Thursday, December 9, 2010

5 months

So I feel like every time I BLINK my child is another month old! I can't seem to quite keep up with all her changes! We are definitely having a lot of fun truly seeing her curious and fun personality. I do think she is more and more a "Daddy's girl" as she is always looking for him and seems to light up more when he is around--I guess I am only here to supply the food :) She has been starting to scoot this month--mostly backwards (she likes to do things in her OWN order I guess). So I think we may have a crawler before we know it! I did feel pretty proud as she did master sitting up alone this month and her day care worker said she had never seen a child so young sit up so well in all her years of doing day care! Here are some more accomplishments of our little girl:

  • She is ALWAYS on the move--rolling everywhere, if we take our eyes off her for a few minutes, she is across the room and down the hall discovering something new.
  • "No!"--I have actually caught myself using the word "No" with her for the first time as she once almost pulled a hot iron on top of her head from the cord as I was in the kitchen! I also have caught her about to put the computer cord in her mouth too. I guess this will now be a permanent word in my vocabulary!
  • She is starting to BOUNCE a lot! Especially on her tummy she rocks and bounces when she is excited.
  • She is FINALLY liking her rice cereal and bounces the whole time in her highchair as I try and aim for her mouth as she does this--sometimes not so successful!
  • She is scooting backwards which makes changing her on her changing table quite hard as half the time her head is hanging off!
  • She is really good at grasping toys and transferring them from one hand to the other with ease.
  • She is really recognizing her name being called and will turn to you when you say it.
  • She also loves to put her paci in her mouth and take it out, put it in, take it out.....over and over
  • She continues to be "Miss Social" and smiles at everyone and as long as you give her any attention she will love you!
  • She wants everything we have close to her or in our hands so we really have to be careful as her hand will be tugging at it
  • She loves to just sit in her highchair and watch mommy cook
  • She is still having sleeping problems at night but we have had a lot more night without any wake-ups lately

Bowling Beauty

We took Evie bowling when she was only a week old and then the day before Thanksgiving all of Matt's family went and Evie got to practice her bowling skills again. I thought it was fun to see the comparison on how much she has grown in 5 months! Crazy!

A mere "6 days" old---yeah I am probably a bad mom for taking my newborn to a bowling alley, but we were getting a little stir crazy!

Evie was much more interested in looking at the bowling ball than the camera

Today apparently was a "super drool" day as you can see her shirt is totally soaked!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Evie's first Thanksgiving

So Evie had her very first Thanksgiving this year and I must say it was definitely a special one. Thinking back to a year ago when I was very early in my first trimester we were so thankful for this little blessing growing inside me. We definitely couldn't imagine that the next Thanksgiving we could be even that much MORE thankful for such a beautiful and joyful little girl in our lives!

We spent the day hanging out with Matt's family and thousands of cousins, aunts, uncles (well it seems like there are that many) and eating, eating, and more eating! It was lots of fun and I know Evie had so much fun with ALL the attention she got!

Family pic

Dad showing off his "balancing" tricks

Evie hanging out with Uncle Bobby

Evie feeling Cousin Brent's beard--one of her many fascinations these days


Our little turkey made a great centerpiece!

Evie playing with Landry and Rhett

Grandma Reynolds bought Landry and Evie some matching PJ's to take some pictures of although I think Shep thought he was a part of it! He knew just how to pose--you would never guess his mom is a professional photographer!

Evie seemed to be more interested in pulling Landry's hat off than looking at the camera

Sitting up

And we are officially sitting up! Just shy of Evie's 5 month birthday she learned this new trick and is getting pretty good at it. She has even learned how to carefully do a gentle "faceplant" to the floor ending up on her tummy when she gets tired of it. Such a big girl!