Saturday, August 8, 2015

Vera 6 months

My little lady is 6 months old!  We love this little sweetie pie so much.  I barely remember what life was like without her.  She is sweet and smiley and darn near perfect.  I truly don't want this kid to grow up.

She is still on a 3 hour schedule during the day, but I think she is close to being ready to move to a 4 hour schedule, so we might work on that soon.  She sleeps from 8 at night until about 5 or 6 in the morning and takes 3 naps a day.  We started solids a few weeks ago and she loved it from the first bite, which amazed me.  She might be my best eater yet.  We have had sweet potatoes and peas so far and it's a messy but fun experience.

She is getting quite good at sitting up now.  She can sit on her own for a minute or so before falling over and I can tell she really enjoys it.  She loves splashing in the bath, jumping in her jumper, watching her big brother and sister, making crazy noises and smiling at whoever is talking to her.  She loves her mommy, but will go to most anyone else happily and is taking a bottle really well now too!

I'm just quite simply over the moon about my little lady.

Sweet Miss Vera
16 lbs. 5 oz.
26 inches long

Summer Vacay!

The last week of July we took a trip down to Tablerock Lake to visit Grammie and Papa Stan.  It was a wonderful and quite close to perfect getaway.  We ate very well and we all had a great time.  

Here are a few highlights:

Amaia and Haddon went out on the boat with us one day.  Haddon was unimpressed (I think because we made him wear a life jacket the whole time) but we did convince Amaia to jump in the lake for a little while.  She didn't last too long in the deep water, but really enjoyed the boat ride.

The big kids (myself, Adam and Ashley) went out on the boat with Papa Stan several times on our own thanks to Grammie staying with the kiddos.  It was so relaxing and refreshing to me. 

We went to Silver Dollar City one morning and Amaia loved it!  She couldn't get enough of all the rides.  She went on a water ride with all of us and lots of kids rides, including a roller coaster.  She is turning into such a big girl right before my eyes!

The day at Silver Dollar City was also VERY hot!  Luckily, Aunt Ashley is awesome and Vera is pretty awesome too.  She was a trooper and a cutie pie.

All of Haddon's dreams came true and he got to ride on Papa Stan's tractor a couple times.

We can't wait to go back again soon!