One Little Bean
Friday, June 29, 2007
Just another smiley day
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Pots & Pans
Monday, June 25, 2007
Odd picture, right? Just my cell phone sitting on the desk. Well, what makes this rather boring photo a snapshot of a pretty amazing occurrence is that you put my cell phone up on the desk. I had finished with a phone call, and after I shut my phone you like to hold it while the screen is still lit up. I walked to the kitchen as you were standing by the desk holding my phone, and before you came over to see what I was doing in the kitchen, you reached up and put my phone on the desk. And you left it there. It pretty much qualifies as putting something away. For the last two months we've endured you pulling laundry onto the floor, tea towels onto the floor, any clothing on chairs onto the floor... everything was where it belonged if it was all on the floor. I decided to gamble and not say NO everytime you did it. I decided to act like it was no big deal and hope you'd get bored of doing it. I wasn't like this with books, however. Whenever you'd make a grab for a book, I'd say no and then move you somewhere else and get you interested in your toys or a book or something. And that seemed to work. Now, most of the time when you get close to the bookshelf, you just look at and touch the books. Very rarely do you try to pull one off the shelf.
It's the same with clothes now. I still catch you sometimes making a grab for some clothes, but I just give you a stern look, and usually you just make a fast but (purposely?) unsuccessful grab for the clothes and then pull your hand back really fast. I can't tell if you are messing with me, or what you are doing exactly. But I'm glad you aren't as keen on putting everything on the floor now. :)
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
There's no stopping this baby!
I'm so proud!! :)
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
At the water park
Monday, June 18, 2007
A new stroller
A new book!
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Happy (1st) Father's Day!
Finally, Tatus starts opening his present and card (with a lot of help from you!):
Tatus shows you the little book of baby quotes we got him. He read some of it to you--you've taken quite an interest in books lately! Yay!
Later on, Tatus had to go out for a few hours, but Gran and Grampa stopped by and you gave them a BIG surprise by showing them how you walk. They are very proud of you!
A very special day
You have been standing on your own for short periods of time for weeks now. And you woould walk/run if we were behind you and you were holding on to our fingers. In the last few days we've only given you one finger to hold, so you walk beside us instead of in front of us. A few times you've walked all the way down the hall of our building to the elevator, and then from the elevator to our car in the parkade.
You were standing (without holding anything) in your bedroom this morning when Tatus saw you take a hesitant, shuffly-step, about the length of your little foot. I was so disappointed I missed it. Little did I know you had a BIG surprise for us! Tatus left minutes later to run an errand, but came back because he'd forgotten something. As he was grabbing what he needed, I was in the bedroom with you. You were standing holding on to my finger, and I slowly removed my finger from your grasp. You took two steps away from me, then boom, down on your bum. I was shocked. And amazed. And SO very proud. I yelled out "Oh my gosh! She just walked!" And Tatus and Uncle Shane (who was visiting and took the video) came running.
What happened next is what you see on this video.
We are so proud of you, boogie! You really just took off on your own, 10 steps in a row!
Gran and Grampa stopped by today to pick up Uncle Shane, and I didn't tell them you could walk, you showed them. And wow, were they impressed with you!!
You are an amazing, amazing girl. :)
Love, hugs and kisses,
Friday, June 15, 2007
Friday, June 08, 2007
Letter to Lily: month 10
A few days ago you turned 10 months old. I've finally realized one very big truth about having a baby--well, maybe it's two truths. First, they are not a baby for very long. Second, every day brings something new, a new skill, a new surprise, a new bit of mischief.
No one can say you aren't curious. And I think that's a good thing, even if I want to tear my hair out some days as the books are flung of the bookshelf for the umpteenth time. Telling you "no" and moving your hand away from the books doesn't work. You just give me a big smile, say "ya!" and continue emptying the shelf. Physically moving you from the place of mischief and getting you interested in a toy, or going for a walk around the apartment or exploring your room seems to work. But there are those days when you beetle on over to the same shelf, the same books or magazines, and yank them out again.
You are the same way with drawers and cupboards. Find the handle, pull it open, remove contents. Sometimes you find something interesting, like a ruler, white out or tape, and it distracts you--but often you are just content to put everything on the floor.
You also love the toilet. I don't know if it's because the lid makes such a great drum, or because it's the perfect height for you to stand and hold on to... or if it's the great sound it makes when YOU flush it, or the excellent proximity it is to that toilet paper roll that's just begging to be unraveled all over the floor. But whatever it is, if the bathroom door is left open, your little bum will be in there like a shot.
The next big accomplishment we've seen you getting better and better at is standing on your own. For over a month now you've been standing and walking with the help of furniture or anyone who will give you two fingers to hold on to. But lately you are getting more and more confident just standing on your own. There's been a few times where you've been distracted by something you were holding, or you were clapping along with me and Tatus, and you stood for over 30 seconds!
You also love to bounce. You learned this during our last trip to Kelowna--we put you on Gran's rebounder (mini-trampoline) and you bent your knees and started bouncing. Now you do that in your crib as well, in addition to banging the side wall.
We can tell you are itching to walk. There are times when you are holding on to a chair with one hand, and reaching for me or Tatus, and you are bouncing and stretching, like you are trying to convince yourself to take that first step. I'm sure it's not far away! You'll have so much more fun at the park once you are able to walk on your own. Then you'll be free to follow all the kids around without having to drag me or Tatus along behind you. :) It's so neat to watch how you latch on to some kids or their moms and follow them around the playground.
You are a very smiley girl, but already we can see that you are a very determined one, and possibly very stubborn, too. But there are always the smiles--and the laughs (you are VERY ticklish now and Tatus and I love to tickle you).
Then there is this recent fascination with my belly button. I don't know what it is about it, but if we are lying down together, you always eventually get to my tummy, pull up my shirt and poke your little pointer finger in my belly button.
We love you so much, little bumblina.