Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Mia's Reading Buddies

Being a teacher, I am thankful at this point Mia loves to "read" or be read to. Here are two of her latest reading buddies...

Yes, that is Mia naked reading with Zip. I took her upstairs tonight to change her for bed and the second I took off her diaper, she took off. Where did she head? Well, see for yourself.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Exciting News!!

I am so excited to share that I have a new job!! Next year I will be working in the same district, but different school. I have taken a part-time job as a Reading Specialist at Georgetown. I am so sad to leave Kendall, which has been such a great place to work at, with such a great staff, but this opportunity will give me more time with Mia, and much less work to bring home. I will work Monday-Friday from around 9-12:30 or so.
Mia also had her 9-month appointment today. She is 20 pounds, 4 ounces (75th percentile), and 28 5/8 inches long (80th percentile). Mia's head is still measuring large-the 95th percentile! What we always say is "big head-big brains!" :) We are going to be working more on standing and eating more table foods as we approach 1-year-old-can you believe it???

I don't have any new pictures, so in honor of Mia's 9-month appointment, I will post some pictures of her as a newborn to show how much she's grown in such a short time!

Minutes Old

3 Days Old

Mia-9 Months

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Memorial Day Weekend

How nice it is to have a 3-day weekend!! Bear with me, there are quite a few pictures!

On Saturday night we headed over to Mike and Nic's for a BBQ. Here is Mia with Pat and Steph...

Sunday, I headed over to my mom's to hang out with her, my grandparents, and aunt. It was such a beautiful day and so nice to relax!

Mia looking out the glass door
Sitting with grandma at the new picnic table

Watering Grandma's tomato plants
Mia has recently started to clap when she gets excited. It is very cute even though her hands don't always make contact!

Even though Mia didn't appreciate the grass last time, I am determined to get her to like it! She did seem to tolerate it a bit more this time....

Monday, May 21, 2007

Baby in a Bucket

Yes, I know! I love to torture my little Mia by taking a zillion pictures of her and sticking her in random objects. She just so darn cute that I can't resist! Here are a couple from today.

Look at the silly faces!

Today I also sat Mia in the grass. Either she is not a big fan of the itchy grass or our lawn really needs to be mowed. It is probably a combination of both. :)


Sunday, May 20, 2007

Venessa's Baby Shower

This weekend was Venessa's baby shower. Her baby is due in July, almost exactly a month before Mia's 1st birthday. It was lots of fun celebrating with Venessa. We went with a pink and brown theme and had lots of fun decorating. Here are some pictures from the day (I should also add that Mia appears to be teething once again, which is why her hand is jammed in her mouth for every picture!)...

Future Mommy and Daddy

Venessa and Mia
Lisa and Mia
Opening Gifts
Mrs. Zimmerman, Venessa and Pam
Pam and Venessa
Pam, Lisa, Venessa, me and Julie
Future Mommies Venessa and Kris
Julie and Mia

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

My Cup of Tea

Can you believe it?? Mia is 9 months old today! Where does the time go? She is a busy girl, scooting all around, talking loudly-dada, mama!!!!, rolling, chasing Zip, sitting up, playing with her toys, and much, much more. It is amazing how much growth happens in that first year! Here she is...

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day!

First off, to all the moms-Happy Mother's Day from us! Today we had a nice relaxing day and headed off to the Arboretum with Mia. I love the Children's Garden there! We took it easy and walked around and then had lunch there. Here are some pictures of Mia...

I love the look on her face in this picture!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Mother's Day at the Brookfield Zoo

Today Mia and I celebrated Mother's Day a day early with my mom. We went to the Brookfield Zoo along with my aunt. The weather couldn't have been more perfect-there wasn't a cloud in the sky! Mia also got to go on a carousel for the very first time with her grandma and aunt. Mia loved the animals of course, and we were all exhausted on the way home!

Mia and mom in Tropic World-Mia loved the monkeys!
With Aunt Cathy
Mom, Mia and Cathy
Me and Mia
Mia and her newest friend
Mia and Mommy
Another new buddy
Mia's first ride on the carousel