Five on Friday


 Here's a bit of a recap of our last two weeks...

::: 1 :::
The best thing that happened this week was the arrival of my new cousiniece Carter. She's absolutely beautiful and perfect, and will be Leo's sweetest best friend ever. 

::: 2 :::

We started swim lessons and it is just about the cutest thing ever. We are doing our lessons in the valley with another one of my cousins (opposite side of the family as above cousin) and his son Nolan. The class is 30 minutes, and Leo loved every minute that we were in the pool. The class seems to focus on getting the kids comfortable in the water, learning how to go under water, kicking and paddling.

Getting out of the pool is kind of a cluster though, I won't lie. I learned a pro-tip from a mom there though, so I'm excited to try it today. Her advice was to take off his suit in the pool right as you are about to get out. Trying to take off the wet suit, while drying both you and the baby off, getting both of you dressed, the whole nine yards was a little stressful. Plus, he was like instantly starving so that added a fun layer of screaming!

::: 3 :::

We've been hitting up a lot of happy hours lately, and I have to give a little shout out to this high chair. It's by Phil & Teds and its totally collapsible. It's a perfect spot for Leo because he's at our eye level, but doesn't have an awkward high chair taking up space in a tight restaurant. The only issue is not all tables are compliant, so there have been a few times when he's had to chill on our laps for dinner.

::: 4 ::: 
Speaking of baby products, we had to stick a breathable bumper in Leo's crib. Overnight, the slats on Leo's crib because the coolest toy everrrrr and he kept getting all of his limbs stuck. After 3 nights of waking up around 2am to pull his leg or arm out of it, we finally bought and installed this bumper. 

It's kind of a pain to put on, but its been really nice not have to worry about broken bones.

::: 5 :::
I'm leaving these three boys next week for the first time and I'm equal parts terrified of the heartbreak and thrilled to sleep in and be free as a bird. 
I know they'll all do great, and that its good for everyone, but it'll be weird at first. 

And yes, the Mexico sun, a cold margarita, and two of my best girlfriends will ease the blow.

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