Monday, June 23, 2014

Do I Behold a Weekend Wrap-up?

Why yes! Yes you do! I am finally getting around to doing a recap of a weekend. This one was pretty fun but nothing major happening.

The first big thing is Jonah decided to cooperate with taking pictures with his little sister. I got a couple of good ones but love them all. Haley thinks her big brother hung the moon!

Also we've been enjoying the pool and especially now that the temps are finally warm enough to just jump right in. My white balance was way off on these pics but they are good nonetheless. Jonah has really taken to the pool this year...finally!

Our VBS started Sunday and the theme is The Race Is On! The kids played several relay games before the evening session yesterday and had a blast. It was really the first time Jonah had ever done games like that he really had a big time and I was surprised that he caught on to the instructions and knew what to do. He is really loving VBS and his classes.

Pass the spaghetti game!

Hope you had a good weekend too!

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Haley is 10 Months Old!

Haley turned double-digits on June 5th! I can hardly believe we are so close to her turning 1!


-Probably around 16 lbs right now. I know, she is a tiny girl for her age. She is healthy though!
-Not crawling but scooting around some.
-One new tooth and one more about to break through. Now up to 5 teeth!


Sleep is still the same. Most nights she wakes after midnight to eat and then is up around 6 each morning. She is still taking 2 naps and we are going to have to start doing those in the bed and not the swing. We have taken advantage of the swing for so long because she is so little but now she is really starting to wiggle more when she is in it, even strapped in. So we need to make the transition but I just hope it doesn't totally ruin us on her naps.


We are finally up to 6 oz. bottles at every feeding. It felt like we would never get here and honestly I just don't see her taking much more than that while she is on formula. She is just so little that her belly won't hold any more. Sometimes she still spits up some it with a burp but not very often. The food thing is going ok. I think I have figured out that she has a sensitive gag reflex. I think this because even when I give her one single puff, if it gets stuck on the back of her tongue before dissolving she gags and has thrown up her last formula meal some from it if I don't get her water to wash it down quick enough. Ugh! I just don't think solid foods are in our near future until that gag reflex calms down. We have figured out that she prefers the squeeze bags of baby food over being spoon fed. She just isn't a huge fan of the spoon.  While we still aren't where I would like us be with food. at least we are figuring out some things.


Well no crawling but you are figuring out how to get to things you want. Most of the time you twist and reach and lean and stretch those tiny fingers until you grasp what you are after. We underestimate how far you can reach all the time. This is evidenced in the fact that I'll sit you in the bumbo on the table and sit an opened water bottle several feet from you but still you manage to get one finger on it and down it goes. I'm sad to say this has happened for than once to your Mama and I still haven't learned. LOL You love to play with toys and throw balls. You still love to chew on most everything you get your hands on. For some reason you are fascinated with tags and straps. You chew on the straps of your car seat, bumbo and the diaper bag straps when you get hold of them. You find the tags on everything and they go straight to your mouth. They must be extra delicious to you. Jonah is still your favorite thing to watch and interact with. When he pays you any amount of attention you just eat it up! He is starting to see that once you get mobile you will be into all his stuff and he is not a fan. LOL


Still mostly content but I have to admit that you are somewhat of a diva these days. You have always been particular about how you are fed (in quiet room, held a certain way and take the bottle a certain way) but you starting to get particular about lots of other things. We have found that what makes you maddest is to be left on the floor playing when you want to be picked up. This mainly applies to your Mama because that who you usually want. You get plum mad if Daddy tries to pick you up instead of your preferred Mama. You are definitely a Mama's girl!

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Jonah's First Train Ride

Last Sunday evening we enjoyed a fun "date" with our first-born, Jonah. He has really been into trains since he was 2 but we had never rode on a train before. We decided to give him that experience and Daddy had never ridden a train either so it was fun for them to both experience it together. When I saw that the Tennessee Central Railway Museum was going to have a real steam train excursion for a limited time, I jumped on some tickets for us.

Since it involved driving over an hour to Nashville to board the train, we decided to make a fun day of it with just Jonah. He loved the train and loved looking out the window at all the other train pieces around us. We were in a nice air-conditioned car and we even got to go up and see the engineer driving the steam train while we went down the tracks. That part Jonah was not too thrilled about because we had to walk into an open-air cart and it was hot and loud so I think it just frightened him a little bit. He just didn't want to get up too close and clung to his Daddy but he loved sitting in our cart where you could hear the faint whistle of the diesel train that was pushing us (the steam train was mostly for appearances sake). They had fake engineers on each cart that handed out Thomas the Train pictures to all the kids. The ride lasted a little over an hour but it was plenty of time to just relax and enjoy the ride and let Jonah soak it all up.

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