Monday, November 26, 2007

Happy (1/2) Birthday Sydney Grace!

Today Sydney turns 6 months old! The last month has brought us first fruits, sitting up... and spitting up :), lots of laughter and rolling, and the resurgence of hair!
Sydney last November on our first ultrasound scan.

Sydney this November...yesterday morning before church in her chair, and today before we left for the mall.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Happy First Thanksgiving Sydney!

Sydney has been very busy celebrating her first Thanksgiving with her family over the past few days.

Showing off her new ability to sit up on her own, Sydney was ready to feast at the Thanksgiving lunch table...and all she got was a bottle :(
With her parents, grandparents, and great grandparents in front of the fireplace at Carter Caves State Park, where we had lunch on Thanksgiving Day.
Sydney with Mommy and Nanny
Thanksgiving was extra special this year for Granny and Papaw (and all of us too) with two new granddaughters, Sydney (almost 6 months) and Lilly (almost 2 1/2 months)!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Sitting, Simon & Sleeping

Here are a couple of pictures I snapped of Sydney sitting up this morning after her bath.
(Is she really that big now?)

Smiling for her Mommy.
In other news, Sydney and Simon have really been having fun going to the basketball games together over the past few weeks. Saturday was the Murray State game, and they were both happy we beat the Racers with no problem.

All the fun made Sydney very sleepy by the 2nd half, and it was time to curl up with Daddy for a nap.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Sydney's own "Anywhere Chair"

Sydney got her very own chair this week, and she has really being having fun spending time in it :) She had tested it out in the store a couple times, so it has not been a surprise to us that she likes it so much.

Sometimes she just likes to lounge (shown above).
And other times, she likes to give us the serious "This is a big deal, because I'm really sitting up on my own" look.
And still other times, she just likes to laugh at her Daddy and me. (Who could blame her?)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Sydney meets Santa

Over the weekend, Sydney got to meet Santa for the first time. Here's her reaction:
Not sure at first...checking him out with the "big eyes."
Her favorite part about Santa was his beard. (We had to pry her fingers out of there before she left Santa without a beard!)
Sydney wishes an early Merry Christmas to everyone!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Sydney in the Homecoming Parade!

Sydney was invited to be in yesterday's WKU Homecoming parade on campus. The annual parade celebrates Homecoming on the Hill with lots of floats, friends, and fun (and yesterday it also featured Sydney!). It was very exciting for the three of us, and my parents also got to come to see her participate!

Sydney before the parade started
Our place in the parade was before the floats, and right after the band, President, Big Red and the Grand Marshalls (Kenny Perry in the middle) of the car shown here!
Here she comes!

We got a bit ahead of the rest of the parade :), and stopped to get a quick picture!

After we were done, watching the rest of the floats in the parade with her Daddy.

This was a great event for our family to participate in, and I hope we'll be asked to do so in the years to come. It was so neat seeing so many friends, students, former students, etc. as we walked through campus on the parade route. It was also very special since Sydney's Nana and Grandpa got to see her first parade experience!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Sitting up on her own...getting closer!

Sydney has been trying to sit up on her own lately. She's getting closer and closer, as shown in the picture I got of her this morning.

Friday, November 2, 2007

First basketball game!

Last night was Sydney's first trip to Diddle to see our Hilltoppers take the basketball court. Our exhibition opponent last night was 4th ranked (NAIA, that is!) Campbellsville, who we had no problem beating by over 25 points. While we did enjoy the game, it was the most fun for us just being there with Sydney Grace, and watching her take it all in.

GO BIG RED! (At home before the game)

With Ben, and Simon's giving her the big eyes

I absolutely love this picture :)

Sitting with Jeff B, and giving us a smile!

With her special friend Hannah

We have been looking forward to taking Sydney to Diddle to watch the Tops since, well, actually since before we ever knew there was a Sydney. :) We look forward to many more games and seasons of going to Hilltopper games with her.

In other news, Sydney has really started to enjoy sucking on her toes.

We caught her in the act!

Her first time wearing sunglasses, and she liked them...seriously! They stayed on for all but the last couple minutes of our long walk tonight.

Happy weekend everyone!