Sunday, February 24, 2008

8 Months and 3 days ~ I'm a little late

Mira is now 8 full months old. She is getting really good at her form of crawling and can get from point A to point B in an unexpected amount of time. Its funny how sometimes I will put her on her floor while I run into Jorys room to get him dressed and we suddenly see this little cface at his door peering in at us saying "Hey, I want to join the party, too!"She started to eat puffs and cheerios and I swear you couldn't put enough infront of her. She will attempt to shove everyone in her mouth as fast as she can. She is alway suprised when she finds one stuck in the grasp of her fingers. She is still reluctant to eat as much solid foods as the docs would like, but we are still in the 'breast is best' stage of her life.She is growing up so quickly I barely want to blink. She is now 20 pounds 4 ounces and 27 1/2 inches tall. She is almost the same as her big brother at this age. He had an extra 1/2 inch or so on her.She loves her big bro and no matter how much he tortures her, he always seems to make her laugh. She loves to look around and explore. You can never get her attention in one spot because the world is so interesting She will look at the tiniest thing and use her pointer to touch it very carefully and if it is mobile, it will wind up in her mouth. You wouldn't believe the fun things I have dug out of her very inquisitive mouth. She absolutely loves the bathtub and splashing the watersleeping 8 months

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Who is he talking about?

A few days ago Jory was putting on a monster truck show for me. His new obsession are these trucks and he growls and zooms and drives me up the wall with them. So as he was putting on this show, I had Mira on the floor and she was crawling away. Unfortunately she was heading straight for Jory's show. Now when you watch this video, do you know who he was talking about? 

Monday, February 18, 2008

4 Years later and this is what we got!

Today is our baby boys 4th birthday. It seems like yesterday that he was in my belly kicking the life outta me (we should have been known this as a glimpse into our future). Then a tiny little 7 pound, 10 ounce baby in our arms. That's not even as big as our smallest cat.  

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Jory is now past what is considered a toddler and now a kid. He measures at 42 inches and 36 pounds. I have to recheck all the carseats to make sure he hasn't outgrown any of the limits. He is tall and thin and still (and will always) be one of my favorite people to squish hugs out of.
He loves to play with water, zooming his trucks and cars all over the place, andmaking anyone laugh. He loves it when I tickle him all over. He uses his towel as a cape and pretends he is Batman. His best friend is Josh and his best girlfriend is Elana. He loves to take the bus to school and his favorite after school activity is gymnastics. His favorite foods are cereal and munchkins. He loves to brush my hair and put all sorts of clips and bows in it. He is really good at playing on the computer like his daddy and he loves to make projects and is very creative when he wants to be much like me.

My baby boy is sweet and loving. When he is on the mood, he loves to give hugs. I always cherish when he wants me to snuggle him. He cares so much about the people around him. He will get sad and try to comfort when I am crying because he whacked his knee into my nose or he will tell me that I have to sing to Mira when she is fussy.

I just find it so amazing that this little tiny person has been in my life for only 4 years and he is one of the most important people I know. Happy 4th Birthday, Jory Seth!DSC00944

Monday, February 11, 2008

Instant happiness

Every baby has a switch. Most of the time this switch will work and on rare occasions, it will have no effect. Mira's switch is our big fat blob of a cat named Andre. If she is hysterical, I can always just walk into the room that Andre is in and she will turn into the happiest baby in the worl.  You would have never known she was crying her eyes out just seconds ago. He is a hefty 22/23 pounds, black and lazy as can be. The two of them are competing in weight, however, Mira has gotten to a point of being able to take him on.  

When she naps, she usually sleeps on my bed and wakes up to her furry friend at the foot of the bed. She actually wakes and looks for him because he is most likely there. She will spot him and look at me, smile, and then head straight for him. With all her might, she will get to his fur coat as fast as she can, giggling the whole way there. When she finally gets there you would have thought she just conqured Mount Everest. Happy as a dog with a jar of peanut butter she will grab and torture this poor animal. The funny thing is, he will go to snip at her to get her to stop but he wont move. (or hurt her) 

Monday, February 4, 2008

Family update

We apologize for the lack of posts around here. This family has been under attack by almost (and I really mean ALMOST) every germ out there. For awhile it was one germ at a time and then this past weekend we got hit like Hiroshima. Hopefully we are all on the mend and there will be no more sickness here. Mira has been the healthiest of all of us (most likely due to her great breastfeeding skills) and here she is to tell you the whole story. 

She was in the middle of dinner when she decided to speak up. Nothing like a little squash to spice up the story.