Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Beach Trip

We went to the beach for a few days with Christy, John, Isabella and little Cole. We had a great trip! I don't know when we turned into the people who have kids alternating crying through dinner or carry their babies in carriers on their backs / chests, but we are and I wouldn't trade it for the world!

Me and Cole just hanging out
Daddy and Everleigh on the beach
Everleigh's first time to touch the sand - she liked it :)
Mommy and Everleigh
Happy Birthday to me! I turned...well, old. We'll leave it at that.
Isabella after enjoying some birthday cake...looks like she liked it!
My little ballerina!!
Playing putt-putt
Such great form!

Do you think Everleigh is enjoying herself?

She was!
Isabella putting...it was sort of always her turn. So cute!
Christy and Cole at the beach

Thursday, September 16, 2010

7 months

Here's a little snapshot of Everleigh at 7 months:
  • She gives the best kisses - they are more like open mouth slobers but they are so sweet
  • She will suck on your nose and get drool all inside your nostrils. I know it sounds gross, but I laugh so hard every time she does it
  • She is expressing her emotions a lot more lately - she gets frustrated with her toys if they aren't doing what she wants. She gets frustrated at her cup if she can't get it in her mouth. She cries if I leave her sight and then smiles really big at me as soon as she can see me again.
  • She sleeps great at night - still 11-12 hours. Her naps have gotten shorter - usually 2 hours a piece or so and she doesn't act sleepy while she's awake any more.
  • She is so active!!
  • She is an amazing eater! Wow, I did not know her tummy could hold so much food. She now eats baby food 3 times a day (as of this week) and nurses 4 times. When she eats her baby food, it's usually 4-6 ounces and a few tablespoons of cereal or oatmeal. It's a lot for a little baby and for a baby who just started eating a month ago.
  • She eats rice cereal, baby oatmeal, sweet potatoes, squash, carrots, peas, banana, apples, pears, mango, avocado, and peaches. She has loved everything except the carrots and peaches and she loves both of those now too. It just took a few tries.
  • She is in a size 9 month clothes, I think a size 2-3 shoe, but I don't put shoes on her very much, and size 2 diaper.
  • No teeth still - she's just a late bloomer I guess!
  • She rolled from her back to her tummy at 6 1/2 months and now does it often. Still not crazy about her tummy though.
  • She sits very well on her own and really doesn't fall over now unintentionally.
  • She talks constantly. She has said ga-, ma-, da-, ta-, ...well, a lot of them and she combines the different noises to make her own sweet language. I can't wait until she means me when she says mama. I still get excited now when she says it even though I know it doesn't mean anything. A girl can dream... :)
  • She's a very happy little baby!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

First trip to the Zoo and Cody's Birthday

Last weekend, Cody's sister, her husband and their 3 kids came in town along with his mom and dad. They all stayed at our house and it was so nice to be able to have that many people under our roof. I can't say we had a ton of room or that we even had that many beds, but I think everyone was ok and we had a lot of fun. It was Cody's birthday and also Labor Day (3 days!!) weekend. We decided to get out of the house for a while (there were 4 children stuck in the house on a beautiful day) and decided to go to the zoo since it was so nice out. We had so much fun! Everleigh, of course, could care less that we went any where, but we got some cute pictures of her. :)

Cody and Everleigh at the zoo

Timpy and Skylar

Marcus and Ethan

Whole fam!

Granna and Pappy with the youngest little girl

Mommy and Everleigh - I love that face. :)

Skylar and Everleigh - such a big cousin holding her!

Our family

Granna with all of her grandkids

Happy Birthday, my sweet, amazing husband!!! (The headpiece is b/c he was grilling and came in to blow out candles)

Everleigh helping Daddy open his presents - getting practice for Christmas and her birthday