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Apple Picking!

We went apple and pear picking on Saturday.  It was a chilly day and it drizzled on and off while we were there so we didn’t stay as long as we might have liked. Like last year, Jacob enjoyed picking the fruit, but he really enjoyed EATING the fruit! Despite the dreary weather, we all enjoyed ourselves and look forward to doing it again soon!

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Six Months!

We are halfway to one, and this Mama cannot believe it!

This month Lilian worked on perfecting her sitting capabilities.  She can sit up unassisted for 10+ minutes, is great at catching herself when she starts to lean too far back, and pushes herself back up to a sitting position when both of her hands are on the ground.

She is starting to put her arms on the ground and rock forward so she may actually learn to crawl before she walks!

She is very much in tune with what is happening around her.  She loves watching her big brother play and act silly.  Of course, if Jacob has a toy, Lilian wants to play with the same one.

The same thing goes for food – if one of us is eating something, she wants to eat too.  I don’t remember Jacob being this way until he was much closer to a year, but perhaps it is because she spends her day watching her big brother? We have been letting her experiment with food at dinner on bath nights, but it won’t be long before we will need to let her have something to eat/play with every night.  So far she has tried sweet potato, asparagus, chicken, avocado, mango and pear and seems to like it all.

At her 6 month appointment she weighed in at 14.8 pounds which puts her in the 25th percentile, 27″ (90th percentile) and her head is 42.5 cm (50th percentile).

Sleep continues to come and go. We have good weeks and not quite as good weeks.  During our good weeks, we typically get a 6-8 hour stretch followed by a 3-4 hour stretch.  Naps are starting to become more consistent as well.

Time is flying by but we are enjoying every minute!  We can’t wait to see what she does next!

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Anniversary Wishes…

Happy 4th Anniversary to the most beautiful, loving, caring woman I have ever met.  There is no one else I’d rather have spent the last four years with, and there is no one else I can imagine spending the rest of my life with.  Image

Thank you for making me laugh every day, and thank you for all you do for me and our family.

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Bathtime!

Lilian is loving bath time these days!!!

 

 

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Sunday on the Deck

We’ve been experiencing some gorgeous weather and when Lilian decided she didn’t want to nap on Sunday, we decided to spend some time outside instead!

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Jacob and Ayla

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On Saturday we had a visit from Aunt Kristen, Uncle Addam and Ayla. Jacob and Ayla had a blast playing together and we can’t wait to get them together again soon!

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Friends

Yesterday we visited Westmoor Park with some friends. The weather was beautiful and the kids had a grand time running around and acting silly. Here are a couple if shots from my phone.

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