Friday, May 28, 2010

7 MONTHS















Helllllloooooo????? Is she really 7 months???? Wow, great... ok. So, Colbie is so sweet! We just love her. She is funny and observant and loving and smiley and so cute! She is eating cereal like a champ, breakfast, lunch and dinner. She has also had avocado, which she pretty much despised. I fed it to her mixed with breast milk first... she spit it out mostly and gagged once. I tried mixing it with water (which is how I make her cereal) and she looked at me like I was crazy to feed it to her! Ha ha. I hope carrots go much better next week. We'll see. Colbie is also sitting up pretty well. She isn't sturdy to where I can leave her, but she does stay up right and play with her toys. She loves playing on her belly and grabbing toys. She also loves her meals. She nurses at 8am, 12pm, 4pm, 7pm, 11pm and occasionally at 5am. She has been going all night for a month or so (not counting the 2 weeks she was sick) and sleeping in her crib. She goes to bed so easily and if she fusses and cries we know she is over-tired or something is wrong. She takes her vitamin from a nipple still and has no issues with taking it (she hasn't taken a bottle, but I am 99% sure she would if needed). She drinks from a sippy cup and regular cup as well. And is pretty obsessed with it. She also loves baths. I can't wait to get her in the pool. She will love it. She gets so super excited when I come in her room after a nap or bed. When I talk to her or say her name she kicks and shrieks and squeals with excitement. What a happy girl. She still loves playing in her "party boat" (saucer) and being in her swing. She also plays in her pack-n-play and crib occasionally too. She is so "go-with-the-flow" and loves when Baylor and Averie talk and play with her. She is so great, I can't believe she is 7 months.

Monday, May 17, 2010

WORDS

So, here are some words to update the blog. I go to do this frequently and just don't know what to write. So here are some thoughts (no particular order) -

*We planted 2 gardens so far. And I have to get tomato plants into pots and plant some other things in the backyard garden like pumpkins and gourds. The kids and I grew the cucumbers, peas, pumpkins and gourds from seeds. We bought the other plants. I am super excited to plant flowers too. And to get the front "rock area" useable. We put a rectangular shaped garden in the middle there and are planning to do a walk way and stepping stones in there too. Also the swing (large bench one) and table and stool area for the kids. It is a work in progress. But I will love to be able to use that space!

*Colbie is so sweet. She really enjoys her saucer. She loves to "talk" to her toys, especially when they fall off her saucer. She talks to them loudly then and stretches to see them, it's cute. She is close to sitting all by herself. But does great sitting with the boppy behind her. She doesn't fall forward as much, she sits straight up. She is a great napper (usually) and naps in the morning from about 9:30am til 11:45am and again around 2pm til 4pm. She's been taking a 3rd nap, but it's been less and less and sometimes she fusses in her bed for 10 minutes and then I get her back up becuase I can tell she isn't going to sleep. She likes cereal so far. And has been taking it twice a day. Just a tablespoon or so, but she is learning to get it from the spoon to her mouth and then figuring out how to swallow it. I made her some carrots yesterday. I steamed them in my steamer and pulverized them with my food processor and then froze them in 14 little cubes. Perfect for defrosting and using as needed! But first avocado, probably next week. I want her to be good at eating cereal before I add more food. I also have a recipe for pears for after carrots! So fun! I can't wait for her to be a little chow hound! Colbie is also much better, health wise, she was on breathing treatments and antibiotics for a couple weeks. She had an ear infection and yucky cough. All is well now. She has her re-check and shots (EEEK!) this Thursday. I will hopefully do some running around with her afterwards, as long as she isn't too needy. She only had a bad reaction at 1 month (crying-screaming in pain from her little legs). :o)

*I have been better about letting my house be "lived-in." It's hard, but I haven't even been bothered by it as much. I clean up and organize several times a day, but don't let it overcome me. I like organization and have that... I just let clutter (toys, kids stuff) be around more often.

*Matt and I are going to start working out together again. We both want to, it's so just hard to find time and the excuses are so easy to come up with....

*We just got back from a weekend away at Pokagon State Park. We stayed at the Inn. It was a ton of fun. We were inside a lot because it rained, and rained, and rained... but the pool was nice! The kids are fish. They just swam and swam and were jumping in and practicing their skills. We also did crafts at the Inn (they had a craft room for kids. So neat.). Averie made a lady bug (painted) and watering can. And Baylor did two wooden cars (painted them) and a couple key chains. I need to seal them so the paint and glitter are on there good. It was neat to have something to do away from home, like a little vacay. I can't wait for another one of those. Maybe in June we will go camping. That sounds like something to start working on.

*I want to start making a "to-do" list for every day. I lose focus easily every day. Especially when I have me time. I tend to do lots of stuff half way. It's annoying. Then I have more of a mess then before my me time.

*I have been prepping dinners ahead of time and planning meals. It's really nice. Like for this week I am making black bean soup and I already have the veggies chopped for Wednesday. I plan to do this with Colbie's meals as well so I stay organized with what she has tried and what I've made or need to make.

*Averie is really into drawing. She draws so well these days. She draws adorable sunshines and hearts with faces and hair. She also loves playing baby and "hotel." Baylor still follows her around. He has been playing with his cars/trucks a lot lately. He also loves dressing up and playing "hotel" with Averie. They have also both been playing the "lady bug game" by them selves.

Friday, May 14, 2010

SPRING PICTURES











FIRST CEREAL!


First bite! Hey Mama, what did you give me... this stuff is different...


But, I want more!!!


Let me help...

Hey, is there something on my face?
Isn't my bib so cute?
Hmmm, a spoon. Can I eat it?
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!