Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A Few New Things!

Austi loves playing at the park down the street and around the corner. He is a little monkey and can climb things that some ten year olds won't attempt. He can climb up and go down tall slides all by himself and he has been working on the monkey bars. He climbed this particular piece of equipment and said, "Look mama, I did it like a big boy!" He most certainly did. He never ceases to amaze me!!

This is Austin and his cousin Jess. They love playing together in grandma's back yard. They have a slide, lots of toys and a bunny named Sting Ray. :-) Austin likes sporting his sunglasses once in a while. Grandma got them one day and Austin hasn't stopped talking about them since! If we're outside he wants sunglasses!

Another one of Austin's beloved past-times is fishing. Uncle Isaiah, Grandma and Uncle Trevor started this fun. Austin, since May, has been able to go fishing about three times a month. The last time he was out he held a leech! (Eeeeew!) He is surprisingly patient while waiting for fish to bite the hook, and he's very cute when he's not patient, casting and reeling like crazy! :-D Such a boy!!

He is not one to take any bull. :-P As you can tell by the face he's making in this picture. ;-) This was at our county fair. Austin pet many an animal including various types of cows, sheep, rabbits, goats, ducks and horses. We sanitized his hands very well when we were done.

At the fair Austin also rode a pony and went through a fun maze at a record pace. (It wasn't really a record pace, well it might have been, but it wasn't timed, but he went through that thing crazy fast!) Fun was had by all!

As a defense against the evil fireworks of Independence Day Austin's grandpa hooked him up with a set of heavy duty ear muffs. No big booms scaring him through those puppies. ;-) He, for once in his life enjoyed the show and doesn't even get scared when he hears the booms from remaining fireworks go off throughout town. I thought he might be brave and hold a sparkler, but he left the pyrotechnics to his uncle Isaiah. :-D Maybe next year!

Going On SIX Months!!!

Miss Nayeli will be going on six months in just five days! She has had quite the little beginning in this great big world. I believe it was around May 22nd that she rolled over for the first time. (back to front) Very shortly after that she rolled over going the other way!

At her two month check up, which she had at three months, she was 12 pounds and 21.5 inches long. At her most recent appointment she was 12 pounds, and 24 inches. She is in the third percentile for weight and the tenth for height... A little peanut indeed! The doctor is going to check up on her again this Friday and see if she has gained any weight by then.

She is a very active little girl though. She can roll across rooms, and she does! She rolls, scoots, spins and kicks.

She also talks and talks and talks! :-D Yesterday she said a combination of mama, nana, no, my mama, daddy, and how are you... Which sounded more like "howrrruuuu?!" This went on for 15 minutes. I was ecstatic. :-D My baby's growin' up! :-P

Omigosh! She was adorable/strange on the 4th of July. She did not flinch one little bit for the fireworks... She barely even blinked! However, she passed all her hearing tests and is talking very well, and looks at me when I say her name from across the room. So, no worries there. :-D

Oh~ She went on her first plane ride, to Kansas City, Missouri, on June 26th. She did incredibly well. The flight attendant stole her for a little bit and EVERYONE fell in love with her sparkling blue eyes! :-) It was great to see all the people swooning over her. She's adollable! ;-)

Also, Nayeli was in daycare (with me in the room) from mid-April to mid-June. She absolutely loved all of the excitement. She was in a room with kids ages six weeks to two years. :-) She had a little friend named Ryker who was only a month or two older than her, and another friend Madix, who was also two months older than her. She's a fairly social tiny baby, she fits in very well with Austin and myself. :-D

Lately we've just been working on sitting and talking. She's also had rice cereal about three times. She really doesn't like it. After she hits the six month mark we're going to start introducing some veggies into her diet and see if she takes to those any better. I can't believe how fast she's developing, but she's still tiny... at least she can seem like my itty bitty baby for a little while longer. ;-) :-D