Thursday, December 10, 2009

9 Months

Our girl had her 9 month checkup yesterday. Here are the stats:

Weight: 20 lbs 10 oz - 75th %tile
Height: 29 inches - 90th %tile

At 9 months she:

Stands up by herself and will pull herself up on anything or anyone
Walks along the furniture
Can stand by herself without holding onto anything
Loves to walk holding your fingers - it won't be long now
Says "hi" - her first official word
Talks constantly including ma ma and da da but it doesn't mean anything yet
Loves oatmeal with fruit
Has started eating puffs
Has officially weaned herself from nursing
Has 6 teeth
Has started to develop a unique relationship with different family members
Loves to play with other kids
Knows how to clap her hands - thanks Gma
Loves to walk to the park and swing
Is still one of the happiest babies I have ever met
Love her!!!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

The new do...



It was definitely time for a change. Plus, I was able to donate the 10 inches they cut off to Wigs for Kids. I don't know about you, but I love it.

Who needs toys?

Who needs toys when you can just play with the box that your new big girl car seat came in? We've left it in the living room for the last few days since she seems to enjoy it more than anything else in the house right now.

Thanksgiving week

Last week was a busy one for our little family. Thursday was Thanksgiving and we had a wonderful time with all of our family. Thanksgiving just might be my favorite holiday. It is a wonderful thing to have one special day dedicated to being grateful for all of the wonderful blessings we have been given - and we have more than our fair share! The food was awesome and the company was even better. Jasmine got to play with her cousin Maddie...
I got an early birthday surprise from Patrick and my cousin Brittany. She made me a beautiful, and might I add, delicious birthday cake.

Then on Friday, our little family headed north to San Francisco for the rest of the weekend. The main reason for the trip was to attend a Norte Dame football game at Stanford. The tickets were my present to Patrick for our anniversary. While we were up there we also go to visit Muir Woods and spent some time down at the pier. We had some amazing clam chowder and fish n' chips and Jasmine rode her first trolley.

This is a family of trees... love it!

Muir Beach... there is a little place right down the road called the Pelican Inn. We will go back to stay someday!

Not such a great picture of me... but Jasmine is sporting what we call the "Elvis face." It is hilarious, she does it all the time, we've been trying to capture it on camera for weeks now.

Jasmine and her daddy at the big game... can you tell how happy he was? Jasmine loved all of the cheering and enjoyed yelling with everyone else.

It was a quick trip, but a lot of fun. Jasmine was such a trooper - she was as happy as a clam in spite of the fact that she was fighting a cold. We bundled her up and she had a blast. It is so nice to have a baby that is such a good little traveler and who loves adventures as much as mom and dad do.