Thursday, July 24, 2014

A visit to Grandma and PawPaw's

Me and the girls decided to stay with my Mom last Sunday night. Her sister passed away that Saturday so I thought it would be a good way to get her mind off of things. While Riley was sleeping, we went out to let Madison see the horse and goat.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Happy 6 months, Riley!

Wow, 6 months?! Half a year, already! Time flies! She has gained even more personality this past month. She constantly smiles and squeals and laughs. It's the cutest thing! She's very ticklish and will squeal and squirm if you tickle her! She's started grabbing your face with both hands and pulling you into her, if you get close enough. It's really sweet! She's trying to blow raspberries and will copy you if you do it. She hasn't gotten it down pat yet but she tries so hard!

Weight- 14.75 lbs

-Wearing 3-6m and 6m clothes.
-Size 3 diapers
-tried real food this month. I have made my own oatmeal and started out with that. I also pureed some bananas and carrots and froze those in ice cube trays for meals. She has tried oatmeal, blackberries, watermelon, blueberries, refried beans, mashed potatoes, carrots and bananas. If we ever have anything I can mash up and give her(and she's awake), I let her try it. So far she has not liked bananas or carrots but liked everything else.
-trying hard to roll back to belly and has even done it a few times in her crib. She just won't do it consistently.
-also trying hard to crawl, as seen in the video below.

Bed at 7pm, wakes around 5 or 6am to eat and goes back to sleep. 
Wakes up between 8-9am for the day.
Up for 1.5 hours and naps an hour.
Up for 1.5 hours and naps anywhere from 1-3 hours.
Sometime she will wake up to eat and fall back asleep and sometimes she just wakes up.

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She's trying so hard to crawl!

Pretty in pink

I was getting ready for the day and Madison sat down and started reading to Riley. She loves her sister!

Sweet, sleeping baby snuggled up to her bear

 First time eating oatmeal with blackberries. She approves.

 First time swinging. Only interested in chewing her hand.

Does not like bananas

Baby yoga!
 Sweet girl

 Homemade oatmeal and fresh blueberries!
 First time trying a food pack. She loved it!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sunday Social- July 6

Social Sunday
1. What is your favorite genre of music?
My love for music is all over the place. One day I'm listening to rock like MUSE, Nirvana, Pearl Jam. Other days it's Country. Others it's easy like Adele or Train.
2. What is your favorite genre of movies?
Romantic Comedy. Girly movies.
3. Do you watch reality TV? If so what was the first show you remember watching?
 Real World. I have watched every season since the very first one.
4. Who is an actress you’d want to be BFF’s with?
Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Hudson all seem very down to earth and funny.
5. Who is an actor you’d be happy to be stuck on an island with?
My husband the only guy I'd want to be stuck anywhere with. 

Monday, June 30, 2014

Weekly activities June 23-27

Make it Monday
Keeping with our letter of the week theme(A), I cut an apple in half and let it dry all day. Then she stamped with green paint.
Take a trip Tuesday
We went to Barnes and Noble for story time. She then played with the train table set up there. We then went to 3 different stores looking for beach items.

Wet and Wild Wednesday
SHe went to Nimmie's today and they got in the pool there.
Thinking Thursday
Library story time day. It was a black light puppet show!
Madison's shirt and Minnie's eyes and bow was glowing!

Fresh and Fun Friday
 I drew an acorn on paper and we painted some glue on.
Madison then sprinkled some potting soil on the top and bread crumbs on the bottom.


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Zoo trip

We started out playing on the playground..

Riley's first time swinging

She was more interested in chewing her finger than swinging.
It was hot. Thank goodness the playground was shaded!
All playgrounds should be shaded!




Overall, Madison didn't really enjoy the zoo. She wasn't real interested in the animals. Our purpose in going was to see about booking her party there. Glad we went for a test visit first! We took her on her 1st Birthday and she was a bit young to enjoy it. Maybe she will like it better in a couple of years. 
On to Birthday Party Plan B!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Week in photos June 16-20

Letter tracing. She does so good!


Nap time grocery list making.

How cute are these girls? Seriously..

First blackberries of the season!
Madison ate every one of them in one sitting.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Weekly activities- June 16-20

Make it Monday
 We didn't do anything this day. Alan's mom came and watched the girls a while and I ran some errands and did some shopping and then she took Madison to her house until bedtime.

Take a trip Tuesday
 I took them to a nearby playground. It was in the blazing heat at 12:30.
Madison kept saying it was too hot, so we didn't stay long.

Wet and Wild Wednesday
Fail. Didn't do it. 

Thinking Thursday
Library story time day
Almost exact picture from last week. She did play a little after reading.
Riley kept watching her and reaching and smiling.

Fresh and Fun Friday
Part  of our summer daily schedule is incorporating a letter a week into our day.
We started with the letter A late last week(and will roll it over into this week)
We did fingerprint Ants for a craft.