Thursday, March 26, 2009

Cute pics and Spring Break Update

Spring break went pretty well. Driving to SC without Chris is not quite as much fun as I might have thought. Not having someone else in the car to help with the kiddos really adds time to the trip. However, we did have a good time visiting the grandparents! Michael and Meredith both got sick so that was kind of a bummer, but we managed to have fun anyway. We got to take them to Riverbanks Zoo where Michael got to see some new animals. I think he really enjoyed it! Meredith didn't get sick until the end, so some of these pics she's still recovering. We also got to surprise cousin Sarah and Aunt Cat when we stopped in Augusta. Michael really enjoyed playing with his cousin, especially running around the house with her!

More pics are on the Picasa album, so make sure you check that out!

Meredith unimpressed with her brother!

Okay Mom, I'm looking at you, what more do you want!?

Michael playing after his summer haircut, yay!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Potty Training

Wow, 2 posts in one day!

Anyway, I am super excited about potty training. Michael has been working with the potty for about a month now (really working, not just playing!).

Just a few minutes ago, he came up to me, holding the front of his pants, and said, "Mommy, pee-pee." So... we ran very fast to the potty, took off his pants/diaper, and he sat down. Five minutes later, he said, "Momma!!!" YES! There was pee-pee in the potty! Hooray! That's the first time he's asked to go and actually gone!

I knew that this would be how it happened. It's totally his personality to not do something until he can be successful at it. Now we'll see if this actually takes or if he's just teasing me!

ETA: AHHH, he did it again!!! Not 2 minutes after I posted this he came running in to tell me he pee-peed again!

Meredith's 6 Month Appt

Here are Meredith's 6 month stats.
15 lbs, 12 oz. - 25th %ile.
25 in. - 50th %ile
43.5 cm head circumference - 75th %ile!

Basically she's moderately long and skinny with a big head! I keep telling Chris it's because she's a girl and has a bigger brain! LOL :) Everything else is on track. Her next appt (and Michael's 2 yr appt) is in May, so I'll update again then.

I do notice that she "talks" a LOT more than Michael did, but she's not nearly so interested in moving as he was. Of course, this seems to be what everyone notices as one of the main differences at this age. We'll see how it goes. She really does want to crawl now though - yay!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Hey, I'm actually getting these posted within my promised time-frame... Amazing! These are in no particular order and there are lots more on Picasa.

Meredith in the Poopersaucer, oops, I mean, Exersaucer.

Meredith's first cereal! Can you tell she loved it?!

Daddy sliding :) Fortunately there's no evidence of Mommy sliding!

Michael sliding... see a difference?

Michael and Daddy in the snow. Michael thought it was great until he couldn't get it off his clothes!

Michael's new bed set... Mommy totally caved to Elmo :(

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Update Time!

Let's see... What happened this month?

Meredith got to start solids! She's so excited. Eating is one of her favorite activities. She has been trying to steal our food for about a month now, so on her 6 month birthday she got to eat some oatmeal. That was pretty successful and she has now tried peaches and pears in her oatmeal as well as some green beans.

Meredith is also working on sitting up by herself and creeping. She is pretty good at sitting up now and can balance without one/both of her arms on the floor. This is great because now she can grab toys and sit up! Creeping is the newest development. She will start out in one spot and when you turn around again she's halfway across the room. Somehow she manages to do this only when you aren't looking... sneaky!

Michael is really talking now. He completely understands what you say and can respond to most things. Not all of his words are clear, but they are consistent.

Some of his favorite activities are his Look & Find books (Grandma Hall got him one and Mom got him some more!), puzzles, coloring, and running! He is constantly on the move and is always looking for a new activity. He currently loves dinosaurs and Elmo. He's working on learning letters, numbers, and colors. He already knows most animals and their sounds.

I guess that's about it for now. I'll post some pictures tonight or tomorrow!