Sunday, November 23, 2014

Boys Birthday Party in the Park

For the Clem boys’ 1st and 3rd birthdays, we had a gathering of  family and friends at our local park. It was a blast- perfect weather, best company, and great food (my mom cooked the chili- so I'm biased). My favorite part was the piñata.  There is nothing better than a piñata with 15 kiddos under the age of 5. My heart was so full.

This picture- I’m obsessed- my background at work. I love every expression.  This is Deacon's peek-a-boo.

 piñata time!

 Big and Little. I think these two look so similar and honestly- their personalities are spot on. Deacon is the sweetest blessing. 

 Crazy Candle! There was a "Frozen" cake for Noah and a "Rubber Ducky" for Deacon. They were the CUTEST!

 My little buddy with a photo bomb by daddy. 

We have been in Dallas a little over a year and have made friendships to last a lifetime. We are so blessed. These are some of the girls from our supper club. 

  My family- so thankful for their help getting everything together and going.

My best friend Ashley and her little boy Kyle.  

For privacy sake, I’m only posting pictures of the people I know who are OK with me sharing photos of their kiddos. 

Next up on the blog- visit from Nana and Uncle Aaron! 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Deacon is Twelve Months!

Penguin didn't last long. Stars and Stripes to honor our wonderful veterans. 
Weight/Length- 22 pounds (30%) and 30 inches (25%)

Eating- When my supply dropped, we started introducing formula and eventually whole milk. He has four bottles a day. He drinks somewhere between 16-20 ounces a day. Both my boys have always been big milk drinkers. As a result, the finger nails grow so fast- it takes everything in me to keep up with them. The Deek usually eats three meals and two snacks. Deacon is a big eater. He loves broccoli, chicken, bread, hotdogs, blueberries, strawberries, puffs, yogurt, and so much more.

Bedtime/Awake- Deacon sleeps 11-12 hours at night. He takes a morning cat nap and then a 2-3 hour afternoon nap.

Diapers- 3’s

Clothes- 9-12 months, 12 months

Park day!
Dislikes- Teething. Who doesn’t? I am proud to say that homeboy popped his first tooth right at twelve months. My boys are feverish, irritable, and miserable while teething. A symptom Noah did not have but Deacon did- SLEEPING. Deacon slept a ton while fighting through this tooth. Diaper changing is a battle- nothing new there. He doesn’t like long car rides. I don’t know if he gets carsick or just hates being strapped into the carseat. This boy is done if any car trip lasts more than 30 minutes. EEEK.

Likes- The Deek is the sweetest little guy and quite the lover. He is always up for being snuggled and held. He is a man’s man. We have found that in a room of people- he usually prefers a male to hold him over a female. Deacon loves to play with his brother. He is constantly watching Noah, looking for his approval and wanting to make him laugh. Deacon walks along furniture, snuggles his blankets, and plays peekaboo with his hands and blankets. Bath time is the best time. Swinging at the park is a must- a least a couple times a week. Deacon is obsessed with spoons and forks. He is actually pretty good at feeding himself with utensils.  My toddler (WHAT?!??!) loves putting things in baskets and dumping them back out. We just can’t get enough of this little man’s personality.

Favorite memories of the month- We had such a wonderful time celebrating both his and Noah’s birthday on November 2nd. We were surrounded by our community and family - enjoying the beautiful Texas weather. There was so much love.

It is incredible to think that we have been gifted with two sweet boys to steward. We want to continue to shepherd their hearts to be men of integrity, truth, commitment, hard work, and compassion. We have so much to look forward to and continue to try to relish in the moments because time is passing us by.

Goofy look- hard to get a good smile from this crazy buddy
We have had some special visits from family and friends that I hope to do a separate post on in the next week.

Here is to keeping my little boy alive a year while staying sane (yes, that’s an accomplishment-if you doubt it- come over to my house and babysit). 

Born 12 hours apart, same doctor, same hospital, best friends already