Thursday, July 24, 2014

June Part 2

H.G. turned 8 months on June 8th.  She is really taking us by storm.  She's doing everything BUT being a baby.  She has very little interest in toys, she's already trying to walk (took her first five steps last night) and is starting to talk (i.e. momma, dadda, bug).  She's watching her big sister and desperately trying to follow in her footsteps.

Lolly's final dance recital....ever.  For now at least.  Lolly is on a gymnastics team and with several hours of practice a week, plus school (2nd grade....ACK!) and extended day afternoons while I work, dance just had to go.  And frankly, Lolly just didn't LOVE it like she does gymnastics.  Lolly still wants to be a cheerleader and has actually been cheering at one of her camps this summer.  She'll be in a talent show tomorrow.  At least with gymnastics, she'll learn the flips properly.  This kid is really becoming an amazing gymnast.  Maybe this is her talent?  Too soon to tell.

Goodness, does this child LOVE food.  There hasn't been a thing she's tried that she doesn't like (well, other than pureed meats.  I mean, who likes pureed meat...Bleh!)  So, I've been giving her the real thing and she loves it.  Plus, she has four teeth nearly through and four more on the way, plus two  molars (yes, molars, as confirmed by her doctor).  Like I said....she's not wanting to be a baby!

 These two have such an AMAZING bond.  Lolly just LOVES her little sister.  Never complains about her, is so patient with her and tolerates so much, including the wait time (most of the time).  I try to keep H.G. out of Lolly's room as much as possible as I don't want to set a precedent that she's allowed in there (you know...thinking of the future when Lolly and H.G. do have their moments).  But when H.G. is in Lolly's room, Lolly watches her like a hawk to make sure she doesn't eat a miniature Barbie shoe and gives her whatever stuffed animal she wants, including Lolly's precious nay-nay (blanket).  We couldn't be more blessed to have these two girls in our lives.  So blessed that we have been chosen to be their parents, spit ups, crying, fights and all!

 Lolly is not a phone talker, but her friend A calls every once in a while.  Most of the time, Lolly puts the phone on speaker and just listens while A talks away.  It's pretty funny.

On our way home from North Captiva, we stopped by the Edison/Ford plantation. We were going to take a tour and we were quite literally, one minute late and the person behind the counter wouldn't let us on the tour.  Now, if it were me, looking at a young family with a 9 month old, I'd probably use my nifty little noggin and add my family to the tour.  But not this guy, he told us we have to wait for 1.5 hours for the next tour.  So we didn't stay.  We would have walked around ourselves but apparently you have to go on the tour.  Oh well, next time.  

And that's all folks!  Now that we're nearly caught up, we can start talking about other fun things too.

Happy Thursday Y'All!


  1. Wow. Talking at 8 months is quite an accomplishment!

    1. Well, this is 6 weeks late too. She's now 9.5 months and talking more now. She really wasn't talking at 8 months. :-)