Her cup holder! This was last week so her bumper is off because she hurled on it!
We bought Mallory a new exersaucer because we borrowed Kathryn Mizell's for Alyssa and since Gavin is almost 4 months old he will be needing it soon. Mallory & Alyssa both love it. Alyssa walks around it playing with all of the toys while Mallory plays in it.
We are all finally well. It managed to go through all of us last week. Trey & Alyssa had it all week while Mallory & I got it over the weekend. Saturday is our 6 year anniversary so we are sneaking away to Dallas for the weekend. This will be our first time away from the kids! I am sure the grandparents can handle them!
We had a busy Father's Day. Trey's grandmother died on Thursday. We were all sad but also relieved. She has been sick for a while so it is comforting to know she is now rejoicing with the angels in no pain! We were in Carthage Friday and Saturday for that. The girls and I made Trey some pictures with the girls hand prints (NOT EASY) and reasons why they loved their Daddy. It also had a picture of them with him in it. He really liked it!
We had a horrible night last night. Alyssa was vomiting ALL night! There is this illness going around where you start out with cold like symptoms then it turns into vomiting and diarrhea. I am not sure if she has that or if it is a side effect of some antibiotics she is taking for an ear infection unfortunately Trey is feeling bad now. So far so good today but last night was not fun! Trey felt so bad last night he slept on the couch! I am praying it skips over me and Mallory!
We had Mallory's 4 month check up last week. Everything is going great! She is so small though - in the 10th percentile in weight! She is eating and gaining weight she is just small. We will start her on rice cereal this week. We will see how that goes!!!!
I love the bumbo chair! For those of you with newborns or are about to have a newborn I highly recommend the bumbo chair. They can start sitting in it at about 4 months and it really helps them learn how to sit up. I can bring her all over the house with me and sit her in the chair and still get things done. As you can see here she is sitting on my kitchen counter while I am fixing Alyssa's lunch. Don't worry - it is very sturdy and I had it pushed way back to where she couldn't fall off. I put her on the desk when I am working and on the bathroom counter while I am getting ready. So far she hasn't been able to get out of it and she is VERY wiggly!!!! Don't get me wrong she will not sit in it for a long period at a time but the 15-20 minutes she will really helps me get things done. You can get them anywhere. I think Wal-mart even has them now.
We had a wonderful time at the wedding. The girls did great traveling. They both slept most of the plane ride. We stayed so busy during the day that they both slept without a problem at night. I was worried because we were all in the same room. The girls slept in pack in plays side by side but it didn't bother them! We had sitters for part of the weekend so Trey & I got to enjoy the rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony and reception (part of it) without worrying about screaming kids! I think the best part of the weekend was all of the good food we ate! Not only was it good but it was all free!!!! This is a picture of the whole Smith family minus Trey's Grandparents. They just weren't able to make the trip. Alyssa loves her Uncie. Bryan adores her too. We are so lucky to have him come and live with us for the summer. The girls and I are really going to enjoy having him around! Trey will have a golfing buddy for the weekends! Alyssa had a weekend of many firsts. She flew for the first time, staying in a hotel, went swimming and danced! She was worn out by Sunday! Mallory is now 4 months old!!! I can't believe it. Time is really flying by. This was her first time in the bumbo chair. She sits up really well! We also put her in the exersaucer for the first time. She liked it for a little while but would much rather be held!