Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Gentlemen, start your engines.....

We have a crawler! Actually this post is a little late, she's been crawling for about a week now. She looks so funny and tiny crawling around the floor, getting into EVERYTHING...... Video to come.....

Our first baby...

This is our Maggie, we've had her for almost 7 years now. The kids adore her! Kev and I love her, too, but she is seriously like having a third child! A defiant, wild, misbehaving third child....

Wednesday Morning

Georgia loves her Baby Einstein movies. And of course, she never goes too far without her stuffed puppy dog, Darby,.......or her thumb!

Her Daddy's Eyes

"Wii" are having so much fun!!!

Thanks to our sweet Aunt Wendy, Sam is now the proud owner of his very own Wii! And as you can tell by the pics, he loves it! He's still getting the hang of the remote, but has the best time playing. Of course, that is when he can pry his daddy off of it!! Kevin and I made a pact that we would only play with it when the kids are in bed. Needless to say, we are both sleep deprived and sore from staying up all night playing tennis and baseball!

Fun in the sink

Now that Georgia has 2 teeth (yes, she I said 2 teeth)- more pics when I figure out how to get a good picture of them! - she's been gnawing on everything she can get her hands on! So when we gave her one of those biter biscuits the other day, she loved it!! But, those of you who have little ones know what I'm talking about, they are soooo messy! So needless to say we had to "hose" her down in the sink when she was done. She LOVED it!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Howdy Partner!

Sam began his first session of hippotherapy this afternoon. Hippotherapy - you ask? He's riding a horse! Well, hippos is the Greek word for horse. Hippotherapy is a treatment that uses the multidimensional movement of a horse to provide sensory input which is variable, rhythmic and repetitive. The theory behind it is that the variability of the horses gait enables the therapist to grade the degree of sensory input needed by the client to achieve the desirable results. A good friend (and speech therapist) of mine, "Miss Dayna" is working with Sam this summer in an attempt to help with his diaphramatic breathing and speech in a natural and relaxed setting. Now that you understand the basis for the therapy, I have to brag! He did awesome!!! I was a little worried that he wouldn't even step near the horse, but boy, was I ever wrong! He practically climbed up the horse himself, and rode around the course sitting up so tall and proud of himself!! It was the cutest thing! Can't wait to see how he does next week - look out Lone Ranger!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

My Three Kids...

Friday "Matinee"

Those of you who know Sam, know how much he LOVES his movies....well, baby sister wanted to see what the fuss is all about! But much to Sam's disapproval, she wanted a "front row seat"!! I have to say he was very sweet and patient with her (and maybe a little frustrated!) and allowed her to share his Friday afternoon viewing of Thomas the Train!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

I'm a big kid now!

Georgia's already figured out how to drink out of sippy cup - and she is sooo proud of herself!

Georgia's 6 Month Update

Where does the time go?!?!? I can't believe you're already 6 months old!!! The time passes by so quickly, I do my best just to savor every sweet moment! You are such a little ray of sunshine! I feel so blessed to call you my own! You now weighs 16 lbs. and 6 oz. (65th percentile) and measures 27 inches tall (90th percentile - she's tall, wonder where she gets that from....). Your head circumference is 27 inches (75th percentile). Dr. Beck says you are just perfect (of course, we already knew that!) Here are a few of the things you are doing now at 6 months:

Eating: You are now eating solid foods (and have been for several weeks now). You have even tried a couple of the 2nd foods already! You are such a good eater, and seem to like everything we feed you. You get cereal (either oatmeal or barley) with fruit every morning for breakfast. And you eat half a jar of veggies and fruit for lunch and dinner. Of course, you think you are too big for baby food, and really just want to eat (or drink) whatever anyone else around you is eating. I have been feeding you small bites of table food when you seem interested, and you LOVE it!! Especially ice cream!!!! You get sooooo mad when I take the spoon away! You are also eating cheerios and fruit puffs for snacks in the afternoon. As for drinking, you are now taking approximately 7 ounces of formula about 4 times a day, and have already learned how to drink from a sippy cup - you are so proud of yourself! I give you a little water in your cup along with your cheerios for a snack and you sit up in your high chair with the biggest grin!

Sleeping: I am soooo pleased to report that you are still a fantastic sleeper!!! You go to bed between 7:30 and 8:00 p.m. every night and don't wake up again until around 7 AM!!!! Of course, the downside of all of this is that your not much of a napper during the day, with only one good nap around 11 AM, but you usually stay asleep for around 2 hours. I am definitely not complaining - your big brother didn't sleep through the night until he was well over one year old, so your great sleeping habits have been such a wonderful surprise!! Of course, you suck your thumb to go to sleep (will not take a pacifier for anything), and I know that we may have difficulties with that later on, but for now, it's convenient and soothes you so well. You look like such an angel when you sleep!

Playing: You LOVE dogs!! Real ones, stuffed ones, pictures of them in books - you name it!! Nothing and no one makes you laugh like our dog, Maggie. You guys are going to have so much fun together - once you learn not pull her fur! Of course, you also love mommy and daddy, and think that big brother, Sam, hung the moon! And you just think your Grammy is the funniest person around! You still like your exersaucer, but now that you are almost mobile - I think you'll be crawling by the end of the week!!!! - you prefer to be on the floor and getting into brothers books and cars. Not so sure he's crazy about your newfound exploration, but it sure does tickle you! You are rocking back and forth on all fours, and have already figured out the legs, but we're still working on the arms to be able to crawl. However, that sure doesn't slow you down, you can roll all over the floor and get anywhere you want! You love books, especially the kind with buttons that make music. And this summer, you are really enjoying the pool. You just float around and kick all over the pool - not the least bit afraid. I think you're going to be a water baby like Sam!

You have one tooth already (its been in for a few weeks now) and the other one is almost through the gums as well! They are so cute, but I'll be glad when all this teething is over!!! It sure makes you feel bad and fussy!

You are still sooooo alert and don't miss a thing. Strangers stop me all the time to comment on your alertness and cute little smile. You smile at EVERYONE, and if they don't pay attention to them, you cough and sneeze or squeal at them until they do! You are such a ham!! You love to "talk" and have really found your voice lately. And when you laugh, its such a deep little belly laugh, you just melt my heart. I love the way you smile with your eyes!

I could go on and on forever about all the cute little things you do, and I'd never be able to do justice to just how special you are. You light up my life, sweet girl. We love you so much and can't wait to see what the next 6 months hold in store!


Georgia's 6 Month Pictures

These were just a "sneak peek" that the photographer sent us. I think they turned out great! Can't wait to see the rest! Unfortunately, they won't be available for viewing for a few more weeks. I'll post the link to the others on here when they become available.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Cutie Booty

She's going to hate me for this someday, but I couldn't resist posting this picture!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Pool Time

After a hard day of shopping and preschool, the kids felt it was time to unwind and relax in their new pool! We upgraded this year to bigger ( and deeper ) inflatable one, and needless to say, its a big hit with both of them! Sam wants to get in first thing in the morning (before breakfast - pajamas and all!) and Georgia loves to float around in her baby raft. You should see her kick her legs down there in the water - just like a little duck! She just motors herself all over the pool. And with the funniest expressions - soooo proud of herself! PS - I made these pictures with my new camera (thanks Kev!) I LOVE IT!!!!! It's so fancy and has so many neat settings, I can't wait to find out what all it can do. Some little 5 year old (I won't name any names......) broke mine last week, and its been torture waiting for my new one to come in. Much more pictures to come as I have fun learning/playing with this one!