Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Wake-up Call

This morning I was pleasantly surprised to discover that our kids were sleeping in a bit. Well, Keira will normally sleep until 9 am or so, but Ava and Norah are usually up around 7 or 7:30 am. But at 8:30, they were still asleep.

But not for long.

I looked across the hallway into their bedroom to see that Ava had indeed woken up, and she was sitting on Norah's bed, patting her head. She was telling Norah,

"Wake up, WAKE UP!!! The sun is out and it's time to play! Wake up Norah!"

Norah just gave her stink eye.

Keira - stats

At Keira's 6 month check-up last week, she came in at 11 lbs, 10 oz and 24 1/2 inches. Needless to say she was below the 10th percentile for both. Apparently she's taken after Ava in that respect. Her doctor wasn't too concerned, since we went through this with Ava, (and she's hitting all her milestones in terms of activity) but all the same she's scheduled for a weight check next month.

She also has teeth! Her bottom two teeth finally poked through on November 9th. Compared to Ava and Norah (who both started to get teeth at 9 months), she's a teeth prodigy!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Halloween 2009

I know I'm just a wee bit late in posting our Halloween fun, but here it is. We started the day by taking a walk to my parents' house - they literally around the corner from us. After everyone's afternoon nap, we carved pumpkins and baked cookies (although we didn't get to decorating the cookies until the next day - at least we attempted!). We rounded out the holiday with that coveted of all traditions - trick or treating!

The quote of the day belonged to Ava. We approached this one house that had motion-sensor zombie bodies. She said she was scared and didn't want to go up to the front door. I told her we could on to the next house. What did she do? She stood on the edge of the porch and said,

"NO! I will stand right here and THEY will bring the candy to ME!"

Gotta love her persistence!

Norah giving us her Halloween moon

Keira and my dad

Mason and Keira on the walk home

Ava and Norah on the walk home

Mason as the Cat in the Hat and Keira as a bumblebee

The family together (of course I'm behind the camera!)

The girls - Ava is Star Catcher and Norah is Pinkie Pie. And for those of you not in the know, those are My Little Ponies.

Norah showing off her cutie mark

Ava showing off her cutie mark

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Keira - 6 months

Keira is now six months old! Her personality is really starting to shine through. She loves to smile and giggle, but she has also developed a piercing, shrieking cry, unlike anything her sisters produced when they were babies. It's so loud that we've taken to calling Keira our little velociraptor! Or Raptor Baby for short.

She's also started to get up on her hands and knees to rock back and forth - I foresee crawling very, very soon!