william alexander at nine months


oh this baby. he holds so much space in my heart. what joy he brings to our home. he’s much more of a baby/toddler than a newborn/infant these days. loves to eat (if you couldn’t tell lol). he gets little bits of what we’re eating. we totally skipped the pureed phase and waiting to introduce just small bits till about seven months or so. i have to say, it has been a lot easier doing it this way than with starting purees, like we did with micah and ethan. but that could also just be his disposition.

speaking of disposition, he has the sweetest. especially if you consider that he has eight teeth already! he started army crawling about a month ago and he’s been trying really hard this week to get up on his knees. but he’s got a lot to lift, so we’re giving him a break 😉 he also figured out yesterday how to get up to a sitting position on his own.

because he’s getting more mobile and older, he’s really loving playing and interacting with his brothers. it’s really sweet to watch their friendship evolve and makes all those sleepless nights almost worth it. i kid, i kid. and i do believe he inherited my curly hair!

we love you so much, william!


weekend links!

happy friday from this goofy boy who’s all about taking pictures of things he loves these days. also, according to ethan, being a “big boy” means running around doing karate naked 🤔 not sure where he got that idea from… certainly not jerry! what are you up to this weekend? we’re celebrating cinco de mayo tonight with authentic mexican from a grocery store in mount lebanon. then a birthday party for the boys, a nother’s day brunch for me, and hopefully finishing building the garden. 

how pretty is this dress!

this facebook sale group has saved me some money. and let’s be honest, spent some of my money too. 

pittsburgh drivers really are the worst. sorry friends. it’s true. the “pittsburgh left”?! soooooo dangerous. 

i would not mind getting this bouquet. the ranunculus!

we just got the boys a calendar to help them understand time. i think this daily chore chart is next. i’m so bad at giving the kids tasks to do but i know that is a disservice to them. 

have a good weekend!

Where they are now

Ethan Maxwell :: 2.5 years old

This kid. Let me tell you. He sure knows how to do two. One minute he’s being all sweet and giving you kisses, telling you he loves you. And then the next minute his face changes. It becomes serious. He starts to growl and furrows his brow. He stomps his feet, swings his arms and slowly charges after you. Most of the time he’s being playful and just wants to wrestle with you. But sometimes, he’s hurt or offended and will actually swing punches or kicks. He’s very different from Micah at two. Ethan is very independent and determined, mostly thanks to having a big brother to look up to, I imagine. He is also fueled to do stuff, sometimes, by the fact that he’s just not allowed to do it (as pictured above). He very much dotes on his big brother still and daddy is still the favorite. Also following in his brother’s footsteps is his love of trucks. He will often hear a truck coming down the street and will run to the door to see it drive past. 

Micah Alan :: 4.5 years

Pictured here with one of two of his latest obsessions, the other being legos. Micah loves breakfast. But I think he might love legos more. Not much keeps Micah from breakfast, but legos sure can! He’s really good at creating things from his imagination as opposed to using the directions. He’s not so much my baby anymore. He continues to have a very tender and sensitive disposition unlike his rough and tough brother. That difference in personality is probably the source of most of their disagreements. He’s mastering riding his bike and looking forward to preschool in the fall.