Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Our Lil Pumpkin!

I really wanted to get a good picture of Hayden inside the pumpkin that I carved specifically for her to sit in! I actually had to make the leg holes a little bigger because I underestimated her rolly thighs! :) However, the first night we put her in it...she screamed and wanted OUT! So, a few days later, after her morning nap when she had a full belly and was happy, we tried again! At first, she started to cry, but we persevered! She soon thought it was fun to sit inside a pumpkin and even ventured a taste or two! I know...what I wont do for a good pic! I'm a terrible mother! ;)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Pumpkin time!

Today the Knuth family joined us at Lattin's Cider Mill and Pumpkin Patch for some fall festivities. Although Hayden is too little to really enjoy much of it (besides her favorite thing: people watching) Drew seemed to really like seeing all the farm animals and picking out pumpkins. We were so lucky the weather was nice (cold, but dry!). Although, the sunny skies made pics a little harder, it was a fun day!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Guess who's standing up now!

Guess who is now standing!!?? I heard Hayden talking to herself when she woke up from her morning nap and when I went upstairs... this is what I found ----->> Silly girl! Apparently it was pretty funny to her that I "caught" her in the act! Time to put on the teething rail, as she's now testing out those new teeth on her crib!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

busy busy bee!

Today for some reason, Hayden decided to do all sorts of new stuff! She was ALL OVER the place room, dining room, kitchen all on her own belly! :) She has also discovered our new end tables are like a jungle gym...she crawls under and through them! Silly girl! And then later she had crawled into a basket I have under a table in the dining room...where she found a lovely outlet cover to chew on! She is teething somethin' fierce and her 4th tooth (upper right lateral #d) broke through today too! And to top off her night, she has liked to stand holding onto the ottoman for a few weeks now, but tonight she cruised around it (took steps all the way around). Once it started to roll, she used it as a walker! She was even trying to push it with her arms and her forehead when the wheels got stuck on a toy...cracking us up! I love that she's developing her motor skills so well, but it breaks my heart that may "baby" is disappearing day by day. In no time, she'll be walking and talking!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

!!7 months!!

Well, maybe a little over 7 months...but she has us too busy to be "on-time" ! :)
Lets see...Hayden is now ON THE MOVE! She hasn't quite figured out the "traditional" way to crawl, but who needs to do anything the right way? She can get around JUST fine with her army/worm-crawl! She does rock back and forth on her hands and knees, but then flops down onto her belly and pulls herself along! She loves to pull herself over to the ottoman (that has wheels) and tries hard to pull up on it. She hasn't quite got the hang of that yet, but when we stand her up to it, she'd play there all day (or until the wheels roll it too far for her to hang on anymore!) She is already loving everything she's not supposed to (plants, chewing on end tables, opening cupboards, etc.) and is worse than a puppy! Speaking of puppies...mijo is still the best thing on earth and he's learned that hanging out down under her high chair reaps a few rewards! She loves to look down at him begging her for food instead of paying attention to eating. Speaking of eating...her menu is growing by leaps and bounds. The newest yummy foods are Gerber star puffs (sweet potato flavor), yogurt melts and pureed meats (only mixes...can't stand to give her just the plain meats...ick). She's really getting good at picking up food and actually getting it into her mouth. The first few attempts were quite amusing and she'd get frustrated, but she's gotten it down in just a week or so. We graduated from feeding in the bumbo chair to an actual highchair. This is the one we got and I ~LOVE~ it! She really enjoys the toys on the top and it travels very easily. We took it to dinner with us last weekend and it worked a lot better than the standard high chair all restaurants have. She's still as vocal as ever...even adding in a few mamamama's! :) She just popped her third tooth through (her upper left lateral #g, the right one #d isn't far behind) which isn't the order that I learned in Dental Hygiene school...but figures she'd go against the grain when I know what she's supposed to get & when! Not sure exactly what she's weighing in at these days, but it's probably getting close to 20 pounds...she's heaving to pack around! She's growing like a weed...already into 9 month clothing!
As for the rest of the family, Mijo had his yearly check up and we can no longer call him our 4-pound chihuahua...he weighed in at 5 1/4 pounds! Which means he's gained a full pound in a year and a half! Vet said he's fine, but to not give him so much people food! :) I (amie) have yet to figured out what I'm allergic to and am once again itchy and covered in hives for the last week or so. Last time I went to the dr regarding this, they basically told me to live on benedryl and that allergy testing wouldn't be worth it since they rarely pinpoint anything specific. I sit here and scratch myself! ;) I am doing okay with my weight loss, still stuck at 12 pounds lost. I've hit a plateau the last few weeks, but hopefully I'll get my butt moving a little more often and get over that hump. Jeremy has actually lost pounds along with me: 18 pounds! We're hoping to be one fine lookin' couple come January in Mexico! :) Jeremy is busy with hockey, work and our gutters now that the rains have began!! ;) Welp...until next month....