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Hi, I’m Samantha…

and I’m a Pinterest addict. Seriously though, have you SEEN Pinterest. I seriously have everything my dreams can desire saved on there, just in case the occasion arises that I can finally use something. My dream house is decorated, my dream wardrobe is bought, the homeschooling curriculum I’m going to use for my boys is planned, my dream big wedding is planned…hell, I’ve even planned my best friend Kayla’s wedding and she’s not even engaged! Pinterest is an intense pasttime and unless you have hours of your life to devote to it, do not I repeat DO NOT find yourself on Pinterest.

YOU  HAVE BEEN WARNED!

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BATDAD!!! So in my last post, I talked about joining Blogging For Books and that I had a book on the way. Well, I got the book BatDad by Blake Wilson. If you’ve never heard of BatDad, here are links to his FacebookVine, and YouTube. My husband found out about him randomly one day and we’ve been OBSESSED ever since! I’m not sure what I had thought the book would be like until I received it and read through it. At the beginning, he tells how he became BatDad then there are photos of his family with captions. Because I’ve watched so any of his videos, I heard his voice in my head as I read the captions. The videos are hilarious and the book definitely lives up to the hilarity of the videos! So if you need a good laugh for the day (or weeks to come), read this book. You won’t be sorry.

 

**I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review and opinion.**

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I really need to start writing more often. It’s been a little over two months since I checked in last so let’s get started on the game of catch up.

Squeaky is now five months old. He’s rolling, scooting, and starting to rock on his hands and knees. He started baby food yesterday (sweet potatoes! YUM!) and is doing amazingly with it! He eats about an entire jar each time then nurses for about ten minutes and passes out for two or more hours at a time. He is just getting over an ear infection and has a doctor’s appointment coming up to check and make sure it is gone and to double check his weight. He only gained a pound in two months which is much less than ideal. I’m hoping that by increasing my healthy fat intake (since he’s breastfed) and feeding him some baby food will help him gain the weight he needs to gain. I REALLY don’t want to switch him to formula. It stinks and it takes too much extra work to prepare. I’ve almost gotten him registered for Early Head Start and he’ll start once there’s an opening and he’s a year old (so like next January).

Little Man had his ear tubes put in at the end of March. Those things have been the best thing ever in his life. He talks all the time now and it’s actual words, not just jibber jabber. He can identify about ten letters based on how they look, he knows how to count to ten, and he sings his ABC’s. Plus, he knows a few animal sounds and keeps learning more everyday. Sadly, I think he’s getting to that age where he doesn’t nap anymore. But he is making friends very well, he knows their names and asks me about them constantly. Early Head Start is going to be going on summer break soon and when they go back, Little Man will be in a new class. Luckily, his teachers from last school year (2014-2015) will be his teachers next year (2016-2017) so hopefully he’ll be fine with the new classroom.

I have joined a website called Blogging For Books. Basically, you sign up for an account (completely free!) and order books, which are completely free AS LONG AS you review the books on your blog and on their website. At least that’s how I understand it. So be looking out for my first review, I’m quite excited about the book I got. Other than that, everything is going as it has been.

As a family, we have a family get together this weekend that I’m excited about. It’s to celebrate my husband’s grandparents’ anniversary and my husband’s cousin and her husband are coming in from Hawaii. We haven’t seen them since Thanksgiving of 2014, so it’ll be nice to see them again.

That’s all that’s going on around here. My next update should be coming up soon and will be my book review. See you all later!