Saturday, July 30, 2011

Marin Meets Great Grandmom

Mark's sweet grandmom, who will be 98 this year, came to visit all of us in Birmingham all the way from Greenville SC. She is such a sweet lady and very proud of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. This is the first time Marin had met her, and I'm glad they got in some special bonding time. Mark's Aunt Theresa and Uncle Jerry drove her up, so we got to spend some time with them also. I hope we can make a trip to Greenville this fall to visit everyone.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Trip to Knoxville

Marin and I went to Knoxville to visit for a few days. The trip there always seems so quick, but hopefully we'll go back soon. We got to visit my mom's new home. She had only been moved in for like 10 days and there were no boxes and it was decorated like she had been there for ten years... typical mom! She's definitely not a procrastinator at all! We had a nice time with everyone and Nana was so excited to show Marin off to all her friends.

This was my first road trip alone with Marin. It went pretty well for the most part. I did learn that she can't make it all the way there without a stop. We absolutely LOVE Chattanooga, so it's the perfect stopping point! We had a nice lunch together and played outside and looked around the city. She loves people watching! I really enjoyed our Mommy and Marin trip!

She loved playing in the fountains outside the aquarium.

Monday, July 18, 2011

9 Months

Marin had her nine month check up and did great! She showed off with her waving and saying hi and "eh" for everything. She weighed 22 pounds and 10 ounces and was 29 inches long. Both are the 95th percentile again. I had to tell on her how she doesn't hold her bottle and instead she just folds her arms over her eyes. The doctor just thought that was funny. Marin is crawling like crazy and loves playing in all the kitchen cabinets. She is trying to pull up and stand all the time too, which leads to a lot of bumps and falls. She is a really easy and generally happy baby... we got lucky! The sweetest part of her day is after her bath when she's all clean and just as she finishes her bottle she crawls up on my shoulder to snuggle. I feel like I could hold her like that all night.
Messy hair when she wakes up... just like Daddy
So cute all snuggled up
The twins

She now has six teeth. The two bottom ones came in together a long time ago and then all of a sudden her top four came in all at the same time.

This is what out kitchen looks like most days. I clean it up during naps and then it goes right back to this. She is such a messy eater! It's getting better now that she likes the pureed food less. She has a lot of fun trying to pick things up herself like blueberries and green beans. Her favorite thing right now are the fresh peaches Daddy brought back from Peach Park.
She still loves bath time. This was her last night in the duck tub. Now she takes all her baths like a big girl sitting up in the tub. This is all going by way too fast!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

4th of July at the Lake

We spent a very nice, quiet, relaxing weekend at the lake for the Fourth of July. Rin is not a fan of loud noises, so I didn't keep her up for fireworks. Although, she probably would have surprised me like she usually does and been a perfect angel. We took lots of boat rides, which she loved. She got in some serious bonding time with Bentley too. We took a nice long walk up to the club, and watched Bentley swim and play on the beach. She watched her first Wimbledon, and her Daddy and I keep hoping she'll be playing there one day. Overall, it was just a nice low key weekend.
Enjoying the boat rides

Bonding with Bentley... he puts up with a lot!