Saturday, June 30, 2007

Hot fun in the summertime.

Well, we have found a solution to the messy food face feeding dilemma - now that it's not super duper hot outside, we are feeding Maisie on the deck!

Today she actually tried two new foods: scrambled egg (just the yolk - whites are allergenic) and cottage cheese, which she is seen enjoying here.

We are giving Maisie full-fat yogurt and cottage cheese. When she doesn't finish everything I dish out for her, I usually end up eating it myself. And I have to say, yum. It's going to be hard for me to go back to 1%.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

What we've been up to.

Two things have been going on over here since I posted last.

First, it's been really hot. Like, really really extra super duper hot. And humid.

Second, Maisie is becoming mobile.

Put together, this means that she spends a lot of time army crawling, scooching, and working on pulling up - in her diaper.

You can probably tell that we have a lot of childproofing yet to do...

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Fun with food, part 4.

Today's food and facial: yogurt.

As you might be able to tell from the recycling in the background of this picture, today we decided to eat in the kitchen instead of in the living room. Maisie can sit up reliably, so she can sit on the floor while she eats. And unlike the living room, the kitchen's not carpeted. Which, as you can probably tell, is important.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Another busy weekend.

This weekend was full of fun activities: a wedding, a visit from Grandma Jo and Auntie Clare, and maybe most fun (for Leah)... Carleton reunion!

Because of the wedding and visits from the relatives, we didn't get to spend much time in Northfield enjoying reunion. On Thursday, however, we did make it over to Rachel's house to barbecue with our friends and their kids.

Here, Maisie (Carleton class of 2030) is getting to know Rachel's adorable son Jackson (class of '27, I think). He would run up, kiss her on her face, and then run away. Repeat over and over. She thought it was hilarious, and was laughing so hard! It was really cute.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


Our daycare provider's daughter graduated from sixth grade yesterday, so she closed daycare for the day. Aaron stayed home with Maisie, and brought her to our neighborhood baby playgroup.

He said it was kind of chaotic - lots of babies, little structure. But all the babies seemed to have fun, and Aaron enjoyed getting out and talking to other adults during his day with Maisie. Our neighborhood has quite a few stay-at-home parents, so they regularly meet during the week, which I think is pretty cool.

That's one thing we really love about our neighborhood - there are lots of other new families around! So there are always folks strollering around in nice weather, and there's always someone to talk to about being a new parent.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Busy weekend.

We had a very busy weekend, with no end in sight of scheduled activities. Fortunately, most of the things we "have" to do are a lot of fun!

For instance, on Friday night Maisie and I met some friends at our friend Rebecca's house. We played in the backyard, I had some wine and cheese, and Maisie had a football. Yum!

Then Saturday, yesterday, was Auntie Laura's birthday. We had lunch with her, Dylan, and our mom to celebrate. We always have fun with Laura and Dylan - Maisie really loves her cousin Dylan a lot, and he is really good with her. He plays with her and makes her laugh and laugh. He is such a funny kid, and is a real ham in front of the camera.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

7 months

Maisie is now seven months old!This pic illustrates our recent nights: we hear her fussing and go into her room to try to settle her, and find her in "tummy time" and grinning. That's no way to go to sleep!

This weekend we had our first visit to Urgent Care, prompted by an ear infection.
We didn't realize she was sick because her symptoms were pretty much the same as teething symptoms: she was irritable, drooly, rubbing her face, and running a low-grade fever. Sigh... she's now on two different antibiotics: ear drops as well as an oral amoxicillin. Poor peanut.

But ears and teeth (or lack thereof) aside - seven months so far is a good age! Maisie can sit up on her own, and is getting ready to crawl soon, we think... she spends a lot of time on hands and knees, getting her tummy up off the ground. Look out!

One funny thing is that now that Maisie has noticed the cats, she adores them, but they are really leery of her - she tends to grab at their fur. We talk to Maisie about being gentle with the kitties and model how she should pet them (gently! gently!), but she hasn't quite got the hang of it yet. Soon, though!