Archive for Baby Things

Saying Goodbye to Infant Things – Gifted to a friend of a friend

20180311_181932 March 11, 2018 He’s are the photographs that were taken just before we gave them away to a new mom. Thanks to Erika M who knew a young lady having her first baby. These things all were lovingly used by our boys and we are so glad that another little boy will use them […]

Playroom Evolution – March 11, 2018

Playroom and Family Room After Spring Cleaning March 2018 As we approached Spring 2018, it was time to put away the winter clothes and gear and start putting together a donation basket. While reviewing the clothes, we also started to notice that there were toys that the boys had outgrown and could also be donated. […]

05/26/2018 – Family Area Evolution – Remove the padding and the baby gates

BIlly’s Room Makeover

Toddler Tunes – Jimmy’s Favorite

Jimmy LOVES music. He has been jamming to songs since before he was a year old. Now he loves to memorize nursery rhymes every day. Educational Songs ABCs 123s Colors Shapes Animals (Old McDonald, Let’s go to the zoo) Days of the Week Senses (Listen, what do you hear, I see something Blue/Pink) Relationships (Mommy, […]

Jimmy Videos @ Minnieland

Jimmy @ Minnieland

Photos of Jimmy learning and playing at Minnieland.   Jimmy the Artist  

Jimmy’s Favorite Books – Age 1 – 2

Jimmy loves to read. His teachers at Minnieland tell us all the time. Every night before bed Jimmy requires that we read several books together. Some of his favorites are included in the photos below.  

Gita’s Wish List – Custom Ring

Saw this on a Facebook ad and checked out the site. You can customize tons of jewelry by selecting a metal (sterling silver, white gold, yellow gold, rose gold), then choose between simulated or genuine birth stones, and then select an engraved message inside and out. Here is what I made with my children’s names. […]

JP’s 1st Birthday Videos

JP’s 1st Birthday and his first taste of Mommy’s homemade cup cake   Recipes for Cake and Frosting Recipe for Swan’s Down 1-2-3-4 Cake  – I made the cake the night before Recipe for “Not Too Sweet” frosting   JP opening presents after dinner.

JP’s 1st Christmas

Christmas 2015 – JP just turned 9 months old and had a wonderful 1st Christmas! He was all dressed up and very excited to open and play with his new presents.

JP – 8 Months – Moose Outfit

JP was looking super cute and cuddly in this 3 Piece Carter Moose Outfit from Lindsay and Kathy

JP’s First Halloween – 7 Months Old – 2015

JP at Grandma’s and Grandpa’s house – 5+ months old (September 20, 2015)

Family Room – Making Room for Baby

JP – 5 Months Old – Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo

Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo YouTube Video This video was taken in late August 2015 when JP was only 5 months old. He absolutely loves his jumperoo.  

Making Homemade Baby Food for JP

Now almost 5 months old, JP has graduated from formula to rice cereal and oatmeal cereal at least once a day. JP was showing definite interest in the foods we were eating and so we thought it was time to introduce new foods for JP. When starting baby on new foods, it is best to […]

JP Photos – July Photos – 4 months old

JP starts solid foods – 4 months old

After a clean bill of health at his 4 month checkup, we took the doctor’s advice and started JP on rice flakes and oatmeal cereal, heavily diluted in formula. At first we added a little to his formula, and slowly we worked our way up to 1 tablespoon of cereal to3-4 tablespoons of formula. Here […]

JP Photos 2 months old – Doctor’s visit and 1st Vaccines

        The next morning, out little champ was ok. Here he is being super brave in his Batman onesie, gift from Jennifer Pearson.   Video

JP’s Overalls – 3.5 Months Old

Villa Solita – The JP Baby Station

April 2015 – Starting phase – After JP was born, we had to make space for his feeding items such as bottles and formula. It sounds like such a short list but in reality is it bottles, nipples, collars, caps something to sterilize the bottles, bottle warmer, formula, electric water kettle (optional), and some sort […]

JP Photos – Week ending 05/31/2015

What a fun filled week! JP participated in his first Memorial Day and spent a little time out with the neighbors for a bar-b-que. This was also the first time we cleared out his closet to sort out clothes that fit, clothes that we will donate, and clothes that we will keep for a future […]

Family Photos – Week ending May 24, 2015

This was a busy week in our home, as we were working in home projects to welcome baby JP into each of the spaces we spend time in most. After some thought we decided to make some changes on the main floor Family Area to make it easier to care for JP. This was also […]

Nursery Wall Art Part 1 – Crib and Dresser Wall

It’s time to start planning some wall decor. To start here are some photos. Supplies – Already Purchased    

Solita Nursery Room Project – The Dream Comes Alive

This weeks status update photo: May 16, 2015 This week we upgraded the lighting and installed dimmers and the Lotus Chandelier. Read more about the Nursery Lighting Project May 03, 2015 – Red Custom Window Bench Completed This week we make a custom upholstered bench cushion for the window bench. Read more about the Red Custom Window Bench […]

JP – Letter, Photos and a Gift from Aunt Martha & Laura – April 2015

We were delighted to receive a large manila envelope in the mail addressed to JP. It was from Aunt Martha & Laura. It contained a printout of the photos they took of JP during their visit in early April. There was also a cute, soft elephant rattle for JP. What a wonderful surprise 🙂  

JP Outfit of the Day – Sunglasses

Cuteness Warning! Dimples Ahead! Lock up your daughters! This baby accessories goodie bag was part of the gifts I received from my friends in Facilities at STG.               Now that JP and I were strolling about the neighborhood more often, JP  was often squinting with the sun in his eyes. […]

JP’s Outfit of the day – April 23, 2015

        JP wearing Salmon pink and Blue striped shirt and Jeans – Gift from PaIi Massi. JP was looking sporty and cozy in this ensamble to match mommy’s pink hoody and denim. Great to wear when strolling about the neighborhood to see Grandpa (Nana Ji) after lunch. Also seen with white spotted teddy […]

JP Plays on his Piano Gym Mat

JP loves his Fischer Price Piano Gym. It was an item on the baby registry and was a gift from Paul & Diane F. JP is wearing the “Mommy’s Little Man” onesie with Elephant Pants  JP plays on the Piano Gym Play Mat    

JP’s Outfit of the Day – April 22, 2015

Striped Onesie with Dark Blue Elephant Bottoms – Gift from Pali Massi Mommy’s little man was very cuddly in this full sleeved blue and white striped onesie and dark blue pants with the elephant on the bottom. Great for lounging, tummy time on the Piano Gym Play Mat, or cuddling up with mommy Mommy wasn’t […]

JP Photo of the Week – Monday April 20 – 26th

Lindsay and Kathy visit JP – Tuesday April 21                                             Bruce and Janet visit – Wenesday, April 22        

JP Photos from this week.

JP turned 3 Weeks old this week. The next doctors appointmen is not until June so we didn’t get a weight and height measurement on our every growing little man. On Sunday, JP’s umbillcal chord finally fell out right in time for a visit from Deepa Aunty. This week JP and mommy tried out the Boba […]

Boba Wrap – Baby soft fabric baby carrier

There are times when you need to go hands free with baby. We found that the baby carrier that we received at the baby shower were not very comfortable for JP at this current stage as an infant. And so we searched for other options and found Boba Baby Wrap on Amazon.com and decided to try […]

JP – My Zen Baby – Great Grandma Ingram’s Afghan Blanket

March 29, 2015 – JP’s Outfit of the Day – March Madness – Daddy’s Little MVB

Daddy’s little MVB (Most Valuable Baby) – Just in time for March Madness! We found this in the box that Evan and Becca gave us. The booties were a gift from Marlene. They were perfect with the outfit!

March 28, 2015 – JP’s Outfit of the Day – Blue Onsie with sneaker Booties

JP’s Outfit of the Day

JP – Bathrobe & Luxury Baby Bath Products

Baby Bathrobe                                                                                                           […]

JP Meets Mamma and Mammi Ji – 1 Week Old Today

Aquariums for those without an aquarium

While visiting Kim and Seth in Colorado on Christmas of 2013, we also met the twins for the first time. The adorable pair seemed almost hypnotized by the large fish tank in the couples work space. The twins seemed mesmorized for hours Solomon reminded me of the acquarium this week as we are putting the final […]

Baby Essentials – What’s Left to Purchase?

Crib Mattress – AMAZON Mattress Research What features to look for in a baby crib mattress and what brands are recommended. ConsumerReports.com – http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/crib-mattresses/buying-guide.htm Simmons Kids Beautyrest Beginnings Sleepy Whispers Ultra Deluxe 2 n 1 Crib and Toddler Mattress, Neutral               Changing Pad for Changing Table – Purchased Summer Infant […]

Picking Paint Color for JPs Nursery

Sol found a painter who will be painting the nursery hopefully just in time for JP’s arrival. We booked the painter for the weekend of March 14th but still needed to make a paint color selection for the room. The painter recommended Benjamin Moore – Regal Egg Shell as the brand and paint finish for a […]

HALO SleepSack Micro-Fleece Swaddle, Baby Blue

This swaddle sleepsack will keep JP feeling warm and safe his first few months after he is born. Science has shown the swaddling makes the baby feel safe and snug. HALO is also the maker of the super cool bassinet Grandma Jatinder got for JP.

Bassinet for JP – HALO™ Bassinest™ Swivel Sleeper

Although there tends to be a lot of focus on the nursery and the crib set, the reality is that JP will first be staying in our bedroom in a bassinet. Nanny Ji (Grandma Jatinder) discovered the The HALO™ Bassinest™ Swivel Sleeper. This very high tech bassinet comes with some pretty cool features such as […]

Car Seat and Stroller – Chicco KeyFit 30

Car Seat and Stroller for JP Grandma Janet purchased the Car Seat amount so many other gifts for JPs baby shower. We like this one because it is one of the most recommended and most well rated combo on the market today. When I asked a question on FaceBook about stroller recommendations, the Chicco Fit […]

JP – Spoiled Little Prince James

After both the work and the family baby shower, Solomon left for a week in Ft. Eustis while I had a crazy week at my office. It wasn’t until that Thursday night that we both had an opportunity to take in all the excitement of the week. Even after the baby shower, there were gifts […]

Front Room Theme of the Moment – Delivery Room

February 2015 – The “Delivery Room” theme On the day of the baby shower, the whole family worked hard to make the house look beautiful for JP’s baby shower. Neetin hung the streamers while Janet and Kim proofed up the gorgeous pom poms. Aunt Martha and Aunt Laura were busy wrapping the cupcakes with coordinating light and […]

Baby’s Crib & Changing Table

After going on several shopping trips for the baby, we finally decided on a beautiful nursery set from Great Beginnings. This beautiful washed gray color crib and double dresser/changing table. The crib converts to a toddler bed and finally to a full size bed with the optional conversion kit. The double dresser has an optional […]

Baby Nursery Ideas – Pinterest Board

The first time we saw our townhouse, I knew this would one day be the nursery. The room has, for the most part, remained empty awaiting the day that Solomon and I reach full nesting mode. I tried my hardest not to come into this room until after my first trimester screening. And strangely enough, […]

Baby’s Nursery Shopping Trips

Shopping for Baby Babies need love and attention above all, but there is no denying that they also require stuff! We had picked out a nursery/child’s room the first time we saw the townhouse. After staring at it for quite some time we started browsing around baby stores and online to figure out what to […]

Baby Journals – Week 23 – A Visit from Wendy, Natalie and Eden and Halloween idea for baby (next year)

This week cousins Wendy and Natalie came to visit us with their baby daughter Eden. Although I wasn’t able to take time off, it gave me a chance to pick their brain about baby questions. Eden is an adorable little girl with tons of personality. She is smart and well behaved. Most of all I […]

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