Thursday, January 26, 2012

Chessa is rolling over...still surprises her every time, but she keeps doing it over and over again!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Some Big Kid Fun

This weekend we had fun looking at and climbing on all the old trains at Traveltown, we have been playing lots of baseball in the backyard, we went shopping with Uncle Russ (who had some good quality time with Chessa), and Chuck and I have started spending our nights around the the kitchen table challenging each other at board games (rather than sitting in front of the TV and our computers). In my spare time I am still doing knitting (one would never guess we lived in SoCal my the looks of my yarn bucket and the number of stocking caps my kids have!!)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

4 months old...already?

Chessa Noelle is 4 months old! And oh how she is changing! Sure she has been smiling, laughing and talking for a while now, but now it is in response to US! Plus, she has found her hands and is figuring out what they are for...holding onto one another, chewing on, grabbing toys and even bringing the occasional toy to her mouth. Speaking of her mouth...her doctor commented on how her lower gums are starting to look swollen! Teething? What? Already!? She continues to be peaceful and content. And, if possible she continues to get more and more beautiful everyday!

Her 4 month stats:

Weight:14 pounds 2 ounces 55%

Height: 24 1/4 inches long 45%

Head: 15 3/4 cm 20%

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Life around here just keeps getting better! Adelee and Gordie cannot stop playing...make believe, games, bikes, on the swing-set...they are joys! Well, except when I get all pumped up to go for a nice walk...a walk to get me back into shape. Kids are on their bikes, Chessa is in the stroller and I have my walking shoes on. But it never works out the way I think it should; you know--a nonstop, brisk peaceful walk. Instead we are stopping to pick up pine cones (yes, we have pine cones in SoCal), lining up to race one another, and the occasionally playing bumper bikes, which may or may not lead to someone falling off and crying. (Meanwhile, Chessa is usually a sweetheart and falls asleep for her quick early evening nap). Yep, that's my life...and like my mother-in-law reminded me to do...I am enjoying it while it lasts. Oh, and yes I am remembering to slow down and breath!

Finally, Chessa is getting cuter, fatter, taller and is getting lots of love and attention these days! (we go to the doctor for her 4 month check up next week, so we'll have an update soon!)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Happy New Year!