July 24, 2008
July 17, 2008
Steven wearing Steve's motorcycle gear. He wouldn't take it off - he wore it for so long, his head was all sweaty when I finally removed the helmet.
Gabby's Pig-Tails. They stayed in a whole 2 hours before she pulled them out and chewed on the rubberbands! But they sure were cute!
July 15, 2008
Gabby had her 9-month-check-up this morning. She is 18 pounds, 4 ounces which puts her in the 50th percentile for weight, 27 1/2 inches which puts her in the 50th percentile for length and I don't remember how big her head measured but I do remember that it was in the 50th percentile. It's so funny that we think she's a big fatty and it turns out she's as average as it gets. We just go used to our little skinny-mini Steven (Mr. Never above the 25th percentile). Dr. Gomez also said our sweet Gabby was quite advanced (which of course I already knew because like all Moms, I believe both my kids are super-geniuses). But Dr. Gomez asked, "So, has she started crawling yet?" I told her that she was crawling three months ago and is starting to walk now. Yes, my just-turned-9-month-old is starting to walk. Her first solo-step was on July 7 (her 9-month-birthday) and since then, she has taken up to 5 solo-steps at a time. She's been "couch-cruising" for a while and walks circles around our big ottoman but all-out walking is not far off. I think she'll be walking for her Aunts and Uncle next week. Which brings me to my next topic:
Next week, my sisters are coming to visit!!! Woo-Hoo! I can't wait. Cara gets in on Thursday and Holly and her hubby, Stan get in on Friday. I really cannot wait to hang out with them. See my Top Ten Tuesday below for the fun things we will be doing as the Marsh girls unite!
Speaking of my sisters, I am excited to be able to say (since everyone else has been told and I can talk about it now) that my sister, Holly and her hubby, Stan are expecting their first baby on February 27, 2009. I am so happy for them....and for me! I'm so excited to be an aunt again! We have two nephews (that belong to Steven's sister) who are 11 and 14 and were already big when I met them. This time, I will be an aunt to a little tiny baby and watch him or her grow AND watch as my sister and brother-in-law become Mommy and Daddy. I cannot wait. They are going to be such good parents.
Now you're all caught up!
July 8, 2008
We played Cranium almost every night. I laughed so hard that I cried at one point.
Our strategy: When all else fails, POINT!
Mason doing "Roller-coaster"
We BBQed at home on the 4th. It was so yummy. Steve and I prepared hotdogs and green chili burgers and his mom made lumpia and BBQed pork and fried rice (so yummy!) and I made an (not to brag but...) amazingly moist and delicious carrot cake. In the evening we parked the cars over on the far side of the flight-line to watch the base's fireworks without fighting the crowds.
Gabby's 4th of July outfit - the big-bow headband gets ripped off and chewed on within minutes every time!
Steven with his new race track from Grandma
We are so thankful for such a wonderful, loving family. I think we should make this a family tradition and have everyone here every 4th of July!