Emma saw her first fireworks show and she ate avocado for the first time (which looks like green slime when pureed). She is not a huge fan of the texture of avocado, but I'm going to keep trying. I'm determined to fight her becoming a picky eater. We will see how strong willed we both are by the end of this....
Josh and I helped with the church nursery for the first time this Sunday. We kept 5 other babies (6 mo to 1 year) along with our 6 month old. Emma was awesome and took her morning nap with all the chaos but Daddy is not so sure he wants any more kids -- at least not anytime soon (sorry, Grams and Memaw - I'll keep working on him though). Josh did a fantastic job of holding and rocking the crying babies. He's a natural (especially with little girls) - even though he won't admit it. We had a good time and all babies got snacks and diaper changes. Josh and I were exhausted afterwards - props go to the families out there with more than 2 kids and mommas of multiples.... that is HARD work (much harder than a multistate tax return or working 60+ hours a week)! But I will say that I noticed a huge difference in my Baby Wise babies :) They were much less clingy and easier to handle without mommy around. I highly recommend the eat, play, sleep routine and actually having a nap routine with kids especially if you are going to put your child in nursery or daycare.
Side Note - If you have not volunteered for your church nursery - DO IT! You don't know how big a blessing this ministry is both to you and to the parents you serve.
A few pics from our fun filled weekend....
|On our way to "The Mall" in the Cahaba Project to watch the Trussville Fireworks Show and visit with friends.|
|Sweet babies - (missing 1 newborn and this is only 5 young families and I think the oldest child pictured here is 3). |
We have our hands full for sure! God definitely blessed us!!
|"Mom really, green slime?"|
This was my first attempt at feeding her avocado.
|Pig tails (or antenna as Josh calls them)|
|Gracie and Emma playing "who can get out more toys for Mom to clean up?" - Gracie won this round...|
|Showing off my ruffles during nap time after church.|
(Yes, this is how we find her most mornings and I promise I lay her on her back to sleep.)
|"I love bananas!" |
Look close b/c it's all over her (see the "finger painting" on her tray?)...
I'm going to have my hands full with this little red head!