play date : Beer, BBQ, + Babies

we headed south of San Francisco today to a friend’s house for beer, BBQ, & babies. Four babies aged two months, three months, five months and eight months had an exhausting afternoon drooling over shared toys and taking turns napping.


Henry was quite the ladies man being the only male baby but was a perfect gentleman and let the ladies rule the roost.  I taught him well!;)                           


Kick. Kick. Kick Your Feet. 

By golly, I am raising a waterbug who loves the great outdoors. Between bubble baths and one or two nights at the gym pool, Henry is learning how to swim.  

At just five months, he can go under without breathing in the pool, kick his feet like he’s treading water, and float on his back (with assistance).      

He continues to be perfect in every way and surprise me with his sweet personality and common interests.  

He’s a little sun bunny, waterbug like his mama!

Next up, on the swim agenda, is 4th of July weekend in Lake Tahoe. 

The Pacifier Search Is On!

Who knew that the search for the “perfect” pacifier could be so difficult…and expensive!

At the beginning, the {Beetle Baby} was happy with anything you gave him but now that he is older, he is establishing his wants and has rebelled against every pacifier we own.  Because he is still swaddled and falls asleep easier with a “paci,” it is important to me to find one he likes.  As of now, we are down to just ONE that he will take, but since that ONE pacifier didn’t make it home from the nanny’s house yesterday…the search is on!

A few keystrokes on Amazon and a day later, we have many options for him to choose from.  Fingers crossed that he finds a few because somehow pacifiers have a way of “growing legs” and walking off! It seems I can never find it when I need it.  And then somehow it ends up in the dog’s mouth, which means it goes directly to the trash can.  Darn dogs!

Yes, I understand the GUMPDROP Orthodontic Pacifiers are PINK, but as it turns out, that is the only pacifier he will currently tolerate and now that they are DISCONTINUED, we are left with pink. Ugh.  Don’t worry, Real Men Wear Pink!:)