Sunday, June 7, 2009

A week of pictures

With the beautiful weather lately (not today), we had a very busy week. We tried to spend as much time outdoors as we could. Also, Ava's last swimming lesson was on Monday - can't wait to get that pool from Great-Grandma for Ava's birthday!

Yesterday we decided to back off on the baby food and start giving Ava more of our food. So, Scott cooked up a piece of chicken for her, we cooked some carrots, and she had part of a pear for dessert. I'm thinking we need to invest in those plates that have the suction cup on the bottom - I took one step away from her and the plate went flying. Good thing we have three dogs to clean up! Now that she knows how to drink from a straw and a regular cup, we decided giving her a sippy cup wouldn't hurt. She guards that thing with her life!!!

In less than 2 weeks, she's going to be a year old...! We bought some whole milk yesterday to start introducing that into her diet - I am so excited for that! But the biggest thing will be turning that car seat around to face us. I can't WAIT for her to be able to face forward so she can see where we're, that means I can keep a better eye on her, too.

We're looking forward to a lazy Sunday. Last night, after Ava was in bed, we both fell asleep in front of the TV by 8:30! But, we had fun on Friday night celebrating a friend's 30th birthday, so we're not complete homebodies. :)

Is it better with the spoon or the fingers? Either way, it's messy!

I love how she sleeps cross ways in the crib...she looks so squished.

Ava discovered the joy of kicking her legs in the water. I think what she really liked was being able to splash Mommy in the face.

She did not enjoy the life jacket, or the experience of floating on her back.

Clinging on to Mommy for dear life...and pinching me while she was at it. OUCH!

Scott was getting artsy with the angle. Or he was too comfy to move from his ground position. :)

The hat stayed on for just a few moments before she took it off and tried to eat it/throw it/wear it backwards on her head/etc...

Clearly, these two are related, and interested in the same movie on TV.

"Hey Mom, what's up?"

At this point, she didn't want to be held...she wanted to continue to rip up the evidenced by the remnant in her hand!

Oh sure, smile when Daddy's holding you! Although, I think Daddy needs to work on his smile. :)

"Uh oh, look what I did!"

So proud of herself!


Katie said...

I don't want to burst your bubble, but there are SO many reasons to hold off on turning her forward facing. Even though law says they must be 1 year AND 20 lbs, that doesn't necessarily mean it's safer to have them forward facing. Here are a few links that document why extended rear facing is so important. While I'd love to be able to look in the rear view and see Violet's smiling face, the thought of spinal cord injury is more than enough to make me want to wait til a minimum of 18 months to turn her around.

and these videos REALLY illustrate the importance of rear facing:

Lisa said...

Dylan loves to shred newspapers too. Thinks it's SO funny! I love how she sleeps in her crib- that is too cute! A year old already- where did the time go?!? Doesn't it seem like it was just yesterday we were bringing them home from the hospital?