49 week photo
We had such a fantastic time this week. We went on a fun filled vacation to St. Louis Missouri along with our friends (who just so happen to be our family), Neil and Julie and their sweet little girl. We did so many exciting things and the girls really enjoyed getting some one-on-one time with each other.
Highlight of the week:
Karen- Spending several fun filled days with our best friends was certainly a highlight. We are so excited for our little girls to become best friends too.
Kenny- Seeing M interact with her little cousin. After spending several days together, just as we were preparing to part ways the girls started holding hands and really taking an interest in each other. It was just a glimpse of what is to come.
Product we are loving:
Karen- Aunt Julie gave us two really cute little weebles. M was so fascinated with her new exciting toy. I sat them on the ledge in the back window of the car and she just laughed and laughed as they wobbled back and forth. I even sang the theme song to her ‘weebles wobble but they won’t fall down!’.
Kenny- M’s little fruit and veggie melts came in handy while we were on the road and she needed a little snack to perk her up.
Karen- It’s not really a struggle, maybe an annoyance, but sometimes when we are out and about with baby M, if she has on the color blue or brown and I don’t have her hair bow securely on her head, people will comment about how cute my little BOY is!!! It’s mostly older people and I know those blues and browns are traditionally boy colors, but if you aren’t sure the gender of a baby it’s best to just say “oh what a cute baby” or “wow that’s a sweet little one” or something gender neutral like that. It’s so awkward because I’m not sure what to do at that point. Do I correct them and make them feel like a nut or do I just nod and smile and then I am a nut!? If it’s a stranger I usually just go along with it. Today after smiling in agreement and thanking an older couple who told me my little boy was so handsome, I was so scared to death that they were going to ask me what HIS name was! I’m so crazy…
Kenny- As we were making the first leg of the trip, about four and a half hours to Neil and Julie’s house, M had a breakdown in the car at about the four hour mark. She does so good for so long, but after about four hours when it’s getting close to bedtime she just will not tolerate it any longer. We had to stop and Karen got out of the car with her and just held her close and whispered in her ear and tried to comfort her. Oh, it breaks our hearts to hear her cry.
Picture of the Week
Something we have learned:
Karen- She is growing up so fast! For so long I have been afraid to let her try any food besides her baby food because I was terrified that she would choke. On our trip she got to try some little nibbles of bread, a cracker and even some banana bites. She did so good!
Kenny- She can go for a SEVEN and a half hour drive in one day which is pretty amazing considering she would barely go seven and a half minutes when she was little bitty. My little girl is all grown up.
Quote of the week:
One awesome perk at our hotel (thanks to Neil and Julie) was access to an hors d’oeuvres hour as well as an awesome dessert bar. One the first evening we encountered a lively older woman who had obviously partaken of quite a bit of the wine. When we walked in the door with our two adorable little ladies she shouted out “oh are they twins!?” after we corrected her that they are in fact cousins she piped up “can you believe how many people have cousins!? It’s uncanny!” Ha ha, yes we all just smiled.
M vs Giraffe Week 49
It has been a great forty-ninth week and we are looking forward to many, many more!