Owen is 11 months old!

Owen just seems to continue to grow so much. At his last appointment he was 18 lbs 12 oz and 30 inches long. He is still so long!


Owen is still drinking breast milk. He is eating 4 times a day now. I have recently stopped with day time nursing and he will get a bottle mixed with breast milk and almond milk. We found out that his skin issues were related to dairy so Owen will be having almond milk instead of whole milk.

Owen is regularly having 3 meals a day and loves real food. We try to give him what we are eating unless it has dairy. He loves most foods but one thing we found he doesn’t like is raspberries. He spits them out.

Owen loves using his sippy cup. He actually prefers it over his bottle since we switched to no day time nursing so he gets his milk in a sippy cup.

Owen has been sleeping through the night. We are also at about 2-3 naps a day. We have a general nap pattern now that consists of a morning nap around 9 for about an hour and an afternoon nap usually around 12-1 ish for about 2 hours, and then if needed he takes a 3rd short nap in the evening.

Owen has the four teeth now and it seems like he may be cutting a 5th any day now.

Owen is crawling everywhere! He is quick too. He is also pulling himself up to standing on everything possible. He scoots from side to side holding on to things. He can stand on his own for about 10 seconds and sometimes more but he gets too excited to move and either falls down or squats down. He loves using a walk and has made attempts to take a step on his own.

He babbles a lot and enjoys yelling and growling.

Owen has learned so much and will imitate most things you do. He waves “hi,” gives kisses, lays his head on your shoulder to be “so nice,” does “so big,” claps his hands, fake laughs, cries, and coughs, and I’m sure so much more that I am not thinking of.

Owen and Liam are interacting more and more as Owen grows. Owen wants everything to do with Liam and will follow him around the house.

Owen is definitely a mama’s boy.


  • Mom/Dad/Liam
  • Mama milk
  • Swaddle blankets
  • Crawling
  • Being “scared”
  • Standing
  • Making loud noises
  • Being naked -used to hate it now he loves it
  • Bath time


  • Being cold
  • Waiting for milk (especially in the morning)
  • Waiting for food
  • Getting dressed/undressed

Perfect weekend to get things done

We had a weekend with no big plans other than cleaning up the house and hanging with the boys. It was perfect!

It was a rainy day so after work it was the perfect evening for cuddles and a movie. We watched “Peter Rabbit” (for the 10th time?) and relaxed.

I had sweat circuit in the morning and it was a killer work out.


When I got home, I got the boys dressed in their new shirts from Free To Be Kids. I love them so much! I am so invested in raising boys that are respectful and never use the phrase “Boys will be boys” to excuse their behavior.

We have been practicing some new parenting techniques with Liam. We are evaluating the things he wants to do and rather than immediately saying no, we are evaluating if no is just the “easier” choice for us or if it is truly something he shouldn’t be doing. He found our nice camera and wanted to take pictures. Instead of saying no out of fear that he may break it or not wanting to take the time to show him I said yes and he loved it. He took some really great pictures and was done and over it all in less than 5 minutes.

We learned that Curious George was at our local library so we packed up the boys and headed out to meet him. Liam was excited to meet him on the way there but both boys wanted nothing to do with the monkey once we got there so it lasted about 5 minutes.

We stopped at Joe’s parents after and hung out for a little bit. How much does Owen look like Joe??? Seriously!


Then we ran to the store quick to pick up a few items. Liam wanted to use the “customer in training” cart that is just his size. He was so proud.


We got home to have dinner and put the boys down for nap. I was exhausted and also took a nap.

We have switched Owen to bottles during the day now and I am only nursing morning and night. This was the first day of us doing this at home. He ended up preferring to use his sippy cup instead of his bottle. He is getting so big!

Joe took Liam out to walk in the woods after nap and I had a few errands to run with Owen.


We went to Farm and Home for local honey and I let Owen look at all the animals. He was so interested. Then we ran to Walmart quick to get a few more things.

When we got home Owen was wiped out and so I snuggled him up on the couch and he took a little snooze.


Liam had to check on us when he got home and woke Owen up. Then he insisted on sitting on top of me as well and giving Owen some snuggles. It was the cutest!

The remainder of the evening was spent hanging out and lounging.

I got up with the boys while Joe slept in a little. Having two early risers is tough! Liam snapped a picture of me cuddling Owen and drinking my morning shake.


Later in the morning we went to visit little baby Connor. It was nice to catch up with our old neighbors and friends Becky and Ryan and see Keaton and their newest addition Connor.


We then went home for lunch and nap time. Both boys were tired. I got to cleaning during nap and made some new essential oil roller bottles. Love my new labels and pretty bottles!


The boys wrestled around after nap. Liam can make Owen giggle by doing just about anything. It’s so cute.


My mom stopped by with some dairy-free banana bread and then we had Joe’s parents over for dinner.

We played outside a little after dinner, then they went home, and the boys went to bed.

It was so nice to just make the plans as we wanted and get a few things done with weekend. Have a great week!



Mr and Mrs Campeau!

We had a wonderful time celebrating the marriage of my cousin Matt and Robin. We got the family all dressed up nice and tried to snap a selfie before heading to the venue.


I also tried to get some pictures of the boys in their cute polo shirts and shorts.

They had the ceremony and reception at my aunt and uncle’s house and it was decorated so beautiful.

We got there early enough to get another family picture.


They had a play area set up for kids so that was perfect for the boys to play before the ceremony.

My brother Blake and Liam are just too cute together. They have such a special bond.

My brother Sean was a officiant at the wedding. Always cool to see him standing up front.


And look at my grandparents. My grandma is so stylish and cute!


My aunt and uncle are so proud of Matt’s accomplishments. You can see all her emotions on her face.

My little man Owen got a little restless so we stood for part of the ceremony. Then he found himself interested in the leaves on the ground. Cheap entertainment I suppose.

Robin has two kids of her own and Matt and Robin have a son together. All the kids walked up the aisle as ring bearer and flower girl and it was about the cutest thing ever!


Matt and Robin decided to do unity sand. They had a different colored sand for each person in their family.


Then it was time to kiss the bride!

Robin is such a beautiful bride and what a perfect couple they make.


It was a beautiful evening and the kids had fun playing outside. Such a perfect venue for little kids!

We had a wonderful dinner, some yummy dessert, and heard some great speeches.

Then it was time for first dances. I always love first dances.

The first song of the night was a slow one so we were able to dance to that quick and then headed home with the boys.

It was a wonderful wedding and congratulations again to Matt and Robin!

Another weekend of family, friends, and lots of outside time!

We had yet another amazing weekend enjoying our time outside and spending time with family and friends.

After work we let Liam make his own pizza for dinner. He loved it. Then my parents came over and we had delicious ribs that Joe made.

We played outside for a little while and then my parents left, Owen took a bath, and the boys went to bed.

We had some early morning snuggles and then it was off to Sweat Circuit.

When I got home everyone was outside and Owen was playing in the pack and play. Joe was working on Liam’s new toy.


We got Liam to sit on the 4-wheeler but he wasn’t ready to ride it yet.

After some fun outside it was lunch time and nap time. I had to run to the store during nap and get ready for a wedding we had later.

After nap we got the boys ready and headed to the wedding of my cousin Matt and his new wife Robin. More to be said about this in a separate post.


We had a blast at the wedding and came home exhausted. We put the boys to bed and went to bed shortly after.

Owen was up early so I snuggled him right back to bed with me and we slept in. It felt great.

Then it was time to get ready. Joe was going to shoot bow with his friend Cole and the boys and I were going to brunch at my friend Jenna’s house to see her little boy Duane (who is a few week older than Owen) and my friend Laura and her little girl Aria (who is a year older than Liam).

Liam was a little shy but both boys went right to playing with all the toys.


Jenna made a delicious egg bake and Laura brought yummy doughnuts.

It was so fun to catch up with these ladies and watch the littles play together.

Both boys slept all the way home. Liam woke up when I took him out of his car seat but went right back to sleep when I put him in his bed. Owen also woke up when I brought his carrier into his room but also went back to sleep.

After nap we went to my parents for dinner. We planned to swim but didn’t end up swimming.

Joe and my dad worked on the little 4-wheeler while the rest of us played outside.


My dad joined Liam on the trampoline. Liam was not pleased when Grandpa would jump.

We went inside for dinner and then played a little inside. My brother Sean dropped off his littles for my mom to watch for a little bit. I can’t help but take pictures of cutie girl Brynn. She is adorable!

Then we went back outside to watch Judah ride the 4-wheeler. Liam wasn’t sure about it and didn’t want to try but Judah had a blast.

Owen and Brynn are just too cute to not take pictures.


Then we went home for bedtime. Once the boys were asleep Joe and I played Bananagrams. He didn’t like it much but I did!

Our summer has been busy but we always enjoy our weekend with others. Have a great week!

Wisconsin Dells 2018

We had a nice long weekend in the Dells for our annual trip.

We finished packing up and headed towards the Dells around 10am.


We stopped about an hour into the drive to get some lunch, nurse Owen, and then head back on the road. Liam ended up sleeping after lunch and Owen slept most of the drive too.


We arrived at Sherrie’s house around 2pm after picking up some coffee and doughnuts.


Liam was so excited and needed to explore everything. We had a relaxing afternoon at the house.

Owen was tired but unsure about his new sleeping arrangements so I ended up snuggling him. I was able to sneak away from him and had to take a picture of him looking so little in the big bed before transferring him to the pack and play. He slept for a little while before getting up again.

We had dinner and then continued to play outside. Liam also showed us some cool workout moves with the weights he found.

Liam wanted to help Sherrie make some bars and of course had to make sure they tasted good.


We put Owen to bed but let Liam stay up until my parents arrived. Then he was off to bed too.

Both boys were up fairly early and ready to play. Liam was excited grandma and grandpa were there and snuggled right up with them.


We had some fun pancakes for breakfast. After breakfast Owen went down for his morning nap.


When Owen woke up we finished getting ready so we could go do something fun.

We took a cute picture in our Badger gear and then headed to mini golf.

Liam was so excited to golf. He walked up to the first hole, put the ball down, hit it, and got a HOLE-IN-ONE! We couldn’t believe it. He was so proud!


Owen was a good sport watching us all play.

It was such a good time. It got really hot by the end and Liam was ready to be done.

We went back to the house for lunch and nap time. We saw a deer on the way home too.


My mom brought the walker for Owen and he was walking all over the place.

After nap we went to the Tommy Bartlett Show. Liam was really excited to see what it was all about.


It had been a while since we all had been to the show so we were all excited to see what was going to happen and to see what Liam thought.

He was in a trance watching all the different people and tricks.

Then when it switched to the land show after intermission he was really into that too.

Owen and Liam both did great at the show and we can’t wait to go again!


When we got home it was quick dinner time and then bed time for Owen. Liam wanted to snuggle Sherrie on the swing before he went to bed.

Everyone was up bright and early again. Liam wanted to go to the show again but we told him we would do that next year and we would do something else today.

We decided to go to the Deer Park for our morning activity. There were tons of deer!

There were other animals too.

Liam had fun looking at all the different animals and deer.

We then went back to Sherrie’s for lunch and the boys’ nap time. They both took really good naps.

After nap we went swimming. It was so hot outside so it was perfect.

Then we had an early dinner and headed downtown to browse the shops. Liam and I sat on the stage while everyone else was shopping. He thought the boat was cool.


We went to go see the big clock that tells a story but we had just missed it be a few minutes. Liam insisted we needed to stay to see it but we would have had to wait an hour.


We went back to Sherrie’s and put both boys to bed.

After a rough night of sleep from both boys’ I snuggled Owen up in bed with me and slept until 7:30.

We got up and started packing up for our drive back home.

We got a group picture quick and then were on our way.

We set our big boy up with a movie but he ended up falling asleep pretty quickly into our drive and Owen fell asleep almost instantly. Owen slept the whole drive home and Liam slept most of it.


We were home around 12:30 and were thankful to have the rest of the day to get reorganized and back into routine.

We had a wonderful trip to the Dells and thank you to Sherrie for hosting and always being up for anything!

A weekend full of family time

We had a weekend where we made most of our plans on the fly! It was great!

My mom had off work so she took the boys for the day. She also had my nieces and nephews so they had a fun cousins day.

After work we picked up Owen while Liam stayed for a sleepover with my nephew Judah. My parent’s had big plans for the evening and were so excited to have both boys.

Joe and my dad had to shoot a gun at the target before we left. Both Judah and Liam loved watching from the distance.


My parent’s took the boys to the Washington County Fair and had so much fun.

We went home with Owen to a super quiet house. We played for a bit before putting him to bed. He enjoyed getting all the attention from both of us.

What a quiet morning without Liam! We lounged for a little bit and then I went to sweat circuit.

After workout Owen was still awake but was getting tired. So he went down for nap and I was off to shower. I also started sorting through some bins of clothes to get all the right sizes out for Owen and reorganize the bins so I am better able to find the sizes I need.

I was planning to go shopping after Owen woke up from his nap and I nursed him but he just kept sleeping. So I decided to just go to Maurice’s in town and see if I could find what I needed. While I was there he woke up so I bought a few things and rushed home.

After feeding him we went to my parent’s to get Liam. We missed him!


We let the boys play for a little bit.

Then we all decided to go to Bayport BBQ (seen on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives) for dinner. It was pretty good!

Owen was sad and tired so him and I walked around a little bit while everyone ate. Then I had Liam come take a nice picture by the pretty sunflowers we found.

Then we went to the Bayport park.  The boys played for a few minutes before wanting to go throw rocks in the water.


There were some ducks swimming on the shoreline. Judah had no fear but Liam watched from a distance.

They had so much fun throwing rocks. Liam didn’t even want to leave.

We headed home and put both of our tired boys to bed.

It was nice to have everyone home for morning snuggles. Then it was off to meet baby Preston. What a cute little bundle!

Then it was home for Owen’s nap, lunch, and then Liam’s nap. Owen ended up sleeping from 10-1!

When Owen woke up, he and I ran a few errands. Then we decided since it was nice out that we should go swimming at my parent’s. When we got there my brother and sister-in-law were picking up Judah from his weekend sleepover while they were in AZ. Owen crawled over to Brynn who just stared at him and tried to get him to come closer. So cute!


They left and we headed outside. It was a little cloudy and Liam didn’t want to swim anymore. We played with the outside toys and sparklers!

We had pizza for dinner and then headed home. They boys both got baths and then it was bedtime.

It was a nice weekend! Hope everyone enjoys the week ahead!