"I have told you this so that my joy might be in you and your joy might be complete." John 15:11

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Strawberry Days

Each year we try to go to a local farm to pick strawberries. The picking season is short and between prior engagements and the popularity of the field (leading to it getting picked out quickly each weekend morning), we rarely make it. Luckily, this Memorial Day the timing was right and we got to go as a family. 

Heading to the fields, Corona box in hand

The boys hard at work

Julia was picking too!

Her first strawberries - she likes them!

Absolute sweet babyness

Going to find her big brother

Julia applauding our efforts

Philip joins in too
Picking strawberries is so addicting and I couldn't get Andy to stop, so we headed home with eight pounds of berries. 

Weighing in and checking out

We've enjoyed some great recipes courtesy of Pinterest. I have a small bag with the remainder of our strawberries in the freezer and have plans for those berries too. So much fun and so delicious!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

9 Months

Little girl is 9 months old! She is all hair and cheeks.

She had a huge developmental month. She learned to crawl, sit up on her own, pull up to standing, clap, and wave. She also started saying "mama" sounds - usually when she is crying or whining. She started finger foods and is getting better with her pincer grasp. Now that she is on finger foods she isn't too interested in pureed food anymore. Crawling means that diaper changes are a lot more challenging. As soon as I get her diaper off she flips over and crawls off. Fun times!

She also got her first ear infection last month. It was a rough week for her (and me!), but it is good to see her back to her happy self again. 

Lots of fun this month!

I turned my back and the next thing I knew she was under her play mat
First time staying in the swing for a long time

Taking a train ride during Day Out with Thomas

Railroad Museum

Dishwasher = baby magnet

I'm expecting to see more of this face when she is a teenager