I won't put away the flip flops yet, but fall is definitely in the air, and I am thankful for that. I don't have too much to write that has to do with one subject, so I'll share a few tidbits of information having to do with H1 and H2 and then post some pictures.
Hadley got her third haircut this morning. Nothing drastic, just a little snip to give it a little shape. She loved her first two haircuts, but this last one she was quite anxious about. It always catches me off guard when Hadley needs me to comfort her because she is usually so excited to do things by herself.
Harper had her 9 month check up yesterday. I know she is almost 10 months, but it was difficult to get an appointment in August because of all the sports physicals, etc. Besides, we were there often enough to check to make sure her ears were OK, so I wasn't too concerned.
While Hadley has impressed us with her weight and head size, Harper has decided to be the length of the family. She grew 3 inches in 3 months, which doesn't sound like a huge deal, but when the nurse measured her she came out in the 105 percentile. Well, there was no way to record that on the chart, so she had to "remeasure" her and get a number that would be acceptable to record. So Harper is in the 100 percentile for height, but technically it's 105%. I like to share in this accomplishment since I don't believe I've received 105% in anything before.
Over the weekend we went to Tysons Corner, the biggest mall I have ever been to in my life. It's like the Mecca of malls. I can't believe how big this place is. When I mentioned to a couple of my friends that we went there for the first time, they couldn't believe I have been living in the DC area for as long as I have and have not made a trip to "The TC" as I like to call it. We didn't do much shopping, but we did get to hang out in the indoor park for a bit:
No, it's not Jabba the Hut's mouth. Hadley's sliding down a tree trunk.
Here's our happy giant:
Hadley's always been into books:
Here's a short video of the girls together. Lately, after their afternoon naps, they have been "reading" books for quite awhile. Hadley's begun making up stories to go with the pictures on the page, and Harper likes to beat the books up a bit and then eat them.