Thursday, March 25, 2010

Happy 3 months!!

I cannot believe my baby is 3 months old today. Stella Ross has brought SO much joy to our family. We don't remember life without her! I feel like she has changed a lot in the past month. She is definitely developing quite a little personality. Let's just say she likes everyone to hear her!! Like her big brother she is a big fan of the television. She will almost break her neck trying to see it! Her favorite television show these days is Curious George ! :) She had her first "photo shoot" with my friend Mandy Mayfield. I could not get over how well she did having her pictures made. She thought she was a queen sitting on her throne. I don't think Stella Ross had ever had so much fun. Thank you, Mandy, for the WONDERFUL pictures! One of Stella Ross's favorite places to be is outside. I don't blame her. She enjoys sitting outside watching her big brother run around and listening to the birds. I think we are all ready for spring to come and stay.

Happy 3 month birthday, sweet girl. These past three months with you and your brother have made me the happiest Mommy in the world. I look forward to watching you grow up even more - but, please SLOW DOWN! I love you!!

Thank you, Mrs. Sherry for the adorable poodle outfit!

My new exersaucer

I'm done with this!!!

Watching my brother try on masks!

Relaxing with Daddy

LOVING my Wuba Nub

I don't know why these are so small :(

Friday, March 5, 2010

Major Accomplishments

What an exciting week we have had. There have been a lot of accomplishments. Some I am proud of and some Cory and Rafe are proud of. First, Stella Ross now puts herself to sleep every night. This may not seem like a big deal to most, but Rafe NEVER did this until he was about 8-9 months old. He always needed to be rocked or "patted", but never just put to bed. Stella Ross, on the other hand, is not a big fan of the rocking chair when she is ready to go to sleep. I really have a hard time with this since I LOVE to cuddle, but we just get our cuddle time in at other times of the day. This week we have started giving her a bath after she eats in the evening and then putting her in her crib. She LOVES all of the paintings on her wall and she just stares at it while listening to her music and after about 10 minutes she is GONE! I just don't know what to think about this, but I know I am VERY proud of her. What a big deal this is!!

Cory and Rafe also had a huge accomplishment this week. They have been playing New Super Mario Bros. on the Wii since Rafe got it for Christmas. Cory and Rafe play this together nightly before bed. Some of the levels were VERY intense for them, but after 10 short weeks of playing the game they finally beat it this week. Words cannot express how excited they were! Of course Cory immediately grabbed the camera to capture all of the images to "prove" they had won. Cory will take pictures of a video game, but how many pictures of me with our kids have you ever seen??!!

On a side note, Stella Ross went to the doctor for her 2 month check-up last week. I had been dreading this appointment since she was born thinking about all of the shots. She did fantastic with them, I did not! She weighed 12 lbs. 7 oz. and was 23 1/2 inches long. What a chunky baby she is turning into!

Happy baby on her 2 month birthday!

Point made!! Where is mommy with her babies?

Cory fixed Rafe's bowl of cereal and gave him a
baby spoon. I told him Rafe could use a big
spoon and this is what he pulled out of the drawer
for him to eat with. Rafe loved it!!
Making silly faces with his bacon

Serious baby

They did it!!

Stella Ross's favorite napping place

Look at me in my bumbo!!