Friday, October 26, 2012

7 Months and New Milestones

Sweet girl, you are seven months old!  You are busy and loving and curious and smart, and I just adore you!
Here's what you have been up to this month:

10/17- You learned how to sit yourself up!  Once you figured it out, you practiced all day!

You are very, very close to crawling!  You have the army crawl down, and you are fast!  Now, you are practicing getting up on all fours and rocking back and forth.

You also like to get on your hands and feet and "walk."  You don't go anywhere, but it's really cute!

Then, you take a break to watch the Golden Girls!

Although you are still only nursing (every 2-3 hours) for nutrition, you have started sampling (mostly sucking on) table foods.  You love most of the flavors, but the solid texture completely weirds you out.

Some things you have tried: plums, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, potato salad, gumbo, egg yolks (boiled), avocado, and broccoli.

You are starting to really notice when people around you are eating, and you open your mouth with them and pretend to chew.  I guess you are about ready for food yourself!

You may be noticing something different about these photos.  If you are guessing earrings, you are correct!  Nanny and I took you to get your ears pierced when we were in Lake Charles last weekend (10/20).  You were so brave.

Here you are before they do their magic.  I was so sad and so nervous, I couldn't watch.  Nanny was taking your picture.

Of course you cried, but hardly at all.  They said you were the best baby they had ever done!  And they pierce lots and lots of little ears!  They could believe how little you cried.

This is why I couldn't look.

I just scooped you up as fast as I could and nursed you.  You calmed down immediately.  You nursed for a couple of minutes and then you were smiling again!


Look at that pretty girl :)

10/19- At Mimi's house, you got up on all fours and actually crawled two "steps" then fell and army crawled.

You have done this a few more times, but never anymore than two "steps," then you return to the army crawl.  I expect you to be crawling in full force in a couple of weeks.

You have two teeth now!  And I am happy to say, you aren't biting me anymore!  Thank you, by the way! :)

Bath time is still your favorite!  Anytime you stay home with Daddy, I remind him to just put you in the tub if you get fussy.  It's an instant "happy pill."

Just look at that sweet face, would you?!  You tickle Daddy to his core. He can't look at you without smiling. You are his little sunshine :)

Your tongue is pretty famous.  You are always sticking it out at everyone!

Let's travel back in time....


I have a feeling you will be in kindergarten before I know it!!  I wish I could slow time just a little!  :)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Those Munchkins

Our munchkins have some pretty big things going on in their lives!  Up first, is Gannon.  Some of you may have already heard about his exciting day at school yesterday, but for those of you who haven't, here's the scoop.

When I picked him up after school, he had this really cool necklace around his neck.

Can you see it??  If not, it's a plastic tooth.  Can you imagine why he is wearing a tooth necklace??

Yep!  He lost his first tooth!!

He was so excited to wake up to find that the tooth fairy had paid him a little visit :)

Austyn can read!!  Well, not really, but she IS getting better!  She is learning how to put letter sounds together to form words!  She is very, very proud that she can "read" this ABC book.

In other news, the bigs really have to learn the importance of picking up after themselves!  They are about to find out why!!

^This little girl is mobile!!  Go, Mia-Bug :)

And here are a few more, just because they're cute :)



Love to everyone!!


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