Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Addendum and correction

Johnny wanted me to make sure and let everybody know that when I said on this post that he and Jackson were watching golf, they were, in fact, watching Norm build something.

And, I forgot to include Jackson's stats on the last post. Basically, he weighs about 18 pounds (41st percentile!!) and is 27.5 inches long (71st percentile!). So, our big boy isn't so big anymore! It's all that moving that he does; it's causing him to trim down. Hmmm, if he's slimming down that much, just wait till he's crawling and walking...he'll waste away to nothing!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

7 months old!

Jackson is seven months old today! It's hard to believe our little boy is growing up so quickly! He is such a funny kid...he still loves to smile, laugh, coo, and babble to anyone who will pay attention.

Here's his latest smiley face. It's almost like his face can hardly handle the bigness of his smile!He still loves spending time in his Exersaucer and jumping and bouncing. In fact, he has really gotten into jumping lately, and will hardly sit still! He bounces and wiggles to get down and won't sit still for a minute. That is, unless he's outside. He will calm down then.

Here are some things he can do now:

-Jackson now sits up on his own stably. He still pitches backwards (or sidewards, or frontwards) occasionally, but in general he can sit on the floor and play by himself.
-He is paying more and more attention to Kathryn. He will smile at her whenever he sees her, and laughs when she plays with him.
-He loves to give big, slobbery, open mouth kisses. He will grab your face with both hands and come at you with the biggest open mouth he can!
-He still has no teeth, but will chew on everything.
-He loves to eat solids. His favorite is avocado. Also in his food repetoire is bananas, pears, bananas, sweet potatoes, and squash. He hasn't had a new food in a while because he's been feeling bad, but next up is carrots.
-He eats Cheerios too, but isn't sure if he likes them. He makes a really funny face and sometimes gags a little. However, he likes the challenge of picking them up and putting them in his mouth, as well as throwing them all over the floor!
-He is nursing 4-5 times a day, about every 4 hours. Sometimes he'll go longer, sometimes shorter, but in general it's every 4 hours.
-He still doesn't have a super consistent schedule during the day. It depends on when he wakes up for the day. Sometimes he wakes up around 6:00 or 6:30 in the morning, other times he sleeps until 7:30. So, he'll take at least one if not two (sometimes even a third shorter) naps in the morning. Then, he takes one afternoon nap, and then another catnap in the early evening. He's really good about putting himself to sleep. I'll lay him down in his crib with his paci and bear lovey, and he rolls over, hugs on his lovey, and goes to sleep. Sometimes he'll roll over and play with his lovey for a while before settling down. He goes down to bed around 7:30 at night.
-A couple of weeks ago (over Spring Break) I stopped the 10:00 dream feed at night, and he's done well without that.
-His new favorite thing is peek-a-boo.
-He isn't crawling yet, but I have caught him on his hands and knees for a quick second. He scoots around the floor, too, and will scoot backwards quite a ways on the wood floor.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A little fun: "Cristen likes to..."

So I got this idea from my friend Jenny's blog, and was curious, so decided to give it a try. The rules are you go to Google and type, in quotations "_______ likes to" (filling in the blank with your first name). Then list the first ten responses. The trick with my name is the fact that it's spelled so differently. But, here are the first several things that came up. Enjoy!

"But Cristen likes to say if you want to hear God laugh, tell him your plans. "

"Cristen likes to change her hair color frequently, so she had leftover brown highlights before the makeover."

"Cristen likes to wear next to nothing in the summer. Only one of her many endearing qualities."

"I know Cristen likes to run long, we can probably recruit her... and some others."

"We can swim pretty much anytime and Cristen likes to play street hockey and interacts in mathematical jailed sports."

Monday, April 20, 2009

Kite Festival

Kathryn and I had so much fun this weekend going to the Blue Ridge Kite Festival on Saturday. We were all going to go as a family, but Jackson wasn't feeling well, so Johnny stayed home with him while Kathryn and I had a fun mommy/daughter date. Here's Kathryn looking like big stuff!
They had free kites for kids. They even got to decorate their own kites. Kathryn chose a purple kite, and liked putting stickers on it and coloring it!

Then we tied balloons on it to help it fly, and she carried it around proudly all day!
We weren't able to get it very high, but she didn't care!
Kathryn and mommy. She looks like she's making a tough face, but I think she actually had a mouth full of hotdog!
We had a special lunch of hot dogs and Cheetos (her first time trying them!). She ate the entire hot dog all by herself!
Then we got ice cream to share!
All the kites flying in the air.

When we got home, we found Daddy and Jackson like this. Daddy was enjoying watching golf with his boy. Jackson got a little tired!It was such a neat time to spend just with my girl. I've been wanting to take her on a special date for a long time now, and I'm so glad it worked out that we could do it. Of course, I was sad Jackson was sick and we couldn't all go as a family, but it all worked out!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Kathryn's hair

I've had lots of fun lately doing Kathryn's hair in fun ways. I don't have pictures of her in two regular pigtails, but here are some others. I'm still learning how to do her hair, so hopefully they'll get better as we learn together (i.e., as she learns to sit still!). Enjoy pictures of our cute girl!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Welcome Aubrey Lillian Sink!!

We're so excited to introduce sweet Aubrey Lillian Sink! She was born on Monday, April 6th, weighing 9lbs 9oz and was 21.25 inches long! We Sinks like our babies BIG! :) She is so sweet, and has a head full of dark brown wavy hair! Visit Randy and Lindsay's blog for more pictures and to leave a comment.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Neat connection they have...

First of all, the response to my last post was overwhelming! Wow, who knew you people actually cared about other stuff besides just pictures of the kids. I really do think about a lot of things, so maybe I'll start posting about some of them!

Second, I hear the sweetest sound over the baby monitor right now. Jackson woke up from his nap as Kathryn and I were downstairs eating a snack and checking blogs. She went running up there, and he's now stopped crying. I hear her talking to him (who knows what she's saying though?), and he's cooed back a couple of times. Ok, he just now cried out again, but now she's talking again and he stopped. Wow, so neat. I guess I better go up there and actually check out what she's doing! (Ok, now she's calling to me from the top of the stairs...again, who knows what she's saying??)