and so they should! I took a much needed break and hunt out with a few of my girlfriends on Saturday night. We had dinner, went back to the Cliff House in Ogunquit and chatted the evening away. That morning we enjoyed a fabulous spa day, sitting poolside/oceanside and just chatting. It was so fun to hang out and not have to keep a watchful eye over anyone's children! While I was away, Alan took out the sprinkler and the kids had fun. It was George's first encounter and while he was intrigued, he wasn't too enthused with it! I definitely enjoyed my little getaway, but of course I missed them in that 24 hours I was gone and am so thankful that Daddy knows to take pictures :)
George is 18 months now. I can't believe every day we now slide towards him turning two. Two? My baby is becoming a little boy. He turned 18 months on May 19th, but I've been trying to get pictures of him since last week and then he had his checkup yesterday and figured I'd let him have a pass from taking pictures. As always, he was on the move, although sitting much nicer than his 12 month pictures. He was more interested in his blanket and Caroline than the bear or me.
George weighed in at 29.3 lbs which is actually down 3 ounces from his 15 month checkup and really not much of an increase from his one year either. For the first time ever he is out of the 99% range and is 87%. His growth is going all towards height now. He is now 35.25 inches tall, at 99% and his head noggin is 19.85 inches at 97%. He's got some bottom molars coming in and the past few days he is really getting better at verbalizing what he wants and has accumulated a few more words. He is such a little trouble maker, always loving to climb and build blocks. He loves his books and coloring. He loves to go out and about and
help with the laundry. He loves playing in dirt, with rocks, etc. He has
become a little lovebug now, but watch out because he also has no
problem trying to bite or hit you! He's a little stinker sometimes, but a
lot of fun as well! It's been so much fun watching him grow into his little personality. Some things are new, watching him become a little boy who tries to get dressed and undressed by himself, and other things are just inherently George, like his little demanding ways or his attempts to get out of trouble by grinning.
I remembered the other day that I had not asked Caroline her yearly questions. I always remember after I see someone else post their child's and really need to do better at this since some of the questions I know are swayed after only being 6 weeks late :) So, here they are!
What is your favorite color? Orange
2. What is your favorite toy? Doc Mobile
3. What is your favorite tv show or movie? Show: My Little Pony Movie: Aladdin
4.What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Soynut butter and jelly sandwich
5. What is your favorite fruit? Orange
6. What is your favorite game? Candyland
7. What is your favorite book? Fancy Nancy Posh Puppy
8. What is your favorite animal? kitty
9. What is your favorite song? Rock-a-Bye Baby
10. Who is your best friend? Brenna
11. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play on swingset and clinic
12. What is your favorite drink? Any kind of juice
13. What is your favorite holiday? Halloween because you get candy
14. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Lamby and yellow blanket
15. What do you want to be when you grow up? Mermaid (and a mom)
16. What’s your favorite thing to do with Daddy? Play outside
17. What’s your favorite thing to do with Mommy? Do activities like the Kiwi Crates
18. What do you want for dinner for your birthday? Steakhouse!
Caroline's third game was off to a shaky start because she had pictures earlier in the morning and was tired. There was too much momentum and then the off time and then by game time she was done. Alan stayed home with George while he napped and Gramma and I took her. We met up with Nana and Grampy. It was an overcast day but it wasn't as miserable and cold as her last practice. Caroline did really good with her first at bat. She hit the ball, had a smile and then took off running her fastest. Then she went to the bench and got upset about having to field. She did well when it was her turn to catch the ball and throw it, but otherwise her attention was elsewhere. We continued this for the next inning but we finished the game without any tears or quitting and we're calling it a success :)
Look at her go!
Running in to home
Then fielding came...
and there was a lot of playing with dirt
But her arm is getting good!
and then back to the dirt...
Coach Mike trying to chase Caroline into running faster :)
Starting to get bored waiting on 3rd base to run home
Struts her stuff into third base
But she was happy and gave a big high five
Coach Mike brought her in the infield so she wouldn't
play with dirt. Then she started picking at her nails...
A little pep talk
More pep talk
and just as she sat down to get comfy, the game was over