Monday, November 14, 2011

8 months update

Eight months have now flown by with little Lucy. No new teeth since last month, the two bottom teeth continue to show more and more. She continues to stick everything (yes everything in her mouth). She expecially loves paper or magazines and will try to crawl away as fast as she can if she thinks you are going to take it away.

She has also managed to get a mild earache this past month that affected her for a few days and also has had a cold with a fairly good runny nose (does not like getting her nose wiped at all). In between all of this she continues to get more outgoing and has grunts and shrieks for lots of different things.

Lucy loves playing with her brother. We recently did some box sledding in the house to "practice" for the snow. Micah really, really wants it to snow here in the Fresno area and just can't understand why it won't for him. We also have started going down our little indoor slide with a beanbag at the bottom, this is lots of fun because Lucy knows she will get help in "getting" Micah once he slides down after her. She also likes waking him up in the morning. We did this several days in a row and then didn't one morning and Micah asked why Lucy wasn't there.

Baby toys are fun but brother's toys are better. In addition to being Lucy-zilla when we make dominos towers, Lucy also is the monster that tries to get the trains. She was good watching for about a week and then decided she needed to get more invovled with the whole process.

While crawling is fine and dandy (and she is pretty fast now), Lucy has started to practice her walking skills. The doctor's office thought she would be walking by her 9 month check-up but looks like it might take a few more weeks than that. She has also focused a good bit of her learning on her talking as mentioned above and really likes music. If she hears something she likes while sitting down Lucy will do a cute little tummy crunch/head bob move and when standing up will get the get going in her legs. She mainly "dances" to the music from her toys but also likes the songs from some of the shows that Micah likes to watch.

Sunday, November 6, 2011


This year we ended up with a nice Halloween weekend in addition to the two separate trips to our local Ranchos Pumpkin Patch.

To start things off on Friday night Micah and Lucy had a party at their daycare. Jim & Laurie had tasty food for all, some games and prizes on the driveway and a bounce house on the lawn. Micah is always excited when there is a party at his daycare.

Above - Jim and Laurie made a nice picture spot with a bench. Lots of people got family pictures and they also took a fun picture of all the kids together at one time.

Below - They kids also got a chance to a pinata that night. Micah finally understands the concept of getting the candy after it breaks open.

That Saturday we continued our Halloween with a visit from uncle Lito, aunt Nancy and cousins Evan and Ryan. The weather was so nice that we carved the pumpkins outside. Each kid got paired up with an adult and made a jack-o-latern together.

Here is Lucy getting ready to give Jill some directions. Aunt Nancy in the background is the champion pumpkin cleaner-outer. She was done and carving the pumpkin with Ryan before some of us had started.

Here are the boys with the pumpkins lit up after finishing dinner together. Then on Sunday night Micah and Adam took a drive around to look at the jack-o-laterns at other Ranchos houses.

Robin and the Ladybug ready for Halloween. First stop was our second annual trick or treat to the neighbors house across the street. The are now 2 and 8 for the past decade on trict or treaters. Micah likes it becuase he loves his neighbors so much and they love that they have the rest of the bag left over for themselves. Micah's capes was not it the best of shape anymore (we found out Friday night that it is not good to wear a cape while jumping in a bounce house).

Micah wasn't feeling the best so we didn't take hime to the church festival in Fresno. We stayed in the Ranchos and went to the local church festival. They had two ponies there for rides along with several bounce houses and lots of carnival game booths for the kids to win candy. Micah was very excited about the pony. He kept this intent look of concentration on his face the whole ride around in a circle. I wonder if he will make this face the next time we get him on a horse.

We finished up the night with some door to door trick-or-treating and the street just north of Avenue 12. Micah really like this. We saw several families with trailers with lights and haybales to haul a bunch kids on. Maybe we will have to do this a some point in the future too!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011