Sunday, November 11, 2012

check-in with the girly.

Our Pearl grew up a little today. I know she does every day... because that's how time works... but she seems older today, ya know? Do any of you other mommas have days like that? Where you're just like holy crap, look at this kid! And you get scared... because you realize in no time they will be all grown up. But at the same time watching the growth and learning is the most fun and rewarding thing about parenting. It's the greatest thing in the world to see those personalities develop. And Pearl is starting to show hers more and more! More smiles and real giggles, more facial expressions. Mmm. She is so stinking cute. I want to kiss those yummy cheeks till I die.

Moms are so weird.

Anyways... she is four months now. I know, right? SO fast.

At her appointment she was just under 13 lbs ( 24th percentile), 24.75 inches long (66th percentile), and her cute noggin is 15.5 inches around (50th percentile). She's kind of a lightweight. But she had a little growth spurt lengthwise. The doc said babies often grow upwards then outwards so hopefully she'll be doing the outwards thing now and put some pounds on.

Are stats boring? I don't even know anymore.

I'm excited to start some rice cereal this week. I'd like to give her some before bed so she can hopefully sleep longer. I havent slept a six hour stint in over four months. That's a long time. Just sayin'. A lady could use some real sleepage now and again. She's good about going back to sleep after she eats, she just still likes to have long feedings in the middle of the night. Maybe she feels more relaxed at night because her brother isn't being his loud, crazy self; I don't know.
Man I love those two together though. I think my favorite moment of the week was a couple days ago when they just were looking at each other and cracking up. Pearl's laugh sounds just like Morgan's, I love it so much.

Oh, and my other favorite moment was when Josh was offered a promotion at work! Oh yeah! That's my man. Our first salary and benefits job so it's kind of a milestone. But mainly we're excited because Josh loves where he works so much. I'm so happy he's getting recognized for his mad skills.

Saturday, November 3, 2012


We'll start off with this treat. The boy being scary. Or "freaky" as we call it. Just to get you in the spooky mood. 

Of course when I started filming him he only did it for about ten more seconds but at least I caught some of it. And this must have been on a potty training day... I now notice the lack of pants. Oh well. Aannnyways, he often just randomly busts out that crazy growl and hunched over walk and then says "fweaky Morgan". I love his craziness.

This year for our Halloween costumes I really wanted to have a family theme going on. I finally decided on little red riding hood- big bad wolf for the boy, little red riding hood for the lady. It would work out perfectly for Josh and I too- the transformation for Josh to be a lumberjack would be so very minimal. And I already have granny-esque taste in some ways so that could work out great. But... Josh and I are lame and didn't really have the gumption to do it after getting the kiddos ready.

Our first festivity was going to be a trunk-or-treat at the local grocery store with our good friends. We got the kids dressed up, took some pics- which I was eager to do since it was the first time the kiddies were dressed up together- and were on our way.

Their cuteness in those costumes was killing me!

Lets finish this story though. We got to the grocery store and it was a madhouse!! The line to get to the "trunks" wrapped all the way around the store and didn't seem to be moving very fast. We opted out. Luckily our kids weren't quite old enough to know the difference. 
The boy just had fun running around in his costume. He kept yelling, "hurry, hurry"! When we walked to the line then back to the car.

On actual Halloween night, we took the kiddies trick-or-treating. Here's Morgan getting pumped up, and another look at our cute little red riding hood too.

We actually ended up having Pearly stay in the car with Josh... but Morgan did so great. We only went to about 10 or 12 house, 5 of which had candy. It was just enough to get the experience though. He loved it. Pretty sure he was the cutest kid on the block. 

Can't wait until next year! I think kids in costumes is my favorite.