Love Letter: Month 4

23-May-2009 06:27


Peacock, has it been four months already?  Boy is the time just flying by for me!  (And look at me posting this only a day late this month.)  That’s a sure sign that there have been some changes.

Yes, you now have the nickname of Peacock.  This is due to the tuft of hair that you have at the back of your head that stands straight up.  We never try to make it lay down because it’s part of you right now and we think it’s great!  Rylee has taken to calling you Bee-dop – her version of Peacock.  It’s really cute and I have feeling you may be stuck with that one for a long time.

The biggest change for you in the past month has been that Momma has gone back to work.  I have a new job and that means that you made the transition to daycare.  You handled it like a champ.  In fact, you have a great time with the ladies in the nursery and I know that you make them laugh all day.

14-Jun-2009 18:20


It has been tough month regarding your feeding schedule.  You have been resistant to bottles for a week at a time.  You can go long periods of time between bottles and that makes your parents quite nervous at times.  Your longest streak is 16 hours.  The pediatrician says not to worry that you’re thriving.  You gained some weight recently and he said that’s a good sign because around three months is when the weight gain tends to slow down.

Although you’re gaining weight you are still noticably smaller than Rylee was at this age.  However, you look just like she did at this age.  It’s amazing how similar the two of you are sometimes.

The past month has been a lot of fun because your personality is really developing.  You have a laugh that makes the three of us crack up every time we hear it.  I love it when we’re in the car and it’s quiet then suddenly you let out a big laugh for, what appears to us, no reason.  Rylee always looks over at you to see what you find so funny and she can’t figure it out.  But she giggles along with you anyway.

You have also become a big source of bubbles.  Holy cow do you like to blow bubbles.  And when you aren’t soaking your bib that way you just take the bib and shove it into your mouth.  I guess you figure it’s a quicker way to totally soak it.

16-May-2009 13:11


And if that isn’t enough to make your bibs drip you have decided that, despite our best efforts, you like to suck your fingers.  The more you can shove in the better.  You prefer to suck the index and middle fingers of your left hand, but in a pinch any combination on either hand works for you.  You will take a binky for a while, but it is always spit out so you can get those fingers in there.

You are now big enough to have lots of fun in your exersaucer too.  We’ll put you in there and if Rylee is around she likes to help you with all the toys on it.  Especially the really noisy one that spins.  If she isn’t there you are able to figure out how to make some noise on your own.  We were surprised to find that you are already spinning around in it too.  What a big girl!

17-Jun-2009 17:21


We have started feeding you rice cereal in the last week and boy are you a fan! As with most babies, you weren’t sure what to make of it at first, but now you can’t get enough.  You get mad if we don’t feed you fast enough or if we run out and you want more.  In a few months we’ll introduce you to the wonderful world of veggies and fruits.  I can’t wait to see your reaction to them!  The best part of this is that you are now sitting in your highchair with us for meals.  You sit there and play with the toy on the tray while we eat.  When we’re done you know it’s your turn to grub.

We have been having fun taking family walks in the evening.  However, with the recently rainy days/weeks we haven’t been able to take many.  But when we can get out you just love the fresh air and sun.  You really enjoyed being outside all day at Knoebel’s too.  You had a great time being nosy and watching all the people.  I’m sure that next year you will be out running around with your cousins and riding the rides with them.

I’m looking forward to so many more ‘firsts’ with you in the coming months.



A day at Knoebel’s

08-Jun-2009 15:19


On Monday we spent the day at Knoebel’s Grove.  My parents like to take their grandchildren there each summer for a day of fun.  It is something my grandparents did for us when we were kids.  I love that my parents have chosen to continue such a fun tradition. It is important for family to spend time together and more with grandparents as you need to cherish every time you can, look in this 5 Senior Friendly Autumn Activities to get inspired so you can go on an adventure with them.

08-Jun-2009 13:11


I didn’t know how much Rylee would like the kiddie rides, turns out I had nothing to worry about.  She had an absolute blast!  Her favorite ride of the day was the Whip.  Her first time on she sat with Evan.  They two of them were a complete gigglefest at each turn.  They were even brave enough to put their hands in the air just before the turn.  There is nothing better than hearing your child give an all out big laugh.  Take this times two and Bill & I laughed the entire time they were on the ride.  So did my dad and anyone else who watched them with us.

08-Jun-2009 12:35


I think her second favorite thing to do was to play in the ball pit.  Now, I don’t think I’d let her play in one at a restaurant, but here it’s very well protected.  Rylee had a great time diving backwards into the balls.  Both her and Evan would do this and their little bellies would pop out of their shirts.  It had all of us giggling while watching and taking photos.

The weather was somewhat cooperative.  The temp wasn’t too high, but the humidity was.  So we traded a cloudy day for humidity.  At least we didn’t have any sunburn as a result.  With this and no nap I have to say that Rylee was wonderful.  She didn’t get cranky till we were waiting for dinner to be served.  Not bad for a two year old at all.

We finished our day at the park with everyone riding the train and the carousel.  This is a tradition that my parents kept from when my grandparents took us.  It’s a fun time as these days we take up almost the entire train.

08-Jun-2009 12:55


This was Brynn’s first trip and we realized that Rylee was also three months old when she had her first trip to Knoebel’s.  Brynn rode the same two rides as Rylee did two years ago: the train and carousel.  We have to start them out on a mild ride.  They get to choose how wild things get at a future visit.

Thanks Bobbie & Papa for a wonderful day of family fun!