For New Year's Eve, we did the traditional puzzle plus one and watched a bunch of movies while working on them. They were two 1,000-piece puzzles, one that we got for Christmas last year and one this year (thanks, Lori!). We missed the actual turn to the New Year, which always seems to happen when we're on our own to celebrate. I looked at my watch, "Oops, it's 12:17. Happy New Year." And we go back to working on the puzzle.
|New Years Eve puzzle (1000 pieces). This one was hard!|
|New Years Day puzzle (1000 pieces). This was less hard and slightly more fun.|
Alice had a cold for the first week of the New Year. She got it from Ryan, and then she passed it on to me. Poor, sick little girl. She was a booger-face, but at least she didn't have a fever.
|She really loves Houdini's Christmas present. We've had to hide it from her.|
|Poor sick baby|
Other Alice Updates:
- She is becoming a master army crawler. She also experiments with the downward dog pose.
- We were fearful she was starting to pull herself up on things, so we lowered the crib mattress.
- She has figured out to leave rooms, much to our dismay.
- She pays attention better to stories.
- She laughs more often.
- She loves to talk and experiment with sounds.
- She loves to eat solid foods. She now eats three meals per day, and she likes a wide range of things (pretty much anything we put in front of her), including grapefruit, broccoli, chicken, steak, banana, cheerios, oatmeal, peanut butter, bread, apple (cooked), carrots, avocado, lasagna, curry, and more. She is good at chewing, and she now is much better at actually getting things into her mouth by herself, though we spoon feed her if we're not in the mood for a big mess.
- This last week she's regressed in her sleep. We think she's teething again. Some nights she's been waking up every two hours, which gets old, and then she naps for only an hour. But, I think she's getting better because last night she had one 5-hour sleep segment.
- As part of her teething, I think she gnawed on her hand and bit herself so hard that it bled. This made me aware of how many things she touches. I kept finding her little blood streaks!
|Daddy reads me a lovely story about books|
|Who doesn't love being in a basket of diapers?|
|Mom and dad at first thought this box would keep me contained for some time. Wrong! Sliding out is the funnest part.|
|I still do this sometimes.|
|Gotta love this little face.|
|When I'm done eating, mom and dad let me play with my spoon. I love it!|
|Still feeling for that tooth|
|Don't I look so innocent? With my hand fingering those books . . .|
|I like going the hard way into dead ends, and then I yelp for help.|
|I still LOVE my vitamin D, both the container and the drops.|
|I also gnaw on Mommy's watch when she permits it. I guess it's not very convenient for her, though.|
|This is one of my favorite places in my room.|
|I'm pretty strong and can pull myself up on things.|
|Daddy is happy that I'm already excited about a box of Legos.|
|Again, I usually choose to go the hard way. Why go on the level ground when I could go over two hurdles?|
|This is what children always fear--when the child goes to bed, Mom and Dad pull out the fun toys.|
|The final product|