Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Social norms do not apply to babies...

Babies can do just about anything and get away with it.  Social norms are excused by their cuteness!

Things babies (Daughter in particular) do...

  • Stare.  Daughter can stare at any random person she feels like staring at.  It's fine!  More often than not, said person tries to elicit a smile or a giggle.
  • Reach into mouths.  Is she meeting someone for the first time ever?  If she's close enough, she's going to stick her hand in his mouth. 
  • Grab/pull hair.  It hurts.  I have far less hair now than I had before baby.  Often times, after sticking her hand in a mouth (possibly her own, ya never know!) she'll then style someones hair with the spit. 
  • Fuss.  If an adult fussed as much as Daughter, I would either fight the urge slap them or leave.
  • Babble.  The best are "Mamamamamama" or "Dadaddadadada" babbles.
  • Screech.  Just because she can, she does.  Loudly. 
  • Grunt one out at the dinner table.  
  • Toot in our faces.  And laugh about it.  We're Monty Python fans, so we like to say "I toot in your general direction" a la Holy Grail.  We even have the fake accent... but Monty Python doesn't use the word "toot".

Social norms... could you imagine if an adult did these things?  But it's cute when Daughter does it :)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ure pears are budding!

Ive been watching the orchard... The two ure pear trees are budding!

Woot!  There are a couple others that seem to be starting... I'll keep my eye on them :)

Friday, April 25, 2014

9 month check!

Daughter had her 9 month check and she's finally on the charts for height!  Woot woot  She's 26.75" and that puts her at 20% :)

Her weight (18 lb 14 oz) puts her in a higher percentile (50%).  But she's healthy and growing!

We talked with Dr Lucy about her left eye tearing a lot.  She wanted us to see an optometrist.  We set up an appointment for next week.

In other news... we're dogsitting.

And Daughter got a circus tent for Easter!

Mookie likes to join her during storms.

Monday, April 21, 2014

He is risen!

Woot woot!   God is awesome!

Yesterday was a wonderful day. 73 here!  I got a little sunburnt. 

At church with Grandmda and Papa
Our family at church (Doesn't Mat look studly in a suit?)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Smile for daddy progression

What now?
oh, smile, right...

how's this?

not good?  ok, we'll try again...

give me a second...


tricked you!  I'm cute anyway :)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

First time at SR Harris fabric outlet

What kind of parents would we be if we didn't share (push) our hobbies with our children? 

We took Daughter to SR Harris.  She was thrilled!  She loved it!

Picking fabric

Cutting fabric

Petting fabric (yes, quilters pet fabric ;)

She was pretty popular, too. But she's so darn cute it's hard for her to go unnoticed.  There was another baby having a babbling conversation with her. It was so cute!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Family Kite Night

We got some new kites. Yesterday was 78!  We decided to go try them out :)