Monday, August 30, 2010

6 Months Old!

The day we flew home, Madison hit the 6 month mark! Its crazy to me how fast the time is going! We had her check-up a couple days after we got home and she weighed in at 19 pounds, 3 ounces (95%ile) and is about 24.5 inches tall (50%ile). That's my girl! She is sitting up all by herself these days with only the occasional tipping over and that's what she wants to do all day long! No more laying down to play and she would rather be sitting than be held a lot of the time too. She is waking up a couple of times a night now, so now that we're home and getting adjusted, its time to start doing some sleep training because I know she can sleep longer than this! Her bottom two teeth are just about to poke through...any day now they should appear! We have started some solid took her a while to be interested in them, but in the last few days she has really started to eat well and seems to finally enjoy the food!

We're Home!

I can't believe that another month has already flown by...and this month has been crazy! We spent a lot of it getting packed up and ready to leave VA. Savannah flew home with Kassie on the 14th, and then I flew home with Paris and Madison on the 21st. Paris had a little (ok, not so little) meltdown going through security because she didn't want to take off her shoes or walk through the scanner. It was not fun holding a baby, trying to fold up a stroller, get my own shoes off, force hers off, and drag all of us through security with her screaming her head off, but once that was over with, both girls were wonderful on the flights. Madison slept almost the entire time up in the air and Paris just played games on my iPod! Walking into my house was the most wonderful thing...I forgot how much I love my house! The girls are loving having a yard and more space to play and have been so happy to be home. And I am loving the is so much cooler and actually refreshing to be outside!
Bubba won't be back for a few more days since he has to close up the office and then drive all the way home, so we are just counting down until he gets here and we can get back to normal!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Fun in VA Beach!

I have been horrible about taking pictures this summer, but luckily my sister has taken a few so I have some record of our summer out here in VA. Only one week left and we'll be home which I am SO excited about, but we really did have some fun times out here too!

These pictures are actually from the very beginning of the summer when we took a Sunday drive to see the beach. All winter we told the girls we were moving to VA Beach and when we got to our new apartment, the first thing they asked was where the sand was. So we had to prove to them that we actually were close to the beach! At that point in the summer it wasn't very warm and the water definitely wasn't warm, but the kids had fun in the sand!

At the end of June, my parents came out to visit and we were able to go back to the beach (unfortunately Bubba was super busy that week and wasn't able to go). This time it was soooo hot outside and the water was awesome...perfect beach weather! The girls were a little nervous about the ocean and the waves, but had fun playing in the sand. Paris eventually got brave enough to sit in the waves and she loved it....I think we emptied buckets of sand out of the bottom of her swimsuit a dozen times!

Just this last week we took the kids to the VA Beach Aquarium. This one little girl just kept coming up to Savannah and hugging was pretty cute! Savannah isn't a huge fan of strangers or people getting in her bubble, but I think she thought this little girl was pretty cute too!

Lately my girls make the cheesiest faces for pictures...we need to work on that before we get family pics taken this fall! BTW, this was in front of some type of crocodile.

In front of the shark tank.

Big huge lobster! Once again, the faces are awesome....:)

After the aquarium, we were able to go on a Dolphin Cruise...I'll admit, I wasn't really expecting to see very many dolphins, especially since the boat was not cruising very far from the shore at all, but it was amazing. We saw dozens and dozens of dolphins and they were pretty close to our boat! The girls loved it so much and kept telling me how that was their favorite thing that we've done all was well worth it, even though Madison was not a fan of the boat and was screaming for the last 20 minutes of the trip!

We're excited to come home and get back into a routine, but VA Beach has been a fun place to live and overall it really was a good summer!