Monday, October 13, 2008

9 Months!

Caroline is growing so fast. I can't believe it's been 9 months since her arrival! We went to her 9-month-checkup on Friday and everything looks great. She's 17lbs, 15oz (30%), 28 1/4 inches(75%) and her head was 46cm (95%). She's a lean, mean, cruisin' machine. Sweet Caroline's been crawling all over the place for quite some time now. She was actually crawling before she was sitting up, if you can believe that! She's now pulling up and cruising around all the furniture and will walk with assistance. It won't be long before she's toddling all over the house, Lord help me! Caroline has just the sweetest disposition. I tell everyone she was the easiest baby since day one and it's absolutely true. She sleeps great, rarely cries (unless she's being dramatic, which she has a tendancy to do), nurses and eats well, and is just so loving!

Sweet Caroline,
Daddy and I love you so much. You bring us so much joy and we love seeing you grow and develop every day. We can't wait to see what the future holds, Little Lady.
Love forever and ever,

The new obsession...

Trains. We knew Jack loved Thomas. He'd watch the movies, sleep with the couple of engines he had, and snuggle with his Thomas blanket (even though I'm completely opposed to any clothing or bedding with characters - but that's a can of worms I don't care to open just now). All bets were off once we got him the tracks and... HENRY.

Jack loves Henry. Loves. Him.

Now, every morning, the first thing we do is build a track in Jack's room. We must build a bridge or two to go over the track with Jack's wooden blocks. The train system must stay up all day and is the very last toy to be put away at night. Oh, and if we need to go anywhere, Henry usually ends up going. He's been to Walmart, Target, Kohl's, on walks around the neighborhood. Henry even made it to Pantego's National Night Out last week. He's one well traveled engine, that's for sure.

Last week Yaya and I took the kiddos to Grapevine Mills to do a little shopping and to head to Choo Choo Station - a little shop in the mall with train tables set up and a ride on train. Jack played for about 3o minutes and had a ball. He was in train heaven! This train business is his first big toy obsession, though I'm sure it won't be his last.
Jack and Mama, riding Thomas!Playing at Choo Choo Station

Snip, snip... choo, choo!

We've been battling with Jack for quite some time regarding his hair. He finally got his hair cut a couple of weekends ago (this is old news, I know) after 5 attempts in 4 weeks. He would absolutely FREAK OUT when we'd take him to the barber shop for a cut. Daddy had to take him and pull some pretty gnarly wrestling moves while the very talented barber did her work, bobbing and weaving, and cutting away the shagginess. Jack's hair turned out very well and, as promised, Daddy took him to get a new train once the cut was done.
The new haircut and train, complete with block tunnel!This is Jack's "cheese" face. We need to work on it!

Friday, October 03, 2008

Journey for Jesus - a new blog

Check out the new blog for our small group at church.