April 24, 2016

Fox, Katie & Nadine in 2016: Week 16

Day 106
We went to the Zoo with Fox's friend Lucy!

Day 107
Longest three hours of my life...going over kitchen remodeling plans and picking cabinets and countertops. And no, those are not the cabinets we picked. Katie loves this kind of stuff and has amazing design taste, so I pretty much let her choose whatever she wants. #HappyWifeHappyLife

Day 108
Fox woke up with a single red mark on his belly, which quickly developed into this. Two Urgent Care Visits later he was diagnosed with an amoxicillin Allergy (that he had to take because of an ear infection). We started benedryl, which didn't help at all, so after another visit at his regular doctor he was put on steroids. Which had terrible side effects. It's a week later and while most of the spots and the itching is gone, we are still dealing with some health issues and hope he'll be better soon!

Day 109
Fox loves to go out to eat. When we pulled up to the restaurant, he yelled: "Dinner, thank you Mommy, for driving!" It was so cute. He didn't want to have anything to do with us though and sat at his own table...haha. 

Day 110
He insisted on putting this hat on.

Day 111
Fox's 3rd dentist visit! He had fun playing his first video game (Mario Cart) while we were waiting. The controller didn't work, but he thought he was really driving and made all kinds of "vroom vroom" sounds. 
After he had seen three doctors within the last few days, he about had it and totally lost it when the dentist came in to check his teeth. Luckily, everything looked awesome and we also learned, that he is currently getting his back molars, so we'll have a few weeks (or months) of misery ahead. 

Day 112
Love this kid! Reading books in our bed and cuddling each night before bedtime is my favorite part of the day!

April 19, 2016

Fox, Katie & Nadine in 2016: Week 15

Day 99
Sometimes, we don't think purchases through. We bought this climbing structure for Fox, thinking, we would just find a spot for it. Obviously, the living room wasn't a good choice. It's now in the playroom, but man...we really need to stop buying giant toys. He loves it though, so I guess that's all that matters. 

Day 100
Playground Date with my Boy!

Day 101
We took Fox to Disney on Ice and had the best time. The first half of the Show we weren't sure, if he loved it or if he was simply overwhelmed and terrified, but when intermission came and he yelled "More", we knew he had fun. He was in awe the entire time!

Day 102
A typical Monday night at Target with these fools!

Day 103
Fox's first time in big boy underwear! Not potty training yet, but getting him used to it!
I can't believe how fast he is growing up! 

Day 104
We had dinner with our friend Kristy and her son Jake at the Golf Club and the boys loved playing before and after dinner.

Day 105
We made homemade blueberry popsicles and they were a big hit with Fox!

April 17, 2016

Mama & Me Pictures

I think I mentioned it before...I found two local photographers that offer mini sessions like once or twice a month. Ever since Fox became mobile, it has been hard to get him to sit still, and by the end of my attempt to take one decent picture, we are both frustrated and I'm drenched in sweat. 
So while I still take a lot of pictures of him, I'll leave the posed ones up to the pros (at least most of them). And when there is an opportunity for once for me to be in the picture with my favorite guy, instead of behind the lens, then I'll call that a win-win.
This one was a "Mommy and Me" Session, ten minutes for $15 (how can you say no to that???).

He loves the "Finding Waldo" Series and seriously finds Waldo every single time! He is always so proud and gives high fives and laughs, so I knew the book had to come to get some great natural smiles out of him! :)

We have another Mommy & Me Session this weekend with our favorite photographer and I can't wait!

April 15, 2016

Fox's First Lemonade Stand

Well...okay, it wasn't a "real" lemonade stand, but a super adorable photography set instead, but it turned out cute nonetheless. 

I have to admit though, I can't wait until he is a little older and we can have a real one in front of our house. Growing up in Germany, we never had lemonade stands, but instead would sell old toys or rocks on a blanket in front of our house (my grandpa would always stop by to buy most of it!), so this seems very "american" to me and I love it.

April 14, 2016

Horseback Riding

A few weeks ago, Katie and I saw a Groupon for a Horseback Ride, just outside of Phoenix. I had never ridden a horse (besides little ponies when I was little) and thought it sounded fun, so off we went for a rare Morning Date, just the two of us! 

I'm not going to lie, I was super scared in the beginning, especially when they made us sign a waiver, in case of our death during the ride.

Our tour guide was super nice and told us about the desert plants and wildlife while we were exploring the Arizona desert.

We didn't just ride on a trail, we rode in the middle of the desert, down small cliffs and through trees and bushes. 

At one point, we came to a river where we saw wild horses.

Riding through the river was amazing, it was by far my favorite moment.

By the end of the 90 minute tour, our legs and butts hurt like crazy, but we had so much fun, enjoying the beautiful sonoran desert, the nice weather and company. We will definitely be doing this again!

April 12, 2016

Fox, Katie & Nadine in 2016: Week 14

Day 92
Fox had a lot of fun playing the drums with his friend Lucy! Her mom is German as well and speaks German to the kids, which I love!

Day 93
Katie and I had a Date to go Horseback Riding! First time for both of us! It was amazing!

Day 94
My friend Lindsay had her second baby girl and I brought her some dinner and of course got to meet this precious princess!

Day 95
Playdate at the Park! Fox and Miranda kept yelling at each other through this little tunnel, they were so funny together!

Day 96
Washing his car one hot afternoon

Day 97
Story Time with Mommy. He always asks her to read German books, so she is forced to make up a story, which she does amazingly well! I love watching these two!

Day 98
Another picture of my loves! Such a sweet moment (that lasted for about five seconds!)