Sunday, January 21, 2018

Stella’s first snowboarding lesson

Stella started her first mini mites snowboarding lesson on Saturday.

With all the new people and unfamiliar setting, it took her a couple of hours to feel comfortable enough to let mom and dad (and Foster) leave her there.


Once mom and dad were out of site, she did pretty well learning to balance and manuever her board

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Sled riding

We have had quite a bit of snow this winter in Vermont.


unfortunately, we’ve also had a lot of days with subzero temperatures as the high.


We finally had some relatively warm temperatures (still below freezing) and were able to get out for a bit on the sled.

Monday, December 25, 2017

First real steps

Foster has been standing and crawling for a while now. He’s been getting closer and closer to walking lately by taking a step here and there.

In the last few days, he started taking a step or two consecutively.

Today, Christmas, he was finally distracted enough to actually walk. He was holding some new toys and walked across the living room.

Just a little bit of practice and he’ll be running...now we are really in trouble!



Saturday, December 9, 2017

Out of the infant car seat

Foster has officially moved out of his infant car seat...

To a toddler car seat which is what big sister rides in.

He will be riding rear facing until he is more than 40 lbs. He’s currently around 22lbs and growing quick.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Thanksgiving- Foster’s first

This Thanksgiving was a nice few days and Foster’s first. Mom cooked lots of food starting Wednesday afternoon in anticipation of Thursday’s feast.


Stella appreciated the Thanksgiving fixin’s more this year than in previous years. She especially enjoyed having her own turkey drumstick.


She helped Dad carve the Turkey.

Foster tried a little taste of mashed potato and sweet potato casserole.

He seemed to like both but maybe not as much as his usual pureed babyfood or milk.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Big beds

A few weeks ago, Stella moved into her big girl bed, a twin bed.

She passed her crib-converted-to-a-toddler bed on to Foster.
Although its been set up in his room for 2 weeks, he refused to sleep for more than a few hours in it.

He would normally wake from a dead sleep in mommy or daddy’s arms as he was being gently lowered into the bed. Occasionally, he would fall back asleep but usually he would just cry until someone gets him out.

Last night, November 25th, he finally slept through the night in his crib. It took some work and ups and downs, but he finally fell asleeo for good around 10:30 and slept until 6:30!

Fingers crossed he does that again soon!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Christmas tree hunting

Our tradition seems to be to cut down our Christmas tree and get it set up the week before Thanksgiving.


We went to the same place we got our tree from last year, Purinton Maple and tree farm.


Stella had a lot if fun picking the right tree. Foster, who was napping when we first arrived, had a nice warm view from his carseat


Daddy helped Stella cut diwn and carry the tree to the car.