Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Go Rangers

Nick's brother Allen and his wife Sara invited to a Ranger game, so we went for the 2nd time this season with Ramona girl! We had great seats on the 2nd row down the 3rd baseline. I was really nervous about foul balls, but daddy Nick was on top of it.

Look how close I am!

Peek-a-boo Daddy

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

9 Months

Sweet Ramona girl is 9 months. Count it 9. What a blessing Ramona has been to us. We enjoy every second with her. I mean look at her - she is a comedian just like her daddy! She had such a fun time when we were trying to get her to take this picture. She thought it would be the perfect time to act like a ham. Silly girl.

She continues to amaze us with how much she is growing. She is 27 and 3/4 inches tall and 18 lbs. 13 oz. Her hair continues to fill in. She's got some curl to no one's surprise and a Ramo-hawk.

She officially crawled June 22nd. I say officially but I guess I really mean proficiently. She has been technically crawling for a while, but she's so mobile now. She also stood up for a few seconds by herself on the 4th!

She loves to say "dada". That's really all she wants to say. She can say mama, baba, yaya, nana. However she usually just sticks with dada. She loves it when Nick comes home from work. Her face just lights up when he walks in the door. She is still very much a mama's girl though.

We've had some scatted success with her sleeping in her bed. Sometimes she goes down easy and stays down until 5, 6, 7 AM. Sometimes she fights and fights then wakes up at midnight. We are getting there. I'm not stressed about it because it won't be long until she doesn't want to cuddle with us, so we might as well savor every second instead of complain and get frustrated about it.

She is very inconsistent with solid foods. She just really likes bottles and nursing, so as soon as she is still average and getting the nutrition she needs then we will just keep trying solids and hoping for the best, but not forcing the issue.

Ramona had her first out of state trip to Tennessee! She slept most of the night while we drove both to and back. She got to meet aunts, uncles, and cousins galore. It was a lot of fun.

She is a happy baby and so busy. She doesn't miss a thing. Ramona will just stare at people and take in her surrounds. Then she usually screams in delight. She laughs a lot when she is comfortable or hyper. Either way she is a ton of fun.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th

We spent the 4th of July at my parents for swimming and firework fun. Nick and Cleve shot fireworks while we all watched. My cousin Angie and 3 of her 4 kids were in town from TN to spend the holiday with us.

The Wills
Yes that bow is stuck directly in Ramona's hair.

Daddy playing with sparklers

Mimi with the girls watching fireworks

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Mr. and Mrs. Hicks

My best friend from college Ashley got married in College Station this weekend. We drove down and stayed in a shady hotel Friday night for the rehearsal dinner. Then watched a beautiful couple make the most wonderful decision ever Saturday. Congratulations to my sweet friend Ashley and her new husband Kevin.

Ramona passed out at the reception

Also Ramona passed out with daddy at the hotel. I was busy editing my research paper (ugh) until the wee hours of the morning.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Beauty Rest

I was doing my hair for the day. I looked over and this is how I found Ramona at 8:30 AM in her exersaucer. The princess was out. I transferred her to our bed and napped with her since I didn't get to sleep in. Precious time every day love it!