Saturday, July 25, 2009

Such a big girl!

All of a sudden my tiny baby is doing things that a giant baby should do! She has *almost* mastered picking things up and getting them into her mouth. As long as she is not mobile I guess I won't have to worry quite so much, but yesterday as she was sitting on her quilt with some toys I looked over and she was raising her hand to her mouth like she was eating something. Of course, I thought she had found something and ran over to check it out. Turns out her quilt has these little "ties" on it and she thought she was picking them up and putting them in her mouth. It was so funny to watch!

Friday, July 24, 2009

4th of July

I know, I fell of the blogging bandwagon again, but I'm trying...

Fourth of July this year we all headed to a park in Chandler. There were tons of people! They had bouncies and games for the kids, but the lines were sooo long that we only ended up doing one. The boys were just happy to be with their cousins! We all pitched in a packed a picnic dinner and waited for the fireworks while the boys ran around in the grass and on the nearby playground. Miss Samantha was an angel as usual. She loved being with everyone and seeing what was going on. When it came time for fireworks she settled back onto my chest, watched a few and then decided to take a snooze. Pete and I just sat back and laughed at how lucky we are to have her!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sitting pretty...

sami in the grass
Originally uploaded by MrsSuperSpy
Miss Samantha is sitting! Thanks to her daily "sitting lessons" from her sister and her bff, Sam is able to sit for quite a good amount of time before toppling over. We took her out tonight to snap a few pics of her new skill. Jesse went with me to be the "catcher" so I could take the pictures. Well, right after this last picture Sam proceeded to do a face plant into the grass. I asked Jesse what happened, and told him that he was supposed to catch her. He replied with "Well, I'm not a football player, you know!"

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Sippy cup adventures...

Sippy cup adventures...
Originally uploaded by MrsSuperSpy
After Sam's 6 month appt. Dr. G. gave the go ahead for her to have some water from a sippy cup. When Jesse heard that he was sooo excited! If you look closely you'll see it's his little hand helping her with her first drink.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

7 months already...

I know, I say this every month, but I just can't believe that my baby is 7 months old already! She has accomplished so much in her short 7 months, too! Unfortunately, I haven't posted in awhile, but we've been having a very rough month. However, I can see the light and I believe that sunshine is in our future!

Miss Samantha is just a riot! She is perhaps THE best baby in the entire world. She has done soooo many things in the last few months. She is drinking from a sippy, eating solid food, *almost* sitting up, and laughing at everything. Definitely the happiest baby ever! She just loves life - and everyone in her life so much!

At the beginning of June we drove to Disney for Jesse's 5th Birthday Celebration. His bday was in March, but I was nervous to take such a tiny baby. So, once school got out we were on our way. This was the first time in the last 12 years that Pete and I have slept in the same bad while on vacation! We have always had a child who wouldn't sleep without one of us. However, now that we have so many kids, we can just through them together. haha (Jesse was a little nervous, so he bunked with Tay the first night and then PJ the last 3.) We brought along Sam's Pack N Play, her fishy crib toy and her Miracle Blanket and she was all set. The first night I wrapped her up, turned on the fish and told her good night - and she went to sleep! I think I heard angels singing! It was truly miraculous. She was great the entire trip, though. Just rode along in her stroller taking in the sights. When she was hungry she ate, when she was tired she slept. Such a good girl! And, she even got to go on quite a few rides! Luckliy I had also brought the Bjorn, because about 6-7 each night Jesse kicked her out of her stroller so he could ride. Oh, and after Tay discovered the Bjorn she started carrying Sam around in it! They both loved it.

Since coming home from Disney Sam has started on solid food and drinking water out of her sippy cup. She is a pro at eating - loves most everything and will eat a whole container in one sitting. Which, for a 12 pound peanut who barely drinks 4 ounces is a lot! She loves sweet potatoes and squash. Fruit is okay, too. She does not like peas at all, though! I'm hoping maybe she'll take to whole peas once she is able to pick them up herself.

This summer we have been trying to get out to do some things that the big kids enjoy. Swimming is a big hit with them, and Sam goes right on along with it. She has also been to the movies, the mall, you name it. And, she takes it all in stride. We are sooo lucky!