Monday, October 18, 2010

Playing Catch Up

Now with two kiddoes demanding ALL of our attention, John and I are finding it increasingly difficult to get our "to-do" lists accomplished. I fully intend to blog every day about all the wonderful things happening in the Pedersen family as our beautiful children grow and discover. Their big milestones are about all that I seem to be able to handle at the moment. So when I have a few moments I find myself playing catch up with my blogging.

In August we went to the Shenandoah County Fair and Nicolaus had his first ride on the carousel. Initially he was a bit nervous and held on to his Mommy tight, but after a few times around he loosened his death grip and enjoyed the ride on his "horsie." Next Summer I think he will be able to handle many more of the fair's amusements...though I am not sure I am happy about that!

A few weeks ago we visited Hill High Farm, a local pumpkin patch and apple orchard. It was a wonderful warm Fall day and Nicolaus really seemed to enjoy himself. Carleigh fell asleep in Mommy's arms for over an hour, but at this age I think that means she enjoyed herself too. Next year we will go for the hayride--at $6 a pop, we figure better to wait until at least Nicolaus might be able to remember it. John and I are both looking forward to pumpkin carving with him!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

You Are 5 Months Baby Girl!

You are 5 months old today my sweet Carleigh. You:

* Weigh 15 lbs
* Still have no teeth (though sometimes it feels like it)
* Have the sweetest smile
* Laugh with silly giggles
* Adore your big brother
* Are starting to enjoy playing with toys
* Roll from back to tummy to back to tummy again
* Don't let Mommy sleep
* Eat cereal two times a day
* Are happiest when Mommy holds you

Monday, October 11, 2010

23 Months!

* 27 lbs
* 16 teeth
* Having fun with pretend play
* Loves to play peekaboo with his sister and giving her hugs and kisses
* Still loves all things truck and likes to build with blocks
* Recognizes when something is a letter or a number
* Likes singing songs with Mommy and playing tackle with Daddy
* His language skills have increased exponentially in the last few weeks
* Continues to be VERY outgoing, saying hi and bye to everyone he sees
* Enjoys going to church and Bible study

(Note: Nicolaus has had a haircut since this picture was taken)