24 May 2010

eight months

EIGHT months together! Can you believe it?

Height: 115.5 cm, 45.5" (That's 5.5 cm growth)
Weight: 19.6 kg, 43 lbs. (That's a gain of 2.3 kg/5 lbs.)


We happened to be at Peterhoff, taking advantage of the last unseasonably warm day, yesterday. (Cold weather was accurately predicted to start the following day.)

We rode the boat there, which was much-anticipated.

Lexi behaved in a very Lexish fashion. She was SO excited to play in the fountains that she rushed through our picnic (also much-anticipated) (Having seen Kipper picnic on a blanket, she was not impressed with the Russian picnic-on-a-bench version.), ate cookies on the hoof (cookies were a big hit),

and was ready to get off the train as soon as we got on (Remind me never to bother with little trains again. Although not the drunk-driver, have-to-wait-20-minutes-at-the-top Vienna-zoo experience, this one drove us through hedges. We need to stick to proper trains and leave the little sight-seeing ones alone.).
When we got to the play fountains, she stripped off to her swimsuit
(Yes, she was the only one there in a swimsuit. And, yes, everyone thought she was "so beautiful".) and didn't want to go in.

Lexi needs to watch. For a long time.

But, eventually, she worked herself up to playing off to the side where the sprinkler wasn't working. She was happy in her little puddle of sunshine while the other children raced through the sprinklers.

I'm happy with my little puddle of sunshine, too. ;>
Afterward we had hotdogs, ice cream, and another boat ride home.

It was a nice day.

Happy eight months, baby girl!

22 comments:

Jane and Jim said...

Very Sweet!
Enjoy the warm weather!

Barb said...

SO. CUTE. The swimsuit looks fab, btw;->

and see if you like this "do" for short-er hair:
http://www.princesshairstyles.com/2010/05/ribbon-lacing-for-short-hair.html

Sun With Passing Showers said...

Happy 8 month anniversary to you guys! We went to Peterhof with our brand new daughter last June and your pictures brought back good memories. Can't believe we'll be celebrating one year home with her in just a few weeks. We just celebrated four years home with our boy. It goes so fast!

Lindsay said...

laughing out loud at your train mishaps. small trains are clearly over-rated!

love Lexi's hair do - Hannah does too, and reminded me that I can't braid like you can!

Conethia and Jim Bob said...

Awesome pics!! She is a beauty!!

Lea said...

Wow, 8 months already! How can that be! Time sure flies. She is such a joy-filled little girl. Adorable.

Amy...who wanted 4. said...

How is it she is getting prettier and prettier every time you post?
Lexi smiles with her whole face!!
Sounds like ya'll had a great time.
Happy 8 month!!

The Sanity Inspector said...

She's a cutie-pie, looks like a little Brook Shields.

Lauri said...

Happy eight months home... she is so full of life


love all the pics

Annie said...

That looks like a wonderful day. I love her hair! French braids are the best!

Matt and Carla Morgan said...

:) Big smile!

Tina in CT said...

A great way to celebrate your 8 months!

nicole said...

she could be a russian model shes so beautiful and happy..i love her hair too cute..your doing great mama!!! huggs from canada..

Rachael said...
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Rachael said...

I love the hairdo too! And the happiness that radiates from her face is contagious.

"Lexish". Love it. And, it's very Kateish (or is it Katish?) of you to say. ;)

Funny how time flies now that you have her...

beckyww said...

Love the sunglasses shot! "May I have your autograph?!" xoxo

The Holmes Crew said...

Lexi is so darned adorable! Sounds like an awesome adventure - despite the blanketless picnic of course!

Tammy said...

Awwww...what a fantastic day you guys had together! her hair is so cute! I love it!

Dawn said...

Cute pigtails!

Jackie said...

I cannot believe it's been 8 months! She looks lovely and what a cute bathing suit. Congrats to you both, Kate :)

Jenni said...

What a great way to celebrate 8 months! She seems to just radiate happiness. :) "puddle of Sunshine" is an apt description.

As for your weather, I do believe it is warmer in Russia right now that it is in Northern California. *pout*

McMary said...

She is so gorgeous. I just love those days of just the two of us and your day sounds wonderful.
Congratulatios.