Sunday, November 8, 2009

7 Months Old

Today Tanner is 7 months old! It's crazy to see the changes he has made in the past month. Every day I keep thinking that I'm going to have so many big things to talk about in this post! He's still a little wobbly on sitting up but that is because he spends so much time on his tummy! He is really crawling pretty well. He is doing the army crawl thing but he gets up on his knees a lot so it won't be much longer until he really takes off. It is so funny to watch him army crawl because he crosses his ankles. He'll be really determined to get to a toy and then Izabel will run up and take it right as he gets close. He screams and she looks around to see if either of us noticed what she did. We can see the start of many brother/sister fights to come!

Tanner has gotten his first tooth! It's on the bottom right. He's been a tiny bit fussy but still super laid back. We've given him tylenol and orajel and he's done fine. So far that is the only one but I'm sure more will be coming soon.

We've moved on to level two foods. He has a breakfast jar and bottle in the morning, veggies and fruit for lunch, bottle after nap, dinner jar and fruit in the evening and then a bottle right before bed. We've given him a bitter biscuit a few times and he's working on the sippy cup. The next time I go to the store I'll be getting some early finger foods for him to start with too. He is taking two good naps in his crib and sometimes he still takes his evening nap, but we have finally gotten him going into his bed at the same time we put Izzy to bed! It's so exciting to have our evenings back. After dinner we all clean up and get in jammies. Then we sit on the couch and I read stories while Noah feeds Tanner. It's become a really nice family time for us and we all look forward to it.

He's wearing size 2-3 diapers and he seems to be in between 6 and 9 month clothes which I guess it exactly where he should be. I am having such a hard time buying clothes for him because I am so used to have buy a couple sizes behind for Izzy! Tanner is super healthy and super happy and we couldn't ask for a better little boy!

Alyssa's Birthday Party

Today Izabel went to Alyssa's second birthday party. Alyssa is one of Izabel's friends from the play group and Izabel was very excited to go to her birthday party. The party was at JW Tumbles which is like a children's gym. The kids were able to run all over the place with slides, obstacle courses, balls, bubbles, mazes and more! They had cupcakes and sang happy birthday and then played some more. Izabel behaved so well and she had so much fun! She was exhausted when we got home and went to bed with no problems! Happy 2nd birthday Alyssa!

Izabel and Caroline
Izabel and Andy...I think they're becoming good friends!
(If you look behind Andy you'll see his baby brother that's on the way)Playing with Andy

ODU Homecoming

Yesterday was homecoming at ODU and the last home football game of the season. We missed the parade because it would have been a really long day for the kids but we headed over right after lunch for the football game. It was a great game against North Carolina Central University, but a little too close for comfort at a few points. Izabel had a blast yelling O.D.U. and roaring over and over! Everyone commented on how cute she looked.

After the game we sent the kids home with Auntie to stay with my mom for the evening while we went to the basketball game with my dad and brother Matthew. It was an exhibition game against Elizabeth City State and ODU had no problem beating them by almost 40 points! We had a nice time relaxing watching the game.

It was a great ODU weekend and a great football season! We're all geared up for basketball season now and already looking forward to the next fall :)