nap time

She is just too cute when she is asleep with her little bottom in the air....

Child dedication

We dedicated Mikaela to the church on Mother's Day.

play time with daddy


Mikaela's first steps

Mikaela started to really work on walking by herself this past week. She has also been waving "hello" and "good-bye" and clapping. Most of these things happen spontaneously.

Mikaela's 9 month check up

Mikaela's development is right on course and her growth has slowed down a bit. Which they said was expected. She is 17 pounds and 8 ounces, 28 inches long, and head circumference is 43 cm. She is very interested in what is going on and wants to be in the middle of the action. (Wonder where she got that trait from?) She is getting to the point where a bottle isn't very interesting but does well from a sippy cup. She doesn't hold it all by herself yet, but it won't be long. She is sleeping through the night. She is pleasant in the morning when she wakes up (which she must get from her daddy). She is growing up so quickly.

Outer Banks

Dennis, Debbie, Brian, Mikaela and myself took a trip to the outer banks a couple of weeks ago. It was a nice relaxing time. Mikaela did not see the beach but she did get in the pool and explored around the lighthouse. She also got a tooth on the top, so she now has 3 teeth. PawPas found the 3rd tooth the hard way. Mikaela bit him.