Monday, January 29, 2007

A's Fanfest

Elizabeth and family visited the Oakland A's Fanfest this past Saturday, where she walked all over the field and had a visit with Stomper.

Thanks, Rachel!

Big thanks to my friend Rachel, who took these adorable pictures of the girls last Friday. Helen is just a doll -- but a heavy doll, who weighs about 18 pounds now. I think she's teething, as she drools constantly, chews on everything and has some very chubby cheeks. She's been a little needy/grumpy recently, but who can blame her? All of a sudden those cute little gums are sore!

Movie Star?

Or is she just tired? Elizabeth tagged along with me to a client's office on Friday, then promptly fell asleep on the train to the aquarium in San Francisco. She did have quite a time, climbing on all the chairs and couches, plus scaring the daylights out of the two office cats.

She's quite a talker now, although we still can't tell what she's saying most of the time. She does have a large vocabulary and I'm getting better at understanding those new words. She's also getting more coordinated - able to climb up AND down stairs now and still dancing, dancing, dancing.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

2nd Generation Rocker

Elizabeth enjoys a ride on Mommy's rocking horse, which was made by her Paba in 1976.

Babies sure do grow up quickly. One day, they are small and helpless, and then, before you know it, they want to sit in a big chair, sleep in a big bed, use the toilet by themselves, and talk to you in sentences. Not all at the same time, obviously.

Do Not Leave Child Unattended...

She's on the move! In addition to scooting out of her baby seat, Helen can roll over (both way as of today), scoot around, and she can sort of sit up. Between Helen and Elizabeth, there are all sorts of baby squeals, chortles and songs. Helen still wakes up once in the night, although usually sometime between 3 and 5 AM. She's outgrowing her 3-6 month size clothes, so I am working on bringing out the next size up for her.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Sitting and Rolling

Helen is determined to sit up. If she isn't rolling over and getting trapped on her tummy, she is straining to sit up on her own. She's moving into the stage of babyhood where she wants to move so badly and she is drooling profusely. She had a visit to the pediatrician last week, and she is catching up to Elizabeth, weighing in at nearly 16 pounds and measuring 25 inches tall (long).

It's a Box!

One of the few photos from Christmas day - Elizabeth received a very large playhouse, made from cardboard. She's had lots of fun, playing in her own space, as has the cat, who has claimed the house for her own personal residence (at least in the evening after Elizabeth has gone to bed).