Monday, April 15, 2013

Spring is Here!

We had SUCH a pretty day here on Saturday, so we spent some time outside...



 Touching the grass, but not wanting to get IN the grass...

 Being brave on the slide...

 Realizing that sitting in the grass can be fun...

 EATING the grass....

And having so much fun!

Happy Spring! 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Gentry Claire at 9 Months!

- At your 9 month check up on March 29, you weighed 18 pounds and were 27 3/4 inches long. (50%)
- You are wearing size 6-9 or 9 month clothes.
- Size 3 diapers
- You love bath time and have fun splashing and chewing on toys.
- You are a great sleeper and sleep all night long: 7:30 p.m. until 6:30 a.m. (or later!)
- You LOVE to eat and have started eating more table foods: green beans, green peas, noodles, yogurt, carrots, potatoes, chicken, spaghetti, and rice.
- You started blowing kisses this week and it's really cute, when you decide to do it! :)
- You love to pull up to your knees on anything that will stand still.
- You crawl everywhere now and usually put your leg out and crawl on one knee and one foot.
- You are very busy at home and play well independently.
- You tried yogurt at school this week and LOVE it - especially mixed with fruit.
- You are a very happy baby and rarely cry unless we have to lay you down to dress you or change your diaper - not your favorite things!
- You understand what "no" means and hear it often when you're trying to get Scout's toys!
- You are very curious and watch other people closely.
- At your 9 month check up the nurse had to prick your toe, you didn't cry at all, but leaned in VERY close to her to see what she was doing - so funny!
- You like going to Gigi and Papa's house and have a favorite remote control there that you play with.
- We went to Gatlinburg with Nana, Nikki, Brody (10), and Mason (6) a few weeks ago and you were so good and rolled with everything. You love Brody and Mason - I think it's because they're smaller, like you!
- You are starting to pull up to standing on two feet, but always holding on to something.
- Daddy bought you a swing last week and you love it. We play on it in the afternoons when we get home from work and school.

We love you so much, Gentry Claire! It's hard to believe that 9 months have already gone by. We are thankful that God chose to add you to our family and can't imagine our lives without you!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Happy Easter!

We had a great first Easter with Gentry Claire this year. We went to church, taught Sunday School (9 one-year-olds! Yowza!), celebrated in morning worship, and enjoyed a yummy lunch made by my mom. 

My mom made this dress for GC. It turned out gorgeous! 

Checking out what's in the basket!
She was most interested in the empty plastic eggs! 

Happy Easter, Aunt Molly!
We went simple for GC's Easter basket this year and probably always will. I gathered up some toys she had never played with before or hadn't seen in a while and put them in her basket and they were like new to her. She liked the empty plastic eggs more than anything else!  I did buy her some little toy boats for her bath (she loves bath time) and gave her those.

Happy Easter! He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!