It’s been a while since we did a little life update around here so here we go:

camden 10 months

Approximately ohh, twenty days ago, Camden turned 10 months old! I’m great at this monthly update thing, no?

Last week at a doctor visit he weighed 22 lbs and was almost 24 inches long which puts him in the 60th percentile for weight and the 90th(!!!) for height.

Many people commented on this Strong Like Mom t-shirt (thanks Meg!) which is a 12 month and not really all that big on him. And I just moved him up to size FOUR diapers. Insert crying face emoji here.

Everything is a phone. Stuffed monkeys, granola bars, water bottles, remotes, the little battery pack on my computer power cord – you will hold them up to your ear and say “Hi!” It’s hilarious and never gets old.

This boy will eat almost anything you put in front of him (not sure about all green veggies yet so we are still pureeing those sometimes), loves to walk behind his Learning Farm and dance to Shape of You, and when offered a pile of toys he will go straight for a book. He is my best bud and even on days when I’m counting down the minutes until dad comes home, I wouldn’t change our life together for the entire world.

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I’ve been trying a lot of new recipes, trying to find some more baby-approved things (aka things I don’t have to spend 10 minutes cutting up!) to make on the regular.

This cauliflower rice from Skinnytaste was a big hit with both of my boys (I set some aside for Cam before adding soy sauce) but I will probably add some chicken or maybe more egg the next time because I felt like it barely made a dent in my hunger.

I finally jumped on the spaghetti squash train, too and really liked this Carbonara and am making this four cheese version later this week. Nathan isn’t sold on spaghetti squash but I’m not giving up 😉

Cam gobbled up this pasta as soon as I set it on his tray. Any food that disguises veggies is A-OK in my book.

Lastly, he has been loving these pancakes for breakfast! I make a big batch with all my other meal prepping on Sunday then freeze to store and pop them in the toaster when it’s time to eat. (Side note: I need to do some research on pancake making. My second batch is always brown on one side! Any tips?)


Life is hard when your mom won’t let you play in the toilet. Like, EVER. For real though, we’ve started dipping our toes into the glorious world of temper tantrums and most of the time it takes everything in me not to laugh at him.

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I’m loving my FitBit and am thinking of doing a whole post on the reasons why. Would that be something that you all would be interested in? 10,000 steps seems to be the generally accepted “goal” (though admittedly I don’t know why) and now that Spring has decided to come back around, I’ve been hitting that goal more consistently. I need to start adding in some weights with TIU workouts or maybe my 21 Day Fix DVDs – this baby fat is stubborn!

Love this guy!

We finally got a chance to sneak away and see Beauty and the Beast. It was good of course but, not going to lie, I prefer the original. Obviously, Emma Wastson was lovely I just didn’t feel as connected to the story. Idk, maybe it was because we went to a 7 PM showing and that’s getting late for me these days. I’ve been obsessively listening to classic Disney songs in the car with Cam ever since though – youwilllovedisneymoviesyouhearme?!

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Thanks for commiserating with me over on Instagram about how car naps ruin lives. I can not keep this child awake in the car to save my life (or my sanity). How can five minutes of sleep ruin a crib nap? How? The logic does not work out there but I feel like it’s a proven fact based on the comments to that post. If anyone has any more tips – send them my way!

3-24-17 6I saw this quote on Pinterest when I was looking for Spring printables for our gallery wall and decided it needed a place on my chalkboard – I love it!

That’s a snippet of our life latey! Camden’s birthday party is just barely 6 weeks away and I’m trying to not go completely crazy with the plans, but that is hard for me because I love to plan a party. We are having everyone (we know, basically) to our house so if you could all start praying for no rain on that day…that would be super helpful 😉

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  1. says

    I am in total agreement with you on Beauty & the Beast! It was good, no doubt, but there is just something a bit more magical about the original. And honestly – I was a little annoyed they didn’t replicate the dress more closely. So silly but for some reason it just turned me off!

  2. Katie Elizabeth says

    I totally started singing the Learning Farm song in my head when I read that – I literally hear that song in my sleeeep. Love the strong like mom shirt and I can’t wait to try out some of these recipes!

  3. says

    I know I say this often but he is so cute! Even if he’s crying over toilet water lol. Once they start throwing tantrums it’s mind blowing what they get upset over. I have to try that cauliflower rice, I’ve been hearing really good things about it. I love your chalkboard saying too! Beautifully Candid

  4. says

    You crack me up! And your little one is too cute! All the little quirks and stories you shared just make me more excited for our baby on the way. But apparently I need to brace myself for car naps…. lol. I will also definitely be forcing a love of classic Disney movies on my son and all subsequent children. I can’t wait for it to STOP RAINING in Washington so I can take longer walks and get my steps in. My Fitbit has been “charging” for, oh, several weeks now.

  5. says

    To be totally honest, I never had an issue with car naps ruining anything. If she fell asleep, she would just go back down in her crib when we got home usually! Sounds like maybe I got lucky??? Who knows, He’s a little cutie, that’s for sure :)

  6. Amy says

    The car nap comment cracked me up! You may not like this with Camden, but when baby #3, #4, and #5 roll around, you will think it’s magical because you’ll be able to quietly read a book in the car while Camden and the other kids are at baseball practice, music lessons, etc…. Had your baby sister not been a great car napper, the rest of you would have never left the house!!!

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