Monday, November 28, 2011

6 Months!

Sophie is now a 6 month old! That's hard to believe! She sure is growing up on us. I tried to take some photos of her the other day; she didn't show off her beautiful smile as much as I wanted, but I captured a few cute ones!

Sophie, you aren't sleeping through the night, but you have made it a couple of full nights. I think you possibly could, but I'm too afraid you will wake your sister up, so I run in there to nurse you right away! You still sleep for long stretches, so I won't complain. You certainly don't mind having some cuddle time with Momma in the middle of the night! We just started you on solids. So far you have enjoyed rice cereal, apples and pears. You love eating your solids! I keep trying to get you to take a bottle, but you won't have anything to do with it. You want the real deal! I will keep trying, just so we can have a little bit of flexibility. But, I'm thankful you nurse so well and you have from the day you were born. I love that sweet time with you. You can roll both ways, but mostly you roll from your back to tummy. You always sleep on your tummy. You have found a deep connection with your thumb! In many ways I'm thankful, but I wonder if I will be saying that when you are 2 and I'm trying to make you stop sucking your thumb. For now, I think you look super cute sucking your thumb! I love you Sophie girl and can't imagine life without you and your sweet spirit! Your smile lights up the room and brings endless joy to my heart! You are a treasure!

And just for fun, I thought I would include a photo of Avery wearing this same outfit. She was 7 months in this photo!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A couple of things...

Sweet Sophie had her first taste of solids today! We started her on rice cereal; she really seemed to like it! It's hard to believe she is almost 6 months, she is definitely ready for solids! Yum, yum!

Head on over to Gabe's blog to get a little glimpse into our day. He has an incredible way of storytelling! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here!

Hope you all are having a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Just no words!

Watching the Air Force vs. Army game at home after tailgating out in the cold!

Sweet Ballerinas

We dressed the girls up as ballerinas this year for Halloween! They were too cute! Gabe's parents were in town because his Dad had heart surgery that same day (it went really well). I couldn't believe he was in surgery that morning and later he was walking down the street with us to Trick-or-treat. Amazing! We also met up with some friends and went trick-or-treating near our old neighborhood. Avery had so much fun running from house to house with her friends!

Checking out all her yummy candy!

Gabe kept up his Dad's tradition of the joke "treat" tray. You should have seen the kids reaction when Gabe offered them these items! Hilarious!

Trying to keep up with her friends Naomi and Bella

Two fist grab!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Apples and Pumpkins

This year we enjoyed caramel apples while carving our pumpkins. I think we have a new tradition! Avery helped me make the apples; she loved unwrapping the caramels and throwing them in the pan. The girls had fun watching Mommy and Daddy get all the gooey insides out of the pumpkins. We tried to get Avery to help, but she thought it was too slimy!

Such a great helper!