Sunday, May 31, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Right page The book with Kate's pic on the front folds out into six pages that spell spring...
After hanging out in the party room for a while, we went over and got to meet a penguin. Only the birthday boy had the opportunity to take a picture with and touch the penguin, but it wouldn't have mattered because Mallory and Drew wouldn't have wanted any part of that. They started off interested in him, but once he "trumpeted" a few times, they were ready to go. It was pretty loud, and Mallory was crying after about the third time. To be fair, she was pretty tired.
After cake and presents, we then went and toured the aquarium on our own - admission into the aquarium pyramid was included with the party. It was getting pretty crowded by this time... having the party at 10 a.m. is definitely a great choice - not crowded at all when it started and by the time things are really getting busy, you're ready to call it a day.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
The only other thing I really discussed with the doctor is a couple of bumps (for lack of a better word) I've noticed on her chest. One is substanially bigger than other, and has grown since we noticed it more than a month ago. The doctor felt it probably wasn't anything to worry about and said that many babies get similiar bumps/lumps which are basically birthmarks underneath the skin. Her only concern was that they've just appeared, as opposed to around 2-6 weeks which is the norm. So, we are going to take her to a pediatric dermatologist - better safe than sorry. Those that know me well know that I'm not a worrier... but, I am happy to get a second opinion.
Here are a few pics I took yesterday - in her frilly dress that Grandma Dinkel got her.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Mallory's learned many new things this past month. She started clapping, can get herself into a sitting position, and has pulled up several times (although not a terribly far distance!). She loves to stand up now and keeps herself straight as a board when you try to get her to sit back down. She is finally getting the hang of the sippy cup and has been trying new table foods almost everyday. The biggest change for the boys is that she can really get herself around when she wants to... it's not an official crawl, sort of a combo between a crawl and a scoot. But, if she really wants to be somewhere, she can move pretty fast!
Here is something else she's learned - to put herself to sleep on the living room floor! She doesn't do this all the time, but I've found her like this at least 3-4 times - it's so cute.
Mommy's favorite development - she can hold her own bottle! She has to be reclined enough to keep hold, but I'll take it! This is especially handy when I need to run an errand after exercise because she can feed herself in the car seat. Boy, I really hope we don't outgrow the carseat as soon as I'm expecting... Tomorrow is our 9 month appointment, so we'll see how close we are to the limits.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
This actually happened in Magnolia Creek, which is the neighborhood behind mine if you continue heading west on League City Parkway. The article doesn't list the actual address, but Brandie's husband seemed to think it happened right around the corner from their house - he heard what he assumed were gunshots.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Grandpa Farris came to Brady's game on Saturday and spent some quality time with Mallory.
I'm loving the continuous shooting mode on my camera - too bad I didn't discover it earlier!
Swing (you can see the ball to the far right)...
and Slide! Brady is ALL about sliding right now. He told me before we left the house that he was going to get dirty because he would be sliding into home. For those of you not familiar with t-ball, there are no outs, and everyone gets to come home, so it's absolutely not necessary. However, it is fun. Most of the kids last week copied Brady's example, and none of them are very good at it, so it's pretty hilarious!