Tuesday, April 13, 2010

New Beginnings

Spring has sprung!!! I love this time of year...the grass turning green, the trees budding, lawn mowers working their way across the yards, and birds chirping--love it! It also means I can take Aubrie outside to view the world after us being in hibernation for almost 6 months!! We've been going on more walks lately, and its fun to see her take in the world around her. Most of the time she just stares at Gizzy--he's her favorite thing in the world now besides mommy and daddy.

Aubrie will be 6 months on Saturday--her first half birthday! I can't believe she's this old already, time really has flown by! She is loving life and doing so many amazing new things every day. She's learned to sit this past week, and can balance herself very well for a few minutes before she plops over on her side or faceplants forward. Very cute though! Still haven't mastered the rolling from the tummy to back very well. She can do it, but doesn't do it very often...even though she spends the majority of her time on her tummy (she's a tummy sleeper just like mommy). She's also learned that banging things together makes noise, and has a great time banging her teething ring against anything and everything just to hear the sound it makes!

I'm planning on enrolling Aubrie in a Waterbabies class at the YMCA. I'm very excited! She loves her bath and I think she'd love being in the water! Plus its a good activity to get her out there and used to the water, as well as a great way for mommy to get some exercise!! Will post some pics after I get some :)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Weekend at G-mas

Road trips are fun....except for the time that is actually spent on the road. I could do without that. This past weekend I packed up the kids (Aubrie and Gizzy of course!) and we headed up to Grandma and Grandpa Yurcek's for a weekend away. Daddy's crazy busy time of the year is now, as is grandpa's, so I figured it'd be a good "girls weekend". It was great! Aubrie was fabulous the whole ride up there (helps that we left shortly after her first bottle, and it was dark out for awhile so she slept). She did wake and whine once, and later on woke and played quietly with her hanging dice. Gizzy was a worse traveler than she was!!

It was fun to be able to show off how big and smart and more adorable Aubrie has gotten, and it was wonderful to be able to spend time with my mama :) I wish we would've been able to stay longer....and I also wish we were even closer so we could visit more often... But all in all, we had a great weekend--did a little shopping, watched a few movies, took tons of pics using grandma's fancy camera, spilled a BBQ sandwich on the white carpet (courtesy of BUSTER---can't trust those dogs for one second!), and played with the baby. Grandma showcased her craftiness in a few new outfits for Aubrie---which I LOVE and can't wait for her to wear!!!
Aubrie got the opportunity to try some sweet peas this weekend. She was not impressed (see FB video!!!) Her face scrunched up in a nasty scowl and she tried her hardest to push those peas out, as I scooped them off her chin and right back into her mouth.
She won the battle though, when she gagged and vomited her peas, and the entire bowl of rice cereal she'd just eaten, all over the crib tray. I do have to say though, we tried it once a day for a few more days, and by her 4th day she was gobbling it up. On the other hand, the squash we tried this week was a hit....and I'm guessing the applesauce we're trying tomorrow will be as well! Hopefully she has her mommy's taste in fruits and veggies...daddy sure doesn't care for them!

Showing off my teeth with a BIG yawn!!

P.S. It appears we have a VIKINGS fan on our hands :)