Sunday, November 25, 2007

Long drives

For Thanksgiving it was off to Kentucky for a nice southern dinner. We left Weds, our first mistake. The traffic was horrible! We quickly learned why it's called the busiest traveling day of the year. The worst of it was in Cincinnati which we hit right around 5p. All in all the kids did really well. Mason was good and Colby didn't get real fussy till the last hour of the trip on the way there. The way back, she was angry every time we put her in her car seat (I think she remembered the way down). During the trip we learned that there is no such thing as a quick stop with two kids. One is constantly needing snacks and the other just likes to be silly.

16 hours of driving lent to 36hrs of southern fun. It was nice to hang out with family and as always the food was wonderful and worth the wait. Surprisingly the kids also slept really well. We were so afraid that Colby would be up all night or at least whenever we tried to sneak in, but alas, she slept all night both nights! Mason was a bit overtired as both nights were late nights for him, but he had a great time playing with Grandpa. A day later and everyone seems back into the groove of home life again. Though i think that both kids are getting sick (not sure that Colby ever fully got rid of her's). Being the smart folk that we are, we brought the camera, but forgot to take pics of the trip. So, enjoy the random pic!

Friday, November 9, 2007

In this corner...

Baby stats: Colby is 20lbs 3ozs (75%) and 28.5in long (90%!!) Our little 50%er is growing.

Monday, November 5, 2007

9 months and counting...

It's hard to believe that it's been 9 months already. Colby is doing well. She had a viral infection last week, but was well enough to make it out trick or treating. Not sure that she understood much about the event, but she did enjoy playing in the leaves and with the big pumpkin at Uncle Al's. Sleeping is going ok. Most nights she sleeps all night and most days she does two 1.5hr naps. She is sooo close to crawling!! She does this half scoot/half crawl thing right now and is very mobile cruising around furniture. At times, she just lets go and stands there for a few seconds Ultimately she's still not a big fan of being on her belly and I think that this hinders her crawling progress; she really prefers to be vertical. She has gotten better now that she can consistently move herself from her belly to a sitting position. From there she is always trying to find a grip to pull herself to a standing position. Favorite toys include trucks, play kitchen and of course her brother. Friday is her MD appt and we'll have stats for you then.