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Rosen: Rosen wanted to be Minnie Mouse for Halloween this year. She was excited to wear her costume to her preschool’s Trunk or Treat event.

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Saxon: Every Minnie needs a Mickey, and Saxon made an adorable one!

Linking up with Jodi at Practising Simplicity for the 52 Project.

And I just had to post the rest of the photos. They are too cute not to share!

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Rosen: Showing off the pumpkin family her grandma made her.

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Saxon: Don’t let the photo fool you — he’s not walking yet. He started falling over 2 seconds after this was taken, but he is able to stand on his own for a few seconds now.

Linking up with Jodi at Practising Simplicity for the 52 Project.

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Rosen: You know she’s not feeling well when she falls asleep on the couch in the middle of the morning. Ear infections are no fun!

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Saxon: Killing me with cuteness, one day at a time.

Linking up with Jodi at Practising Simplicity for the 52 Project.

Saxon – 9 Months

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On September 27th, Saxon turned 9 months old!

Saxon Lately:

  • We had his 9-month checkup at the doctor this week. Saxon is 20 pounds (60%) and 29.25 inches (85%), and his head measures 18.75 inches (98%).
  • I finished breastfeeding Saxon between 8 and 9 months, so he’s been completely weaned for almost a month now. He’s doing great on formula. He’s also started liking food again, and is eating 3 meals a day. We’ve been experimenting some with finger foods as well, and he’ll eat just about anything we give him.
  • After switching Saxon to formula, his sleeping habits improved significantly. He’s started giving us long stretches of about 8 hours, which is a dream compared to the maximum 4 hours he would do when I was breastfeeding.
  • Saxon loves being on his feet, and cruises all around the furniture. He loves walking while holding onto our hands, and he figured out how to walk while pushing his rolling toys. He’s still not crawling though. He may just end up skipping that step like his sister did.
  • He became a belly sleeper this past month. I thought it might help encourage him to crawl more since he’s more comfortable on his stomach, but no such luck.
  • Since his hair is getting longer, his hair doesn’t really stick up anymore. I’m going to miss that cute little faux hawk!
  • His eyes are getting more and more brown. They were gray for the first 6 months or so, and have slowly been turning brown. He and his dad just might end up with matching eyes!
  • He’s still wearing some 9-month clothing, but has outgrown a lot of it. He’s starting to wear mostly 12-month clothing and size 4 diapers.

Saxon month-by-month:

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Rosen: It’s starting to get a little easier to get some natural smiles for photos from this girl. Wooohoo!!!

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Saxon: This boy wants to walk EVERYWHERE!

Linking up with Jodi at Practising Simplicity for the 52 Project.

Uncle Shuck’s 2014

Over the weekend, we made the 45 minute trek north of Atlanta for our annual visit to Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch. This was our fourth year in a row going, so it’s become a tradition for us. It’s hard to believe that I was pregnant with Rosen the first year Michael and I went. It’s definitely something I look forward to every year, and it has become one of my favorite fall activities.

This year was extra special since it was Saxon’s first time at the pumpkin patch. He loved cruising around the pumpkins, and even had his first pony ride. We also did a hay ride through the corn fields that was a lot of fun.

We haven’t done the corn maze since our first year, when it was just Michael and me. I think we’ll wait until the kids are a bit older to do that. They did have a little miniature version that Rosen enjoyed walking through though.

I also loved that we actually had some fall weather this year. Last year, it was in the 80′s when we visited, but this year the temperature was in the 50′s. YAY for scarf weather!

It was a wonderful way to start off October, and I can’t wait for all the fun fall activities the next couple of months will bring!

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