Thursday, June 20, 2013

Mary milestones

I only have one child in diapers.  Yay!  Mary has been potty trained since mid-April.  It was so easy, and I think it helped that she got to see Alex go through the process not too long ago.  I didn't even start with Alex until after he was three, so she trained over a year earlier than him.  She walks around saying, "I smell like I have to go pee."  I think she means "feel".  She loves her Minnie Mouse underwear, and loves that she gets to be like her big brother even more :)

I don't know if it is really a milestone, but she finally has enough hair now to put in a tiny ponytail. This has been long-anticipated by me, and now that her hair is finally growing, maybe people will stop mistaking her for a boy.  Yes, it still happens, even when she wearing pink!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Busy May

May is always a crazy time of year.  Here are a few highlights....

My dad's birthday

Mother's Day

Alex's 34th Birthday

A friends's train party

Touch-a-truck event at the library

Friday, June 7, 2013

Lucy- 6 months

I can't believe my baby girl is 6 months.  She has been a wonderful addition to our family, and is very happy and content.  I think she is the most vocal of all my kids at this age, and will happily sit in her bumbo or lay on her playmat and "talk" for long periods of time.  We go to the doctor next week for her 6 month visit.  I am anxious to see how much see weighs.  I think she is bigger than Mary was at 6 months.

A rare occasion where she remained asleep after I put her in the crib.  Because of this we are co-sleeping. Once she starts rolling around more, I will try the crib again.  If we can't get her to sleep in there, I will probably move her mattress to the floor.

For awhile she was sucking on her thumb a lot, but seems to be growing out of it now.

She started grabbing things around 4 months, and will happily play with anything we put in her hand.

Our swing broke a few weeks ago, and we opted not to fix it because we don't want to rely on it the point we did with Mary where she ended up sleeping all night in it.  It threw off her nap schedule, and one day I found her like this while I was preparing dinner.  

I haven't done too much in the way of solid foods with her yet.  We have tried rice cereal and sweet potatoes. 

Here she is, ready for the first feeding.  

"I'm not so sure about this..."

"Mmmm!  More please!"

"Done already?"


I love this picture of Alex and Lucy.  They are both looking at me the same way :)

And here is a cute video of Alex and Lucy.  She is so enamored with her big brother :)

Sunday, June 2, 2013

May Crowning

Since the month of May is dedicated to our Blessed Mother, we had a May Crowning one evening after daddy got home from work.  We played some Marian hymns while the kids processed around the table with flowers.

They put the flowers at the foot of the statue and then Alex did the crowning.  Not sure what happened with the camera, but I was disappointed the picture turned out dark :(

We also did a May crowning at the church with some of the homeschooling families, but I didn't get any pictures.  Mary got to be the one to crown the statue of the Blessed Mother.  It was so sweet.

A few days later was Pentecost and the end of the Easter season.  After Mass, the kids made "tongues of fire" crowns :)