Monday, June 30, 2014

6 Months Old!


I am 6 months old.....that's half a year! Woah! Time sure is flying!
Height: 28 inches (71.1 cm) - 96%
Weight: 16 lbs. 14 oz. (7.645 kg) - 40%
Head Circumference: 16.93 inches (43 cm) - 43%
**Ironically ALL of Ayla's 6 month stats were IDENTICAL to mine. Her percentiles are different because she's  girl. How weird is that?!?
Ayla's 6 month stats: Weight - 16 lbs. 14 oz. - 75% Length - 28 in. - 95% Head - 43 cm. - 75% 
Sleeping Patterns: It's summer time and my naps aren't always at the exact same time but I have been enjoying a short morning nap (around 45 minutes) and a longer afternoon nap (they can last for up to 2 hours sometimes). I was going to bed pretty early around 6:30ish but Mama has pushed my bedtime back to around 7:30 - 8:00. I usually sleep until around 5:30 - 6:00 and then Mama feeds me and I'll go back to sleep until around 7:30 - 8:00....unless, of course, my big sister wakes me up! Those are the first words out of her mouth everything morning, "Is Hayden still sleeping? Is Hayden up? Let's see if Hayden is awake."
Eating Habits: Mmm! Mmm! Mmm! Food! I get my first feeding around 6:00. When I wake up for the day, Mama makes me rice cereal (about two ounces of milk mixed with the powder), I eat again around 9:30 - 10:00, and then around lunchtime I get either a fruit or a vegetable along with some milk from Mama. I nurse again around 3:30 - 4:00ish and get another fruit or vegetable (the opposite from lunch) around 5:00. I nurse a little bit then too and then eat one final time before bed time.
New Foods I liked: Oooh! I've been trying more and more. The list now includes: carrots (my first food), peas, bananas, sweet potatoes, and green beans. I've loved them all so far and always finish the entire container.
New Discoveries I made: Trying all of these new foods definitely counts as discoveries. I also like to play in my new excersaucer and discover how to make everything move and make noise. 
My accomplishments: I grew two teeth and am getting pretty quick at scooting around and getting to where I want to go.
Places I went: Swimming at the Mehall's pool (my first swim), Carowinds Water Park, our neighborhood pool, and we've been going to the library a lot. We joined the summer reading program.
Special Memories: Playing with Ayla (did you see the video of her kicking her pink ball at me? Ha ha), snuggles with Mama and Daddy while they are home for the summer, and going swimming for the first time.
*We are adding two new ones. I'm not sure why we didn't think of this before...
Current likes: Ayla, smiling at Daddy, snuggles with Mama, Ayla's Llama Llama stuffed animal (I like to chew on it), trying to new foods, and swimming (well, having Mama hold me in the pool)
Current dislikes: Ironically I like swimming but do not like bath time!

Here are the pictures from today's photo shoot:
Hey there, friend! Nice to see you again.

Big boy starting to sit up!


Big sister, Ayla, joins the photo shoot.



Happy!


See you next month, Buddy!
 Long story short:
Mama and Ayla made cookies. Ayla wanted one before dinner. Daddy and Mama said no. Ayla had a tantrum and pouted. 
This is how Mama found her when she went up to check on her. All of the pillows and blankets were on the floor from our photo shoot. Oh, Ayla! Don't worry, I'm sure I'll have lots of tantrums in my future too. Hee Hee!



Sunday, June 29, 2014

Summer Update

Since Mama is home for the summer, she has lots of time to take pictures. Here is the update from this past week....

Last Sunday we went up to the Mehall's to go swimming in their pool. I'm still a little afraid of the water but using Hayden's float helps. I was brave and went down the slide (one time only)!
Just hanging out in Hayden's float.
Hayden used Aubrey's old float for
a little bit.

Getting ready to go on the slide....

...here I go....

Aaahh! Splash!
Mama and Hayden

Mama set up the Pack and Play for Hayden outside.

Aubrey and I played dress up.

Hayden wanted to play with us too.

He's becoming pretty mobile!
On Thursday we went to the Otto's to swim and hang out at their house for a little bit...
Fun in the Kiddy pool.

Hayden and me.

He loves the pool. Ironically, he does
not like bath time.


Ha ha! Those expressions!

Playing with Hayden at Nina's house.

Hayden loved all of the toys.

I liked snuggling on their couch.
Fun at BeBe and Pappy's house. The other day I challenged Pappy to a water fight with my water squirters and today I helped him plant pumpkins and water his garden....
Getting ready with the water squirters.

Gotcha!


Hayden hung out with Nana in the shade.

Snack time with Nana.
Helping Pappy water his garden.

It was so much fun!

Swinging with Nana.



Hayden and BeBe.

Hayden and Nana.
So we has this awesome beach ball sprinkler but it got a hole in it. Mama does think she can fix it with one of those patching kits. For now, we have this new little caterpillar sprinkler. Mama thought the arms moved. It turns out that they don't but I still had lots of fun playing. Mama even put on her bathing suit and ran through the sprinkler with me. There are no pictures of that though. Hee Hee!

Oh, how I love Summer time!

P.S. Happy Happy birthday to my Great Aunt Sabine in Germany....Alles Gute zum Geburtstag! Wir lieben dich!!!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Germany vs. USA

In honor of today's soccer game we had a little photo shoot. These were way too cute not to share....
Germany vs. USA
Thanks again to Aunt Michelle,
Uncle Guenni, Kai and Nora
for the Germany pacifier.
Thanks for Aubrey for the
"America Dress"
Luckily both teams are moving on.
Go Germany!
Mama and Hayden selfie.
Hayden was REALLY into the game!
Go USA!
Mama and me selfie