Saturday, March 31, 2012

Happy 5th birthday, Georgia!

Happy Birthday to you! 
Happy Birthday to YOU! 
Happy 5th Birthday to Georgia!!
Happy Birthday to YOU!!!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Rosemary: 9 Months

Dear Rosemary,
I actually started this before you turned 9 months, for once, hoping to actually get one out on time! But, still- no! But your big sis has a special day coming up SOON so I decided I better get it done before that! (And before you turn 10 months!!)

~You are everywhere, all the time! You are one busy baby! Your crawl super-fast, cruise on everything, and have stated using the push-toy to practice your walking. We keep thinking your first steps are going to be any day, but you keep us waiting! You have figured out how to open the cabinets- and empty them! Baby proofing is next!
Your big sis is a great help, as you try out your walking legs!

~After your great eating streak, we are back to the battle. You just aren't into it, bottle or food. Your eating schedule is supposed to be 7oz bottle 4x per day and baby food/cereal 3x. You get stir-crazy quickly in your high chair and getting any food in you can be challenging, but big sis Georgia helps with distracting you and keeping you happy. We are trying out some beginner finger foods- puffs and cheerios. You're starting to get the hang of it, but it's about one in four/five that actually make it down the hatch- the rest goo up and stick everywhere- your face, neck, arms, clothes, the highchair, the floor, on mommy...

~All that eating leads to many fun times in the tub. You're finally big enough to just sit up in the tub, often with a big sister, brother- or both! You love splashing in the water and try to grab onto the sprayer. You cry when it's time to get out! But we get all the goo out of your hair- which is getting long enough to go up, Bam-bam style!

~A very exciting first has been a first word- which I am SO proud to announce was mama!! Finally! A baby that says mama before dada! Of course I was proactive about it this time- I've been whispering "mama" in your ear since you were a newborn. ;) And it worked- you "mama mamma" all day! You're also saying "uh-oh"when you drop- or, more likely, throw something down. And also a great "Heyyy"- complete with a wave! Another first is we have been trying out a sippy cup. You love to chew on it, but you actually drink some water too! No new teeth yet with all that chewing- still just the bottom two.
Big smiles with Grammie!
Well, since we are halfway into your 10th month, Im going to stop here before I start reporting things that should be in next month's update! We continue to love watching you grow and learn new things. You are such a blessing to us all and we love you an incredible much!
love, mommy

PS- I waited to schedule your 9 month checkup after Georgia's bday, so I could just do one doc visit for both checkups- so we'll have some official stats to add to this after next week! 

Friday, March 16, 2012

Spring Break 2012!!!

We are finishing up our Spring Break here. I've decided Spring Break should always follow the "spring forward" time change. The kids, especially girls, have actually been sleeping in! Lincoln usually has an internal alarm that gets him up at 7am daily, but this week he hasn't gotten out of bed before 7:30! It's been awesome for mommy.
We've had a very laid-back spring break at home. Which may be why Georgia keeps asking to go back to school! The kids rode their bikes, we ate popsicles, played at the park, did laundry- sounds exciting, right! ;) Well, today WAS exciting. Grammie and I took all three kids to the beach!
Whoo-hoo!! Spring break 2012, baby!!

Don't you love it when you've just gotten to the beach and all you want to do is play in the sand and you can't even open your eyes yet bc the sun is too bright but your mom wants to plop you down and make you smile for a picture?!
Just be glad mommy only had her phone for pictures, kids- it coulda been much worse if I'd had the big camera! ;)
"Don't worry little sister, I'll shade your eyes for you"
Nice hair, mommy! You may need to borrow my hat...
 This was only Rosemary's 2nd time to play in the sand- which was totally to our advantage because she wasn't too sure about it at first and would just stay on the blanket under the golf umbrella. (See, larry, I am getting some good use out of the giant golf umbrella you got me!) Every time she'd get near the edge of the blanket, she'd peer at that sand and let out an "ahhh!", which is baby-talk for: "ew- that sticky stuff is still out there!" So she was happy just playing and chewing on stuff in the shade for most of the time.

Showing mommy some sweet gums! Those little legs are getting so long!
 At the end of our day I brought her out and let her sit in the shallow stream left by the tide. It was perfect for her to splash in and watch big sister build a sand castle and laugh at big brother racing by!

Here comes brother, racing down the beach...
Whoa- there he goes!!
That is just the funniest thing I've EVER seen- that brother!!!! :)
A great day!! And a perfect way to 'celebrate' Rosemary turning 9 months old today- isn't she getting to be such a big girl?! Her 9 month blog update is actually started, so hopefully I'll get it done, well, sometime soon! :)

Saturday, March 3, 2012


Chocolate-Face, Cutie-Patootie and Cowgirl Cinderella
Chocolate-Face and Cutie-Patootie
(I was going to edit that chocolate right off his face, but it's so HIM I kept it original! Dirt, sweat, and chocolate- and loves his sisters SO much! :)  I did, however, edit the boogers off Cutie's nose! ;)