Where the air is sweet

Where the air is sweet

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Zoo

So a Christmas present from Gigi in New york (my grandmother) was a zoo membership for our family. Score!! 
 At our first trip to the zoo over the summer, Elizabeth was afraid to feed the giraffes. Now, she is less afraid and will usually do it. I love giraffes.
This is Uncle Neil feeding the giraffes... him- not so scared.

Kangaroos- Patrick was really excited about them for some reason. I told him that whenever we go, they just lay there but of course- this day they were up and eating. They want to make me a liar.

Elizabeth loves to pet the goats... oh - I mean, brush them. She corrects me if I make that mistake.

Adelaide was wearing Uncle Neil's hat. Looks good on her.

We were all sitting on the alligator. I like how I write super obvious captions- you are welcome. This is not a good picture of me. It's funny how people, especially women, feel the need to tell others when they do not look good in a picture. Chances are, no one would even notice, but- now that I've said something- you will scroll back up and re-judge it. I should maybe try to stop.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Bike

Elizabeth wanted a bike for Christmas... so of course- My mom had to get her a bike. (Thanks, mom! I love it- but she totally spoils E.) She rode it around our apartment for a while, learning how to pedal, until we finally took it outside.
She likes to make sure she brings a baby outside to put in the bike basket.

 She did really well that first day. She fell off once but totally got back on. I was proud. Since then, when we ride the bike to the playground... she wants to get off after a few minutes and let me carry it- which is so much fun.

 Here is Adelaide- still cute without a bike.


I love the idea of sisters. I love that these two will have a bond between them that is unique. I love how much Elizabeth loves Adelaide (sometimes too roughly). I am so excited to see their relationship grow as they grow together. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Six months

My Dear Adelaide,

You are six months old... where did the time go? No... seriously- where? I can't believe you were born six months ago but at the same time, it is hard to remember life before you. You are still so incredibly sweet. You smile at everyone, all the time. The girls who check you in for your physical therapy (we might be done after the next appointment in 2 weeks!) always wait to see you smile for them. People at Mass make fools of themselves working for your winning smile. You are starting to get up on your hands and knees and rock back and forth. Originally, you pushed up on your hands and toes into a sort of downward dog position... it was amusing. We are afraid we are going to have an early crawler on our hands with you. I don't look forward to making sure every single choking hazard is nowhere to be found, but I do look forward to you being able to play with your sister more. She just loves you. She is already asking me if she can ask Jesus for some boys now. She loves her sister and now she wants brothers. 

We went to your well check yesterday and, girlfriend, you are a monster. People who see you and find out how old you are sometimes ask if my husband is a very large man. You. are. big. We love you that way... your thigh rolls are the best thing ever and don't even get me started on your bottom. I wonder if one day you will be embarrassed to read that I spoke about your butt on the big world wide web... oh well- it's great. You are 19 lbs and 14oz (95-97th percentile). I think your sister was around 17 or so pounds at this age... you weigh almost as much as she did around a year old. I know that once you can crawl it will slow down so don't think that you were some freak of nature baby (although I called you a monster). You are also around 27 inches (95-97th percentile) which means you will probably be taller than me when you are about 10 years old. Your head started out in only like the 80th percentile or something like that--- you come from a family with large noggins (big brains- you know) and I thought 80th percentile sounded way too small. Don't worry- you are now up to 95th percentile and going strong (your sisters is off the growth curve... but she is beautiful- and don't make fun of her.)

You like to drink Mommy's milk- still no solids for you. You like to go in the jumperoo- when it's allowed. Your favorite thing is still when your sister runs in circles... you think it is hysterical, which in turn, makes us all think it is hysterical as well. You like to be held (of course) by most everyone as of right now. You are a pretty easygoing baby but you usually don't like to be left playing by yourself for very long. You have two teeth which you got at a little over four months old, and if you could be careful with those things (especially when nursing), I would really appreciate it.

(This picture was taken about a week before you were 6 months old- if we want to get technical.)

You are on the floor at my feet right now rocking back and forth on hands and knees and I can't believe how grown up you are already. Slow down. I say slow down but I can't decide if that is what I really want. You are amazing right now... but I can't wait to see what you learn next and where you go from here. Keep smiling. You are wonderful and you are loved beyond your wildest dreams. Always.