Friday, March 20, 2009

A Day at the Zoo

On Monday, Doug's sister, Susan, and I headed to the Dallas Zoo. I figured it would be a little crowded since it was Spring Break and the weather was beautiful. To our surprise, it wasn't too bad. We headed down after Stone's morning nap. We wandered around and looked at all the animals. It was a great day.

Relaxing in his stroller
Kimbralie showed him the koi fish in the Children's zoo. She said he started giggling whenever he saw them. What a great big sister she is.

I want to touch them.

The very last thing we did was take him on the carousel. Kimbralie wanted to take him on there, so we picked a zebra for him to ride on and strapped him in. He loved it. It moved pretty fast, and I was a little worried he would fall, but Kimbralie held on to him the whole time. He smiled and looked around during the ride.
We really did have a great day. I can't wait to take him back when he is a little bit older and actually interested in the animals.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Let the disciplining begin

So, I didn't actually believe that I would have to start discipling at 9 months. Not my sweet little boy... Well, was I wrong. We don't have many battles yet, but the biggest one right now is the dog bowls. Stone thinks it is quite fun to play in the water. While this gives me hope that he will enjoy swimming this summer, unlike last summer when he screamed immediately, I don't want his little hands in the water.

The other night he was happily playing with some bowls and spoons that I had given him to pass the time, when he suddenly got very quiet. I turned around to find him standing at Rylie's bowls playing in the water. I told him no, and moved him. He instantly went right back to it, so I had to take a picture.

Since that night, we have had to constantly tell him no. The funny thing is that after I tell him no and look him square in the eyes, he gets a big gummy grin on his face. I know it will take time and this is just the first of many battles. Oh how fun it is...

This is fun!
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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

9 month check-up and a Trip to visit Nana

Stone had his 9 month checkup last week. He is growing so fast!

Here are his stats:
Height: 26 inches (5%) Apparently he is VERY short for his age.
Weight: 18 lbs 14 oz. (25%)
Head Circ: 18 1/2 in. (90%) And he still has a big head.

It is funny to watch him at the doctor. He usually loves to play with the paper that covers the table, but this time he could have cared less about it. He just wanted to be moving or standing up. He had to get his finger pricked to test his iron, which was low. He looked at the band-aid and tried to play with it and eat it after it was on his finger.

The doctor said he would recommend we go to an endocrinologist if he continued to be in the lower percentile for height, but he wasn't too worried about it. We will see how tall he is at his 12 month appointment.

On Wednesday, my mom and I headed down to Corpus Christi to help my Nana with a garage sale. We stopped in Wimberley on Wednesday night at my aunt and uncle's house to break up the trip. We really enjoyed seeing Uncle Andy, Aunt Joyce, and Audrey.
We enjoyed seeing Nana and Aunt Kim. My Nana is such an amazing lady. I just love to be around her. She is absolutely in love with Stone. She loves to see him and hear what he is doing whenever I talk to her.

On Saturday afternoon, we decided to take Stone to the beach. It was super windy! He wasn't quite sure what the sand and waves were all about at first, but he was soon mesmirized by the tide. I can't wait to bring him back this summer, when he can hopefully walk and enjoy it more.

Sweet feet in the sand.

Putting our feet in the water.
Stone did great on the trip. Despite having a little cold. He was happy and went with flow as usual. I am so thankful that I am able to be at home now, so that I can enjoy time with Stone, and also go with my mom to visit Nana.

Kimbralie is officially a driver!!!

We went last Tuesday to the DMV so Kimbralie could take her driving test. She had taken it three times already and didn't pass for different reasons. We think the grader had it out for her. ;) Well, she got in the car and started the test. I was so nervous, I couldn't watch her parallel park or drive away. She came back and after a minute of waiting looked over at me with a huge smile on her face. She passed!!! It has already made life a little easier with her ability to drive. Yea, Kimbralie!!