Friday, March 25, 2011


Milestones are starting to come fast and furious for Audrey. On March 15, she rolled from back to front - and started moving her legs to scoot forward! She did it a few times on her own and it only happens sporatically. She's put down a lot more than Laurel was - she has to compete for attention with the big sis, who can be quite needy at times! We rely a lot on her floor play mat and she is a great self entertainer. And that can lead to exploration! This one may crawl - time to clean! Yikes.

Yesterday, she had her first cereal with Grandma V. I wasn't planning on starting her quite yet, but she's almost 5 months old already! Alex said she seemed to like it and could bring the mixture into her mouth from the spoon. So I bought our own box today at the grocery. Time to get the booster/high chair out of storage! wow.

Audrey continues to grab at everything, extremely curious and eager. She's starting to grab and bring things to her mouth for a slobber:).

It's much easier to get her to laugh and giggle. We used to really have to work for it! But now she smiles all the time, is easily amused and loves a good tickle or funny face. Laurel can really get some great laughter out of her, which is so sweet to watch. Laurel can jump around and act silly and Audrey thinks it's a riot!

Friday, March 18, 2011

And so we now celebrate St. Patrick's Day

In the long list of holidays to constantly look forward to, we're Irish now:). lol. Laurel was very excited for all of the green and I bought her a little sachet filled with chocolate coins - her little pot of gold! She really wanted to decorate, but I don't have much of anything! She likes to put the window stick-ums up and put up her own art. so we made some art and she brought home some cute pieces from school. I'd much rather decorate with her cute pictures than store bought things anyway!

Next up - Easter. I'm going to be facing the challenge this year of starting to explain the religious side of Easter. I tried to take a stab the other day and I really struggled to speak on her level, without mention of dying and making it sad. So we're talking mostly about wearing a pretty dress, hunting for eggs, the Easter bunny...and I'm hoping I'll figure out the rest along the way:). Easter is late this year, so we have a whole month ahead still to wait and plan. Her school is doing an easter egg hunt (after a 2 week spring break after next week - whew!). Audrey has her first Easter dress - a pink one. Laurel's is purple, her newest favorite color.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

4 months!

At month number 4! Time sure flies with the second baby. Audrey is growing so fast and progressing so quickly. Like the blink of an eye. We had her 4 month appt. today. Poor thing had to get shots. I so hate doing that to her - she smiles at the nurse right beforehand - doesn't suspect a thing! She was measured and weighed - 13 lbs, 40th percentile - 25 inches, 80th percentile. Growing, Growing! I can only imagine she'll keep going full force because she continues to eat twice during her sleep time. She's well out of her 0-3 and 3 month clothes and fits her 3-6 perfectly. So she'll never make it to 6 months in those clothes. Time to pull out the 6-9, wash and size up the needs for that age range!