Friday, January 28, 2011


Before we had Trey we had such a clean house. Closets were organized. Dishes were 100% done every night. I literally vacuumed every other day (just ask Whitney).

And now.... I get bottles washed and sterilized, the diaper genie emptied and Trey always has on fresh clean clothes.

But that's about it.

I'm a stay at home mom. Why is it such a struggle to get everything done? What is wrong with me that I can't manage to get a load of towels & dishes done while Trey naps? He's playing great in his exersaucer - why am I not taking that time to dust baseboards?


I don't know.

My dear friend J was over last Saturday and while she seemed happy to know that I'm a normal mom and my house ends up crazy. I think she was also shocked to see the state of my kitchen.

The funny thing? My normal control-freak, perfectionist-self didn't care. And it's not because she's my BFF, it could have been someone I barely know and I would have felt the same way.

For one of the first times in my life, I'm ok with being "real".

Because at the end of the day I know one thing... I don't struggle with wondering if I spend enough time snuggling, playing with, kissing, hugging, and just all around loving this little guy.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

iPhone Photo Dump

Real foods are going great! We've added pears to the list and Trey loves em! He has decided he wants to hold the spoon, you can imagine the mess that makes. I had to pick up some plastic Dr Browns bottles last week. We were only using glass & Trey kept trying to hold them himself but they were just a little too heavy for him to hold through a whole one. I can't believe how grown he's getting.

He's obsessed with this funny little deer. Every car ride lately you can hear it rattle & vibrate as he fiercely pulls on it.

I was excited to find this in my stocking. Not so excited when it made my face red & burn. I tweeted & emailed the people @ Bliss Spa and still no response. I hate poor customer service!

How times change! This ad from hallmark had me dying! I want to get the one on the left for JD. Because well, we've only been out for a date without Trey once and that was to go to a birthday party.

Picked up some more swim trunks for Trey. He's up to 4 pairs & it's only January. I'm SO ready for beach-weather!

We rearranged the main living room this weekend to make "play" space for Trey. I am so happy with the new look - I'll take pics once we get our new baby-friendly coffee table/ottoman & decide on a rug. We bought one this weekend at Home Goods, lugged it home & realized it looked awful - so dissapointing!

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Our Young Foodie

Like I had mentioned in Trey's 5 month post, our pediatrician had prompted us to start solids at 4 months. I was honestly a little shocked by how definite he sounded on needing to start as he is a very "go-with-the-flow" type doctor. But in thinking about how active Trey is and how right around 3 1/2 months he always seemed hungry in the evenings, even after nursing constantly (he was never completely satisfied in the evenings) I should have known, it was time for some real food!

So we went for it! We tried Earth's Best rice cereal first - and he loved it from the start.

Trey gets SO excited when he sees me pull out these brightly colored (BPA-Free) spoons!! He became an instant super star with them.

We did decide to wait for "real solids" until he was a bit older but when a bug hit the Beach Bum household last week we were *encouraged* by the doctor to go ahead and start with bananas to calm down Trey's little tummy.

Poor thing hadn't been eating much at all but as soon as he got that first taste of banana he was hooked!! We have a little monkey on our hands!

Trey absolutely loves his mesh teether. I read on a baby site to put frozen banana pieces in it and it works great! Perfect for his teething gums! My only question to all you moms out there: any tips on cleaning it? It's a disaster to clean!

We've also recently moved on to sweet potatoes - not as big of a hit as the bananas but he definitely likes them! I'm waiting 5-7 days between introducing each new food, which I think it a little longer than recommended. I'm just scared of food allergies.

I am making all of his foods (except for his rice cereal because I hear it's a pain to make and that babies need the iron in the store bought kind - so we use Earth's Best), but I have bought some of the Earth's Best jars to try out and just to have on hand for when we are out and about.

Now, I know you have all seen his little string bean legs... so my question is "where is all of this food going?"

I have a feeling someone is going to be just like their Daddy!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday

At the park!

5 Months

My sweet little bug turned 5 months on January 4th! I can't believe how fast it's flying by. I've been such a slacker on posting his monthly pics. I'm hoping to get much better about it.

Trey is in to everything right now, his bouncer, exersaucer, gym, you name it. He's still trying SO hard to crawl and can scoot backwards across the floor. He inevitably gets mad and frustrated when he realizes that he can't do exactly what he wants! I have a feeling I'm going to have a very active little baby on my hands once he really starts moving! He can barely lay flat for a diaper change these days - he just wants to roll around - no matter where he is! It's so funny! Some times we do a complete diaper change with him on his belly, same with getting dressed!
He has such a silly personality and just loves to laugh and play. Him and Lulu have become super close in the past month and it makes me so happy to see the two of them "playing" together.
The pediatrician had prompted us to start solids at his 4 month visit and I was very, very hesitant but we started last week and I can't wait to blog all about it!

And since I'm a slacker and never posted his 4 month pictures - here they are!

See month 4 was the same way - he just wanted to lay on his belly and roll around & play!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Another CSN Review

The sweet folks at CSN Stores have contacted me to do another awesome review for them. I'm so excited and not sure what to review! They have all sorts of baby and kid items - from swaddle blankets to cribs and swingsets!

I'm sure I'll find something great to blog about!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Christmas Eve

We had such a wonderful Christmas Eve this year. We had all of J.D.'s side of the family over for heavy appetizers, drinks and to watch... ELF! Which is definitely one of the top favorites in the Beach Bum household. It was relaxing and just so fun. I'm pretty sure it's going to be a tradition from now on!

Trey, Christmas Eve morning before all of the excitement!

Cookie decorating station! It was SO much fun!

I love this picture - you can even see my little Starbucks tree!

Trey was obviously really excited! Isn't that mug and cookie plate set cute? Trey's "girlfriend" gave it to him for Christmas! You can wipe the writing off and re-write on it every year.

And then I had one tired little baby on my hands!!