Thursday, January 21, 2010


So a post about our littlest boy is long overdue!

On Christmas eve Reid was 4 mths old and in a few short days he will be 5 mths! He has become quite the little character, finding a place in this busy house. He is a happy little boy. Content and smiley unless he is hungry or tired. He has also learned to eat his mama! He lunges forward and grabs my cheeks and then puts whatever is there (nose, lips, eyes or my cheeks) in his mouth. He would prefer to chew on them, but I rarely allow it!

He loves it when his big brothers play with him, and is not aware that the older boys are earning "daddy dollars" for keeping him content. He has gotten a tad better in the car. He has days where he sleeps perfectly, and days were he sleeps horribly. He is still very "allergic" to his mother eating dairy products, and he also is having her try to avoid soy. He isn't aware at how hard this is for her!

A few nights ago we had tacos for dinner. To replace the cheese on my plate I had a huge delicious avocado on my taco salad. Reid eyes our every move at dinner time and I thought, what the hey~ wonder if he would like this. So I squished a tiny bit of avocado with a whole bunch of breast milk and got a lovely green milky product. He was in HEAVEN! He had so much fun eating it and participating at dinner time. Since then he has: sucked (or tried to nurse) on an apple chunk, had some banana's squished in a bunch of milk and had a tiny bit of brown rice cereal (new product at the normal stores since thing 1 & 2 were babies). All of which he LOVES!

Right now, and for the foreseeable future, he will eat dinner with us if we are home. Somewhere between 6-7 mths we will add other meals in there as time allows. I would like to let Reid lead on what and when he eats, allowing him to get his nutrients from nursing for the first year. I want mealtime to be fun and explorative. I don't want to worry about how many jars he eat, if he ate enough, and why he isn't wanting to eat. I will make some of his food, and get the other delivered by sprout! I love the new things that are available that are safe, whole and good for my baby!

I am excited to embark on this food adventure!


Sunday, January 17, 2010

Alabama and New Years!

It has been longer than normal for me to post. Mostly this is because of the overwhelming task of going through some 500 photos from our trip, and partly because I still don't have Christmas taken down in the Dominy house. I am however posting this before taking down Christmas.

On December 27th, we piled in our van with all of our things to survive a week from home and headed to Gulf Shores, AL. We took this first leg of our trip with a check engine light dooming in our minds. Glenn and I went back and forth on Sunday morning as to whether we should drive or not, but I was anxious to get to our vacation and our dear friends we were going to visit. The primary reason for the visit was Lachlan Steffek's baptism. He is my Godson, for which I am very proud! Our drive to AL was uneventful, and as good as it can be with a family of 5. The boys did well, and we only had to make one stop!

Our vacation was lovely. We had such a terrific time with our family, and the precious family time we were able to spend with eachother. We stayed in a beautiful condo on the beach. The weather was cold, so we didn't do much beach time, but it was wonderful to wake up with the views each day. I visited with Courtney each day, tons of fun time, but still not enough (which would be every day all year!). The boys went to a go-cart funplex, and Ayden had his first solo go-cart ride. We went to the aviation museum in Pensacola, which was a blast.

Then the Steffek's came and stayed with us for two nights at the condo. One of the nights was New Years Eve. The kids had their toast and noise making at 8pm. It was really fun for them, and us to watch! The grown ups actually made it until the real New Years Eve and watched area fireworks from the 9th floor (where our condo was). The kids had a blast and played well together. The babies coo'd, ate and slept well! The grown ups visited, played Wii, and drank wine together. We ate at some very yummy restuarants together!

I was sad to leave. To leave a perfect vacation, my best friend and the beautiful sites! We will definitely have to make a yearly vacation to visit! Good thing they live in such an amazing place!

I was able to cut it back to 105 photos for this blog, but it of course has to be in the form of a slideshow! Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Merry Christmas

We had an unbelievable Christmas! We went to our wonderful Christmas Eve program on the 23rd! It was so perfect to start our festivities thinking and remembering Jesus, and God's greatest gift! The boys are at such an awesome age! Santa brought our boys tons of toys, a bike, books and puzzles. They however did not see past the nerfblasters, which were on both boys list 1st! Reid got some awesome toys from Nova Naturals, toys that we actually don't have! We celebrated Christmas with Gigi and PawPaw on Christmas Eve, our family of five and Jojo and Grandpa on Christmas day and the Fraser family on Saturday! So many wonderful memories!