Sunday, August 29, 2010

a little vintage

a little sundress 

a little girl


a little determined


a big brother


a little hug


a little showoff


a little smitten


a little smile


a little expressive


a little floor time


a little balancing act


a little vintage.

Me (& my brother), wearing my "Made in England" sundress back in the late 70's.  What?  You mean you couldn't tell it was the 70's??? 

Friday, August 27, 2010

Double chin city

... not a place I want to visit (oops, too late!!), but it's sure cute on my baby girl!

Here's Lilah at 16 weeks.  I actually missed taking this yesterday - had meetings from 9am-8pm.  Yuck!  And then I almost forgot today.  My mind was buzzing with my "big boy" in his "big boy bed."  Really?  No more crib for my baby?  Ugh.  I can't handle this growing-up-fast business.

This was the best I got out of a baby at 7pm who was wanting to get her sleep on.  This fabric makes me want a gumball.


Young House Love takes 75-100 pictures of baby Clara in order to get the best one. I took exactly 11 photos before big brother stepped in... literally.



Oh Aidan, where are you?

There he is!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Aidan's big list

This is mostly for Mama's record-keeping... but I'm kind of proud of my little non-talker.  After a summer of speech therapy and a little bit of growing up, here's a list of words & signs my big boy knows...

Words/sounds:
mama - when he misbehaves and I tell him not to do it again, I'll say, "Say 'Yes Mama.'"  He skips the "yes" and just says, "mah-mahhh."  Why does he have to ruin my serious punishment face with such cuteness?

go - I let Chad in on a little secret the other day... we were at a park and he couldn't find Aidan amongst the big toys.  He's yelling, "Aidan!  Aidan!"  No response.  I said, "Just say 1, 2, 3."  Chad looks puzzled, but tries it.  He says, "1, 2, 3" and a hidden Aidan yells, "GO!!"  Oh, there you are.  It's our version of Marco/Polo.  : )

gaga - Dada
meow
boa - boat
whoo, whoo - train
bee bo - people?  hello?
ee ow - in, out
yeah - yes
yesh - yes
memo - Nemo
dadoo - ??
dow - down
no - he often says, "no, no, no"
no - snow
moo
go way gog - go away dog (haha!!)
Go Huh hee - Go Huskies
bippo - hippo
yigh - sky
nigh nigh - goodnight
baby
yigh yah - Lilah
Oma
Nana
whah - crying
mo - remote
me
bah - bath
wady - lady
hi
hi bo - who's Bo???  Maybe hello?

Signs he knows:
foods
water
milk
pudding/yogurt
apple/applesauce
eat

manners
please
thank you
more
all done

objects
train
car
bicycle
tree
book
airplane
clock
shoes
boat
fish
light
fan
ball

colors
red
blue
green

actions
play
go around
go outside
break apart
fix it
sleeping
crying
sing/music
where is it
open/close
on/off
help
swing/push

people/animals
Daddy
Mommy
kitty
dog

Good job, dude.  I'm proud of ya!  

Pssst... don't forget to scroll down for my 3-month Lilah post.  I did two posts in one night.  All on the night before the longest training day at school ever (9am - 7pm.)  What am I doing up???  Oh yeah... enjoying the last bit of summer I have left. 

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Lilah @ 3 months

Soon, baby girl, you will discover that "prompt" is not your mother's middle name.  You turned 3 months on August 6th.  It's August 25th.  What have I been doing with my time???

(That's rhetorical, of course.)

At 3 months (ahem - 3 1/2 months), this baby girl...

... weighs about 15 pounds and wears size 6 month clothes.

... is starting to mouth anything in sight.


... smiles all the time.


... takes a licking and keeps on ticking (from her big brother.)


... has more hair than some of my friends' 1-year-olds.


... still has blue eyes.

... is a bonafide tummy sleeper, despite Mommy's efforts to try other positions.

... is joining her brother in the Huskies brain-washing.


... gets called a boy quite often, even when wearing girlie outfits.

... has the poutiest bottom lip I have ever seen.

... gets her tongue going when she's really concentrating, much like her father.


... would sleep all day in the Ergo or Bjorn if I let her.


... is starting to grasp toys.  That is, until Aidan tears them out of her tiny hand.  Meanie.

... will let anyone hold her and gets compliments all the time on what a "good baby" she is.

... loves tugging on her clothes (and lifting up her dresses.)  Hmmm...


... will be 4 months old in exactly 12 days.  Better start writing that post now.