Friday, July 23, 2010

Summer News

Olivia is not picky about who feeds her and Charlotte is happy to help, and demonstrate proper mouth-opening technique.

At 6 months, Olivia is still tipping the scales at 20.7 lbs - 97% and is 28 inches tall - 93%.
To celebrate the 25 cent/lb sale on peaches at Walmart this week, we got a new blender! I have been using a broken blender operated with a bent paper clip for over 4 years, so to watch this blender tackle a smoothie with just a push of a button was fabulous.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Summer Olivia

Olivia has now been with us for 6 months! Half a year! We made it! She is still a little unpredictable, but how can you not adore a baby with those cheeks and thighs?

She loved reading books with Charlotte and Grandpa.
and recently discovered that she has a tongue. For a little while she let it hang out all the time.
We went to see Uncle Mark and Aunt Amy's new house in Baytown, Texas. They have wonderful views out on the back patio of the golf course, and Amy took the girls on a tour to see the ducks.
Olivia is a frequent customer at Charlotte's diner.

Summer Charlotte

We've been keeping ourselves busy this summer. First Charlotte took some swimming lessons. She was quite nervous at first. After a harrowing start she did okay.
She loves to do hair now and is always asking for "tails."
We took a trip to Houston and saw her old friend Lincoln. They go way back as Columbia dental school babies together. Charlotte was not so sure about playing with him at first, but running around in the rain proved to be the perfect ice breaker.
She also loved playing with Grandma's toys. I remember playing with these toys as a kid myself.
Grandma came to visit us too and had many a picnic with Charlotte, who spent an additional week at Grandma's and is currently suffering from Grandma withdrawal.

In fact we have had a lot of picnics lately. If you are in the middle of something and cannot attend a picnic, it's no problem - Charlotte will bring the picnic to you.