Tuesday, October 9, 2018

7 Months

GUYS. I blinked and my baby turned into a seven month old! I seriously can't believe it. Emmett has become quite the busy body this month. He started crawling and is now more curious than ever. He's already so determined to climb the stairs... and he's close to figuring it out! DARN. Besides the stairs, his favorite spot to crawl is under the bouncer. Now that he's mobile, he can't be stopped! Emmett is a solid sitter and now sits up in his stroller and in shopping cart seats. He takes two 30ish minute naps a day in his crib and makes no noise when he wakes up, so I constantly have to check the nursery cam to see if he's awake. He sits up and stares straight at the camera until I come get him. It's funny and sometimes creepy! Little man has two bottom teeth, and his top two teeth are just starting to break through. He sometimes surprises me with those sharp lil teethies when I nurse him :,(  Boy can chomp! I'm not ready to stop nursing quite yet, however. Emmett is currently loving banana oatmeal and hating all pureed veggies. He had his first finger foods this month - puffs and veggie straws. He's a {messy & uncoordinated} fan of both. Emmett thinks daddy's light-up gaming keyboard is soooo funny. Nothing has made him laugh harder than that thing! He also gets a kick out of us singing 'baaabbbbyyy... SHARK' to him. We couldn't be more obsessed with our squishy tushie boy!

Friday, October 5, 2018


I'm a quarter of a century. WEIRD. I feel like the last five years flew right past me! It made me think of the lyrics, "Don't blink. Just like that you're six years old and you take a nap. You wake up and you're twenty-five ... Don't blink. A hundred years goes faster than you think." Couldn't be more true.

My birthday was on September 29th. Emmett and I attended a baby shower that morning for my cousin-in-law, Courtney. Her and Hunter are welcoming baby girl Oakley in December and I couldn't be more excited for them! Shout out to my aunt Angela for hosting the shower and making everything so cute! I'm still dreaming about the 'nothing bundt cake' we had for dessert haha.

After the shower, I came home to this.

Because I know my husband, I wasn't expecting much. I've learned to not set expectations because he's not really the flower giving / gift wrapping / card writing type as I've come to find over the years. However, he's learning that it's that kind of stuff makes me feel special, thought of, and appreciated. Know your love languages, people! Anyways, I was pleasantly surprised when I walked in the door. I will admit that I made Jason a wish list on Amazon of things I would like, so he kind of had it easy there... but the flowers, the card, and the wrapping were all him. I couldn't stop smiling.

That evening we made plans to go out and celebrate kid-free with my Utah siblings. So grateful that grandma Debi was willing to come over and hang with our Emmett boy. She's the sweetest!

Our night out consisted of top golf, chips/queso/salsa/guac, and mo' bettahs hawaiian style. Perfect way to celebrate! After dinner, we picked up our babies and headed over to Austin and Britta's for a late, late night of jackbox tv games. I'm pretty sure all the boys were in tears from laughing so hard hahaha. On our way home Jason told me that was the hardest he's laughed in a longgg time. I think this day takes the cake as my favorite birthday yet!

Thank you to everyone who made me feel so loved!!!

Monday, October 1, 2018

It's a Pike Party

It's October 1st! Which pretty much means fall, pumpkins, sweatshirts, and halloween! All my favs. I may or may not have stayed up until 2 am last night trying to find a fun family costume idea. I'm pretty sure I found the perfect costumes. Now to convince Jason ;)

This weekend was a fun one! We attended a wedding reception Friday evening and Saturday was my birthday {which I'll share in a separate post} !!! The reception was celebrating Haven and James Pike. I've known Haven and her family for forever from growing up in the same church ward, so their reception was filled with lots of familiar Colorado faces. Emmett was instantly the center of attention when we arrived lol. So many people wanted to snuggle him and I'm sure Emmett was lovin' it. That boy loves attention and new faces! The reception was held in a huge and  g o r g e o u s  backyard. It was a hike to even get to the party. They served cheese, meat, crackers, veggies, bread & oil, and bundt cakes! Mmm, my kind of party.

^^ Seriously look at that crowd! Emmett loved hanging with his new buddies.

Emmett started getting fussy the later it got. Before heading out I took him out on the dance floor to see if it would change his mood. It did! There's nothing a little music and dancing can't fix. We had such a fun time!

Congrats to the happy couple!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Labor Day Weekend

This post is gonna be lacking a little in the picture department. I debated even making a post because of it but decided that was a lame excuse. I don't need a lot of pictures to document a fun weekend with family. I just want to be able to remember it!

Friday evening we went on a dinner date with Shi and Kody. We met them at R&R for a yummy bbq dinner and then we satisfied our sweet tooth {sweet tooths? sweet teeth???} at The Baked Bear for dessert. Shi worked some of her auntie magic and was able to rock our fussy Emmett to sleep.

On Saturday we drove to Logan to spend the day with Jason's side of the fam. I always enjoy going up there. We all brought something for a picnic lunch, but ended up staying at Evan and Blaire's for convenience and AC haha. While we were there we noticed Emmett popped his first tooth! That explains the fussiness, poor boy!

After a couple of hours in Logan, Debi, Tierra, and Cortlen came back to our house. Grandma Debi was oh so kind to babysit Emmett while the rest of us hit the gym. I love going on Saturday's because the gym is usually c l e a r e d  o u t. It's like people have lives on the weekend or something ;) The boys did their thing while Tierra and I worked all of our muscles silly. I was sore for daaays. Worth it!

Tierra and Cort stayed with us for the remainder of the weekend. We watched movies, slept in, made german pancakes, relaxed, played aggravation, and blasted country music at the pool for our last swim of the summer. We have so much fun with those two - I already want them to come back!

^^ A little bro bonding hahaha

Tierra and Cort headed back to Idaho Monday afternoon. We spent our Labor Day evening at Britta and Austin's for a bbq dinner with another friend couple of theirs. So yummy, so fun, and a perfect end to our long weekend!

I could {maybe should} end this post here BUT I let this sit in my drafts a bit too long and more things have been going on around here. Sooo here's just a brief life update.

8/16 Parade of homes and Bahama Bucks with Britt and the kiddos.

8/18 Parade of homes with Hails in the afternoon. Dinner and games at Britta and Austin's in the evening. We had Korean rice bowls for din {possibly my new fav meal} and donuts for dessert.

9/7 We got a new car! We traded in our 2015 Chevy Cruze for a 2017 Hyundai Tucson. It's bigger, safer, better. We are in love!

9/8 The Anderson's and Martin's came over to our place for dinner and games. We had pizza, salad, donuts, soda {so healthy lol} and played kan jam and spikeball outside. So fun!

9/12 I took Hailey out for a birthday lunch at Smashburger. Emmett and I hung with Britt and the cousins afterwards. Emmett and Ellis were being sooo sweet to each other!

9/15 Went to the Kortni Jeane warehouse sale with Shi and Britt! Sad babies, spoiled milk, and smoky skies sum up that early morning haha. We got some cute swimmies for ourselves, our kiddos, and even our husbands.

I was extremely sick later that day {i think} from eating raw cookie dough the night before. I had the worst stomach aches and couldn't keep any food down. It. Was. Miserable. Shout out to my hubby for sticking by me through it all.

9/18 Relief society paint night activity. This is the first relief society activity I've ever attended if I'm being honest. It was a lot of fun and I even made some new mama neighbor friends!

9/21 Visited Grandma and Grandpa Syddall. They snuggled their great grand baby and then Grandpa dominated us all in rummy, as usual.

9/22 Gym date with Jason while Grandma Debi babysat. We took her to Kneader's for lunch afterwards. That evening we went to the Anderson household for dessert and jackbox tv games with Shi and Kody.

Alright, I think that'll do for now. There's been talk of potential job opportunities in different states for both Austin and Jason, so we're trying to soak up all the sibling time we can while we still live so close. Who knows what the future holds! I'm excited, nervous, and anxious all at the same time. I don't want change, but also do???

Sunday, September 9, 2018

6 Months

Weight  17 lbs 2 oz • 50th percentile
Height • 26.5 inches 50th percentile
Head • 16.8 inches 45th percentile

My baby is 1/2 A YEAR! Time really needs to slow down because at this rate he's going to be a teenager next week. Lots has happened this month for our Emmett boy. He cut his first tooth!! On September 1st to be exact haha. He is also out of our room and sleeping in his own crib! It's helped him sleep better at night AND his parents {hallelujah! game changer! best thing ever!} He goes down for the night around 8:30 - 9:00 pm, wakes up between 6:00 - 7:00 am for a feeding, then usually sleeps for another 1-2 hours after that. It's fantastic. Emmett started solid foods this month too. Pears are his favorite, favorite, favorite. He can't get his next bite fast enough. I'm pretty sure these new meals are contributing to his daily blowouts lol. Six month clothes are now a thing of the past, and his nine month wardrobe is minimal considering he's already fitting into some 12 month outfits. Our little man is so close to crawling! He can slowly get to what he wants by raising his bum and pushing off with his legs. He's sitting up better, but still uses his hands for support. Emmett turns into the biggest chatter box when his daddy gets home from work. He still thinks dad is the funniest and always gets the hiccups after a good belly laugh. Baths and diaper changes are more challenging these days because Emmett just wants to rollll. He still loves his youtube shows, walks in his stroller, being outside, jumping in the bouncer, and spinning/dancing around the room with mom. Oh Emmett James, you make us the happiest.