Sunday, November 3, 2013

Catchin' Up - Gianna Rose

So I have a lot of catchin' up to do.  Last time I posted pics of Gianna she was seven months old and in less than two weeks she'll be a year!  So here are some photos of our Sugar Bear.  At a few days shy of turning a year old she is now officially walking.  She loves trying to keep up with her big sisters, so she had to learn fast.  She has 7 teeth and another is breaking through.  She's a happy baby that is pretty easy going when it comes to her big sisters toting her around.  I have to often remind them that she's not a doll.  She's surprisingly patient when Mommy's busy with the other two doing homework, dressing, combing, feeding, etc.. She's not so patient when it's time to change her diaper or drink her milk.  She has a hardy appetite and so far has liked everything she's been introduced to.  Sugar Bear loves saying "more" and is learning to say "please".  She's not much of a talker yet, but more of a listener as there is plenty to listen to in our house.  She is easily entertained, thank goodness, and one of her favorite toys is the recycling bin.  She can always find something new and interesting to play with in there.  We all love our "Shoogs"  so much and can't imagine our family without her.  She brings all of us so much joy and so many smiles.




Autumn is Awesome!

We love fall! We keep busy with all the autumn must-do's.  This October we weren't able to do as many activities as last year with a school schedule to follow and a little crawler to follow as well.  But we did pick and choose some of our favorite things and had a blast doing them.

Melting the caramel for our apples
Ready to get dip and decorate with sprinkles

Staying up late to carve pumpkins

Here are the pumpkins in order from left to right:  Punkin's, Sugar Bear's and Sweet Pea's

Enjoying the dark night, which they don't often get to see.

Our first time being boo-ed.  We love our neighbors!

It's sad how fast she's growing up.  This hay maze kept her busy for at least thirty minutes last year, and this year she'd had enough of it in five.
Having fun at a nearby pumpkin patch. 

She can't wait to get down and join in the fun.  Until then, she'll enjoy the ride on Daddy's chest.

Making corn angels

She found the perfect one.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

First Day of School

Here are some photos from the girls' first day of school.  They are attending the same church preschool that they've been going to since we moved here, but Punkin is in the four-year old class this year, and Sweet Pea started her first year of kindergarten.  I say her "first" year because we plan to have her repeat kindergarten next year.  She's definitely ready to be in kinder this year, but she's vertically challenged being in the 10-15th percentile in height for her age and she has such a late August birthday.  We thought putting another year under her belt might benefit her.

They were both ready to go meet some new friends.  The older sister was way more excited, but that wasn't a shocker.  She's such a people person.  But it was surprising that Punkin never said she didn't want to go, even though she never said she was excited to go.  She's never been pumped to go to school.  She's great being at home with Mommy and great in her own space doing her own thing. 

Stirking a pose

Sweet dreams after a busy day

Crashed out

Fueling up at breakfast for her second day of school

Ready to go back for another day

Not so excited to be up bright and early