Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Busy Summer

It's been an interesting month so far. Addie has loved all the time we get to play outside after months of winter. Instead of our usual June heat, we have had more reasonable temperatures with some rainy days too. May ended the month with a snowy day so we have seen quite the variety of weather here in unpredictable Utah. Addie loves using her sidewalk chalk on our porch. I love that it keeps her busy and that the rain washes it away for us! Asher loves his swing. If he is ever super fussy (which is pretty rare these days) we just put him in his swing with a cuddly toy and binky... then he's one happy boy! He is a blanket baby through and through which makes Daddy proud too. This random picture of the clouds was taken from my front patio one day. I know... random... but the cool part is that the sky was literally cut in half with stormy clouds and rain on one side and sunny skies on the other side. We always joke about living in the most pleasant city because the rain and snow often passes around our little city so here is the proof!
Addie has spent a considerable amount of time in the pool already. We went again last night and I love how much sleep she gets after a good swim! 7:30 wakeup baby! She is like a little fish in the pool as long as she has her life jacket swimming suit on. She has even been seen wearing additional water wings and a swim ring around her waist. Hilarious and adorable! Asher loves the water once he gets used to the temperature. I think it's a little shocking to be dunked into a pool that is slightly cooler than comfortable at first. He mellows out pretty quickly though and floats around with Mommy or Daddy in his little pool float complete with canopy. Of course, this picture just shows him after swimming in his awesome swim trunks and rash guard that a good friend gave as a gift to us when we adopted Asher. Love it!

Addie and Asher spend lots of time together. Addie still adores him and Asher still puts up with her. Actually, Asher is quite fond of Addie too. He watches her every move when she is in the same room. It must be some good entertainment because it certainly keeps him busy. She loves to give him toys even though he doesn't really play with them yet. Asher's newest skill: rolling over... well, he hasn't quite gotten the hang of it yet but he has rolled over a few times and is working on that coordination.

Oh yeah... Asher had his 4 month checkup at the doctor yesterday. Who's the big boy? Asher certainly is! Wowzers... he now weighs 18 pounds 9 ounces which means you won't find a child bigger than him his age since he is above the 97th percentile. His length is 26 1/2 inches which puts him in the 95th percentile. His head is also finally catching up to his body now at 43 cm in the 75th percentile. Boy oh boy! Basically he's as big as the average 12 month old which would explain why he wears 12 month clothes already. I thought Addie was a big girl, but Asher has her stats beat by a long shot. So we have already used newborn, 3 month, 6 month and 9 month clothes and are on to 12 month clothes in just 4 months. Hopefully he'll slow down at some point and his clothing will get more than a month of use! Ha!