Tuesday, November 20, 2012

nine months old


Well, a lot of things happened in the past week, so Heidi's nine month photos kept getting pushed back.  Grandma came for a visit(!!), H got a fever for three days, then a bad rash on her face and upper body, and finally we figured out the cause(boo Roseola!) and she is clear of her rash today.  Eleven days late; better than never.  And boy is it hard to photograph her.  She's crazy busy and won't sit still for a moment!

This month has been a big one.  Saying "mama."  Pushing her walker by herself.  Standing for five seconds not holding onto anything.  Snuggling.  She lays her head down on our shoulder and we soak up every second with delight.  That hasn't happened since she could hold her head up well.

I love the little things she does.  Like moving her toy from one hand to the other so I can put her arm in her sleeve.  Widely opening her mouth as she leans in for a big squishy kiss.  Smashing her chex on her bumbo tray and squealing with glee.  Giggling.  Playing "peek-a-boo."  And her latest favorite: throwing her head back and touching the floor while upside down.  Now that we started that game, she always wants to be upside down and we have to be careful to hold onto her tightly, because she darts backwards all the time!

I caught her dumping out a basket of stuff and then watched in amazement as she put everything she dumped out into a different box.  Maybe we will be able to relate, after all.

Grocery shopping is a bit of a challenge now, but I know I will later look back on this time in our lives and laugh.  If I wear her in the ERGO carrier, she leans backwards and tries to look at everything upside down.  If she's buckled in the cart, she's squirming until she is able to stand up and ride the cart like a surf board.  If you have any helpful suggestions, please send them my way!  Yikes.  Needless to say, this busyness has doubled our time at the store!

Happy Thanksgiving week, all!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

afternoon at the park




The weather has been pretty much AMAZING lately(can I say that I am relieved summer is over and the cool weather has come?!!), so we've been spending quite a bit of time at the park.  Eating leaves and swinging are two H favorites.

blueberry face


These are too cute-- I had to post them.  She makes this scrunchy face all the time.  And funny sniffing sound affects, too.  She cracks me up.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

nate and heidi

What's up, Nate?
What's that? I need to be more gentle with my friends?

Try two.

Friends.  Let's shake on that.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

eight months old

The world is opening up for Heidi... crawling quickly, swinging doors, pulling herself up on things and holding on one-handed, toilets... Toilets, whaa?  Yes, Heidi loves the toilet.  She will crawl from anywhere in the house to the toilet, hoping we left the bathroom door open.  I never thought I'd see the day that we have a lock on our toilet, but that day has come.  The baby-proofing is in full swing.

In other news, another tooth is popping through.  I had no idea they are so slow to work their way up.  One month has gone by and her first tooth has hardly moved.  More tears and heartache at our house, coming from the nursery.  And more time awake at night.  Her little toothy grin is totally worth it.

Right now she is happy unless mama walks into the room.  Then mama must surely have a need of hers that should be met, though it may take her a while to figure what need that is.  Most of the time it's pretty entertaining that she feels that way.  Most of the time.

Hats, oh how I loathe thee, she says.  Please, I love the cold weather, but no hat please.  And while I'm asking, could I get some food?  Thanks.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

seven months old

On her seven month birthday I found a tiny, sharp tooth popping through her gums on the bottom.  Sweet girl likes to chew on things like crazy now.  I made and froze my first big batch of different fruit and veggie baby food last weekend.  She goes through it quickly these days.  Crawling is almost there... she goes backwards a lot.  If I could choose one word to describe her right now it would be: BUSY.  Oh, and lots of FUN.



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