Thursday, March 31, 2011


Last week we participated in a trike-a-thon at Cooper's school.  All the kids got to bring their trikes and helmets and cruise around in the parking lot as a fundraiser for St. Jude's.  The kids had a blast!  Cooper enjoyed his tricycle, picking flowers in the grass nearby, and the Popsicle that followed.

Coop riding out to join his friends.
Cooper and friends!
Cooper took time out from his ride to check on his baby sister.
A kiss for Penny!

Our playgroup at the Trike-a-Thon.  The kids had fun but it was the last time our group was together before TWO of our families moved away!  We are going to miss our friends!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Picture Update

"Puh-puh hold Penny!"
Penny on St. Patty's Day, sitting up and crawling!
Emulating a frog at the aquarium.

Friday, March 18, 2011

6 Months, nearly 7 Months Old!

Now that Penny is nearly 7 months old, I better give her 6 months report!

Half a year has passed since little Penny completed our family.  She is a sweet, vibrant, and active girl starting to show a little of her own personality...she seems to me a touch on the ornery side...  Just in the last week, Penny has accomplished a lot!  She is now officially eating solid food, sitting up, and crawling!  It was an amazing transformation. Penny had been getting up on all fours and trying to crawl and pushing herself half way up to sitting for a few weeks now, but then she decided she was ready for it all!  On Monday she sat herself up, on Thursday she crawled, now today (Friday) she is crawling all over the place.  She is now so much more content to play by herself, which is a huge help.

Penny went in for her 6-month well baby check up and shots today. She measured in at 17 lbs, 4 oz, and is 17 and 3/4 inches long...90th percentile!!!  She received two shots and only cried a little.  Also, while we were waiting at the doctor's office, I spied something else different about her...another tooth!  We expected the top two teeth to come in next, because is the order the are "supposed" to come in. NOPE!  She now has the first right bottom tooth!

So what we will be looking forward to in the next few weeks is more teeth, the trying and accepting of more foods, and pulling up on furniture.  Its going to be busy!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Family Ranch Day

This past weekend, several members of the Graham Family met at the Ranch to enjoy some family company, the weather, and the new cabin recently erected.  The weather ended up being a little chilly and drizzly, but we still had fun! The great-grandkids had the most fun, as shown in the pictures!  

David and Penny enjoying some time together.
Most of the adults spent the day watching the kids having fun...Owen and Cooper shared the train set very nicely.
What are those two up to??
Again, what are those two up to???
Treasure Hunt!  I think there's a clue hidden in the swing!

Owen helped Cooper figure out the clues.
We found it!  The treasure was hidden by the tractor!

Good "catch" Cooper!