Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Zoo Day

The kids and I went to the zoo this week with Grandma Crook, Jo and Evan. Mason and Evan had fun riding in the wagon which I got to pull again up and down the very hilly Hogal Zoo. There were a lot of school kids there on field trips so it was a little crowded towards the end but we had lots of fun. Mason loved to see the elephants and the monkeys and the giraffs. He especially liked the baby elephant. Mason is really a little dare devil. One day he is going to fall and crack his head open.

Grandma was lucky enough to get a picture with all the kids who didn't want to cooperate much.

Grandma and her best buddy. Notice Mason had grapes in his checks that he is storing for winter.

Pregers Jo and Evan

Me and Morgie. This was Morgan's 2nd trip to the zoo and she did great. She really loved the train ride. She would squeal and make lots of noises as we were on the ride. Overall a really fun day at the zoo!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

9 Months Old

Morgan turned 9 months old on May 11th. She is definetly a mover now! She will army crawl everywhere. She has tried to crawl on her knees but decides it is faster to just drag herself across the floor. By the end of the night her shirt is so dirty from draging herself everywhere. She has both top teeth now and she is saying more words like "baba" She also goes from her tummy to setting up all by herself. She will also pull herslef up in her crib which means that in the middle of the night she will pull herself up and scream because she can't get back down - so I have to get out of bed and put her down. But the very best news of all - Morgan is now weaned and is taking bottles! So huge! She would never take bottles before and I was getting tires of feeding her bacuse she is a bitter. So I just gave her a bottle one day and she took it! Amazing - I am so happy! I also took Morgan to get her 9 month pictures. Her are a few of my favorites. I love her eyelashes. Lucky for her she got her mommies genes.

This is the only smile we got out of her - out of 20 pictures!

This is her first picture of the session. It was so funny that I had to get one!

I took Morgan to the doctor for her 9 month appointment. Thankfully there were no shots this time around - except for pricking her foot to check her iron level but that wasn't too bad. The doctor said she was right on track and that she looked healthy. Her height is 28.5 inches (81%). her weight is 16 lbs and 3 oz (15%) and head circ. is 17.25 (45%). So she is really tall and really skinny. The doctor told me to try to feed her more but I can't force her to eat if she doesn't want to. Anyway I think the nurse weighted her wrong. Well I guess I will try to get her to eat a lot .

Morgan pulling herself up in her crib. She uses the crib rail as her teething ring. This kid chews on everything and puts everything in her mouth. I am constantly vacuuming the carpet and taking forein objects out of her mouth.

I love how peacefull kids look when they are asleep!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Dinasour Park

Since Hadley, JoAnna and Evan are here this week we went to the Dinasour Park. It has been almost 2 years since we last went so we were excited. The only problem was that it was cold! Grandma Crook got to push Morgan in the stroller while I pulled Evan and Mason in the wagon while pregnant JoAnna got to walk. This park is pretty hilly so my job was the most difficult considering I was pulling about 75 pounds between the two boy plus the wagon.

Both boys liked to look at the dinosaurs and they made noises!

Mason liked to show me that both his feet could fit in one of this dinosaurs!

Poor Morgan! She was a trooper being pushed in the stroller and a cool rainy day.

Jo and Evan trying out the footprints.

Mason really liked to stick his head through all the picture holes.

This one took some effort! I had to hold Morgan and Mason up to the holes because they were too short! But it is so cute!

After looking at all the dinosaurs we went to the park which was probably their favorite part.

Grandma got to hold Morgan while Jo and I chased after the boys.