Saturday, August 18, 2012

8 Months

Sawyer's 8th month brought tons of changes with it!


We have a crawling, clapping, laughing silly little girl!


She loves to clap if anyone else is clapping or says yaaaay!

It takes a lot of concentration
She is 100% over wearing anything in her hair.  Sometimes I can slip something in without her knowing, but as soon as she discovers it...its gone.



The day Sawyer turned 8 months old, Barry and I were in her room packing her suitcase and we put her in her crib with some toys - she did this instead.


And was so proud of herself!  Barry immediately went out to the garage and got the tools to lower her mattress.  She is now pulling up on everything!


We pulled out some new toys for her this month that she had received as Christmas gifts and is now big enough to play with.


She especially loves this activity table...we started out with it on the floor, but it didn't last there too long because she was just using it to climb on so we added the legs...another thing to pull up on!



She is very into feeding herself now.  She loves to pick up and feed herself puffs, bananas (her favorite!), yogurt melts, bites of avocado and sweet potato.  I usually give her pieces of whatever I am cooking for Barry and I just to play with.

Giant Zucchini
She tried a lot of new fruits this past month and liked them all.  Mangos were a little touch and go at first, but now she's in.  She has also been doing really well feeding herself bottles.


But sometimes she gets distracted and tries to roll over, sit, crawl, drink from the bottom...which doesn't always work.


Sawyer got to spend some extra time with her cousins over the past month.  We went to Yoakum for a weekend to celebrate Aunt Cara and baby Logan.


Playing with her toy Uncle Derek made her
The kids had a blast painting a picture for Logan...Sawyer took it pretty seriously.




Thank you Pinterest.
Sawyer and Cora caught up over some face time.


We also spent a weekend with the Paweleks and my parents.  We all went to Julia's wonderful 1st Birthday party - which I took  no pictures of.  The guys all went golfing after and we had some girl time trying on Sawyers shoes and cleaning out her closet.  She was less than amused.


We had an Olympics opening ceremony party at our house...the babies stole the show.


It is so fun to watch all the kids really starting to interact with each other.  The Sawyer and Lori story continues.  Sawyer is obsessed.


Lori is annoyed.  She is good with Sawyer - she lets her hit pet her and grab her feet and her tail...just not for very long.

Can't you just see her rolling her eyes
Lori is also not super thrilled about having to compete with Sawyer for pieces of Barry's popcorn.  She doesn't know that Sawyer isn't actually going to get it...


Now that Sawyer is so mobile she has been super helpful around the house...pulling clothes out of the laundry basket...


and unloading the dishwasher.


The day she turned 8 months she weighed in at 16 pounds 14 oz...my guess was way off last month.  She is getting so big and not quite as easy to carry around all the time - more weight + extreme wiggling = lots of walking practice for Sawyer.


She is still in size 3 diapers and 3-6 month clothes - maybe when she turns 9 months we will move up.


She got her first tooth this month!! She is very shy about showing it off - we didn't even know she was getting it then one day she put my mom's finger in her mouth and there it was!  I'm sure soon enough we will have a big toothy grin, but for now I will take this sweet smile!


We love you squeaker girl!!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Water Day

Every Tuesday and Thursday Sawyer has water day at school.  She has to go to school in her swimsuit and sunscreen and bring her sun and water shoes for play.  Her teachers were always telling me how much fun she has at water day so I decided to go over and see her one day.  She did not even acknowledge I was there - she was so into water day!  I was kinda sad she wasn't SUPER excited, or even slightly excited for that matter, to see me, but it makes me so happy that she was having so much fun at school.

They give them different toys to play with every time and I think this week was food - tons of spatulas and plastic vegetables.  She was REALLY into the sprinkler.  She kept crawling towards it, but would get really mad when the water was all in her face.

Of course, the day I went over to take pictures her swimsuit didn't  quite make it through the morning and I forgot her water shoes.  Hence the onesie and socks...















Coast Trip 2012

Another first for Sawyer - first trip to Port A for a weekend of Fernandez Family fun.


We started the trip off by visiting our friends Amy, Clayton and Caden.  Sawyer was loving Caden and all his toys...


When Sawyer was first born they came up to visit us and we were trying to get Caden to say Sawyer - he called her Sausage...  This time he gave her a fishing lesson.


The next day we headed over the bridge down to Port A...another first for all of us...matching family t-shirts.


Since it was the 4th of July we had a big cookout party on the beach in our matching family reunion shirts.  We were totally that family and I loved every minute of it!




Cora spent the greater part of the evening rearranging the American flags.


Which was obviously very exhausting.


Sawyer took full advantage of her vacation - I was a little worried about how the trip would go this year with a baby, but it was no big deal!  She did whatever, whenever and we hand tons of helping hands.  She love hanging out on the beach...





Swimming...


Playing with Cora...



Napping on the beach...




And pretty much doing whatever she wanted!




We had our annual family birthday party for the July birthday girls and Tio Bullie.


And, just incase you didn't get enough of the red shirts...we all put them back on Saturday night for a family photo shoot...


The whole group
All the A&M Grads

Another great beach trip in the books!  Counting down the days till next year already....