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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Ryder @8 months

Time flies before you know it we will be celebrating his first birthday!  
*Still in size 3 diapers
*now mostly12 month clothes still wearing a few 9 month
*sitting up on his own but only for a few minutes
*taking about  38 ounces of Enfamil Prosobee formula a day
*taking 5-7 ounces every 3-6
hours
*eats a variety of fruits and veggies and puffs
*laughs a lot
*sleeps 1 5-6 hour stretch each night, still waking up every 2 hours some nights
* pull himself up to a sitting position as soon as you hold both his hands 
*still very ticklish!
* 2 teeth!
*does the cute little army crawl JJ did
*weight 17 pound 7.4 ounces 


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Buzz Agent Review: Ristorante Pizza

 



  • Available in six 10" pizza varieties:
  • Mozzarella: Fresh mozzarella, sun-ripened tomatoes, zesty pesto sauce
  • Spinaci: Savory leaf spinach, mozzarella, hearty garlic sauce
  • Funghi: Aromatic mushrooms, mozzarella, tomato sauce, parsley, oregano
  • Quattro Formaggi: 4 premium cheeses: edam, mozzarella, emmental, blue cheese, basil seasoning
  • Vegetale: Tangy tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, chilies, sour cream sauce
  • Speciale: Pepperoni, cooked ham, spicy herbs
  • Restaurant-quality, ready in just 12 - 14 minutes
  • Now stocked in Walmart, as well as the frozen aisle of most major grocery stores on the East coast
  • Suggested to retail for about $4.99, a fraction of Italian restaurant price
This is a great week night quick meal.  I throw the pizza on my stone and walk away for about 10 minutes.  When I return walla dinner!  I really like the Mozzarella and Speciale flavors.  The crust is thin and light and the only pizza I could eat when I had the Gestational Diabetes. The boys are not really fans though,  they prefer a thicker crust.  What I usually do is buy 1 of these for me (which covers dinner and lunch the next day) and another pizza for Jay and the boys.


Disclosure: I received the product in return for my honest review. I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Buzz Agent Review: Burt' Bees




The Burt's Bees® Intense Hydration Face Care line:
  • Clinically proven to intensely hydrate dry skin
  • Helps reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Is dermatologist-tested and noncomedogenic
  • Is 99% natural
  • Enhanced with probiotic technology
  • Can be found in mass retailers (like Target or Wal-Mart), drug stores, grocery stores and natural health food stores nationwide
Intense Hydration Cream Cleanser
  • Provides intense hydration and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles*
  • Leaves skin feeling soft, supple and revitalized
  • Removes dirt, oil and makeup
  • Rinses easily without leaving a residue
  • Costs $9.99
Intense Hydration Night Cream
  • Replenishes moisture while you sleep — wake to skin that feels soft, supple and revitalized
  • Provides intense hydration and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Absorbs quickly thanks to a rich, non-greasy formula
  • Costs $17.99
Intense Hydration Treatment Mask
  • Clinically proven to provide immediate, intense hydration**
  • Leaves skin looking revitalized
  • Easy to apply — goes on wet and stays wet; wipe off with a tissue or washcloth
  • Costs $17.99
As with the last Burt's Bees review I did I loved this product!  Not only do I have sensitive skin I also have a touch of Rosacea so I need to be careful what I use on my skin.  The Intense Hydration Cream Cleanser is by far my favorite from this line.  It leaves my face feeling clean but not completely dry like other cleaners.  The cleanser leaves your skin feeling moisturized without the greasy feeling that some moisturizing cleaners do.  The cleaner also did not aggravated my skin at all as a matter of fact it leaves it less read and blotchy. It has a fresh citrusy smell thanks to the orange and lemon oils in the cleanser.

The night cream moisturizes without a greasy feel to your skin.  As usual Burt's Bees is well worth the money!


 Disclosure: I received the product in return for my honest review. I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Buzzagent Review: PERDUE® OVEN READY Products


Cooking a delicious roasted chicken at home is a whole lot easier with PERDUE® OVEN READY Products. All you need is an oven and an appetite. Deliciously seasoned and ready to cook perfectly in a convenient cook-in bag, every PERDUE® OVEN READY Roast is designed for no prep, no mess and easy clean-up. It's easier than easy. Just:
  1. Open.
  2. Cook.
  3. Serve!
I chose the Chicken Roast .  It was lightly seasoned with Italian spices.  It was very easy to prepare you simply open the bag
 
Place the roasting bag in a pan and slice a 1inch hole to allow steam to escape and bake


 I did bake it for the length of time the directions said unfortunately, when I removed it from the oven it was not cooked thoroughly so I had to bake it for an additional 20 minutes.
 Once you remove the roast from the bag you need to remove the string used to hold the roast together.

     
     Although it was very easy to prepare and bake the roast I thought the flavor was a little off.  I am not sure how to describe it, I'm not sure if it was the spice blend or what but I was not impressed with the flavor.  I probably would not get this particular item again.  I am usually pretty happy with Perdue products I was quite disappointed.  I would try one of the other Oven Ready products again.
Disclosure: I received the product in return for my honest review. I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own.




Sunday, November 18, 2012

Ryry @ 7 Months

*in size 3 diapers
*now mostly 9-12 month clothes
*sitting up on his own but only for a few minutes
*taking about  38 ounces of Enfamil Prosobee formula a day
*taking 5-7 ounces every 3-6
hours
*eats a variety of fruits and veggies
*laughs a lot
*sleeps 1 5-6 hour stretch each night, still waking up every 2 hours some nights
* pull himself up to a sitting position as soon as you hold both his hands 
*still very ticklish!
*rolls back to front and front to back
*still teething and drools like crazy! but no teeth yet
*does the cute little army crawl JJ did
 And of coarse it is his first Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

JJ is 5!


I can't believe that my Cheeks is already 5!  For his birthday he wanted a bowling party so that just what we did!







He had a blast with all his friends and family!  And the super adorable shirt he has on was made by a very talented local woman if your interested check out the FB page for Nonnie's Timeless Treasures.

JJ is a character for sure.  He is stubborn and hot headed but can be the sweetest little boy ever.  Most of the time he is really good with Ryder although I can tell he is a bit jealous sometimes. 

At his five year check up (on 10/29/12) his stats were as followed:
BP: 110/60
Height: 3' 7.25"
Weight: 44lbs 6.4 ounces

He did fail the vision test for the second year in a row but other than that he is a healthy boy! 




ETA: we have since taken him to the eye doctor where he was found to be slightly far sighted but completely normal for his age.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

1/2 a year???!?!?!?!

*in size 3 diapers
*now wearing 6-9 month clothes and a few 12 month
*holds his head up very well

*tries to sit on his own but can only sit for a few seconds
*taking about  38 ounces of Enfamil Prosobee formula a day
*taking 5-7 ounces every 3-6
hours
*has tried oatmeal and sweet potatoes, he was not a fan at first but he is getting better with them both
*laughs a lot
*sleeps 1 5-6 hour stretch each night, still waking up every 2 hours some nights
*still tries to pull himself up to a sitting position as soon as you hold both his hands 
*very ticklish!
*rolls back to front and front to back
*still teething and drools like crazy! but no teeth yet
*weighs 16 pounds 3 ounces 
 * length is 26.5 inches
6 Month Doctors appointment


I love to rip paper!

Hi Momma!


At the Goffstown Pumpkin Regatta
video

Friday, September 14, 2012

Scary Baby bottom....

Last night during a diaper change Daddy found blood in Ryder's diaper:(  We of coarse panicked and immediately called the Doctor. It turns out that Ryder has a formula intolerance.  We are currently trying Enfamil Prosobee which is a Soy based formula.  But we did get a weight on him at exactly 5 months he weighs 15.5 pounds!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Can you help??

Im not sure how many people actually read this but I wanted to share anyway.


Family and friends of Amanda (Lever) Awad are working together to raise money to provide a grave marker. Please show your support!

Amanda (Lever) Awad passed away June 29th, 2012 after a long battle with cancer. She was a young, caring and loving mother, wife, daughter and friend. We're currently working to raise funds to help her family to acquire a headstone to be placed on her grave. Any and all help is appreciated! Thank you!

If you can please donate...anything helps!! 

Thank You

5 Months

Can yo believe it....Our little guy is 5 months old already?!?!?!

*in size 3 diapers
*quickly outgrowing 3-6 month clothes
*spends more hours awake everyday
*holds his head up very well, still a bit of a bobble head
*taking about  32 ounces of Enfamil Formula a day
*taking 5-6 ounces every 2-
5 hours
*laughs alot
*sleeps 1 5-6 hour stretch each night, recently started waking up every 2 hours at night again
*will sit up with help
*tries to pull himself up to a sitting position as soon as you hold both his hands 
*very ticklish!
*finally rolls back to front and front to back
*has started teething and drools like crazy!
Demonstrating his skill this morning

Playing with his binkie button


From His 3 month photo shoot

From His 3 month photo shoot

From His 3 month photo shoot

From His 3 month photo shoot

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

9/11

Today is eerily like it was on that infamous day in 2001.  Its a Tuesday, the day started out crisp and cool with barely a cloud in the sky.  Lets all remember those who died that day!  Re-read last years 9-11 post here!


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

First Grade!

OMG Noah is a first grader?!?!?!  How the heck did that happen?  School started last Wednesday, August 29th.  Tuesday afternoon we got to go to the school and meet his teacher Mrs. K.  She seem very nice.  I think I was more nervous than he was.  Last year he had our baby sitters daughter in his class and on the bus with him.  This year she is in a different school so that means he was taking the bus by himself.  He actually did really well!  I think he likes school or at least I hope he does:)  And yes I did cry when I dropped him off:)





Not the best pictures but this was the drop off on his first day!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Ryder @4 Months

Here's what our big guy is up to these days:

*still in size 2 diapers
*in 3-6 month clothes
*spends more hours awake everyday
*holds his head up pretty well, still a bit of a bobble head
*taking about  30 ounces of Enfamil Formula a day
*taking 4-5 ounces every 3-5 hours
*starting to laugh more and more
*sleeps 1 5-6 hour stretch each night
*will sit up with help
*tries to pull himself up to a sitting position as soon as you hold both his hands 
*very ticklish!
*weighs 14 pounds 11.5 ounces (Noah was 13 pounds 3 ounces and JJ was 13 pounds 4 ounces at this age)
* length is 24.5 inches
*finally rolls back to front
Noah and Ryder...JJ didn't want his picture taken





Thursday, July 26, 2012

Rolly Polly...

He rolled over today and I missed it:(  About a week ago we found him on his tummy when I picked him up at daycare so we knew he could do it.  But up until today nobody had seen it.  He rolled over for our DCP (daycare provider) and she actually saw it happen.
video
Here is a video of him attempting to roll over last week.

Friday, July 13, 2012

3 Months

Wow time flies.....Ryder is 3 Months old today!  Time sure does fly.


Here's what our big guy is up to these days:

*still in size 2 diapers
*in 3-6 month clothes
*spends more hours awake everyday
*holds his head up pretty well, still a bit of a bobble head
*taking about 28 ounces of Enfamil Formula a day
*taking 4-5 ounces every 3-5 hours
*starting to laugh more and more
*sleeps 1 5-6 hour stretch each night (unfortunately right now it's 830pm-2am)
*will sit up with help
*tries to pull himself up to a sitting position as soon as you hold both his hands 




Thursday, June 14, 2012

2 Months already!!


*taking anywhere from 3.5 – 4 ounces per feeding
*eating anywhere from 3-4 hours
*still sleeps 4.5 – 5 hours at night
*just started size 2 diapers
*had to put all the NB and 0-3 clothes away:(  Now in size 3-6 months
*we had our first laugh on June 8th
, he smiles all the time now....except for Daddy it seems

Stats as of 06/14
weight:  11 pounds 13 ounces
lenght: 23.25 inches
head: 39.9 cm

Here's a little compairison between him and his brothers:

Noah at 2 months
weight:  10 pounds 7.5 ounces
length: 23 inches
head: 40.9 cm
Jacoby at 2 months
weight:  10 pounds 12 ounces
length: 23.25 inches
head: 39.25 cm

 All three of my babies!
Comparing their weight and lengths at 2 months was very interesting.....Noah is the smallest which we knew but he had the biggest head!  JJ and Ryder were the same length but Ryder is a whole pound heavier...looks like Ryder may be the biggest:)