Sunday, December 13, 2009

9 Months

Wow! Well, this post is about 3.5 weeks late, but here it is! Can you guess why I have been unavailable to share crucial information about Rowan's development? Well, you have guessed it, she is on the move and wants to be in the middle of everything all the time. This is the quinticential (sp?) picture of what Rowan has been up to lately, she is exploring the world around her all the time!
At her 9 month appointment, she weighed 20.5 pounds (75th percentile), was 29.25 inches (96th percentile), and her head was in the 50th percentile. The biggest news of all is that she FINALLY has two bottom teeth that have sprouted out in the last 3 weeks and I can feel two coming in on her uppers too. She also mastered how to feed herself food from her tray, which is nice for me because I still am bottle feeding her myself. Yes, my daughter is 2 months shy of turning 1 and she still sits in my lap for a bottle. I guess I enjoy the cuddling time too much to concentrate on teaching her to drink.
She still babbles all the time..."ba ba ba, ra ra ra, da, da, da" but I dont think that she understands how to associate the words. The only word that she will really say good is "woof" when she sees the dogs.
She is also pulling herself up on everything! She loves to find chairs, doors, or anything that she can pull up on and stands up. Her favorites are the dishwasher, washing machine, bathtub, shelf (so she can pull all of her books off of it), and open drawers of her dresser (so she can pull all of her clothes out of it.)
We are having so much fun watching Rowan explore the world around her and cant wait to see what tomorrow brings!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving Week

We had such a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family this year. We are truly blessed for such wonderful people in our lives and cannot be more thankful for each and every one of you!
The Buchanan's came in town for Thanksgiving and we hosted a casual get together at our house to see our beloved friends all the way from Pennsylvania!

Donatella, Kristen, Whitney, and Kathy

Rowan, Lindsey, and Kristen

Annalisa in her precious tutu!

The girls

Me and Kristen B

Lindsey and Kristen

Brooke and Whitney

LGB drinking her mama water!

Kathleen, Whitney, Brooke, and Donatella

Kristen x 2

Show us a move Annalisa!

This is my favorite picture

Rowan and Annalisa

On Thanksgiving morning we headed to Dallas for the Turkey Trot with the Isoms and Sawyers. It was a great way to start our day!

I love this picture because Rowan always does this in the stroller when she sees me pushing her. It makes me melt!

Zach, Jagger, Grant, and Henry (Hank stayed at home)

Riverson and Rowan bundled up!

Me, Rowan, Vicki, and Riverson

Thumbs up, I'm just chillin

After the Turkey Trot we headed back to Plano for lunch with the McWhirter's and then to Fort Worth for dinner with my family. A lot of driving in one day, but well worth it. Christmas is at our house this year! Yea!

Rowan really liked to play the piano.

And as always, to be on Grant's shoulders

On Saturday, Tech played Baylor at Cowboys Stadium. It was fun to see everyone and tailgate outside this awesome arena!

After the game, Grant and I headed to Dallas to see James McMurtry at the Grenada with Zack and Heather. He played a great show and Grant sat next to a writer who included a couple of quotes from Grant in his review of the show. Something about how well McMurtry plays the guitar. I will let Grant share that one with you.
Me and Heather
Grant jamming out...

After a long week of celebrations, we did get to take Rowan to pick out her first Christmas tree. We got it in and have still yet to decorate, we are still recovering from Thanksgiving. I honestly have never been this excited for the Holidays in a really long time. I just cant wait to share this upcoming time with our little missy.

d su

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

What we have been up to lately...

Rowan loves the washer and dryer! She is pulling herself up on everything!

She also likes the dishwasher and the noises it makes.

We went to the state fair about a month ago with the Howards and Sawyers, so fun!

Zach and Riverson

Rowan and Holt

We went to Ross's 30th birthday and our buds Riverson and Claire were there.

The family before the party

We got a new swing and put it in the front yard, Rowan just loves it!

This was on our 8 month birthday

Good times!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Whew! Crazy Days!

Wow! We had quite a day today for hitting milestones. I went to get Rowan out of bed this morning and found this....

AAAhhhh! We are sitting up from our tummy! Time to lower the bed....
She is wondering why I am taking her picture at 6:30am...

Later today, she started saying..."da da" "da da" "da da da da da da da". I was so happy! I just wished Grant was home to hear her. All day I was telling her "da da is coming home from work" and "da da is excited to see you". She would say "da da da da". When he got home, I was building her up to say it, but she was so excited to see him that she just squealed and laughed. Oh well, I am sure he will hear it very soon, and again, and again, and again.

THEN, I was making her food in the kitchen and she was playing on her mat, and I saw out of the corner of my eye, a little baby putting one hand in front of the other, headed my way! I got so excited, I bent down and was clapping and congratulating Rowan, she just sat on her butt and started laughing. She was concentrating so hard that I broke it and she just wanted to play from then on. I imagine in the next few days, we will have a full time crawler on our hands. She also mastered today going from tummy to booty and practices over and over again.
Here are some pics from playtime on her mat and her acheivements!

About to crawl...

Work it...

"Nah, I'm gonna chew on this for a while"

"Here I come mama!"


I love you so much, sweet girl. Please stop growing up so fast!!!!