Tuesday, January 02, 2007

What a big girl!

At Vanessa's appointment today, she was 25 inches long, and weighed 15 pounds, 15 ounces. She's big for her age, coming in at 75% percentile in height, and 95% in weight. We also think she's getting pretty smart -- she's started to bat at and grab all her new Christmas toys!

Just before New Year's, we were really excited to get a visit from my Aunt Teri and Uncle Bob, and cousins Brett and Danielle. I've hardly had a chance to get to know Brett and Danielle before. It turns out that they're much fun and quite talented at all kinds of things (Brett especially at math, and Danielle especially at singing and acting).

Vanessa stayed up nearly until midnight on New Year's. We went to a casino night at coworker Scott's place. Vanessa had lots of admirers, and was held by many. She was good luck at the craps table -- James came in second place in the evening's winnings. Hopefully she didn't enjoy all the gambling too much.

We're also excited to have seen Vanessa's uncles Zak and Terry, Aunt Heather, and Grandma Satterlee yesterday. Zak and my mom visited my brother Jake and his family in Texas over the holidays, and I loved hearing all the stories about my nieces Katelyn, Jadyn, and Bryn.

Vanessa gets to meet her second cousins and her Great Aunt Teri.

Uncle Bob came straight from work, so he's still in his pilot's uniform as he gives Vanessa a big hug.
Vanessa looks cozy with the lovely and stylish Danielle.
Vanessa and Daddy just chillin'
Vanessa loves exercising on mommy's tummy. (Only four months ago, that preposition used to be 'in.')
Vanessa can support herself to sit up with the help of her Boppy pillow.
Daddy reads Vanessa a story. "Where is my cat?"
Grandma helps Vanessa play a tune. Vanessa hasn't had lessons yet, so her fingering is a little off.

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