Friday, June 5, 2009

A Week of FUN

This is probably going to be a long post so sit back, relax, and enjoy! Bailey had her 6 month check-up last Friday and apparently she decided to slow down a little early...here are the stats.
  • Weight - 16lbs. 5 oz. (56%)
  • Height - 26in. (50% and only a 1/2 in. from 4 months)
  • Head - 17in. (70%)

What she lacks in height growth she has made up in personality...she is so much fun and so darn cute. I love that she takes after her dad and is happy pretty much all the time and that she smiles at almost everything we do. She has changed SO much in only 6 months and I know that the next 6 months will bring even more changes and I can't wait! So here is a quick list of some new things that another month brought.

  • Sits up so well and plays with her toys ALL of the time
  • Will only roll from her back to her stomach over her left shoulder
  • Wears 6-12month clothes
  • Sleeps from 7:30-8pm to 6-7am getting up 1 to nurse in her own room
  • Smiles for the camera
  • Loves to cuddle and hold her blanket when going to bed
  • Only wants Mom (hopefully this won't last too long)
  • Still loves to make raspberries and make high pitch squeals, especially in public
  • Went to the beach for the first time
  • Sleeps on her left side
  • Starting to say what sounds like dada and sometimes mama when she babbles
  • Pushes herself backwards when on her stomach
  • Met Mickey Mouse!

Over Memorial Day weekend we headed out to Long Beach to visit Clint's family and for a little vacation away from the AZ heat. On Friday we met up with friends we hadn't seen in awhile, met their new babies, and ate at the AMAZING Taco Surf (oh how we miss it). Saturday, I started out the day by stocking up on ribbon and tulle from Fabric Barn and then we headed to the beach with Blake, Liz, & Finn, Donovan, Tawny, & Rylan, and Shannon, Drake, & Sloane. It was a little chilly by the water, but that didn't stop us from making sure Bailey got a true beach experience. Hopefully I can come out again later in summer when it is warmer and we can see if her feelings change.

On Monday we decided to brave the crowds and headed off to Disneyland. There were a lot of people and the lines for all the kid rides were so long. We were able to get someone to sign us in (thanks Hannah) so we weren't too worried about getting on everything. Clint's mom came with us and watched Bailey which allowed Clint and I to get on Space Mountain and Tower of Terror (Thanks Sandi)! I finally got to use the Disney Baby Center, which I have been waiting to do since Miss Disney herself (Megan Hess) introduce me to it, and it was so FUN! Don't worry, we didn't have all the fun we saved some of it for Bailey. In true Disney fashion went took Bailey on It's a Small World and she loved it. She loved seeing all the lights and characters, and we loved watching her. After Small World we headed off to Toon Town to visit Mickey's House. There were so many fun things in the house to take pictures with, especially Mickey. She wasn't scared of him, but she was very interested in his nose. All in all it was a great trip and we can't wait to take her back when she gets older and can recognize all the characters. It really is the Happiest Place on Earth!!

We came back to AZ on Tuesday and on Wednesday Bailey and I went to the zoo with my good friend Lehua and her little boy Oliver who were visiting from Utah. It was HOT, but we had so much fun walking around and catching up with each other. Lehua, if you are reading this you need to move down here soon!

On Friday Reese celebrated her 3rd Birthday a few days early with a Princess Party and it was so CUTE to see her all princessed out with all her friends! Once the girls arrived they put on a little tutu that Melissa made and then went to the hair and make-up station to get a princess updo w/ glitter and then pretty princess make-up...SO FUN! Reese looked so cute and it was so fun to celebrate with her and to see how excited she was with all her presents, especially her new bike. I can't believe she is 3 already and I can't believe that they have already moved back to CA. It has been so much fun being with her this last year and we will miss her and Kevin & Melissa so much. Hopefully these next 3 three year will go by fast, and hopefully they will come back to the AZ soon! We love and miss you guys!

3 comments :

Ashley and Gary Millward said...

I think the picture for your blog needs to be changed to the one of clint holding her in the water, really bay? Come on sweet cheeks!! Well I guess Gabe will just have to show her how its done when you visit.

I can't believe shes 6 months already!!! I secretly love that Gabe and her are two years part(almost) so when people ask how old he is I just add baileys age! Score!

bean said...

Wow, that was a fun week. I feel so bad we didn't really get to say goodbye to you. We suck! It was good to catch up though and keep in touch. Do you mind if we add you to our blog?

e.lehua said...

Oh such great fun we had at the zoo! Oliver loves this picture, and Bella was so smart to point out the ostrich in the background that starts with 'O' like in Oliver! Miss you!!!!!