Monday, July 23, 2012

First Haircut and More cUTe Pictures

Well, the dreaded first haircut has arrived...dreaded because I just love his golden wispy locks but they have simply become unmanageable. I did not feel the need to have it professionally cut since he had no clue what was going on and he would certainly feel more comfortable with Mamie messing with his hair then a stranger.

Wondering what on earth is going on.

Such a cute little boy haircut!

We also had our first playdate yesterday evening!!! It was the first time Sebastian has really interacted with another baby his age...and it was a bonus...they were twins! Little Peyton and Vaughn were so cute and so sweet...they were very patient as Sebastian used them as a climbing post, several times!

Sebastian...Vaughn is steering and Peyton is looking at the camera! They are identical twins and they happened to all be wearing the same type of outfit!
I'll leave you with some adorable pictures from this past week...

The Isabella Santos Foundation & United Support Services, Inc.

     I am overly excited about my company, United Support Services, Inc. will be the Presenting Sponsors for the 5th Annual Isabella Santos Foundation 5K for Kids Cancer! We will be the first ever organization to accept this level of sponsorship for the foundation. It is such a wonderful group of people fighting for a cure for kids cancer. The event is a 5K at the Ballantyne Corporate Park in Charlotte, NC on September 22, 2012 at 8am!

     The Isabella Santos Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for research of Neuroblastoma. They are a non-profit organization looking for a cure! Isabella was only two years old when she was diagnosed with this devastating disease and has fiercely battled it for the last five years! In December 2011, Isabella was cancer free after her 4th relapse.
     In May 2012, she underwent a normal screening with unthinkable results, not only had the cancer come back but it had invaded every part of her poor little body. Isabella's parents were given the news they have always feared, there were no more treatment options for her. It was time to take her home and enjoy what little time was left. Isabella passed away on June 28, 2012 in the loving arms of her parents, she was 7 years old.

"I want there to be no more cancer!
I want kids to be able to play and go to school, not be in the hospital feeling sick."
~Isabella Santos

     In memory of this incredible little girl, we are raising money through the 5K to find a cure for Kids Cancer! Join USS and Isabella Santos Foundation by participating in the race or donating funds through the link below. Every penny helps beat this devastating disease!

Please come out and volunteer, race, or raise money for this incredible foundation for a much needed cause!
United Support Services, Inc. has 21 volunteers and 6 racers already signed up....all are welcome to join in!

If you can't make it to the race but would like to donate to the cause, visit:   Click Here


- Neuroblastoma affects approximately 500 children a year and is most commonly found in children under the age of 5.

- Neuroblastoma is a rare cancer of the sympathetic nervous system, a nerve network that carries messages from the brain throughout the body.
- Most neuroblastoma begins in the abdomen in the adrenal gland or next to the spinal cord, or in the chest.
- Neuroblastoma can spread to the bones, bone marrow, brain, spine, liver, lymph nodes, skin and around the eyes.
- The first symptoms are often vague and may include fatigue and loss of appetite which is why it can be hard to diagnose.
- 70% of cases at diagnosis have already spread to other areas of the body which places the cancer in a Stage 4 category.
- The 5 year survival rate for Stage 4 neuroblastoma is 30%.
60% of patients with Neuroblastoma will relapse. Once in relapse, the survival rate drops to a minimal 20%.

Thank you....

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Portraits of the Little Man!!!

I got the portraits of Sebastian in the mail today and I just have to say...thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU to my fabulous photographer, Samantha with Two Little Monkey's Photography, for capturing for such timeless images of this part in our life!

I think that face means he is all pictured out!!! Thanks again, Two Little Monkey's Photography!!! We love the photos!

Monday, July 16, 2012

9 Months Old

Nine months....My. Baby. Is. Nine. Months. Old!!! OMG, it certainly has felt like my world has been revolving around the little munchkin for the past nine months but whoa does time fly. You wait your whole life to become a Mama and feel like your pregnant for ages and then in a blink of an eye your baby is already nine months old, three months away from a full year!!!

Happy Nine Months Baby!
I love being a mother, I was born to be a mother...I can never get enough of that adorable little mini me. People are always asking us if we want a break or come hang out and leave him with Grandma, but I can't, he's my life, he goes everywhere with us. This is my time to spoil him and spend as much time as possible with him cause I won't always have that opportunity. He will be a big brother someday and then he will lose all the spoiling one-on-one time and become the responsible older brother. Right now he is 100% a Mama's Boy and I love it!

He always grins big when Mama talks to him in the car!
Now, he may be a Mama's boy but he also loves his Daddy...A WHOLE HEAPING WOW loves his Daddy...he like to makes funny faces at his Daddy!

I have no idea what this face is for!
Look at those cheeks!
Sebastian's appetite has changed a bit...he still HATES baby food, wants nothing to do with it....Mommy and Daddy are going broke trying different are giving up!

This is the face after several bites of pasta primavera baby food.
This would be the face after Mama shared some of her homemade chili!
How dare Mommy and Daddy eat something and not offer it to him...who do they think they are? He is so hilarious when it comes to food....if he even hears/sees someone chewing, he reaches for your mouth or crawls across the room to get to you!

Yummy, this boy LOVES pizza, just like his Daddy!
I could not put the pizza bits onto the tray fast enough, he is a quick little booger with those pincher fingers!

Let's just say this was a fun meal!

Who knew Pizza was so funny!

Oh, the concentration!

And were laughing again!

Big boy in his highchair!
Although his appetite never seems to be far away, he is still teetering on 20-21 pounds...his official 9 month weigh in is on the 30th so we will see exactly how much he is. His height however, has been steadily climbing, literally up our wall!

I think its safe to say that he will have Daddy's height!
Sebastian is a crawling master now...he can look quite funky though, he is not fond of putting weight on his left knee so he does this half crawl half scoot along move. But, he gets where he wants to go so, it works! He is also getting really confident on his feet...he can stand still and move from furniture piece to furniture piece all by himself so walking is right around the corner! 

Well that is my nine month old...he is such a character, definitely has his Daddy's personality and sense of humor...I love the big sloppy kisses that he plants on my cheeks! I love, Love, LOVE this little man!

Eating frozen yogurt!

On a different not, I am so excited that my corporation will be the Presenting Sponsor of the 2012 Isabella Santos Foundation 5k for Kids Cancer in September, more to come on that exciting fundraising event for a great cause!