Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Pumpkin Decorating!

Grant went to his friend Brady's house to decorate pumpkins.  Mommy was too scared of the paint to go that route, but he had a really good time with the stickers.  Brady's mom Kerri put on a nice spread of yummy treats for all the parents, and about 6 boys got to decorate pumpkins and play in the backyard for a couple of hours.  Grant was far more interested in Brady's cozy coupe than he was in decorating pumpkins, as I'm sure anyone who knows him can imagine!




And now this handsome little guy is hanging out on our front porch.  Because we're all "fally" like that.


And Ryan hung out in the air conditioning with Avery, while I ate all the things in Kerri's house.  Ha.


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Harvest Festival

On Saturday, we took Grant over to the little Harvest Festival that the corner market puts on every year.  They have a ton of pumpkins and activities for the kids, like face-painting, pumpkin decorating, and a hay maze.

Here's Grant running to pick out his pumpkin...



Unfortunately, it was HOT and MUGGY and we got there about an hour before the fun stuff began, so Grant only got to do the hay maze.  He was scared at first, and wanted me to go with him, which was tough because they created tunnels that were really short for my tall frame!  But after I did it once, he did it about a hundred times by himself and thought it was great.





I made it!



Standing in front of the big spider again.  Remember this spider from just a couple of years ago?


And how did Ryan enjoy the Harvest Festival?  In typical Ryan fashion.


Grant picked out a pumpkin to take to a friend's house later that afternoon for a pumpkin-decorating party.  Those pictures will come tomorrow!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

4 months old!

Ryan reached the 4-month mark on Saturday.  And all's well in the Harris household.

Here are Ryan's stats from his 4-month checkup on Monday of last week:

15lb 10oz (60th percentile)
26.25" long (94th percentile)
17" head size (93rd percentile)

For a comparison, here is a link to Grant's 4-month stats.  He's a bit smaller than Grant, but longer. Maybe he'll be even taller than big brother?  That would be fantastic, because it's already so much fun trying to find clothes that fit Grant's long legs and tiny waist.

Ryan got 3 shots and a liquid medicine.  It's crazy how many vaccines these babies get at each appointment.  The 3 shots were even combo shots.  He got a DTap, Hib, Pneumococcal, Rotavirus, HepB, and Polio vaccine!  Crazy, right?  But we're thankful that not only is science advanced enough to protect our kids from all these deadly diseases, but that we're able to access this medical care so readily.

What's Ryan doing these days?  He smiles - a lot.  He's way more smiley than I remember Grant at this age. He sometimes gives tiny giggles, and I've discovered his feet are ticklish.  He sleeps through the night pretty regularly from about 9:30 to about 7:30 or 8:00.  Not too shabby.  Poor kid still doesn't have his own room though.  Second babies - they're so neglected.  Ha. He drinks about 30-36 ounces of milk per day.  The one thing that is markedly different from Grant is that he doesn't spit up as much.  I remember Grant spitting up ALL THE TIME.  I would walk down the hall with Grant and here it hit the wood floors over my shoulder.  And it went on for the whole first year of his life!  Ryan, not so much.  He'll spit up, but it's usually a tiny amount and all done, if he spits up at all.  We'll take it!

Diaper shots! (Can I just say that I hate camera flash?)  But look at those legs!  Nom nom nom.


Stop wiggling!!



Green eyes?  Brown eyes?  The verdict isn't in yet, but we're sure they won't be blue like big brother's.


And for comparison, here's Grant at 4 months!  Grant was so. much. chunkier!



See all monthly diaper shots here!



Saturday, October 5, 2013

Happy 4 months!

This little guy is 1/3 of a year old! Time flies!  Diaper shots coming soon...