Tuesday, June 30, 2009

First Swim

Last Friday Daddy took a day off of work and we had our first family swim day with Alivia in the pool. This was her first time in the water and she loved it! She would play a little bit and then sleep in her wagon for an hour or so and then get out and play again! She is such a good girl at the pool. We can't wait to get a little floaty so she can practice kicking and blowing bubbles. I know, I know, it might be a little early for that but we want her to be comfortable with the water so she will be a good swimmer. We will see! :)

Play Date

Here is an adorable picture from our play date last week. Makena is 10 weeks, Alivia is 20 weeks and Claire is 11 weeks. They are all growing up so fast and every play date gets more fun watching all the little things they are doing! :)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Green Vegetables

This week we have been trying peas and green beans! Alivia wasn't too fond of the peas but seemed to really like the green beans last night. She actually ate the entire jar which we haven't done yet so that was great. She LOVES sitting in her bumbo seat like a big girl when she is eating. As you can see it is just easier to feed her with no clothes on and take a bath afterwards because she loves getting her hands in it!! We will see how the rest of the week goes with vegetables and then we may start fruits next week...YUM! :)

She LOVES sticking out her tongue when she eats!

Her first time eating the entire jar! Mmm....can I have some more?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

First Happy Bath

Tonight Alivia had her first happy bath. She didn't cry at all. We have been having trouble getting Alivia used to the water but last night she just watched the bubble machine and loved it. If you look closely in the picture you can see the bubbles coming at her and she is just watching them with amazement! It was so much fun to see her loving the water. Mommy is going to go buy a little pool to put on the covered deck so she can practice playing in pool water too since it has been so..hot outside. We will see how it goes! Can't wait for another bath night tonight! :)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Father's Day

We had a wonderful Father's Day. Alivia made daddy her first coloring picture, a mug full of pictures of her, a royals t-shirt and sunglasses. We are so grateful to have such a wonderful daddy! We hope everyone enjoyed their father's days. We definitely enjoyed the time with both of our families! :)

Playing at grandma and grandpa's house

Grandma got me a new piano!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

4 1/2 Months Old

During the past few weeks Mommy and Daddy have noticed many changes in Alivia. She loves to play with her car seat toys even though they have been on there since she has been born, she is now interested in them. She enjoys playing by herself on a blanket with toys. We even have caught her putting her legs up underneath her like she is trying to crawl. Another new thing she likes is grasping a hold of everything she sees. She especially likes a ball that is in the picture below. It is easy for her to hold on to and she can put it in her mouth. Nap time is definitley an improvement. She usually fusses for just a few minutes and puts herself right to sleep for her morning nap. We are still working on the afternoon nap but I am sure that will come with time. Last, Alivia has been "talking" a lot. It is kind of funny because mommy and daddy are constantly saying "mama" and "dada" to her to see which one she says first. We will see!!! WOW...our little angel is getting to be such a big girl. :)

Her favorite ball...thanks Jami! :)

I'm a big girl!

Playing with her car seat toys for the first time!

Funny faces and noises!

I LOVE my ball!

Will I be an early crawler???

Another Play Date!

We had another play date with Makena and Claire today! They are all changing so much everyday and we LOVE watching everything they can do. The mommy's have a great time too! I know I look forward to it every week! Love ya Jenn and Amy! :)

Holding hands with Claire on the cool play mat!

Laying with Makena

Giving kisses to Makena...ahhh!!! :)

Claire and Alivia talking to each other! So cute! :)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Second Night of Carrots with Daddy!

Tonight Daddy gave Alivia her carrots for the second time. Daddy doesn't like bibs too well so he would rather just feed Alivia with no clothes on so I just couldn't help but take some more pictures tonight because I thought it was hilarious that she was naked with carrots all over her. Needless to say, she had a bath after this feeding! Ha, ha! Boy does she LOVE her daddy time! :)

Sunday, June 14, 2009


Today we tried carrots for the first time. Mommy was a little nervous since Alivia hasn't been real crazy about the sweet potatoes. Well mommy and daddy think she liked the carrots a little bit better than the sweet potatoes. We will see how our second day goes tomorrow. Hopefully we will find at least one vegetable she likes. We are also going to try squash this week and then next week green beans! I am sure Alivia can't wait until we get to try fruits...YUM!! Carrots were a little more messy than sweet potatoes so the picture was kind of funny! :)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Play Date!

Today we had a play date with Makena and Claire. Makena is my friend, Jenn's baby and Claire is my friend, Amy's baby. Makena is 8 weeks old and Claire is 9 weeks old today. Alivia loved "showing off" how she rolls around all over the place. She can't wait for Makena and Claire to start rolling over too so they can roll together. We had a such a great day today and played so hard that Alivia didn't even have to "cry it out" for her afternoon nap. It was only an hour and 15 minute nap but it was so nice just to lay her down without crying. Mommy needs to wear her out more during the day and maybe that will help her be more sleepy for afternoon naps. We can't wait for our next play date with Makena and Claire next Wednesday at Amy's house. They are going to be best buddies! :)

Makena-8 weeks, Alivia-18 weeks, Claire- 9 weeks

Monday, June 8, 2009

Exploring New Toys

Today we got out a few new toys to help keep Alivia entertained. She is quite on the go these days and loves to play all of the time. We are trying to play, play, play so she is all tired out and takes her afternoon naps a bit better. She is growing up so...fast!

Watching all the fish swim in the water. She
kept hitting them with her hands. Too Cute!
Loving all the animal noises it makes...see how
big her eyes are!! Cutie Pie!
Saying "aghoo" to the dog in the mirror! :)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sweet Potatoes

Today mommy decided that sweet potatoes would be the first vegetable to try. To our surprise she liked it better than we thought she would. She still isn't real sure about how to eat with a spoon (she sticks out her tongue at every bite..:) but we are going to eat them all week and then try carrots next week...yeh! Mommy isn't a big vegetable eater so hopefully Alivia doesn't take after her mommy in that aspect. Mommy can't wait until we get to the fruits...YUM!! Here is a funny picture of her orange face below! :)

Friday, June 5, 2009

4 Months Old and More Favorite Things

Alivia has a lot of new favorite things she likes right now. She loves to practice sitting up like a big girl in our leather chair, sitting in her bumbo seat with the play tray on it, a light up ball that talks and sings to her, playing on her tummy and a little bunny that she enjoys chewing on and sleeping with. Here are the pictures below!! :)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

New Favorite Things

Alivia has been growing so much everyday and has some favorite things that she likes. She loves to kick her little tiny feet while mommy and daddy are holding her, sleep with her bunny during nap time and chewing on a teether ring. She has been getting a tooth on the top but it keeps going up and down so the teether ring is helping. Also, her bunny is her most favorite thing that her babysitter, Traci, gave to her. Thanks Traci! She loves to take it with her in the car and sleep with it. We have been working really hard at independent nap time where she goes to sleep on her own so the bunny and the rainforest soother on her bed has really helped. Mommy and Daddy hate listening to her "cry it out" for nap time but we know in the long run it will help her go to sleep on her own. Luckily, Alivia has always gone to sleep on her own at night so we are so fortunate for that. Today she fell asleep on her own for her morning nap after 10 minutes and slept for 3 hours...yeh!!!! What a big girl!

4 Month Check-Up

Today Alivia had her 4 month check-up. Dr. Powell said she was one of the most active 4 month olds he had ever seen...ha, ha! She weighed 11 lbs 14 oz. and was in the 20th percentile for weight. Her height was 23 1/4 inches and her head circumference was 40 cm. She is in the 25th percentile for height and head circumference. We also get to start on veggies once she gets used to the cereal. We will probably start veggies sometime next week, fun, fun! Once she gets all the veggies down we will then start on fruits, the good stuff! Dr. Powell said it is very important for her to get used to the veggies first instead of the fruits so she will be a good vegetable eater. We will see. I can't wait to see her face when we feed her veggies for the first time. Don't worry, I will capture all of those pictures. Overall, she had a great check-up and we are so excited to see her grown everyday. She has a few new toys that are her favorites so I will take some updated pictures of her playing soon. :)