Sunday, October 23, 2011

7 Months Old

AAHHH!! Here we are again way past the 10th and just getting to Lucy's monthly recap. Bear with me, life is a little crazy right now. Lucy continues to surprise us with how active and fun she is. She is very determined and once she has spotted something she must have it. She also hates to miss anything. She is constantly turning her head to catch what is going on.

This month Lucy started eating. Meaning she started right after she turned 6 months. She loves to eat. She opens her mouth big when I bring the spoon to her mouth. She is eating rice and oatmeal cereal, sweet potatoes, squash, prunes, carrots, peas, apples, and pears. Yum! This eating experience is so different from Micah's since he disliked all foods. She eats in 5 minutes while Micah would take 30 minutes with a song and a dance.

Right after turning 6 months Lucy started pulling herself up on anything that could hold her. She is everywhere and into everything. She never sits still.

One of Lucy's favorite things is her brother. She really likes him right out of the bathtub when he is wearing his dragon towel. She laughs and laughs. Micah loves this too. He can always get her to laugh and she never wants to miss out on what he is doing.

Finally, right before turning 7 months she started cutting her first tooth. She now has two coming in on the bottom. She likes to hide them with her tongue and bottom lip, but we got her with a huge smile.

Who wouldn't love this face.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Grandparents, Teeth and Bikes

Micah and Lucy recently got a visit from Grandma and Grandpa Lee. Everyone was on their best behavior, with Lucy giving lots of smiles and Micah playing lots of board games with Grandma. Grandparents got to see Micah's third soccer game which was the best out of four games that he has played so far (limited crying and saying "I'm done"). We have five more games so we will hopefully see more improvement each week.

Lucy has not been sleeping well lately (for about a week now), and like all good parents we just keep rocking her and putting her back to sleep. Today Jill stuck a finger in Lucy's mouth and found a tooth starting to stick out of her lower gums. Net result: Upside-We know why Lucy doesn't sleep good. Downside-Lots more baby teeth to go.

Naturally everything that didn't go in her mouth before now does. Besides leaves (always rake up the "presents" first just in case Lucy was to find something from the dog before we do) and any toy that Micah isn't actively playing with. She was even commented on in the nursery at Church for all the stuff she tried to eat.

Jill was gone for the weekend with several friends to relax at Hume Lake and attend a women's retreat. Like any good dad I knew that this was my chance to do something that Jill didn't agree with. That's right, I talked Micah into taking off the training wheels and riding his bike with no help. The balancing was not a problem, confidence in his steering ability and not getting hurt took a few attempts to overcome.

I think we won Jill over on the idea once she saw that Micah liked it and that he had already learned that you slow down and put your feet out when stopping instead of crashing. I also compromised and we might do training wheels during the week for family walks and then none on the weekends for practice time.

He likes to make a loop along the inside of the driveway and also ride along the side of the road in front of several of the neighbors houses. Either way he still makes me follow behind him.

Here's a video clip to prove it. By this time I was tired of chasing him so it is just a quick clip of him starting and stopping.

Maybe next time Jill leaves us home without supervision we can work on a bike ramp, or something else like that.