Wednesday, January 25, 2012

a shopping milestone

Yesterday Hope did something Reesie's asked about since the day we brought her baby sister home from the hospital.

She rode in the front of the shopping cart!  My arm is so grateful not to be lugging the car seat into the store with us.  And big sister was beside herself excited.  She tousled Hopie's hair, patted her head and gave her several headlock hugs from behind.  Little sister laughed and laughed.

If that's not breaking news, I don't know what is. :)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

funniest home video

Last night I pulled out Danny's phone to record Baby Sister sitting up.  Like a moth to a flame, Chica saw the camera and had to join the show.  The best part of the video is Hope's face as she reacts to her big sister stealing her thunder.  (Right at 30 seconds.)  Dan and I watched it 14 times in a row and laughed and laughed.  

Friday, January 6, 2012

5 months old!

*Edited to add- I am so sorry about the wonky formatting of this post.  Not sure how to fix it!

I don't know if there's ever been a more pitiful excuse of a blog on the face of the Internet. A whole month has gone by?? Part of my problem is I've been spared from the grandparent harassment. :) Instead of having to get their updates here, they were content loving on the girls face to face over Christmas. But I'm afraid the grace period is up and if I don't post some grand-baby pictures quickly, there may be an uprising.

We're also at that stage in life where the girls nap at different times. So from the time they wake up in the morning until both are tucked in at night, this mama is running around meeting as many needs as I can. Recently "free time" has consisted of falling into bed or changing out our ever growing baby's clothes once again. Speaking of our baby...she is five months old today!
I love this precious baby. She's so sweet. Watching her big sister run around and cracking up as she darts by is her favorite thing to do. She's so close to sitting up for an extended period of time. (Still wobbles and tips over after a bit.) No rolling yet. She wears nine month clothes and size 4 diapers. She's my Sleeping Beauty baby. (8:00-7:00 at night and three naps during the day.) At Christmas people passed her around and around and she was content.

She's starting to teeth. Her hands are often in her mouth. If she's like her sister, this will go on for several more months before a tooth shows up. She likes to growl and talk. Sometimes she laughs so hard it sounds like she's crying. I know the feeling. :) This past month she's been learning how to use her arms and hands to reach out and grab something she wants. It's fascinating to watch her little mind figure it out.
Thanks bloggers, for putting up with my inconsistency and for letting me jot down a few things I'd risk forgetting otherwise.
Have a great weekend!