Heidi's trying to sit up on her own a little. She can balance with her hands down, but tips to the side when she moves them.
We started cereal with mixed fruit two nights ago. She seemed to like it and was pretty good at getting the food in her mouth, but spit it all up when we were finished.
Since Ansley's hair has been growing I have been curious about what pigtails would look like. I know they looked totally ridiculous, but it was fun playing nonetheless. Maybe she can wear pigtails out of the house in a few years when she actually has enough hair to look reasonable. Ha! I do love her precious head of short, crazy straight, white-blonde hair. I have had so many people stop me in the store to tell me they love her haircut. But really, I don't know if I'll ever be able to bring myself to cut it.
It's time for the 5 month post! I remember that this was one of my favorite months when Ansley was a baby because it was when so many fun new changes began happening. It's already started with you and I've really enjoyed watching your sweet personality develop. Your personality so far seems to be: -you're very active, always wiggling and squirming. You are rather difficult to hold, don't care much for cuddling or rocking, and have recently started rocking on your hands and knees. I believe that in the next month or so you will be crawling all over the place. You have that in common with your sister...she was never content to be still either. But, that's okay. You will need to be pretty active to keep up with your daddy, mommy, and sister. -you give the sweetest little smiles all the time. My favorites are when I'm feeding you and you look up and grin at me and the happy smile you give when I pick you up from your crib after naps and in the morning. Your little blue eyes sparkle and you have a precious dimple on your right cheek. -you still adore your sister and she's such a big help to me. She's constantly saying that she loves her sister and helps put your pacifier in your mouth when you're fussy or clean you when you make a mess.
More about my sweet little five month old: -You still wear size 2 diapers and are wearing 3-6 month clothes. Your precious rolls reassure me that you're well nourished. -You haven't cut any teeth yet, but are drooling and chewing on everything in sight. -You have not shown any interest in eating solids yet, so we haven't attempted cereal. That will come soon, though. -You're taking 3 naps a day. If they are too short you take a fourth. At night, you wake around 12:30 and 4:30. You're not much of a fan of sleeping. But, that's okay because neither are mommy or Ansley. There's just way too much to do and see!
What a sweet girl you are, Heidi Reese. Can't wait to see what the next 5 months brings!
So this was the third week of gymnastics and Ansley is absolutely loving it! I love watching her from the second floor window and seeing how she interacts without me around. She is very obedient and listens well to her teacher's instructions. And she looks so darn cute skipping around the floor to her little carpet square. Today's three rotations included rolling down the wedge, walking on the balance beam, and jumping on the trampoline. At the very end, the kids all came together and got to play with the parachute (I that's what it is). I think that was by far the favorite.
Ansley always makes me laugh because when we get there, we go upstairs to the room where the parents watch and when her teacher comes to get her, Ansley doesn't even say bye or look back at me. She just runs right to the door, where they enter a slide to get down to the floor. She totally forgets about me even being there. And every week she cries when it's time to leave "nastics" and she calls it. It's such a joy watching her have so much fun.
PS: Try to ignore the talking in the background and the reflection in the glass. That was me trying to keep Heidi quiet in her carseat.
Sunday was A&M's first football game of the season, so we packed up the girls and headed to campus to let them experience the Corps and band. Ansley has been every year, but I was so excited for her to go now because she is finally old enough to get excited about it all. And Heidi looked so cute just hanging out in her stroller in her first Texas A&M shirt. We headed home after watching the cannon fire and the band step off to watch the game at our house, but apparently a bad fire burned some of the cables of our internet and cable provider and I was told that it would be late that night or the next morning before it was repaired. That meant no Aggie football for me and I was so bummed since I love watching football and I had been excited for such a long time about getting the girls in bed and curling up with a blanket on my couch to watch. We turned it on the radio instead and finally during halftime the TV clicked on and we got to watch the Aggies win!
I couldn't believe how many people were on campus since it was the first game and was against SMU. There is always such an exciting energy on game days in this town, but I think it was even better because of the excitement surrounding our possible joining of the SEC and the ranking of our football team. It's funny, but I sometimes get so caught up in the day to day of raising babies that I forget we live in the same town as our beloved university. Football weekends are a big deal around here and I can't wait until the next!