Monday, June 18, 2007

Happenings in the Wallace Household

I am really slacking at the blogging thing lately. I've had several work projects recently that have taken up all of my computer time. By computer time, I mean AK's naptimes. That's pretty much the allotted time I get each day to get my work done.

So anyway, we've been doing fine. Abby Kate is growing faster than ever. After almost eight months of breastfeeding, I decided to switch her to formula because I didn't think my supply was sufficient anymore. I've got mixed feelings about it because while it's more convenient when we're out just to give her a bottle, I get tired of mixing them up and cleaning them every three hours. Plus, formula is so gross. The smell of it makes me gag. I don't know how she drinks it! But I am enjoying not having to pump. I was happy to stow that monster away! So all is well with her diet. In addition to the formula, she eats baby food (of course) and has tried various table foods, such as mashed potatoes, broccoli, carrots, toast, crackers, Cheerios, and yesterday at Sam's she had a small bite of a sherbet sample they were handing out. (It was cotton candy flavored, and I don't think she liked it.)

Abby Kate has become slightly more mobile. Besides being able to roll around on the floor, she can now pull herself onto her knees... but that's as far as she goes. No crawling just yet. I'm certainly fine with it as I enjoy sitting her down and not having to chase after her. It won't be long - I'm thinking less than three weeks - before she's crawling all over the place. I can tell she knows what she wants to do, but can't quite figure out how to get her little knees going.

Up and ready to go!

As I've mentioned before, AK loves the pool. She not only likes to be in the pool, but also to watch the pool and all the people in it. I swear she could sit out there for hours! I had the opportunity to catch a photo of her slow-growing tresses while out in the sun. It's very short still, but judging by it's texture, I think she's going to take after her mommy and be a curly-headed girl. Hey, at least she gets something from me!

In other news, Saturday, June 16, was our 6th wedding anniversary. Love you, honey! Mike's parents were in town visiting that weekend, so they kindly watched Abby Kate for us. (Thanks, Lee and Ginger.) And of course we celebrated Mike's first Father's Day on the following Sunday. Since his back has been achy lately, AK and I got him a massage at a spa here in town.

Hanging out with Grandma and Grandpa Wallace.

Fun with Grandpa's hat. Turns out it wasn't fun for long...

Just before our anniversary date. Happy 6th Anniversary, Mike!

AK provides dining entertainment wherever we go.

Happy Daddy's Day!

Today (yes, a Sunday) Mike has his first flight in the jet. All this time here in MS, he's been training in the T-45 flight simulators. But today he puts all of his gear on (flight suit, G-suit, a big vest full of all kinds of things, oxygen mask, helmet, etc.) and gets to fly it for real! I see the jets fly overhead everyday here. They are SO fast! It's strange to know he'll be flying one of them today.

Here's Mike practicing putting all his gear on before leaving this morning.


Brandi said...

Casey, I can't believe how big and ADORABLE AK is getting! Those big blue eyes will break a few hearts, huh?!? I am glad to hear that you are doing well. We think about you guys all the time. Tell Mike we said good luck! :)

Marge and Brent said...

Thanks for the update Casey! I get a little worried when you haven't been on here for a while. But glad to see everything is ok, and I can't believe how big AK is getting. And I love all her faces and expressions she makes in pictures- very cute! The picture of her hair is too funny! You look great and tell Mike the Rider's say good luck and be careful flying around up there.

Lori said...

Happy belated anniversary. You guys still look young and in love! Haha.

I CANNOT belive AK is 8 months old. She is so adorable sitting up on her knees. Get ready mama because she is ready to go, go, go.

Mom said...

I think her hair really has grown. She looks so much bigger in just the few weeks since I saw her last. I hope she does end up with her mommy's hair.

Brandon & Carolyn Schroder said...

Abby Kate is so cute. I just wanna squeeze her cheaks! My goodness. Fly safe Mike (by the way- Brandon has some great stories for you iraq+jets+him calling in = good times)

The Adventures of Maverick & the Mrs. said...

Hi there! My name is Christina, and I am one of Ellen's friends (also a fellow A D Pi!) from Henderson. I feel like I know you through her, and I can definitely share the excitement of Meridian, as Patrick left there about this time last year. We are now stationed in Oak Harbor, Washington, as he is flying the Prowler. If there is ever anything I can do for y'all or any questions I can answer, I'd love to help out! Enjoy the Mississippi heat and have a great rest of the summer!

Anonymous said...

It is good to catch up on what you guys have been up to. Is AK always so happy, she is adorable! Take care
Carrie Taylor