Ezra John: Three Months


The cutest baby is three months!!!

He loves:

  • Cooing
  • Smiling
  • Sucking his thumb

Ezra is waaaay more alert and aware. He loves watching people, and Caleb definitely provides a show for him. They are really cute together. Elise also loves “Bebe Ez-za” – she gives hugs and kisses.

Ezra’s firsts:

  • Rolling from tummy to back
  • First kid to have two Emergency Department visits (he was not breathing well, hence this second visit)
  • Sucking thumb
  • Taste of an apple slice
  • Christmas and New Year’s

Ezra: Two Months

Late update! Whoops.

Ezra at two months: smiling! The best baby milestone.


He also loves to chat, sleeps 6 hours, rolls over accidentally, and loves snuggling. He keeps his eyes on his Mama pretty much all the time… which his Mama may or may not love ūüėČ


  • Smile
  • Visit to the Emergency Department for a high fever

Ezra: One Month

Ezra is officially one month old!



  • Rolled from tummy to back by accident
  • Getting some good head control
  • Slept one six-hour stretch and then didn’t do it again (usually does 3-3.5 hours)


  • Bath
  • Bottle


  • Being super warm
  • Snuggling
  • Looking out the window
  • Giving skeptical looks


And of course here is the typical crying shot:


Bake15: Pies 14 and 15

As I was looking over this blog, I realize that I never officially ended my pie challenge on here. That’s what having a baby does!

Don’t worry: I’ve baked far more than 15 pies, but here are two I made from¬†Sweet & Vicious¬†by Libbie Summers.

Pie 14: Green Tomato Pie. Sweet and savory, this pie was the most out-of-the-box pie we’ve ever had! It was super tasty… and not at all what we expected.

Pie 15: Angry Bird Hand Pies… So I guess Pies 15? These buffalo chicken pies are PORTABLE. I repeat: PORTABLE PIE. Obviously, they’re a win.

I learned a lot about pies through this challenge. I adore sharing them as much as I enjoy baking them. To me, no other piece of food captures the comfort of home quite like pie.

The Cold Truth Pie Dough from Libbie Summers and Buttermilk Pie Crust from Joy the Baker are¬†our two favorite crusts. You also can’t go wrong with recipes from either of these two authors. Soon, I’ll explore more pie recipes, try fruit filling that I canned over the summer, go down the road of savory pies, and read¬†The Art of Pie. Because there is¬†always more room for pie.

Elise: One year

One year. One year ago today, we were in the hospital meeting sweet little Elise for the first time.


Our girl is active, feisty, feminine, playful, intelligent, and strong.


And also really, really cute. REALLY CUTE. Although I may be biased.


  • Foods: chicken, brussels sprouts, carrots, bananas, chocolate
  • Climbing
  • Snuggling
  • Throwing¬†everything in the trashcan (RIP Roku remote)
  • Playing outside
  • Dogs
  • Baths
  • Dancing


  • Words: “grandpa”
  • Thanksgiving
  • Climbing into the bath fully clothed
  • Birthday cake!

We love Ellie so much and are excited to see her grow this year!

Elise: 11 Months

Our little Ellie is 11 months old! That means this is the second to last monthly post… how did that happen!?

Snow White went trick-or-treating at Caleb’s preschool – and absolutely loved it! She’s ready to be a big girl, but we’re not quite ready yet ūüėČ


  • Eating meat
  • Dogs
  • Being chased
  • Going to preschool to pick up Caleb (she gets lots of attention)
  • Exploring / climbing
  • Taking everything off of shelves, out of drawers, etc. And sometimes shoving it in other places.

Oh, and she also loves jumping and climbing on her giant puppy, as well as the pillow forts that Caleb builds all the time.


  • Full-time walking
  • Whole milk
  • Words: “diaper” and “ducky”
  • Trick-or-treating

And here’s an obligatory shot of both of them:


Elise: 10 Months

We’re almost to a year!!! This girl is growing fast. Ellie¬†is fiercely independent, but also loves to snuggle and play.


Elise loves:

  • Baths
  • Pears
  • Animals
  • Pointing
  • Climbing
  • Smiling
  • Fitting objects/toys into larger toys/spaces
  • Pretending to talk on the phone

She found the sticker this time


Yaaaay sticker!


Uh oh. Mom took the sticker.


  • Walking
  • Pointing
  • Baby shower
  • Swim lessons
  • Teeny tiny ponytail

Ellie¬†walks about 1/3 of the time now… she’s still learning, but is definitely quicker when she crawls! And she needs the speed with Caleb around ūüėČ

She still looks like Caleb, but is definitely¬†more girly. She’s also only in the 20th percentile for weight, and Caleb was in like the 75th haha.


And someday she’ll get more hair. Someday.