Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Dillan is 9 Months Old

Today my littlest is 9 months old. We went in for his well baby checkup bright and early. We were pleasantly surprised to learn that there would be no immunizations today.

Length: 28 1/2" ~ 60%
Weight: 18lb 7oz ~ 18%
Head Circ: 44.4cm ~ 26%

He's a happy, healthy little guy... we didn't need to go to see a doc to learn that though. :)

Getting him to hold still for a picture or to be examined was virtually impossible. He doesn't have time for that, he's got lots of exploring to do!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Snow has Stuck

Yesterday we woke to snow on the ground that decided to stick with us until we went to bed last night.  Today it started snowing around 11:00am and did not stop all day.  I think I can officially say that we have entered my least favorite season... winter.  I don't enjoy being cold or driving in snow or ice.  Feeling trapped inside due to the extreme cold is less than ideal, especially with two rowdy little boys who need to run and play.  The more dark than light in the day is also a drag.

Due to this being our last winter in Alaska I'm going to TRY to focus on some of the good things about the winter season, such as;
  • I do think snow is beautiful
  • I love that with the cold weather comes fires in the wood-stove
  • Layered clothes
  • Fun jackets
  • Warm soups/stews and casseroles.  
  • Thanksgiving and Christmas come this time of year
  • Both of my boys have birthdays (December, January) 
I'm sure there are a few more good things about winter, but for now they elude me. :)