Wednesday, November 18, 2009

happy halloween

for halloween this year, avery was a dinosaur. she loves dinosaurs! she has dinosaur pj's, a dinosuar chair, dinosaur stickers, and dinosaur stuffed animals. it's only fitting that she now has a dinosaur costume! she has worn it many times before and after halloween. i definetly got my money's worth...$4 on ebay :)

carly was a panda. she was a very cuddly panda and i could not help but squeal every time i put that little hat on her. i got the hat from and it was perfect! i made the rest of the costume from a onesie and tights (it was super easy). it was amazing to me how bulky baby costumes are. they can't be comfortable...think about avery the squid her first year. she wore that costume for pictures only!

besides the pumpkin patches, we went to 2 carnivals. james had to work on halloween so our friend matt came over to help with trick or treating in the neighborhood. there weren't very many houses with lights on, but avery had a good time. when we got home, she seperated the candy and helped pass out candy to the trick or treaters that came to our house.

happy halloween :)

Friday, November 13, 2009

pumpkin patch

in the spirit of being a month are some happenings from october!

we went to 3 different pumpkin patches. the first one was in grapevine with my parents and annabelle. avery and annabelle had fun climbing on the tractors and sitting on the little benches they had everywhere. this one was small compared to the others. it was the perfect size for 2 little girls to run and play.

the next weekend, after it finally stopped raining, we went to the big pumpkin patch in flower mound. it was very muddy and avery was only interested in the bounce house. this is the same one we went to last year. there is a lot to do and see. after bouncing for about 20 minutes, avery had a good time.

the weekend before halloween, we decided to try another pumpkin patch. this one was in argyle. it was far away and you had to pay to get in, but there was a really neat train that you ride around the whole place. avery and carly both liked the train ride.

i think we have seen enough pumpkins to last until next october.

Monday, November 9, 2009

two months...three months...

carly had her 2 month check up on october 8. she was 9 lbs 12 oz and 23 inches long. that puts her at 25% for weight and 50% for height.

in her second month, carly learned to smile and kick her feet. 2 of her favorite things to do! she started to notice the toys hanging on her carseat and she would bat at them. she smiles at avery, she smiles when her diaper is changed and she smiles when she wakes up. she is a very happy baby.

at 3 months, carly is able to grab toys and hold them. she still likes to smile and kick her feet. she started laughing this weekend. it is just a little chuckle and she has to be really excited, but it is a laugh for sure! she is starting to put her hand in her mouth and look for her thumb. i wonder if she will figure that one out and be a thumb sucker? she also likes to look in the mirror and take baths with her big sister. one thing she does not like is tummy time! she just kicks and grunts when we try to put her on her stomach. we'll keep trying! i don't know for sure, but i think she is around 11 or 11.5 pounds now. she has the nickname "carlygirl" i don't know who started saying it in the house first, but we have all caught on and it is fun to sing!

we tried to get carlygirl to laugh...instead avery laughed.

halloween pics are coming soon :)