Thursday, December 21, 2017

Holiday Photos

Sharing a few of the boys holiday photos today.  These pictures sum them up so well.  Charlie, the big brother, the protector and sweet soul.  He is my polo wearing preschooler who is so kind, helpful and very imaginative.  Brad, my wild heart.  He is the silliest, loves his big brother with all his might and wants to do ALL the things.  He lives for snacks, superheros and snuggles.  Baby Zac, the biggest little brother with the best giggles, the best cheek kisses and all the heart eyes for his brothers.  These Reeder boys fill our life with so much joy and cheer.  You can see it in these pictures; the crazy, the happiness and all the love.  Thanks to Fleeting Fox Photography for another year of beautiful family photos.  We adore you, Courtney! 

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Santa Came to Town

The boys have been battling colds on and off for a month now but recently it's been so bad. Ugh.  Santa came to our house last night and we almost cancelled because of how crappy they were feeling but I'm so glad we didn't.  The anticipation alone was enough to make them feel better.  Running back and fourth from window to window checking if they could spot Santa and his sleigh.  Once Santa arrived they lite up!  He asked what they wanted for Christmas and read them The Night Before Christmas story.  It was so sweet.  Brad couldn't believe that the Santa in the book was the same Santa right in our own living room.  He kept exclaiming "That's you, Santa! That's you!" on each page.  Charlie was a little shy but when it was time for a hug he leaped into arms.  Zac hated him and cried at the mere sight of him.  What a fun night it was though.  Love seeing the magic through their eyes and so happy to be able to brighten their spirits if only for a little while.

 Charlie asked for a Fingerling which I thought was totally off his radar so I'm hoping for a Christmas miracle that Santa will pull through in the clutch. Oh and Brad asked for a box!
Happy Weekend!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Zac's Half Birthday

Go go go go shawty, it's your half birthday!  
I got a ton of DM's on Instagram about this adorable outfit and wanted to link it up for you here.  This was a hand-me-down from his cousin but the shop is River Babe ThreadsThe tee is sold out but they have it as a pullover which is way cuter!  And this "Jolly AF" pullover is on my Christmas wish list.  Love it!

Homeboy is growing like a weed! He's my little butterball and I just want to eat him up!  By six months both Charlie and Brad were sitting on their own and walking in a walker.  Zac does neither. Ha.  I know you shouldn't compare kids but Zac definitely needs full support while sitting and when he's in his walker he JUST sits.  Every once in a while he might push himself backwards but for the most part he likes to play it cool and chill.  I'm actually dreading the day he starts tooling around in his walker as we have an open stairway to the basement and I haven't quite figured out how to block that off yet.  A regular baby gate will not suffice.

He must be teething because he's drooling 24/7 and his little tongue is working nonstop massaging his gums.  Both Charlie and Brad started teething around this same time and popped both bottom teeth through around 9 mo.  If history repeats itself we have a long teething road ahead.

He is so happy.  He loves snuggling and singing.  He started clapping this month and his giggles are the best!  He lights up when he smiles and you can't help but light up too!  He's a doll!

He's back sleeping through the night this month!  How? You ask.  I stuffed him right back in his woombie sleep sack.  He's way over the legal weight limit for it but he's got it stretched out good and loves the sh&#t out of it. So...

Happy half birthday, Zac man!  Time is flying.  Gaaa, happy tears.  You are one of a kind and I'm so thankful you're mine!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Thanksgiving 2017

We had a fun and relaxing Thanksgiving last week.  I made the boys these festive breakfast turkeys that they got an absolute kick out of.  We deep fried our real turkey and stuffed ourselves with all the fixings!  Zac tried his first solid food, mashed potatoes and what little bit he did swallow he loved! My mom and I made raspberry mimosa's then we all vegged out the rest of the day. It was perfect.

 I got to be the parent helper at Charlies school last week where they talked about what they are thankful for.  Charlie said he was thankful for books, his brothers and being able to play!  What great things he thought of!  We asked Brad what he was thankful for and he said "spida-man".  Can you tell we are superhero obsessed over here!?  Zac is thankful for mashed potatoes, he said so himself:)
I am thankful for my family.  They mean more to me than anything in the world.  
Happy December eve, friends!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Charlie Turns 5

We had such a fun day celebrating Charlie's 5th Birthday this weekend!  He partied hard with his cousins and all the people he loves with a superhero themed pizza party.  This has been quite an amazing year for Charlie as we've watched him grow in personality, confidence and cuteness for sure!  We couldn't be more proud of this little boy and all his accomplishments.  Looking forward to this next year and all that life has in store for him! 

Happy Birthday, Charlie!  We love you with all the superhero power in the world!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Zac is 5 Months!

Five months have flown by and this guy is turning into Mr. Personality.  All he wants is someone to talk to and a bottle. All you have to do is look at him and say "Hi!" and he lights up like a Christmas tree!

Favorites: Talking, laughing, screaming (he loves screaming as load as he can. Not a crying scream just really trying to find his voice).  Watching his brothers play.  They could entertain him for hours.  Car rides, snuggling and sitting in his highchair.  He loves playing with all his baby toys and teethers and cartoons are also keeping his attention too now.

Dislikes:  Out of nowhere he has decided that he HATES bath time.  I don't know what happened but he screams and cries from the second he touches the water til the second I lift him out.  Really hoping this phase doesn't last long.  Other than that, Dudes still pretty chill.

Milestones:  Not only is he holding his own bottle but as soon as he sees it he is reaching, grabbing and putting it in his mouth.  Our next milestone will be starting solid food!  Thanksgiving sounds like the perfect time to start;)

Sleep: He grew out of his Woombie this month and ever since he stopped wearing it at night he hasn't been sleeping very well.  He pretty much tosses and turns all night long fussing and crying so I've been trying to figure out another alternative.  Sleeping on his belly is most comfortable for him but I'm not super excited about him laying that way at night so we'll see.

He is growing like a weed and is as sweet as can be and we are thoroughly enjoying watching him grow!  We love you little snack man!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! Is it snowing where you live today?  We got our first snow fall here in northeast Ohio and it's like a little winter wonderland outside!  This weeks Friday Favorites are all about being comfortable!   From the softest t-shirt and cardigan to anti-colic bottles and comfort food, I've got you covered!
Have you guys checked out the Hearth and Hand with Magnolia line at Target? O.M.G. I want it all!  I am loving all the greenery, the black and white and the overall rustic vibe.  Here are some of my faves... Glass Jug Vases - Kitchen Towels  - Wreath Collection - Matte Flateware.  I'm pretty sure this stuff will only be out for a limited time so run don't walk!

Saturday Morning Pancakes does it again with their "Insane with the Champagne" tee!  These tee's are so soft, a little oversized and a great quality!  I love this brand just as much as I love Champs!  Speaking of which, I was recently introduced to the Chambong a few weeks ago at my friends house.  So fun/funny, we classy like that!

My absolute favorite Knitted Cardigan.  I basically live in this thing 24/7!

It's all about soups and comfort food this season and I found the best of both worlds with this super yummy corn and cauliflower soup over at Salt & Lavender.  So good!

H&M always has the best boy boot options for winter.  They are affordable, handsome and very durable.  I just picked up a few for the boys and can't wait to get them!

The Twistshake toddler cups and baby bottles have quickly become my all time favorite baby products!  They come in a ton of different colors, are all very easy to clean and the boys love them!  Don't forget to use reederandco20 when completing your purchase for 20% off your order!  They offer free shipping on orders over $25 and products ship within 24 hrs. and usually arrive very quickly within 1-3 business days!

Hope you all have a warm and cozy weekend! XO

P.S. #tswift #reputation #nuffsaid

Friday, November 3, 2017

Halloween 2017

Halloween started pretty rocky for us this year.  First off, we were all coming down from a nasty cold.  My phone had been giving me problems and had to be restored to the factory settings so I didn't have access to my emails to see if Charlie was supposed to dress up for school.  I asked him the night before if his teacher said to dress up and he said no so he didn't.  As soon as we walked in to school and saw all the kids dressed up his jaw hit the floor and I could see the disappointment on his face:(  Sooo I had to haul ass back home to grab his costume and luckily made it back just in time for his parade.   The day ended on a high note though.  We kept up with tradition and made pumpkin seeds like my grandma used to make and had a big homemade spaghetti dinner like my mom always made for me, my sister and friends before heading out trick or treating!  It was too cold for Buzz Lightyear to be out but Iron Man and Wolverine had so much fun!  This was the first year I didn't get to pick out their costumes. Brad chose his solely because of the long claws and was so excited to wear them but never ended up putting them on because that would have required him to put down the sucker!  

Happy Halloween!  Now it's time to blast those Christmas carols!!!