Friday, May 31, 2013

Shopping Cart

A week or so ago I posted this picture on Instagram of Kellan in the shopping cart at Target.  It was the first time I took him out of his carrier and let him ride in the front of the cart. I figured he is sitting up on his own so why not?
He LOVED it! It was like a whole new shopping experience.
He did get a little bored waiting for his brother to look at Lego's...
These iPhone photos are awful.  But the boys in them are still soooo cute!
They have the same open mouth smile. 

First Taste of Ice Cream

My Dad is a lover of sweets.

Candy, fudge, cake, ice name it, he loves it.  Every time we go to my parents he makes Aidan an ice cream sundae.  They are little sundaes but just enough for him.  Edy's Neapolitan Ice Cream with chocolate or caramel sauce, whipped cream and five cherries for the five year old.  In a  little glass bowl. 

Over the weekend we had dinner with my parents and my Dad made us all little ice cream sundaes afterwards. 

Kellan hasn't shown much excitement when it comes to our food until he saw this ice cream set in front of us the other night.  So I figured, what the hell! Aidan tried ice cream around the same age for the first time and what do you know, he lived!

I am lucky I still have my hand!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Last Days of TK

 Last week was Aidan's last week of Preschool EVER!  I knew the time was going to come eventually but the school year really did seem to fly by!  As excited as I am for him to go on to Kindergarten, make new friends and learn all sorts of new things, I got so used to our routine the past four years.  I fell in love with the staff and all of his teachers at his school and I am so sad to not get to see them everyday. I'm holding on to the fact that Kellan will be in the program in a year and a half. Haha!
They do such a cute job with the Graduation ceremony.  They sang a few songs and each child received a diploma.  Their little caps and gowns are just adorable.
Even though we went through the exact ceremony last year, this year it was ten times more emotional because I know Aidan will not be back.  For the longest time he was dreading Kindergarten but last week I took him for a ride by his new school and pointed out how close he was going to be to Nana and Grandpa's house and now that he can "put a place with a name"?? he seems much less nervous about the big change. 
 Kellan was an angel.  We got there a few minutes early to get a front row seat and Adam walked him around until he fell asleep.  He slept through the whole ceremony with the exception of the last ten minutes.  I fed him a bottle and he didn't make a peep. 

Aidan of course wanted his picture taken with his baby brother.  He is crazy about Kellan. 
We gave Aidan a sweet card packed full of Kindergarten encouragement that he can't really even comprehend yet and a balloon and he thought it was the greatest day!
We truly are so proud of him!  We can't wait to see the success that awaits him in elementary school.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Lately it seems such terrible things have been happening to people in our country.  School shootings, bombings and these awful natural disasters.  

I have to pull myself away from the TV because you can get so wrapped up in the tragedy to the point its unhealthy.  I pray and always make it a point to look for a way to help instead.  

But tonight I just could not get myself away from the TV.  When I first saw on Twitter that those children were trapped in that school, all I could think about was my Aidan and how close he is to their age.  How awful it must have been for them when that storm hit.  To be away from their families that keep them safe.  I flipped from channel to channel.  Adam and I were on the edge of our sofa aching for good news to come from this disaster.  

We knew it was looking grim.  We happened to flip to the Weather Channel just as the reporter was breaking down after relaying the rescue mission had turned in to a recovery.  Adam put his head in his hands and my eyes filled with tears.  Those parents worst nightmare.  Every parents worst nightmare. 

Then as if it wasn't bad enough that they had to go through a Tornado, the poor babies drowned! They drowned!  As a parent I just could not imagine getting that news. It makes me sick to even think about. You send your little ones out the door in the morning and there is no guarantee they will ever come back.  It's terrifying to think about.  Life is fleeting.  My heart sincerely goes out to all of those families.  

I've double checked and triple checked on my boys in their beds tonight and I've kissed them more times than I would like to count.  I hope all of you are feeling as blessed for your children's lives tonight as I am and saying an extra prayer for those poor people in Oklahoma.  

God Bless them.  

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

5 Months

I probably say this every time I do a post on Kellan (and Aidan for that matter) but I cannot believe how fast time is flying.

This time around I am trying so hard to soak up the time with him.  I'm not really rushing him to meet any milestones.  I'm just enjoying him a day at a time.  I love it.  Really, really love it.

You are teething like a crazy person.  You drool so much I can hardly keep up with it!  Just this week you started to get a little fussy so I gave you a dose of Tylenol and some Orajel.  It was instant relief and you were back to smiling at everything. 

Speaking of smiling.  You do it a lot.  Which we love.  And you have the greatest laugh. 

I think you and Aidan have your own language.  Obviously you aren't talking but you are VERY vocal and you have a particular noise you make when you are trying to get his attention.  It's kinda weird, kinda cute.  Aidan says we don't get it.  Only you guys do. At his lemonade stand today, you heard his voice but couldn't see him and started the noise! It took me a minute to realize what was happening and next thing I knew, Aidan was at my feet, talking to you and you two were laughing out loud at each other. 

I totally thought you wanted to try food.  When we were eating, you looked so interested so I bought some bananas and apples.  We tried each one, once, a week apart and you looked at me like I was crazy.  Sticking to the milk for now.  No problem.   When you are ready, I'll make your food myself. 

I don't think you have gained much weight since your last appointment.  So maybe you weigh 19lbs.  Your a big, squishy boy.  People stop me on the street to look at your rolls.  They are the best.  But if another person tells me "he's SUUUUUCH a big boy" like I don't see you all day everyday and miss that, I might hurt them. 

You are still in a size 3 diaper and you are wearing 3-6 months clothes. 

All on your own, you got serious about your bedtime.  Every night you are in bed between 8-8:30.  Most nights closer to 8.  You get real bent out of shape if it's later.  I typically give you a bath, rub you down with lotion, smother you in smooches, put you in your sleep sack, turn on your fan, then sound machine and put you down.  You don't ever cry anymore.  And you sleep until 8:30 the next morning.  It's great.  I miss you sleeping on my chest and any chance I get, let you pass out there. 

And you are sitting up all on your own!!! You are a little wobbly but you have just about mastered it! 

We love you sweet boy!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Room Sharing

We could live here until the next baby (if there is one?) BUT we only have one bathroom and there isn't a ton of entertaining space.  I would love to start to be able to have Aidan's friends over or host a dinner party where all the guests can eat in one area!

There are really slim pickings as far as real estate here in Charlotte so we may be waiting longer than expected for the next Casa de Harvey but that's OK.  We look at houses everyday. 

So I've been daydreaming about a new house to love and to decorate.  Which brings me to the question.  Are my boys to far apart in age to share a room? We want at least four bedrooms so there would be no problem giving them their own rooms but something about me loves the idea of them sharing the same space.  While they are still young anyways.  Once Aidan went to middle school which will be right around when Kellan starts elementary school, he could move to his own room.  Then their is the option that baby #3 will also be a boy and could share a room with Kel and Aidan could have his own room since he is much older. 

Adam seems to think the solution to the problem would be to just give each boy their own room and have one of them with a set of twin beds.  He says that's what I like about the shared room idea.  He might be right.  But he also remembers just like I do how much fun it is to have a sibling crawl in to your bed at night.  Laughing under the sheets while your parents yell from another room for you to get some sleep.  Those are great memories I have carried with me!

So what do you think?

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