Our Random Weekend With Pictures

Well, I don’t have a very organized, thought out post for you today. Just a few randomness that went on over the weekend.

We had our first trip to the mall as a family, taking the little one out and she did quite well actually. She is alot bigger now! She’s 9 1/2 lbs already so she’s at the point where I can pick her up and not be so scared that she’s going to slip through my arms.

Here’s a pic of Baby, giving a not-so-ready-camera face and a picture of her little foot. Just because it’s cute…


She’s alot bigger than my first was at her age. My first born had a tough time gaining weight, she was only 6lbs when she was born and even now the doctor’s say she’s going to be a tall, slender girl.

Last weigh in, she was 22lbs and in the 90% percentile of height!


Doctor’s say she will probably be at an adult height of 5’7 or 5’8. Taller than me, I’m only 5’5′. Baby on the other hand, will probably be shorter and so far she doesn’t seem to have many issues gaining weight.

It doesn’t help that my toddler is such a PICKY EATER. She won’t eat anything unless it’s sweet and well, tastes like banana.

So for right now, anything goes as long as it has banana in it. Here is a picture of her dinner. It is chicken and pasta stars, she doesn’t like pasta sauce so forget that, OH and yes it’s mixed with banana.


add banana to any baby food

I don’t care, as long as she eats it!


Not sure how long this will last but it will definitely make our loves easier when she is eating what we eat.

I can’t say the same for juice though. She LOVES the juice box! This is her satisfied face while chugging one down.


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So back to our mall trip. We managed to somehow make it through a meal at the mall without a diaper explosion or a fit from anyone.

Oh, and I purchased my VERY FIRST non-maternity piece of clothing today for the first time in over 2 years!



Yes that’s right. I have been pregnant for THAT long! It was only a few months after giving birth to my first that we learned we were expecting Baby.

Here’s my new t-shirt dress. A find at Express, on sale 🙂


What else happened…

Baby is now lifting her head. Only a month old and she already rolled over for the first time too. This little girl is strong!

Maybe it’s what I ate when I was pregnant?


KIDDING! I can’t say it was healthy eating. When you’re trying to take care of a toddler all day, sometimes you eat whatevers around and whenever you can.


My mom came over on Saturday to spend time with the baby while the hubby was working. I took the big girl out, just her and I, to get some ice-cream.


It amazes me how I can see her grow up a little more each day. Such a bittersweet feeling.


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The hubby asked me this weekend why there aren’t more pictures of him on my blog. HEHE, I told him he needs to start taking more PIN-WORTHY pictures and I’d start posting them.

Just Kidding.

Here’s a pic of the hubby with my first.


And some snuggles from the sisters.



In my opinion, the best way to spend any weekend…



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  • Reply
    Terry (My Journey With Candida)
    August 20, 2013 at 6:13 am

    Melanie!!! You look GREAT after having the baby. It hasn’t taken you long to get back into shape…. I am sure you will say you aren’t there yet…. But. You look great!

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      August 20, 2013 at 5:58 pm

      Ladies! You all are too sweet, thanks so much for the compliments 🙂

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    August 20, 2013 at 8:05 am

    What a cute little girl you have! I bet you are a proud momma 🙂
    And getting back in shape like you did … Wow! Congratulations!

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    August 20, 2013 at 8:28 am

    What a super sweet post. I love to read about families just having fun with each other. And you do look great! I cant believe you just had a baby!

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    Grandma Bonnie
    August 20, 2013 at 8:33 am

    I love the dress. You sure look great in it. You girls are too cute. I think all the little ones are picky eaters until they turn in to hungry teens!

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    Growing Up Madison
    August 20, 2013 at 8:59 am

    You look great after having baby #2 and I’m loving the pics of the family. It took me a while to feel comfortable wearing non-maternity clothes after I had Madison who’s baby #4 but I’m finally there. Comfortable within my skin. I still need to lose a few pounds but its ok. And we both have picky eaters. Madison would eat anything when she was younger now she shakes her head to everything. Doc says as long as she’s eating and getting her protein not to worry about it. Hope you’re having a great week.

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      August 20, 2013 at 5:57 pm

      That’s what her doc says, protein is what she wants her on so were trying soy stuff too. She actually likes tofu.

      You must have your hands full with 4! 🙂 I would like to have at least 3 but we might be done for a little while…

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    August 20, 2013 at 9:31 am

    It definately would be! : )

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    Mel Cole
    August 20, 2013 at 9:49 am

    What a lovely family! Awww that is so exciting that your baby is now learning to lift her head. Your Tot’s food looks mighty good for her. Keep up the good Mama spirit 🙂

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    Sarah Bailey
    August 20, 2013 at 10:40 am

    What gorgeous children you have and you look amazing yourself as well 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing your weekend in pictures 🙂 x

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    August 20, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Little baby feet are always adorable. And vavavoom–the pic of you in your new dress! You look fabulous, especially considering the fact you have a baby!

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    August 20, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    First off…eww to the banana thing! lol I totally understand letting them eat whatever they want to eat though! You look absolutely amazing!

    It looks like you guys had a wonderful weekend and I loved getting to see how much the girls have grown!

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      August 20, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      Thanks Becca! 🙂

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    Tough Cookie Mommy
    August 20, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    These photos are so precious. I loved taking pictures of my sons’ feet too when they were that small. As a matter of fact I have one I took of my foot next to my little one’s in the hospital.

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      August 20, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      That’s a great idea! I wish I had thought of that in the hospital. I bet it looked so tiny!

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    August 20, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Wow that is fast for rolling over (and cool too!).

    The dress is awesome. That first shopping trip after is great, isn’t it?? 🙂

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      August 20, 2013 at 5:51 pm

      Rosey it was awesome! 🙂

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    Cynthia L.
    August 20, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Wow, your babies sure are cuties! I agree with you that the best weekends are those spent with family!

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    August 20, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Such SWEET pics!!
    At least bananas are healthy so she’s not wanting everything with something like potato chips in it! lol

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    Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking
    August 21, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Oh my goodness what cute pictures and your girls are adorable!!

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    Melissa Ryan
    August 27, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Super cute dress and super cute kids. Oh and I say if putting bananas in everything gets your kiddo to eat go for it. Right now we eat “hottie boo meat” which is actually fish. Apparently hottie boo meat is delicious and the best thing ever and he eats it all up and asks for more. Sure kiddo if you want to call it hottie boo meat and will eat it, I can work with that.

    Thanks for linking up with the Tuesday Baby link up last week. I hope to see you back this week.

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