Rich and Alana.
Wow, I love these two.
One of the highlights from the past couple of weeks was going to visit Jeff and Jackie and their new little Adeline. Alana was particularly intrigued by this creature who was smaller than her. I set her down so she could see the baby, and in keeping with her habitual mentality of everything-exists-so-that-I-can-put-it in-my-mouth, we caught her trying to eat Adeline feet!
What, mom? I can’t eat my cousin’s feet? What’s up with that?
Jeff and Jackie, we are so thankful that you are all doing well, and it was great to see you guys!
On Tuesday, Alana and I spent all day with Kellie, as usual, and had enormous fun. More on that soon! We are working on all kinds of fun projects that I will post about!
A little Kellie time!
Does anyone interpret baby faces? What on earth does this one mean??? She’s been doing this lately; biting her bottom lip and making her cheeks puff out. It’s hilarious, and I love it.
Playtime! Alana is getting much better at independent play. For a while there (and still intermittently) she cried every time I left the room and was pretty attention-addicted. This is the prerogative of the firstborn, I guess! There are no other siblings to compete for mom and dad’s attention, so they tend to be a bit more egocentric than subsequent kiddos! I can critique firstborns because I am one! I also have tons of positive insights about firstborns, but we’ll save that for another post!
I haven’t grabbed too many sleeping babe shots lately, so I thought I’d share one:
Ladies and gentlemen, she has found her feet!
And found them to be rather tasty:
This little bouncy seat is where I put Alana in the mornings after I’ve fed her, and then I go into the kitchen to get my own breakfast. Last weekend, Rich and I walked back into the living room from the kitchen and found Alana totally sideways in her seat. It’s the first time she has completely reoriented herself, and I thought it was super cute and rather comical!
sweet little face…
So, recently while on the changing table, Alana noticed the tube of Balmex. Not only did she notice it, but now she wants to play with it every time I change her diaper. So, when I need it, I have to fight her for it! I took it away from her after taking the photo below, and she had a little fit!
So, what in the world do you do with a six-and-a-half-month-old when they scream because they want something? She doesn’t understand the word “no” yet (though believe me, I will keep trying!), and you can’t spank when they don’t know what they are doing wrong yet, but we certainly want to nip temper tantrums in the bud!
For now, it’s just so funny and I have to bite my lip to keep from laughing.
This is Alana’s first ride in the stroller like a BIG girl! No carseat, just sitting on the main stroller seat, all strapped in! She reclined a bit, stuck her feet on the front bar, and smiled. Our neighborhood is so full of hills that I kept thinking she would just topple out while we were going downhill. She was just fine, of course, and seemed to love every second!
holy cow, I think she’s snarling!
Also this week, Alana and I got to visit the Posey’s and their new, precious baby Madelyn. They are doing great, and the baby is absolutely adorable with a head full of hair. Alana actually looked big to me sitting right near a newborn!
Congratulations, Kyle and Heidi! She is perfect! We are so happy for you! And thank you for letting us come hang out…we had a wonderful time!