Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Here is Charlotte on Monday~what a difference a week makes...she started with one or two "steps" last week, and by today she's following me from room to room...the only safety issue is that she wants to stand up on everything ("preferably"~to her~ using a sharp corner or door jamb for balance), but that's just one thing closer to walking, so I'll deal with the safety hazards!! EXCITING!!! Did I mention lately that I love this girl and her dad?
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Well, sorry it's been so long since a post...life has been very busy and the computer has been very slow. However, I finally spent some time loading some pictures of our girl. She's been growing like a weed, learning new things, having a great time, and blessing our life greatly. What follows is a general idea of our day-to-day at the house. Beginning with what I see when I go in to wake her up (around 6:30-7:30 depending on our schedule for the day)...As usual, she's hugging on her giraffe.
After Josh leaves, we both have a morning routine...she plays in her exersaucer, and I have my coffee(pictured below saucer~and no, it isn't the grimy "baby" scrawl mug I was given as a "present")...It's so crazy that 2 months ago we had to put a throw pillow under her feet so she could touch! Tall like her daddy!!
Finally! She can hold her own bottle for the whole feeding :) Unfortunately, you won't see any baby food in this picture-although she will eat some sweet potato with dinner...I've almost given up on baby food...9 weeks into the process and basically no sucess..oh well, she can't be perfect right? :)
She enjoys people/animal/house/street/tree/mailbox/road/mama-watching while we take our jog around the block. I know she's got the McGraw sleep-anywhere gene, because she falls asleep while I'm running. If you've ever seen a baby's head while the stroller is going fast~it's not exactly still..Here she is before we head out!
She looks like she's ready to do a sprint...the only problem is that she hasn't figured out how to coordinate her arms and hands into the whole process, so she just moves her legs like she's climbing but she doesn't go anywhere. After about 30 seconds she starts whining and turns around and looks at me. Too funny, Charlotte. I suppose she'll figure it out soon enough :)