Monday, May 23, 2011

Eleven Months!? Where and When did all of this happen? I can't believe in one month I will be wishing my sweet baby a happy 1st Birthday. Bittersweet to say the least. So once again, I will try and recap this month in a nutshell.

Basics:
Sleeping...you are doing a bit better, but still can't seem to make it all the way through the night without a hug from Mommy or Daddy. You are a cuddle bug and really like to lay next to one of us or on top, depending on the night. This is improved mainly because for a little while you were getting up a few times during the night which is a total killer on Mommy and Daddy.

Eating...you are trying a few new things. Your favorites are yogurt by far and thanks to your brother, popsicles. He likes to share his, which is so sweet, but you now want them and throw major tantrums if he has one and you do not. You love bananas and gerber puffs. I will say you like peas, grilled cheese, mac n cheese, rolls, cheerios, pureed fruits, and applesauce. You are starting to turn your nose to sweet potatoes which used to be a favorite (your brother did the same thing).

Clothes/Diapers: You are wearing 6-12 mo clothing and size 3 diapers. Some six month stuff fights perfect and then some 12 months is great too. All depends on the brand I guess. You really have filled out and have a rather plump, yet adorable belly if I might say so myself.

Activities, Etc....You are a free standing girl these days. You love to pull yourself up even or just go from kneeling to standing without grabbing onto stuff and then stand there for a good minute or two. It won't be long now before you take those first precious steps and then breakout into a full sprint I am sure. You have started giving kisses! I will give you kisses and make the noises and you try to do it back to me which melts my heart. You will then go in with open mouth and tongue to get more, so gross but so cute all at the same time. Just in the last few days you have started to point when you see people. You point at them and smile and then get so excited when they point back at you. I am loving all of this. You have also started mimicing a few other things or should I say person, your brother. When he screams, you scream. When he starts crying, you start crying, right on cue. This is too much at times for mommy and daddy. When we catch you doing something you know you shouldn't you freeze and then turn and smile at us as if you are saying "Come on, are you really going to get mad at someone with these dimples?" You are going to give us a run for our money.

Reese, we love you more and more each day. You make us laugh so much, especially when you and Ashton play off of each other. You have developed a great personality in your short life so far and we can't wait to see you grow. We love you Reesy Peesy!





























Sunday, May 22, 2011

Surprise Grandpa!

Happy Birthday Grandpa! On Friday Casey and I flew out with the kids to Midland to surprise Grandpa for his Birthday. Molly (Casey's mom) picked us up at the airport on Friday afternoon and we drove straight to Grandpa's office to surprise him. I think he was pretty excited to see us and even shed a few tears of happiness when he saw Ashton run into the room saying "Happy Birthday Grandpa!" We had a nice, but short visit in Midland. Unfortunately I did not do a great job of taking pictures. I had a stomach bug for the entire trip so I wasn't really on my game in terms of capturing all of the weekend activities. It was a fantastic trip. Happy Birthday Hal!





























Sunday, May 15, 2011

Nice Weekend

A wonderful weekend spent with family. I just love these two littles ones more and more each day!



















Sunday, May 8, 2011

A Happy Mother's Day

It was a perfect Mother's Day. Unfortunately I don't have a recent picture of my mom on this post, but am so thankful to have her as my mom. She has taught me to be the woman and Mother I am....and now, as a mom, I catch myself saying/doing things that I sore up and down I wouldn't do, but it is true--I am my mother's daughter and I wouldn't have it any other way. I am so thankful for a wonderful husband who gave me the most precious gift ever, the opportunity to be a mom to Ashton and Reese, two of God's most amazing creations. I had a fantastic day and loved my edible bouquet!





























Friend's Birthday

Happy Birthday Sage! Last weekend we headed to the Little Gym to celebrate Sage's 2nd Birthday! Ashton and Reese had a great time, as you can tell from the pictures below.