Saturday, May 30, 2009

Reese's New Tricks

Recently with Reese's increased babbling she has learned some new tricks. She is working on doing them on her own but right now she still needs daddy's help and sometimes insists in his help. To intertain the world we are an awesome video.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Nine Months

Today is Reese's 9 month birthday.

Here are some things about Reese:
scoots on her tummy . still eats anything . likes crackers . babbles . starting to get scared of strangers . good traveler . 18 pounds 7 ounces . pulls off hats . likes to be a part of the action . would rather be walking . gets up on her knees (but so far has a hard time using them) . grabs everything . likes tummy tickles . laughs and smiles a lot . likes to be outside . prefers Momma . no teeth (and no more teething symptoms) . loves other kids her size . puts everything in her mouth . afraid of the vacuum . naps at least twice per day . doesn't keep shoes on her feet . tries to tares apart any new item she gets in her hands (and loves it when it actually tares, like when she gets a hold of paper) . likes pens . scoots after Momma and Daddy when we put her down . cries when we put her down . eats about every two hours (which is more often then when she was 2 months old) . sleeps well . sucks her thumb .

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

First Mother's Day

Reese's first Mother's Day is also mine (as a mother, as it is for all first-time moms and babies, but it feels kinda special when it happens to you). Will prepared a great breakfast and Reese gave me the best present ever by going through the whole of Sacrament meeting without being loud or upset or difficult. And she let Daddy hold her the whole time. Nice.

Later, we went to visit my fam. I had so much fun talking with them, that Will had to go visit his mom without me. He took Reese, which gave me a break and allowed her to visit some cousins. The only problem is that time flies when you're having fun, and the day ended too soon. Oh well. Maybe next year will come soon enough.

Toast, scrambled eggs, turkey sausage, plain yogurt with straw- and blackberries, drizzled with honey and accompanied with orange juice. Mmmmm... I stuffed myself.
Reese visiting Grandma Heath's home, and playing with Aunt Maryanne and Cousin Miranda.

Spring Fling

This past weekend Reese was invited to go swimming with the boy from downstairs, Dallas. She got to try out her new swim romper and splash around with toys and friends. She's practicing for the beaches of Jamaica!

She got some face burn, but because she had sunscreen on during the pool party, I attribute the burn to our previous walk to the Library. *sigh*
We went to a baby shower the next day and Reese discovered that she loves balloons.

Crawling... Or Not

Reese still doesn't seem to have much interest in crawling. Perhaps this is because she enjoys standing so much that she doesn't see the point in getting down on hands and knees. On the other hand, it may also be because the few times where she did get into a crawling stance, she ended up going backwards instead of forwards. Sometimes she backs up into (or under) things. I don't think she'll crawl.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I painted flowers on my front window so that people wouldn't have as easy a time looking in to our living room when we have the blinds up.

The other day I noticed that the morning sun cast some fun shadows on the wall. I don't know if you can tell very well from the picture, but it's a shadow of the big flower I painted on the window.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Photo Op

I love having friends that like to take pictures. I don't have very many pictures of myself and Reese because I'm usually the one behind the camera. Last week a girl in my ward took some pictures of Reese and I asked her if she would take some of the two of us. I'm so glad she did. I loved all the pictures that she took. Here are just a few: