We had a wonderful day at the zoo yesterday. I took Reagan and Gracen and we met my Mom and Dad. It was so nice to stroll around in an unhurried sort of way. It was nice and cool outside and thankfully the rain held off. Reagan LOVES her Gram and Pap and she was still talking about spending the day with them when she woke up this morning. Great memories!
Our zoo trip was Gracen second time out and about, sitting up like a big girl in her stroller. Up until a week or so ago, I would just take her car seat out of the car and attach it to the top of her stroller and she would ride around in a laying position. Well, she just recently started leaning forward, trying her best to sit up when I put her in her car seat. I can't say that I blame her really. Babies spend a lot of time laying flat on their backs. I guess that would get old, of course, at the moment, that is exactly what I want to do. Gracen was so sweet the entire day. She loves to be outside and coupled with the fact that she was sitting up, made her one happy little girl.
Gracen is a little over 5 months old and just recently starting rolling over from back to stomach and from stomach to back. This is a fun little stage of development, except when she rolls over in her crib too close to the bumper pad and for some reason, cannot figure out how to get herself off of it. She is also reaching for people. Right now, I am her favorite person and she reaches for me whenever I am near. This just does my heart good. My parents and I had a good time yesterday letting her go back and forth between us, reaching for us. So sweet. I still cannot believe that she is here, much less that she is 5 months old. Crazy how fast time flies on by.
This Saturday we will be going to the Pumpkin Patch with Gene's mom and dad. I love this activity. It is just good clean family fun. I love hanging out and eating and just watching Reagan have a good ole time. Hopefully, the kids will be just as sweet Saturday as they were yesterday, and we will have a lot of cute pictures to post at the end of the day. Of course, I have little matching shirts for the girls to wear. Gracen will probably have a blow out in hers before we leave the house. Her poops have been a little explosive recently and they always get on her shirts. This has happened almost everyday over the last week or so. I can't for the life of me figure out why she waits until we are dressed and about ready to load the car before she cleans out her system....and why it won't all stay in the diaper. Oh well! This too shall pass, right? Reagan no longer blows out all over her clothes. Both girls would love that I am talking about their bowels for all to read.
I forgot to take my camera to the zoo yesterday. I think it is funny that I documented every single "first" thing that Reagan did with 100 pictures and for Gracen's first trip to the zoo there will not even be one single shot. Things definitely change with the second child. Gracen, if you read this blog in the future, please know that I love you just as much as Reagan, even though there are already 2000 more photos of her than you from birth to 5 months. I'll make it up to you one day!