Sunday, July 29, 2007

Bears Training Camp

The Chicago Bears started their training camp this week in Bourbonnais, IL. The three of us took a little road trip down there on Friday afternoon to watch.

Father-Daughter bonding

Paige's first driving lesson

Morton Arboretum

Paige, Hannah, and I took a field trip to the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL. We had a great afternoon, eating our picnic lunch and checking out the trees. There's a great children's garden that we'll take Paige back to explore when she's a little bigger.

Paige with Hannah at Morton Arboretum

Paige with Mom at the Morton Arboretum

Monday, July 23, 2007

New Throne

Princess Paige got a new throne over the weekend: AKA a new carseat. The previous model was approved only for kids up to 29" long, and, well, Paige's feet have been hanging over the edge, so we went shopping. She finds the new ride to be quite cozy.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Crawling Hazards

Well, now that Paige is mobile, she is experiencing some of the hazards associated with this new talent. Namely, getting into places that she can't figure out how to get out of. Yesterday, she crawled under one of our bar stools. She thought it was funny when I took her picture, but as soon as I put down the camera, she wanted my help to get out!
Paige under the chair

Also of note, Paige got tooth #3 on Monday July 16. It's on top, to the right of the middle pair (or the space where the middle pair would be, if she had them). I've been sure that she was teething for about 2 weeks, and finally something to show for it! The new tooth is not yet camera-ready (not poking out far enough), but you can bet we'll be watching for that photo op.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Houston, we have a crawler!

Paige can officially crawl! She's been working up to it for a couple of weeks, and now we have the evidence on film. Video length: 1 min. (with sound)

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Techno baby

Paige is up to new tricks all the time! In this episode, she demonstrates her ability to pull up to standing inside her crib, her prowess with gadgets (note phone and remote control), and her quickly-advancing coordination picking up her toys.

Paige standing in her crib, but looking innocent

Paige talks on the phone and pushes buttons on remote control. Her knack for technology is further confirmation that she is her father's daughter.

In this video (taken today), Paige looks into her toy box but decides to play with the toys already on the floor. Not much sound. Video length: 59 sec.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

New tricks and new shoes

Paige gave me quite a thrill on Tuesday when I walked into her room to find her standing in her crib! She had pulled herself up on the slats! We've already lowered the mattress as low as it will go, and now we must diligently raise the adjustable side as well. Paige is taking a few steps with assistance, so we thought this was a good time for an official first pair of shoes. She has had slippers/booties before, but these are real shoes with leather soles for walking. They are light green with a pink lady bug on top.

Pulling up on the toy box

Demonstrating the new shoes

Sunday, July 1, 2007


Here's Paige having fun on the swings at the park. We've been there every day this week!

And here's a link to Paige swinging in live action! Turn on your speakers - I was making her laugh with sound effects.