The Lindvall Family

The Lindvall Family

Monday, April 20, 2015

8 Months Old

Emery turned 8 months old on Easter!  She is so much fun and currently getting into anything she can!

Emery continues to take 2 naps a day….one in the morning around 9:00 or 9:30 and the second one around 1:30/1:45.  She still goes to bed at night around 7:00 and has been sleeping until 6:30-7:30 in the morning!  She sleeps with about 6 pacifiers and is always holding on to them….I'm not sure how we're going to take them away!

We are slowly changing her schedule…..we're adding breakfast and taking away her mid-afternoon bottle.  She loves food and rarely refuses anything.  She had her first taste of ice cream (and she won't be getting anymore anytime soon) on our way back from Easter to try and calm her down and entertain her on the drive back.  It worked for a good 10 minutes and then she was back to crying.  She has done a great job drinking water out of her sippy cup, but has not been a big fan of drinking her milk out of it. As of last month (month 7), she stopped nursing on her own, but is still getting all breastmilk from a bottle.

Emery loves getting into her siblings' toys.  She isn't exactly crawling quite yet, but she is able to get where she wants to go.  She will get up on all 4's, rock back and forth, lunge forward and do it all again until she gets what she wants.  She is into everything and grabbing at anything she can get.  Emery loves when we sing to her.  She loves listening to the music in church and will often start yelling/singing loudly when the music comes on.

Connor continues to be her best buddy!  He makes her laugh all the time and she is constantly squealing and laughing at him.  She is occasionally giving us kisses, doing "how big," and "peek-a-boo."  Baths are still her favorite time of the day and she often starts squealing when she hears the water going.

We hit a huge milestone this past weekend…..she enjoyed being around my parents!  And she went to 3 different friends without shedding a tear!  This is huge!!

Emery, you are such a sweet, sweet girl!  Happy 8 months!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Spring Break 2015

I was really excited for the kids' spring break this year.  

We started out the week on Saturday morning by completing the tutu princess 5k and princess dash. 
 Elli begged to run in the princess dash, so we decided to let her since some of her friends were also running in it.  She had so much fun and I know she's looking forward to doing more!
 My friends and I ran in the 5k before the princess dash.  It was 18 degrees while we were running and freezing!  We finished with a good time and ran the 3.1 miles in about 25 minutes and 30ish seconds.  We were happy with our time….especially considering it was so cold out!  I'm currently registered for a 10k in about a week and a half and am looking forward to running it!
Later that evening we took my grandparents out to dinner at an amish restaurant close to their house.
When we got home, the kids and Scott had a camp out in our basement.  Yes, the huge tent was set up in our basement.  

On Monday, we went to the mall to the new play place and then went out for lunch at chick-fil-a. 
 Matching sisters….Emery got this dress for Christmas and Elli had already had hers.  They are different colors, but look the same in this photo).
 Playing at the new play place in the mall!
 Elli helped me make dinner while the other two were napping.
 On Tuesday, we went to Recreation Outlet to play.  It had been awhile since we had been there and the kids absolutely loved it!
 This was the first time Emery had been in a swing by herself!  She loved it!!
 Connor pushing her in the swing….
 On Wednesday, Connor got a haircut and then things went quickly down hill.  He ended up getting a stomach bug and was sick the rest of the day.  We managed to grab a quick dinner at Easton that evening, but cut it short, as he had started running a fever.  And I ended up getting sick on Thursday….so the plan for the rest of the week were shot!  Despite getting sick, we had a great few days and I'm so excited for school to be out and summer to be here!