Thursday, April 28, 2011

Happy Easter...a little late

We had a great Easter weekend. We started Friday with our annual crawfish boil that we have been doing on Good Friday for many years now. I was so happy my two aunts came in from New Orleans to spend the holiday weekend with us. Sunday we attended early mass then went to Mo and Mimi's for breakfast and to see what the Bunny had brought. We then came home to see what the bunny had left there and then to Aunt Jac and Uncle Marks house because apparently the Easter Bunny thought Ashton and Reese needed to be taken care of yet again. They both made out like bandits. It was a great weekend. Here are just a few pictures with more to come! (Sadly, that is the best "family" picture we could get...its the thought that counts right???)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

10 Months Old

Oh Reese! And we are now into the two digit month numbers, completely bittersweet. What can I say? You are something else! Here are some things I want to remember:

-You are one inquisitive little girl! If you were in a contest you would easily win a stare off because you do just that, stare and someone/something new with your piercing, but beautiful BIG blue eyes!

-Talking...I think you get this from me, you like to hear yourself talk and say, "Momma, Dadda, Bye-Bye and No" the first two are constants, the others you have said only a couple of times. dropped another feeding this month and are down to one bottle a day, and then eating with mom in the morning and at night. You still like pureed food but have started trying new things and I am happy to say you like Turkey and Grilled Cheese sandwichs. I still have high hopes that you won't be as picky as your brother

-Mobility...You are one fast crawler and as soon as you get to your destination you quickly figure out how to pull yourself up and then like to stand there with one arm on and the other off. You have stood by yourself a few times and right now I feel like those first steps will be taken before you turn one, but I am not sure if you will be completely walking by then. I am in no rush for that though!

Personality..You are a DRAMA QUEEN! Man do you like attention! You could have a tray full of food but will cry out if someone is not directly in front of you talking to you. Once you have gotten your way you smile, and go back to eating and being happy. You have the heartiest laugh! I love to hear that belly laugh that comes out when you are being tickled (you are extremely ticklish) or when you see something you like.

Sleeping...You do take naps, thank goodness, but the rest of the night time has a lot to be desired. Why oh why do my children not like to sleep??? Your daddy and I both really enjoy sleeping but apparently we did not pass this trait.

Extras...You have started to clap your hands and even dance a little. When music comes on and you are crawling you will stop what you are doing and do a little booty shake which is so cute! Or you will sit yourself up and shake your head with the music. You LOVE to turn the lights on and off. You will hit the light switch with an open hand and then your face lights up so bright when you succeed turning it on/off. Another unbecoming trait of yours, you like to slap/bite mommy and only mommy! You have gotten my face and shoulders numerous times and when I firmly tell you NO, you look at me and then giggle. I can already tell you are going to be a little piece of work.

Reese, we continue to praise God for choosing your Daddy and I to be your protectors and guides here on Earth. Whoever said that once you have kids it is like taking a piece of your heart and watching it walk around you on the outside had it right. You and your brother are the light of our lives and we love you dearly. We can't wait for the next month and all of the adventures to come!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

April Catch Up

These past few weeks have completely flown by. It feels like the weekends are in fast forward and are done before we know it. Last weekend we went to the zoo and got to see all the animals, Ashton got his arm painted (wasn't into the idea of having his face painted) and rode the carousel. Sunday we went to the neighborhood Easter Party. Then Mema and Molly came to visit which I was SO thankful for, as Casey had to go out of town for work from Sunday - Wednesday. I was so appreciative to have the extra hands and help around and Ashton and Reese were in heaven. When I went to pick up Ashton from school on Wednesday he cried the whole way home saying he wanted to go to the airport. I was trying to explain to him that his Daddy was at home now and not at the airport, and his response "No, I want to go to Molly's house!" As you can tell, he was sad to see his Grandma's go home. Guess they need to come back soon! This weekend we had a crawfish boil Friday night, a much needed haircut and then Ashton got to go to a carnival with Mimi. Meanwhile Ms. Reese has been getting into EVERYTHING! Since my last post her vocabulary has expanded, "Dada Dada Dada" is heard quite often with the "Momma Momma Momma," and just this weekend she said once "No No." She won't say it on cue, but she will shake her head to tell you "No No," and then smiles so cutely when she does it. Anyways, I will leave you with a few pictures.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Music to My Ears and then some...

It's official, our first word "Momma." She has been babbling for a while now saying MMMmmommaa, DDDaddadaa, but this week she started saying "momma" to me and I can't be more in love. So happy! We went to the doctor for her 9 month check up on Tuesday and the stats are as follows:

Height: 27 1/2 inches (45%)

Weight : 18 lbs 6 oz (39%)

She is a little small, but perfect none the less. I was happy to report that her ears checked out fine, but unfortunately lil' miss has not been herself since yesterday and I hate to think another ear infection is creeping up. Who knows, but we will be watching her. So far a few other things in a recap, we packed up and headed to the lake this weekend after work on Friday. My parents, Casey, the kids and I had a great time on Friday night and Saturday, until around 7 PM. Reese had gone down for a catnap around 6 and woke up around 7 just not happy. She started crying and would not stop. I feel like by now I know her cries and this one was one of pain. It was so bad and she was inconsolable. Casey and I quickly packed up a few things and got in the car prepared to go to the ER in College Station because something just seemed so wrong. My parents finished packing up and left an hour after us with Ashton. I tried to console her in the back of the car and when we made it to College Station she was sleeping so we decided to push on home. We got in a little after 11 PM and I put her in bed next to me. It was an off and on night with her but she did sleep. This morning she was crawling around just happy as could be with nothing but a runny nose. So, maybe I overreacted but the baby I was holding last night was not my "normal" little girl. I still don't know what was wrong, ears? gas? stomach ache? So as I said before we are watching her for now and hoping a trip to the doctor is not in the near future.

As a side note, she did get her first split lip on Friday. She has learned to pull herself up, and she did just that, only to come crashing down and bit her little lip which caused a nice amount of blood. Thankfully she seemed fine after a few minutes. Ashton had a great time riding on the four wheeler, mowing the grass with Mo and making "Mimi Donuts." He is a total ham who makes us want to hug him one minute and pull our hair out the next but we wouldn't trade any of this for the world. I leave you with some pictures.