Monday, June 21, 2010

9 Months

So, Ada is 9 months now!
She really is the happiest baby ever. One thing that I love about this little baby is that when she smiles, she smiles with her eyes. She has this light that is contagious and I can't help but swell with a little bit of pride when people comment on it (even if some people think she is a boy at first!!!). :)
One thing we are loving to do is to "wrestle" with Ada. She is starting to crawl all over us and she loves the play time before bedtime.
In this picture, Ada takin down her Daddy! PINNED!

She loves hanging upside down. In fact, if I have Ada laying on my lap, she will arch her back and try to go upside down.

She still does not pull herself up, but I know she is strong enough to do it. Ada will take hold of our fingers while laying on her back and we will pull her into a standing position.

We took Uncle Chad to get some Frozen Yogurt. Ada had her first taste of sorbet (sugar and dairy free) and I have video footage of it below.

Ada LOVES the bath, pool, anything with water. She is our little fish. I hope that she does not get scared or bored with the water.

Ada hanging out with Grandpa

So the first video should be Ada finally crawling like a baby should crawl, although she still prefers the army crawl. Second video is her reaction to frozen yogurt. She gives the best faces!

Some more exciting things are:
1. Ada's top teeth finally broke through the skin and her incisors are following closely behind. As much as I hear how painful teething is, Ada has been an angel. She has her moments where you know she is really hurting, but overall has been great.
2. She loves eating oyster crackers, mushed up bananas, Gerber puffs, potatoes, and little bites of cake (not turning into a habit with cake)
3. She loves games. We give her a binky during naps and night time sleep. As soon as she wakes up, she knows that she no longer gets her binky. As soon as I come to get her in the morning, she will start playing with her binky and smiling because she knows that I am going to take it and throw it to the other side of the crib. She will crawl as fast as she can after it and start banging it against the bar, or her other binky that we have in her crib.
4. Ada loves clapping. If I start clapping and say, "Yeah," she smiles so big and starts to clap. So dang cute.
5. Ada is a social butterfly. She will talk really loudly and start to yell if people are not paying attention to her. She especially loves other little kids. She will smile and laugh at them till they look over at her, then she starts to just go crazy!
6. She is still an awesome napper and sleeper! Makes me so happy!
7. Ada LOVES books! We try to read to her before all of her naps and bedtime and she sits still (most of the time) and you can tell that she is really paying attention. There is one book that has flaps, and she knows where to pull all of the flaps up. I love seeing her learn.
I feel so blessed to have a happy baby. I know that things can change and she can become very difficult, but for now, she is so dang happy and fun!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

You Have Missed Us, Huh?

Warning: A ton of pictures to be seen.
For those of you who didn't know, Scott and I are in Sacramento for the summer. He is interning at the Attorney General's office and so here we are!
Scott drove out with his dad while Ada and I flew (which I am so glad that we did). He had to come two weeks early to get fingerprinted so we joined him in his home town of Benicia and spent a week at his parents just playing and relaxing.
We went to the Thursday night market and had a great time just walking around. Benicia is really a beautiful place. Oh yeah, and in case you were wondering, Scott had to borrow my sunglasses cause his broke. :)

Ada loved Benicia too. Okay, to be honest, she loves everything! I don't think I have ever seen a happier baby. She is so pleasant and fun to be around. I think she is making up for the first few months of life.

Ada with Grandpa Foley. I think that this is a sweet picture.

We went to a few little league baseball games. One thing that we did not think of is that Northern California can still get pretty cold. I ended up wearing my father-in-law's winter coat and was still cold. I guess we have a little bit of Florida in our blood now.
My brother and his family came out to Sac town for Memorial Day and we got to meet Saige for the first time.
Saige is two weeks older than Ada. They were best buds almost immediately. We had to remind them though that poking each other in the eyes is not acceptable. They were so cute together. Saige would growl at Ada while Ada would yell. What a pair.

We took a little mini vaca to San Francisco and had a blast. Scott was able to come with us for the day (Memorial Day), but had to leave that night because his internship was starting the following morning. Sniff...working man.
Easton and Zach-Attack are complete opposites. Easton is reserved and tentative while Zach is crazy and has no fear. Cute, cute boys. We spent our first day at San Francisco Zoo. The boys loved it.

The four grand kids. Ada knows what the camera is. We have taught her well to smile for the it. She gets so excited when we pull it out

Our little family

Day 2 in San Fran. Lisa and I with our little girls.

My parents with Steve. We had a great time. Thanks Mom and Dad for making it happen.

What a difference between the Gulf and Pacific. Oh how I have missed those waves.

INSANE I tell you INSANE! Anyone that has ever been to any beaches in San Fran know that the water is FAREEZING! We used to do the same thing as kids though. My parents would take us to the beach and we would just want to get our feet wet and before we knew it, we would be soaked and freezing.

Steve and Saigey

The boys were so cold that they laid down on the warm sand. They then asked to be buried. We used to do the same thing as well. It felt nice getting covered in the sand, but the clean up was not so pleasant. It hurts!

We wore the little babies out. Ada struggled taking afternoon naps because so much was going on. This particular night, she fell asleep on my shoulder as we were walking home from dinner, and she did not wake up when I changed her poopy diaper and set her down.

Our last day we hit up the Exploritorium. Such a fun place. The boys LOVE Uncle Chad. In fact, all of the nieces and nephews just love him to death.

Feeding the ducks, er, I mean the seagulls and penguins with Grandma and Grandpa.

Bestest cousins.

Today Scott and I went to Folsom and took a little walk down to the Natomus River (I think that is what it is called). The water is very cold.

After her afternoon nap, we went swimming. Her diaper (not a swim diaper) got very soggy so we decided to let her swim in the nude. She LOVES the water and did not want to get out. Not until she slurped some of it up and started coughing. She splashes like a mad woman.

This past week we have started feeding Ada grown up food which has caused an aversion to baby food. This is what she looks like after she eats.

We always end the night with a good book!
PS: Gary and Vivian, I accidentally took this book from your home. It will be returned. :)

So, hopefully, we have caught you up to speed a little!