You're 6 months old today! Both daddy and I think you're growing up entirely too fast...your sister, however, would like you to speed it up so she can play with you. You do your fair share of playing together, but Mia has some big plans for the two of you. Until then, she'll stick to pat-a-cake and just making you laught with her funny faces or dancing all crazy ;)
You got your first and only two teeth right about 4 months. Since then, you've been working on a couple, but they haven't popped out yet. Since you're busy teething, that pretty much means you're usually soaked with drool...and your daddy and I are usually soaked, too! You talk a LOT and love to sing. Oh, and you screech at the top of your lungs just to hear yourself, then you start laughing.
Rolling to your side is how you like to hang. It was perfect this Halloween...you were a mermaid, and you just relaxed like one. Too cute. You get on your hands and knees thrusting yourself forward pretty regularly, but your primary mode of locomotion is rolling or spinning or pivoting...I'm not exactly sure what you do. I can put you down on the floor and within seconds you're facing the other direction and 5 feet away! You love pushing yourself along with your arms. That means you go backwards a lot. We often find you stuck under the sofa with a big smile on your face.
You've insisted on eating food. Mia LOVES feeding you! (you've got an awesome big sister there!) You can eat a whole bowl full. Yes, you do get super messy...a messy mutt is what Mia calls you. Mealtime buys you a ticket to the tub. You and Mia love to bathe together. You in your bumbo and Mia trying hard to resist pouring water on your head. Water is your friend. Splashing and squealing are your thing.
You spent you first long weekend with your Nana and Pawpaw a couple of days ago. Daddy and I hit New Orleans for a little vacation, while you and Mia lived it up with your grandparents. You did great and were so happy to see us. We missed you so much!
Lily, you're a happy kid who's always ready to play...or eat ;) We love you so much!
Happy birthday mama
I'm thankful for breakfast
And ummm. Fooood
I love u momma
Thank u for the new house
p.s. we moved into our new house in July and my birthday was in August...i do make a fabulous breakfast ;)
The whole fam piled in the car for a spookacular playdate. Oh this year, Mia was a Super Ballerina Kitty, Lily was a merbaby, I was the cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland....daddy? He was a Longhorn fan. I prompted Mia to say 'daddy punked out' when asked about her daddy's costume or lack there of. The party was rockin! We whipped up some creepy meat 'n worms as an our offering to the snacks. I started them, but then had to get ready, so Daryl finished them up. He did a ghoulish job. Sorry. I won't do add in any halloweenisms anymore.
Did I tell you they had a pinata?! Full of.....wait for it.......CANDY! It was too much fun. Really, Lily had too much fun and she was done. Home for a nap. Then.....
We hopped on over to see our Auntie M, Uncle Joe & cousin Gwen. They hosted a super fun Halloween Open House. It was fun to see more friends all dressed up. The kids had a blast running around....chasing or being chased by Melissa. Where she gets all that energy, I'll never know. The kids LOVED it! Then she sat down for storytime. Where the Wild Things Are was super appropriate and Lily was glued glued glued to the book. So super cute. We hung out until it was time to head home for trick or treating in our hood.
Our Super Ballerina Kitty was all decked out in her cape, mask, tutu, ballet leotard, tights, shoes and leg warmers..aaaand kitty nose & whiskers, ready to hit the pavement. I'm still so amazed how shy she is not. Not only did she do the door to door thing by herself, she asked if she could pick and choose the candy she wanted!...they actually let her. You never know till you ask! I would have never done that when I was little. She's a bold brave one! A neighbor decks out their whole house in haunted house fashion. There's usually a line down the block to waiting to get in! We passed on it this year, but their boat full of pirates got me to sing a pirate song for a beer ;) I'm starting to totally dig this neighborhood! Once we did the rounds, Mia picked out 5 pieces to keep (Dots where the ones to eat on the spot)...the rest was left out for the candy fairy to come get and replace with the new Ice Age movie...she calls the 'Buck Movie' because her fav character is Buck, a crazy ass weasel! Yay candy fairy!!
***a note to our neighbors: feel free to fill up my child's bag with peanut butter cups...I...she only got one!