Month: August 2014

Max’s 2 Month Update

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Some milestones and updates for Max’s 2nd month:
– started cooing
– is the 20th percentile in weight at 10 lbs and 12 oz! This is quite an accomplishment for us since Emma was always 5% or under
– mostly stopped leaking from his diapers
– is wearing size 1 diapers and 0-3 month clothing
– his hair is growing like crazy and we are thinking of shaving it soon. everyone who sees him asks how old he is and is in awe of how much hair he has!
– very squirmy and active, even the DR commented on it at his 2 month appt
– is starting to stay awake more
– started rejecting the bottle 🙁
– threw up 3 times! at first I thought it was because I was overfeeding him but DR just told me I need to take breaks and give him time to digest his food.
– really hates car rides and his car seat (just like his sister when she was a baby)
– survived his first all day outing with us in Ventura
– starting to track objects with his eyes
– cradle cap and baby acne is almost gone!

This month, Max has been a bit more difficult. He is awake more and the whole bottle feeding thing is stressing us out since I go back to work in 3 weeks. He’s still not as bad as Emma in my opinion though. It’s harder to keep him asleep when you put him down and it’s been way too hot to swaddle him which I think would help a lot with that. Sometimes I think he is smiling at me but I think it’s just my imagination. I’m really looking forward to that milestone!

Max and his grandfather (my dad!)
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The only time he’s happy in the car seat is when he is sleeping!
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Big sister always wants to hold his hand. Not sure how he feels about that yet.
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Max’s serious face:
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Yawn
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Cool hair
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half smile?
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Lastly…a family selfie on one of Max’s first family outing to the Anaheim Packing House. Max loves the Solly wrap!
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Things To Do In HB/Fountain Valley Week of 08/11/14

[table]Date,Time,Activity,Description,Location,Age
08/12 Tues,”9:15am, 10am, & 11am”,Toddler Storytime,storytime,HB Central Library,1-3
08/12 Tues,10am,Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse,Mr. Peabody and Sherman for $1,Century 20 Huntington Beach~~
7777 Edinger Avenue,All ages
08/12 Tues,5pm-9pm,Street Fair & Farmers Market,”Farmer’s market, food vendors, & live entertainment”,Main Street 1st-3rd blocks between PCH & Orange Street., All ages
08/13 Wed,”10am”,Toddler/Preschool Storytime,storytime,HB Central Library,1-5
08/14 Thu,10am,Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse,Mr. Peabody and Sherman for $1,Century 20 Huntington Beach~~
7777 Edinger Avenue,All ages
08/14 Thu,”3:30pm”,Afterschool Stories & Craft,storytime and crafts,HB Central Library,K-4th Grade
08/14 Thu,6pm-8pm,Summer Concert Series: Western Standard Time with Colin,Free concert and parking. Food trucks will be onsite.,Mile Square Park, All ages
08/15 Fri,10am & 11am,Preschool Storytime,storytime,HB Central Library, 3-5
08/15 Fri, 6:30pm-10pm,Movies In The Park: The Croods,There will be food, games, a famil-friendly movie and much more! Enjoy free popcorn and snow cones courtesy of the Fountain Valley Recreation Center.,Cordata Park
18761 Cordata St,All ages
08/16 Sat,9am-12pm,Huck Finn Fishing Derby,This is a Free Event! Children are invited to experience the fun of recreational fishing off the Huntington Beach pier with prizes given to both the largest and smallest fish caught and best dressed Huck Finn and Becky Thatcher participants. Check in begins at 8:00 am. Bait will be provided to registered participants as well as a limited amount of loaner rods offered by CA Fish and Game. Register at any Community Center or online at www.HBsands.org.,HB Pier,4-15
08/16 Sat,”10am”,The III Great Stuffed Animal Sleepover,storytime,HB Central Library,All ages
08/16 Sat, 10am-3:30pm,Orange County Model Engineers Free Train Rides, Currently there is over 5 miles of actual track winding through the park. A variety of trains run on the track and represent 1 1/2″, 2 1/2″ and 3 1/2″ scale equipment.,Fairview Park~~
2323 Placentia Avenue,1+
08/16 Sat,11am-3pm,Crafts For Kids, Blooming Numbers Garden craft,Lakeshore Learning Store~~
18679 Brookhurst Street,3-12
08/16 Sat,12pm-1pm,Animal Feeding,Come join us to learn more about the animals at our interpretive center! During the feeding, we will cover feeding habits and general biology and anatomy of our reptiles and marine animals! *Please note: snake feedings involve live mice.*,Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve~~
3842 Warner Avenue,3-17
08/16 Sat,”2pm”,Afternoon Stories & Craft,storytime and crafts,HB Central Library,K-4th Grade
08/17 Sun, 10am-3:30pm,Orange County Model Engineers Free Train Rides, Currently there is over 5 miles of actual track winding through the park. A variety of trains run on the track and represent 1 1/2″, 2 1/2″ and 3 1/2″ scale equipment.,Fairview Park~~
2323 Placentia Avenue,1+
08/17 Sun, 5pm-7pm, Concerts in the Park, “Covina Concert Band ♫ Popular show tunes, marches and more”, HB Central Park, All ages

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Emma’s Faves: 2 years 3 months

The Complete Adventures of Curious George: 70th Anniversary Edition – Even though there are several stories in this book, Emma makes me read the same 2 stories over and over again!

Popcorn with Coconut Oil – I have to admit we are both addicted to this! Emma just loves eating popcorn in general. But I really like the taste that coconut oil add to it. Plus it’s so much healthier than using butter! I use this recipe.

Finally got around to making coconut oil popcorn. It is easy and tasty! Now what toppings should I add?

Lil Critters Fruit and Veggie Vitamins – I’m on the fence about vitamins for kids so I see these more as a treat for Emma and another way to sneak in some veggies? She LOVES these and I usually tell her she can have one after she brushes her teeth which makes her a little more willing to brush than normal. Even though they recommend giving 2, I give her just 1 a day.

Bubbles – like every 2 year old…Emma is obsessed with bubbles. She is loving them right now and it has been a fun outdoor activity this summer

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Things To Do In HB/Fountain Valley Week of 08/04/14

[table]Date,Time,Activity,Description,Location,Age
08/04 Mon,7pm,Pajamarama Storytime,Children come dressed up in pajamas for storytime,Barnes & Noble in Bella Terra, All ages
08/05 Tues,”9:15am, 10am, & 11am”,Toddler Storytime,storytime,HB Central Library,1-3
08/05 Tues,10am,Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse,Rio 2 for $1,Century 20 Huntington Beach~~
7777 Edinger Avenue,All ages
08/05 Tues,5pm-9pm,Street Fair & Farmers Market,”Farmer’s market, food vendors, & live entertainment”,Main Street 1st-3rd blocks between PCH & Orange Street., All ages
08/05 Tues, 6pm-10pm,Movies in the Park: Ice Age, “There will be food, games, a family-friendly movie and much more! Enjoy free popcorn and snow cones courtesy of the Fountain Valley Recreation Center.”,Fountain Valley Recreation Center~~
16400 Brookhurst Street,2-17
08/05 Tues,7pm,Wonders of Wildlife—Nature Detective, “Join this paws-itively engaging live animal program adventure. Children will go on an imaginary hike and find clues to discover what animals left the tell tale signs in this 60-minute program.”,Fountain Valley Library~~
17635 Los Alamos Street, All ages
08/06 Tues,”10am”,Toddler/Preschool Storytime,storytime,HB Central Library,1-5
08/06 Wed,10:30am,Weekly Storytime,Featuring stories and activities,Barnes & Noble in Bella Terra, All ages
08/07 Thu,10am,Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse,Rio 2 for $1,Century 20 Huntington Beach~~
7777 Edinger Avenue,All ages
08/07 Thu,”3:30pm”,Afterschool Stories & Craft,storytime and crafts,HB Central Library,K-4th Grade
08/07 Thu,6pm-8pm,Summer Concert Series: Gardens & Villa with Stacy Clark,Free concert and parking. Food trucks will be onsite.,Mile Square Park, All ages
08/08 Fri,10am & 11am,Preschool Storytime,storytime,HB Central Library, 3-5
08/09 Sat,”10am”,Toddler Storytime,storytime,HB Central Library,1-3
08/09 Sat,11am-3pm,Crafts For Kids, Summer Spinning Top craft,Lakeshore Learning Store~~
18679 Brookhurst Street,3-12
08/09 Sat,12pm-1pm,Animal Feeding,Come join us to learn more about the animals at our interpretive center! During the feeding, we will cover feeding habits and general biology and anatomy of our reptiles and marine animals! *Please note: snake feedings involve live mice.*,Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve~~
3842 Warner Avenue,3-17
08/09 Sat,”2pm”,Afternoon Stories & Craft,storytime and crafts,HB Central Library,K-4th Grade
08/10 Sun, 5pm-7pm, Concerts in the Park, Henebry’s 1920’s Crazy Rhythm Hot Society Orchestra – Original musical sounds of the Golden Age of Radio with Flapper Vocalist Ginger Pauley, HB Central Park, All ages
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