Pumpkin Patch 2012

I love fall--and the pumpkin patch is no exception! I look forward to it every year and it's so much more fun experiencing it through Avery. 

1 week shy of 2 years old

Our church even has a petting zoo on family Saturdays!

Avery loved holding the bunny rabbit

I love these precious little punkins! :)  

Kinsley- 1 day shy of 4 months 

Avery loved feeding the animals.... again!


Kinsley: 4 months

Kinsley is 4 months old already and I am so sad that her life is flashing before my eyes so quickly! Really though, time is flying by. We are loving our little family of four and have enjoyed getting to know Kinsley over these last few months. She is such a sweet baby girl and has a smile that can brighten anyone's day. I can already tell a difference between our girls' personalities and I love that they are so uniquely different. Kinsley Rae is quite needy and dependent and I'm thinking she will be quite the cuddler one day. :) She knows the second we walk out of a room and will immediately begin to cry.   She desires a lot more attention than her big sister did and we are learning how to balance our time between both girls while giving them the love and nurture that they need and desire. Again, I'm in disbelief that our second child is already 4 months old.... we will be starting her on solids before I know it! 
I took her to the doctor for her 4 month check up this week and she was not a fan of the oral vaccine and of course screamed when they gave her the two shots in her legs. I was able to pick her up and console her after she was given the shots, but the second I had to lay her back down to dress her she began screaming again. This cry was so terribel sounding that the nurse came back into the room to make sure everything was okay.... the girl has a healthy set of lungs, that's for sure! 

weight: 12lbs 9.6oz (25-50%)
height: 23 3/4 in (25%)
head circ.: 15 1/2 (10%)

4 months:
-finally tolerates tummy time
-rolls from tummy to back 

-laughs -it's still very "breathy", but oh so adorable!
-wears size 1 diapers and 3 month clothing
-has the most beautiful blue eyes and eyelashes
-drools a TON
-still has hair! though she has a pretty bald spot on the back of her head that is expanding around each side of her head as well.....
-sleeps 12 hours each night
-takes 2 long naps and 1 cat nap during the day
-is not a hard core babywise baby--- I'm finding it nearly impossible to be home for most of her naptimes which means she rarely naps in her crib (Gasp!) We are on the go A LOT and I'm lucky if she gets one good nap in her crib a day. This also means that her naps are a bit more sporadic than I would like, but we seem to be on a decent schedule none the less. As long as she sleeps well at night I really can't complain too much about our daytime issues!
-still nursing! Kinsley is such a great eater and has had a great latch from the beginning. Right now she will nurse for about 10 minutes and sometimes will even take a bottle after nursing. She is a hungry little thing! 
-talks so much and I love it!
-sleeps in a sleep sack and will occasionally still be swaddled for naptime, but it's rare. 
-love bath time. I've found it's a great way to calm her down if she is fussy.
-if the TV is on, she will find a way to watch it.
-enjoys being on the changing table 
-is beginning to reach for her toys
-her fingers are constantly in her mouth-- she loves to suck on her index and middle fingers- both at the same time.
-plays with her paci and will pass it back and forth between her hands
-loves her bumbo seat
-is just starting to bear weight on her legs