Thursday, July 30, 2009

Messy Girl

For those of you who don't know me very well, you need to know 2 things: I don't like food messes and I don't like my hands to be dirty.
The whole feeding Amelia solids has been a challenge for me. I wipe her hands off as soon as she gets food on them, I don't let her touch things until she's clean. Yeah, I'm not a whole lot of fun. Since she's been feeding herself finger foods, I've *tried* to be a little less OCD about the mess, but it still bothers me.
Last night I tried feeding her Stage 3 jarred foods for the 1st time. It was a HUGE disaster. She really didn't want to be spoon fed and was fighting me. So I started dropping the chunks of peas, carrots and potatoes on her tray and she fed herself. Um, it was MESSY. Wait, that deserves exclamation points...a LOT of them. It was MESSY!!!!!!!
I started wiping off her hands after each bite. Then she touched her head before I could clean her off. I freaked out! Of course, Amelia thought it was hilarious. It seemed the harder I tried to clean her off, the messier she got. At one point, I actually laid my head down on her tray in defeat. Amelia reached out with her messy hand and patted my head.
So, I did what I probably should have done in the 1st place...I got my camera & took pics!!!

Yeah, I'm messy. You gotta problem with that?

See??? Chunks in the hair. Gross.

Here are some other pictures:

Chewing on a ring

This is what relaxation looks like

Eating hard boiled egg yolk

Napping with Daddy

Standing at the window

One of her favorite spots...watching Dora (Backpack, Backpack...)

Representing for our Detroit peeps!

And a video of Amelia's new favorite game..."NO!"

Names Day and Babcia's Visit

July 10th was Amelia's Names Day. Babcia came in from MI to help celebrate. We gave Amelia a wooden box from Poland. Babcia gave her a small wooden Polish box, and a rosary blessed by Pope John Paul II that belonged to Amelia's great grandmother. Mamaw and Pampaw gave Amelia a medal of her patron saint. What a great 1st Names Day!
We had so much fun when Babcia was visiting! Enjoy the pics.

Watching tv from her play pen

Sitting outside with Daddy

Bath fun!

I love remotes!

Just chilling in the bouncer

Watching the All Star game on tv

Trying out her new chair from Babcia

Cousin Brendan helping Amelia stand

Trying to get to her bath toys

With Babcia

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

10 Months Old!

It's so hard to believe that Amelia is 10 months old already. I just don't know how it's possible for time to go by so fast.

We don't go back to the pediatrician until she's 1 year old, so we don't have "official" stats, but Amelia is TALL! We just switched her to 12 month clothes last month and those are already getting to be to short. So she's wearing some 18 month outfits!

Amelia is crawling all over the place. She loves exploring! She can pull to stand from just about everything, and can stand by herself for about 7 seconds. One of her favorite activities is standing at the window, and then walking from toy to toy.

Of course this post wouldn't be complete without pictures! Now that Amelia is mobile, it is super hard to get a decent enjoy the progression of her 10 month birthday! :)

Standing at the chair

I am 10 months old today!

This is my sign, I'll hold it any way I want!

Clapping with the sign


Mom, don't you think we have enough pictures?

Last, but not least...we transitioned Amelia into the big tub. She was way too long for the Duckie. Here she is taking her first big girl bath (excuse my hot-mess self):

Happy 10 month birthday, Amelia!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Our Yankee Doodle Dandy


Our 4th did not go as planned, but we are learning that one of the "joys" of parenthood is rolling with the punches. We were supposed to head over to our friend's for a BBQ, but Amelia must have known it was a special day and REFUSED to take a nap. So we settled for Grandma & Grandpa's and then home to see what other surprises the day would bring!
Waving to someone


She's coming to get me! (that's Amelia's determined "crawling" face) IS a holiday!

Amelia ended up "napping" right before her usual bedtime and was awake to watch the Macy's fireworks on tv. She stared at the screen and then would look at either me or Alex like, "Did you see that?!?" So cute.
She slept pretty good...the fireworks and storm didn't even faze her.
Here are random pics:

Busted! Pulling up on the coffee table to get her Puffs.

Who me? I could NEVER do anything wrong. :)

Supervising Pampaw's laundry skills.

I don't think there's anything cuter than a baby wearing denim just cracks me up!

Trying cherry JELL-O. She loves it, but MAN is it M-E-S-S-Y!


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