whole lotta Phillips family today. I’ll finish the Instagram recap catch up on Friday.
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Tomorrow, July goals…even though it’s already the middle of the month. Never too late for goals though.