Sunday, September 30, 2012

Cooking With Daddy

Earlier tonight Aiden helped Jaime make dinner. They made a Mexican dish called milanesa. Aiden helped to dip the meat into the eggs, and then gave it to Jaime so he could put the breadcrumbs on them. Here they are cooking together....

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Aiden's Pumpkin

I have been trying to work with Aiden on some skills to get him ready for school. He will start Pre-K next August. Today we worked on cutting and glueing.
We made pumpkins today since Halloween is coming, and Aiden loves pumpkins. Here is Aiden's pumpkin....

He cut out the pumpkin, colored the eyes, and glued the eyes and stem on. I think it's cute! Not too bad for his first time using scissors and glue!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Gulf Shores - 2012

The kids and I went with my Mom to Gulf Shores, Alabama for Labor Day Weekend. My cousin was getting married on the beach there that weekend, which was why we went. It was a lot of fun, the wedding was BEAUTIFUL, and it was a relaxing mini-vacation.
This was Aiden and Sophia's first trip to the ocean. Aiden had been to the beach on a lake before, but never to the ocean. He loved the waves, seashells, and the sand. He had a blast! We didn't stay on the beach very long as it was too hot for Sophia to be out there long. The kids still loved it! The house we stayed at had a pool, so we spent a lot of time in the pool instead.
We ate good food, collected seashells, played in the sand and waves, hung out in the pool, spent time with family and welcomed a new person into our family as well. It was a wonderful weekend!
Here are some pictures....

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Sophia is Five Months Old!

Dear Sophia,

You are five months old! You are almost half a year old! It seems like you have been a part of our family for so much longer than that, but at the same time, it seems like you should still be a tiny newborn baby.

You are rolling all over the place now! I put a blanket down in the living room for you to play on, and it only takes a few minutes before I am already having to pick you up and put you back on the blanket because you rolled off. Silly girl!

You love rice cereal! You are taking about 4oz of rice cereal in the morning with 4oz bottle of formula, and 4oz of rice cereal at night with a 4 oz bottle of formula. You also take two 8oz bottles of formula during the day. You still eat about every four hours.

You are in a size 2 diaper and you wear 6-9 month clothes, with a few 3-6 month items mixed in. You sure are growing! At your doctor appointment last month you weighed 13lbs. 6oz. You go back to the doctor at six months and I am already curious to see how much you weigh.

You are still as sweet as can be, and so happy all of the time! You just love to smile and laugh. You still adore your big brother and big sister. It is so funny to see you interact with them. Jenny is so sweet with you and she loves to talk and sing to you. You just smile and "talk" right back to her. Aiden loves to jump and dance and make you laugh. You get so excited when you see Aiden, and you laugh at him all the time. Sometimes I have to tell Aiden to be easy or to calm down because I think he is being too rough, but you don't seem to mind - you just laugh harder!

Now that you can roll over so well, you have started sleeping on your stomach for naps and at night. At first it scared me, but since you are able to roll over both ways now, I don't worry about it as much. Rolling you to your back doesn't help, you just roll back over. You don't like to sleep with a blanket at all. Anytime we try to put a blanket on you, you kick it off immediately. It is so funny! Daddy doesn't like for you to be cold, and since you won't sleep with a blanket, he puts you in the bed with us at least once or twice a week. I have a feeling that you will be sleeping in our bed a lot more once it gets really cold outside this Fall and Winter. We don't mind! You are such a snuggle bug!

You are still sleeping really well, usually from 9:00pm-6:00am, but sometimes you will sleep as late as 9:00am. You also take 3 naps a day: a short one in the morning, a long one in the afternoon, and a short one in the evening. You fall asleep on your own, which has worked out really well for us.

I love the way you look at me, I can see how much you love me. You are one of our biggest blessings and we thank God everyday for you. You are such a joy! You are a gift from God, and we are thrilled He chose us to be your parents! We love you from your head to your toes! To the moon and back. XOXO.

- Mama & Daddy

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