Tuesday, July 29, 2014

happy 3rd birthday, ez red!!!

It's your BIRTHDAY!!!!

You are officially fwee (three!) Sometimes you're too smart for your own good... but we like your sass and love your spunk. You sing songs about everything, are SUPER excited for a dinosaur birthday party (with friends and cousins, mom!), and never stop talking. Seriously, we don't remember what silence feels like sometimes ;)

We love you, EZ Squeezy!! Let's have "the best day ever!" (He says that like three or four times a week... it's pretty awesome how every day outdoes the day before!)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

my baby


We're nearing the 5 month mark this weekend and I keep thinking that's too many months for my squishy baby because he just seems too little to be one month away from half a year. He doesn't really roll much because he hates tummy time and I don't make him (I'm a sucker) but that's actually okay with me because I like when he just stays still and plays with his hands and feet. EZ can make Sully laugh the most and we've been trying to carve out time each night for the brothers to bond over silliness (even though it delays bedtime and sometimes the parents aren't as patient about that as we could be.) Sullivan loves water & does very well in the pool (which is good because it's wicked hot out right now.) He does his best laughs and coos and smiles when you give him undivided attention with lots of eye contact and kisses. Or if you let him suck on your knuckle... this kid loves that. He constantly drools and is wet allllllll the time. He does not poop enough and we sometimes have to coax it out of him when he's backed up enough to cause major grumps. Last week my milk supply dropped and we had three days of sad sad sully bear because he was mad & hungry with his lack of food. We ended up using around 10-15 ounces out of the freezer to supplement until I was able to increase my supply (I had to eat more calories! Breast milk survives off of ice cream and burgers in my opinion.) He's pretty chill and goes to sleep unassisted most nights (after a little bit of snugged rocking to calm him) and we're almost ready to start with real food. He's not great at swallowing without sucking though... so using a spoon is proving to be way harder than I remember with EZ. So we're not in a hurry. He takes great naps as long as we stay home and allow him too... which is difficult to do because we're trying to avoid mush brain from Netflix for his older brother. I sometimes feel sad I don't have all the time to stare at him and caress him and marvel over him since there's always more I could/should/ought to be doing these days... but that's just life. And also, he really does love EZ so much that I have a feeling he'll want EZ's attention equally as much as mine... so there will always be enough to go around. Sully arches his back a lot and it makes me feel like he's stressed out too much. Relax, dude! I think he's starting to think about getting teeth, but so far nothing has popped through. He's not as chubby as EZ was, but he's holding his own in the squish department. I love most his big, navy blue eyes and how much he loves grabbing my hair and pulling my face closer to his. OKAY OKAY, WE GET IT. YOU'RE AMAZING ;)


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

so much i could write about


and because there's so much... i seem to fall silent. aw well, at least i take a lot of photos.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

sully d 6.20.2014


Sully is a squishy piece of heaven. He's a good eater, a good sleeper, and has the best eyebrows. He's a week away from 4 months old, hates tummy time (and therefore doesn't do it much and so isn't even close to rolling over! ha.), has big blue peepers and looks a lot like his mom (and also EZ). Matt and I spent two nights at girl's camp this week and he did great with bottles of pumped milk at the grandparent's house (and we all survived being away from each other, phew.) He smiles a lot but saves his rolling laughter for special occasions. He loves water and has big, chunky legs that splash splash splash. He has grabby hands and has learned how to heartily suck on his fists while he soaks through all of his clothes with drool. It's good to have a Sullivan in the family.


ez red 6.20.2014




Oh, EZ breezy.
This kid is so cool. He's one month and 8 days away from being 3 years old and keeps asking for a pink cake for his party next month ;) He forced us to potty train him last week once he found out that he could wear Jake and the Neverland Pirate underwear if he stayed dried for 2 full days... so of course he goes and does it and so we have to let him wear the Jake unders... and besides one accident with my mom (while we were at girl's camp this week) he's totally trained. I've been avoiding it because bathrooms are gross and I didn't want to drag my new baby in every bathroom around town (and mostly because I'm lazy... and I'd rather change a diaper than the occasional wet accident. Like I said, lazy.) Anyway... once again he makes it too easy on us and it's like no big deal (although it is, way to go kid!) We still do diapers when he sleeps and he gets a jelly bean or two just to keep him stoked about it, but yea... kid is growing up.

He's also super funny and has the best imagination. He tells stories all the time (or asks us to tell stories) and he loves singing all sorts of made up and real songs. He sings Call Me Maybe and it's super awesome but I have yet to catch it on video. He's friendly and social and loves people, and is sometimes too comfortable around others. He has been the sweetest with Sully and we've caught him whispering to him when they are falling asleep at night or nap time (really... it's amazing stuff like "it's time to sleep sully. we'll play in the morning" or like "it's okay sully... you don't need to cry." does our parent hearts good!)

His eyes still wander out and although the glasses are helping, it's still pretty severe. We have some appointments coming up next month and he'll probably need surgery at some point to lessen the wander. He still naps regularly 2-3 hours a day, will eat almost anything I put in front of him (with some coercion), he still loves Captain Hook, Jake, Ninjas, and Frozen. He's independent on the playground and has started asking to play with friends, but still really likes to play with his parents more than any one else.

Some funny things he's said lately:

I told him to cover his mouth when he coughed while at school and he said, "I won't let you down, mom!"

Me: EZ, your hair looks amazing.
EZ: "Yea... it always looks amazing, Mom."

Me: Hey EZ, what do you want to eat?
EZ: Codfish Casserole!

Matt was driving home and said that they'd read a book before bedtime and EZ responded with, "THAT is a great idea!"

I have a feeling having a three year old is going to be awesome (with a side of cray cray of course.)