Wednesday, June 27, 2012

E's Dedication

 Sweet Baby Girl was dedicated at church on Father's Day! (June 17, 2012)

She did great.  She kept trying to pull her bonnet off of her head, so I took it off right before she made her way down the aisle with our pastor.  She listened to him talk and played with his face and ears the whole time he was talking.  

Big Brother walked up with us to watch, and said, "Thank you!" pretty loudly when our pastor handed her back to us.  

It was a beautiful service, and we were so thankful to have so many family members share that time with us.  We had everyone over for a barbecue lunch at our house afterwards.

Monday, June 25, 2012

E - 7 months old!

 Baby Girl just turned 7 months old!

She is still the happiest and sweetest baby we know!

E loves to watch herself in the mirror--especially when she is standing up (with our help of course!)

She loves to hold her teething toys in just her gums without using her hands.

She has woken up twice on her stomach.  She cried for about 7 minutes and fell back asleep. (June 2)  Now... she rolls all over the place!  She still normally sleeps on her stomach, but when she wakes up, she can easily move to her back.  She always wakes up happy, and plays until we come to get her!  

We have started her on rice cereal.  She doesn’t always eat a lot of it, but she ate a good bowl on June 4.  Now... after about a week on rice cereal, we started veggies!  The first night she ate half a container of green beans.  She loved them!  By the third night, she ate the whole container.  Then, we moved to peas, and then squash.  She has gobbled up everything!  We will start her on fruits soon!  She is so funny to watch when she's eating.  I leave the spoon in her mouth while she sucks every last drop off!  She is still drinking 4 8 oz bottles a day, and I feed her the baby food right before her last bottle around 5:30.  

She is sleeping great.  She still takes 3 naps a day.  Each nap will be anywhere between 40 minutes-2 hours.  She goes down at 6:30, and sleeps til 6:30 or 7:15.  

She reaches for anything and everything, and puts it straight in her mouth!  She likes to try and get what we are eating or drinking.  She likes to take the remotes, or anything else that is within her reach.  W doesn’t like when she takes his Eeyore!

She makes lots of sounds.  She still squeals a lot, but also says, "Nanananana" and sometimes, "Mamama." 

We like to have dance parties at night before we put the kids down, and E has really started joining in on the fun.  She sits on the bed, and waves her hands in the air laughing!  

She sits up really well now, and we don't worry about her toppling over.  If she does fall over, it's usually on purpose!  She's either trying to get a toy or just wants to roll around. 

We love watching her grow, even though it's happening way too fast!

Thank you Lord for our precious baby girl!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

W - 2 years, 9 months

 In just 3 short months, Little Man will be 3 years old!

We have seen our share of the "terrible twos," but if that's the worst of it, I think we've done pretty well!

I have tried to keep up with some of the things he has said or done worth recording in the past two months (since I didn't have a written update last month).

When he was playing with his train one day, he said, "Hey Whatcha doin train?  I’m taking care of the me! Well hey! Hey! Hey! What choo doing?"

And holding his bus in one hand, and a stop sign in the other, he said, "Hey Stop Sign!! Hey Stop Sign!!"

In the crib one day, I heard him say, "Don't say no to Winston!"... hmmm, wonder where he gets that from!

And later in the crib, he said, "What's that sound?  It's okay! It's just a tractor. It's just a tractor."

On the way home from church, I heard W say something about Jesus, so I asked him, “Where is Jesus?”  W: “In the picture!” Me: “Oh okay.”
A few seconds later… W: “Hi Mr. W. How are you doing?, Me: “Who said that to you?” W: Jesus! Me: What did you say to him? W:  I’m coming to your house today! Me: What else did you say to him?  W: “You come over to my house!”
Later I wanted to see if he would talk about Jesus for B, so I asked him, “Did you talk to Jesus today?”  W: “Yeah. Jesus cried a little bit.”  Me: “Why?”  W: “He wanted to go nap nap.”

Those are just some of the things I have written down, but there are so many other sweet and cute things he does.  He definitely prefers his Daddy putting him to bed now over Mama.  He makes us take off our shirts for some reason when we are rocking him.  He will lay down and fall asleep on his Daddy's chest.  But he will not do that with me! He won't even lay down on me!

We just changed converted his crib to a toddler bed on the 16th, and he has done great!  He doesn't even get out until we tell him it's okay!

Love my little man!