Friday, July 22, 2011

heat wave

the thermometer on our shed this afternoon

We're on our fourth day in a row of way-too-hot-for-central-Pennsylvania weather. The temperatures have been in the low 100s and the heat index has been around 110, with the humidity factored in. Oh man. I am not a hot-weather person. 

But my laundry does get dry in like 30 minutes, which is nice, I guess . . . 
 (although, by the time I was done hanging them up this morning, I needed a second shower.)

Annie thought she'd try on one of her awesome winter hats to celebrate the heat wave. Oh, girlie.

We've been keeping cool and cuddly with Daddy when we're lucky to have him home. :) He's in class a few nights a week during this summer term, so sometimes the girls don't see him all day.

And, Annie refuses to accept that she's outgrown the various baby items we've been bringing down from the attic for Mabel . . . 

Anyway, I don't know about you, but I'm ready for fall!!

Ahhh, that's nice. :)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

2 months old!

Happy 2 months, Mabel!

The doctor's appointment went well today, after a mishap with the insurance card, which meant I had to go home and try the appointment all over again later this evening. But Mabel did great at her appointment.  I just can't help but think back to Annie at this age, when I was still feeling so distraught about her being such a feisty, fussy--filled with personality but so hard for me to handle--kid. At 2 months, I must have seemed like a totally worn-out first-time mommy to our doctor at that appointment. Not that raising Annie isn't worth all the trouble--I wouldn't have our crazy awesome first-born be anyone other than the feisty, stubborn, fantastically smart girl she is! But with Mabel I feel so different. She is a sweet, incredibly smiley, happy baby. She's patient and not demanding unless she's really hungry and I'm nowhere in sight. And the best thing is how she reacts to me and Brant and Annie. She knows our voices and our faces. She'll coo (and sometimes even shriek with delight) when she sees us. :) With Annie, I remember reading in baby books about cooing, and I honestly didn't even know what it was. I don't think I ever heard Annie coo, haha! Two different babies, I guess. Man, do I love them both more than I ever thought possible!

Anyway! To the stats! Here's Mabel at 2 months . . . 

height: 23 in (75th percentile)
weight: 11 lbs (50th percentile)
head: 50th percentile, I don't remember the size

Way to go, girlie! Keep on growing!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mabel and I made a video for you today

In other news, check out today's tomato harvest! Holy moly me-oh-my! :) At least somebody's liking our humid, 98-degree days!

Monday, July 11, 2011

killing time before church

When you've got 1 o'clock church, you can get a lot done with your Sunday mornings. 

Like building awesome block cities for your cars . . .

And helping your parents clean out the cupboards and sort ALL the spices they have!

Sunday, July 3, 2011