Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Everyday fun

Madelyn loves to play in her new pool in the back yard. Wylee would also love to play in it but is not allowed. Madelyn was nice enough to share a drink of water with Wylee. But then the fun began and Madelyn tried to soak Wylee.
Wylee is very good with the kids. Both kids love to love on her.
Xavier actually started out sitting against Wylee and petting her.
Mommy and Daddy had a battle on when to start solids (rice cereal). Mommy wanted to wait another month so that Xavier would be 6 months, but Daddy wanted to start July 6 (at 5 months). After noticing how bad he stared at food and reached for it, Mommy admitted defeat and started Monday, July 6th. So far he's not real sure of it. You would almost think we're trying to torture him by the faces he makes. So until he gets more accustomed to it, we just give him rice cereal once a day. Once he masters that we'll move up to tastier things like sweet potatoes. Mommy is a little afraid that he's going to be one of those babies that wants "real" food, not baby food.
Now that Xavier eats cereal, Madelyn's baby Pinky also eats rice cereal. It sure is cute how she imitates us. Pinky has to be swaddled every night for bed (even though Xavier now sleeps unswaddled).
Xavier started rolling over from back to tummy on July 1st. It was just the thing he needed because now he sleeps through the night (most nights that is). He goes to bed between 7:30 and 8:00, usually wakes up shortly after 6, eats a little bit, and goes back to sleep until about 8. Life is good!
Mommy bought a really neat Exersaucer ad both kids love to play with it. If we put Xavier in his Jumperoo, we can't face him towards the exersaucer or he tries to jump to it to get the toys on it.