Monday, March 13, 2017

Breakfast Celebration

UNC beat Duke at the Smith Center on the last game of the regular season. It was a 9pm tip time, so BD was able to go to the game in person while I stayed home with the girls. The next morning we all went out to breakfast at a local landmark restaurant for a family celebration.

Friday, March 10, 2017

GL Six Month Pictures

We had some professional pictures made of GL right after she turned six months old. We used the same husband and wife photography team that did MC's six month and 1st birthday pictures. They do gorgeous work, and we got over 100 amazing images. 

We also got a series of sweet sister pictures.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

GL is Seven Months Old!

This sweet little thing is seven months old! We are loving seeing her personality bloom more each day. She is mellow and happy and loves to smile and laugh. We love having her as part of our family!

March 8, 2017

She is a very curious little explorer - always grabbing and reaching for things that catch her eye. And once she gets something interesting in her hand, she doesn't give it back easily! She is not crawling yet, but we are beginning to see some signs that it is not too far away.

She has been sitting unassisted for a few weeks now. She is getting fairly stable and much less likely to topple over. She seems to love the new perspective that sitting up brings for her. One of the things she really enjoys is to sit in front of her basket of toys, with it turned on its side so she can see the contents, and she reaches in and pulls out a toy one-by-one to examine.

Seven Month Info

(weighed and measured @ home)
15lb 8oz

Right before she turned 7 months old, we started a very gentle method of sleep training with her to get her sleeping in her crib. She has taken to it well and is now sleeping nights and naps in her own room in her crib! She is now generally only waking once or sometimes twice a night to nurse, which means we are both getting many more consecutive hours of sleep. We are still working to figure out a daily nap schedule that will work for her, as she seems to be very sensitive to being overtired.

She has started solid foods! Applesauce and banana have been her favorites so far, but she has not been super interested overall. We usually try to sit her in the high chair and "eat" once a day. She lasts about 15 minutes before she is ready to be done. She does love to play with the spoon and bowl I put down for her but prefers to eat off my finger rather than use the spoon to eat. Otherwise, she is still nursing on demand which works out to around 7-8 times a day.

She is wearing 6-9m or 6-12m sizes in clothes, just depending on the brand - with plenty of room to grow.

"Eating" solid foods!


MC was home sick from school on the day I took GL's seven month pictures, so of course she wanted in on the action. She is so proud to be a big sister and is so loving and patient with GL.


And just to keep it real...

Six Months

Five Months

Four Months

Three Months

Two Months

One Month

Monday, March 6, 2017


Here are some recent pictures of our girls. These pics are from Jan/Feb 2017. MC is 4.5 years and GL is 5-6 months.

Dressed in one of her Valentine's outfits on the day she turned 6 months old.

So proud to be sitting up all by herself!

Sometimes a quick photo snapped to send as a thank you for a gift turns out to be a super cute picture!

GL's motto on a sparkly onesie.

So many toys to choose from!

Our neighbor gave us chocolate pancake mix as a gift, and they made for a fun & festive breakfast.

MC seems to prefer vanilla flavor over chocolate, so she asked if we could have "vanilla hot chocolate." I found a recipe for vanilla steamers, and they turned out really yummy!

Reading books with Daddy while MC eats supper on the couch.

MC loves to set up a tea party in the kitchen for her dolls and animals.

Out for a walk in our borrowed double stroller on a chilly, gray day.

MC asked to get her hair cut again "for the summer" in January. She wanted it cut short "above her neck" so Ms Kristie gave her another adorable chin length bob.

This was the first time she sat in the booster in the big chair; she's always sat in my lap in the chair before. She's getting to be such a big, brave girl!

Performing a show with her finger puppets in her homemade theater  (i.e., a cardboard box out of the recycle bin).

We have a neighbor who is a train lover, so I took this picture of her shirt to show him.

She can't even with this walk today!

Out for an afternoon date with GL while MC stayed home with our fun babysitter.

Soooo snuggly when she first wakes up from a nap!