Monday, May 16, 2016

Harper: Seven and Eight Months

Harp!  You're eight months old!  You are growing, growing, growing, little one.  Your little personality is beginning to develop and shine.  You are giggly and happy and just the sweetest little thing.

 Seven Months

Seven Months

Over the past two months, you've changed so much.  You started sitting up on your own at seven months.  (You weren't in any hurry to do that...and your 95th percentile head certainly didn't help matters.  Any time your head would start to go one way, your little body would follow!) You're not crawling yet, but I believe you'll start soon.  Until then, you've realized that you're able to get what you want by rolling.  I have to admit, it's pretty effective.  You're constantly grabbing things you're not supposed to have, and you are not happy when we take them from you.

You love your sister SO much!  You watch her constantly, and often cry when she walks away or leaves the room.  You love having her attention, and you think it's hilarious when she hula hoops or dances.

Jelly Cat is your favorite stuffed animal.  You love bathtime.  You love going places, and you don't mind the car seat at all.  You're very content to be pushed in your stroller, and you love to people watch.  You are the most easygoing baby!

Honestly, the only thing you don't like lately is to have your diaper changed.     

You wear 6-9 month clothing, and size 3 diapers.  You weigh a little over 19 pounds.

Eight months

We celebrated Mother's Day this month.  For the longest time, I wondered if I would ever be able to celebrate that day myself.  After Aniston was born, Mother's Day was the sweetest holiday for me. And this year, I have two precious girls.  I thank God for you and your sister every day.  I am so incredibly blessed to be your mama!




Thursday, May 5, 2016

Catching Up: April in Review

I constantly promise myself that I'll blog more often, but it just isn't happening right now.  We're much too busy living life to sit and write about it, and, while I miss blogging, that's not necessarily a bad thing. :)  So I'm writing when I can and cutting myself some slack when it comes to such things.  Harper's monthly posts are usually behind, and I still haven't finished and published Aniston's birthday post (she turned five in March), but it's all okay. 

It's the first week of May, and I'm not sure how that happened exactly, other than we're too caught up in the day-to-day living to realize how quickly time is passing.  April was busy, fun, and full of good things.


Aniston's preschool class visited the elementary school she'll be attending in August.  It was a bit overwhelming for me to realize that she's thisclose to starting kindergarten, but I'm trying to be okay with it.  At least we'll be in the same school for the next six years--that's definitely one of the perks of being a teacher.  They toured the kindergarten classrooms, ate lunch in the cafeteria, and played on the playground.




Aniston also had her kindergarten screening this month.  Be still my heart.  How can it be time for kindergarten already?



Aniston had a couple of sleepovers with grandparents last month, and B and I enjoyed some time with just Harper.  That doesn't happen for Harper often (second child problems), and she loved having our undivided attention.





We also had a date night with just Aniston.  We took her to Kobe's, a Japanese hibachi restaurant.  It was her first experience there, and she was fascinated with the whole thing--except the fire.  When the chef started a large fire on the hibachi grill, Aniston dove under the table.  It was hilarious!  I've never seen her move that fast before, and we, with the chef's help, had to coax her back into her seat by promising that there would be no more fire.  Bless her.





And, of course, there has been lots of playing.  The older Harper gets, the more opportunities the girls have to play together.  It's the sweetest thing to watch them!