Friday, December 18, 2009

Walton Christmas

We had Christmas at my mom's this past weekend. We had it a little early because my brother won't be here during Christmas (he works off shore on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico). We had a great time!

Sawyer, and my sister's boys, Brandon & Brayson

Lilah & Riley

Lilah says, "Okay Riley, if you're going to keep touching my face, I'm going to bite your hand."

Sawyer was excited when I told him that he got a racing bike

Riley really got into opening presents!

I didn't get a picture of all the cousins together at Christmas, but this one is from Thanksgiving

8 Months Old

It's been a while since I've posted! I wrote a 7 month post for Riley, but never actually posted it because I never had time to add pictures. So here's her 8 month update:

  • She's started crawling, but only has one gear...REVERSE! It is so funny to watch her go from sitting to down on her tummy (the picture below is after she's crawled backwards under the Christmas tree)

  • She has three teeth now--two on bottom and one on her top right
  • She's still a drool monster, but her cheeks and neck have greatly improved since I started using Aveeno Soothing Relief lotion
  • She's babbling and "talking" all the time. She woke up last night and was talking in her crib and it sounded like she was saying "Mama" but I can't get her to say it on demand.
  • All of a sudden, she's not liking any green veggies. She did love them and I thought peas were once one of her favorites, but now she just gags. But she eats all other foods with enthusiasm!

  • She loves her brother and thinks he's quite funny--she gets tickled just watching him play

  • She's clapping

  • Riley can stand with a little support (and help getting up)

  • She's still my chunky monkey with rolls and dimples everywhere
  • She loves bathtime and sitting up in the tub playing with her toys
  • She is content to play by herself a lot of the time
  • She's got her big girl carseat now and loves it

She truly is a sweet, happy, content baby and we are so proud that God blessed us with her! It's so hard to remember what our life was like without her.