Thursday, November 29, 2007

The hooded piglet

Every month I try to take a photo of our growing princess in the same setting. I tried to do this with Jory, but life kinda got in the way. Its a great way to watch how they grow and how much they change. This is Mira's 5 month shot.IMGP1949

Sunday, November 25, 2007

This may pose a problem on a date

Tonight while we were eating dinner, I decided to indulge myself and feed Mira some oatmeal. She has been getting some here and there, but I haven't been very consistent with it. I make about 2 tablespoons and I give her a spoonful between my bites of dinner.  I soon noticed that between every spoonful of cereal she would get, she would immediately chase it with a mouthful of her left thumb. She wouldn't give me even a second after her spoonful so I can wipe her dribbles. Whatever didn't get into the mouth wound up getting smooshed all over her face from her thumb. I then attempted to place my feeding hand in the way of her thumb sucking hand (the left). That did stop the thumb chasers but she wanted to dive right into the bowl of cereal. The right hand was exploring the mushy stuff that somehow made its way into her mouth. That was quite a cleanup job.cereal

Friday, November 23, 2007

My Fatty Patty- 5 month stats

Mira had her 5 month appointment today. Her physical abilities are well into the average of 6 month olds. Her fine motor skills are average. The one thing we notice is that she doesn't talk so much. She is good at getting our attention and chats when she feels like it. This, she probably gets from her daddy. All in all, she is doing perfectly!

She is now a good 25 1/2 inches tall and a hefty 17 lbs 4 ounces. She is 95% in weight and 75% in height. She got 2 shots today and maybe she will give mommy a good nights sleep by sleeping through the night for once. 

I don't know Jory's stats for 5 months because the papers probably got lost in the mess of the fire way back when. She is actually falling in the same weight range as him but he seemed to always be a good 2 inches over her in comparison. Our little Mira's thighs can show for where that extra weight is. She has the perfect little turkey thighs, appropriate for Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Thanksgiving Cookbook

Jory's class has been doing all sorts of Thanksgiving activities and crafts these past few weeks. He has been sent home with a turkey hat that he can wear on thanksgiving, turkey drawings and the ever so popular fingerprint turkey.

Today I was very surprised to see in his backpack a cookbook. It was titled 'Rainbow Fish Complete Thanksgiving Cookbook 2007 ~ All you need to cook a foolproof dinner'. I was expecting to find simple recipes that I could possibly do with Jory for the holiday. As I open the book I find what the kids were asked they will have on Thanksgiving and how it is made.  

Jory's Thanksgiving dinner is said to be French Toast. How is it made? This is what he said: Get sugar, 4 eggs, flour and fruit juice. Mix it together so it looks like banana bread. Cook it in the oven so it can get hot. Then take it out and eat it with a fork. Yummy!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

An observation

"Daddy, why do you play video games allllllllllll the time?"

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Live in Concert

Before the hockey game started, Ryan wanted to play a little Guitar Hero. So after dinner he rushed down and started to play. Which system and which version is beyond me, but I know he loves to play. When Jory finally finished his bowl of cereal he ran down to play with daddy and the ‘violins’ I leave Mira with them on the couch and hurry to gather some laundry. I come downstairs with a pretty big load of wash and I was caught off guard to what I was witnessing.


Daddy was in familiar character to me but Jory was strapped up with his guitar in hand. His right hand on the soundboard and the left holding the fingerboard. Of course his hand was grasping from above instead from the underneath but you can tell he got the idea.


So there I was, watching the two males in my family playing (or pretending to) Guitar Hero. They were  jamming to Poisons’ Talk Dirty to Me. Jory, was not just playing, but dancing around like C.C. DeVille in a concert trying to impress someone with his fingerwork.


The kicker in this scene was not my son trying to be a rockstar but my daughter sitting behind them on the couch rocking herself in excitement like their own personal backstage groupie. 

Friday, November 2, 2007

A new perspective

Strength seems to be a big feature in our babies. When Jory was born, he was holding his head up for brief moments and were amazing his doctors. Mira was able to do mini pushups from 2-3 weeks. She had no head lag at her 2 month appointment. At her 4 month appointment the doc told me that she wouldn't be surprised if she was standing on all fours by her 5 month appointment. Today she started to do something that we didn't expect, but certainly makes a ton of sense. This morning while I was playing with her, she sat unsupported for a good 30 seconds. WOW! I thought it was a fluke. Maybe I was able to get all her rolls positioned in such a way that she could sit upright. Then this afternoon while I was putting Jory down for his nap Daddy was playing with her. Turns out the upright position was not a fluke. She was sitting up, happy and proud watching her Ocean Wonders crib toy. How exciting!This does make sense. She will rock herself with her belly muscles all day if she could. When you hold her in your lap, she will swing herself back and forth with great strength and excitement. Then tonight as we were playing in the den, she did it again. She sat in her new position for a good 3 minutes at a time. And then while waiting for her bath to be ready, daddy had her watching her ocean wonders toy again and sat almost all the way through. That's a good 10 minutes. We even witnessed her compensating when she started to lean to one side, she would correct herself and lean the other way to get herself upright. What a strong little lady we have. IMGP1445

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Trying to get to the moon

I believe that Mira's favorite place to be is in her Jumparoo. As soon as I put her in it, she jumps like there is no tomorrow and she smiles brighter than the sun. Today I tried to capture her and how high she can go.  I discovered that she taught herself a new trick by rocking herself when she gets tired of jumping.  When she gets jumping again, she jumps so high that sometimes I think she may jump right out of it. See for yourself:

The more, the better

After school today, the three of us trekked to the doctors office for a flu shot for Jory. He tells me he didn’t like the ‘pencil’ because it hurt him, but he was very proud to be wearing 3 band-aids when he left. One was a random one that we placed on his leg because he had a make believe boo-boo a few days ago. He had one on his finger because we found a blister on his pinky and one on his arm where he got the vaccine.

He kept asking me why he got a flu shot and I kept telling him because I don’t want him to get the flu. Over and over again this went on. Finally he tells me that its ok that he got a flu shot because NOW he has three band-aids.