Saturday, December 10, 2011

A's First Birthday

We had a great time on A's first birthday last month!  She has been growing up so fast lately.  We did a Winnie the Pooh theme, with a beehive cake and honey and yogurt snacks.
 M was a great helper with the present unwrapping, even though she was a little sick that night.  A got some really fun presents and couldn't keep her hands off the maracas from Uncle T.
 This picture cracks me up.  Chris and A are both making great faces.
 That's our happy girl!
 She looks a little terrified of the candle, but I guess that is a good thing.
Love that face!
A has been walking since Thanksgiving; what a great birthday present for me.  She is also getting really good at going down the stairs, so I don't have to worry quite as much about her.  We still haven't taken the gate at the stairs down, though.  She kind of says "hi" to us and will say "huh?" if you say her name.  It's really cute, and definitely something she has picked up from M.  Happy Birthday A!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Lots of Fun on Halloween

We had a great Halloween this year!  M thought it was kinda yucky scooping out the pumpkins.  She was Dora the Explorer and A was Piglet.  We got to visit Dad at work for a lunchtime party on Halloween, then went trick-or-treating around our neighborhood that night.  We have way too much candy!

Monday, September 26, 2011

End of Summer

Breakfast with M
I couldn't resist getting this Halloween shirt for A
M in her "back-to-school" outfit.  She put it all together herself.
We have these little frogs in our yard quite often.  Chris caught this one and we convinced M to hold it for a few minutes.
Luckily, Daddy has enough room on his lap for both girls.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lagoon Day 2011

Things couldn't have been more different this year at Lagoon Day!  M loved all the rides, even the dragon roller coaster and the egg drop.  Last year she cried on the boats, so it's amazing what difference a year can make with little kids.  We met up with our neighbors for the afternoon, so M had a ride buddy.  We went swimming for a little bit when we first got there, and then A sat in her stroller for most of the day and was happy.  It was a great day! 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

9 Month Stats

Poor little A has fallen victim to the dreaded second-child syndrome.  I don't blog nearly as much about her as I did M.  I do try to take pictures of her from time to time, even though most of them don't make it to the blog.  A had her 9 month check-up today, so I thought it's better late than never to start posting her stats.

Height: 28" (75%)
Weight: 18# 7 oz. (almost 50%)

She's doing great on the growth charts, but not quite as tall as M.  The doctor did say that usually height tapers off around now, and A is still going strong, so she might be tall like M.

Other things A is doing at 9 months:
  • Crawling like crazy!
  • Pulling herself up to stand and falling back down a lot.
  • Walking while holding onto things.
  • Saying "Dada" and "Mama".
  • Teething with her first teeth.  We hope to see them soon!
  • Eating more and more new foods every day.
  • Sleeping really well.
  • Putting everything in her mouth.
  • Loving to play with big sis M.
  • Loving peek-a-boo.
  • Clapping her hands.