Just a quick post with some pictures from the past week. We have been out and about enjoying the beautiful summer weather with the exception of some much needed rain on Wednesday. Since we couldn't be outside we headed to the YMCA for some swimming in their kiddie pool. Annabelle is getting to be a little fish, she put her head under water three times and every time came up with her eyes open and a big smile! We will be signing up for Fall swim lessons later this month.
The last pictures are Annabelle on a toy I just got her this week. It's a cute tummy mat with a ladybug in the center that she can lay on and spin around. It seems like this will help her with reaching and using her arms more. She's doing great overall with development, still a little behind but improving everyday. She's grabbing things and also holding & shaking rattles now. It's amazing how every little milestone we hit is a huge cause for celebration in our house. I was almost in tears when she started shaking the rattles or when she is laying in her pack and play and picks up a toy to play. This Thursday we are heading down to visit Brian's parents in Maryland. Hopefully she will do ok in the car for such a long ride. When we went to Erie she slept the entire time but that's only 2 1/2 hours and she was only 4 months old. I'm sure we will come back with some stories and tons of pictures! Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the summer.