11 December 2013
These pink cheeks turned 7 months old the day before Thanksgiving.
Magically, Veronica has learned to smile for the camera. And those smiles make for some darling photos.
At 7 months she is still not crawling, but under extreme motivation (read: when you want her to stay where she is while you are on the computer or playing a chess with your husband on the floor) she will army crawl and kick her legs until she moves forward and then grabs what you don't want her to grab.
She has graduated to fewer nursings/bottles and more solid foods. She was unsure about how tangy yogurt is, but she is completely sure about Brie. She would stand on her head for Brie.
Vera loves to dance. She'll shake her head to the beat when I sing or we play music, and loves it when you pick her up and dance her around. She wants to eat anything that resembles a tassel -like the strings of your sweatshirt.
While I wanted to nick name her Vera, and sometimes we do call her that, she is more often just "Baby" or, oddly enough, "Chichi". She is really interested in the cat but not interested in growing any teeth.
We love her very much and I want another. Husband thinks I just want to buy more baby clothes, maybe he's right. There are some darling things out there.
06 December 2013
A few days ago I had the AC on in the car. This is what we woke up to this morning:
Everything is closed, except Husband's work, so we are keeping warm inside our frost covered home.
It started out as rain, so everything is glazed in ice. Every twig and branch of every tree, every (dead now) mint leaf or onion plant is coated in a sheath of ice. It is beautiful. The temperature here wont break 30 until next week, so we'll be inside our ice house for a while.
I just finished this baby bonnet last night, so V is able to keep warm when we go outside -only for a minute.
The roads are pretty dangerous so we'll just stay home and I'll try to finish some mittens for V. I don't mind though, this feels more like December than 75 and sunny.
03 December 2013
Yes, it is still warm enough to not wear clothes at home. Oh Texas. I cried a little when I turned the AC on in the car on the first of December.
But, also, these photos were just too darling to keep to myself.
For Christmas for my mom this year I made a quilt -don't worry, she knew about it and requested it early so no Christmas secrets are being revealed. I made it in 3 days from a pattern that I drew on graph paper. I was impressed that I made it so quickly until I washed it and nearly half of the seams came apart and I had to hand quilt them closed...
I really love how it came out, and I kind of want to make another for myself.
I ran out of fabric, so the back is asymmetrical stripes. But, I really love the way it looks. I want 10 more Navajo rug pattern quilts.
14 November 2013
She is still a sleeping champion and has no teeth. Last night I dreamt that she had two vampire teeth coming in. And now she's making exorcist noises at me, so maybe I'm on to her secret?
Like all babies, she is obsessed with my phone, and it makes me (only somewhat) happy that I don't have a smart phone because then she can chew and drool on it all she wants.
Dinah lets her grab her ears and tail and sits very patiently until she is rescued -then she runs away. Just the other day I found out that V is ticklish right where her ribs meet her sternum. If I kiss her there her whole body will scrunch up and she'll let out a squeal and giggle. I can't even handle the cuteness.
We love this baby very much. She is the happiest baby I've ever seen. And, she just punched in 666 on my phone...
And now, for a million photos.
|Staring at her reflection. Seriously.|
|"Why do you hate me?"|
|Asleep in church.|
|V's first fort.|
|Snuggling with grandpa's sock.|
|Ready for a walk. Pants: Check. Books: Check. Cat: Check.|
|Dallas Farmer's Market|
|Sitting up unaided!|
|Sharing is so fun.|
|Veronica loving the zoo.|
|This bird at the zoo was trying to eat Husband's ear|
|Dinah has a hard life.|
|Apparently the moby is delicious.|
|Smiles for her papa|
|V with grandma and great grandma|
|Baby in a box.|