Thursday, June 28, 2012

Alleged Evidence for the Naysayers

Strong documentation implying that perhaps Marie isn't the most beautiful baby in the world every minute of the day.
Can you identify any of the foods?


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Cyclin'

Look what we can do now!  And maybe if we keep doing it, we can go longer than a mile without Mama getting pooped!  I think a combination of 20 pounds of extra weight on the bike with not having biked in over a year made for a tough ride. Well, the downhill was super fun. The uphill, however, was excruciating. Too bad we live in Seattle and it's all either uphill or downhill.

Joel starts summer classes tomorrow so this will be Marie's and my main mode of transportation for a while. I better get in shape quick if I ever want to do anything!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

What we have here.

What we have here is a beautiful 8 month old baby with one tooth.
 
Marie is delighted with swinging, and squeals and laughs at whoever is pushing her.

She is very interested in solid food, and loves avocado, broccoli and bananas. She will drink anything out of a cup - so much fun! That includes water, kefir, sauerkraut juice, the water I defrosted her peas in - really anything, I think. And Joel declared yesterday we should not let her drink lettuce soup anymore because it comes out looking exactly like it went in.

Marie loves baths and swimming. She finished her first course of swim lessons. She loves to kick and splash in the water and doesn't mind water getting in her face at all. She can go under the water and hold her breath the whole time.
She loves being on the ground, and can get pretty much anywhere she wants to go. Which is inevitably directly to the nearest power cord, or tiny piece of old stale food that fell on the floor.
On Father's Day, we planted a Staghorn Sumac tree for Marie. The tree is now growing with the help of Marie's trusty old placenta, which was buried beneath the tree.  The tree will have beautiful colors in the fall, right around the time Marie was born.
And what we have here is a case of sibling envy. I do believe it is the classic case of the older child wanting to be the baby again, don't you agree?