Wordless Wednesday - A Little Piece of History: William Clark Park at Cottonwood Beach

Talan's 4 Month Check-up

On Tuesday Talan has his 4 month check-up with Dr. Adamek. I am happy to say that my sweet baby is perfectly healthy and growing just fine. He now weights 15 pounds and 4 ounces and is 25 inches tall. He is in the 50th percentile for weight and the 55th percentile for his height. We even got the okay to start introducing him to rice cereal seeing as he is hungry all the time. Gradually, we have started putting a scoop of cereal in his bottles the past two days. He seems to be enjoying it and is stay fuller for up to three hours. He handled getting shots relatively well. I sure as hell didn't though. It breaks my heart whenever my boys are in pain and it is always a challenge holding myself together for their sake. I'm just happy that he handled the three shots that he got with ease and grace. =P


Talan: 4 Months Old

Man... I cannot believe that Talan turned four months old last Wednesday. I know I say this every month, but where did the time go?!? My sweet precious baby gets bigger and bigger as each day goes by. He seriously is the sweetest baby. I adore him and feel so blessed to have such a great baby. He loves to smile and he adores watching his big brother play with his toys. Amari is an amazing big brother to Talan and you can tell that Talan loves him very much. Talan loves his bouncer and his elephant Ellie. He is one clever little baby and has now mastered the art of making his bouncer bounce by lifting his butt off the seat and pushing himself back down against the seat to make it bounce. He is even starting to laugh and he has the most adorable gummy smile that melts my heart. Like his big brother, Talan is also talker. He jabbers non-stop and has a tendency to get really loud. He is eating 4-6 ounces of breast milk every 2-3 hours and is growing like a little weed. Sometimes it is a challenge making sure that there is always breast milk in the freezer while I am at work. He seriously eats NON-STOP! He also loves making raspberries and gets more drool on his shirt than actually making the sounds. He has even rolled over...once! Talan is so much fun and the older he gets, the more fun and cuter he gets. I adore him!


Baseball, Fort Vancouver and Parsons Airfield

Last Saturday was absolutely gorgeous outside. Trevor and I packed up the boys and headed to the park to play a little baseball and enjoy the sunshine that we hardly ever get here in the Pacific Northwest. Amari had fun playing baseball with his Daddy and like usual, I got a little camera happy and took more pictures than I needed too. Amari is surprisingly good at baseball. His hand/eye coordination needs improvement; however, he can hit the hell out of a baseball (even though he was hitting it off a tee). That's pretty impressive when you consider that he is only three years old. I can't wait tell he is old enough so I can sign him up for baseball and watch him developed as a player. I know Trevor has expressed that he would love to coach one of his son's baseball teams when they get older. I may beat him to the punch though! I think I would be an amazing coach to my sweet boys. How cool would it be to have a mom as a coach? Awesome! ;D I did enjoyed sitting back and watching Amari and Trev interact with one another as they played ball. He had a blast with his Daddy. Every day Amari gets better and better and he has quite the impressive swing. Tweak a few things here and there and he will have excellent form. After playing baseball at the park we headed to Fort Vancouver. Trevor Dear and I are both nerds when it comes to anything that has to do with history. When we arrived at the fort it was closed so we were unable to go inside but we enjoyed viewing the garden and educating ourselves on historical facts about the fort. We even watched planes take off and land at Parsons Airfield. Amari loves planes and he enjoyed it more than we did. Next time we visit Fort Vancouver we will make sure to go when the fort is actually open so we can see what it was like back in the 1800's. ;D

The Fort 
Parsons Airfield