Friday, February 27, 2009

9-month doc visit

Larkin turned 9 months old today! Alas, my baby is growing up (oh, but what fun it is)! We had a good doctor's visit today and as you can see from her chart, she's "not missing any meals" as her Grandpa Bud likes to say! Larkin weighed in at exactly 20 lbs. She's what I endearingly call my "Chunk-A-Lunk". That kind of has a nice ring to it, no?

Well, my Chunk-A-Lunk got a good report card and a clean bill of health from the doctor this morning, only to come home and start running a low-grade fever only hours later. Hmmm...something is not quite right with that! Larkin has what we generally call "the daycare crud". Nothing major, just good 'ole immune building bacteria and viruses. Well, I apparently caught this crud too, because today I started losing my voice. Yuck.

Anyway, back to Larkin's appointment... she's growing just great and the doctor even predicted that she might be tall when she's grown...he's predicting somewhere between 5'6"-5'8". Wow! He also thinks that she might end up left-handed because her right crown seems like it might be becoming more dominant (which means she'll likely part her hair on the right side of her head). 80% of the time, a right part means left-handedness... well, Larkin's Grandpa Hittle and Great Aunt Mara are both left-handed, but I'm one of the 20% who have a right part and am, I guess we'll just have to wait and see!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Brian was really excited to have 3 Valentines this year... me, Sera and now Larkin too! Larkin looked as cute as Cupid in her festive "Love You" pants (check out the feet on her pants in the first pic) and she had a blast making her Daddy his Valentine's card (see the other two pics). The paint got all over, but she had so much fun krinkling the paper and playing with the paint that it made it even more precious. And, thanks to washable crayola gel paints, cleaning it up was a cinch. Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sippy Cup and Magic Wand

We're starting to introduce Larkin to sippy cups and she's all game as long as its got warm formula in it! She still needs help holding it up to her mouth while tipping her head back, but she loves to play with it on her own. Here's a pic of her flipping it around this way and that.

Another thing that she loves to flip around is her "magic wand". Who knew how much fun a kid could have with a honey comb?! Our fairy princess most certainly has us under a spell!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Super Bowl XLIII

Grandma and Grandpa Hittle came over to watch the Super Bowl with us. It was a beautiful day so we enjoyed a great family walk and then settled in to watch the exciting game. While the rest of them rooted for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Larkin and I cheered on the Arizona Cardinals. It came down to the last minutes, but the Steelers just eeked out the win 27-23. Good game! Here are a couple of cute pictures of Larkin and her beloved grandparents that night. Doesn't she look so cute in Grandpa's cap?!