Maggie got to celebrate her birthday three times: once with my parents, once with us, and once with Scott’s family. And each time she was deathly afraid of the Happy Birthday Song.
Elise had a Christmas Program at school and a little dancing set to Christmas music in her ballet class. Let me just say that Elise sings the loudest out of her school friends and dances with the most enthusiasm at ballet class. I am not exaggerating.
School Christmas Program
Christmas Ballet Dancing
Erin started dating Johnny and hanging out with our family 3 years ago.
Erin has been so fun to have around; she loves coming to family events and supporting what our family is doing (like giving me tips on how to do a bun for a ballerina and coming to dance recitals).
After about 2 years, I think we were all ready to propose for Johnny, but he had a plan. Needless to say, we were all very excited when Johnny proposed at his Dallas Fire Academy Burn Night, and Erin was, too.
Elise especially loves Erin, and Johnny and Erin were both so kind to babysit for us about 8 weeks in a row in 2010 even though Elise came to dread to seeing them. Luckily, Elise moved passed that and was thrilled to be a flower girl at their wedding.
We had a lot of fun at Johnny and Erin’s wedding Saturday, November 5, and even Maggie got to have some fun dancing. Happy two week anniversary guys!
We find it hard to believe that it has already been 6 months since Maggie was born, and she is doing everything. Maggie eats solid food like a champ; she has loved everything she has tried. She rolls all over the place, is rocking on her hands and knees, and we often find her sitting up in her bed. It’s fun to have seen everything progress from day one. But now that Maggie has reach 6 months, Scott and I are in familiar territory; this is the staged we started in with Elise. It’s nice to be getting the stages we have some knowledge about. Hopefully, we won’t feel so clueless anymore, but I’m sure it’s possible. So far the new thing is keeping up with a fast growing baby. Maggie had her 6 month check up, and she is 17 pounds (70%) and 27 inches (90%) and in 6-12 month and 9 month clothes – next stop 12 month clothing:)
So, you should know by now that Elise loves to be the center of attention and demands attention. But that’s why we love her. She loves to laugh and play and have a good time and dance and sing, too.
Another thing I missed posting in July was Maggie’s two month update; that girl really knows how to grow. She was 23 and 1/4 inches and 12 pounds 2.5 ounces at her two month check up. I’m pretty sure she’s closer to 14 pounds now, but my perspective is thrown off. I am dressing Maggie in Elise’s 3-6 month and 6 month hand me downs that Elise wore when she was 12-15 months — so different. Anyway, here’s some video and pictures of our sweet Maggie.
So I got a little behind on my blogging, I guess that’s going to happen while I’m juggling two kids…
Scott celebrated his first Father’s Day as a father of two by attending Elise’s first ballet recital, and we did get to enjoy brunch on Sunday. I have video of the dress rehearsal for the ballet recital; we weren’t allowed to video the actual recital. Elise is pretty washed out from the bright lights, but she is the second one from the right. I was also fairly proud of finally getting Elise’s hair in a good bun. I’m glad I hopefully only have to do that once year; fixing hair is not my forte. If you’ve ever noticed, we are lucky if we actually get Elise’s hair brushed never mind convincing her to let me fix ponytails. Anyway, I digress. Here is some documentation of our Father’s Day weekend.
Maggie is actually 5 weeks according to the weekly email updates I get, but we went for her one month check up today. Maggie is really growing. Her height is 22 & 1/4 inches and her weight is 10.8 pounds; those numbers put her in the 90th percentile. So even though Maggie will be bigger than Elise, Elise is very protective. She does not want Maggie to get anymore shots because she does not want her to get hurt. They are sweet to each other, and I have the pictures and video to prove it.
Elise turned three on Saturday, June 11. She had a busy day, but it was a lot of fun. Here are a few pictures and video of her special day.