Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Lydia is 3 months old!

It's hard to believe that Lydia is already 3 months old, but it's true. She is growing and developing every day. Last week she learned how to roll over from her stomach to her back. At first I thought it was a fluke and that it was easier because she was on the bed, but she proved me wrong by rolling over on the floor too.

We don't have a check up this month, so I don't know how much she weighs or how long she has gotten, but she is definitely getting bigger. She can hold her head up now and even likes to sit in the bumbo. She LOVES the bath and as soon as you lay her in the tub she just kicks and smiles and splashes.

We started putting her in the crib at night after moving Catherine to her big girl bed. She sleeps very well and seems to wake up regularly to nurse at 2:30am and 5:30am- fortunately she goes back down easily after feeding.

Lydia is definitely our biggest talker. She just babbles all the time and will talk to you anytime she can tell you are talking to her. The other day she was sitting in my lap and talking to me, then I started to explain some school to Harbin and she began to cry (with lots of enthusiasm), as soon as I looked at her and asked what was wrong, she started smiling again :) She's clever that little one and definitely knows how to get our attention despite being the third child!!!

Enjoy the new pics of her, and come visit us anytime. She is growing quickly, so don't wait too long!

The mom.

Weekend in Review

Oh wow, I have gotten really bad at this blogging stuff. I just realized that Lydia's 2 month blog still shows on the page and I am about to do her 3 month blog tomorrow!!!

Anyways, as promised I have pics from not last weekend, but the weekend before. We went to the North Gwinnett football game Friday night and the kids had a blast. North won (as has been the case all year), and we are excited to go to the next home game.

Saturday, we went to one of the Cross Country meets that Scott was coaching and the kids loved hanging out as usual. They are easy because usually it's big open spaces where the kids can just run around and play. As you can see from the pics, the kids loved running around together and Lydia just hung out in the stroller. Later that afternoon- ok, I guess 10 is still morning, but when you get up at 4:30am for the XCountry meet, it sure feels like late afternoon- we went to Suwanee Days. We met up with some friends and their kids including their brand new (like 2 days old brand new) baby, Caleb. Harbin and Catherine had fun watching the parade with their oldest girl and their twin boys. We got to see JonJon and Matthew in the parade with the cub scouts and the kids got tons of candy, a beach ball, a frisbee, and a small American flag.

Suwanee Days was packed and we were pretty pooped, so we rode the train with some friends, checked out a few booths and headed home. The kids didn't seem to mind leaving too much and we were all very exhausted. The rest of the weekend was spent relaxing and watching football.

Enjoy the pics, but that's all for now. I plan to post tomorrow with new updates on Lydia as she is growing and new pics too!

The mom.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Wesley is ONE!

Sorry I have been so bad about blogging lately. For starters, my computer has not been doing well. I am having issues with the power cord connecting to the back and the battery no longer holds a charge- so it will shut off at any given moment which makes wanting to do anything on it frusterating. Also, we have been horribly busy these days with not much of anything worthwhile blogging about.

However, I must blog about last weekend, since my one and only MOST ADORABLE nephew turned ONE YEAR OLD!!! Wesley had his birthday party last Saturday at a Bogan Park pavillion and he was so cute!!! Uncle Vito's catered and the food was yummy, the playground was perfect for the kids and the weather was just beautiful- a little overcast and cool. Wesley seemed to enjoy himself. He loved his Elmo balloon and had a great time smashing his cake, feeding it to people, and eventually dumping the whole thing on the floor. He got lots of cool presents including awesome new clothes and toys. His favorites at the party were rubber duckies and bouncy balls balls (mostly because he could throw them)- he also liked the wadded up wrapping paper ball that Uncle Scott made him- it too was throwable which seems to be the prequalifier for a Wesley approved toy (future baseball player, maybe?..... I'm just sayin' :) )

Anyways, earlier that morning Scott ran in the Suwanee Day 5K and came in first in his age division and 5th in the overall race. He wasn't super satisfied with his time of a littl voer 20 minutes, but he and some of the other guys determined the course may have been a bit longer than 3.1 miles which may have accounted for his slower time. All-in-all we were proud of him for finishing so well in the race, and Catherine helped him receive his medal in the Suwanee ampitheater.

Well, that's about it for now. This weekend, we are doing the North Gwinnett football game and the Suwanee Days festival, so I should have good pictures from both of those for next time.

The mom.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Lydia is 2 months

Lydia had her 2 month well-baby check up today and everything went great. She weighed in at 10 pounds 10 ounces which is approximately the 50th percentile. She was 22.5 inches which is also the 50th percentile. She is growing well and developing perfectly.

Lydia is definitely the most talkative of all of my children. She loves to smile at all of us and she will just "coo" away! She is a great sleeper, a super eater and overall a very happy baby!!!

The mom.

Labor Day Camping

Each year, the Tinney family joins other family and friends and goes camping up on Lookout Mountain. One of Scott's distant cousins owns a bunch of property with lakes for fishing and space for hunting, riding 4 wheelers, swimming and just relaxing.

Harbin and Catherine headed up to Chattanooga on Wednesday and we met them on the mountain Saturday afternoon after Scott's first Cross Country meet (he was a great coach!).

The kids had a wonderful time playing in the mud, riding 4 wheelers, driving Pop's truck, boating, and singing songs by the campfire. Even Lydia enjoyed her time outside!

Probably the funniest part of the whole weekend was that Harbin fell out of the bed. Scott and I slept in the pop-up camper and on the other side, Bo slept with Harbin and Catherine. In the middle of our second night, Bo heard Harbin fall out of the bed. However, when he looked to see if he was there, he realized he had fallen OUT of the camper altogether!! Bo opened up the camper door and Harbin said "I'm fine." and they went back to bed. When they told me the next morning, I couldn't help but laugh!!!

Anyways, enjoy the pics- sorry they are all lined up now, but it takes way too much time to put them throughout the blog, so I have decided this format will be better!
The mom.