Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sili Squeeze

I recently learned about a cool new product called the Sili Squeeze. It is a BPA free squeezable bottle. You can use it for yogurt, applesauce and any puree. I learned about it from Stroller Strides because it was invented from a Stroller Strides mom! I decided that I had to have it. I bought a double pack so Mason and Ryder could have one. It's a hit with both boys. I've only done yogurt so far but am hoping to get some more veggies in these boys by mixing veggie purees with fruit or yogurt.

There are not many pieces and it is super easy to clean. You can put it in the dishwasher (top rack). I've only hand washed it so far the yogurt just slides out.

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Mason absolutely loved it! He loves yogurt and now I don't have to worry about the potential mess. He got a hang of it right away and wanted more when he was all done.

Ryder also liked it but had a little trouble squeezing at first and getting some out at first. He still loved to try and screamed when I took it away. He's tried it several other times now and does great. It really keeps him occupied during stroller strides as well!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

11 months

Next month the little guy will be a one year old! Let the party planning begin!

This months has been huge for the little guy. He took his first steps a few weeks ago and now he is full on walking. I'm sure running isn't far behind. He can even stand up without pulling up on something. He also said his first word, "mama". I love it!

So at 11 months Ryder

walks all over the place
says "mama"
follows big brother all around
he eats mostly all tablefood (he even likes steak!)

His montly pictures are getting harder to take! He doesn't want to sit still

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Mason tried to help me

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

splish splash

Mason and Ryder are taking a bath

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Friday, August 12, 2011

My beautiful sister!

We went to a nearby park so I could have a non moving toddler for practice :) Isn't she gorgeous!

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

The L's came to the East Coast for a visit with my in-laws. The last time we saw them I was pregnant with Mason so this was their first time meeting both the boys!

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Mason had a great time opening his present

Ryder is always a happy boy if there's food in front of him

all of us!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom!

My moms birthday was last weekend. We went over for breakfast (well a 2nd breakfast for my guys). Both my sisters were there to celebrate. It's the last time the 3 girls will be together for a while because my younger (middle) sister is moving to California soon!

Mom opened her presents.

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and we made sure to get plenty of pictures before Lauren moves across the country!

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a funny outtake

Thursday, August 4, 2011

stepping stones

This was Ryder's first visit to Stepping Stones and he had a blast! It's geared towards older walking kids so he was on my back in the Ergo for most of it. They have a really cute play area outside and I let him down to explore and have fun.

Mason's favorite area is where the water is! They have these cute smocks for the kids but of course mine refuses to wear it. Luckily he didn't get too wet.

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Ryder loved to watch Mason and all the other big kids but he was happiest when he got to play!

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my favorite of the day