Thursday, July 26, 2012

Nine months!

Pate, you are nine months old now! You are such a joy! I absolutely LOVE this age! You are old enough to interact more and more and it's so much fun.  You have learned so many things lately. You can clap, you can "praise the Lord" by raising both hands, you have created your own sign for milk by smacking your lips! We are working on other signs, too. You love anything with wheels and all balls. You will chase your green ball all around the room.  You weigh about 23 pounds. You wear a size 4 diaper and size 12 month clothes mostly. You are standing up all the time and holding on to cruise down the couch and around the furniture. You have a little trick to get around really find something to slide along the floor with your hands so you don't even have to lift them to funny. Your hair is super long! Someone at CVS said you look like Bubba Watson the other day. It is a hot mess most of the time! ha! You have gotten in one tooth on the bottom left and the other on the bottom is about to come through. You've done a little bit better the past two weeks getting up at night. You will sleep until about 4-4:30 now and then go back to sleep until 8 or 9 so I think that's good. You love your sissy so so much and get just so excited when we got to wake her up in the morning! You will say "da da" sometimes and sometimes "bye" but that's about it. You are into absolutely e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g!!!!!! I have to watch you all the time to make sure you don't find something and get it in your mouth. And you are so so fast! You've started to throw a little fit when we do something you don't want to do like change your diaper or get you dressed or get in the car seat or take away something you can't have. You will arch your back and cry. Not sweet, Pate. You are eating good again. You had a sore throat virus this month but are back to normal now. You are eating little pieces of banana, plums, bread, green beans, rice plus all the baby foods and breastmilk. I love you so much and am so blessed to be your Mama! (Starting to plan your 1st birthday, too!)

Friday, July 6, 2012

Alabama Tour Guide

Alabama has grown so much lately I feel like. I don't know if it's because I see her with Pate now or the fact that she has literally grown like 6 inches since January and her hair is so super long and she wears size 4 clothes now!
 She has so many different names that she makes up for us and her baby dolls every day. I wish I could remember them all....I'll try to write them down! It can be as random as whatever she is looking at (Microwave!) or lots of times we just go by "Sister." She told my Granny today that she is going to have two sisters and she wants to name them Ashley and Button. (I really like Button!) So we decided to name the giant, life-size porcelain doll that sits on my Granny's couch Ashley. I guess she gets the name thing honest, I wanted my sister to be named Alicia Putty. Too bad Mama and Daddy decided on Alicia Katherine. Putty has a much better ring to it.
Her favorite show in the world is now Duck Dynasty. She especially loves the "one with the little girls".
She ends up in our room almost every night. She has a semi-permanent "pallett" in the floor.
She crossed a huge hurdle in her life and petted my mother in law's dog, Lucy, on Sunday. Major.
I don't see eating at a Hibachi Japanese restaurant any time in our forseeable future. Fire and Alabama....not the best of friends.
She was pretending to be Jenna the other day and it's so cute when she calls you "Sweetheart." As in, "Now, sweetheart, it's going to be okay." "Come here sweetheart." It's so funny the little things she picks up on.
She calls yogurt "yo-gret" and regular is "reg-a-lee".
She prays the sweetest prayers. The other week she prayed this funny one: "Thank you Lord for this good day. Help this food taste yummy. Amen. "
Love her!

Pate Update (ha!)

Pate's had a lot of "firsts" lately. He finally got his first tooth last week! He also had his first ear infection and now a sore throat. (boo!) He climbed the stairs at church on Wednesday and was soo fast and good at it! He learned to clap this week and it's so cute! He's just the sweetest little boy ever and I could just eat him up!