Monday, August 25, 2014

Fabulous little books for my fabulous littles!

Hey friends, long time no chat! :) 
I wanted to share some fabulous little goodies I was blessed to be gifted with!

The lovely Sophie Helenek, author of "My First Book" series, asked me if I would like to review her books....I, of course, jumped at the opportunity. Any of you who know my little Monkey know that that girl looooooves her books, so we were over the moon excited for some new goodies!

From the second these suckers came out of the package Elise had her little hands on them....all of them. She made me stop cooking dinner and sit down and read with her.....each book (4 of them) 2 times....2 of them 3 times...sister loved them.

Like I said she loves a book, but normally she "reads" them to herself. With these she wanted me to "read" with her, I say "read" in quotations because it was really just reading, it was interactive. She wanted to count the objects with me, point out the colors, name the shapes, instruments, fruits, etc. It was so sweet and so fun to see her so proud of herself!

These books are great because they are basic things....basic colors, basic shapes, basic fruits, etc.....great for the little ones! 
I wish I had had these when she was younger, most of the books I bought were for the older kids, which she loves now, but would have been great for when she first started to recognize things. I just started showing them to Leighton and she is also very enthralled! 

Her little eyes just stare and focus, I will for sure be using these with Leighton in the upcoming months. Here is a little info on the benefits of using tools such as these books at a young age. I have no doubt, LK will benefit on all these levels! 
The author has received a ton of recognition for these books, you can check out her website here, a story on FOX here, check out her Amazon bio and also buy her books here, and last but not least....follow her on twitter here
Sophie, thank you so much for sharing your talent and goodies with my family. My girls love them and I love seeing their little eyes full of fun whilst "reading" them! :) 
Friends check 'em out.....for your little ones, for showers, for Christmas, or just because you love 'em! :)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Miss Leighton is a big 5 months!!

Yes, my little nugget, you are 5 months old today!! :)

And what a sweet 5 months it has been! 
You are growing like a weed and these chubby little arms and legs are getting more rolls by the minute and I LOOOOOVE it!

You are without a doubt the happiest baby I have ever seen! 
Ever since we got your meds and got rid of that nasty UTI you are back to your super smiley, super cute, super giggly self! 
And that makes Momma's heart very very happy!

Speaking of, we had your ultrasound and tests done this month too....and you did so good!!

Tests came back good and we are hoping we won't have to do the far, so good!!

You have figured out how to bring toys to your mouth and you are quite proud of yourself for doing so!


A few of your favorite toys are your owl....


Of course your Sophie!


And even the new stuffed Sophie!

And of course your feet! This might be your favorite as of late! 

Even Big Sister knows how much you love them and makes sure you have them at all times! :)

We have gone on many outings this month and your sister looooves it when you are next to her in your stroller. She always points to your seat and says "Le Le here".

We also went to the zoo! You slept most of the time, but you did like the flamingos.....

.....and the carousel!!

You are starting to sit up more and more, with a little help of course....


You are the cutest and sweetest little sleeper! We call you our little frog! 


And you always wake up bright eyed and cheery!!

We have just started putting you in your excersaucer and you are loving it! You love being able to stand up!


Sister wanted to make sure you got all your toys figured out!

and here is one of you and one of your sister....

You are borderline holding your bottle now, if it's less than half full you got it!


And if not, E's got your back! :) I die.....

Speaking of your big sister....she adores you! And that makes Momma and Daddy's heart so very happy!!

First sister-sister bath!!

blurry, but I had to post because it was so cute!!

We just, in the past few days, tried out the high chair, and you love it! 
You love being able to be in the action, sitting up, and of course having all your toys right there!!


We also joined our new church in Downtown Franklin this month, it was a very special day for our little family!

You still love bath time my little water baby!!

Again, blurry....but I had to document this little patch of hair on the back of your's the funniest little thing! You have lost pretty much all of your hair....but that little patch has stayed!

You are all over the place these days, rolling across the room in a matter of .5 seconds! 
You have almost master the rocking....which scares me a bit....growing way too fast for Momma!
Here you are checking for monsters under your bed :).

Okay, on to the stats!
You are getting 6 1/2 ounces 5 times a day and we just bumped you up to 7 1/2 ounces at bed time, and you guzzle it all up!
You are in size 2 diapers right now, but I do believe I will be pushing you up to 3s in the next few days.
You are wearing some 3 month and some 6 months clothes....even a few 9 month onesies!!
Still sleeping perfectly, 8pm to 8am! Thank you baby sleeping Gods!! :)
Not sure on your weight as we didn't have a check up this month, but I am going to go with close to 16!

I forgot how much I loved this age! So much of your personality is coming out and your Daddy and I love seeing it everyday. 
You totally recognize us, even across the room, and it is THE BEST feeling!

I love just sitting around and chatting with you, it makes my heart oh so full!

I swear your smiles could cure the sick! 

Happy 5 months, my little nugget!
You are absolutely perfect and I am so grateful I get to be your mommy!!