Henry’s 5 Months + Life Lately

Good Morning!

We have had lots of fun things going on in the Eick household lately!

Henry turned 5 months a couple of weeks ago! We were on vacation when the official day came around so I took his pictures about a week later. What a cutie!

He is loving most fruits and vegetables we feed him, his jumper, playing with his mom and dad (he thinks John is hilarious), reaching for toys, and tummy-time!

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I’m so excited to say we officially love and have a lot of fun with tummy-time. I think in the next couple of months tummy-time is about to morph into crawling. His arms are getting so strong! I can’t wait for him to start crawling. I know, however, this will be a game-changer. Baby-proofing here we come!

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John had his week of vacation and we went to Turks and Caicos with my family. It was so fun to be in warm, tropical weather and to spend time with grandparents and Aunt Libby. Most of all it was fun to have John with us all the time for a whole week. He works so hard and deserved such a relaxing week. We had a blast!

Henry even took a nap on the beach!

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“Beach naps are the best!”

John and I also enjoyed a date night. It was so nice to have uninterrupted time together!

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Yesterday was John’s birthday! He had the day off so we had lots of fun relaxing and spending time as a family. We ate some pretty good food too! We started with French toast for breakfast. After church we ate at Fig and Honey, one of our favorite spots for lunch. And we enjoyed a delicious dinner of pork chops, mashed potatoes, and broccoli (as requested by the birthday boy). To top it off we had Carrot Cake for dessert. John and I always make carrot cake for one another on our birthdays. We use John’s mom’s recipe, and boy is it delicious! Henry and I are so blessed to have John in our lives. He cares for and loves us both so well. He is SUCH a good, loving, and fun dad and husband. We love you, John!

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Frick and Frack 🙂 

 

Boone

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We had a wonderful time in Boone last week! It was so nice to get away as a family. We loved spending time together, eating yummy food, and doing some hiking!

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Boone is a really cool town. My favorite part about it was the Christmas tree farms-they were everywhere! It was fun to drive around and see fields full of Christmas trees.

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We stayed in this adorable cabin. It was perfect for our trip! It had a great kitchen and fireplace. There was even a great fenced in area for Lucy.

One morning we hiked part of the way up Elk Knob mountain. It was so much fun because there was snow on the ground. We only made it about halfway up because we were worried about Henry getting too cold. The high for the day was 32!

We made turkey chili for dinner one night. It was healthy and delicious. I would definitely recommend this recipe!

I loved getting out of town with our little family. I’m so glad we decided to do it! When we got home from Boone, my mom came in town to visit for the weekend (talk about a great week!). Henry LOVED spending time with his Gran and I soaked up every moment spent with my mom. She is such a special person. She is both my dear, dear friend and my role model. Needless to say, all the Eicks were sad to see her go yesterday!

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Now, it’s back to reality here in Chapel Hill. We are praying our way through today as both Henry and I are not in the greatest of moods. I have definitely had  the opportunity to practice mindfulness. On tough days it is so easy to get caught up in being stressed or frustrated. However, taking a moment for a few deep breaths can make a world of difference!

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“Do not disturb!”