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52 Weeks with Leo

June 6, 2016

My little Leo!! He’s growing up so fast! 52 weeks old today :( I’m a sucker for looking back at photos and it’s been so much fun for me to do a weekly photo of him with the hashtag #WatchMrLeoGrow. And now, here we are at the end of his first year, looking back at his last 52 weeks with us, and seeing how much he’s changed. He was once my chubby little baby and is now thinned out looking more and more like a little boy.


EEE! Week 1, so wittle! And week 7, his belly! Ha!10-18Leo

Weeks 13, 14, and 15, his chubby cheek SMILE!!! And oops on weeks 16, 17, and 18 on his outfits! My bad.


Week 22 and his shy wittle smile with his hands in his mouth. GAH! 💙28-36Leo

His head is looking pretty big in all of these photos! 37-45Leo

Leo’s personality comes out in these photos! Week 41 and 42 he learned how to yell “AHHHH!” and week 43 learned how to make sounds with his lips. CUTIE! 46-51Leo



And week 48, sums Leo up the best. Just a happy, chill, smiley little boy. My buddy.

Man, I can’t even pick a favorite!! Week 14-15 and his cheesing out smile might have me! But I also just LOVE week 48. It’s just totally Leo. I love them all though!

So much fun to see how he’s changed!

And now his birthday in on Wednesday, June 8. Our sweet boy, we love you so much! Can’t wait to celebrate you!

Where the Wild Things Are Birthday Inspiration

May 21, 2016

Leo is turning ONE soon!!!!! EEEK! I seriously cannot believe it, the second kid grows up so much faster! :( I remember like it was yesterday holding that sweet newborn in my arms (see birth story here). And not to mention, he was born on MY BIRTHDAY! How special! The best gift in the world, delivering a brand new healthy baby boy in my arms. However, the worst gift ever to be in LABOR on your birthday, COME ON! But all ended well and now I get to share my birthday with him! Except, basically that means I don’t have a birthday anymore, ha, but I’m happy to celebrate him instead of me turning older!!!!! Haha :)

After browsing through Pinterest (see Leo’s 1st birthday board here), I stumbled upon this wild thing 1st birthday party and it was to die for! I LOVED the black and white with the copper pops of color. So I decided on a Where the Wild Things Are birthday party theme and have found so many fun items! Totally into black and white right now!

Here is some inspiration I’m going for to celebrate Leo turning ONE!


Where the Wild Things Are Party

black tie balloon, plate, party hat // gold crown // black and white crown // mini black and white party crowns // 1 cake topper // gold 1 balloon // striped romper // wild man outfit // gold moccasins // happy birthday banner // party animals invitation

I LOVE the crowns and invitation! The crowns are adjustable which was a must for Leo’s BIG head! :) And the invitation comes in a whole suite with several fun signs, thank you cards, and a bunch of other stationery that is all you need for the party. One stop shop!

And of course Mama has to match! This romper is perfect!

I can’t wait to celebrate my sweet baby!!!!


 And now after the fact, here’s his party and how it came together! See the whole blog post here! But here are a few photos :)

Leo 1st Birthday Small-44LeosWildOne2img_4086Leo's Wild One Party // Apple of My Ivy blogLeo 1st Birthday Small-2

Again, see more of Leo’s party here!

Leo // 11 Months

May 8, 2016


Leo is 11 months old today, Mother’s Day! So sweet. We are sharing a milestone on this special day, then we share birthdays in a month too! Still can’t believe that little stinker was born on my birthday! And I can’t believe he’s turning ONE in a month! EEEEK.


This month he’s changed so much! He’s really starting to thin out and get long, which means his baby fat is already going away, SAAAAAAAD. I can really tell in his monthly photo collage down below that his face has already lost that cute baby fat! :( Growing up baby Leo!

He’s getting to be so funny lately! He definitely has a voice! He screams and says “AHHHH!” at all times of the day and really loves to show off his tricks, such as shaking his head now, clapping, making noises with his mouth, and basically doing anything that makes a weird noise. He is quite the character. This picture is him screaming and I can’t help but laugh at it!! Ha!


Leo is seriously the sweetest. He’s so cuddly and absolutely loves to be held. He still tucks his little feet under his butt as I hold him and sucks on his two fingers as we get ready for bed. It’s my favorite part of the day, having him lay his head down on my chest, ahhh, the best. Never got that with Ivy so I am tooooootally soaking it up!


He has started walking with his walker and cruises all over the place. Those jelly legs as they begin moving them are the funniest! He tries to get everywhere as fast as he can and pulls himself up on everything. He was crawling so fast with his head down the other day and ran straight into our rock fireplace (ouch!). It was pretty funny and he shook his head, cried for a second trying to figure out what just happened, then went on his way. So cute! Boys are tough!


He still really loves forts and LOVES to get dirty! He wants to get into everything and touch everything with his hands. He likes to be where the action is and I usually have to go searching for him around the house because he likes to wander around. Leo is LOVING being outside lately which works well with our family! Can’t wait for lots of summer fun with this boy.

Leo11months-9He has 8 teeth (four on top, four on bottom) and eats just about anything! Loves fruit, especially blueberries and DEVOURS Mac-N-Cheese and avocados. He is a really good eater, thankfully!

 Monthly stickers // Crib Sheet fabric then custom made by Iviebaby // Jellycat Bashful Calf //

11 months of Leo! I can’t believe how much he’s changed this month! He looks so long and thinned out, missing that baby fat now that he’s cruising all over the place. Love month 4, he’s so chubby and cute!! Leo is looking like a little boy lately instead of a teeny baby! I’ll go cry now! It goes by too damn fast :(


Leo in Months – 1 month // 2 months // 3 months // 4 months // 5 months // 6 months // 7 months//8 months // 9 months // 10 months

Here are some of my favorites shots of Leo from this month. So many fun memories together!


And I love these of us together. I am trying to do better at getting in pictures WITH him. Love these 3 pics from this month :)


And we can’t forget about sister Ivy! Leo totally lights up whenever she walks in the room. I love to see him smile at her and want to be around her. Siblings, love!


And of course she is usually picking on him. But he will get her back someday! ;)


Love you Leo! 1 month till you’re 1! EEEK!

What the hell am I going to do for your birthday?!


Leo // 10 Months

April 8, 2016

Little cutie Leo is 10 months old today! I can’t believe how big and grown up he’s gotten all of a sudden this month. Tons of personality and cruising ALL over the place! He’s hardly seeming like a baby anymore :(


He’s pulling himself up halfway or all the way on short things. He’s working hard to master it, but knows he can just cruise on to the next thing quicker by crawling : / He loves to bounce in his bed on his butt and he is usually trying to steal Ivy’s lip stuff that she so dearly is obsessed with, hence these photos with one in his hand :) Hehe


He is still SOOOO smiley! I can just look at him and he’ll smile, I LOVE it! He is almost always happy and he is so cheerful and just wants to play ALL day!


He is really loving peek-a-boo and forts and tents this month. His favorite is to go in and out of the fort through the blanket. He laughs and laughs! It’s so funny! And he CRUISES right over to it and laughs the whole way in when we make a fort. He loves it!


He LOVES to eat! His favorite is avocado, blueberries, blackberries, turkey meat, cheese, and toast. Oh and loves goldfish, pretzels, and puff popcorn. Junk food salt lover like his sister. He has six teeth (3 on top, 3 on bottom) and two more right on the surface.


T-shirt // pants // Monthly stickers //Crib Sheet fabric then custom made byIviebaby // Jellycat Bashful Calf //

This month Daddy taught him how to babble by moving his finger up and down his lips. It’s so funny to watch him do it! He wakes up and starts doing it, so cute!

And he learned how to clap! Seeing those big hands clap together is proooolly the cutest thing ever!

All 10 months of Leo! Little pest wouldn’t keep his legs down for this 10 month photo so you can’t see how long he is! Oh well :)


Leo in Months – 1 month // 2 months // 3 months // 4 months // 5 months // 6 months // 7 months// 8 months // 9 months

Here are some favorites shots of Leo from this month. Getting so grown up!


And this is probably my favorite photo of Leo this month, soooo funny!! His big head!! LOL


And Ivy is having more and more fun with him! He absolutely lights up when she comes in the room and has so much fun wrestling around with her. He’s starting to get back at her and it’s so funny to watch! The video CRACKS ME UP!! “I’m just rowing your boat with Leo you.” Ha, and how he pushes her! EEEK!

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Isn’t it hilarious! This sibling thing, just cracks me up!


Leo // 8 months

February 8, 2016


Leo is 8 months old today! He’s so so so so sweet and cuddly and loveable. Just a chunky ball of happiness! I love him so much! The cutest lil blonde hair blue eyed baby boy :)

This month was big with food! I’m a big fan of baby-led weaning (read this book if you’re interested) and he’s gotten MUCH better this month. He’s full on eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner with us now, all while still nursing. He is going to be an EATER, I can tell. Hello grocery bill! : / EEEK! His favorite meal was probably my mom’s roast beef with gravy and squash. He devoured the squash! He also LOOOOVES mac and cheese, like whoa! Leo has totally gotten the hang of eating, and he loves it. Fun for us to watch how much he can really eat. Big boy!


Leo is SO close to crawling! He is getting on all fours and rocking back and forth. Very close. I looked it up to see when Ivy started crawling, and she was in her 8 month old post (see here, and wow she was so chunky and cute back then!), so Leo is a tad behind, but not much. That’s ok with me, I don’t mind him staying put for a little longer :)


Also, he has FOUR teeth now! His top two just popped through last weekend, so now he’s got some good chompers for eating. Perfect for him! I love to see the lil teeth. They’re so cute and white. And he still loves chewing on everything. Straight to the mouth! He’s super good at a straw already, which is funny. He hasn’t mastered the sippy cup yet, mostly just gnaws on it, but straws, bada bing!


Monthly stickers //Crib Sheet fabric then custom made by Iviebaby // Jellycat Bashful Calf // sweater one-piece

My favorite thing about Leo, is how cuddly he is! When I’m putting him to bed, I hold him close for a little bit and he will tuck his wittle legs underneath his but and lay his head on my chest and suck his two fingers. It’s so sweet I love how he tucks in his legs! Just like how he sleeps, with his butt in the air. It’s pretty much heaven when we get to cuddle for a few minutes. I LOVE IT.


Tehehe, I had to get a naked baby picture! I wish I had been doing this since the beginning! Shucks. Something about a nakey baby in a diaper, love it.

Here’s a recap of the past 8 months with Leo. That one month pic, so teeny!! I think month four is my favorite picture, his chubby face is too dang cute!


And here are some of my favorite pictures of Leo from this month. Fedora picture, my favorite!!!


And he’s still obsessed with Ivy, she’s a maniac and he loves all the commotion!


Love you Leo, xoxo