All I can say is I'm very excited that one of the girls has been sleeping very well the past few days. First she was getting up and then going back to sleep without crying. Then she stopped getting up until morning - will it continue?? Probably not!
On the other hand that same child is not taking too well to any solid foods and as you can see in the green bean video -she finds it very funny to raspberry the food out in your face!! Bleech!
Today Mommy, Caileigh, Jack & Syd went on the Gateway Clipper for the ice cream social cruise! It started off really hot on deck but once the dj started playing the crazy music everyone started boogeying. The magic show was great and Syd even got to hold the pet rabbit. Jack didn't want any ice cream, he just wanted to take off his shoes and dance!
Keira and Daddy stayed home b/c she was sleeping and he was busy sneezing. Dear sweet Keira has been keeping mommy & daddy up at night so hopefully this week will be better.
Caileigh made two real friends today - Alex (3) & Chelsea (4) they are Daddy's bosses' kids and we went over their house for dinner and to swim. The three of them had a great time playing dress up, barbies, trucks and cooking for everyone. Keira and Riley are only a month apart so they were fascinated with each other as well. Pics to come soon!
Busy week for Caileigh... she spent the week at Vacation Bible School for the first time at St. Sebastian and most days went to Aunt Kelly's after for the rest of the day. She even slept over Thursday night. Friday her Grandpa and I went to the prayer service and all the kids (200+) sang the songs they learned during the week. Caileigh was pretty nervous and didn't really sing or do the hand motions but once she got home she sang the songs for us!
Busy day today. First we went to Sears to get Keira's 6 mos pictures taken. She fell asleep right before we got there so wasn't her usual cheery self. But she did manage to eek out a few smiles, will share pictures when I get them uploaded. It was a looonnnggg process but Caileigh was a trooper, helped that we ate at the mall after.
Then with no time for a nap, Caileigh and I headed to the pool for Caileigh's swim lesson. Well it was barely 70 degrees and Caileigh was the only one at the pool!! She did great, learned how to come up and take a breath while swimming, and to "streamline" her arms while floating on her back. Although Caileigh likes to talk alot (shocker) during her lesson so sometimes I think poor Miss Sara learns more than she does!
So after her lesson I begrudgingly decided to get in and swim a bit - the water was actually warm even though the air was cold. Well surprisingly Caileigh wanted to jump off the diving board so off we went. I waited in the pool and she walked to the edge and jumped right in!! I was shocked she did it and was laughing and so happy! The guard must have thought we were nuts. She did it again and again and wanted to jump backwards but I thought forward was good for the time being. After about 30 mins of shivering we got out and both took hot showers!
She slept great after that, but we won't talk about her sister's sleep!
Two good doctor appts for Keira first the stats:
15 lbs 14 ozs ; 26.25 inches and head is still big but not too big ! She's 50th and 60th percentile for height & weight! And for those keeping track caileigh at 6 mos was 14 lbs 2 ozs! And 24+ inches! Wow again didnt I feed her?
She got two shots and did just fine. She then went to see the hip and as is well there too. She goes back one more time in 6 mos. We were concerned about her feet turning in and the dr said "yes her feet, they're fat" but the turning in is not a concern! Nice huh?!
Them after he rain it was off to Mexican night at the pool and Caileigh swam and swam and then stayed up late playing with the neighborhood kids. Fun night!
Busy week for the girls! Caileigh's "friends" Lexi and Sara have been sleeping over all week, their dad said they could stay for 31 days! We pulled up another chair to the dinner table for them. She got an invite to a bowling birthday party for a boy at school and I met her new (real) friend Hailey from school. They were playing together and ran up to me when I picked her up and Caileigh said "mom can she come to my birthday?". And then as we were leaving she asked if Hailey could bring drink boxes when she comes over.
Keira has been fighting a stomach bug so she hasn't been eating all that much and her reaction to cereal is now "what garbage you feeding me?". She's sitting up much better but not very interested in rolling over. Oh well soon enough. She has her 6 mos checkup tomorrow and follow up with Dr Mendelsohn for her hip.
Caileigh slipped at school off the step stool (during carnival day of all days) and her lip was bleeding pretty hard. I got a call at work but Ms. Flo said she was doing ok and would call after naps if Caileigh was still upset. No call came so I figured she was fine (which she was). But my dear smart child didn't hesitate to tell me that night " mom, next time I fall at school just come pick me up after my nap ok?". Ok kiddo
Well Keira is certainly enjoying eating solids! She's tried some banana and avocado already and seems to like them both. She also discovered how to spit and tried that skill while eating the avocado - fun!!
And two nights in a row she has slept until 4:30 and 5:30 am! You might think that is way too early but for a girl that was getting up at midnight or 2 am, 4:30 is great! Of course when she wakes up she just talks to herself, giggles and plays with her blankets a bit so that's fun to listen to. And every so often she hits the aquarium in her crib and plays music for herself. She's learning!
Boy was I tired today. We went to the pool and I kept swimming and swimming back and forth to Mommy & Daddy! Then I started doing cannonballs and splashing everyone. We ate dinner on the deck, had dessert and played on the swings before bed. Keira loves the swing. Oh and did I mention KEIRA is 6 MONTHS old today?! She loved the pool too but loves her cereal more! Too bad we all have to go back to school and work tomorrow!
Happy 4th of July! And Happy Birthday Grandma! We started out at the Apple store (Mommy & Daddy took a class and Ms. Eileen, Keira and I went to Brueggers!) and walking around Shadyside Then we had a party for Grandma and had cake, ice cream, jello, whipped cream (yes that was all Caileigh ate!) and then watched fireworks! They were great!
Kennywood Day with Grammy & Pap Pap! It rained a few times but we still had fun! We still got to ride all the rides at Kiddie Land and even the big ones too! Pap Pap won me all sorts of prizes and I can't wait to share them with my cousins! I was so tired I passed out in the wagon before I got a chance to eat my cotton candy!!