Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bailey Update

I just wanted to document all the things that Bailey is doing right now. She is going to be 10 months old on Saturday and she is so smart! She can say the words Mama, Dada, Bye-Bye, Night-Night, and More. She signs "more" and "all done" and she won't do "please" on herself but if I am holding her and ask her to do it, she will rub her hand on my chest instead of her own! So sweet! (The baby sign for "please" is rubbing your hand in a circle on your chest.)
If you ask her where your nose is, she will touch your nose and sometimes her own. She will even touch the nose on a stuffed animal when I ask her where the nose is. She is doing everything but walking. Cruising like a pro and crawling over everything to get whatever she wants! Not much holds this girl back. She has even moved from one piece of furniture to the other on her feet. She is still eating pureed food that I make for her, but she has finally moved on to some finger foods and she loves it! I think she likes the independence of it. She loves pancakes (plain of course!) and has finally tried meat! I just couldn't bring myself to puree meat so we waited until she could do finger foods. I made Pioneer Woman's lasagna the other day and gave Bailey little bites of it. She loved it so much I finally put some on her tray and she devoured it!!
We love this little girl so much! She is getting smarter every day and I love to see her little brain make those connections!

Fall Fun

It has been pretty warm here lately. These pictures were Nov. 1st and it was a little over 70 degrees! Nothing like jumping in the leaves in your shorts and short-sleeved shirt!

This is my favorite pic I took that day. What a sweet face! And those big brown eyes are going to break some hearts one day!

I tried to get a similar one of Bailey, but you see how that turned out! Ha ha. She hardly closes that mouth! :)

Here's the fall slideshow:

Finally!....Soccer Pictures!

Well today is Avery's last day of soccer! She has loved it and we might do Lil' Kickers again next year. Here are some pictures that I finally got off of my MIL's camera! These were taken the first day of soccer back in August and I think Avery has already changed since then!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Pioneer Woman Book Signing

You have probably all heard of Pioneer Woman by now. If you haven't, where have you been?? Especially if you live in Oklahoma! :) Anyway, Ree Drummond is a city girl turned rancher's wife and she lives in Oklahoma with her husband and four children on a huge ranch. They have cows, wild mustangs, the works. She homeschools her kids and is really into photography and cooking. She started a blog a few years ago and has a great cooking section on it. She has really great easy recipes and a while back she began writing a cookbook. Anyway it finally was published and released last week and she has become so popular through her blog that she is now basically a celebrity! She was even on the Bonnie Hunt show a couple weeks ago talking about her cookbook. She started a book signing tour and her first stop was in Tulsa since we are right near where she lives. Well there were probably around 300 people there I would guess. My friends and I did not get there early enough and they were sold out of the books before we even got there! So they added an additional signing this past Friday and of course it was during the day so I had to take the girls with me. Thank goodness my friend Christy went with me to help out and of course to get herself a signed cookbook. :) We waited in line for about an hour and a half and the girls were really good the whole time! I held Bailey the whole time and my arm was KILLING me for the next two or three days! Anyway we finally made it to the front and she AND her husband, who she talks about on the blog all the time and refers to him as "Marlboro Man," both signed the book! I was really glad we went and I am so excited to use the cookbook. It is beautiful and has some GREAT recipes! Get yourself one or ask for one for Christmas!