Monday, April 28, 2014

Seven months of CHC.

Just as with her sister, Caroline's seventh month was one of many developments.  Still no teeth, but little miss Caroline finally rolled from front to back!  She continues to prefer sitting up, so I don't expect her to ever log roll around the room, but she has officially hit that developmental marker.  Caroline also started babbling!  One evening, right before her first solo bath in the tub, she looked at me and suddenly said, "mmmba," and then, "babababa."  Two front sounds at once!  Yay!  In the next week she added blowing raspberries and /p/ to her repertoire, and now is always having a little conversation.  She thinks raspberries are hilarious, and is often giggling to herself.  I love kissing her tummy and neck and nose and feet, just to hear her sweet squeal.

Caroline is still mostly cheerful, only getting upset if I go out of sight.  She's totally happy being with Pete and Ellie while I run out for a quick errand, but will start crying upon my return. 

Caroline remains our chunky monkey, tipping the scales at 19lbs, 12oz.  We love her big thighs and round wrists.  I feel like her cheeks are getting smaller, so that's a little sad.

On to the pictures!

St. Patrick's Day
Fifers Love.
Bonnet is darling AND functional!  Can't expose her porcelain skin to sun.
When mommy forgets the bonnet, we borrow a hat!
First time to ride in a shopping cart.
Don't you DARE learn to walk!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

What's your favorite color, baby?

--I'm catching up on some posts here, sorry some of this information is old--


UK advanced MUCH farther in the NCAA Tournament than anyone expected this year, and Ellie was happy each time she got to wear her UK apparel.  There was March Madness day at school, followed by the UK vs UofL game, and, of course, Blue and White day when we made it to the Championship game (!!)  Her enthusiasm was pretty amusing, especially since she rarely was awake when the Wildcats actually played.


The Littlest UK Fan, in all her inherited gear.
Another game, another outfit.
Even I get dressed up for the big games.
Teaching Ellie the names of all the players.
Obligatory sugar cookies - Jen Wheeler, or her sister Claudia, has been making these cookies for UK games for over a decade!
After we won the UofL game - it was so late!! Around 1am.
The morning of the Championship game, I taught Ellie the fight song during breakfast.  I picked her up shortly before 5:00pm, and she still remembered most of the words!!  Our girl is crazy smart.  (I'll use that new word 'humblebrag' I've seen floating around the interwebs.)

We didn't win that final game, but we sure had a good time watching the Wildcats make it to the final game.  Here's to next year!