Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Pulling Up

Lucy has been starting to try and pull up for a while now and tonight she really got it down. Once she started she didn't want to stop. Can't believe she's doing this already!!! (She also just started "real" crawling in the last couple of days too--my video of that is too dark, so you'll have to wait.)



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YMCA Basketball

Last night, Ethan had his first YMCA Basketball practice. Very important since Rick is now "Coach Waters" and will be coaching the 3 and 4 year olds this summer. We've got two practices and then they play 8 games. They will use a "mini-ball" and shoot on 6 foot rims. All 10 kids showed up for our first practice where the biggest thrill was probably getting to pick out a jersey. Ethan immediately noticed that there colors were quite like the BRONCOS! That's my boy! As you would imagine, they all have widely varying skills, but it looked like everyone was having fun and the parents all seem like a nice bunch (a couple of the dads helped out as assistant coaches). Rick did a great job encouraging the kids to have a good time and learn a little about how to play the game. We're looking forward to this season.



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Saturday, June 26, 2010

College World Series!!!

So, TCU did, in fact, make it to the CWS as we had hoped, and Rick even made the trip up to Omaha to see a few games. Braving a couple of all-night drives up and back with a buddy, they enjoyed seeing the Frogs play and took in some of the sights in Omaha. We're really proud of the Frogs and their great season. Next year we plan on making it a family trip! :-)

Check out Rick's story about the TCU-themed ice cream flavor in Omaha: http://www.magazine.tcu.edu/OnCampus/Article.aspx?articleId=143

Friday, June 18, 2010

9 Months Old!

Lucy is 9 months old and going strong.

Stats:

Height: 27 1/2 inches (50th percentile)
Weight: 16 lbs. 5 oz. (11th percentile!!!!)
Head: 44 cm (52nd percentile)


Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Road to Omaha (We Hope)

We bought Standing Room Only tickets to one of the games last weekend in the TCU Regional Baseball Tournament. We sat on the hill in right field with the kids and had a good time. Rick will attend one of the Super Regional games down in Austin tomorrow, and if the Frogs win (since they won already today), it will be on to the College World Series in Omaha. GO FROGS!

Clapping

Lucy seems to be going gangbusters with some of these milestone developments lately. Just as I was wondering when she might start clapping, she did! I was so glad to capture this at the park one day after school.

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8 Months Old

As you can tell by the collage of pictures below, we might not be able to keep taking these size-comparison photos every month. Lucy just won't sit still! I was afraid she was going to leap off the chair. :-)

Let's Celebrate!

At the end of May we headed down to San Antonio to celebrate a couple of different events. First, Rick's cousin, Jill, was graduating from Medical School. We're so proud of this major accomplishment and we were excited to share in her celebration. Also, Buff and Joan celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary, so we teamed up with Brad and Nicole to throw them a luncheon party in their honor. It was great to see everyone. For most if was the first time to meet Lucy, so that was special too. Buff and Joan treated us to some really nice accommodations at the Hyatt Hill Country and the cousins had a BLAST playing in the pool and multiple hotel rooms. Enjoy the slideshow below!

On the Move

Lucy, in an effort to keep up with big brother, I'm certain, is now on the move. She has created her own special sort of creep/crawl that looks a lot like the centipede or worm from 80s dance moves. She uses her toes to push her forward. She gets on her hands and knees, but so far hasn't done too much crawling that way. In honor of this major milestone, a video montage:

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Tubes

So, Lucy has inherited the bad ear anatomy from my side of the family, just like Ethan. After her first ear infection took 3 antibiotics and a month to get rid of and her second one still wasn't gone after shots of a high-powered antibiotic, it was time to see the ENT. Since Lucy slept so great early on and hadn't seen a full night's sleep since her first ear infection, I was pretty much ready to get the surgery scheduled ASAP!!!

The ENT agreed that she needed the tubes, so away we went. I accompanied Lucy to the hospital on my own since we had to be there so early and they frown on siblings tagging along. Lucy did great. She came out of the anesthesia quickly and was ready to go home. Her ears drained for several days (she had a new infection by the time of the surgery) and she had a hard time getting used to not having that pressure when she laid down, but has not adjusted.

Here's a picture of her in her hospital gown in the playroom at the Children's Hospital, waiting for her turn.