Sunday, August 22, 2010


I would love to be the person that remembers and keeps this blog updated all of the time, but I like to "cluster" blog if you will - compose 10 posts and then try again in 3 months. I will try to be better about this.
Here we are in Wimberley with my family, so relaxing, so peaceful, truly a blast. By the way, the best summer purchase was the below "puddle jumper" float. It has rocked its way through the summer, allowing Rowan to swim along without being in her face and too bulky. Clutch for this year and next!
Here we are at PK with Grants family. A relaxing weekend getaway, need to go there more, its only 1.5 hours from Ft Worth.

Here we are in Lake Tahoe for our bi-annual McWhirter family stomp down. Just keeps getting better and better each time we go.

We had a great summer, lots of swimming, lots of ice cream, not a lot of business. Just what its supposed to be about!

18 Month Photo Shoot

18 Months

What a summer! We are ready for fall in the McWhirter household. After a long, hot summer of traveling, swimming, and all around shenanigans, we are ready to get back to our regular schedule.

Rowan is doing great! She is a water dog, i.e. LOVES to swim, and is continually amazes us every day. She will repeat a lot of what you say, so we have enjoyed hearing her new words like baby, please, happy, shhhh, mimi, pop pop, ro ro (yes, she can semi say her name), and will mimic a lot of animal sounds. She thinks its funny to laugh when other people are laughing and if you yell, she will yell. She is eating a lot. Our doc says that children her age should eat about 4 tablespoons of food at each meal time. Oh, wow, she eats a whole plate full of food. It is crazy to me how much this child can put down. Her favorite toy is her baby, "Oooeee" is her name. She also really enjoys feeding the dogs through their kennel door in the morning, although I just realized that what she really is doing is letting them lick her waffle, and then she eats it. Disgusting. Rowan loves to climb on things and not listen to mommy. She also likes to say "no" and scream a blood curdling scream when she doesnt get what she wants. Needless to say, "timeout" is a word that is frequently used in our vocabulary. Even though I dont think that she really knows what it means, I think she has picked up on when her older friends get in trouble, their mommy asks if they want to be put in timeout, and her friend says "no" and changes her tune. So Rowan will answer me when I ask about timeout, but usually gets sidetracked and quits what she was doing to begin with. Did I mention sidetracked? Well, it is really not fun carrying a 27lb monster everywhere in 106 degree heat, so I have really encouraged R to walk more and hold my hand when we are out and about. So we are walking...walking...walking...plane flies somewhere in the 150 mile radius...stop. "Whas saaaaattt?" Patience my friends, patience.

There are so many more funny and adorable things that Rowan does on a daily basis, but this post would be a mile long, so I have abbreviated her latest escapades. Potty training and big girl bed are next on my list. Should be interesting!!!!