Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Over-due Update

Well, it's only been a couple of weeks, but so much has happened since Easter!
Last Wednesday, we joined a fun group of young couples (all with small kiddos) for our first Supper Club gathering. We plan on getting together each month, taking turns hosting the dinner. The little ones range from infant to young toddlers, and there were 6 couples at our first get-together. We had great Italian food and really enjoyed meeting and visiting with some new people. The host couple had a baby swing in a big, old tree in their backyard, so Mira and Mason tested it out - they both LOVED it! Mira even got a big kick out of watching Mason swing - she laughed out loud at him! =)

This past weekend, we went to DFW - the first time since Mira was born! Mira's Uncle Kellen met us for dinner and then hung out a little at our hotel. It was really great seeing him - it's been months since we got to visit!

Saturday was super-busy! We started the morning off at the Fort Worth Zoo for the Zoo Run. It was a beautiful day for a race - clear skies and nice and cool, but not cold. Kenny was excited that he beat his goal time; he ran the 10K in 43 minutes!


While he ran, Mira and I strolled around, checked out the booths, and I pushed Mira in a swing for a bit - she really loves to swing!


Then, the three of us did the "1 Mile Fun Run" which, in actuality, was a leisurely stroll through the zoo (Mira slept soundly).

It was awesome! The animals were so playful and some (the lions) were eating breakfast - plus, there were no crowds to combat! We will definitely make this an annual tradition!


Then for lunch, we met up with Monica (a friend from the Dale office in FTW). She hadn't seen Mira yet, and was pleased to hold her throughout the meal. I tried to convince her to relinquish the child and eat, but that didn't happen. She didn't eat her food - she took it home in a to-go box!

We did some quick shopping before heading over to Dawn's house to visit and have dinner with her and her three little ones. This is the family I nannied for a couple of years ago. It was such a riot seeing how big they've all gotten. The 3 1/2 year-old twin boys, Jack & Riley, were such a hoot! Riley cracked us up with catch phrases such as "It's all a part of the plan...more or less" anytime something didn't quite go as he planned. Jack very sweetly offered to share his Cheerios with Mira - almost insisting that she take it! She did, in fact, take it - so, I had to secretly (and quickly) steal it from her when Jack wasn't watching! Sydney, 6 1/2 years old, entertained us with singing, dancing, and reciting the names, teams, and positions of her favorite NHL players. It was a lot of fun!

Mira is starting to sleep better again - she woke twice last night, but very quickly went back to sleep, and I didn't have to nurse all night!! She woke up around 6:30 this morning - I'll take it!!

She is also doing better each day with sitting up on her own. She can prop herself up almost indefinitely and sometimes she'll let go and stay up for a little bit (before face-planting!). Don't worry - we catch her...most of the time. :\ So, this means she will be graduating to Level 2 in Gymboree soon, and we will go back to Melissa Stephens for her second photo shoot of the year! Here she is watching the bubbles at Gymboree:


This weekend, Kenny and I are going to be playing in a croquet tournament. This should be interesting, since my only experience with croquet (before last night) was watching Alice in Wonderland - I hope they don't use birds for mallets, walking/talking cards for wickets, and rodents for balls... : But, Kenny and I played two games in our backyard last night after Mira was tucked in, and I must say (sorry Sweetie), I DOMINATED!! =) Looking forward to taking the tourny - results ASAP. ;)

The other interesting part of this croquet tourny is that it is croquet etiquette for everyone to wear all white! Yikes! Luckily, white is so "in" this Spring that it was fairly easy to find a decent outfit for me and Kenny both - now, for shoes...

Well, that is about it for now. We have LOST tonight and lunch with friends tomorrow. Mira is ready for our show...here she is in her Dharma onesie with her hard-earned "fish biscuit" - only LOST-ies could understand.... =)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter

We had a lot of fun in Fairfield celebrating Mira's first Easter. For the most part, she hung out in the lap of cousin Avi. They sat in the bed and watched cartoons together, and Avi was the expert on putting Mira to sleep.
We'd hand Mira over tired and fussy, and she would simply conk out in Avi's lap! It was the craziest thing! (Mira likes her face covered when she's napping...IDK)


We decorated eggs and built a candy town. It was pretty cold, but we also managed to sneak in a quick Easter egg hunt.

Aunt Coco painted Mira's toenails - they are absolutely adorable!!!

I think Mira wore her Easter get-up for about 3 minutes (enough time to take photos). Then she was ready for a nap; I undressed her so she would be more comfortable and handed her over to Avi! She was out like a light!


Monday, April 6, 2009

Puppy Love

Mira and Shatzie love each other. He doesn't care what she does to him; it's attention, and he'll take it! She thinks it's funny when he sniffs her face.

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Jeter has learned to dodge her grabby little hands - it hurts when she pulls a fella's beard!!!

Hard to Believe!

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She seemed so big at the time! Now look at her!

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Yum!!

Just a quick entry to share an update on the whole "eating solids" thing...

It's been slow-going (as to be expected), but today it seems like it just "clicked" for her - "Wow! This is FOOD! And it's tasty, too! I'm such a big girl!!!!"

She was opening her mouth and literally diving at the spoon! She'd swallow it down and fuss if I took too long with the next spoonful (reminds me of a video I saw of Kenny when he was a baby). We made an extraordinary mess and she ate a ton (compared to what she's eaten so far) - I made three or four different batches before she finally slowed down!

It's all very exciting - her learning such great new feats as rolling over and eating solids! I don't think I'll ever get over the amazement of how fast they grow and change! All this in just a little over 4 months! Wow! =)