Halloween 2018

Sloane was the director of our Halloween costumes this year. I asked her early to decide what she wanted to be and gave her a week to change her mind. She was all in to be Ash from Sing (the movie) who is an electric guitar singing porcupine. Then she decided I would be Ash’s boyfriend Lance (who is actually kinda an jerk in the movie- but Sloane doesn’t understand this and thinks they are in love… he also a porcupine), Adam would be Buster Moon (a koala), and Soren would be Johnny (a gorilla).

The crafting commenced! Zip ties, head bands, and fake fur! Also a few purchased pieces including a kid’s play electric guitar which Sloane rocks out on.

On actual Halloween, we had an early dinner and were just finishing when the first trick or treaters showed up. Sloane’s eye lit up and she said “I am ready to get in my costume!” We went around the block in our new neighborhood and it was full and busy. Sloane liked handing out candy back at our house for another hour or so. We had a pretty decent group come through and our bowl of candy was pretty empty by the end of the night (THANK GOODNESS)!







that growing babe….

We had monthly onesies to take photos of Soren. We used the same onesies for Sloane along with Christopher bear who was Adam’s childhood stuffed animal. Now posting said photos is another issue (and apparently actually taking them for a few months). But in this post we go through 7 to 12 months!

7 months- this was the thick of the house hunting. Soren came on most of our tours and was a good little helper. This is also when I cut out more foods to help with Soren. The main goal was to have him to sleep longer than 2 hour stretches. This was the point I was going a bit crazy- 7 months of sleeping in 2 hours burst will do that to you! So hence- no photo in the onesie. But here’s a couple cute ones from around his 7 month mark.

8 months- more of the same though sleep was improving and we had an offer accepted on a house. It has such a relief to be done searching but then packing and listing the condo became a reality. We also had Soren’s tongue tie re-released. this was the final piece and helped sleep, teeth, and eating solids.

9 months- This was our last day at the condo! He was 21.7 lbs and 28.5 inches at his 9 month check up.

10 months- We were in the new house! It takes Soren one day to figure out how to climb the one step out of the sunken living. And he starts pulling himself up to standing.

11 months- We got his room all set up and moved him to sleeping in there. His crawling was super fast! He was constantly trekking down the hall, waiting to be chased.

12 months- Look at this cutie! 23.1 lbs and 29 inches long (though we think this was not the most accurate measurement)