The other day, a surprise package was waiting for Mairead when we got home from school. Grandma and Grandpa had sent a Halloween gift from New York! There were a few adorable outfits, but Mairead was much more interested in the pretty card and the stuffed cat!
"Cat" is one of her favorite words to say, and lately we have been trying to teach her animal sounds, so she is practicing saying 'meow.' It's pretty funny- her voice gets very high pitched and she tries to imitate the cat. My favorite, though, is that we told her that a fish says, "Blub, blub, blub." When she says it back to us it is impossibly cute!
Anyway, you can see how happy she is to have her gift. She carried around the cat and the card for a while, but the cat won out as a favorite. Whenever she sees it, she smiles and looks at us to say, "Cat." Since our own cat is all black, she now has her own minature version!
Thanks, Grandma and Grandpa!
In unrelated news, Mairead had her 15month check up today and did very well. She was not at all happy about having to sit still to be examined, but other than that, she was great. She is in the 98th percentile for height, and 90th for weight, which just confirms what we already knew- we have a big girl on our hands! They were very happy with her development and impressed with her language skills. We are so thankful that she has turned out to be such a healthy and happy kid. As for our other kids, we have an ultrasound in FIVE more days! We can't wait to be sure that they are healthy and to find out if we are on team blue or team pink! We will definitely let you all know as soon as we find out. Think good thoughts for healthy babies!
Last but not least-- today is Grandma's birthday! Happy birthday with lots of hugs and kisses! See you in a few weeks!