Thursday, August 20, 2009

5 months old

Mara is now 5 months old...we can't believe how fast time has gone by! She's recently learned how to roll from her back to her tummy & back again onto her tummy-pretty exciting for us first-time parents:)
We're trying out rice far she hasn't been too impressed. We get more on our face & clothes than in our tummy! I think it's more of a change of texture for her to get used to.

Mara usually sleeps on her side with an arm over her head and the blanket between her legs...which is pretty much exactly how mommy likes to sleep as well:) It's amazing how those little traits come out & you notice little quirks about yourself.
We had a check-up with Mara's orthopedic specialist a few weeks ago. She's been out of her harness completely now, and does not even need to wear the step-down brace at night. All reports were "normal" and we have another check-up with xrays in 3 months. Her legs have strengthened faster than we expected & she's acting like a typical 5 month old. Praise the Lord for answering our prayers! Thank you to everyone for your support, prayers, and encouragement while Mara was in her brace! We're so thankful she's developing into a beautiful little girl.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

~Twins Weekend Getaway~

This past weekend Justin & I went on a weekend getaway to Minneapolis with some friends of ours, Jade & Megan VanderHaar. Megan & I gave this to the boys for their first Father's Day gifts. We went to 2 Twins games vs. the Cleveland Indians...but unfortunately they lost both of them. It was our first overnight without Mara...but it went really well & we had a LOT of fun!!

On Saturday, we sat in "Home Run Court" out in left field. We didn't catch any home-runs, but SOME of us got on the Jumbo-Tron while singing Bon Jovi "Living on a Prayer" while playing air guitar!:)

We had such a fun weekend--it was nice to get away & relax without the kiddos for once! Thanks to Grandma Van Dyke for babysitting Mara (& Kya) so we could enjoy some time together!:)