Monday, June 30, 2008
We stopped by a local lake last week to let Chloe feed the ducks. They were being shy and swam the other way so we fed the fish instead. Now they were tee-tiny little fish but
we fed them just the same. Here are a few pictures of Chloe that day.
CHLOE IS WALKING!!!! She started walking about 2 weeks ago. She is still kind of gun shy about the whole thing. She will walk for about 10 steps and then seems to realize that crawling would be so much faster. I am working on getting a good video of that! I just had to share though. I am so proud of her!
It also equals look so you have to really pay attention to this gal!
We took Chloe to the library last week for the first time. They have a Toddler reading hour every Thursday. She did so great. She sat so still and just listened to the books. She tried to do the motions to The Itzy Bitzy Spider and she made her very first craft. It was a cute little picture frame for the refrigerator covered with bugs.
In the last week she has had 3 of her top teeth pop through. It has been
quite the experience, let me tell you! There were a few days last week where
she was running a fever and generally feeling poopy. She didn't want to play or
anything. She just wanted to be held, sleep, or watch videos. So we made her
a little couch in the living room (out of our couch cusions) and she hung out and
watched Elmo videos. She was pitiful but oh so cute. I am still attempting to get pictures of those cute little teeth. She is not being very cooperative.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
This first picture is obviously of Chloe's foot and her first "pedicure." Mommy was painting her toenails one day last week and Chloe was so interested. She took the closed bottle of paint and touched it to her own toes. Mommy thought that was too cute and gave in and painted her cute little toes. She sat pretty still for the process...even the drying.
This next set of pictures involves hairbows...lots of hairbows. She has a lot of them and loves for us to put them in her hair. One day she kept handing them to Mommy so Mommy kept putting them in her hair. This is the result. :-) In the second one she is reading her favorite book- "Ten in the Bed". We read it several times a day- Chloe's choice.
Now for some more pool pictures. We mentioned in a previous post that Chloe loves to swim. Luckily for us, Nana and Papa have a pool. Here are some of the newest pool pics.
Pinching Mommy's nose. (Did you guys know that when you pinch someones nose- it makes this crazy honking noise. Mommy's nose makes a high pitched honk while Papa and Daddy's makes a deeper honk- Thanks to Papa for introducing that one. We will never get our noses back) :-)
MORE PICS TO COME IN A LATER POST!
I started looking through old photos and videos of those first few weeks with her and when doing that- it seems like only yesterday. I can't help but be a bit emotional about the whole thing. I am so happy that she is growing up and I am having so much fun being her mommy. On the other hand, I feel like despite all the perfect strangers telling me to "enjoy it- It goes by so fast"
I sort of missed it. I mean I didn't really but somedays it feels that way. My favorite thing about looking at all these old pictures is seeing her little personality in them- things I probably missed when she was so young. I mean I didn't know her personality then. But now that I know her, I see other things. I know I am babbling. On with the pictures.
All of these were taken at the hospital- that incredibly long 5 day hospital stay. Now that is a blur to me!
In the posts below you will find some of the first videos of Chloe that we took. I hope you enjoy reminiscing as much as we did!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
This time however, she has every symptom of teething in the books... swollen gums, lack of appetite, upset tummy, screaming fits, and just generally feeling poopy! Poor baby! We have given her baby tylenol, baby motrin, baby orajel, teething rings, and all natural teething tablets.
I am glad to say that they all seem to help. One of the teeth has cut through. We are just waiting on that one last straggler to come on out into the open.
We will be a much happier and better rested family once it does!
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
Stay tuned for more pictures (of Chloe eating CAKE!) and several videos!