Wednesday, April 28, 2010

6 MONTHS!!!!!

Colbie hanging out. The big kids were playing and she was just watching them.

Lovin her saucer!

This was from a day or two ago. She is able to sit up propped with her hands. Sometimes she face-plants though. But she is getting her back stronger and starting to figure it all out (check out her "focused" face)!

This is her smile. So sweet! Love it!

These are some of the most recent pics I have of her. All from the last couple of weeks. I will take some "official" 6 month pics later today. Colbie is so wonderful. She is a very happy, loving, smiley, content baby. She is so easy to figure out. She goes about her day being held, playing under her play-gym, playing in her crib, lounging in her bouncy seat, playing in her saucer, sitting in her high chair "observing" us eat or sucking on her fingers. She is also very content on her belly to play. Her favorite toys currently - her musical caterpillar, chimes, "pup-pup" (a doggie-blanket-lovie), her Sassy mirror and her black and white Manhattan toy (called Skwish) and anything she can "smack" with her hands that makes noise! She loves drinking out of my water glass (yes, a real cup) and is super good at it. She has tried a sippy cup a few times without a lot of success, but we are about to venture into the world of cereal and sippy cups very, very soon!! She has her check-up next week on Thursday. I expect her to be around 14lbs. (which makes her my peanut still)...
We plan to start cereal after her 6 month check-up. I need to finalize my recipe and make sure I pump enough milk so I can load the cereal with milk for the first several feedings. I think she is ready and will do great with it! Then we will move on to the "first foods." YAY! I am very excited! I can't wait to make her all sorts of yummy foods. On a different note, it is sort of sad! Once she is on food, she isn't a "baby" anymore. I can't believe she is 6 months old. She will also start sleeping in her crib at night soon too. She sleeps through the night 70% of the time(goes to bed at 7:30-8pm and gets up around 7:30-8am [eating at 11pm and 6am typically]). Even when she wakes up at 4am for a feeding so goes right back to sleep afterwards. She also naps at 9:30am, 1:30pm and a short nap at 5:45pm). She loves baths and is a great sleeper. She goes down without crying and can calm herself very easily if she wakes up in the middle of her nap. Rarely do we have to rock her or go in and calm her during her naps/bed. But I do love to snuggle her. She is the kissiest, snuggliest, huggiest most sweet baby (she is more or a snuggler then A or B were at this age). And I love it!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Where their beds are (and see their new hooks and shelf). Also their book boxes are behind Averie's bed.

The wall that is the front of the house. New shelf for all big kid toys. Averie's art far to the left and awesome curtains made by Grandma Pam.

The blue and green together... Averie chose the blue and Baylor chose the green!

Averie's "wall"

Baylor's art

Baylor's "wall"

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Monday, April 05, 2010


Colbie gazing out the window before our swim.

Averie and Baylor playing the Lady Bug game.

Little Miss.

Pool time

Colbie loved it, Averie loved it, Baylor loved it... the pool water was so warm.

We stayed in a nearby hotel a couple of weeks ago just for fun. The hotel had free dinner (they brought in P.F. Chang's) which was included... a pool and hot tub (we were only joined by 2 boys one time, the rest of the time we were alone)... the pool was so warm, Colbie probably thought she was in a large bath. She loved it, just chilled and relaxed in my arms. And free breakfast the next morning. Not just your average breakfast. I'm talking everything... eggs, breakfast burritos, cereal, bagels, homemade waffles, fruit, oatmeal, pasteries, meat, a juice machine... much more then I can list...yum. I love breakfast!!! Ha ha. And one of the best perks was the room. It was a suite so there was a bedroom with 2 beds so we could put the bigs to bed in separate beds and stay up and watch tv and have dessert (we got a yummy slice of cheesecake from P.F. Changs and didn't share with the kids!). The room also had a full kitchen and it was only $115 with tax per night! It was nice to do something fun with the kids and to let them enjoy the pool and practice their swimming skills - which they loved. We will for sure do it again!
Served Averie fresh milk for 1 year, 2 months and 5 days! Served Baylor fresh milk for 1 year, 6 months, 1 week and 5 days! Served Colbie fresh milk for 1 year, 3 months exactly!