Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Nine Months Old

Rebekah is nine months old already! It’s so hard to believe that time has gone by so quickly. Rebekah went to the doctor’s last week for her well-baby check-up, and she is certainly doing well! She weighs 20lbs. 9 oz. and is 29” tall. I haven’t checked Elise baby book, but I know that Elise wasn’t 29 inches tall until she was 18 months old, and I’m not sure when she broke the 20 lb mark. Dr. Otto was right when he told Elise that she wouldn’t be the big sister for very long. Rebekah has such a great personality and is happy and content most of the time. The only time she really fusses is if she’s hungry or overtired. Of course, she has shown her likes and dislikes, especially when we take something from her she shouldn’t have or when we’re trying to get her to eat something she doesn’t want. Just last week we hit two mobility milestones, which I’m really excited about! On Wednesday, Rebekah figured out how to get from laying down to sitting, and then on Thursday, she started army crawling. Bek’s pretty fast and adept at the army crawl, so we’re even more aware of what’s on the floor. I’m really excited for the mobility milestones, but the only thing bad about it, is that I’m going to have to clean my floors more often. I vacuum a lot, but Rebekah’s shirts have shown that I need to break out the Swiffer more often… *sigh*

Friday, October 9, 2009

Happy Anniversary

Yesterday, Ray and I celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary. We enjoyed a fun, family day and took the girls to the farm to pick pumpkins. While we were there, we visited friends and checked out the hay maze. Ray and Elise disappeared for a while and came back with these...

My loving husband picked me a bouquet of wild flowers! I am so thankful to the Lord for providing me with such a God-fearing, thoughtful, caring husband. He is an amazing leader for our family. Everyday is great knowing that Ray is the one the Lord has designed for me. I'm looking forward to what God has planned for us in the coming years, as these past four have been wonderful! I love you, Ray! Now and always.

Hershey Park

Last weekend we went to Hershey Park. We went up Friday afternoon and spend the evening camping at the Hershey Highmeadow Campground. Camping in a tent with a two year old, one year old, and nine month old was interesting but went a lot smoother than I thought it would. I did feel badly for Ray when he had to take Elise to the potty twice in the middle of the night though. We had a bit of a hike to the bath house!
The girls had fun on the rides at Hershey Park, although they weren't up to part because of their rough night's sleep in the tent. Elise really liked the big slide, and we all had fun on the train. Ray and I had fun seeing the park through the girls' eyes, but we were ready to catch up on our sleep after the busy time away!