Friday, July 27, 2012

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Emerson at 6 months

Weight:  14 lbs  13 oz  (18%)
Height:  27 in  (79%)

She has been an expert crawler for a few weeks now.  She officially started crawling on Father's Day (June 17th) when she was 5.5 months old.  She love standing and can pull herself up, but she prefers if someone supports her a bit (like her sister above).  She is such a happy baby and will gladly go to anyone who smiles at her.  Given the choice, though, she would rather be held by Mom.  She loves eating and will try any food that we offer.  She especially loves to feed herself finger foods.  It is so much fun to see her learn and grow.

Monday, July 9, 2012


Meghan was visiting for the week and we decided to take her down to visit the ocean.  A few years ago we took a trip down to Galveston and the older girls didn't care for the sand.  It was Emerson's first trip to the beach and she did not have the same aversion to sand that the older girls had.  But you'll have to wait a few days for those pictures because they are on Meghan's camera.
Charlotte liked going out into the water with Aunt Meghan, although she preferred being held over walking by herself.  Once, she came back and told me that the water "tastes a little bit bad."
 Addie trying to build a sand castle.

 Chilling on the shore.

Mad Bowling Skillz

Charlotte won the prize for most bumpers knocked over (3 times).  Addie won the prize for consistency (every frame she knocked over the 3 pins on the very right, and rarely knocked over any others).  

Oh yeah, look at that form!

 I had to include a picture of our final scores.  Check out Meghan's final frame!!

Check me out!

I now have more posts this year than I did 2011 and 2010 combined!!


We went rock climbing this weekend.  Addie was by far the best climber,  I guess all the door-frame-climbing has been helping.  She was a little nervous the first few times because these walls are MUCH taller than the doors she is used to climbing.  
 See that dotted green line?  That was the boundary for climbing without a rope.  It was about 10 feet in the air.  Charlotte was not nearly as daring as Addie.  It took quite a bit of convincing to get her to climb this high.  She eventually got her feet above the green line and earned herself an ice cream sunday.
 Meghan traveling across the wall.
 Addie was such a pro that she started climbing backwards.  Look!  No hands!
 I made it to the top of one of the medium-difficulty walls!  My arms were sore for the next two days.
Poor Emmy didn't get to climb, but she seemed to enjoy watching.

Look at her go!

 Addie has taken door-frame-climbing to a whole different level.  She spends most of her hours at home doing this.