Monday, July 30, 2012

First haircut!

Last week Randy was traveling for work so the kids and I headed to my parents'. One of the highlights of our week was Quinn's first haircut!! I love, love, love her long hair, but it was getting really scraggly and needed a trim. It looks healthier, shinier, and thicker than ever! I think this cut will help it grow even more beautiful!

We went to Great Clips in Carroll to be easy and fast. The girl who cut Quinn's hair said that Quinn was the best first haircut she'd ever had. Quinn was absolutely perfect; she sat in the chair like a little princess and didn't make a peep the entire time. I was so proud of her and admittedly a little surprised at how well she behaved. Yesterday for church was the first time her hair was really "fixed," and it looked cute! Definitely not a huge difference, but certainly a very important milestone. :-)

Before from behind

Attitude! [before]
Snip, snip!

Almost done!
Cheese, Momma!
After! Happy with a blue sucker.
A few inches were taken off the back
Clipped back and ready to go!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Watch me grow: 10 months

Wesley, you are 10 months old!! You were not the least bit interested in getting your picture taken for this particular milestone. :-) Gotta move, Mom!

Wes, at 10 months old you...

*love to crawl everywhere and are getting really good at pulling up. You always want to stand. I am sure you will be walking within the next few months!
*have four teeth on top and four on bottom.
*wear 12 month clothes and size 3 diapers.
*take two naps per day. If I am lucky those naps will be around 2 hours each!
*go to bed by 8:00 and sleep until about 5:30.
*are a fantastic eater! It is hard to tell what your favorite foods are because you gobble up everything with total vigor! You are still nursing 5 times per day. You haven't had a bottle in a while; we will be doing just sippy cups when you go to day care in a few weeks when I have to go back to work.
*are starting to get more into playing with toys, balls, and books. You love when your sister tickles you or blows on your belly.

I can't get enough of your sweet smiles, infectious laughs, and your big blue eyes. You are growing up so fast! I have had an incredible summer at home with you, but I know you will thrive at day care and learn so much. Your first birthday will be here before we know it. I love you, sweet boy!

Friday, July 20, 2012


Like most moms, I know that if my kids are being too quiet, they are probably up to something either extra-naughty or extra-cute. The other day Wes found his way into his sister's dollhouse and had a blast. It is just his size. ;-)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012

9 month stats

We had Wesley's 9-month well-baby appointment this morning. Our big boy did great! There were no vaccinations this time, which made for fewer tears than usual. Wes weighs 20 lbs, 9 oz. (60th percentile), is 29" long (65th percentile), and his head circumference is 18" (65th percentile). Unfortunately, he has another ear infection so we headed up to Walgreens to grab an antibiotic for him. We suspected that he had one because he's been fussier than usual lately. He also has a persistent nightly cough so we are watching that closely, too. For the most part, though, he is doing great! We got the go-ahead to feed him pretty much whatever we want. He is doing wonderfully on table food, especially egg yolks and small vegetables.

Oh, and speaking of "small vegetables".....
I love corn!!!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

My little firecrackers!!

I hope you all had a wonderful Independence Day! We spent the day relaxing and staying cool and spent the evening enjoying good food and great friends. Quinn let me curl her hair for the BBQ, and even though the curls fell flat in no time, I was so proud of her for being such a big girl!