A Gracious Place

Friday, May 29, 2009

6 Months Old


Loving Carrots
Originally uploaded by dandeelines.
So Johnny turned 6 months old a couple weeks ago and he's hitting all of these milestone just days apart from each other. He's got 2 teeth poking through, started army crawling, is eating food, sitting up on his own, and his blocked tear duct that has been an issue since two months old suddenly cleared up. This is all happening too fast!

He doesn't like to be on his back at all anymore, which makes diaper changing and baths a bit difficult. I think he wants to be on his stomach so he can just go, go, go. The video below was taken a couple of days ago and I can already see how he's gotten better at crawling.

He LOVES Miranda. Sometimes I think he's a little bored with me. He usually wakes up around 6:00...I know!!! I've tried to talk him out of it, but he's determined...anyway, and I feel like he kind just sulks until Miranda gets up around 7:15. Anytime she enters the room his face just lights up. Today I was holding him to standing next to the couch while Miranda was on the couch not really doing anything and he was just laughing and laughing. He's a real easy going guy and very smiley. We can't get enough of him!

Sitting


Sitting2
Originally uploaded by dandeelines.

Johnny is Mobile

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Johnny's on the Move

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Papa and Nana's Visit


La Margarita's
Originally uploaded by dandeelines.
A couple weeks ago Dan's parents came for a visit. We left town and stayed in a condo together near San Antonio. It was so nice to get away, relax with them, and watch them enjoy the kiddos. We had such a wonderful time...and the kids kind of liked it too. I think the pictures say it all.

Cozy with Papa


Cozy with Papa
Originally uploaded by dandeelines.

Having fun in the hot, hot sun!


Baking cookies with Nana


Baking cookies with Nana
Originally uploaded by dandeelines.

Watching the cookies bake


Watching the cookies bake
Originally uploaded by dandeelines.

Little Fishy


Little Fishy
Originally uploaded by dandeelines.

Pushing Johnny


Pushing Johnny2
Originally uploaded by dandeelines.

Papa's Fun!


Papa's Fun!
Originally uploaded by dandeelines.

Being Silly with Nana


Silly Nana1
Originally uploaded by dandeelines.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Moments Like These...


Focused
Originally uploaded by dandeelines.
Here is Miranda playing with Johnny's string of drool...believe it or not. I keep saying that Johnny now has puppy status in Miranda's eyes. She is really beginning to enjoy her brother. She likes to tell him what to play with, hug him, tell me when he spits up or poops, and of course, tell him "No Johnny!".

In other news, Miranda has been potty training and getting stickers as rewards. Today we ran out of the "My Little Pony" stickers and I was so excited to bust out the Dora stickers. She's on a Dora kick right now because we got a book and a DVD from the library. Anyway, there were so many cool ones to chose from- Boots with balloons, Dora and Boots (her monkey friend), etc. What did she choose??? A tiny little star sticker. She had difficulty placing it on her sticker chart it was so small. Kids find such joy in the simple things. I love it!