Monday, January 28, 2013

9 Months

Ivy has officially been outside the womb as long she was inside!  Here are a few updates about Ivy.
  • She started crawling two days before Christmas, so just she was just a little under 8 months. She had been scooting and army crawling for quite a while before that, but that was the day she started crawling with correct form.
  • She pulls herself up on anything, even if it is just a few inches higher than the ground.  She loves to stand.  
  • She is a huge fan of jumping.
  •  She has recently learned how to clap and will often do it on command without someone showing her first.  Sometimes she will clap when I enter the room, which is the greatest self-esteem booster ever.  
  • She loves music and loves to dance to just about any song she hears.  She loves this video of Carol of the Bells.  We may have a cellist on our hands.  She loves when Abby and I sing to her and her favorite song is definitely "The Itsy Bitsty Spider."  She is so fascinated with the hand motions.
  • She and Abby are becoming better friends everyday.  It is so fun to watch.  No one can make her laugh the way Abby can.  Abby is a very good big sister.  She is Ivy's best cheerleader and is always looking out for her.
  • Ivy scrunches her eyes and nose when she smiles.  We love it.
We sure love her and hate that she is growing up so fast!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Christmas Highlights

We decided to stay at our home for Christmas this year.  We were able to spend snowy Christmas Eve with a lot of Landon's extended Pratt family and had a great time.  The girls were tremendously spoiled by their grandparents and aunts and uncles.  Abby got a new bed and Santa brought her a "little 'tomputer'" which was what she asked for.  Ivy started crawling two days before Christmas and enjoyed pulling presents off the stack.  We enjoyed the day staying home, opening presents and eating orange rolls, egg bake, chicken cordon bleu with au gratin potatoes and broccoli (which was Abby's favorite part).  Here are some pictures from Christmas day.