Monday, July 30, 2012

Happy 10 Months Lucy

Dear Lucy,

10 months!?!? HOW!?!? Your first year is just cruising by and you are growing and changing so much each day. This month has been so much fun! I still cannot believe just how much you have changed in these last 10 months. From being a teeny tiny little 6 pounder that fit perfectly into preemie size jammies to well…my chunka munka baby girl that can easily wear 18-24 month size clothes. You went from hating sleep and to being a really really really great sleeper (7:30-7:30) and napper (sometimes we still get a short morning nap but always a solid nap in the afternoon 1-3). You are such a happy girl and it has been so fun to start to see your own unique personality start to develop lately.

You finally decided that crawling “normal” was acceptable and are now doing that instead of the “zombie drag” … Mama tried to do the “zombie drag” and girl that was HARD no wonder you have some muscles on those arms! You are also pulling up on everything, even flat surfaces like the door or wall. You are getting better at getting down by yourself but still tend to dive bomb the floor so we are still making sure to spot you at all times. Two weeks ago you started sitting yourself up from the crawling position and now do it from almost any position, this has been a great thing for you to learn because you are playing so well now that you can crawl to a toy, pick it up, and sit up and play. You also learned how to crawl up the steps and are super fast!
One thing that you really started to do this month was talk! WOW do you have a lot to say! You say Mama and Dada and know what you are saying; when we ask you where is Liam you will look right at him or where is dada/mama, you know whose who. You are also repeating A LOT. You also ask for a “bap” (what Liam always called a paci) when you (on the rare occasion) want a pacifier. You’ve said: Nigel, ball, duck, Elmo, turtle, fish, and a few others.

You, of course, are still a little foodie and love to eat and try new things. Still a fan of everything, it is wonderful, fun and makes my life so easy! You have been loving fresh local strawberries and blueberries and have finally taken to eating bananas which was one of the three foods (along with fresh green beans and white potatoes) that you have not been a fan of in the past. You are drinking from a sippy cup like a pro and are only have two bottles a day.
Your favorite toys this month have been your rattles and some of the Melissa and Doug musical instruments (maracas and “clapper”), soft blocks (especially the ones with the rattles in them), chunky puzzle pieces, and any of Liam’s little cars and trains. You have become a little speed demon in your walker! You literally run around the house and pretend you are playing extreme bumper cars most of the time. You turn on a dime and get around so well. You love walking (most of the time running) while holding onto our hands.

look at how you've grown.....

Monday, July 9, 2012

2nd Annual Summer Party

On Saturday we hosted our second annual summer party. My brother was visiting from NC for the first time since Christmas so we had more then a good reason to celebrate with a party!

Liam and Evan playing tag….blurring the “sport mode”.


The food: burger and hot dogs, grilled veggies and corn, loaded baked potato salad, macaroni salad, and caprese pasta salad.


Alex, Jer and Matt catching up.


Lucys happy place!


Wiffle ball game.


A storm rolled in just in time for dessert: make your own sundaes, rice krispie treats, and individual fruit pizza. IMG_9637IMG_9641

Uncle Matt pitching to his nephews!


FIREWORKS!!!! Liam watched from inside because it was a little too loud for his liking, Evan and Grandma joined him too.



Liam ended the night with another “firework show”, throwing confetti with Kim.


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Fourth of July 2012


Liam practicing waving his flag before we left for the parade.



We sat on the lawn of the church that Alex and I got married at and the kids had a great time! I mean what could be better then watching cars, trucks, and rescue vehicles while getting candy thrown at you?!?



One of the state representatives gave us this flag and Lucy would not let it our of her grasp. She hugged the flag for the duration of the parade and even started to doze off with it (then the fire trucks came and baby girl wasn’t a very happy camper).


After naps we went over Alex’s parents house for dinner and had some fun on the slip and slide, Lucy was a big fan!48274acac64a11e1985822000a1d011d_7