Thursday, July 28, 2011

4 Month Stats Update

Lucy did great at the dr. today- although it might have helped if I'd remembered to take the Tylenol with us when I dropped her off for niece Hannah to watch tonight! Sorry, Hannah!

Lucy weighs a hearty 15 lb, 10 oz and is 25 and 3/4 inches long. Wowee! No wonder my shoulders hurt from carrying a bowling ball around all day. She's a strong little girl (Can I still say little?)

Just yesterday she decided to roll over for the first time! She was in her crib on her tummy one minute and when I looked back again she was on her back and quite surprised! We'll have to try some tummy time again when she's not sleepy so we can catch her in the act. She's performing just like she should and the doc think she looks great.

Caroline also had a first happen this week- her first trip to the movies! Tonight we took her to see Winnie the Pooh. She did pretty well. Had there not been previews she might have lasted a bit longer, but an hour is a long time for a toddler to sit still, especially after a long car ride. (Which was even longer since the first theater's projector broke!) She didn't quite get the whole 'quiet' idea but luckily there weren't too many people around us. She's just so friendly that she wanted to just say hi to the others in the theater, and any time she heard kids giggle, she giggled right along with them! Who doesn't love that willy nilly silly ol' bear?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Here's our sweet little girl - I can't believe it's been four months already!

Peaks of red hair poking through, and check out that double chin!

Love this dazed expression!

And oh-so-full of smiles these days!

Just one dimple, but it's a cutie!

I love how she grabs her hands and folds them up.

Giggling at Mommy!

Just precious.

Perhaps not so precious, but I had to capture those thighs. Oh. my.

Practicing her prayers again.

Growing like crazy- into those 6 month clothes and going for the sz 2 diapers.

But just as charming as ever!

She's had the helmet two weeks now, and already we can see a difference. No more ridge on top, and more rounding out.

Lucy is babbling, drooling, giggling, grabbing toys and putting them in her mouth, smiling at her sister, watching television and following pretty much any moving object with her eyes. I'm anxious to see what she weighs when we go to the pedi on Thursday. She's definitely a strong girl- I can't believe how well she holds that head up, helmet and all. For a peek at Caroline's four month photos, click here. I think Lucy is favoring her sister more and more, and she gets prettier every day. What fun we have, and how blessed we are!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Giggles with Lucy!

Not sure if this came through or not. Caroline and I had fun trying to get Lucy to giggle tonight. We giggled right along with her!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What we did today...

We gave Lucy a little helmet break so her forehead could heal a bit. Poor thing has a red mark where it hits her when she sleeps. She doesn't seem to mind a bit, though!

We colored. It's hot outside, so we're staying IN!

And we colored some more...we are very serious about our work. I missed the shot with her head totally turned sideways and concentrating!

And,'s that time.

Do you think she'll kill me someday for these photos? Um...probably! We were not successful today, but very excited to try it out! Oh, it's a busy summer for the Smith's!

St. Brendan Invasion!

Peeking and saying 'cheese' when she saw Mommy grab the camera!

Several of Mommy's friends came to visit today. It was a mini reunion!

Amy's baby Jack was so cute, and ready to crawl soon.

Lots of fun with the Wolpert clan, Amy, Karen, Jennifer and Judy.

Caroline was having a ball running around with new friend Trent!

And just so precious..she got on the floor to see how little Jack was doing.

She loves the babies!

Jennifer brought books for the girls- what fun! We enjoyed some laughter, catching up and yummy lunch. It was a great day for Mommy to spend time with adults, and for the girls to get spoiled by others.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Awesome Baby Cuteness!

It just doesn't get much cuter than this!



Cute Cousins!

Jack, Ellie, and Will stopped by to visit today. Caroline soaked up every minute.

Will tries out the new Bilibo spin chair.

Girls having fun!

Then Caroline patted the floor and said "Jack"...guess she wanted him to join the fun. See the look of awe on her face? She LOVES these kids!

Good Morning Baby!

Love waking up to this cutie pie! Even if it was 5:23 this morning...ugh!

But just look how fun she is!

Love those smiles, double chins, and every little roll!

Cute little profile!

She took a rest break, so I snapped a pic of her head one week post-surgery. Amazing kid!

Now you can see those rolls!

Seriously, Mom?

Capturing the drool as it is about to fall.

Mom isn't feeding me, so I guess these fingers will do! Love, love, love this baby stage. She's cooing and giggling all the time. What fun!

Friday, July 15, 2011

A few helmet smiles!

Here's our girl in much better spirits!

Rockin that helmet, for sure!

Stay tuned, because Mommy's friend Kelly is working now on ways to add some girl flair to this!


Hey now, you're just jealous that I've got the coolest Halloween costume ever and I get to wear it now, huh? So far, so good. A bit of a rough time during afternoon nap today, but she's doing great with the adjustment! She gets used to it a bit more each day. By Sunday we should be trying overnights too.


So we happened to stumble across the creme-filled chocolate donuts while at the dairy farm.

And you can see that someone is totally ignoring her strawberries today!

Mmmm...whipped cream!

Digging out creme and picking off chocolate is serious business!

And finger-licking good!

Breakfast, anyone?