Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunglasses, 19 Months, & 7 Months

Okay, well let's just say that the plague hit our house last week. It all started with really sore throats and possibly a viral cold thing (?? can't really remember what the doctor said) about a week and a half ago. Then last Sunday night, Lilly, Matt, and I got the stomach bug. That was ROUGH. (1) Lilly had never thrown up before...it is hard to see your baby girl sick. (2) Matt and I had never been sick at the same time...let alone still have to care for our children who are also sick. Thank God for my Grandma Odie for watching Reid Monday morning and afternoon for us. Unfortunately, Reid and Grandma ended up getting it! YUCK. Then, Thursday I took Lilly back to the doctor and found out she had double ear infections and pink eye in both eyes and Reid still has the same ear infection he has been battling for a month and we are currently trying a third type of antibiotic. We are just now starting to feel better. I was worthless all weekend long. Matt was a champion today....he cleaned, did laundry, vacuumed, cleaned out the van, made dinner, etc. Anyway, I am not sure I have enough brain power left tonight for this post but I know the grandparents are missing their babies so I am going to try! My Lilly Grace is now 17 months old. She LOVES wearing sunglasses. I just put them on her one day to see if she liked them and she did. These are from that day. I haven't uploaded pictures since the beginning of April since I am trying to finish posting March pictures.
Lilly--you have more personality and energy than I know what to do with!! You keep us entertained and exhausted constantly. You are so funny! (You get that from me! Ha!) Your mind never stops...you are always trying to figure out what you can do next.
You have figured out how to push the kitchen table chairs around so that you can climb on them and get to stuff that is out of your reach.
You know what you aren't supposed to get into. I know this because as you are doing something you aren't supposed to be doing, you tell yourself "no" but do it anyway. Ha! You are really in a "testing boundaries" phase right now.
You are so full of life! You are all in and full speed. You are always smiling and laughing. You LOVE to be read to...you really like Barnyard Dance, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Pajama Time, Snuggle Puppy, a Christmas book, and Pat the Bunny (<---your favorite, you turn the pages and do the activities all by yourself).
You are saying all kinds of things. Your favorite is "no no no". You also love the word "pop"...you giggle every time and just think it is fun to say--you jump and throw your hands up every time. Other words are "doggy", "out", "uh-oh", "more", "please", "up", "eye", etc. etc. You will repeat almost anything. You have also started singing along to "Pop Goes the Weasel" and "Itsy Bitsy Spider", and your ABCs....except you sing E for every letter. Your smile is absolutely precious and contagious. Everyone always comments on what a great smile you have.
You know many body parts: Head, shoulders, knees, toes, eyes, ears, mouth, nose, belly button, back, teeth.
I can't take my eyes off of you for a second. This month you have gotten into the bathtub with Reid fully dressed, tried to roll our bathroom in toilet paper daily, hid Mommy's keys regularly, drawn on some furniture, poured Reid's baby food on Tank, and so on. Yes, I watch you...you are just faster than Mommy.
This picture is classic...one shoe, lotion tube in the mouth, non-stop...all in all...one busy girl!
Oh baby girl, you wear us out BUT I wouldn't change one single thing about you! You are pure perfection and your daddy and I are just so thankful that God chose us to be your parents! We love you more than you will ever understand and we just can't wait to see what you will do over the next month!!
Oh, and here you are trying to put your squeakers sandals on Tank. You love him. You will give him hugs. You also try to ride him and walk him around hanging onto his tail...you just don't understand why we don't let you because it is clearly so much fun!
Reid, my Big Smiling Bubba, you still smile with your whole body...seriously I have yet to meet somebody that can NOT smile when you smile. Your smile could melt ice! You are such a happy child. You have started squealing...kind of like you are inhaling really loudly when you get excited. It is hilarious. Your sister did it too...but we used to panic because we thought she couldn't breath. Now, it is much more fun because we know you are just having a good time!
You have the best facial expressions. I don't know how your Daddy and I got two kids with such expressive faces! Ha!
You already have 7 teeth and are working on the 8th. I can't believe that! You are also a little smartie. You already army crawl all over the house. You are getting so stinking quick too!
You are so laid-back. Lilly is always taking your toys. I make her give them back but to be honest, it never phases you...you just grab a different toy.
You can sit up pretty good. Most of the time you would rather be down where you can move around though. Last week at the doctor, you weighed 21 pounds 11 ounces. Mommy just loves all your little rolls. I LOVE that your little hands look like they have been screwed on to your arms. I know that you will start walking and probably slim down like Lilly has...but I sure do love your chubby little thighs!
You have a new thing where you will laugh if anyone looks at you and laughs. It is the funniest thing! I just have to look at you and laugh and you will just crack up! You also like to be tickled. You LOVE to be kissed...you think it is funny too. That is a good thing because you would be getting Mommy kisses whether you liked it or not!
You have really noticed Tank this month. If he will just sit still in front of you, you are highly entertained!
You say "dadadada"...no "mamama" but whatever. Ha!
You like toys! You really like something that has a handle that you can bang around.
You diet consists of nursing, rice cereal with apple juice, carrots, squash, bananas. You could be eating a lot more but with this ear infection that has lasted a month now...we just don't want to risk doing anything to upset your stomach too.
Oh, you do eat Puffs too. You LOVE puffs. You eat them like you are angry with them though. You just bite down as hard as you can. You make the funniest face too.
Reid, you are just the most handsome and sweet baby! God knew what he was doing when he chose you for us and I am so thankful for that! We just love you beyond words!! Your smile (and your sister's) makes every day worthwhile and makes getting through weeks like this last one possible!!
Lilly finally managed to get both pairs of sunglasses. Haha!
Lilly and Reid have been "playing together" more and more lately. I just love it! Seeing them smile at each other and laugh with each other is just the best thing a Mommy can see!
The other day she was in the bouncy seat just bouncing up and down and Reid started laughing at her. Then she started laughing at him laughing at her...priceless! Oh, Lilly has figured out how to climb into Reid's jumper on her own...video and picture to follow in a later post. These kids crack us up!

4 comments:

Cori said...

Where did you get Baby Sunglasses? I want to get Katie some, but I don't know where!

The Neffs said...

Such a cute post! Love the pictures. Hope everyone is begining to feel better. Hugs

Rebekah said...

SO cute! I love the glasses!

The Coleman Family said...

Hey girl, I am so sorry you all have been sick. That is the worst. Thankfully that only happened once since we have had two kiddos. It was rough there for a few days. Glad you are on the mend though. Lilly is adorable in those sunglasses. And is Reid really 7 months already?! Time is flying!