Sunday, July 6, 2014

5 months old

 Its hard to believe, my little lady is 5 months old.  She got a few more vaccinations last week.  The doctor said she is happy and healthy weighing in at 15 pounds 13 ounces---the 80th percentile.  About a week and a half ago, she rolled over for the first time.  In honor of her 5 month birthday, she got to eat her first 'real' dinner.  Carrots.  Yum.

Benny quickly took over the responsibility of feeding Claire.  "I will do it.  I will feed her the baby food."  Clearly, I am not needed.

Mommy's happy little carrot eater.

Currently, one of my favorite parts of the day is when Benny and I get Claire out of bed in the morning.  One of the most precious things about 2 year-olds is how they 'mispronounce' words.  Benny's 'L' sounds, particularly at the beginning of words, come out as a 'Y' sound.  Every morning, he says "I will hold the little lady."  But, it comes out as 'yittle yady.'  Precious.  He rocks her and sings Twinkle Twinkle.

Mama's beautiful baby.   I just love this little girl!

A Day Out with Thomas

In late spring, Grammie and Grampie mentioned to Kevin and I that Thomas was coming to town.  They asked us if they thought Benny might like to go.  We said we would think about it.  A certain little boy must have overheard this conversation.  Each day from then on, he inquired about when he would be going to see Thomas.  Ironic, since I wouldn't consider him an avid Thomas fan.  But, Benny has learned the value of being persistent.  With enough inquiries about the timing of this Thomas event, he scored himself a Thomas ticket along with tickets for Mom, Dad, Grammie, and Grampie.  It ended up being a perfect day for this outing, and we had quite a good time.
We're on our way!

They had all these great bounce houses to crawl through.


All aboard!

Don't worry.  I've got the tickets.

Somebody is excited for their ride on Thomas.

I think Benny enjoyed playing with all of the train tables the best.