Wednesday, July 09, 2008

7 Months and a Fun-filled 4th!

Emma Kate turned 7 months on the, I can't believe my baby is already 7 months old! We started out the day with the exciting 4th on Broadway parade. It was quite the parade let me tell ya. Actually I'm sad to say the only float I really even remember was this random float with a giant Winnie the Pooh on top! I guess Will and Emma Kate were just more entertaining! :)

Awww...too cute!

Will chillin' in his shades
Lovin' their paci's!

After the parade we decided to fight crowds and walk down to the street fair. I'm pretty sure everyone in Lubbock with a dog or a stroller was there also....I'm still trying to decide if a Church on the Rock corn dog is worth the hassle! For now I will say, YES, because they are delicious! But if there is ever more than one child in the picture I might just have to wait for fair time to get my corn dog fix.
The parade wore her out!
She decided if we were eating she needed to too!
After loading up on junk food we came home and all enjoyed a nice long nap! There's nothing better than a good afternoon nap. And I'm proud to say that Emma Kate enjoyed her nap in her bed instead of the swing where she usually insists on napping! Later on that evening we loaded back up and went out to the country club with some of Brice's co-workers for the "4th on the Range" celebration. It was quite the set up!! They had a live band, tons of huge jumpers for the kids, and a big buffet all set up on the driving range. And after the sun went down they had their own fireworks show too. It was definitely an up close and personal fireworks show...there were several times that big pieces of burned cardboard from the fireworks landed on us. Emma Kate was such a trooper, she fell asleep right before the fireworks started and woke up just before the big finale. I was afraid she might be scared of the loud noise but it didn't faze her a bit...she just stared wide-eyed as the fireworks went off. I wish I had of gotten a picture of her watching, it was too cute!!

Saturday morning we got up and drove to Lazbuddie to enjoy a nice weekend with Brice's parents and grandparents. Emma Kate got spoiled as usual and we did too!

With MeMe and PaPaw...her PaPaw just can't get enough of her!!

Playing on the floor with Chebie...she loved grabbing his hair, and she's the ONLY person he lets touch his hair!

Hanging out in her new Radio Flyer

Dad tried to set up a patriotic photo shoot, but unfortunately she was in the shade

Her first taste of watermelon...she didn't know what to think!

One more ride in the wagon before heading home

With Chebie and Bop/Grandma

Oh and I almost forgot to mention, I tried out several recipes from The Pioneer Woman for a pre-4th get together Thursday night and they turned out GREAT!! I was especially proud of my red, white and blue cake!

And finally here's an update on our big 7 month old:

  • at her 6 month check up 2 weeks ago she weighed 17 lbs (50th percentile) and was still 27 inches (50th percentile)...we teased her and said she was growing out instead of up! :)
  • she sits up great on her own now, and would actually rather be sitting up playing with toys than laying down
  • she is doing great with solids, and she now eats sweet potatoes, green beans, squash, carrots, peaches, apple sauce, and bananas
  • for the most part she is still sleeping really well at night. she usually goes to bed around 7 and wakes up at 7
  • she is starting to reach for people...and oh my goodness that is the sweetest thing ever when she reaches for you!
  • she can push up on all fours, but I think it will still be a while before she's crawling!
  • she still doesn't have any teeth, but we keep thinking they are going to pop through any day now! she drools like crazy and chews on anything she can get her hands on
  • she has now found the bows!! anytime we put a bow on her she reaches up and yanks it right off!
  • she starting to get a little fuzz on her head, but she'll probably be 2 before she has enough hair to clip a bow into! :)
  • she just started trying to sit up while she's in her car seat or bouncer seat, it's like she realizes that she can't see everything and she doesn't like it at all!


Kristi said...

Ok so I added you on my blog list because I think your blog is adorable! Maybe we will see yall at the pool again soon, if the weather would ever get sunny again!! She is precious!!

Honea Household said...

I made a flag cake, too! It was DELICIOUS!

EK is so big! She has grown up so much. I cannot believe she is 7 months old already and I still haven't met her! :( You look great, too!

It was good to hear all your 4th of July weekending! Love you and miss you!

Ashley said...

Look at you Pioneer woman! I love it!

I was surprised to see Miss EK without a bow in several pictures until I read that she had learned to pull it off. They are so fun while they last! :)

Denae said...

When did Emma Kate get a wagon????

Brittney said...

How much fun Kristin! Jaime and I are expecting, possibly in early march! Yeah! I am so happy to see your sweet family doing so well! Yeah for a part time preschool job! You will love it!

lubke-moss said...

Love all the pictures as usual! If your cake tasted half as good as it looked, I know everyone loved it! Glad you had a happy 4th. :)
P.S. I'm sure Emma will love the wagon. Every kid needs a little red wagon. :)

Amy B. said...

Oh man, EK is adorable! I miss rubbing her little fuzzy head! We miss y'all!