Friday, June 29, 2007

Fun at the park

Our baby girl is growing & changing all the time! This week, we added hard-cooked egg yolk to her menu. She still favors oatmeal, bananas, avocados, & applesauce, but we are slowly expanding her tastes. We think there are more teeth on the way soon, based on recent fussiness & chewing... we'll see how long this set takes to show through the gums.

Paige now LOVES the swings at the park. Steve caught her on video last weekend-- here's the clip. Note this was taken on his camera phone, so there is no sound. Video Length: 27 seconds.

Friday, June 22, 2007

2 Videos: Paige with Blake, Paige Giggling

We're attempting to add a link to Paige's 2 online videos in this post. Click the video links & the video will open in a new window. Be sure to turn on your speakers for these.

In Paige and Blake, Paige makes grunting noises and raspberries/ motor boat noises at Blake. Blake's face slowly falls. Blake begins to cry. Was it because of something Paige said?! Video length: 25 seconds

In Paige Gets the Giggles, Daddy made Paige laugh for 1 minute straight while playing peek-a-boo! Video length: 1 minute

Baby blues & motor boats

Paige turns 7 months old tomorrow! I can hardly believe that 7 months ago, on a chilly November evening, my water broke in a movie theater, and about 9 hours later (in one of nature's ordinary miracles), Paige was born. I remember it like it was only last week, and yet, it seems that she has always been with us.

Paige was born with blue eyes, and they're still blue. All the books say that if the baby's eyes are going to turn brown, they usually do so by 6 months. So it looks like Paige will keep her baby blues.

Paige becomes more active every day. She loves standing (with a little help), and she pushes up on her hands & knees all the time. She can move her knees, and move her hands, but she hasn't put it all together in a rhythm that gets her anywhere yet, much to her frustration! Paige loves blowing raspberries/ moaking motor boat noises. This morning, I knew she was awake because I heard this noise (pppppbbbbllt!) coming from her crib. She will do this to entertain herself for 10-20 minutes at a stretch. Needless to say, this results in A LOT of drool, but it's also highly entertaining. Here's Paige helping "fold" some clean laundry. Don't worry - we don't keep her in the basket all the time! Thanks to Hannah (Paige's nanny) for capturing the photos in this blog entry.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

This week's discoveries

As any parent will tell you, babies grow. Fast. Paige is no different. She is changing all the time. She loves oatmeal; she doesn't like green peas. When we sit her in her high chair, she reacts by opening her mouth like a baby bird when we make the sign for "eat." She can roll her tongue! (Turns out, Steve and I can both roll our tongues, so she inherited this trait from both of us.) She can push up on her hands and knees. She can lie on her belly and spin around 360 degrees. Crawling and walking cannot be far away. She is the joy of each new day.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Birthday fun

Paige took her third trip to Ohio this weekend to visit the family and sing happy birthday to her cousins, Payton and Blake. She took her first wagon ride in Grandpa Joe & Grandma Karen's red wagon. She watched the fish in Grandpa D's study, and she helped Grandma Sara make BBQ chicken sandwiches. Here she is having some fun in the Buckeye State.

Paige with Daddy and cousin Payton

Paige reaches out to cousin Blake

The birthday cake!

Paige with Grandma Sara and Grandpa David

Paige with Mom and Grandma Sara (three generations of smart women!)

Paige with Grandma Karen and Grandpa Joe

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

First rainbow

Paige saw her first rainbow last Sunday! We had rain showers off & on all day, then the sun came out, creating perfect conditions. We could see a very faint second rainbow above the first. Paige looked and squinted as we pointed excitedly. I told her a very abbreviated version of the story of Noah and how the rainbow was a sign of God's promise to him & his family. Steve managed to capture the rainbow on his cell phone camera.