Friday, August 20, 2010

Sopha Bia is 6 months

Sophia is getting so big!  This is what she usually looks like...smiling and so happy.  She loves to play with this new toy because for about two weeks she has been sitting up.  She loves her big sister and is just a sweet little joy. We like to call her Sophia Bia around here.  And I actually seem to call her that a lot.  Do you think she might look a little like her Daddy?

She is famous for doing sit ups all ready.  It is the funniest thing ever.  If she doesn't want to lay on the ground, she just starts pulling herself up like a sit up.  She is going to have the strongest tummy muscles.

We just started food a week ago.  She has eaten carrots, butternut squash, bananas, and rice cereal.  She doesn't eat much yet, but I can tell she is liking it more and more.  Lilly would love to feed her, but Mom doesn't allow that!  I am also attempting to get this child to sleep through the night.  I will say Sophia is much more spoiled then Lilly when it comes to sleep.  I have let the girl cry it out, but to no avail she still doesn't sleep through the night.  Actually my breastfeeding book said that she may not, but this Mom is TIRED.  I mean I thought it was bad that Lilly didn't sleep through until 4 months.  That was wonderful!  Oh, well....what is one year of your life without a full 8 hours?  I have actually been able to breastfeed Sophia much longer then Lilly.  This is a very exciting thing for me.  Breastfeeding Lilly was the hardest thing in my life and to be honest a little disappointing that it didn't work well for me.  So, it has been a blessing for it to be going well now.

Well, we sure are enjoying our two girls.  I will post an update on Lilly soon.  Have a great weekend!

Hannah Beth Brown our Newest Cousin

We are very excited that Hannah Beth joined the BIG Roush Cousin Clan.  She is the 11th Cousin to be born since 2001.  She also is the 4th girl to be born in a row.  There are 6 girls and 5 boys.  Girls rule! 

Hannah Beth was 81bs 12oz.    Congrats Sara and Josh.  We hope life is going well with three!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Family Vacation and Summer Fun

Here are a couple of pic's from our Family Vacation in Dallas.  We had a really fun time swimming, shopping and going to the Dallas Aquarium.  Lilly liked the tiger and the Monkeys......Yes we were at the Aquarium not the Zoo, but they had lots of animals.  Sophia just liked hanging out.  They both were great travelers.

Lilly is holding her very favorite Baby Bunny in the picture above.  She loves him more then anything!  She attached on to him at the time of Sophia's birth and our move.  Rusty and I are constantly saying to each other  "Where is Baby Bunny?".

We recently went to the Woodward Elks Rodeo with Grams and Gramps and Nana and Granddad.  Lilly really liked it and talked about the cowboys and clowns afterward.  We also went to the Rodeo Parade the next morning with Aunt Devan and Matt.  It was hot, but everyone had fun. 

My Grandma Bennett came to visit us which was a special treat.  She doesn't leave Texas very often, so we were very excited to have her visit.  She enjoyed seeing the girls and some of Rusty's families farm land.  She lived most of her life on the farm, so it was fun for her to see what Rusty does her in Oklahoma.

Our Family has also been picking Sand Plums here near our home and making Sand Plum Jelly.  Growing up this was my very favorite jelly, but I didn't know how much work it took to make.  I really appreciate all the sweet people that took time to make it during my childhood.  It is fun to make and even more fun to eat!

We are excited to go and see the new addition to the Roush family this weekend.  Our Cousin Hannah Beth arrived on 8-9-10 and we can't wait to hold her.  We will post pictures soon of our new cousin.