Saturday, October 22, 2011

To Grandma's House We Go...

We ventured down to Elfrida this weekend to visit Kevin's parents. It had been way too long since our last visit! And the girls had a blast! I was a little wary, seeing as both Payton and Barrett had their flu shots on Friday morning, as well as Barrett's 6 month shots, and you never know how kids are going to react to shots. But they were troopers and handled it like pros! And we all had a great time. We played with the bazillions of grasshoppers in Gramma and Grampa's yard, jumped on the trampoline, rode horses, gathered eggs from the chickens, rode tractors...just to name a few things!! It was a fun-filled, activity-packed 24 hours!
Thanks Gramma & Grampa for a fun weekend!!
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

..::Barrett: 6 Months::..

HALLELUJAH....Barrett is 6 MONTHS OLD!!!!

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I look forward to this milestone like none other!! Yes, half of my baby's first year is over....but that also means that HALF OF MY BABY'S FIRST YEAR IS ALMOST OVER!!! :-) I do enjoy the tiny-ness and snuggles of a new baby but everything else that goes along with having a newborn in the house...not so much. But now that we've reached 6 months, not only am I feeling more sane and more in control after having a baby...but Barrett is getting to a point where he's just easier. He's always been a good baby...but now, he's started to play with toys more and is interested in things around him and has started to eat baby puffs which helps for times when I'm making dinner and just need a few more minutes before feeding him. It just seems like things get a little bit easier each and every day, starting at 6 months.

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His stats at 6 months:

Weight: 22.5 lbs (98th percentile)

Height: 28" (95th percentile)

Head: 46 cm (98th percentile...yay, he's actually ON the charts now!)
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Milestones this month:
*Rolled over back to front - Sept 22nd
*Starts shaking head side to side - Sept 29th
*Has started eating baby puffs
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Barrett, we love you more than we can possibly imagine. Our family would be lost without your funny little personality, your sweet smiles and snuggles, your adorable laugh, your squishy-ness!!! We just can't get enough of you!

Halloween Cookies

There are some traditions you just have to keep up with...even if it means dealing with a big mess to clean up afterwards. It's worth it. The kids LOVE making Halloween sugar cookies. And who am I kidding...despite the mess, I sure enjoy nibbling on a warm sugar cookie covered with frosting, or two...or three...!! :-) And it's even more fun when you have friends over to share in the fun!