Friday, August 24, 2012

Seven Months

Dear Sandy,

Today you are seven months old!  That means your first birthday is only five months away!  I am super excited about your first birthday party and now the countdown is on.

At seven months you love to roll across the floor and play with any toy that comes into your path. 

You enjoy standing in the ExerSaucer and chewing on the pieces. 

After six months of bathing on the counter by the sink, you've graduated to the baby bath tub. 

At the beginning of the month, Mommy took you to Water Babies swim class.  You loved to kick and splash in the water, and you were so brave when you jumped into the pool and went under the water.

Brazos is your best friend.  You love to watch him play and giggle with him.  In the evenings you enjoy going on strolls with him.  Mommy pushes you in your stroller and Brazos drives his car to lead the way.

You are a messy eater.  You eat two containers of baby food each day.  When Mommy brings the spoon to your mouth, you grab it and wave it up and down.  You also make all kind of moaning noises when you eat.  I definitely know when you don't want any more because you will cry or push the spoon away with an angry look on your face.

You're up to 15 pounds.  Everyone says you're "petite."

Your hair is slowly growing and it looks like it may be blonde and straight.

When you babble you say, "dadadada."

You can almost sit up on your own.

You don't have any teeth.

You had your first mud bath outside and loved every minute of it.

You enjoy sitting in the garage and watching your daddy work on his tractors.

Mommy painted your toes for the first time.  Actually, it was only each big toe because you kicked and kicked and kicked.

Here you are at seven months....still beautiful as ever.


What a wonderful month you had and I can't wait to see what the next month holds in store for you. 


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Muddy Waters

Brazos' favorite outdoor activity these days is playing with the water hose and making mud holes in the yard.  Actually, our dog, Sadie is the one who makes the holes for him, but Brazos is the one filling them in with water.

 He can play in those puddles for hours.  Of course I prefer this to be his last activity of the day, so we don't have to take multiple baths, but that's not always the case.  I think one day we had to take three baths!  Oh well, as long as he's having fun, we're all happy.

Yes, his whole face is in the water!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Swim Lessons

This summer Brazos and Sandy both took swim lessons.  Brazos took them in June and Sandy had to wait until August because she had to turn 6 months old to be in the class.  So as soon as she could start swimming, she was at the pool!

It was so much fun to sit on the side of the pool and watch Brazos swim with his teachers.  I've been waiting for that day when I could sit back and watch my kids do something on their own.  When Brazos was born I was one of those naive parents that took him home and was saying, "What do you mean he can't play baseball yet?  He doesn't even move!  When can we throw a ball back and forth?!"

He had two awesome teachers that did a terrific job with the kids.  There were five little kids in his class with him.  They learned how to blow bubbles, jump in the water, reach under the water to pick up toys, float, kick, and move their arms in the water.  He was the youngest in his class, but of course you would have thought he was one of the oldest because he's so tall.

The teachers knelt down to be level with the kids,
so all the kids thought they had to kneel down, too.

During Sandy's swim lessons I was in the pool with her; therefore, I do not have any photos of her swimming.  Luckily, a local photographer was at the pool one day taking photos of all the kids swimming, so I can order her picture.  I wish you could have seen her.  She was so darn cute in her pink swim suit with white polka dots and a pink tutu.  She enjoyed the water for about the first 20 minutes, but last ten minutes of class she would wine.  And of course it was when the teacher was ready to sing "If You're Happy and You Know It."  By the last day the teacher decided to sing that song first.

She even met her birthday twin!  He was in her class and they were born on the same day.  I find it very exciting when you meet someone born on the exact same day as you.  You both have walked the earth the same amount of time. I met my birthday twin while in college at Texas A&M.  We had a class together and we had to find the person whose birthday was closest to our own.  Needless to say...he was the closest!