Friday, July 31, 2009


Someone is getting the hang of rolling onto her tummy.  She gets all wrapped up in rolling that she forgets that it's just not as much fun once you roll.  She started fussing while playing on her mat just about an hour ago, and I looked up to find her caddy-wompus.  Worse yet, she couldn't play with the lion.  

We moved her to the floor to play on her back and look up at a different toy, but she's rolled over there, too.  And now she's about fallen asleep.  

It's hard not to think of her recharging...

She had her four month shots yesterday, and has done exceedingly well with them.  She didn't need any extra Tylenol last night or this morning.  And she doesn't have goose eggs on her quads like she did after her two month shots, either.  We praise God for small miracles.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

next step: Lucky Charms

First Rice Cereal
At first we hated it...

But then she came around...
We figure she may have swallowed half a spoonful.
It was quite the show.
Repeat performance planned for tonight.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

awaiting company

We're so excited about Sister's visit!!  They left about 30 minutes ago, which means they should be here by supper time.  Baby is so pumped she can hardly wait.  She pooped twice last night after we told her that special guests were coming.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

video test: utilitarian tootsies

Video taken yesterday with the camera (the picture camera, not the video camera). Baby learns to use her feet to make the lion sing.
Hopefully this will work.

Daddy's Birthday

Still teething.  No teeth to show for it yet.

This weekend's newest trick:  I've found both of my feet!

Monday, July 13, 2009

adventures in rolling

Look at me!  I can touch my feet to my face and be happy about it!

Baby can now roll from her back to her tummy.  We pulled out the video camera several times this weekend with intentions to catch it and post it for all to see... but this little girl must be camera shy.  She'd only show off when the camera was put up....  When out, she'd just give us the duh look.  So we have several minutes of duh looks on video instead of rolls.  It won't be long before she's rolling all over the place.

She's also back to babbling and jabbering at us.  She'd stopped for a couple of weeks.  I'm thinking I read somewhere that verbal skills slow down when they learn new physical tricks, like rolling.  But she's back to jabbering at us, and it cracks us up every time.

Meanwhile, we're still reading to her every day.  I work with some new moms who don't read to their babies.  I'm not going to judge their parenting or reading or whatever; we might very well be in Dr. Seuss overkill, but it certainly can't hurt.  Besides, she likes it - so we do it.

We've started diagraming sentences with her.  She's just not caught on to infinitive phrases yet, and sometimes adverbs trip her up.  We keep telling her that she'll get it in time, but she's frustrated with it.  Not as frustrated as she is with Venn diagrams... but frustrated all the same.

Otherwise we're all doing okay.  The Hater is enjoying his vacation.  Work is going okay with me.  We celebrated our sixth anniversary this past weekend.  Our lives revolve around the baby, which is how it should be.  And that's how things are playing out for us ... for now.

Monday, July 06, 2009


We knew she was a child of God, but now it's official.  We've claimed what's already been taken care of for her.  Family and friends made the occasion extra special; we appreciate everyone making the effort to come be a part of this special day with us.

Shortly after the service started she fell asleep in my arms.  She slept through the sermon.  She slept through the solo.  She slept through a hymn.  She slept through us walking up to the pulpit, slept through the vows and congergational response.  However, she woke up as I handed her to the preacher...  and started screaming bloody murder very shortly after that.  She screamed through the actual baptism.  She screamed through the congergational response.  She screamed through being walked around the sanctuary.  And she screamed when the preacher brought her back to me, but only for about a minute before she settled back down.

All in all, it's been a good weekend.  The teething let up for everyone to be able to enjoy each other without many scream sessions.

(The dress was a gift from good friends in the LBG - the wife of the former high school principal smocked it for her.)

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Nana's orders

Nana insisted that we post this picture for baby's fans on Lloyd and 2nd Streets...

And this is one that I was planning on posting that Nana hasn't seen yet.