Tuesday, October 30, 2012

4 months

Miss June turned 4 months on the 22nd of this month. She is a happy little bug! She weighed in at 15 lbs 1oz. which puts her in the 85% and she is 25.5 in. long which puts her in the 93% (no surprise there!). Her head was in the 97%! HOLY COW THAT IS A BIG BRAIN! She is thinking about dropping her late afternoon nap and no longer needs to "top-off" before bed. She is growing so big! She sleeps 12.5 hours every night. 7pm to 7:30am which makes mommy and daddy very happy.

She is starting to reach for things and gets frustrated when she can't grab the thing she wants most.  She doesn't do too many tricks yet. She can roll from her tummy to back and can sit up pretty well supported. I think she is going to be an early sitter like Kelsi and hopefully a later crawler like her big sissy too! We can all hope! She is showing a lot of interest in what we are eating. Today she watched my PB&J sandwich intently and every time I put it down she would smack her lips, so I may start her on cereal soon.

June LOVES her big sister Kelsi and is just overall, a super happy girl.

We received the BEST news we could hope for this month.  Our PT who has been seeing June for Torticolis has taken back the diagnosis and her pediatrician agrees. June has NO tightness and no tilt to her head any longer.  My PT and another specialist I have been seeing suggested that I get a CT on June's skull to rule out craniosynotosis. They found it very odd that she had NO tightness or torticollis, but has some asymmetry to her head. Thankfully, the CT was normal.  It was an answer to fasting and prayer.  June has moderate positional plagiocephaly. The ratio of width to length of her head is normal, but she has a protrusion on the left side of her forehead.  We are evaluating her for a helmet.  We are meeting again after Thanksgiving to do more measurements to see if a helmet would be beneficial.  It is purely cosmetic, so insurance will not cover it. It is a pricey service, but one that I think I am on board with if needed. Nothing but the best for my little bug!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

2 wheeler!

Kelsi doesn't need training wheels anymore! I'm kind of in shock since I didn't learn until I was 6. I didn't want to push her and just decided when she was ready, she would just DO it...kind of like potty training. :) John had taken her out once or twice this summer, but she was having NONE of this no training wheels business.  However, two of her gal pals recently learned how to ride, so I think that was the push she needed. John had the idea to just take off the pedals and let her "glide" around. She did that for 2 days by herself (down the driveway and down the street) and then John put the pedals back on and that was all it took! She has had one nasty fall, but after about an hour she went right back out. We are proud of her determination.

Green Bluff field trip

Kelsi's school had a field trip earlier this month to Green Bluff in Spokane. It was a perfect fall day! We started the trip with a corn maze. It hadn't rained in a few months up here, so it was VERY dusty. Pushing June's stroller wasn't the easiest! In the center of the maze was this look out tower. You can see Kelsi peering down at me!

This is Kelsi's K4 class.  She loves her teacher and all the kids in her class.  Listening to her stories are the BEST.

She was a little nervous about the train ride that took us around the farm, but she put on a brave face and loved it (of course).

This little piggy....

She also went on their little train ride. She had to watch half of her class go first before she was convinced that it would be fun. She picked some pumpkins and we called the day a success!

Kids Museum

I wish that I took more pictures, but earlier this month we went over to the Spokane childrens museum. It is one of Kelsi's most FAVORITE places on earth. I wish we could stay there all day, because she would be SO content, but sadly, we could only stay a few hours.  Kelsi spent the majority of her time in the playhouse area.  This log she is sitting on was her "bunny hole". She stashed away tons of "food".  She has the BEST imagination! I'm thinking of buying an annual pass because she just loves it there so much!


I have a love for grape juice. I have never been the biggest fan, until my mother-in-law introduced me to real fresh grape juice. It is AMAZING! I canned a bunch a couple years ago and sadly finished my last can, so when my in-laws said they were headed to go get more grapes and wanted to know if I wanted any...I jumped at the chance!!! I got 25 quarts and just love it! It is super easy to do and SO worth the couple days of time to do it. Thanks Debbie and Lloyd!!

Surprise trip!

A couple months ago, one of my favorite people moved 1.5 hours away to Moscow, ID where her husband is going back to school.  It was her birthday so a few of us decided to surprise her for lunch.  Her husband was in on it, and she was VERY suprised when we all showed up at her door.  It was a quick turn around trip, but we wanted to let her know how special she is to us. Happy Birthday Month Shawnte! We love you!

Fun on the Farm

We took our annual trip down the street to the nearest pumpkin patch/farm so Kelsi could feed the animals. This time Daddy got to go with us!  It is a cute little farm where for $1 the kids get a little bag full of pre-filled zip locks with food for each animal. There are horses, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, geese, ducks, rabbits, dogs, cats, turkeys...and more! Kelsi loves feeding the horse, but is always a little hesitant!

Mama and Kelsi riding the tractor

Daddy giving the Horse some "extra" food.

Kelsi ended up dumping the goat food....it was taking too long.

Daddy and his girls (+ June's first "sit" on a pumpkin picture)

She is such a little sweetie!

We asked Kelsi after we were done, what her favorite part of the day was, and she said "feeding the cat".

4th annual "Sit on a pumpkin picture!" She is SO big!

Here she is ready to go!