Thursday, July 29, 2010

Tennis lessons

Michael is very fond of playing and watching tennis. I do not really play tennis, but I do enjoy watching a slam. We both have high hopes that Annabelle will come to love and excel at tennis, too. And it's never too early to get her involved with it. Here's one of her "tennis lessons" with her "coach".

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Growing up...

My baby is 6 months old today! I can hardly believe it. Where has the time gone? Just in the last couple weeks, Jillian has changed so much. She finally has rolling over nailed down. She's been able to maneuver herself onto her back, but she struggled with getting her arm out from under stomach. That is not a problem now. She used to be very content to lie on the mat on the floor and play with the mobiles while I taught piano; however, that has become to boring for her. So, I've had to bring out and dust off the walker. So far, she's loved it. Once, I went to put Jillian down for a nap and came back to find Annabelle had somehow climbed in the walker. As you can see, she's so tall, that her knees were on the ground.

Last night, I gave Jillian rice cereal for the first time. I've also been trying to introduce apple juice over the last few weeks, but she's still figuring out to suck from a bottle. She hasn't had one since she was about 6 weeks old.

Ever since we got back from our trip to Utah 3 weeks ago, she's been getting up about 2 times at night to feed. We finally decided to kick of her that habit and let her scream at night until she learned to sleep through the night. It really wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. The first morning after we let her cry at night, I found her on her stomach, with her head where her feet had been the night before. It was a little scary for me to see her like that, and she hasn't done it since, thank goodness.

Saturday, we decided to put curlers in Annabelle's hair for church on Sunday. She looked so cute and got many compliments on how cute she looked. These girls sure love playing with each other.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Family reunion

I don't even know where to begin. It's been awhile since I've posted because we've been on vacation and it's just been so busy since we've come back. My extended family was having a family reunion the first week of July in Utah and I decided to take the girls and drive there without Michael a few days early. I thought that a 3 1/2 hour drive would be manageable by myself. Boy, was I wrong. The trip took almost 6 1/2 hours because Annabelle was throwing up about every 20 miles for two thirds of the trip. It was so awful for all of us, and something that I don't ever want to relive.

Anyway, once we got there, we had a great time. There was way too much that happened to try and blog about so I'll just upload tons of photos.