Today is Alice's 7-monthday! That means . . . in 5 months she will be one year old. I can't quite wrap my head around that one yet.
Alice (aka "Lil' Scoocher") is becoming quite mobile and can't be trusted for very long on her own. If left alone she may
a.) circulate the room, pulling items off of every shelf within reachIn some rooms she can no longer be trusted--particularly the office, which contains many cords and very fun looking toys that belong to a bird and not a baby.
b.) pull out the lamp cord so she sits in utter darkness
c.) become worryingly silent
d.) tip over her laundry basket and swim in soiled clothing
e.) eat feathers, paper, or anything else available
f.) any combination of the above
Alice loves pulling hair, scratching, gouging out eyes, and picking other people's noses. If all of these things sound agreeable to you, feel free to visit.
She's settling into somewhat of a schedule, though we still have to force her to be flexible sometimes. She usually sleeps pretty well through the night, and she normally takes two (sometimes three, depending on if her early-early nap counts) decent naps during the day. The best thing is that we can just see when she is tired, then we put her in her crib with her pacifier, and she falls asleep. (Except for right now. She's been talking to herself in her crib for 45 minutes now, but she's happy, at least!) Her favorite part of the day is still when her daddy comes home.
Alice enjoys eating. She usually has one "solid" meal per day right now. I've been experimenting with soup recipes, and last week I made a parsnip-ginger-orange soup. Ryan and I thought it was disgusting, but Alice eats it, so that's useful.
Here are some pictures.
|Making evil plans while in her high chair|
|CAUGHT! She scooched across the room for this reward.|
|This was just a funny face we happened to catch on camera|
|Gotta love that pureed cauliflower with spinach|
|Deciding how she feels about parsnip-ginger-orange soup|
|I'm 7 months old today! And my mom hasn't taken my monthly photo since I was 4 months . . . oops!|
|We also saw lots and lots and lots of gingerbread houses and this pretty tree with decapitated Santa heads decorating it. (We thought all the Santa statues in that room should be affeared for their lives!)|
|This is a pretty outdoor creche. We heard rumor that it's a replica of one that's in Rome or something like that.|
|Another pretty Christmas dress with a pretty baby|
|Alright, alright. You got your picture . . . I'm outta here.|
|After a bath|
|Diaper-changing challenges. It's often very hard to get her to stay on her back for more than one second.|