Thursday, September 25, 2014

Nine Months Old!

    Noteworthy for Ellie at Nine Months:

  • She now weighs 18 lbs, 2 oz. and is 27 inches long.  She is in the 25th percentile for weight and height but in the 90th percentile for head circumference! She had her well-baby appointment today and received 2 shots.  
  • She has switched totally to formula which she enjoys roughly every four hours during the day.  As she tries more and more finger foods, she is losing interest in baby food.  Apple cinnamon oatmeal and Ritz crackers are her favorites.
  • Ellie doesn't sleep well.  A combination of teething, tummy issues, separation anxiety, and bad habits has Ellie and Mama up A LOT at night.  We keep trying though.
  • She has four teeth, all on the bottom.  Two more teeth on the bottom are nearly through the gums and they are driving her crazy!
  • Ellie is a scooter!  She will get up on all fours to crawl but quickly drops down to scoot because she thinks its easier.  This does not keep her from getting into things, however!  She has pulled up on the furniture a few times, but luckily doesn't do it much. She has also learned to shake her head "no" when we offer her food she doesn't want to eat.
  • In the last month Ellie has been to Dallas and Fredericksburg and enjoyed visits from Ma-Mas and Pa-Pa, Nonnie, Libby and Bill, and Rolf and Lissa Woods. 
With Ma-Mas in Fredericksburg.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September is the Time For:

Beautiful evenings!
The weather is still crazy hot during the day, but here in the hill country the evenings feel wonderful!
We are so excited for football season to start!  We attended a watch party for the first Aggie game at a nearby outdoor family beer garden and had a blast!  Penny has asked to go back to "kid football."
  Two kids playing this year means practice twice a week and two games every Saturday.
We took an impromptu family trip to Dallas where we stayed in an AWESOME hotel that the kids loved!
This little mess is mobile and wreaking havoc all over the house!
(Did you notice the gorgeous quilt?  Nonnie MADE us a picnic quilt and brought it to us when she visited over Labor Day weekend.)
We enjoyed a visit from our friends the Morgans' and the Woods'.   The Morgans brought birthday presents for the kids. (Early for Cooper, late for Penny.)  They were a gigantic hit!