Wednesday, February 9, 2011

In Which She Eats Cereal

Yeah, that's right. I'm a big girl. The big 4 months. I get to ditch the boob and try cereal tonight. I got this. Bring it.
Well, it's kind of squishy. Doesn't have much taste. My tongue isn't really sure what to do with it. Let me keep trying.

It just gets squishier. And I really can't make my tongue work right. What's the deal anyway? I just found my tongue, and now I'm supposed to USE it?? This really sucks. Speaking of sucking, where's my mom?

Oh, god, it just keeps coming!! I don't want this. I don't wanna be a big girl. Make it stop. I give up.

What do you mean we'll try again tomorrow?!?!?!?!


Abby, what do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be a cowboy, mama!

I guess she's well on her way!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Snow Ice cream!

Since we have all this snow (see below), I decided to introduce my family to snow ice cream. I can't remember the last time I had's had to have been closed to 20 years, and Dave has never had it.
My assistant was eager to help.
Take 1 gallon of snow, 2 cups of milk......

1 cup of sugar......

A dash of vanilla.......
And mix. Taste to ensure it's stirred well.

And enjoy!

Which we did!!

Snow Days!

Oklahoma has recently been renamed "snowklahoma" if you've watched the news lately. Starting Monday night we received 8 inches of snow here in Norman, so everything has pretty much been shut down. Today Dave and I both had to venture back to work, but things are still pretty snowy.
Dave on Tuesday morning, as he ventured out to help a neighbor who got stuck in a drift by our house. He did take the hat off before he went outside.
A few snow pictures...outside our front door.

Abby wanted NOTHING to do with the snow. In fact, she keeps asking when it's going to go away (and when we can go back to the zoo, because we were there in 70 degree weather 2 days before the storm).
Unfortunately for Olivia, she can't resist my desires for snow pictures. Yes, it was cold, but she had her coat on and we were outside for less than 2 minutes. She doesn't seem to mind the cold.

Most of the last 2 days we've holed up inside, watching movies and playing with Abby's dollhouse. Dave has also managed to walk the slinky down our stairs several times too. We've made 15 bean soup and chili and snow ice cream. And Abby has played in her tent.
She's like a hoarder....she's put about 100 different toys (plus remotes, shoes, princess apparrel, paper and DVD cases) in there, and she BEGGED for Livi to come in and play with her. So this is how most of yesterday was spent.
More snow forecast for Sunday night....we'll see how it goes!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

4 months!

Happy 4 months (+10 days since I'm a little late, as usual) my little Livi!
There's a bunch of "4 month" pictures on this because I just couldn't decide on my favorites. This one made me's like she's reading the sign and is shocked at what it says.
We had her 4 month check up last week. She's weighing in at 15 pounds, 13 ounces, which is in the 70th percentile. She's 24 inches long (45th percentile....funnily enough, the same length as Baby Kate who's 2 months younger but exceptionally tall). And I can't remember her head circumference, but it's just above the 95th percentile, which basically means she has a big head. After a little investigating, she comes by it naturally....Dave's head is 5 centimeters BIGGER than what's considered "big".
She's still cute though!

In general, she's wearing 6 month clothes, although she has several 3-6 month size outfits she can still wear.

She rolls to her back pretty frequently, and is THISCLOSE to rolling the other way but hasn't done it yet. She is extremely smiley, loves to laugh and squeal. She kicks like crazy when she's on her back and desperately tries to stick her toes in her mouth. She's reaching for any toy nearby and is starting to hold her bottle (which is funny for me, because Abby never did that!)

She's becoming a better sleeper...we've had several nights where she's slept all night. She likes to go to sleep around 10:30, and if it's a good night, she won't wake up to eat until 6:30 or 7. On a bad night, she wakes up to eat around 4...which really isn't that bad.

We did try cereal this to come soon as I still need to download them. Let's just say she was not a fan.

She took her shots like a pro. After the first one, she wrinkled her brow like "oh....what was that?". After the second, there were all out tears, which were quickly calmed with a little mommy love. At least she didn't turn purple, which she DID do last week when she got mad about something and held her breath mid-cry for about 15 seconds.
We got all kinds of snow here today....I'll post some pics tomorrow. And I introduced my family to snow ice cream!