Six month old Maisy

Maisy taking her first ride in a wagon

Maisy had her 6 month doctor appointment at the beginning of December.  She got all her 6 months shots including her first dose of her flu shot.  We are trying to stay as healthy as we can!  She now weighs 15 pounds 6 ounces and she is 2 feet and 1.75 inches tall.

Maisy has lots of new tricks!  She can roll over both ways, grab toys and move them from one hand to the other, she can grab anything and everything within reach and shove them with confidence into her mouth.  She is eating like a pro now and the variety of foods she is eating just keeps growing.  So far there is nothing that she refuses to eat.  Pears are definitely her favorite.

Maisy is close to sitting, she just has to get that whole balance thing down.  There is no stopping her though when Maisy is on the ground!  She scoots all over, forward and backward.  She gets up on her knees and rocks back and forth.  It’s just a matter of time before she’s off and crawling.  Maisy has a bunch of sounds she likes to practice vocalizing.  La-la-la-la seems to be her favorite sound at the moment.

On Dec. 11 we flew down to LA for the first part of the Christmas celebration.  We all had a great time seeing many family and friends and staying at Mom and Charlie’s.

Auntie and Maisy

Kim, Rigo and Elijah were able to spend a couple of days and a night with us there too for a fun sleep over.  Elijah is a constant source of hilarious entertainment!

Cousin Elijah and Maisy playing in the “extra-saucer”

We were so thankful and lucky to get to visit with Perla and James at Perla’s for lunch, it was delicious!  We had a great time on Sunday with the whole family at a large family photo shoot and our family Christmas celebration.  It took months to plan to get everyone the day off and to try to figure out what to wear, but the pictures came back and they look wonderful and it was all worth it.

Maisy opening her first Christmas presents

On Monday we had the chance to go visit with Auntie Pam, Uncle Bob and Cousin Sarah.  It was so good to catch up and have a visit.  Then on Tuesday we got to go out to lunch with Aunt Diane and Jim.  It’s always a pleasure to see them!  Maisy was a trooper through all of our outings.  Unfortunately upon our return home, we all came down with colds and we think Maisy is cutting her 2 bottom teeth, so she has been especially touchy.  Poor baby!

Next Tuesday we head back east for the Christmas holiday to Todd’s hometown.  We can’t wait to see everyone and have a white Christmas!  We have 3 connecting flights out there- we are just hoping the weather cooperates and we don’t get stuck anywhere in airports along the way!  We also are hoping that we are all nice and healthy by then.

Much love to all- we hope your holiday season is off to a great start!

Todd, Becky and Maisy