Tuesday, September 18, 2012
More milestones, more pictures!
Then yesterday I tried again but she just wasn't giving me a big, wide-mouth smile. She did look pretty cute nonetheless:
Meanwhile Dashiell was playing with a "baby toy" a few feet behind her and wanted his picture taken, too:
I personally like how both of my kids have long sleeves but no pants. That's good parenting.
Other recent milestones:
Aurelia now says "da-da-da-da" all the time! She's also been experimenting with "ba" and "pa". No "ma" yet, but that "m" sound is tricky. I holding my jealousy at bay.
She's also starting to get the idea behind feeding herself. I've been putting little banana pieces on her high chair tray whenever I eat a banana, and she usually pushes it around and plays with it quite contentedly. Yesterday she actually put some of it into her mouth! Avocado, too! Of course this morning when she ate some banana I had to do a quick mouth-sweep with my pinky because she started to gag on it, but it's a learning process. And a good reminder that I need to stick close by after I give her pieces of food to eat! No more "I just need to put the laundry in the dryer" after securing her in the high chair. Guess the laundry will have to wait!
In Dashiell news, our boy is back in preschool and loving it! He's there 3 days a week now (last year he went for 2 days a week) at the Central Cooperative again, and while he was "a little shy" (his words) the first morning and cried when he found out he had to go, he was fine by the time I dropped him off. I knew he would be! I think he just didn't know what to do with his new teacher and the fact that only 2 of his former classmates would be in his class this year. It's only been a week and already this morning he asked if he could go to school everyday. As much as we'd love to let him do that, it's not in the cards. Next year, buddy! Here he is in his "first day of school" outfit:
D has also been really into creating stuff lately, especially vehicles. A couple of weeks ago we went peach picking, which involved riding on a tractor trailer. As soon as we got home he NEEDED to make a tractor. Here's what we came up with:
The scale of the tractor to its trailers is just a bit off, but that didn't matter to Dashiell! All of his animals have been riding in the back since its creation.
Then the day that we got back from the wedding he decided he NEEDED to make a rocket ship!
After a long, fun-filled weekend all I really wanted to do was laze about on the couch while the kiddos watched Disney Jr., but who am I to stifle creativity? Another empty box was found, we busted out the Elmer's, and D was blasting off in no time!
The upshot of the box-based toys? Another good place to set Aurelia down while I run to the other room. Maybe I'll get to that laundry after all.