We had a nice Thanksgiving. It was the first time that I hosted it and it was really quite small, people wise. It was Matt, myself, Grandma Kac, Fletcher (he opted for formula) Ryan and Cyndi. I really missed the rest of my family who are back home in Minnesota, but it was so nice and relaxing being such a small gathering of people!
Ryan and Cyndi ate in Muncie at her side first, so our dinner wasn't until 6 pm. Matt, myself and my Mom decided to have a plate full of mixed nuts and cheese and crackers for an afternoon snack while cooking. I love cheese, I could live off of cheese. Matt decided to build a nice fire in our wood burning stove while my mom and I cooked dinner. It was so nice and cozy! We put the honey-glazed ham in around three and didn't start dinner until five and had it done in an hour. My mom and I are super cookers! We had ham, jive smashed potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing, rolls, corn, cranberries, cheesecake and apple pie for dessert. It was delicious and I am still stuffed.
Fletcher had the CUTEST outfit for Thanksgiving. He was able to wear it twice since he wore it the week prior to Matt's family Thanksgiving.
Today is the day that my stomach has been looking forward to. The day where it will surely grown an extra inch or two around. Today is Thanksgiving. There are so many things that I am thankful for this year. First and foremost I am thankful for my husband. Without him, my life as it is would not be possible. I haven't ever felt so loved as I feel from that man. He allows and encourages me to stay home and soak up every moment with our new baby. For that, I am grateful. I am also thankful and extremely in love with my three month old son, Fletcher. Having him in my life makes my heart feel as though it has grown twice the size. He is such a joy, and I love him more than I can express on this blog. He is my world. I am also thankful for the rest of my family and the great upbringing that I received. My Mom, Dad and two brothers are amazing and I wouldn't want any other people as my family. My dog Tallulah is also on the top of the "thankful" list. She was my first baby, and has helped me get through some tough times. I am thankful for our new house, our health and food on the table. This year has been life changing, and I am so thankful for all that I have received.
What you thought I would post an adorable picture of my son or husband? Yeah, I could but I also wanted to show something else I am thankful for. Dairy Queen Pumpkin Pie Blizzard. Num.
You are getting so big, but it seems like you have been here far longer than just three months! My-oh-my how you have changed in those three short months! You are becoming SO smart and also SO funny! There is never a day that you don't fill with lots of love (and talking).
You are now wearing size 3-6 months clothing, but I have a feeling you will be entirely in 6 months in a couple of weeks. You are a BIG boy! You still wear size one diapers, but I think we will soon move up to size two. You love to drink your formula, you have always been a great eater. You have moved up from four ounces to six most of the time!
Did I mention how strong you are? Well, baby boy you sure are one strong little man! You have been holding your head up really well lately and you LOVE to play! You get so bored just laying around, you want to DO something! You are happiest when you are out and about and not just hanging out at home. You are not a napper, but I will take that because you have been sleeping through the night for WEEKS!
Did I mention you are getting teeth? Well, you are! Your hand is almost always in your month and your gums are quite sore looking. Poor baby! Also, I have to trim your nails almost daily because you like to look tough and give yourself scratches. Silly guy!
Fletcher, your Mommy and Daddy love you to bunches. You have made our family truly a family and life is just so much more worth living now that you are here. Thanks for being my little boy (and making "words" that sound like Mama)!!!
Fletcher had his first Halloween of his life, and although it wasn't super exciting for him, I enjoyed dressing him up in some of his Halloween clothes! We had a pretty low-key day and spent most of it watching football ('comon it was Sunday), making spaghetti and eating the Halloween candy. We have LOTS of candy left over because we had a total of...wait for it...wait for it...ZERO trick or treaters! What the hell? No kids wanted candy? We had our lights on, pumpkins lit and bucket full of candy waiting. STILL NO ONE CAME!?! Oh well, that just means more candy for me!
I love his little sad face here. My sad little pumpkin. I think he was a bit chilly! ;)