Friday, June 17, 2011

Some News!

If you have been going here hoping for an update to only find nothing...WELL there is a good reason and its totally my fault! I moved the blog. I felt it deserved its own URL. So for now on, please go to

I am still trying to get better at updating it. I was shooting for everyday, which it totally not realistic - maybe twice a week is a better goal for me. Anyway, enjoy!!

xo melissa

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

On The Move

We are on the move again. Back to Los Angeles! In fact, we are moving right across the street from our old house - how amazing is that?
can't believe we packed it all in! LA here we come!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Hitting Milestones

Ever is rolling over now. He did for the first time a few months back while we were in LA, but had yet to do it again until now. And being the proud Mama I am, I documented the entire roll:






six a.k.a. "what do I do with this other arm?"

seven I am clearly going "You almost got it!"

eight and the arms out!

ME: "You did it Ever, you did it!!" Ever: "Whatsup"

Saturday, March 19, 2011

LOTS of Cherry Blossoms = LOTS of Cherries!

First off, how cute is this picture?


This beanie would always creeps its way over Ever's eyes, but he just sits silently in his car seat not making a sound. Oh yea..he is wide awake just kicking it!

Second - LOOK AT ALL THESE BLOSSOMS!! This mean we will need to have a party/help with picking all the cherries before the birds do.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Starting Solids

Ever is about 5 1/2 now so we have decide to introduce some solids into his diet. I mean, they are no where near solids, more like pureed goodness but you get the idea. First thing on his ever growing menu will be sweet potato's! Homemade in fact with some fresh sweet potato's from Saturday's Farmers Market. I am using the Beabe Baby Food maker and it couldn't be easier. Peel, chop, some water and this puppy steams and blends in one container. LOVE IT! Thanks Mom for the gift =).

Speaking of loving it Ever LOVES sweet potato!!


The little man is such a good eater! We are pretty new so this whole solids thing and I feel like we are entering into another chapter that I have not done a lot of research on. What do I feed him next?

Monday, March 14, 2011

Can you believe it?!

Yup...We are traveling again. Up to Tahoe for a little visit and to take care of the small farm (3 dogs and 2 cats + Bruce) at Uncle Bri Bri's. The animals have not done too much damange...yet.

Only eaten:
- 1 of Ever's bottles
- Pre-natal vitamins
- ALL of Bruce's food. Hope they don't mind sharing theirs!
- 2 picture albums

Ever has done great so far and got to meet a new friend, Austin.
Austin & Ever

Time is flying by so quick. Can't believe he is already going to be 5 MONTHS next week?!?! Cray Cray! He is showing interest in food more and more. Reaching for bites of ours while sitting in our lap.

Special shout out to Ever's Great-Grandparents who are being snow birds and enjoying the sun in Palm Springs! Wish we could have seen you guys while we are up in the snow =( For now, you will have to enjoy these pictures instead.


Ever and papa


and here is a little song for your Monday morning:

Friday, March 11, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011


The Speer family has been traveling a lot lately! We just went to LA for most of February, then we headed up to Tahoe to spend the weekend in the snow to celebrate Jedreks Birthday. Ever is becoming quiet accustomed to how we like to roll...minus the sleeping. He becomes all out of wake when we travel. Wakes up anywhere from 2-6 times a night which makes for one tired mama. But I am ok with it because I know it wont be like this forever. In fact I have decided to put all those sleep training books away and just take each day as it comes. Again, I know he wont be a little baby forever so I am enjoying these moments with him in our bed.

Some new things 4 1/2 month old Ever has done...
He rolled from his belly to his back while we were in LA...but has yet to do it again. He has started to laugh more and more. His Dad can really get him going. Ever LOVES looking at his buddy in the mirror. After I changed his diaper, I flip him around to check himself out in the mirror and he just smiles away at his reflection. He has started to reach out for things with his right hand. This is a new thing that started in the last few days. I have giving him little teenie tiny bites of sweet potato and home made apple sauce and he has looooved it! Will still wait till he around 6 months to really begin introducing him to food, but I couldn't resist when he was just starring at me eating these few items in front of him.

Speaking of Ever...he is crying right now and so over being in his swing so I must go. Mama to the rescue.

xo melissa

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Here in LA

I love this city. I really do. The weather has been AMAZING!! We arrived last Wednesday, and here we are a week later. Time flew by! Its been so nice to visit with friends, go out to dinners and brunches and enjoy this place until....

Poor Ever got his first bug and had a mild fever for 2 days. We visited Dr. Fleiss (who was so sweet) because well I am paranoid. He just said to watch the little nugget, make sure he stays hydrated and give him some baby tylenol if he needs it. For two nights straight he was woken up screaming. In that moment, you feel so helpless. Its kinda scary. Jedrek and I just look at each other and go through all the steps. Diaper wet? Nope. Hot? Nope. Hungry? Nope. I guess its time to just hold the little boy close and sway. Its so nice having Jedrek there in those moments. He rubs my back to let me know he is there when I am trying to calm our little one. I am so grateful for having him as my partner and Ever's father. He really knows just what to do.

P.S. I am still enjoying this place.

Ever gets to meet him Uncle, Aunt, Great-Grandmother and Great-Aunt and Uncle for the first time on Friday! I am so excited to see them all and introduce them to the new family addition.

Wish us luck tonight!!

xo melissa

Happy Baby in the Morning

Aunt Laura meeting Ever at Brunch

Sleepy Nugget

Monday, January 17, 2011

Gloomy Weather

so. tired. of. this. weather.
so. ready. for. some. SUN!!

I heard LA had amazing conditions. 80 January? How lucky. It sounds like mother nature gifted all the angelinos with a little bit of the perfect temp to go out and enjoy the weekend with. dicks.

its ok. I know that the 100+ degrees we have here is just around the corner! JOY! =)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Blowing Rasberries?

Christmas in Tahoe

What is it called when you are giving a raspberry, but stick out your tongue at the same time? Blowing a raspberry? Anyway, whatever _____ (fill in the blank) is called, I entertain Ever with this gesture daily. Yesterday on a grocery store shopping adventure, he did it back! It was AMAZING. Ever blew a raspberry (or whatever its called) back! Now the new daily thrill is getting him shower me with raspberries. I love it! I will try to get a video of him doing this to prove it. =) In the mean time, enjoy this amazing picture of him laughing with daddy....