Dislikes: Sometimes being held.. especially when she's tired. We notice that if she's fed and diaper changed and she's still fussy, she probably just wants to be put down. My mom noticed she was perhaps overstimulated while she was babysitting and so she put her upstairs on the bed. She talked to herself for 10 minutes or so and then fell asleep. Guess she likes her alone time!
- Springfield, MO to visit friends
- Book club
- Aunt Katie and grandma babysat while mom and dad went on a date
- Went to Great Grandma and Grandpa Shirley's
Mom: Things are good with me! Still getting my work outs in and trying to stay active most days of the week. McCauley is getting to be so fun right now - very interactive and so fun to love.
Dad: Ehren continues to amaze me as a dad. It's just so natural for him and I can tell he's going to be the "fun" one. His imagination is incredible and I love how he names each animal and gives them a specific voice. I had to work a weekend and it was so nice not to have to say "Okay, the milk needs to be thawed and warmed up, make sure to do this, make sure she takes a nap, she doesn't like this", etc., etc. He's such a hands on dad and needs no teaching. I could just leave at the drop of the hat and he could handle everything without having to call me and ask. That, my friends, is a man.
What we are looking forward to: Sleeping through the night, cool weather and lots of walks, more talking and smiling, laughing.
This month in pictures:
Tummy time with the help of Cozy.
Mac and her daycare buddy Asa.
Just striking a pose.
Cuddle time with mommy.
And this is why we transitioned out of the swaddle!
When Mac is away (taking a nap), Cozy will lay. #doghairdontcare
Uggggghhh... she's so cute.
Date night (alone) at home!
McCauley staring at Holland's flower in her hair.
I wish the poor kid could get some attention.
Great grandpa Loyal.
The last polar vortex we had, I used it to freeze crock pot meals when we ran out of freezer space. This summer's polar vortex called for eating dinner outside!
But first, let me take a selfie.
Front porch sittin' with grandpa Jim.
What a sweet pea!
Ugh, she is such a pain to travel with!
We went down to Springfield to spend the weekend with two other couples and all of our kids. My favorite quote from the weekend, "you can cut his arm off but you can't hit him!"
Cooper and McCauley. Future husband and wife.
"Okay, bye kids! We're going to Branson! Be good."
New baby Cole and McCauley.
She loves outlet mall shopping! Those eyes, those cheeks, those dimples, that smile!
Hadley left him hangin'. Diss.
I love the Ergo for shopping.
Six adults and six kids under the age of six.
"Whatchu talkin' 'bout, Willis?"
Unfortunately, Mac wasn't tall enough to drive the go-karts.
Ehren hates children, can't you tell?
Hadley, Lucy, McCauley, Kennedy, Cole, Cooper. I can't wait to re-create this picture over the years.
Other favorite quote from the weekend, "Mom, Cooper kissed me. Like, for real."
Helping mom with last month's blog post.
I got this father/daughter selfie when I was at work.. it made me smile.
Ready for church!
She's even serious when she sleeps.
She's graduated to the big tub with her sponge! She can splash much more this way and it's adorable to watch.
She was not being a very good napper one day but I didn't let that cut my work out short! She just watched from afar and did her own version of leg lifts.
We made homemade pizzas one night. In the background - prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, arugula. In the foreground - chorizo, manchego cheese, kale. So good!
Mac is so nice to share her new toy with Cozy.
I can't believe she's already 4 months old!