New decade, 9 months and trouble

Someone turned 30 this week.  Can’t believe it really cause I am not too far behind.  We had a low key family party and loved every minute of it.  So much love for this 30 year old guy!

My parents & Kerri got us a keyboard as a joint gift this year for our birthdays.  I love it!  I can’t wait to get it set up where we want it, bust out the piano books, and let Dan give me a concert!  But I think there are 2 little people that love it WAY more than me.  Give them 5 years and I’m sure they’ll loathe it when it comes time to practice!

Sophie Darlene had her 9 month check this past week too.  Here are her stats…

18 lbs. 12 oz. (50%)

29 inches (95%)

18 inch head (90%)

Love this little lady.  She is still a bit dramatic and fussy.  But she is also the cutest thing ever.  She has had some success at sleeping through the night.  Her biggest issue is waking up in the 5s and then waking us up and Jack.  And then never falling back asleep unless I go into feed her.  But she has made it “through” the night a few times (until about 6:30 am).  She is starting to pull herself up into a standing position.  She can wave bye-bye, give kisses, fives and headbutts and loves to clap her hands.  She LOVES to eat.  In fact, from about 3 o’clock on all she wants to do is eat.  She has eaten a ton of real foods and loves everything.  We are slowly weaning off baby food I think which is a financial blessing!  She had her first major injury the very day we went to the doctor (makes Mommy look bad!).  Jack was playing with her and knocked her into the bathroom cupboards.  Hopefully it doesn’t scar.  She is starting to get the hang of dancing and it is real cute.  Even though she causes a little grief each day, she is still the light of our lives!

Dan says this next photo is racy…I say it is funny.  I could NOT stop laughing when I rolled upon this scene the other day at nap.  I laughed the entire time I cleaned up the mess.  I guess Jack thought his diaper was too soggy to sleep in.

And I was proud of Jack today when he came and told me he made “ones” with his blocks.  Smarty.

5 Replies to “New decade, 9 months and trouble”

  1. Oh Jack! That is funny! Hurray for sleeping through the night! I can’t wait to see these cute kiddos!!! I also love the real food stage, but my walls and floors don’t 🙂

  2. The picture of Jack makes me audible laugh every time. Sophie is a skinny, tall, big-headed girl…the cutest niece on earth! 🙂 A tray full of avocado…that’s my girl! Happy Birthday, Dan! Can’t wait for the piano concerts!

  3. Oh Jack…so funny! We laughed so much over that picture. Love that boy! And Sophs…what a cutie! She really is growing up too fast. I thought the same thing as Kerri…her being so tall that is. In one of the pictures it looks like her bottom half of her body is short, but then she has such a LONG torso. Miss you guys!

  4. Love your kids Amy! They are cute and fun and so smart! I’m glad you’re getting more sleep at night and Sophie is calming down a bit from her fussiness. Oh, and Happy Birthday Dan – the 30’s are great!

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