Besides cars, Andrew's other obsession is fans. Things that spin have always fascinated him. We had a brief period recently where Andrew was cautious around fans after one of Grandma's fans fell on him. But today he overcame that fear and now his love of fans has come back with a vengeance. I am not exaggerating when I say he played with this fan ALL DAY! He carried it from room to room, put the pinwheel in front of it, talked in it, turned it on and off, etc. When it came time to eat lunch, a snack, and dinner, we practically had to tear him away from that thing. What a funny kid! Needless to say, Ryan and I had a pretty relaxing Sunday :)
For those of you who don't know, our Sylvia Grace was named after my two Aunts on my Dad's side. My Aunt Sylvia passed away a few years ago, but my Aunt Grace is still living. Both were/are wonderful women of God and I had always hoped that God would give me a daughter so I could name her after these wonderful women. Today Sylvia Grace got to meet one of her namesakes, my Aunt Grace. It was a special moment that brought tears to my eyes.
The day after Thanksgiving is for picking out the perfect Christmas tree, right? So that's what we did. We went out to a tree farm in Rockford and had Andrew help us pick out the perfect tree. It was quite chilly outside so it was a quick trip, but we still had fun, as you can see from Andrew's big smile.
Sylvia Grace is now 6 months old. Hard to believe, right? She continues to move her way right up the stats chart. She now weighs 18 lbs 1 oz which is the 82%. She is 27 & 5/8 inches which puts her at the 97% for her age. Believe it or not, she both weighs more and is taller than Andrew was at that age. It appears Ryan and I produced yet another big dutch baby :)
Ok, so I feel like a broken record when I tell people how much my son likes cars. One of his favorite matchbox cars, which he has now lost, was an Infinity car (he called it his 'finity' car). It just so happens that his Uncle Rob has an Infinity car, a convertible no less (though in his mind, all convertibles are called broken cars). So when we went to Texas last week he was all excited to ride in Uncle Rob's car. Thank you Uncle Rob for bringing our son a few minutes of sheer joy!
For Halloween this year Andrew was a dinosaur and Sylvia was a tiger. It was a typical Michigan Halloween with the weather being cold and rainy but we made the most of it anyway. Just telling Andrew there was candy involved was all he needed to hear :)