Saturday, June 29, 2013

Mommy Moments #50

Hey mamas!
Welcome back for another great week of Mommy Moments Link Ups! Thank you for linking up and for spreading the word last week! We love all of the great posts!

Guess what is new in my life since last week? My baby started CRAWLING! Woohoo...and boohoo. I'm excited for her and also sad that she's growing up so fast.

The most viewed link from last week's Mommy Moments belongs to Gloria from Life On Carr Street and her son Preston's 4 year old update! Happy Birthday Preston!


Now it's time to link up your posts! All you have to do is...

1. Follow Host: The Life Of Faith 
2. Link up your post!
Post can include anything related to mommy-hood, children, homemaking, pregnancy etc. If you aren't a mom yet, feel free to link up your preparation for motherhood, your journey as you try to conceive, or even a post that would be encouraging to the other moms in the party!

3. Add the Mommy Moments button to your post or blog so everyone knows where you are linking up!

4. Explore some of the other posts in the link-up and say hello to some new blog friends! 

5. Tweet or Share the link up on Facebook so we can all make even more friends!


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P.S. We will be having a new guest host every week! Want to be a guest host of the Mommy Moments Blog Hop? Send Faith a message at farmprincess14{at}gmail{dot}com. We would love to have you!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Bloglovin' Blog Hop #16

Welcome to the Bloglovin' Blog Hop!

We had a great hop last week, so welcome back for week #16! I can't believe how quickly the weekend got here! Thank you all for linking up and spreading the word.

Bloglovin' is one of the best ways to stay up to date on your favorite blogs! So let's make it bigger this week by spreading the word on twitter using the tweet button below.
 You automatically become my favorite when you tweet the hop:)


Host: The Life Of Faith
 
 and then go ahead and start linking up! Please make sure you are linking your BLOGLOVIN' account and not just your blog! And don't forget to visit some of the other blogs linked up and make some new friends!!

Would you like to be a guest host and gain over 30 new followers?
If you are interested, please e-mail me at farmprincess14{at}gmail{dot}com
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Colossians 3:17 
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

My baby is 6 months old!

Happy 6 months Sweet Pea 
Weight: 16 lbs, 10 oz
Height: 26 inches
Head: 43 cm

You are in the 50th percentile which means you are just perfect. But I already knew that!

Here's your big news for this month....ready?
You have learned how to CRAWL! Yes! Can you believe it? You started off just being able to scoot yourself backwards. You would get so frustrated trying to get to whatever was in front of you when all you could do was move backwards. You are a stubborn little thing, though, because you tried time and time again until you have finally figured it all out.
I had to video it as soon as we saw you.

 Now mommy doesn't get anything done at home because I'm busy chasing you and taking everything out of your mouth!

You are sitting up on your own really well now too. I can leave the room with you sitting up and you go from sitting to crawling on your own. Occasionally you face plant, but not hard enough to harm anything!

Teething:
There is a tooth visible! It's just the tip of it on the bottom left. We have started using Hylands Teething Tablets for the times when it seems to be hurting you pretty badly. 

Eating:
We started you on solids this month...well kind of. They still aren't a staple part of your diet, but more than anything just a fun experience for you to try new foods! We are taking more of a Baby Led Weaning approach which I'm pretty excited about!
Here's how your first time eating solids went. We gave you avocado!

Sleeping: 
Sleeping has been up and down for you. Up until last week you were still getting up 2x a night to eat. I think we have cut it down to one now. You go to bed around 8:30 and wake up around 3 and then 7:30. I can't complain! Your naps are pretty consistent now too. You usually take 4 a day.

  Memories:
You took your first plane ride this month. I was SO nervous! I prayed that your ears wouldn't bother you too badly. Surprisingly it didn't seem to hurt you one bit! We had so much fun on vacation with my family. I was especially excited that you got to meet my sisters, brother, and all your cousins that you had never met before!

You also got to meet your great grandparents.
It was so fun to see you with your cousins. Your Abuela and Grandpa couldn't have been happier!
We went on vacation up north to Lake Superior. It was beautiful!
You also got to meet mama's cows! And you weren't even afraid of them!
The cutest thing was seeing you with your cousin Reagan who is just a couple months older than you. I hope you guys will be best friends!

We are definitely enjoying our summer together. I love that I can be home with you making all these memories!
You took your first trip to the Zoo while we were in Minnesota and then again a few weeks later we went to the Zoo here in town! 
Here you are all ready for your adventure at the Zoo...hat and all!
You took a mama and baby bat photo with me. It turned out awesome!
Your favorite animals seem to be zebras and giraffes!
 We are having so much fun together. I wish you would be able to remember all of these great times together...I guess that's why I take so many photos. I promise you are having a blast:)
Here's some photos from your first time in the pool. To say you loved it is an understatement!
You already are having fun with your cousins...you have so many of them and there is even one more on the way to add to the fun!
I don't even know where to begin with you and your daddy. You always have smiles and squeals for him when you see him. On Father's Day, you gave him kisses for the first time. Pretty sure that was more special to him than the photo mouse pad and pictures of you that we gave him. He loves you so much. You have no idea how blessed you are!

You are such an expressive baby and so fun to watch. You do this adorable eyebrow thing where you raise both eyebrows up when you are looking at someone. It cracks us up! Just a few weeks ago, you started waving. It is the cutest. thing. ever. 
Sometimes you get so excited that both of your arms fly up in the air and you just squeal like none other.
 
You went to your first wedding that your daddy was in last weekend. 
We had so much fun with Nicole

and Nicole

And our friend Jen!

You are such an amazing addition to our family. We love you so much and thank Jesus for the blessing you are in our lives. 

Phew! I can't believe we did all that in a month's time! We've been busy and you've done so much growing up. Looking forward to all the wonderful memories month 7 brings!
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Colossians 3:17 
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Mommy Moments #49

Hey mamas!
Welcome back for another great week of Mommy Moments Link Ups! Thank you for linking up and for spreading the word last week! We love all of the great posts!
I'm just going to take a proud mama moment and say that my sweet baby girl is 6 months old as of yesterday. I can't believe how fast the time has flown!

The most viewed link from last week's Mommy Moments was a birth story! Yay for another little life being brought into this world. Birth stories are the best. This week's belongs to Julia from The Everyday Mom. Her post was titled Myles Birth Story Part I
Check out that cute baby bump on her...and then stop by her blog to see her little man Myles!

Our guest host this week is Jennifer from First Comes Love. She has a lovely little blog that you definitely should visit and follow:)
meet the family

Now it's time to link up your posts! All you have to do is...

1. Follow Host: The Life Of Faith 
2. Link up your post!
Post can include anything related to mommy-hood, children, homemaking, pregnancy etc. If you aren't a mom yet, feel free to link up your preparation for motherhood, your journey as you try to conceive, or even a post that would be encouraging to the other moms in the party!

3. Add the Mommy Moments button to your post or blog so everyone knows where you are linking up!

4. Explore some of the other posts in the link-up and say hello to some new blog friends! 

5. Tweet or Share the link up on Facebook so we can all make even more friends!


The Life Of Faith
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P.S. We will be having a new guest host every week! Want to be a guest host of the Mommy Moments Blog Hop? Send Faith a message at farmprincess14{at}gmail{dot}com. We would love to have you!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Bloglovin' Blog Hop #15

Welcome to the Bloglovin' Blog Hop!

We had a great hop last week, so welcome back for week #15! Thank you all for linking up and spreading the word.

This week we have Celena from My Stay At Home Mama Life as our guest host! 
My Stay at Home Mama Life
I hope you stop by and make Celena feel welcome!

Bloglovin' is one of the best ways to stay up to date on your favorite blogs! So let's make it bigger this week by spreading the word on twitter using the tweet button below.
 You automatically become my favorite when you tweet the hop:)


Host: The Life Of Faith
Guest Host:  My Stay At Home Mama Life
 
 and then go ahead and start linking up! Please make sure you are linking your BLOGLOVIN' account and not just your blog! And don't forget to visit some of the other blogs linked up and make some new friends!!

Would you like to be a guest host and gain over 30 new followers?
If you are interested, please e-mail me at farmprincess14{at}gmail{dot}com
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Colossians 3:17 
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Growing Great Kids by Kate Battistelli

Now that I'm a mom, being a good mom is my passion. I don't want to do anything halfheartedly, definitely not being a mom!
Growing Great Kids is a book by Kate Battistelli that I had the opportunity to read and review.
Kate is actually Francesca Battistelli's mom. I have always been so encouraged by Francesca's songs so it was neat to read about her life from her mom's point of view.
I love the heart Kate has in this book. She makes the following statement:
"Teaching our children to know and love God and to delight in Him should be our highest aim as we raise our kids."
She couldn't have said it better! When our children know and love the Lord, they will be great kids! The book also highlights the importance of creating an environment where your kids are able to grow and are inspired to use their talents for the Lord. 

One of the things that stood out to me the most was that Kate stresses the importance of the words we speak into our children's lives. If we aren't affirming and let them know that we believe in them, chances are no one is. Kids need that!

Each chapter ends with questions to ask yourself on the topic. They really get you thinking about the kind of parent you are and want to be. There is also a prayer to the Lord at the end as well. I think it's a good reminder that without the Lord, we can't be good parents. We need Him! 

There was an aspect to this book that I did not agree with. I believe that Kate placed too much emphasis on your child being successful on this earth. God doesn't call everyone's child to a life of fame or even what the world deems as successful. 

 In spite of not agreeing with everything, I was still very encouraged by this book to stand behind my daughter and encourage her in her dreams. I have so much influence over who she becomes someday. It's very sobering to think about. I think the most important thing that I learned from this book is to seek the Lord, do my best to be a faithful mother, and then trust Him with my children!
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Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.

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Colossians 3:17 
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Mommy Moment #48

Hey mamas!
I hope you all had a great Father's Day weekend! Even though this is called the Mommy Moments Link Up, I never want to undermine the important role that Father's play as well. I am so grateful for my dad and also for my hubby and the awesome father that he is to sweet pea!

Ok enough with the mushy stuff....welcome back for another great week of Mommy Moments Link Ups! Thank you for linking up and for spreading the word last week! We love all of the great posts!

The most viewed link from last week's Mommy Moments belongs to Bethany from Before, During and After and her post In Labor! This girl was IN LABOR last week!
And I think her baby is finally here. We can't wait to meet her baby boy. Congrats Bethany!!

Our guest host this week is Heather from A Different Kind Of Woman. Welcome Heather!


Now it's time to link up your posts! All you have to do is...

1. Follow Host: The Life Of Faith 
2. Link up your post!
Post can include anything related to mommy-hood, children, homemaking, pregnancy etc. If you aren't a mom yet, feel free to link up your preparation for motherhood, your journey as you try to conceive, or even a post that would be encouraging to the other moms in the party!

3. Add the Mommy Moments button to your post or blog so everyone knows where you are linking up!

4. Explore some of the other posts in the link-up and say hello to some new blog friends! 

5. Tweet or Share the link up on Facebook so we can all make even more friends!


The Life Of Faith
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P.S. We will be having a new guest host every week! Want to be a guest host of the Mommy Moments Blog Hop? Send Faith a message at farmprincess14{at}gmail{dot}com. We would love to have you!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day!
I am so thankful for my dad and how faithful he has been to our family through the good and the bad. He has always worked so hard to care for and love us and is a testimony of Christ as he seeks to follow Him. He is an amazing dad!

I am so thankful for my amazing father-in-law. He is not only a great dad, but is also an awesome grandpa to our sweet pea! He is also a very godly man and an encouragement to may. We are so blessed to have him in our lives!

Father's Day has a whole new meaning for me now that my hubby is a dad. 
He is an amazing father to sweet pea. I love watching them together!

Sweet Pea is blessed to have such a wonderful daddy and grandpas in her life. 
(This was Jimmy's Father's Day gift from last year. So fun to actually see sweet pea wearing it!)
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Colossians 3:17 
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

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