Thursday, May 31, 2012

maddy's four months old!

{i don't know what's going on with the formatting, please excuse!}

maddy had her four-month check up today!  including shots :(.  she's napping away as i type, poor little thing.

TWO month check-up:
weight - 10lbs, 5oz - 25th percentile
height - 22.5 inches - 42nd percentile
head circum - 39.5 cm - 60th percentile (she has a beautifully brilliant brain in there!)

FOUR month check-up:
weight - 13lbs, 5.6oz - 37th percentile (hungry little lady, no doubt!)
height - 25 inches - 72nd percentile (woah, a lot longer than last time!)
head circum - 42 cm - 74th percentile (getting more and more brilliant by the day!)

maddy is a mover and a shaker (just like her mommy!).  she'll 'climb' up pete for a sneak peek outside, she 'dances' when you hold her up, she pulls herself up to a seated or preferably a standing position whenever she gets a hold of your fingers.  she's an eating machine, though she's been giving me a solid stretch from 8pm-4am pretty consistently!  she loves to nap after her morning snack and in the afternoon, usually for three hours - feeding to feeding.  it's pretty nice, but i have to admit that i really miss her during the long naps!  she doesn't like to snuggle on the couch, but prefers to be walked around when tired.  i'm hoping she becomes a little more cuddly as she ages, there is nothing like a baby sleeping on you!

we've had a busy month with mothers' day, a graduation, soccer, preschool, bbqs, festivals, six flags, and farmers' markets.  she really loves being out and about - except that she prefers the carrier at all costs - i love this 90% of the time, but it would be nice if we had a choice in the matter sometimes ;).  i'm going to take it all in, though, some babies (jack!) don't like being 'worn' and i know that i can't carry her around forever. (i've tried with jack, it ends at some point :(...).  

maddy is a smiley little lady, but her laughs are rare and precious.  she's a tough nut to crack!  when you can sneak one from her, it melts your heart.  jack was the first to get one out of her, maybe around the end of march, and he remains her favorite character.  she doesn't like the calm, but prefers to have action going on (another mommy quality!  though i like a little more calm every now and then now that i'm a  mom!).  her favorite just-before-nap activity, while in her swing, is to watch jack zoom around with his toys!  it's too cute and she enjoys every second before her body tells her 'enough is enough, go to sleep!' and she drifts off with a little smile on her face.

and boy is she her daddy's baby girl!  she opens her mouth wide and crooked, with a little wink, when he walks in the room, just hoping to snag a kiss from her first love.  it's the most adorable thing you've every seen (and slightly funny, that little look!).  

a  little picture of my babies at 4 months old:
maddy 5-22-12, jack 6-6-08
i found this pink and white blanket that was made for my when i was a little girl, and now maddy has it to snuggle!  i used it for her 4 month pictures.  i need to do something to mark the pictures, though, because they look a lot like her 3 month ones!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

davis famers' market

i love summer.  specifically: picnics, laying/reading (sometimes drinking) in the sun, parks, red toenails, festivals, camping, farmers' markets, and fruit stands.   ahhhhh, sunshine!!!!!

last weekend, we participated in a few of my faves!!  it was GREAT.  friday was full of soccer fun, saturday included a trip to the davis farmers' market and our local fruit stand, and dinner with friends (complete with homemade pesto, with cherry crisp for dessert), and sunday we celebrated the golden gate bridge's 75th birthday with a picnic and festival-like environment.  so can't wait to participate in my other summer loves - hopefully soon!

here are some soccer pictures from this week:

and from the farmers' market:

Monday, May 28, 2012

last day of preschool, 3-4yo playgroup

where does the time go?!?!?! jack started his 3-4yo preschool playgroup at the community center last june.  now he's finished his first year and will begin pre-k on june 2nd.  PRE-K.  as in PRE-KINDERGARTEN!!!!!  that's wild stuff.  i remember giving birth to him like it was yesterday.  check out this post for the insane enrollment process pete endured.

though i'll miss miss sally so much, i'm excited for jack to start a new class.  it's all so bittersweet.  for the last day, there was an ice cream social with a 'performance' of the morning routine.  finally we know all the words to the songs he hums around the house!  i'm going to have to sneak in to his pre-k class to record the new ones so we have a whole year to sing with him!!

some snapshots of the festivities:

showing the morning routine
singing a little 'thanks for our food' prayer

jack + ty
donovan, jack, xiano, riley, matthew
miss sally + jack
and some first day of school/last day of school pictures:
last day photos
it's crazy, a year later, we have a new person to wish jack a great day!  i feel like i've aged at least a year, maybe two - yikes!  pete looks the same!  jack's face isn't so baby-ish anymore.  my little man is growing so fast!!
jack+me+baby#2inbelly (6/11) ~ jack+me+maddy (5/12)  ~ pete+jack (6/11) ~ pete+jack (5/12)

Friday, May 25, 2012

go giants!

we went to another giants' game last weekend.  the weather was PERFECT and we won!  such a great time with my aunt marianne and uncle bob, mom, dad, laura, baby dino, and my gang.

it was fedora fan day - i'm not a hat person, you can tell by maddy's expression it was unusual :)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

mother's day fishing!

mother's day evening was spent at my parents' house - we had a yummy dinner and went fishing!

jack caught FIVE fish with one worm!!
not exactly sure if it was five different fish...
here's one!
kiss him goodbye - back he goes!
sitting on the dock
what an expression!
that's his 'fishing vest'
time to jam!
banjo + harmonica
kite time with the uncles
jack took this picture of his kite!
happy jack :)