Friday, September 23, 2011

6 months and growing!

Our sweet baby boy is growing so fast!

How have we already gone from this

to this?!

At 6.5 months, Tucker:

Weighs 20 lbs. and is 27.5 in long (90th percentile for both)
Is sitting unassisted (started around 5.5 months)
Scoots EVERYWHERE!  (also started around 5.5 months)
Occasionally uses his hands and knees to move---it won't be long before he is crawling
Loves to pull-up on everything--even tries to "walk" along the furniture he is holding onto
Eats avocados, pears, squash, sweet potatoes, green beans, and peas
HATES cereal of any kind
Loves his sippy cup...for chewing on the spout ;)
Has taken a few sips from a straw
Has poopie problems just like Arden did at this exact age (NOT fun!)
Loves laughing and playing with Arden---and Mommy and Daddy love watching this :)
Seems so much happier now that he is mobile
Can sleep 5-6 hours at a time---if he wants to :)
Goes anywhere from 3-6 hours between feedings
Prefers to fall asleep in his crib over anywhere else---including mommy's arms :(
Hasn't cut any teeth---but we expect to see some very soon!
Wears a size 3 diaper, but this may not last too much longer
Is already in the clingy phase---he doesn't like strangers to talk to him even when I'm holding him!
Prefers his Mommy over anyone else....but I think Arden is a close 2nd :)
Is generally a very happy and easy baby!

Tucker Gerrit, we cannot believe half of your first year of life is already behind us.  We love watching you grow and learn new things every day.  You are a sweet, happy boy and we love you so much!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Look what I can do!

"I don't know about this, Mommy!"
 "Is this how you do it?"
 "Uh, guys....I could use some help over here!"
 "I think I've got it now"
 "This is my new favorite thing to do!  I can pull up on the ottoman..."

 "the couch...."

 "and even an old diaper box!"
(how on earth his is standing like this--I have NO idea!)
 "I can even play with Arden---how fun!"

(sidenote--don't these two look just alike?!)

Our little man is growing so fast!  He's been scooting around now for a good month and just started pulling up on things about a week ago.  It won't be long before he starts crawling....and then walking!  Yikes, could time PLEASE slow down?!  

And Arden---our sweet, spunky, strong-willed Arden :)  She is growing and learning new things every day, too.  I need to do a separate post on her---soon, I promise!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Watchin' Airplanes

Moontown Airport hosted the annual Grass Field Fly-in today.  Geoff is an airplane fanatic so yesterday he mentioned he wanted to take Arden.  Instead, we decided to make it a family affair, and I am so glad we did!

It was a beautiful day to be outside---lots of sunshine, a cool breeze, and of course, all the airplanes you could ask for :)

I'm not really sure why this shuttle model was there, but we took the opportunity to take a group photo!

 We watched the MedFlight helicopter land and the kids were so excited to get a chance to sit in it!

 This blue plane was tiny!  In the air it didn't look so small, but sitting next to all the other planes it looked like a child's toy!

Our kids are destined to love fact, they already do.  I'm pretty sure this makes their daddy/Uncle Geoff and Tuck Tuck really proud :)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Just another day

Now that Tucker is on the move, he has discovered Murphy! He is always following him around trying to love on him....

Good thing Murphy already has a good hiding least until Tucker figures out how to get under there :)
And Arden.....well, she's still my cute, sassy, 2-going-on-12 year old!
(And yes, she dressed herself!)

I love these kiddos so much!