Farmers Branch Aquatics Center – Indoor Swimming!

Disclosure: The Farmers Branch Aquatics Center provided my family with a day pass for indoor swimming and compensated my time writing this post.  Sunday was a gray and rainy day. Everyone was feeling a little blah from post-Halloween-let-down. In other words, Sunday was a perfect day to recreate some summer fun at the indoor swimming pool of the Farmers Branch Aquatics Center. Thanks to the Farmers Branch Aquatics Center for inviting us to tour the facility and swim! The Farmers Branch … [Read more...]

Cy: Six Months

Cyguy, You are at such a classic baby stage. You can go everywhere by schooching on your belly and pulling with your arms. You love being able to reach and move and grab more things. Sometimes, you even use your new ability to schooch over to my feet and cry to be picked-up. It's pretty cute. At your six month appointment, you were 26.75 inches long (55%) and weighed 17 pounds (39%). You had your first cold recently. I felt so bad that there was so little I could do to help you feel … [Read more...]

Cy: Five Months

Dear Cy, You are so much more active moving lately. You like to plow and push with your feet to try to figure out how to move. Sometimes, when you are being held, you get so wiggly and squirmy that it's really hard to keep holding you because you fight and flop and writhe to go places. Speaking of going places, you started MDO this month. You had a great first day and a somewhat fussy second day. Mama misses you and loves you so much. I'm so excited to come and pick you up and can't wait … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Village Dallas Arboretum

About a week or so ago, Jaye saw an email in my inbox with a picture of the Pumpkin Village at the Dallas Arboretum. She immediately said, "Let's go there now!" And this morning it was finally time to make our yearly trek to the biggest Texas-sized pumpkin village ever--see last year's visit here. This year's Pumpkin Village at the Dallas Arboretum used more pumpkins than ever before. Jaye and I were debating on the drive there how many pumpkins there would be. Jaye guessed 1000 because that's … [Read more...]

Cy: Four Months

Little Cy Guy, You turned 4 months old last week. As usual, you are a delight. Toys have been a big new thing this month. You can really hold a teething ring and chew on it. You pull everything you can get to your mouth. And you drool a lot. You are a champ at rolling from your back to your stomach, but once you get there you don't seem to remember how to get back and sometimes fuss because you don't like that position as much. You still love to talk and smile. This month you … [Read more...]