Saturday, June 30, 2012

Em and Mom came to visit

Mom and Em were so sweet to make the trek down to B'ham last week! It is always fun having family in town, even if we do have a tiny tiny house! They were troopers and didn't mind sleeping on the couch and air matress. The kids had a lot of fun and we had fun watching them! Mom took some great pictures below. We did get out of the house but I'm not sure we had enough hands to take pictures! We went to the splash pad in Gardendale and the girls had a great time running through it. Amelia and Sloan were troopers but I wouldn't say they had fun!

Here are some pictures from playing around at our house...

 Amelia was really showing off moving all over the floor!

We established that Sloan and Amelia basically have the same size feet...he's 7 weeks and she's almost 7 months! really we established that they are basically the same size all over!

 Handsome boy!
 Bebe with Sloan and Avie
 Sloan in his cutie frog pjs
Brookie-boo looking suspicious! I love her hair right now, its getting long and full and is so cute!

 Amelia has started pulling that pink pillow down off the top of her crib almost every naptime and in the mornings when she wakes up.
 Brookie and Avie...I think these two are going to be best buds! Look at Avie's smile!
Me and my girls...I don't usually post pictures of myself, mainly b/c I am the one taking most pictures! So, it was nice to have a pic of me and my babies. I'm so thankful for them!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

6 Months & Sisterly Love

 On June 1st sweet Amelia turned 6 months! I can't stop time, or I would...its just going too fast. Well, I guess I should say if I could stop my children from aging...I do kind of wish residency away for Matt's sake! Anyway...she is so much fun! She started rolling this month and it is hilarious! She's all over the place, rolling very fast and using her rolling to get wherever she wants to go. She is trying to crawl but doesn't have the strength or coordination yet but she wants to be on the move for sure. I think its just due to watching Brooklyn play so much. Here are some things Amelia is doing at 6 months...

- She got her first tooth on June 1st! She hasn't been too fussy but I can tell its hurting her, she's putting everything in her mouth all the time. She hasn't been drooling as much as Brooklyn did yet.
- Amelia is VERY smiley - I can't get over how much she smiles. She will smile at ANYTHING and ANYONE...just look her way and she is all smiles. I love it.
- She loves her momma - she is content with me just holding her while I play with Brooklyn, its probably because she is watching Brooklyn.
- She LOVES Brookie - she watches her all day long and loves to be where Brooklyn is.
- She takes 4 bottles a day but doesn't love them, she usually wants to stop after 2 oz so that kind of stinks.
- She is eating baby food twice a day (if I remember). So far we have done apples, banana, sweet potato, green beans, and prunes
- She takes 3 naps a day, 10am, 2pm, and 6pm and goes to bed at 8pm
- She loves the exersaucer, she squeals with delight and bounces really big
- She does pretty good on walks in the stroller, better than her sister does!

Amelia - You are a complete joy to be around, you don't fuss very much or cry often, so when you do we really feel sorry for you! We are so thankful you are in our family and joined our lives. We are also very thankful for your health and happyness!

The other night Brooklyn was playing on her chair and Matt put Amelia in the chair with took some coaxing but Brooklyn finally let her crawl all over her. It was the cutest thing. Brooklyn's face didn't show a ton of excitement but Amelia's couldn't have been more happy. She LOVES Brooklyn, I'm so thankful to watch them grow together!