Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving Weekend

We had a great Thanksgiving weekend with my family here in Missouri. It was so nice to not have to travel and to return the favor as being hostess. Usually it is Wade and I traveling and invading other's homes. We had wonderful weather all weekend and of course good food too. Mom and I got up at 5am to go to Walmart, and I have one word for that, CRAZY!! But it was worth it to get a new camera and TV. We were at Walmart and back before anyone even woke up. With a full house and three little ones the weekend went very quickly. Now on this monday morning it is quiet and lonely, I think Whitney is wondering where everyone went! A tired little Whitney after a day of shopping in Osage Beach!
































Whitney LOVED the swing!





Whitney had Christmas from Grandma and Grandpa Bissell, she was very spoiled this year, and Wade and I too! Thank you!!
Whitney's first doll. She likes to pull the hair and poke the eyes!











Iowa Trip Pictures











Oct 10, 2009




Wednesday, November 25, 2009

6 Month Update

Whitney will be 7 months on tuesday, but we finally had her 6 month appt. She is quite the little chicken and was terrified for every part of the exam. She even peed all over when we took her diaper off. On to the fun stuff... she weighs 17.5 lbs and measured at 27.5 in. I remeasured her at home and got 26.5 inches, which sounds more accurate. My poor baby got five shots yesterday, three were her six month shots and then I went ahead and got her seasonal and H1n1 flu shots. May as well shoot her up all at once and be done with it. She has been fine since the appt and has now been sleeping for 10hrs. I set her down in front of her jumper and she immediately grabbed it to pull up to standing. It's so cute when she looks at you like, hey mom, look what I did! (that's not the look in the picture, I couldn't capture the big smile)

Monday, November 16, 2009

So Big.. Part 2

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I put Whitney in her crib while I was putting away some stuff in her room so she would be "safe". Yikes!! She has been a very big girl today!!

So Big!!

Still working on the crawling, ..... still going backwards!
Eating some Ritz crackers. She likes to eat like a big girl. I'm not so sure I'm ready for the finger food stage! What a mess!

Whitney can stand and play with her toys if she doesn't get too excited and try to start moving around. Amazing how quickly they grow and learn at this stage!


Me with Callie and Whitney. We lovingly called Whitney "monster baby" while we were up at my sister's because Whitney is so big compared to Callie. I can't believe Whitney used to be smaller than Callie, how quickly you forget how small they were! Wade took the camera hunting, so this is all I got for now of pics of our visit.



Friday, November 13, 2009

To Iowa and Back

Wade went up to Iowa for his annual deer hunting and was kind enough to go out of his way to drop us off in Davenport so I could stay at my sisters. We started the trip on Oct 31 at 3:30am. It was nice that Whitney slept most of the way up and while she was awake I kept her entertained with her Baby Einstein dvds. I was impressed with her traveling. We came back home on Nov 11, leaving at 6:30pm so Whitney could sleep. The trip home went well and we only had to stop once for gas. I think we will do all of our driving at night, it seems to work the best for longer trips.

Wade did some hunting at our land and then up in the Winterset area with his brother. He got two deer and unfortunately two big bucks were shot but never found. Wade feels pretty bad about that. Whitney and I hung out with my sister, her husband and two daughters. Whitney enjoyed watching her engergetic cousin and even took baths with her. Whitney got her second tooth in while we were there, thank goodness! That one was taking FOREVER! She continues to push herself backward, we almost lost her under the furniture one night! She is up on her hands and knees rocking, but no forward motion yet. She has also learned how to have a "conversation". It's pretty funny, she makes a noise, waits for you to respond, and so on. I enjoyed hanging out with my sister. She got me hooked on the Twilight books, I read Twilight while I was there I have about 40 pages left of New Moon.

It was a great trip and as much as we enjoyed it, it is nice to be home. It's hard to get a good nights sleep with three little ones waking up during the night! I am literally stuck at home now trying to do laundry and unpack, Wade's transmission went out on his truck yesterday.

Pictures to come, not sure where the camera is right now.